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Lhean Into WHY?

Fresh off a collaboration with Serengeti (and my favorite album of last year), Yoni Wolf and the other guys in WHY? are at it again. Their latest release, Moh Lhean, shows a more muted sensibility that still brings the heft and gravitas of Mumps etc. and Alopecia. Moh Lhean moves away from the avant stream of consciousness style […]

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Thank You Scientist’s Latest Prevails

Thank You Scientist‘s second and latest LP, Stranger Heads Prevail, revives the mathematic post-hardcore prog of the early aughts in the best ways. With all the laser-fast finger-tapping of The Fall of Troy and the epically building vocals of Coheed & Cambria, the New Jersey band keeps their post-prog fast and energetic without devolving into jittering […]

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Beastmaker Has Arrived

Beastmaker‘s debut, Lusus Naturae, has finally arrived on wax. The collection of heavy, Black Sabbath-worshipping, hazed-over riffage was due back in March but pressing issues delayed it until now. As promised by the Fresno based trio’s single, Lusus Naturae is collage of 70s-tinged metal. The whole album focuses on groove over grind for a feel that is dark without […]

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4/29/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Aesop Rock — The Impossible Kid (includes green & pink neon vinyl, custom printed sleeve, die cut jacket, 24-panel fold out poster, full album lyrics) A.J. Cornell & Tim Darcy — Self-titled (cassette) All India Radio — The Slow Light Andrea Day — Cheers to the Fall (2xLP) The Barr Brothers — Alta Falls (colored […]

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Gallant’s Ology is Something to Ogle

Part of the perks of writing reviews is the recommendations people give you. A few weeks ago, Barrel Maker, of BLKFLANL, recommended I check out Gallant. And since then, I can’t get his music out of my head. Gallant, who will be performing at Middle of the Map, has all the shimmering falsetto beauty of […]

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Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds With The Pedaljets at Mills Record Company

Mills Record Company is wasting no time getting bands back in the store. Just a week after the 20 band line-up for Record Store Day, Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds and The Pedaljets will perform in store (rumor is there will be homemade chili for all those in attendance). While both bands occupy their […]

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Haelos Comes Full Circle

Starting an album with ethereal wisps of sound and Alan Watts is a surefire way of getting my attention, and that’s exactly how Haelos‘ latest album, Full Circle, does. After that initial song, the band holds me in their soundscapes until the end of the album. A mix of dance-pop and moody electronica, Full Circle is an album […]

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4/8/2016 New Releases @ Mills Record Company

Autolux — Pussy’s Dead (180g) Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals — Call It What It Is Ben Watt — Fever Dream Bob Mould — Patch The Sky (Limited edition Clear vinyl) The Color Morale — We All Have Demons / My Devil in Your Eyes / Know Hope (deluxe 3 LP set, limited edition […]

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Record Store Day Exclusives Part III

As I’ve said before (here and here), there are hundreds of Record Store Day exclusives. And Mills Record Company has ordered them all. Whether you’re a fan of noise or hip hop, metal or pop, Hello Kitty or KMDFM, there will be an exclusive release waiting for you on April 16th. Rather than link the […]

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A Recording Contest For Record Store Day

For Record Store Day (April 16th), Mills Record Company will be giving away two sets of 8 free hours with engineer at both Westend Recording Studios and Element Recording Studios–both locally owned and located here in Kansas City. Customers and fans will be able to vote the day of Record Store Day. Voting will commence […]

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Record Store Day Cometh Part VI

Record Store Day is looming. The annual event is, for vinyl-philes, prom, Independence Day, graduation, and retirement wrapped into a single day each year. But we already knew that. Mills Record Company is going to light off some aural fireworks with all the Record Store Day exclusives packed in the current location and a metric […]