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Mykki Blanco Hits The Wax

What happens when Trap hits the runaway? Fabulous things, that’s what. From Young Thug‘s trap focused gender-queer hip-hop, to Angel Haze‘s aggressive grrrl power rap, to LE1F‘s internet culture feedback flows, and even to Zebra Katz‘ winking drag, wonderful things happen when hip hop and gay/vogue cultures collide. The latest installment to this is Mykki […]

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In Store Drawing: Win a Signed Copy of Mutual Benefit’s Latest and Free Tickets

Starting today (6/10) and going through Wednesday (6/15), we’re having a drawing to win not only a signed copy of Mutual Benefit‘s latest record, Skip a Sinking Stone, but also a pair of tickets to their 6/15 show at the Riot Room (with special guests La Guerre and FLORIST). All you need to do is stop by […]

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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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Record Store Day Favorite: Jazz Dispensary

So Record Store Day 2016 has come and gone. And after celebrating one of the coolest days for vinylphiles (and subsequently recovering), I think I have to say, without a doubt, one of my favorite releases was The Jazz Dispensary box set. The four LP boxset (all set on colored vinyl) boasts a cosmic journey […]

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Bombino’s Latest Joins The Guitar Funk World

Bombino is a guitar wizard. His licks have all the pluck of Jil Jilala (though Algeria separates the two band’s home countries) and all the hook of The Dirty Projectors. This aesthetic similarity makes sense becauze Dave Lonstreth of The Dirty Projectors coproduced Azel with Bombino. The result is an album that is full of aural […]

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Mills Record Company’s Official Record Store Day List

13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me – 10” 808 State- Pacific – 12” Aha – Hits South America – 12” Across The Universe – OST – 2LP African Head Charge – Super Mystic Brakes – 10” Afrika Bombatta – Planet Rock – 12” Air – Cassanova 70 – 12” Al Casey – Surfin’ […]

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4/15/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Alan Sorrenti — Aria (limited edition translucent green LP) Alex Dezen — California / Iowa (7″) Aries — Adieu or Die Ashley Shadow — Ashley Shadow Audacity — Hyper Vessels (comes with poster) Augustus Pablo — Original Rockers Aurora — All My Demons Greeting Me Like A Friend avoid!avoid — Particle and Wave Back to […]

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Getting Lost in The Woods

Woods is no stranger to the fine world of freak-folk. The band’s ability to spin out folksy guitar riffs manipulated through tape recorders and overlayed with falsetto without losing a sense of conventional hooks gives them one of the most unique sounds I’ve come across. Part Crosby Stills & Nash, part Neutral Milk Hotel, part […]

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Record Store Day Exclusives Part VI

Record Store Day is less than two days away. Are you ready? Mills Record Company has been unpacking boxes by the palette-load, getting them ready for all the vinylphiles of Kansas City. This is going to be my last post about the exclusives. I want to talk about four related compilations. There’s the three volume […]

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Sharp Weapons, Uberflicker, American Devils, The Uglys @ miniBar

Who says rock is dead? Sharp Weapons, Uberflicker, American Devils, and The Uglys will prove that it is alive and kicking in faces tomorrow night at miniBar. While the bands stretch the continuum of rock–from screaming classic rock riffs fueled by tube amps and lots of whiskey or distortion chewed Southern rockage (ala Every Time […]

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Record Store Day Exclusives Part V

Record Store Day is only a few days away. And the exclusive releases have been pouring into Mills Record Company by the palette load. The list is nearly a mile long and is jam-packed with something for everyone. Whether you love heavy metal or atmospheric electronica, Record Store Day has something for you. In this […]

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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 […]