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A Look in The Local Bin: The Whiffs

Another super group has emerged. Featuring members from Nubiles, Wet Ones, and The Conquerors, The Whiffs make music that is pure fun. Melting together bits of The Ramones, The Kinks, and The Strokes, the Kansas City four piece’s debut cassette, Take A Whiff!, boils with lyrical and instrumental energy. Starting with “Baby Tonight,” the cassette quickly […]

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Temples In Mills Record Company

In case you haven’t heard, Temples is slated to play an intimate show at Mills Record Company next Saturday. For the price of their new album, Volcano, you can reserve your spot in the store to hear your favorite English rockers get down. While the album doesn’t come out until March 3rd, seeing Temples play […]

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Apocalipstick Now

Cherry Glazerr‘s latest release, Apocalipstick, has one of the best and most apt titles I have ever heard. From its first song to its final note, the album oscillates between upbeat and panic attack like a sunny stroll down chaos street in Endsville, USA. If you’re a fan of surf rock but want something darker, Apocalipstick is the […]

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The Kinky Fingers, The Leisure Boys, Colfax Speed Queen @ Blind Tiger

This Saturday, The Blind Tiger will resurrect their show series with The Kinky Fingers, The Leisure Boys, Colfax Speed Queen, and more. All these acts boast some heavy garage vibes and fuzz-dusted guitars–perfect for an Independence Day weekend show. Whether you enjoy the hazy heave of The Leisure Boys, the manic jittering of Colfax Speed […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: Psychic Heat

Psychic Heat’s debut LP, Sunshower, came out last month on High Dive Records. Since then, the record has barely left my turntable. Its fuzz-warmed guitars and concise yet meandering jams are inviting and filled with hooks. Its echoing vocals stay stuck in the mind for days. Just listening to Sunshower’s single, “Elixir,” makes me want […]

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Psychic Heat and Arc Flash Kick off Summer

It’s graduation season, which also means it’s the beginning of summer for many. And summer is the perfect time for tube-warmed, garage psych vibes. Who better to fill this need than Psychic Heat and Arc Flash? Psychic Heat will be celebrating their latest High Dive release, Sunshower. Both of these bands make music that has […]

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2/5/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Anna Homler and Steve Moshier — Breadwoman (first time on vinyl, first cassette of these two artists) Beacon — Escapements (colored vinyl) Beat Connection — Product 3 Be/Non — mystic sunrise / sunset magic (red cassette)65 C Duncan — Architect (Mercury Prize Winner) The Cult — Hidden City (heavyweight, double LP, cut at 45) DIIV […]

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Radkey Dons Dark Black Makeup

Radkey‘s talent is mesmerizing and enviable: mesmerizing because the band manages a delicate touch despite their heavy and sludge-mired guitars, a pop catchiness with a punk awareness, and enviable because of their youth, because their art seems to come effortlessly. The St. Joe trio seems to have mastered the art of writing a song before […]