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11/17 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Asobi Seksu — Citrus Backtrack — Bad To My World Bitchin’ Bajas — Baja Fresh Black Sabbath — The End (3 x LP, the final show!) Bob Marley — The Legend Live (1 red LP, 1 green LP, 1 yellow LP, 180 gram triple gate fold) Brian Eno — Before and After Science (remastered) Brian […]

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Record Store Day: Books, Bangerz, and Babylon

Record Store Day is basically two weeks away. For vinyl collectors everywhere, it’s a day to catch exclusive releases of past and future favorites. For those new to vinyl, it’s a day to meet other audiophiles and to catch some really great wax. Mills Record Company does the day up every year. With refreshments, fresh […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: Sharp Weapons

Sharp Weapons are a force to be reckoned with. Whether their relentless heaviness is blasting through a venue’s PA or streaming through headphones, it has tension to it that makes each song snap. Their self-titled debut is nine tracks of this tension. Not to say each song of Sharp Weapons sounds alike–the band spreads its influences […]

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Middle of The Map: Friday at The Midland

  Last night at The Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland was spectacular. BLKFLANL kicked things off by setting the bar almost impossibly high. Between Barrel Makers’ taut lyrics and Conductor Williams’ beats (which he made exclusively from records he picked up at Mills Record Company), BLKFLANL proved this show had no warm-up, that it […]

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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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Deadsmoke’s Self-Titled is a Sleeper

To say Deadsmoke‘s self-titled debut is heavy is an understatement. The five song album is a veritable quagmire thick distortion, growling vocals, and murky riffs. Deadsmoke fits squarely within the pantheon of doom–I’m thinking specifically of Sleep, Windhand, Uzala, and Electric Wizard. The album is a definite must have for any fan of smokey riffs. The album […]

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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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Woods and Ultimate Painting @ Riot Room

There’s something earthy to the the melodies and rhythms of both Woods and Ultimate Painting. Woods makes music that jumps between rural ambiance and funk-fused folk, and Ultimate Painting’s sound is folk-centered shrouded by strikingly honest indie pop. The two acts both have a quality to their sounds that is warm and inviting, poppy without […]

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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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Who to See: The First Day of Middle of The Map

As I wrote yesterday, Middle of the Map is quickly approaching. And while its headliners include some of the best performers around, I think the most fun thing about the fest is catching local bands showing off what Kansas City music is. Ink Magazine and The Record Machine make sure each day is packed with […]

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Middle of The Map: Vince Staples

There’s a certain confidence that comes with youth. For me, that confidence never came with insight. Vince Staples, on the other hand, has the ability to cut through the post-modern complex with one-liners that ring true in all their layered meanings. The first line of Summertime ’06 is “Hey I’m just a n****, until I fill […]

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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 […]