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Sugar Daddy’s Funky Reissue

Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace’s Sugar Daddy represents a strange time in music, in politics, and in hybridity. Recorded during the Biafran war, when Joe King Kologbo had to flee Ghana, his homeland, Sugar Daddy is a joyous mix of Afro-funk, American pop, soul grooves and electronic manipulation, an album that war could not silence […]

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First Repressions: Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor

Before Donald Glover was singing about zombies as Childish Gambino, Lupe Fiasco was riding the L with brains on his brains. Before Tyler The Creator was skating and combining hip hop and skate culture, Lupe Fiasco was kicking and pushing through the streets of Chicago. Near its 10 year anniversary, the Chicago rapper’s debut is […]

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Lil Kim Gets Hardcore

There was a beautiful time in the mid- to late 90s when hip hop, RnB, and pop came together seamlessly. At the center of this was Lil Kim‘s debut album Hard Core. The Queen Bee’s album marries the hard edged aesthetic/persona that accompanies many rappers with the controlled and unabashed use of her sexuality. Like a […]

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First Repressions: DJ Shadow

Yesterday, I wrote about blink 182′s recent reissues as the first part in this “First Repressions” series, which will look at a number of the brilliant reissues that have been coming out recently. Next on my list of reissues to check out is DJ Shadow‘s seminal album, Endtroducing…. The album is not only a break […]

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2016, A Year In Review

2017 is finally around the corner, and it will definitely bring a lot of new music to look forward to. We do our best to get as many indie exclusive releases to you as possible, here is a sneak peak of what is coming your way in 2017. The XX — “I See You” 1/13 […]

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2pacalypse Now on Vinyl

For the first time ever, Tupac’s debut, 2pacalypse Now, is available on vinyl. Though the album was released 25 years ago, much of its lyrical content is as relevant today as it was in 1991. 2pacalypse Now, being Tupac’s first album, isn’t as refined as the albums that followed, but it does show hints of the concepts […]

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Numero Pop Up at miniBar

This Saturday will be a very special day at miniBar. Numero Group, one of our favorite labels (seriously, they have their own section in the store), will set up a pop up shop at the bar and venue–offering deep discounts, exclusive releases, and special guest appearances. For those who don’t know, Numero Group is a […]

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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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The Devil and God Are (Still) Raging Inside Me

Be still my teenage angst; Brand New’s The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me has been repressed and is in Mills Record Company as I type. The album sits comfortably between the band’s emotional break through Deja Entendu and their noisy, art-rock experiment Daisy. It’s an album of transition both conceptual and structurally. The […]

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3/25/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Allen Stone — Radius (deluxe edition featuring download of 7 new tracks) Amon Amarth — Jomsviking Amon Amarth — Jomsviking (CD) The Band — Stage Fright Before Their Eyes — Midwest Modesty The Big Pink — Empire Underground Brand New — The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me Brand New — Your Favorite Weapon […]

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3/18/2016 New Releases

Aidan Knight — Each Other Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice — OST (3LP, 90 min of music, liner notes, custom etched LP art) B Boys — No Worry No Mind Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy — Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties Boris with Merzbow — Gensho Part 2  (2LP, written to […]

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Genre Spotlight: What’s New in Soul & Jazz

Sometimes the big releases in indie rock tend to over shadow other releases, so it’s hard to know exactly what’s out in other genres. In this post, I want to highlight a couple great releases in the soul/funk/jazz area of things. One of these releases comes from Kansas Citian, Chris Hazelton–his Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 […]