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10/13 New Releases at Mills Record Company

4 Non Blondes — Bigger, Better, Faster, More! (25th Anniversary Edition) Ala.NI — You & I Alice Cooper — Pretties For You (Limited red vinyl / Rocktober Promo Poster Included) Alterage — Endinghent (Download Code Included) Barenaked Ladies — Gordon (180g Vinyl / 25th Anniversary) Beck — Colors (CD) Beck — Colors (Indie Exclusive Yellow Vinyl […]

New Releases Scheduled for 2017

With 2016 in the past and 2017 freshly here, it’s time to ask the important questions, like what records will be on our want lists, which releases will be delayed, and when will that new Gorillaz album come out. Rather than review a record this week, I wanted to write about some fabled releases that […]

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Election Day Playlist

Whether this is your first election or fifteenth, being able to participate in the democratic process is something to celebrate. So today, I’m going to give you a list of some songs I think would go perfectly with the political charge of Election Day. First and foremost would have to be “Hood Politics” by Kendrick […]

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American Lyrics: Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

In case you missed it, last week Bob Dylan won The Nobel Prize for literature. Sara Danius, spokesperson of the committee, said Dylan was chosen “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Undeniably, Bob Dylan’s songs and his book Tarantula (which reads a lot like William Burroughs being pushed over the […]

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Show Preview: Doing What Apes Can’t & Atlas In Store

Next Friday, Mills Record Company will host two great bands to bring some warmth into January. The show will mix Atlas‘ Bon Iver-tinged country and Doing What Apes Can’t‘s improve funk. The mashing of these two bands will surely make for a night devoid of monotony. Atlas takes country from the death grip of materialistic […]

Live Tonight: Week Of December 15th – December 21st: Almost There

We’re in the homestretch of 2014. Don’t falter now! Keep it up! Monday, December 15th Tiny Deaths with Sheppa at Riot Room 9 PM $5 Tuesday, December 16th Pallbearer with Solstafir, Mortals at Riot Room 8 PM $12 If you’re a fan of heavy metal, chances are you’ve seen Pallbearer mentioned heavily in almost every […]

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Black Friday 11/28/14 @ Mills Record Company

5 Seconds of summer – S/T LP Aaliyah – Age ain’t nothing but a number 2xLP Afrika Bambastaa & the soul sonic force – Planet rock (glow in the dark vinyl) 12” Against Me! – Daytrotter sessions 7” American Hustle – S/T soundtrack 2xLP Bambaataa Afrika – Planet Rock LP Because sound matters – Record […]

Indie Video Roundup: The War on Drugs, St. Vincent and Angel Olsen

As March winds down and spring begins to officially hopefully take over, we’ve got a collection of videos from a couple heavy hitters in the world of indie rock and a relative newcomer: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs just released their third LP on Secretly Canadian earlier this week, and it was preceded by the […]

St. Vincent’s Expertly Crafted Pop Aims For New Fans on 4th LP

St. Vincent’s (nee Annie Clark’s) first single from her fourth LP is an apt description of the milemarker she’s reached in her career. “Birth In Reverse,” a spastic slice of alternately synthetic pop and atonal post-punk, begins with some ruminations on the banalities of everyday life before moving onto a furtive examination (“…through the blinds”) […]

New St. Vincent Track, “Birth in Reverse”

Annie Clark, known by her stage name St. Vincent, has a knack for transporting the tame and ordinary into bizarre alternate dimensions, often teetering between opposing realms. “Birth in Reverse,” the first single from the upcoming self-titled album, set for release on February 25th, waivers brilliantly between the bellicose and the mundane. The song begins, […]

Musical Before and Afters

You’ve seen it on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy; you know how to play the game. All “artwork” credit goes to the glorious Annie H. (Apologies in advance.) Lorde of the Rings The youngest pop singer since Jojo (or maybe Jordy) meets the biggest movie trilogy of the 00s. She’s precious, but not my precious. Coincidentally, […]

A Fan’s Perspective: David Byrne and St Vincent @CrossroadsKC

  This review of last week’s David Byrne and St. Vincent show comes courtesy of local writer Brian Clifton, an MFA student at UMKC. If you have a well written and informed perspective of a local show you’d like to share with us, feel free to send it our way. We may or may not […]