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4/26/19 New Releases @ Mills Record Company

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Catfish And The Bottlemen

Audiences from Manchester to Melbourne, London to Los Angeles, Newcastle to New York, and everywhere in between have been engulfed by the swell of eager sentiment propelled from a vociferous fanbase. Catfish and the Bottlemen possess a magnetic and dynamic focal point in McCann, renowned for posing everyday, easilyidentifiable observations through his lyrics.

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with Fishing for Fishies, perhaps their most perfectly-realized album to date. FfF is a blues-infused blast of sonic boogie that struts & shimmies through several moods & terrains. King Gizz are no longer just a band, they’re a youth movement, a cult, an exploration, a double-drumming trip, a cottage vinyl industry.

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Prince

Prince's Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic is available on limited edition purple vinyl for the first time. One of the first full releases for Prince's innovative online subscription service The NPG Music Club, was this remixed version of Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic; highlights include a remix of Hot Wit U that incorporates elements of the Prince-penned Vanity 6 hit Nasty Girl and the previously unreleased "Beautiful Strange."

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The Cranberries

The Cranberries

In The End [LP]

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“On Monday 15th January this year Dolores O’Riordan died in London. Two days later she was due to come into BMG and play us the song demos for a new Cranberries album. At this point none of us believed there would be another studio album from the band.

A couple of months later the remaining band members (Noel, Fergal & Mike) listened through to the vocals with producer Stephen Street and with the full support of Dolores’s family the decision was taken to take the vocal tracks and for the band to complete the recording of the album. This was a direct reaction to the strength of the material Dolores had left as her legacy.

The end result is a euphoric alternative rock album on a par with the band’s best work, and together with the striking album artwork (by original band photographer Andy Earl and original sleeve designer Cally Calloman), celebrates vitality and optimism albeit tinged with tremendous poignancy.”

—Alistair Norbury, BMG UK President

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Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C.

Dogrel [LP]

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The last twelve months have seen Fontaines D.C. release four hotly received double A-side singles, all of which were named as singles of the week by Rough Trade, and garnered early support from the likes of KEXP, Steve Lamacq and others on BBC 6 Music, as well as earning feature space from every major Irish and UK publication. Now the Dublin band return with their debut record, Dogrel. On the short and punchy opening track, "Big," frontman Grian sings "My childhood was small, but I'm gonna be big", and that, they certainly will be. Dogrel is a debut which is best enjoyed as a whole; it is very much in the grand tradition of the album as art form, just as this is a band very much in the classic band mold: great singles, an indefatigable work ethic and an utter aversion to standing still.

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Foxygen

Deluxe Edition. Seeing Other People is curiously positioned as Foxygen's most recent last-ever album. With every album the band dies; with every album the band is reborn. But unlike the last-ever Foxygen albums before it, this one seems to have a self-effacing bittersweetness to it that signifies some sort of passing; some sort of white flag. But it SOUNDS in no way like a band giving up. It has experiments in tone and genre the likes of which we've not heard on a Foxygen record since... Starpower?; since 21st Century?; since Take the Kids? You don't need our hot take on this thing.

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Jonny Osbourne

SIDE A 1. Kiss Somebody 2. Nightfall 3. Love Comes And Goes 4.Back Off,  SIDE B  1.Reach The Top 2. Rude Boy 3. Girl Of My Complection 4. Little Lover 5. Trying To Turn Me On  

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The Mountain Goats

Deluxe Edition-- Double LP on yellow & green marbled vinyl in double gatefold jacket, housed in debossed dragon scale pattern slipcase. Bonus 7-inch (same as peak version, black vinyl) & collectible Dragon Leaguemembership card inside packaging. Includes coupon for full download. Indie Only. Limited Edition

The Mountain Goats are John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, Jon Wurster, and Matt Douglas. They have been making music together as a quartet for several years. Three of them live in North Carolina and one has moved back to Rochester. Their songs often seek out dark lairs within which terrible monsters dwell, but their mission is to retrieve the treasure from the dark lair & persuade the terrible monsters inside to seek out the path of redemption. As Axl Rose once memorably asked, in the song “Terrible Monster”: “what’s so terrible about monsters, anyway?” This is the question The Mountain Goats have been doggedly pursuing since 1991. They will never leave off this quest until every option has been exhausted. Thank you.

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Bears Den

So That You Might Hear Me is the third album from UK duo Bear's Den and its debut release on US label Rounder Records. The album was recorded in Seattle with Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Kassabian). Bear's Den consists of multi-instrumentalist Kev Jones and Ivor Novello-nominated songwriter Andrew Davie, who have spent the first five years as a band touring tirelessly around the world. Stepping into their next chapter, So That You Might Hear Me is the band's most ambitious record to date.

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Slick Rick

Remastered from the rare analog tape the special edition vinyl will be on 2LP for the first time. Limited double vinyl LP repressing of this 1988 debut album from the Rap kingpin. The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick topped Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop albums chart for five weeks and peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Bailen

BAILEN’s musicality springs from a very deep well, in fact, it’s in their DNA. Raised in New York City by their classically trained parents, siblings Daniel, David and Julia Bailen (fraternal twins and younger sister, respectively) immersed themselves in a record collection that included Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Carole King and The Band. Produced by GRAMMY-Award winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs) the transcendent harmonies, striking arrangements and meticulous songcraft of BAILEN’s debut album, Thrilled To Be Here, are rooted in the young group’s unusual self-assurance, preternatural insight and potent lyrical bite.

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Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

Reckless & Me [LP]

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Kiefer Sutherland’s three-decade acting career has made him a familiar face around the globe but his other passion is music. Kiefer’s second album ‘Reckless & Me’ is to be released via BMG on April 26th as follow up of his critically acclaimed 2016’s debut ‘Down In A Hole’. Once again been produced by Jude Cole, with whom Kiefer co-owns the record label Ironworks, ‘Reckless & Me’’ is a 10-track stunning record, consisting of beautifully arranged ballads with Sutherland’s distinctive and unmistakable voice.

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The Drums

The Drums

Brutalism [LP]

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Brutalism is quite possibly the best collection of songs in The Drums’ ten-year career. The album is defined by growth, transformation and questions, but it doesn’t provide all the answers. Brutalism is a form of simplistic architecture defined by blocks of raw concrete. Brutalism is rooted in an emotional rawness but its layers are soft, intricate and warm, full of frivolous and exquisitely crafted pop songs that blast sunlight and high energy in the face of anxiety, solitude and crippling self-doubt. Even the fact that Brutalism sounds intentional, focused and efficient is a symbol of how Pierce’s prioritizing of his own health and wellbeing has bled into how he makes music. For the making of this album, between his lake house in Upstate New York and a studio in Stinson Beach, California, Pierce was more open than ever, keeping his control freakery at bay, working with others to produce and record the album. He brought in Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands, Amen Dunes) to mix it. If there was a guitar part he wanted to write but couldn’t play, he brought in a guitarist. It’s also the first Drums record with a live drummer. Delegating freed up Pierce’s time to produce a more specific vision. His intentions were rooted in pop, as they’ve always been. Back in The Drums’ previous iterations, however, the pressure was on Pierce to maintain the innocent and nostalgic sound of this surf-pop indie band and it didn’t allow him to explore sex, drug use, darker emotions or how he felt currently. Abysmal Thoughts was the first occasion he had chance to do that. Lyrically Brutalism is another giant step in that direction. It’s much more cut-throat. “I think there’s a parental advisory sticker on the cover!” laughs Pierce. “I didn’t have the courage to stand up for what I wanted before. I felt I had to keep things whimsical and that’s not who I am. It feels empty.” Sonically he had been devoid of external influences, so afraid of being accused of losing the purism of The Drums’ sound. Now he’s rediscovering music: everything from SOPHIE to 90s band Whale. They inspired the loop-based, breakbeat drums on ‘Kiss It Away’ and ‘Body Chemistry’. “I used to think our songs sounded like they were held together by scotch tape. These are more bulletproof.”

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Madchild

Madchild

Demons (Gate)

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Altin Gun

Altin Gun

Gece [LP]

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Altin Gun was inspired by founder Jasper Verhulst’s passion for both Turkish folk music & psychedelia. Their new record Gece firmly establishes the band as masterful interpreters of Anatolian rock/folk & leading voice in the emergent global psych scene. It’s electric Turkish history reimagined for the 21st century, filled with funk-like grooves & explosive psychedelic textures. It’s the sound of a band both committed to its sources & excitedly transforming them.

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The Mountain Goats

Double LP on green vinyl in same packaging as standard version & a bonus 7-inch with two non-album songs (on black vinyl). Includes coupon for full download. Indie Only. Limited Edition

The Mountain Goats are John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, Jon Wurster, and Matt Douglas. They have been making music together as a quartet for several years. Three of them live in North Carolina and one has moved back to Rochester. Their songs often seek out dark lairs within which terrible monsters dwell, but their mission is to retrieve the treasure from the dark lair & persuade the terrible monsters inside to seek out the path of redemption. As Axl Rose once memorably asked, in the song “Terrible Monster”: “what’s so terrible about monsters, anyway?” This is the question The Mountain Goats have been doggedly pursuing since 1991. They will never leave off this quest until every option has been exhausted. Thank you.

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Prince

Prince's Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic is available on limited edition purple vinyl. Prince had taken quite the ownership of the year 1999, so it was no surprise that the last year of the millennium was one of The Artist's biggest. The album was his only release for Arista Records and the last to be released under his unpronounceable symbol. It features a surprising amount of guest artists (Chuck D, Eve, Gwen Stefani, Shery Crow) and a clutch of radio-friendly tracks ("The Greatest Romance Ever Sold," "So Far," "So Pleased," "Hot Wit U," a cover of Crow's "Everyday Is a Winding Road").

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Belzebubs

Belzebubs

Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods [LP]

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New Years Day

New Years Day

Unbreakable [LP]

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Appropriately enough for a band named NEW YEARS DAY, their stunning new "Unbreakable" album signifies a new outlook-as well as a high-water mark for the Cali-bred lineup. Yet it was a rocky road to "Unbreakable", as singer Ash Costello explains: "If I had to look at my life like a timeline of colors, when I wrote our last album, 'Malevolence' (2015), it was pitch, charcoal black. But in the last couple years, the band cut off toxic people, built a new business team, and we're stronger than we've ever been. So when we went to make 'Unbreakable', I wanted the process to be fun, to reflect our renewed vibe and energy," she says. "We set out to write the poppiest metal album, or the most metal pop album."On "Unbreakable", that mission is accomplished. It's a dozen intense, boundary-melding songs that may touch on metal or goth, but are ultimately undeniable modern rock 'n' roll tunes, no-holds-barred, done the NEW YEARS DAY way. The public got its first taste of "Unbreakable" in November 2018, with the booming, ultra-dynamic "Skeletons." The song surpassed 1 million worldwide streams, the first proof that "Unbreakable" was going to be unbeatable. It's an album that captures a young band in its creative prime, and a singer solidly in charge of her vision. The album was produced by Mitch Marlow (All That Remains, In This Moment) and Scott Stevens (Halestorm, Shinedown) and showcases a NEW YEARS DAY stripped bare-literally. The "boys in the band" left behind their white face makeup, which all admit was somewhat of a "safety blanket." Likewise, Costello stripped down her songwriting. "I used to think lyrics needed to have metaphorical veils and be super-dense and paint a picture but leave it up to the interpretation." But for "Unbreakable", she says with characteristic forthrightness: "I was, 'fuck that, I'm literally going to say exactly what I want to say."With the upcoming release and the solid new line-up the members of NEW YEARS DAY finally feel "Unbreakable."

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Reigning Sound

Reigning Sound

Abdication...For Your Love [Red LP]

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Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and Reigning Sound frontman Greg Cartwright, Abdication... For Your Love was originally available solely as a promotional giveaway. This 2019 reissue marks the first wide release of the record. In a 2011 review of the album, the A.V. Club wrote, "Reigning Sound's allegiance is to producing great songs that move feet and rip out hearts, not to any particular scene or fashionable pose." Paste also described it as a collection of "nicely recorded songs that sometimes rock, sometimes don't, but are always well put together."

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Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding

Designer [LP]

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An artist of rare calibre, Aldous Harding does more than sing; she conjures a singular intensity. Her body and face a weapon of theatre, Harding dances with steeled fervor, baring her teeth like a Bunraku puppet’s gnashing grin. Her debut release with 4AD, 2017’s Party (produced with the award-winning John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) introduced a new pulse to the stark and unpopulated dramatic realm where the likes of Kate Bush and Scott Walker reside. In April, Aldous Harding returns with Designer less than two years after the breakthrough album. “Haunting.” - NPR “Quiet, cryptic, utterly arresting...her exposed voice is riveting, changing character from song to song.” - NY Times “Harding maintains the quiet charm of her past work, while embracing a new role as a chanteuse of sorts” - Pitchfork

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Local Natives

Local Natives

Violet Street [LP]

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If you distilled California into soundwaves and vibrations, it might resemble the sonic and spiritual interplay of the Los Angeles quintet Local Natives. VIOLET STREET revels in its stylistic eclecticism ranging from kinetic and propulsive pop (“When Am I Gonna Lose You”) to sun-drenched grooves (“Cafe Amarillo”) and stark emotive ballads (“Tap Dancer”). Produced by Shawn Everett (Kacey Musgraves, War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes), their 4th full length album proves to be their most diverse and mature set of tunes, from production through song writing.

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Reptaliens

Reptaliens

Valis

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Soak

Soak

Grim Town [LP]

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Craig Finn

I Need A New War is the third installment of Craig Finn’s solo trilogy, following We All Want the Same Things (2017) and Faith In The Future (2015). The three albums together look at the same people, but from different angles. I Need a New War is about people trying to respond to modern times, trying to keep pace with a world that might be moving faster than they are. The characters in these songs put forth varying responses to the change happening around them. They deal with the inevitability of getting older, while trying not to get left behind. They try to get by. They move to bigger cities. They crawl back home. They look for love. They look for escape. They seek help. They seek answers. They formulate plans. They try to outlive past mistakes. Mostly, they do their best.

Craig Finn
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Marina

Marina

Love + Fear [LP]

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LOVE+FEAR is an album set split into two eight-song collections and lands as MARINA'S fourth full-length record since she released her critically-acclaimed third album, FROOT, in 2015. LOVE+FEAR are both lush, vibrant and powerful representations of the two main emotional driving forces behind human responses. LOVE is filled with a longing to enjoy life and a desire to unite and empower, while FEAR sees MARINA delve into matters of purpose and insecurity, also touching on conversations surrounding gender inequality and more broadly, the abuse of power. LOVE+FEAR are declamations that showcase these polarising sides of human nature.

MARINA spent the last two years writing and recording the new record across London, Sweden and LA with esteemed names including Noonie Bao, Sam De Jong, Oscar Görres, Camille Purcell, Justin Parker and Joe Janiak. LOVE +FEAR will be released via Atlantic Records on April 26th.

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