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9/9/22 New Releases At Mills Record Company

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Spacehog

The Chinese Album

Vinyl: $30.17 Buy

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SPACEHOG / CHINESE ALBUM The second (1998) release from the British expat group Spacehog, The Chinese Album was originally conceived as the soundtrack for a movie called Mungo City; the movie never got made but thankfully the album retained the glam/power pop song by the same name (which, in a just universe, would have been a big hit)! This record never really got it's due, partly because the band took three years to follow up on the success of their debut album Resident Alien and it's hit "In the Meantime." But The Chinese Album, in many ways, is a much more fully-realized work than it's predecessor; instead of merely playing at being a glam-rock band, Spacehog here crafts a fully-realized sound and aesthetic, with nods to such artists as Queen, Badfinger, The Kinks, and even R.E.M. (Michael Stipe makes an appearance on the mellow "Almond Kisses"). And the songwriting (e.g. "Lucy's Shoe") is consistently strong, making The Chinese Album one of the late '90s' great lost records. A pink vinyl pressing, nestled next to a 4-page, full-sized, full-color insert holding all the groovy graphics that accompanied the CD release!
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Koreatown Oddity

Isthisforreal

Vinyl: $29.15 UNAVAILABLE
Vinyl LP pressing. Dominique Purdy aka The Koreatown Oddity is a Los Angeles MC/producer who is also a humorist, screenwriter and self-described "overall visionary". ISTHISFORREAL? is a part sketch show, part mockumentary concept album about realizing that the things you thought were real are actually different.
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Limited white colored vinyl LP pressing. Kill the Moonlight is the fourth album by Spoon, originally released in 2002. The album features a stripped-down, minimal sound that incorporates various different instruments such as tambourines and pianos along with an idiosyncratic production style. The album has gone on to receive critical acclaim with it's lead single "The Way We Get By" being used in various television shows, and is regarded as Spoon's magnum opus.
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When Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye make music as Jockstrap, the process and result has one definition: pure modern pop alchemy. Meeting in 2016 when they shared the same composition class while studying at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Ellery and Skye founded Jockstrap as a creative outlet for their rapidly-developing tastes. While Ellery had moved from Cornwall to the English capital to study jazz violin, Skye arrived from Leicester to study music production. Both were delving deep into the varied worlds of mainstream pop, EDM and post-dubstep (made by the likes of James Blake and Skrillex), as well as classical composition, ‘50s jazz and ‘60s folk singer-songwriters. The influence of the club and a dancier focus, which was hinted at on previous releases, now scorches through their new material like wildfire. Take the thumping, distorted breakbeats of ‘50/50’ –inspired by the murky quality of YouTube mp3 rips –as well as the sparkling synth eruptions of ‘Concrete Over Water’, as early evidence of where Jockstrap are heading next. Jockstrap’s discography is restless and inventive, traversing everything from liberating dancefloor techno to off-kilter electro pop, trip-hop and confessional song writing; an omnivorous sonic palette that takes on a cohesive maturity far beyond their ages of only 24 years old. They have cemented themselves as one of the most vital young groups to emerge from London’s melting pot of musical cultures.

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Imagine Dragons - "Night Visions: Expanded Edition" - In celebration of the Imagine Dragons landmark debut album's 10th anniversary, expanded editions of Night Visions will be released on September 9, 2022. The 2 LP set includes the original album, an additional 9 studio tracks and 2 unreleased demos.
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Roxy Music

The Best Of [2LP]

Vinyl: $40.22 Buy

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

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To coincide with the band celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Roxy Music’s career-encompassing collection from 2001 is available for the first time on vinyl. Containing all of their classic singles including “More Than This,” “Jealous Guy,” “Love Is the Drug,” “Virginia Plain,” and classic album cuts, it’s a definitive testament to one of the most influential and daring artist catalogs of all time. This beautifully presented 2 LP set includes enhanced artwork and full song lyrics.

Roxy Music - The Best Of [2LP]
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Glaive - "old dog, new tricks " - For the one-year anniversary of all dogs go to heaven, rising superstar glaive shares a vinyl offering of old dog, new tricks, the deluxe edition of his second EP. The release includes standout singles "bastard," "i wanna slam my head against the wall," and "detest me" - hailed by The New York Times as a work of "charming, slurry electro-pop" and Rolling Stone as "a good example of everything there is to like about glaive.
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Revealer is full of confessions, intimations, and hard truths. It's a warts-and-all self-portrait of a young artist who is full of doubt and uncertainty, yet bursting with exciting ideas about music and life; who has numerous GRAMMY nominations but still feels like she has far to go; who turns those misgivings into songs that are confident in their idiosyncrasies. It's a rumination on music as a vehicle for revelations, what's gained and what's lost when you put words to your innermost feelings.

Madison Cunningham - Revealer [LP]
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The soundtrack to Charlotte Colbert's psychological horror film `She Will', composed by Clint Mansell (formerly of early Nineties alt-rock band Pop Will Eat Itself). Mansell's turbulent score reflects the emotional turmoil of the film, and is characterised by tense undertows of bass, spectral electronics and massed, disembodied voices. Pink LP.

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BDP's first album--and the only one to include the late DJ Scott La Rock--sounded harder than hell when it came out in 1987. Though the simple beat-box patterns on a few tracks sound dated, most of La Rock's tracks are bluntly effective, especially the AC/DC riff he appropriates on "Dope Beat." And KRS-One still performs most of his Criminal Minded rhymes, because his audience knows them word for word: the ultraviolent dancehall of "9mm Goes Bang," the battle cry of "South Bronx" (and its counterpart, the anti-Juice Crew screed of "The Bridge Is Over," with its little Billy Joel homage), the catalog of La Rock's condom collection on "Super-Hoe." KRS bloomed later; here, he just rocked.

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THE 2006 DEBUT RELEASE FROM GLEN HANSARD AND MARKETA IRGLOVA OF THE MOVIE "once" - THIS IS YOUR SUPPLEMENT TO THE SOUNDTRACK! In 2005, The Frames front man Glen Hansard teamed up with classically trained Czech vocalist and pianist, Marketa Irglova, to produce The Swell Season, an album of affecting songs and compositions. The record side stepped many of the conventional strategies offered on The Frames' records. From straight songs to piano instrumentals, The Swell Season afforded an insight into a whole other side of Hansard, as well as offering a perfect introduction to a very talented newcomer in Irglova.
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Spirituals is Santigold's first full-length album since 2016's 99¢,and was mostly recorded during the 2020 lockdown. "All of a sudden there I was with three small children out of school-just-turned-two-year-old twins and a six-year-old-I was cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and changing diapers from morning to night, with three little kids coming in and out of my bed throughout each night like musical chairs. I was losing touch with the artist me, stuck in a part of myself that was too small. I felt the other parts of me were shrinking, disappearing."Santigold struggled but succeeded in defining a space in which she could center herself and collaborate virtually with producers and contributors: Rostam, Boys Noize, Dre Skull, P2J, Nick Zinner, SBTRKT, JakeOne, Illangelo, Doc McKinney, Psymun, Ricky Blaze, Lido, Ray Brady, and Ryan Olson. "Recording this album was a way back to myself after being stuck in survival mode. It wasn't until I made the space to create that I realized I wasn't only creating music but a lifeline," she says. California was on fire, we were hiding from a plague, the social justice protests were unfolding. "I'd never written lyrics faster in my life. After having total writer's block, they started pouring out. I decided to create the future, to look towards where we are going, to create beauty and pull towards that beauty. I need that for myself, but it's also there for whoever else needs it."

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Hideous Bastard, the debut album from Oliver Sim-best known for his work as songwriter, bassist, and vocalist of The xx-is set for release on September 9th via Young. Produced by bandmate Jamie xx, Hideous Bastard is the culmination of two years of writing and recording, inspired by Sim's love of horror movies and his own life experience, unpacking themes of shame, fear, and masculinity. These themes are front and centre on new single "Hideous". Enlisting the help of lifelong hero and "guardian angel"Jimmy Somerville on guest vocals, the single sets the scene for the forthcoming album and sees Sim speaking publicly for the first time that he's been living with HIV since the age of seventeen. It debuts with a video by another personal hero, French director Yann Gonzalez, who has also collaborated with Sim on a forthcoming queer horror short film of the same name that premiered yesterday as part of the Semaine de la Critiqueat the Cannes Film Festival.
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Since the band's inception in 1992, Built to Spill founder Doug Martsch intended his beloved band to be a collaborative project, an ever-evolving group of musicians making music and playing live together. "I wanted to switch the lineup for many reasons. Each time we finish a record I want the next one to sound totally different. It's fun to play with people who bring in new styles and ideas, " says Martsch. "And it's nice to be in a band with people who aren't sick of me yet." Following several albums and EPs on Pacific Northwest independent labels, including the indie-rock classic, There's Nothing Wrong With Love, released on Sub Pop offshoot Up Records in 1994, Martsch signed with Warner Brothers from 1995 to 2016. He and his rotating cast of cohorts recorded six more great albums during that time - Perfect From Now On, Keep It Like a Secret, Ancient Melodies of the Future, You In Reverse, Untethered Moon, There Is No Enemy. There was also a live album, and a solo record, Now You Know. While the band's impeccable recorded catalog is the entry point, Built to Spill live is an essential force of it's own: heavy, psychedelic, melodic, and visceral tunes blaring from amps that sound as if they're powered by Mack trucks. Now in 2022, Built to Spill returns with When the Wind Forgets Your Name, Martsch's unbelievably great new album (and his eighth full-length)... with a fresh new label. "I'm psyched: I've wanted to be on Sub Pop since I was a teenager. And I think I'm the first fifty year-old they've ever signed." (The rumors are true, we love quinquagenarians...). When the Wind Forgets Your Name continues expanding the Built to Spill universe in new and exciting ways. In 2018 Martsch's good fortune and keen intuition brought him together with Brazilian lo-fi punk artist and producer Le Almeida, and his long-time collaborator, Joao Casaes, both of the psychedelic jazz rock band, Orua. Martsch fell in love with their music the moment he heard it. So when he needed a new band for shows in Brazil, he asked them, and the partnership went so well Martsch, Almeida, and Casaes continued playing together throughout 2019, touring the US and Europe and ultimately recording the bass and drum tracks for When the Wind Forgets Your Name at Doug's rehearsal space in Boise. After Martsch tracked guitars and vocals, they group collaborated from afar to mix the album. What emerged is When the Wind Forgets Your Name, a complex and cohesive blend of the artists' distinct musical ideas. Alongside Built to Spill's poetic lyrics and themes, the experimentation and attention to detail produces an album full of unique, vivid, and timeless sounds, from guitar-driven rock odes to REM and Dinosaur Jr to bluesy '60s-style anthems to dub-reggae-inspired instrumentation. It may have taken us 30 years of obvious fandom and courtship, but on September 9, 2022, Sub Pop Records is unabashedly proud to finally release an excellent new album from Built to Spill: When the Wind Forgets Your Name. Sometimes persistence pays off.
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Revocation

Netherheaven [LP]

Vinyl: $33.18 UNAVAILABLE
Vinyl LP pressing. 2022 release, the eighth studio album from death metal outfit Revocation
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In the kitchen of the Byron Bay home of Winston McCall stands a refrigerator, adorned on one side by a quote from Tom Waits: “I want beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.”

This, the PARKWAY DRIVE vocalist says, is a pretty good summation of him-self. It holds true, too, as one of the guiding principles behind Darker Still, the seventh full-length album to be born of this picturesque and serene corner of north-eastern NSW, Australia, and the defining musical statement to date from one of modern metal’s most revered bands.

Darker Still, McCall says, is the vision he and his bandmates – guitarists Jeff Ling and Luke Kilpatrick, bassist Jia O’Connor and drummer Ben Gordon – have held in their mind’s eye since a misfit group of friends first convened in their parents’ basements and backyards in 2003. The journey to reach this moment has seen Parkway evolve from metal underdogs to festival-headlining behemoth, off the back of close to 20 gruelling years, six critically and commercially acclaimed studio albums (all of which achieving Gold status in their home nation), three documentaries, one live album, and many, many thousands of shows.

While Darker Still remains irrefutably PARKWAY DRIVE, it finds the band sonically standing shoulder to shoulder with rock and metal’s greats – Metallica, Pantera, Machine Head, Guns N’ Roses – as much as it does their metalcore contemporaries. “I wanted a classic guitar tone for this record,” explains Ling, who credits much of his inspiration to the connection his riffs have with a crowd in a live setting. 

Emerging from the darkness of the past few years, this is the true face of PARKWAY DRIVE: redefined and resolute, focused in mind and defiant in spirit.

Parkway Drive - Darker Still [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear with Red Smoke LP]
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Limited edition reissue of the earliest known recording of the legendary gothic death rock band fronted by the inimitable Rozz Williams!Hear the band perform an entrancing and haunting live set on Halloween!Sure to be a collector's item this Halloween season!
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FASTWAY / TRICK OR TREAT - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK - When guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke left Motörhead in 1982 and formed Fastway, a lynchpin of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was born. The group recorded three acclaimed albums for Columbia before producer Dino DeLaurentis hired them to compose the soundtrack for his 1986 heavy metal horror film Trick or Treat (which, if you haven't seen you should-it's a hoot, with appearances by Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons)! The record, which included seven new tunes and one song each from the albums Fastway ("Heft") and All Fired Up ("If You Could See"), hit the charts and proved to be the last Fastway record with vocalist Dave King... put this one in your bag this Halloween. First ever LP reissue, pressed in "Hellfire" vinyl limited to 2000 copies!
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Charley Crockett will release his latest album The Man From Waco on September 9th via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers. Crockett wrote or co-wrote all 14 songs on the album, and in many ways The Man From Waco is the purest distillation of his artistry to date. What started as a demo session with producer Bruce Robison at Robison’s studio The Bunker outside Austin, TX turned into the first album Crockett has ever made with his band The Blue Drifters backing him from start to finish. Mostly first takes with only a handful of overdubs, The Man From Waco finds Crockett refining his singular “Gulf & Western” sound which continues to captivate an ever-growing legion of fans.

“I just wanted an honest partnership: do it at your place, live to tape, everybody in the room,” Crockett says of the recording experience, and Robison was happy to accommodate. “The magic is in the performances on that tape. That’s what Bruce wanted to do, that’s what I wanted to do. When we were done, I said ‘these are masters, not demos.’”

There’s a loose narrative thread that ties the album together, but at the center of The Man From Waco is Crockett, who continues to trust his instincts and carve out his own singular space. Eschewing the ever-growing siren song of major labels and GRAMMY-winning producers, Crockett is forging ahead as a mostly DIY artist, calling his own shots and giving himself the space to strive for greatness on his own terms.

“Everybody was telling me: ‘go right, go right, go right,’” says Crockett. “I went left. I had to hold on to what has gotten me this far.”

The Man From Waco will be in a record store near you on September 9th on CD, Vinyl, and an indie record store exclusive edition featuring alternate album artwork. 

Charley Crockett - The Man From Waco [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Alternate Artwork LP]
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Capturing Elder's expanding dynamic and ongoing progression, The Gold & Silver Sessions is a trance-inducing LP of ranging, tripped out psychedelic jams that captures their expressive and nuanced development. This is still the band who put out 2017's crushing "Reflections of a Floating World," but allows their imagination to venture into a bold new direction.
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Double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1995 release. Conception is a Norwegian power/progressive metal band who were active from 1989 to 1997. They've recently reunited in 2018 and have been active touring and releasing new music since. The band had a unique sound in the genre they were part of, thanks to the guitarist Tore Ostby's integration of flamenco elements and the singer Roy Khan's operatic vocals.
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Double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1993 release. Conception is a Norwegian power/progressive metal band who were active from 1989 to 1997. They've recently reunited in 2018 and have been active touring and releasing new music since. The band had a unique sound in the genre they were part of, thanks to the guitarist Tore Ostby's integration of flamenco elements and the singer Roy Khan's operatic vocals.
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