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Arrival Arrives

Johann Johannsson returns with another taut score for Arrival. Coming off his award winning score for Sicario, Johannsson orchestrates another stunning sonic landscape for Arrival. The soundtrack is a patchwork of percussion heavy, droning, atmospheric sketches. The combination of which strikes an odd balance between paranoia and ecstasy. Arrival‘s soundtrack is much quicker than Sicario‘s and perfect for fans of […]


Black Friday Review: Dungen

The Black Friday weekend is over. Whether you ran with the crowds, drifted on the outskirts, or stayed at home at ate Thanksgiving left overs, you can say that this weekend happened. And if you had elected to stay away from all things retail, then let me tell you that there are still some goodies […]

MRC Pop-Up Shop at Alamo Drafthouse’s “One More Time With Feeling”

We are setting up at Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City to celebrate the advance listening of Nick Cave’s “Skeleton Tree” featured exclusively in the new film, “One More Time With Feeling”. We will be have the entire in-print Nick Cave vinyl discography available to purchase as well as plenty more Mills swag. More details via the event!

Twin Peaks (OST) Coffee & Pie Listening Party

An advanced listening to the long awaited reissue of the Twin Peaks Original Soundtrack. There will be pie and coffee as well as Mondo‘s version of the the soundtrack available for preview sale. Anyone dressed as the Log Lady will be entered to win for prizes. More details via the event!


Damn Fine Coffee: Twin Peaks Listening Party

Tomorrow’s the day, Twin Peaks freaks. Not only will the Mondo reissue of the Twin Peaks soundtrack hit the shelves but Mills Record Company will also have a listening party from 6pm to 8 pm complete with coffee and pie–so in the words of Dale Cooper, “every day, once a day, give yourself a present.” […]


Lucifer Rising on The Used Side

Seldom does an album and its backstory hit the same level of intrigue. Not so with Lucifer Rising: The Music of Bobby Beausoleil. With tangential relationships with Aleister Crowley, Jimmy Page, Charles Manson, recorded in prison by inmates (while the composer served a sentence for killing a rival drug dealer), the album has a tangled back […]


Record Store Day Exclusives Part II

Last week, I gave a preview of some of the exclusives I’m pumped for, and now I want to to post about some of the Record Store Day soundtracks. Soundtracks are one of the Record Store Day staples, and this year there are a lot of fantastic scores being released. Whether you’re looking for the soundtrack to […]


3/11/2016 New Releases @ Mills Record Company

The Band — The Band Born of Osiris — Soul Sphere Brian Fallon — Painkillers (debut solo album from the frontman of The Gaslight Anthem) Church of Misery — and then there were none… Davie Allen & Joel Grind — Split EP (fuzz guitar legend & Toxic Holocaust mastermind 10″) Death Index — Death Index […]


Mini-Reviews Oscar Edition

So a few days ago, Ennio Morricone won his first Oscar. The composer has been at it for over 500 films and basically a staple for fine scores. The win had me thinking about records that aren’t usually hyped–soundtracks. Whether it’s the droning atmospheric score of Sicario or the compilation feel of Straight Outta Compton, […]

2/26/2016 New Releases @ Mills Record Company

Anthrax — For All Kings (indie exclusive, yellow splattered vinyl, limited to 2000 copies, comes with slip mat) Bad Religion — 30 Years Live Basia Bulat — Good Advice Black Cobra — Imperium Simulacra (first pressing on black vinyl, 45rpm, and bonus track, limited to 600 copies) Ben Folds — Rockin’ the Suburbs (first pressing […]


2/19/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Animal Collective — Painting With (comes with slip mat and Domino tote bag) Bobby Bare — The Moon Was Blue (blue vinyl) Brood Ma — Daze Cavern of Anti-Matter — Void beats / Invocation trex (Triple vinyl) Choir of Young Believers — Grasque (colored vinyl) Chuck Johnson — Velvet Arc Count Ossie and The Mystic […]


Magic Sword’s Debut Is a Sci-Fi Face Melter

What do you get when you mix early Daft Punk’s crescendoing synths, bit crushed soundtracks, and sci-fi comic adventures? Something close to Magic Sword‘s debut Volume 1. The electronic duo’s sound snakes between the repetitious and infectious swells of Daft Punk and the indie half-acoustic, half-synthetic live show of Slow Magic, the atmospheric tapestries of Styx […]