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Float on the Heavy Indie Shoegaze of MILLY ‘Your Own Becoming’

One of my favorite shows of 2023 was seeing MILLY at Green Auto here in Vancouver. At the time, they were touring on their debut record Eternal Ring, and this collection of grunge-meets-indie rock-meets-shoegaze anthems transported me back to the underground shows I couldn’t go to in the early 90s because I was just a kid and I didn’t know about them. MILLY helped me re-live an era I missed but knew I loved. Melancholy guitar lullabies that shift into aching riffs and a wall of fuzz in seconds. On their new record, Your Own Becoming, they’ve taken a turn for the even heavier, and I love it. This record leans into angular distortion, driving bass, and crashing percussion more than their last record, but keeps the sweet, gentle vocals that float above it all. Stand-out tracks for me are “Blocked on Everything,” “Spilling Ink,” and “Bittersweet Mary,” but the whole record plays like butter from start to finish to start again. Listen for yourself.

Their new record Your Own Becoming is out now via Dangerbird Records — get it here. MILLY is hitting the road starting this month alongside Fiddlehead, Gel, Idaho, Basement, and Balance and Composure — check the dates below.

MILLY Tour Dates


July 24th – Brooklyn, NY @ Zone One

July 26th – Norwalk, CT @ District Music Hall # 

July 27th – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #

July 28th – Baltimore, MD @ Zika Farm #  

July 29th – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall # 

July 30th – Asheville, NC Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall #  

July 31st – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East # 

Aug 1st – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West # 

Aug 2nd – Louisville, KY @ Portal # 

Aug 3rd – Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls # 

Aug 7th – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill ^

Aug 10th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubador ^

Oct 3rd – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Paramount %

Oct 4th – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall %

Oct 5th – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore %

Oct 7th – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall %

Oct 8th – Detroit, MI  @ Saint Andrew’s Hall %

Oct 9th – Indianapolis, IN @ HI-FI (The Annex) %

Oct 11th – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre %

Oct 12th – Lakewood, OH @ The Roxy %

Oct-13 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre %

Oct 18th – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium *

# w/ Fiddlehead & Gel

^ w/ Idaho

* w/ Basement

% w/ Balance and Composure

Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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