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Blake Mills Signs To Verve Records / Record Collection — Currently Putting Final Touches On Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album Due Out This Fall


Los Angeles, CA – May 20, 2013 – Verve Records and Record Collection, today announced they have signed renowned guitarist, songwriter, and producer Blake Mills. Mills is currently in the studio putting final touches on his second full-length album, which will be released in fall of 2013. The self-produced album will be the follow up to 2010’s critically acclaimed album Break Mirrors.

“Blake Mills is the rarest of artists,” said Verve Music Group General Manager Robert Smith. “He’s a songwriter, guitar virtuoso, producer, band leader, session master, a true iconoclast and wise beyond his years. We are very pleased to make a home for him at Verve to explore his many creative and commercial avenues. His future is wonderfully unknown, and Verve is honored to be a part of it.”

Additionally, today NOISEY premiered a new episode of its series, Guitar Moves, which centers on Mills and series host Matt Sweeney. The episode features a brief guitar tutorial from Mills as well as an intimate musical conversation that is as entertaining and informative as it is nerdy. Future Guitar Moves episodes will feature James Williamson from The Stooges, Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys, and songwriter (and frequent Mills collaborator) Cass McCombs. To watch Blake’s episode, click HERE.

Blake Mills: Guitar Moves - Episode 2
Blake Mills: Guitar Moves – Episode 2

At 26 years old, the Venice-based musician has already stacked up a career’s worth of gigs as a session and touring guitarist. Since co-founding Simon Dawes (now Dawes) in high school with Taylor Goldsmith, Mills has gone on to play with a diverse array of musicians that includes Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, Conor Oberst, Jackson Browne, Julian Casablancas, CassMcCombs, Kid Rock, Band of Horses, Nora Jones, Dixie Chicks, Pink, Billy Gibbons and more. As a producer Mills has worked with Conor Oberst, Sara Watkins, Sky Ferreira, Jesca Hoop, Mt Egypt and Billy Gibbons.Artists of all kinds seek out Mills when they’re looking for something extra special.  His flawless technique, uncanny confidence, and unique interpretation of every piece of music he touches has turned Mills into one of the most in-demand artists in the music business.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as additional details on the forthcoming album and touring plans are unveiled.

“Mills sheds ghostly entrails with his magic guitar.” LA Weekly

“A guitar virtuoso.”  All Things Go

“An exceptional guitarist” Nashville Scene

“Mills makes an impact wherever he shows up.”  Phoenix New Times

“Blake Mills is somebody to watch.”  IFC

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