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FAVOURITES
New Feeling (w/ Cd)
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Reckless
NEW RECKLESS RECORDS LABEL RELEASE! THE FAVOURITES had a brief existence from 1978-79 but they managed to release a few highly acclaimed singles, opened for bands like THE ONLY ONES & SQUEEZE & made these fantastic recordings that were shockingly never released until now. The Nottingham group wrote excellent power pop songs with a punk edge to them. Think BUZZCOCKS, early SCIENTISTS, BOYS, ONLY ONES etc... The singer Daryl Hunt went on to play with THE POGUES & guitarist Duncan is an employee at our London shop. RECOMMENDED OBVIOUSLY!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99

GREEN RAY
Half Sentences
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Reckless
NEW RECKLESS RECORDS LABEL RELEASE!! THE GREEN RAY is a London based psych rock band that features members of the much loved 70's band HELP YOURSELF. Hints of 70's psych bands such as T2, later PINK FLOYD (mainly the Gilmour esque leads) with a dusty, sort of country vibe in the background. OBVIOUSLY RECOMMENDED!
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New CD $9.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Warfaring Strangers (2lps) Acid Nightmares
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Numero Group
Numero branches out once again, this time culling the depths of lost acid rock, heavy psych & proto-metal bands from around the world. Boasting some of the wildest artwork on any of their releases to date & the music is definitely wild too. This compilation might even be more fried than the Riding Easy Brown Acid comps with plenty of desperate vocal performances, fuzzed-out & crazed fuzz guitar & an overall shambolic & burned-out vibe. We're total suckers for stuff like this so we cannot approve of this more. Fans of bands like BLUE CHEER, OPEN MIND, JERUSALEM, FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND, TRUTH & JANEY etc..
Available at: Broadway
New LP $23.99

TORRES
Three Futures
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4AD
"Three Future" is the third album from the Brooklyn based artist Mackenzie Scott & her TORRES project. The album exists mostly in a realm of somewhat minimal, mid-tempo art rock that hints at Patti Smith, Kate Bush & even ST. VINCENT at times while not sounding like any of those artists specifically.
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New LP $18.99

KADAVAR
Rough Times (bone-white Vinyl, Ltd 500)
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Nuclear Blast
2017 album is the fourth from Germany's KADAVAR, & boy do they bring the riffs on this one! Pure rock heavi- ness a la SABBATH, UNCLE ACID, SAINT VITUS, etc.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $23.99

CITY OF CATERPILLAR
City Of Caterpillar (coke Bottle Clear) (2017 Reissue)
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Repeater
2017 reissue of this legendary 2002 post-hardcore, screamo, whatever album. CITY OF CATERPILLAR was a very dynamic hardcore band, incorporating many quiet, GODSPEED-like passages but then cranking it up & screaming their brains out with a wall of guitars coming at you full blast. One of the all-time greats!
Available at: Loop
New LP $17.99

CITY OF CATERPILLAR
Driving Spain Up A Wall
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Repeater
Wow . . . this 11-minute CITY OF CATERPILLAR song was never properly recorded (some live versions exist), but the band put it to tape in their hometown of Rich- mond, VA to coincide with a few reunion shows in 2017. The B-side has "As the Curtains Dim," which is from the same sessions as their self-titled LP but hasn't been on vinyl before. CITY OF CATERPILLAR were instru- mental in the whole post-hardcore scene of the early '00s, incorporating shoegaze-y sounds into their whirlwind, screaming hardcore. Just as good today as it did in 2002!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $14.99

ROCK, PETE & INI
Center Of Attention (2lp)
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Vinyl Digital
One of the most bootlegged hip-hop LPs ever, this was slated for release in 1996 but was shelved & the group broke up after. Produced entirely by PETE ROCK & featuring the members: GRAP LUVA, MARCO POLO & ROB-O, this is pure '90s backpacker hip-hop. Deep rhymes & ROCK's signature, soulful beats. CLASSIC.
Available at: Loop
New LP $27.99

IBEYI
Ash (fold-out Sleeve)
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XL
"Ash" is the 2nd album by the French-Cuban twins known as IBEYI. The sisters continue to push the boundaries of contemporary soul music & they get some help on the track "Deathless" from the modern jazz star Kamasi Washington.
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New LP $19.99

DR SHRINKER
Archive I (2lp)
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Nuclear War Now
Yet another amazing collection of early metal material exhumed by Nuclear War Now, this time by Milwaukee's DR. SHRINKER! These two volumes collect the band's late '80s & early '90s output. Old school death/thrash from that tasty era when thrash was evolving into death metal & with heavy gore themes.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $26.99

DR SHRINKER
Archive Ii (2lp)
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Nuclear War Now
Yet another amazing collection of early metal material exhumed by Nuclear War Now, this time by Milwaukee's DR. SHRINKER! These two volumes collect the band's late '80s & early '90s output. Old school death/thrash from that tasty era when thrash was evolving into death metal & with heavy gore themes.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $26.99

DISROTTED/ LEDGE
Disrotted/ Ledge (split) Ledge/ Disrotted
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Deep Six
Two sides of sloooooow death/sludge from two (mostly) Chicago bands: DISROTTED may be the slowest band we've ever heard. Absolutely crushing death/doom. LEDGE is mainly totaly, murky sludge but speeds things up because they're ex-WEEKEND NACHOS & they just can't shake their love for fast stuff. Very, very good!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $11.99

TODAY IS THE DAY
In The Eyes Of God (reissue)
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The End
Classic TODAY IS THE DAY album features BRANN DAILOR & BILL KELLIHER from MASTODON. This album is totally warped & brutal. Legendary!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99

MOGWAI
Every Country's Sun (3lp 180grm Boxset) (w/ Photo Prints, Cd & Download)
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Temporary Residence
Prolific post-rock vets MOGWAI have mastered the art of atmospheric instrumental rock & this 2017 record proves it. The arrangements here are emotional & confident, taking their time to develop & reveal themselves. "Party in the Dark" is successful Brit pop gem that reminds us of NEW ORDER & RIDE. You know you're always going to get a quality record with this band but we think this one might surprise you. Limited deluxe edition of 2000 is pressed on white vinyl, comes with a bonus LP of demos, photo prints & a CD.
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New LP $46.99

MOGWAI
Every Country's Sun (2lp, Clear Vinyl) (180grm W/ Download)
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Temporary Residence
Prolific post-rock vets MOGWAI have mastered the art of atmospheric instrumental rock & this 2017 record proves it. The arrangements here are emotional & confident, taking their time to develop & reveal themselves. "Party in the Dark" is successful Brit pop gem that reminds us of NEW ORDER & RIDE. You know you're always going to get a quality record with this band but we think this one might surprise you.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99

BRONX
(v)(colored Lp) Brvnx (w/ Download)
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ATO
Something about what the Bronx does is perfect. It's pure punk, hardcore, done fast & catchy. The LA quintet has 4 albums to it's name that very few bands can match the quality of, & this 5th one might even be a step up with a less snotty, more adult & mature approach.
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New LP $18.99

RIXE
Collection 2015-2017
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La Vida Es Un Mus
This LP collects the three 7-inches released by France's RIXE over the past few years. One of the best punk/oi bands going . . . these guys are awesome.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $19.99

WITH THE DEAD
Love From With The Dead (2lp) (silver Vinyl)
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Rise Above
Second album of swampy, crushing stoner/doom from a few guys who know a thing or two about a thing or two (ex-ELECTRIC WIZARD & CATHEDRAL) when it comes to riffs & atmosphere. Creepy stuff on Rise Above Records!
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New LP $29.99

VIRTUAL DREAM PLAZA (TELEPATH)
Virtual Dream Plaza (16 Cs) Vdp Volume 1
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Ephemera Archives
Newly minted local label EPHEMERA ARCHIVES brings us the ULTIMATE vaporwave collection- Telepath's VIRTUAL DREAM PLAZA. ON TAPE! This 16+ hour album is composed of thirty two tracks clocking in at about 32 minutes each. The cassette format lends itself perfectly to the ambient dream music contained within- one track per side of tape. We here at Reckless have been using this set for work, relaxation, and a sleep aid. No corners were cut with it's presentation- two audiobook style clamshells housing 8 tapes each are encased in a handmade screenprinted wooden box. If you're familiar with the artists work, you know you need this. Don't miss out!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New Cassette $129.99

LIVANSKIY, KEDR
Ariadna (ltd. Edition W/ Bonus 12") (w/ Download)
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2MR
2017 release from Russia's KEDR LIVANSKIY continues the ideas from her "January Sun" EP, which puts melody over electro beats in the form of synths & LIVANSKIY's distinct, but not-aching-for-the-spotlight vocals. Livanskiy eschews software synths opting for vintage gear which definitely adds to the dreamlike, almost lo-fi sound to her expertly composed electronic pop. Hints of GROUPER's use of reverb & atmosphere, the Not Not Fun & 100% Silk labels, GLASS CANDY etc..., this will definitely be one a lot of year end lists this year. RECOMMENDED! **This limited edition version comes with a bonus 12" with two extra tracks!**
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New LP $25.99

LIARS
Tfcf (red Vinyl, Ltd. Ed.) (w/ Download)
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Mute
"Every Liars album sounds the same" said nobody ever. Angus Andrew has been at it with LIARS for about 15 years now & it's more or less a solo project for him now as the only other remaining member Aaron Hemphill bailed surprisingly during the recording. Andrew returned home to Australia to finish it & made one of the weirdest LIARS records yet. The album is pretty dark with songs built around heavily manipulated acoustic guitars, atonal electronics & blown-out beats. In a weird way, this kind of reminds of Paul McCartney's frenzied first album (in concept, not execution) if he had access to a laptop back then. Angus Andrew has baffled us once again!
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New LP $21.99

GIGAN
Undulating Waves Of Rainbiotic :iridesence (2lp)
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Willowtip
Fourth album of wormhole-death metal from Chicago's GIGAN is a truly mind-bending listen. Intricate work across all instruments but without being completely jarring like a lot of tech-death. This is thinking- man's death metal, for sure. Think GORGUTS, MITHRAS or DEATHSPELL OMEGA.
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New LP $22.99

BURN
Do Or Die (cream/black, Indie-exclusive)
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Deathwish
2017 album from somewhat-recently reactivated bard- core band BURN. There is almost nothing traditional about this album, vocalist CHAKA MALIK's unique voice lending a PATTON-y vibe to BURN's already-intricate FAITH NO MORE take on punk. A welcome return to one of the classics!
Available at: Loop
New LP $19.99

CANNABIS CORPSE
Left Hand Pass (first Press, Ltd 650)
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Season of Mist
Sure, CANNABIS CORPSE began life as a tiny bud on the much bigger MUNICIPAL WASTE plant, but this band has developed into quite the potent strain. Yeah, they're all about the Devil's Lettuce, but "Left Hand Pass" is seriously crushing & well-written death metal. Classic death; not too technical or drum-machine fast.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

DILLON & DIAMOND D
Black Tie Affair (ep, Ltd 500) (w/ Download)
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Full Plate
Limited to 500 copies this vinyl only EP from DITC's Diamond D, & Dillon is all about the finer things. For fans of, as they call it, "that Boom-Bap with a bowtie."
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New LP $17.99

GERMAN OAK
Down In The Bunker (2lp)
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Now Again
Official, double-LP reissue/remaster of this under- ground psych/prog album that hasn't been properly heard . . . until now! Now Again Records found all three members of the band & this reissue not only includes the bizarre story of the album itself, but also includes the full versions of two songs from the album, other rare & previously-unreleased songs & photos. Dark, atmospheric material that was recorded in a WWII bunker. An amazing addition to the Now Again Reserve catalog!
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New LP $51.99

MAIN SOURCE
Breaking Atoms (30th Anni, 2 Blue Lp) (remaster, W/ Bonus Trks)
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Ingrooves
What you have in your hands now is one of the most classic records in Hip Hop. Here we have the Large Professor at the TOP of his game, lyrically & behind the boards, with Sir Scratch & K-Cu providing vibes & cuts to bolster the Queens MCs monster, meaning filled rhymes. Breaking Atoms didn't have a big radio single, & the group broke up after this, but this album is still incredible influential, with notable tracks like "Friendly Game of Baseball," & "Live at the Barbecue," the debut of one Nasty Nasir Jones. If you like 90s rap like ATCQ, DITC, or Gangstarr, this record will not let you down.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

RODINIA
Ex Anima (w/ Download)
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Now Again
First album under the RODINA moniker for JAY WHITE- FIELD, who you might know from his completely- different-than-this peojects the WHITEFIELD BROTHERS, POETS OF RHYTHM, etc. This is straight-up Krautrock similar to the classics like CLUSTER or POPOL VUH.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $18.99

TOO SHORT
Life Is...
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8th Records
Absolutely one of the most classic hip-hop albums of all time!! This is where SNOOP lifted his trademark "BEYOTCH" vocal tick & put Oakland hip-hop on the map. Essential listening!
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New LP $18.99

TOADIES
Lower Side Of Uptown (140g) (w/ Download)
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Kirtland
Seventh album from the TOADIES is a pretty heavy affair. Varied & dynamic guitar rock from one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years.
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New LP $13.99