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Eternals/ Espiritu Zombi Group
Espiritu Zombi (w/ Download)
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New Atlantis/Submari
Chicago scene vets THE ETERNALS return after a rather lengthy hiatus with this incredible album. The core band of Damon Locks, Wayne Montana & Areif Sless-Kitain are backed-up by an impressive cast of jazz & improv players & singers including Jason Adasiewicz, Josh Berman, Nate Lepine, Matt Lux, Jeanine O'Toole & Tomeka Reid. The result is a mix of forward thinking, jazz influenced funk/dub/rock that reminds us of releases on the great Strata East label, spiritual jazz like Gary Bartz, Sonny Sharrock's later records etc... Do yourself a favor & check out this truly unique album by one of the best Chicago bands of the past decade or so. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99

Xiu Xiu
Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks (2lps) Xiu Xiu Plays... (180grm Colored Vinyl)
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Polyvinyl
Originally released as a limited edition 2016 Record Store Day piece, XIU XIU's record of songs from Twin Peaks is available once again! The album was made on commission for Australia's Gallery of Modern Art for a David Lynch exhibit. Along with bits of Angelo Badalamenti's now legendary score, XIU XIU also recorded some of Julee Cruise's well-known Twin Peaks associated tunes.
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New LP $20.99

White, John Paul
Beulah (w/ Download)
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Single Lock
First solo album from JOHN PAUL WHITE after the break- up of THE CIVIL WARS!
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New LP $16.99

Walker, Ryley
Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (2lp, Deep Cuts Edition, Colored Vinyl)
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Dead Oceans
Chicago's Ryley Walker continues his journey with the fantastic "Golden Sings That Have Been Sung." Walker leads some of the finest players in the improv/ jazz scene with his effortless sounding guitar playing & almost-spoken, stream of consciousness singing style. Walker's love of 60's & 70's British folk (John Martyn, John Renbourn, Richard Thompson etc...) is as prevalent as ever but this one hints at 90's & 00's indie sounds too ala Jim O'Rourke, WILCO etc... The future is bright for Chicago music in 2016 with killer albums like this, Moon Bros., Jackie Lynn etc... We're not complaining...RECOMMENDED. This limited expanded edition features a 41 minute version of the song "Sullen Mind" recorded live for SiriusXM.
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New LP $18.99

Twilight Sad
Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters (reissue W/ Download)
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Fat Cat
First ever U.S. vinyl release for this 2007 album by THE TWILIGHT SAD.
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New LP $16.99

Myrkur
Mausoleum (w/ Download)
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Relapse
Stunning live album from MYRKUR deconstructs seven of her songs acoustically (piano & vocals)& was RECORDED IN A FREAKING MAUSOLEUM with the Norwegian Girls' Choir! Haunting doesn't even begin to describe it. Two new tracks make this even more RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $17.99

Blood Orange
Freetown Sound (2lp) (w/ Download)
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Domino
Freetown, Sierra Leone. It's where Dev Hynes' father is from, & one of the many inspirations for this new record. It's also a statement in some ways. This is a record with many of the same social expressions that have been very prominent in the past few years, & textured with R&B, Funk, & Electro sounds, to make what Hynes calls a "clapback," for anyone who's been told they're not enough.
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New LP $22.99

Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo
Manglehorn (soundtrack) (w/ Download)
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Temporary Residence
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY teamed up with David Wingo of OLA PODRIDA a few years back for the soundtrack to the David Gordon Green film "Prince Avalanche" & now they return with a score to another Green movie "Manglehorn." There are moments like E.I.T.S. with more subdued, ambient moments mixed in.
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New LP $18.99

Jesu/ Sun Kil Moon
Jesu/ Sun Kil Moon (2lp) Sun Kil Moon/ Jesu
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Caldo Verde
Collaborative album between JUSTIN BROADRICK (aka JESU, part of GODFLESH) & MARK KOZELEK (SUN KIL MOON, RED HOUSE PAINTERS). Features appearances from WILL OLDHAM, RACHEL GOSWELL (SLOWDIVE) & ISAAC BROCK (MODEST MOUSE).
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New LP $28.99

Loveless, Lydia
Real (180grm) (w/ Download)
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BloodShot
Third album from the wise-beyond-her-years 25 year old musician Lydia Loveless. This album has much more of a pop-influence than here previous albums & Loveless even sites the Swedish dance-pop pixie Robyn as an influence. We don't hear any Robyn here but the more straight-ahead explorations of artists like Neko Case & Lucinda Williams certainly apply. This should definitely be one of the bigger releases on Bloodshot in 2016. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $16.99

James K
Pet
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1080p Collection
Jamie Krasner has finally dropped her debut full length as JAMES K, and it's a stunner. PET put's Krasner's melodic, breathy, ethereal multitracked vocals atop very minimal synths, with harmonies conjured from the ether drifting into dissonance. Each song has it's own unique structure and truly feels like a journey from beginning to end. If you dig LAUREL HALO's "QUARANTINE," COCTEAU TWIN's "VICTORIALAND," or BJORK's "MEDULLA," this record is for you! Tape version by 1080p and RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Loop
NCS $5.99

Surfing
Surfing
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1080p Collection
You ever say a word over and over until it sounds totally unfamiliar? That's the concept here with this self-titled SURFING album. Raw and dirty boombox-friendly techno that rocks and grooves over a single repeated vocal fragment until it reaches zen-like transcendance. This whole collection of tunes sounds as if it's coming from a slashed speaker, or dust-coated stylus in the best way possible. On 1080p and recommended!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
NCS $5.99

Palermo, Damon Eliza
Clouds Of David
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1080p Collection
Classic New Age vibes from Damon Eliza Palermo of MAGIC TOUCH. Beautiful, wistful, and sometimes melancholic chord clouds float just above your head space, accented by the occasional melody and/or light percussion. This album sounds like early PHOTEK or other ambient techno if you took all the drums out. Fans of ANTLRD, STEVE ROACH, and the POP AMBIENT compilations. On 1080p and recommended!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
NCS $5.99

Complete Walkthru
Complete Walkthru
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1080p Collection
COMPLETE WALKTHRU is a new project from the mind of techno and house genius MAX MCFERREN, back again on the mighty 1080p collection! Deep, hard-hitting house sprinkled with breaks with an undeniable techno flavor. Shifting and clacking like a well oiled machine with memorable hooks and melodies. Super fun and not to be missed!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
NCS $5.99

Moon B
Life World
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1080p Collection
Inspired by Delroy Edward's "Slowed Down Funk" mixtape series, MOON B brings us a warped-as-funk mixtape oozing with VHS-ified South Asian cinema samples. LIFEWORLD is an aural journey through dusty grooves, filmic moods, and looped samples with bonus synth overdubs from an expert cratedigger. Fans of GAMES (Ford & Lopatin), DEAN BLUNT/HYPE WILLIAMS, or HONG KONG EXPRESS are sure to dig this! On 1080p!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
NCS $5.99

Jeff The Brotherhood
Zone (w/ Download)
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Dine Alone
Capping off the spiritual trilogy that started with 2009's Heavy Days, Zone has been called experimental, & was recorded over the span of 2 weeks in sessions fueled by large amounts of smoked wood & meat.
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New LP $15.99

Henske, Judy & Jerry Yester
Farewell Aldebaran (remastered) (first Pressing, Ltd 1500, Color Vinyl)
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Omnivore
We suppose this could have gone in the Lovin' Spoonful, the Association, Frank Zappa or folk sections considering the personnel here. Originally released on Zappa's Straight! Records in 1969, both Jerry Yester and Judy Henske were relatively unknown although had a number of albums to their names. Yester's work with his previous bands easily overshadows this solo effort and Henske's folk releases were tame in comparison to this psychedelic foray into vocal trickery and fantastic lyrical imagery. Guests are credited as being Bernie Krause (Beaver and Krause), Solomon Feldthouse & David Lindley (Kaleidoscope), Ry Cooder and 12-string savant Dick Rosmini. If you are perusing our psych section and stumbled across this LP, this is a no-brainer. We promise! Recommended if you like Tim Buckley's "Starsailor" album, Ora's 1969 self-titled LP, or the more psychedelic musings of Buffy Sainte-Marie. *** 2016 reissue is remastered from the original master tapes, has liner notes with new interviews & includes five previously-unissued instrumental demos! ***
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New LP $22.99

Hey Mercedes
Everynight Fire Works (2lp)
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Run for Cover
2016 reissue/remaster of this fantastic 2001 debut from HEY MERCEDES. FYI - this band is 3/4 of the legendary BRAID, but HEY MERCEDES is the more straightforward of the two & total power-pop perfection. We can't over- state how great this record is. Also included is the "Weekend EP" which was previously only available on CD. RECOMMENDED! RECOMMENDED! RECOMMENDED! RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $24.99

Atmosphere
Fishing Blues (3lp) (w/ Download)
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Rhymesayers
Eighth album from Minneapolis' ATMOSPHERE is 18 tracks of SLUG & ANT's personal lyrics & mellow, layered production, respectively. It seems like it was just yesterday that we first heard the "Lucy Ford" collection & this long-running duo is still delivering catchy hip- hop tracks that'll also force you to pay attention & listen hard. We're not sure what the hell is going on with the cover art but whatever, this is RECOMMENDED & features a few guest verses from the likes of MF DOOM, AESOP ROCK, KOOL KEITH, GROUCH, DEM ATLAS & more.
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New LP $26.99

James, Angela
Time Will Tell (download W/ Art Prints)
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Angela James
Beautifully sung music by ANGELA JAMES. This is a **DIGITAL ALBUM*** with 10 art prints by SONNENZIMMER.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
Misc. $21.99

Disrotted
Divination (w/ Download)
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Nerve Altar
Second LP from Chicago's DISROTTED has four songs of agonizingly slow death from members of SICK/TIRED, KUNGFU RICK, HARPOON, etc. We didn't think it possible to out-creep their first LP, but they've done it. FYI - this LP only plays if there is zero sunlight in the room!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $11.99

Dinosaur Jr
Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not (purple Vinyl W/ Download)
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Jagjaguwar
One of our favorite bands of all time is back with a new album for 2016. We're not really sure how J & the boys keep coming up with great songs but they've done it again. The album moves along very much as you might expect (not a bad thing) & just when you think this is another no muss no fuss DINO album, a Lou song called "Love Is..." comes in. It has a classic rock vibe, sort of like a LOVE or even a CREEDENCE song & it's a cool change of pace. In the end though, DINOSAUR JR. is "our classic rock" anyway right? Another amazing album from this great band. RECOMMENDED. Limited edition purple vinyl!
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New LP $15.99

Bevis Frond
New River Head (2lp Reissue) (w/ Bonus Tracks & Download)
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Fire
Fire has done us a favor by reissuing some of the classic albums by the 80s/90s UK neo-psychedelic (not to mention Reckless Records label alumni) group THE BEVIS FROND. They started out as a lo-fi psych rock group & morphed into a more accessible alt-rock band in the 90's. Fans of everything from PINK FAIRIES to DINOSAUR JR & TEENAGE FANCLUB need to hear these great records. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $36.99

Bevis Frond
Any Gas Faster (2lp Reissue W/ Bonus)
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Fire
Fire has done us a favor by reissuing some of the classic albums by the 80s/90s UK neo-psychedelic (not to mention Reckless Records label alumni) group THE BEVIS FROND. They started out as a lo-fi psych rock group & morphed into a more accessible alt-rock band in the 90's. Fans of everything from PINK FAIRIES to DINOSAUR JR & TEENAGE FANCLUB need to hear these great records. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $36.99

Bevis Frond
London Stone (2lp Reissue W/ Bonus)
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Fire
Fire has done us a favor by reissuing some of the classic albums by the 80s/90s UK neo-psychedelic (not to mention Reckless Records label alumni) group THE BEVIS FROND. They started out as a lo-fi psych rock group & morphed into a more accessible alt-rock band in the 90's. Fans of everything from PINK FAIRIES to DINOSAUR JR & TEENAGE FANCLUB need to hear these great records. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $36.99

Dj Roz
Strictly Classics (2x7") Double Trouble
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Champions Sounds
Set of two 45s loaded with classic b-boy breaks & scratch samples!! The breaks flow together seamlessly so you could listen to them on their own, but these are really designed for rocking doubles. YOU NEED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New 45 $11.99

Kart, Jacob
Sigint (w/download)
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Baro
Local label BARO brings us a brand new tape by the ever-so-talented Chicagoan (and Reckless employee) JACOB KART. Maybe you remember him from BULLET HELL or CRUSH KILL DESTROY, or maybe you've seen his recent modular project BUCKET BRIGADE. On SIGINT, Mr. Kart uses his trademark multi-looper setup to bring out some of the most elusive and aurally pleasing qualities of the guitar. Swirling percussive plucks glide amongst warm swells of amber-tinted chords- if you think you've heard all the sonic capabilities of the axe, think again. SIGINT if full of headphone nuggets and little surprises at every corner. Expertly recorded by Brian Sulpizio & mastered by Carl Saff, with beautiful art by Ian Ferguson (hydEON). This release is not to be missed. H I G H L Y R E C O M M E N D E D ! ! !
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NCS $7.99

G.l.o.s.s.
Trans Day Of Revenge
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Total Negativity
Ab-sol-ute-ly RAGING five-song EP from Olympia's G.L.O.S.S. is sure to be glued to punks' turntables for months to come. Five songs, seven minutes, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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New 45 $6.99

Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey
Whole Food (w/ Download)
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Mello Music Group
EXCELLENT full-length collaboration between GENSU DEAN & DENMARK VESSEY is a perfect mix of Mello Music Group's now-signature, semi-throwback headnod production style (handled expertly by GENSU DEAN) & VESSEY's deep, somewhat-abstract lyrics. Don't sleep on this one! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $18.99

J-zone
Fish-n-grits
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Redefinition
J-zone's many skills are on display here. He can rap. He makes his own beats. He's a dope DJ. He's a drummer. He's all these things rolled up into one dude with an incisive wit & a knack for funky percussion & grooves.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $20.99