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COSMOS, PATRICK
Tonal Rotors (white Case, 1st Press)
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Big Sleep
Glitchy beats beneath synths, guitar, turntable, drums, harmonium & dog. The synths sound like 8-bit Castlevania tones & the beats are pretty much on the head-nod tip. Cool stuff from the other-worldly PATRICK COSMOS.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New Cassette $6.99

SEA OF SHIT/ RADIATION BLACKBODY
Sea Of Shit/ Radiation Blackbody (split) Radiation Blackbody/ Sea Of Shit (clear)
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Anthems of the Undes
Late 2017/early 2018 split from Chicago's SEA OF SHIT & New York's RADIATION BLACKBODY. RB are a two-man assault of bass & drums, no vocals. Very intense, sort of complex grind. SOS are one of the best power- violence/HC bands going; four songs of dense material.
Available at: All Stores
New 45 $7.99

PERCEPTIONISTS (MR. LIF & AKROBATIK)
Resolution
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Mello Music Group
MR LIF continues his re-storming of the hip-hop world by getting back with AKROBATIK & spitting some serious shit. These two complement each other so well . . . just as good, if not better, than their underrated debut from way back in 2005!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99

TIGRESS
Tigress Pedestal
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Not Normal Tapes
Debut 7-inch from this bare-bones Chicago hardcore band. There's no flash here . . . just perfectly aligned knuckles straight to the dome. Heavy!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New 45 $6.99

REPOS
Hearts & Heads Explode (reissue)
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Youth Attack
2017 reissue/remaster of the second REPOS album (first released in 2006)!! This has been OOP for too long. With a total runtime of like 12 minutes, this LP saw the band with a looser feel; even more raging than before. A classic Midwest band/album. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

REPOS
Repos (reissue)
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Youth Attack
2017 repress of the first two legendary REPOS albums! Ex-members of CHARLES BRONSON & DAS OATH blew a lot of people's minds when this was released in 2004 with their then-unusual, more-straightforward YOUTH OF TODAY, CRO-MAGS style of hardcore in a scene that was then full of thrash-revival bands. Remastered so this is even more hard-hitting the second time around.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

BARREN COUPLES
Ep2 (ltd 50) Barren Couples Ep2 (w/ Download)
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Plastic Airlines
Second release from BARREN COUPLES! Completely instru- mental drone. Low, rumbling, ambience that was some- times so subtle we thought the track was over but NO. Headphones or high stereo volume RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New Cassette $4.99

ALL PIGS MUST DIE
Hostage Animal
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Southern Lord
Members of CONVERGE & THE HOPE CONSPIRACY return with another powerful slab of pissed-off hardcore. No clean singing on this one, folks. Raw & angry is the recipe, with top-notch songwriting & plenty of heft. YOU NEED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $17.99

TALKER
Battle Standards Remixes (4 Trks)
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Standards & Practice
Chicago's TALKER gets four remixes of tracks from their excellent "Battle Standards" 12-inch courtesy of SURGEON, BROKEN ENGLISH & REGIS! Those three tracks accompany a new TALKER track, "My Favorite Color Is Gold." Heavy, dark techno.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $12.99

MARDOU
Cold Grasp
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Moniker
Moody post-punk from this cool Chicago band. Lots of reverb & the vocals sound like they're coming from down the hall somewhere.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $18.99

LIL TITS
Usual The Usual
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Moniker
Six aggro tunes from Chicago's baddest three-piece, LIL TITS. Raw noise rock. If you don't like it, they might just kick your ass.
Available at: All Stores
New Cassette $6.99

CURLS
Vante (4 Trks)
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Urban Scandal
Four song, debut EP from ex-GIRLS mainman CHRISTOPHER OWENS may be based out of San Francisco but their sound has a mellow, sunburnt Southwestern desert vibe going on. We're looking forward to more!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $13.99

HEAVY METAL KINGS
Black God White Devil (2lp)
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Enemy Soil
Insane 2017 LP from VINNIE PAZ (JEDI MIND TRICKS) & ILL BILL (NON-PHIXION) that's just what you'd expect from these two hip-hop/metal freaks: dense lyrics with a dark edge (tracks named "Mercyful Fate" & "Killing Technology" duh). Rugged shit that features GORETEX on like 85% of the songs. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $27.99

STNNNG/ CHILD BITE
Stnnng/ Child Bite (split, Ltd 240, #'d) Child Bite/ Stnnng (screened B-side)
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Forge Again
Beautiful one-sided 12-inch between Minneapolis' post-rockers STNNNG (think PiL) & Detroit's noise- punk maestros CHILD BITE. All of the music is on one side, the flip is a four-color silkscreen. STNNNG's final release. R.I.P.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

R23X
Re-gen Ep (10" W/download) (ltd Glitch Variant, W/sheet Music)
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YeTee
Your favorite mystic amnesiac beatmaker from the mist continent brings us his most digestible release yet. Re-Gen is a collection of beats, strings, and samples written in a time of strife. This is some of the best game inspired music we have ever heard, with beauty, mystique, & intrigue oozing from every bar. This is a limited edition "glitched" variant which is no longer available, with sheet music of one the album's interludes. This is AOTY material and we can't recommend this release enough!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $16.99

MONOTROPE
Unifying Receiver (w/ Download)
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New Atlantis
"Unifying Receiver" is the debut album by MONOTROPE, an instrumental post-rock unit featuring BELLINI's Matt Taylor, Ed Ricart of HYRROKKIN, ex-HURL guitarist Dan Wilson & Joe Barker of UNRAZE & TIGON. The music is certainly complex, but it never gets too showy or techy enough to override the melodic riffage. Fans of 90's Touch & Go bands (Matt Taylor was a designer at the label for many ears) like DON CABALLERO, TAR, POLVO & JESUS LIZARD as well as things like JUNE OF 44, SHIPPING NEWS & TURING MACHINE will want to check this out. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

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!
Available at: All Stores
New CD $9.99

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

A BOLHA
Um Passo A Frente (reissue, Ltd.ed.)
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Lion Productions
Lion Productions brings us a limited edition reissue of this 1971 album by the Brazilian psych rock group A BOLHA. The band was part of the tropicalia scene & even backed up Gal Costa for a residency in 1970 but musically A BOLHA was on their own path. Drug fueled heavy psych rock with a hefty bed of hammond organ & farfisa. A must have for fans of 70's South American psych rock. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $20.99

BAKER, JULIEN
Turn Out The Lights (clear Vinyl)
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Matador
"Turn Out the Lights" is the second album from this Memphis based singer/songwriter. At just 21, Baker is wise beyond her years & this is an incredibly mature album. Many of the songs deal with themes of break-ups & depression & the record definitely has a chilly, autumn feel to it so it's release is well-timed. The guitars are crisp & clean with a good amount of chorus & some tasteful string accompaniment. Musically, there are hints of emo on the edges of this, with nods at EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY or AMERICAN FOOTBALL triumph that doesn't ever really materialize, instead Baker's gut-wrenching voice & lyrics provides all of the atmosphere & bombast that would likely be ruined by a big rhythm section. Fans of her first album, Sharon Van Etten, CAT POWER etc...will love. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $18.99

BJORK
Gate (12")
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One Little Indian
NEW BJORK SINGLE FOR 2017!! NEW BJORK SINGLE!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $15.99

BAD SONS
Hot Face (yellow/pink Vinyl, Ltd 250)
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Self
Driving, anthemic punk rock from here in Chicago! This has that Midwest ring to it: gruff & absolutely "punk" but with undeniable melody & catchiness. You need it!
Available at: All Stores
New 45 $7.99

UPSET
76' (10")
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Lauren
Up-tempo pop punk from ex-members of VIVIAN GIRLS, HOLE & BEST COAST! Unlike those bands, this tends to be a little more urgent but no less melodic & fun. Great stuff on Lauren Records!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $14.99

ERADICATOR
Eradicator (full-length)
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Stonewalled
Absolutely amazing, high-concept LP right here from Chicago/Milwaukee band THE ERADICATOR, which is based off the Kids In The Hall sketch of the same name & features members of DIRECT HIT. You might think that a concept album about a masked squash player might get old and/or be totally lame, but we assure you that's not the case. The 12 songs on this album range from super-fast hardcore burners to freaking power-ballads. and are sooooooo catchy & well-written. You've never heard a punk album like this one, we guar-an-tee. On Stonewalled Records & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

STAVE
Black Hills (grey Marble Vinyl)
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Standards & Practice
Very bottom-heavy stuff here from Chicago's STAVE (one half of also-heavy TALKER). This isn't straight- forward "dance" music, but rather more of a post- apocalyptic, borderline industrial mindfuck. Dark stuff on a label you should keep an eye on . . .
Available at: Loop
New LP $16.99

SMITH, KAITLYN AURELIA
Kid (2lp, Twilight Colored Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Western Vinyl
"The Kid" is the 4th album from the California based electronic artists Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Using her beloved Buchla synth, Smith brings in other synths & instrumentation (flute, trumpet & cello for example) to bring these contemporary new age pop songs to life. Hinting at 80's new age tape releases ala Kate Epple & Bob Stohl aka EMERALD WEB & even Alice Coltrane's devotional music, "The Kid" just might be showing us the future of new age music. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $23.99

WOODS, JAMILA
Heavn (white Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Jagjaguwar
Jamila Woods is a Chicago singer & poet from the Southside of Chicago. This album was released to much acclaim in 2016 & now it's available to the masses via Jagjaguwar & Closed Sessions. In many ways, Woods has been building this record for most of her creative life using a collage process that she's been utilizing for many years now. Woods has sang in acappela groups as well as backing up hip-hop, jazz & soul artists as well as singing in the church choir as a child. This is one of those records where you can hear joy & the love of music in every song. Fans of positive, world & jazz influenced soul music of the past 30 years or so will connect with this immediately & the CHANCE THE RAPPER guest spot on "LSD" doesn't hurt either. SOLANGE fans will want to check this out. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $17.99

WATERS, JOHN
Make Trouble
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Third Man
Very cool 45 with a speech JOHN WATERS gave to a graduating class at the Rhode Island School of Design in spring of 2015. Funny stuff; classic JOHN WATERS!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New 45 $4.99

KINANE, KYLE
Loose In Chicago (2lp)
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Comedy Central
Local funnyman KYLE KINANE recorded this amazing album at one of our favorite venues, The Metro, & dear god is this album hilarious. Pay attention! KYLE KINANE is on the up & up . . .
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

WHITE STRIPES
Complete John Peel Sessions (2lp)
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Third Man
29 WHITE STRIPES classics recorded in 2001 during their very busy "White Blood Cells" period. This has been bootlegged before, but this is the real deal & sounds amazing!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99