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BRAINIAC 5
Journey To X
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Reckless
"Journey to X" is the 2nd full-length album by the London group BRAINIAC 5 since they reformed in 2012. The band got their start in the late 70's in Cornwall & later moved to London where they honed their sound which was a mix of punk & psych rock with hints of reggae & jazz. They've added a new drummer this time around which gives the record a beefier feel than the last one but the group's sense of melody & song craft is as strong as ever. Imagine a mix of mid-period DAMNED, SOFT BOYS & WIRE with some excellent psychedelic guitar soloing & you should have a good idea what to expect. Look out for more on the Reckless label soon!
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New CD $9.99

GLAZER, TOM & DOTTIE EVANS
Space Songs (reissue)
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Modern Harmonic
Cute reissue pressed using the original master tapes from 1959! This was part of a larger series of educational records for children, but is probably the most well known, especially "A Shooting Star is Not a Star." RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99

MINEO, ATTILIO
Man In Space With Sounds (reissue)
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Modern Harmonic
This music was composed in 1951 but not released until 1962 in conjuction with the Seattle World's Fair. Yes, we're putting this in the 'lounge' section so the right folks find it but it's important to note that this music is rather dark & complex with influences ranging from CAGE to STOCKHAUSEN along with the 50's sci-fi & horror soundtracks.
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New LP $23.99

RUN THE JEWELS
Run The Jewels 3 (2lp, Gold Vinyl) (w/ Stickers, Poster & Lyrics)
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Run the Jewels
They're baaaack! It almost goes without saying at this point that RUN THE JEWELS (KILLER MIKE & EL-P) is a force to be reckoned with. Top, top, top notch hip- hop with EL-P's signature, dense & absolutely banging production behind two of the best lyricists going. This album has it all & then some: features by ZACH DE LA ROCHA (who closes out the album in what must be a tease for his solo LP), DANNY BROWN, TRINA, BOOTS, TUNDE ADEBIMPE (TV ON THE RADIO) & KAMASI WASHINGTON! Hip-hop fan? You need this!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $29.99

SHEER MAG
Compilation Lp
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Wilsuns
Hard rock/punk with a catchy/glammy sounding like THIN LIZZY meeting PAT BENATAR in roller derby. This LP collects their three 7-inches. Very fun stuff on Wilsuns Records!
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New LP $13.99

MARIAH
Utakata No Hibi (2lp, 45rpm) (reissue)
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Palto Flats
"Utakata No Hibi" was originally released in Japan in 1983 with little fan fair. Over the years the legend of this record has grown among record collectors & taste makers around the world & now this incredible record is finally available in a large international pressing. This was the Japanese group's 6th album at the time & it's a expertly crafted & recorded collection of 80's art/synth-pop. If you love Eno's pop albums as much as we do, TALKING HEADS or stuff like YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA & even some ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, then you MUST hear this amazing album. VERY VERY VERY RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $24.99

BAADER BRAINS
New Era Hope Colony E.p.
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Clean Plate
BAADER BRAINS was a Cali punk band that existed in 2008-2009. They created bizarro hardcore with samples & noisy elements. Think FUCKED UP with more changes & an 80's D.C. hardcore influence. Featured members of PLEASE INFORM THE CAPTAIN THIS IS A HIJACK, FUEL, NAVIO FORGE & more. *** CLEAN PLATE REISSUE ***
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New LP $13.99

TEITANBLOOD
Accursed Skin Ep
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Ajna
Two pummelling tracks totalling 26 minutes from this Spanish black metal duo. These tracks are drenched in noise, reverb & oppressive chaos & we promise you will be crushed.
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New LP $14.99

KILLIN TIME
Swimsuit Addition
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Tall Pat
Four songs of snotty garage-rock from Chicago's KILLIN TIME. NO, this is not the hardcore band KILLING TIME! Much more fun! On Tall Pat Records.
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New 45 $5.99

BLEACH PARTY
Endless Bender
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Tall Pat
Late-2016 release from Chicago's BLEACH PARTY is four songs of surf-garage-pop with an ex-member of the underrated ALRIGHT ALREADIES. On Tall Pat Records!
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New 45 $5.99

WINTER CLASSIC/ BOSS FIGHT
Winter Classic/ Boss Fight (10", Split) Boss Fight/ Winter Classic
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Self
Four songs each from these two Chicago bands on a snazzy 10-inch record! BOSS FIGHT play anthemic punk, channeling the likes of HOT WATER MUSIC or SMALL BROWN BIKE. WINTER CLASSIC complements BOSS FIGHT nicely, also on that gruff, CASKET LOTTERY-style rock/punk. Very good stuff!!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $9.99

SLOW PLANES
Yearlong
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The Compound
2016 release from SLOW PLANES is a semi-experimental folk/Americana album that reminds us of SMOG but a little more out-there. Very nice banjo & string work on this melancholy LP. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $19.99

FROG HAIR
A Long List Of Shortcomings
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Liplock
Fuzzy, melodic rock from ex-members of PAIN TEENS & DEAD HORSE!
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New CD $9.99

COHEN, LEONARD
You Want It Darker
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Columbia
At 82, Leonard Cohen's bleak "You Want It Darker" is not a question. The deep heaviness always present in Cohen's gravel voice is masterful here, & death is an everpresent theme.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $22.99

RAE SREMMURD
Sremmlife 2
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Interscope
Scond album of deceptively clever party music from RAE SREMMURD. These songs are completely banging, & when you add JXMMI & SWAE's bizarro flows on top things get magical. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $20.99

VIA APP
Sixth Stitch
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Break World
The time is now for VIA APP- after outstanding cassette releases on LUPIN PRESS & Reckless favorite 1080p, she drops a veritable atom bomb of spooky techno in the form of SIXTH STITCH. Ethereal (& perfectly noisey) synths stutter & develop into hard & intense grooves that you can't help move your body too. There is a digital graniness to this album that we absolutely love- parts sound like a Sega Genesis game cutting in and out of a shortwave radio. Techno fans are most likely already familiar with her work and will want to scoop this right away, but this is accessible enough that any one with a passing interest in electronic music should be hooked. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

RP BOO
Ultimate (imp)
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Planet Mu
RP BOO returns once again to PLANET MU with a fresh new platter of head-nodding footwork. 6 fresh new cuts with a more laid back feel- perfect for home and headphone listening, as well as on a big system! Bass is king!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $14.99

DEATH'S DYNAMIC SHROUD.WMV
Regret (w/download)
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Midnight Moon
MIDNIGHT MOON has done us a great service and pressed up a classic vaporwave release from every one's favorite sample-manglers, DEATH'S DYNAMIC SHROUD.WMV. This one is a collaboration between James Webster & Tech Honors originally released in 2014 & we are stoked to see their back catalogue being brought into the analog realm. This is a heavily edited canvas of samples- a mixtape with a narrative of nostalgia, sorrow, & of course, REGRET. Your vapor tape collection is not complete without this gem!
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NCS $9.99

NON PHIXION
Future Is Now (2016 Reissue, 2lp)
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Uncle Howie
2016 reissue of this now-legendary under- ground hip-hop album! What else can we say about this? NON-PHIXION is ILL BILL, GORETEX & SABAC RED, & this album features basically everyone cool on the mic of behind the boards: MF DOOM, LARGE PROFESSOR, DJ PREMIER, NECRO, PETE ROCK, JUJU (BEATNUTS), etc. First released in 2002 but it's never too late to start! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $23.99

CRYPT VAPOR
Tombe Della Citta (ltd 350)
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Death Shadow
THIS ISN'T REALLY METAL. NOT METAL! We have this in the Metal section in the hope that this LP will find its forever home . . . total JOHN CARPENTER, ZOMBI-style horror synth action. Limited to 350, & if this is anything like the first CRYPT VAPOR LP, it won't last long!
Available at: Loop
New LP $15.99

M.I.A.
Aim (2lp)
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Interscope
2016 album & what might be M.I.A's final record (according to her) is, without a doubt, a M.I.A. album but rather than being a full-on, bass-heavy assault, there's some more subtle tracks alongside her signature bangers. As always, her politically-charged lyrics are front & center & her flow is unique as ever. If this ends up being her last album, you knew she was going out on a strong note & "A.I.M." more than delivers. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $23.99

BECK
Guero (2016 Reissue) (w/ Download)
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Interscope
Basically an extension of "Odelay," "Guero" sees BECK once again getting weird & working with the DUST BROTHERS. Great stuff & RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $17.99

SILICA-GEL
50) Noisy Children Party (2lp) (ltd 500, #'d)
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Future Logic
Spectrum bending, stripped-down mesh of beats, sound manipulation, voice samples & electro sludge. ^^ This is what we said about this album when it was released (CD only) in 1993! After the label that released this folded, NEGATIVLAND picked it up for distribution via Seeland. Now a beautiful vinyl release, numbered out of 500!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

SURVIVE
Hd015 (reissue W/ Different Art) Survive
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Holodeck
BACK IN PRINT!!! "Stranger Things" was one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons of 2016 & that had a lot to do with the great soundtrack by SURVIVE members Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein. The fantastic debut by SURVIVE has been out of print for a few years & now it's rightfully back in print courtesy of Holodeck. This is very much in line with the music in "Stranger Things" & on their 2016 album on Relapse. Top-notch synthwave with rich melodies & some pleasant & mellow moments. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $14.99

DAM- FUNK & NITE JEWEL
Nite-funk (ltd. Ed.) Nite- Funk
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Glydezone
Much anticipated collab between these two talented Cali musicians. One look at the cover should help you get a feeling for what this sounds like. Smooth & chilled out 80's funk & R&B with a modern approach. Limited edition & RECOMMENDED!
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New LP $19.99

D.O.C.
No One Can Do It Better (rsd 2016)
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Get On Down
Legendary debut album from the D.O.C. was produced by DR. DRE & was first released in 1989 on Ruthless Records. This guy was basically the fifth member of N.W.A. & helped write some of their lyrics. Lyrical insanity, great beats, a true classic. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $22.99

MARK III
Marvin Whoremonger (reissue) (w/ Download)
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Now Again
One of the most sought-after funk albums of all time gets a fancy Now Again Reserve reissue! Here's the short version (that is elaborted on in the liner notes): this "band" was assembled by a Las Vegas hustler, who paired a transient singer with three teenagers & fleshed the whole thing out in Los Angeles with studio musicians. Very fun & funky with a great story. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $49.99

ESP OHIO
Starting Point Of The Royal Cyclopean (w/ Download)
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GBV
ESP OHIO is a new Bob Pollard-fronted band that features most of the current live line-up of GUIDED BY VOICES including former GBV guitarist Doug Gillard. This is some of the more rockin' Pollard material we've heard in awhile, probably because the band really rocks.
Available at: Loop
New LP $15.99

JANSCH, BERT
It Don't Bother Me (reissue)
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Superior Viaduct
This is the first ever U.S. release of the 2nd album by the British folk icon Bert Jansch. By the time this record was released in 1965, Jansch had already established himself in the British folk scene as one of the finest players around & soon everybody from Jimmy Page to Neil Young would cite him as an influence. Another important reissue from Superior Viaduct. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $21.99

BAIRD SISTERS
Until You Find Your Green
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Ba Da Bing
Despite the fact that the Baird sisters have been playing music together since they were kids, "Until You Find Your Green" is their first ever collaborative release. The album has a timeless feel but you can hear hints of 60's British & American folk & Meg's solo work & time in ESPERS. Beautiful stuff.
Available at: Loop
New LP $15.99