error/home/reckless/public_html
Cart:
Your cart is currently empty
Serving Chicago since 1989!

Reckless shirt design
Hello everyone,

Our friends at Barrel Maker Printing have set up a virtual store to support struggling local businesses. It's hard to ask for help because so many of us are having a hard time right now, but if you're still in a place where you can support please consider checking out the many shirt designs, ours among them! Anything we raise will go to supporting our employees and you'd be helping out other great businesses.

Like many businesses in Chicago and other great cities of the world, we will be observing social distancing and our doors are closed to the public for the foreseeable future. We will be maintaining minimal operations and doing as much as we can to continue web sales and ship orders.
If you are local we can also offer contactless curbside pick up at our Belmont & Wicker Park locations between 10-6 daily.

The inventory for the Belmont and Milwaukee Ave stores are available for purchase here, and we will be adding fresh new arrivals and new releases as best we can. Please let us know if you are interested in something you don't see here and we will try and get it for you. Gift certificates are also available if you would like to support us now and shop later.

We will continue to do everything in our power to keep you supplied with music and movies while also doing our part to help flatten the curve!
Thank you so very much for your continued support. We love what we do and very much look forward to the day when we can open our doors again.


Love,
Reckless

DILLON, BEATRICE
Workaround (imp, In Plastic Sleeve)
 cover
Pan
Impressive debut album by the London based artist/DJ Beatrice Dillon. Working at a fixed 150BPM, Dillon's production is ridiculously crisp with a lot of interesting & sometimes disorienting hard stereo panning & some amazing sounding acoustic samples. Some of the beats remind us of Thom Yorke's techno experiments with hints of dub & hi-fi production that makes us think of the 80s digital sounds of YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA. Some pretty impressive restraint & maturity to be found here for a first album. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $26.99
PURITY RING
Womb (ltd. Red Vinyl)
 cover
4AD
The Canadian duo PURITY RING return with "Womb." At first many of the songs seem like crisp & clear electronic pop songs but there's something "off" & unsettling about the production & slowly you start to realize that there's a certain menace to some of it. Fans of other futuristic electro pop like GRIMES, THE KNIFE, THE XX etc will dig this unique stuff.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $25.99
MELKBELLY
Pith
 cover
Wax Nine
Local heroes MELKBELLY give us their third full length release, unhinged noise rock that plays with your sense of time and harmony. "Pith" is a refreshingly youthful and irreverent record that reminds us of the more angular elements of bands like WYE OAK. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $15.99
THUNDERCAT
It Is What It Is (cream Vinyl) (indie-exclusive Edition)
 cover
Brainfeeder
The fourth official full length from THUNDERCAT is a major triumph, developing the ideas of future funk and lite rock, present in his breakthrough "Drunk", into a larger expression of music that touches on lo-fi beat music, chamber pop, yacht rock, hip-hop and other styles that defy categorization. With the help of such luminaries as TY DOLLA SIGN, LIL B THA BASED GOD, STEVE LACY and CHILDISH GAMBINO, It Is What It Is is certainly the most fulfilled bit of stylistic expression in THUNDERCAT's career. What is remarkable is how unified of a statement this record is. While not a step beyond the territory of what to expect from the artist - this is a THUNDERCAT record thru and thru - this is the most consistent and focused he has been throughout his career. Its a bit hard to think of who this record would not be RECOMMENDED to, so if you're reading this, this new record comes RECOMMENDED as hell!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $23.99
WARD, M.
Migration Stories (ltd. Color Vinyl)
 cover
Anti
"Migration Stories" is M. Ward's 10th album. This one has a sort of smokey Americana to it, with cavernous reverb on finger picked acoustic guitars, songs that sound like standards & then you realize it's an original with nods towards the past & an overall timeless vibe.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $20.99
SIMONE, NINA
Fodder On My Wings (reissue)
 cover
Verve
2020 reissue of this Nina Simone rarity from 1982. The album was recorded in 1982 just after she moved to Paris & then released on a French label. Supposedly it was one of her favorite recordings. The songs are a mix of styles from show tune-esque piano & vocal pieces to upbeat Latin influenced tunes.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $22.99
NAP EYES
Snapshot Of A Beginner
 cover
Jagjaguwar
This is the 4th album from the Halifax, NS indie rock band. Nigel Chapman is an excellent lyricist who writes his songs in epic, 20 minute improvised sessions that are then organized by the rest of the band. Fans of MOUNTAIN GOATS, SILVER JEWS etc... will love this new one.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $17.99
DUNGEN
Dungen Live
 cover
Mexican Summer
Back in 2016, Reckless was lucky to host an afternoon in-store performance by the incredible Swedish band DUNGEN. The guys seemed a little sleepy or possibly a little hungover but they then proceeded to bliss us all out with an incredible instrumental jam session. It was definitely a highlight of our 30 years as a store. This live album reminds us a lot of that great day. Featuring a number of passages pieced together into a giant patchwork of jams, this live record should only help to solidify more that these guys are one of the best bands around. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Belmont
New LP $15.99
MINT MILE
Ambertron (2lp)
 cover
Comedy Minus One
After a few excellent EPs, SILKWORM & BOTTOMLESS PIT member (& current SUNN O))) bass player) Tim Midyett delivers the first full-length from MINT MILE. This epic double LP features a sprawling cast of characters including members of SONGS: OHIA & SHEARWATER as well as guests Kelly Hogan on vocals, Alison of HELEN MONEY & more. Fans of Tim's impressive music career will be floored by this musical statement. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $28.99
ANDO, HIROKAZU
Super Smash Bros. (videogame Soundtrack) (pikachu: Red/yellow/black Tri-stripe)
 cover
2D Ninja
Limited edition & already out of print at the label soundtrack for the classic N64 game SUPER SMASH BROS. Some themes by other composers are also included.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $39.99
TAME IMPALA
Slow Rush (2lp, 180g, Green Vinyl)
 cover
Interscope
LAST COPIES!!! This limited edition green vinyl pressing of the 2020 album by Kevin Parker's TAME IMPALA is out of print.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $29.99
WINDY & CARL
Allegiance & Conviction
 cover
Kranky
Reckless favorites WINDY & CARL are back on Kranky with their first album in 8 years Allegiance & Conviction. The Dearborn, MI duo are longstanding heroes of the space rock/ambient realm & a new record from them is always special. Crisp & clean, stream of consciousness guitar with almost barely audible spoken lyrics by Windy that give this one a bit more of a haunting quality than their other releases. Another great one from these record store owning drone masters! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $15.99
AVERY, DANIEL & ALESSANDRO CORTINI
Illusion Of Time (ltd. Color Vinyl)
 cover
Mute
Highly anticipated collaboration between two greats of modern electronic music, Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini. Avery is a British musician who most recently released the excellent "Song for Alpha" which was a mix of washy ambience & melodic dance tracks. The synth wiz Cortini is best known for his live work with NINE INCH NAILS & a very prolific last few years topped off with the great "Volume Massimo" album. This album is everything we were hoping for with beautiful & arpeggiated synth patterns, thick sub bass lines, with some lo-fi tape hiss that will appeal to fans of BOARDS OF CANADA & SURVIVE with some shoegaze textures. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont
New LP $27.99
DEEPER
Auto- Pain (chicago Exclusive) ("deep Freeze" Blue Vinyl)
 cover
Firetalk
Local heroes DEEPER follow their 2018 self-titled debut with more angular, spastic post-punk stylings that recall the nervous energy of THE FEELIES and the dark emotiveness of THE CURE. This is dark, nostalgic music that will help through the darker times we live in. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont
New LP $18.99
ENO, ROGER / ENO, BRIAN
Mixing Colours (2lps)
 cover
Deutsche Gramaphone
"Mixing Colours" is the first collaborative album by the brothers Brian & Roger Eno. This reminds us of a Brian Eno's 2010s ambient albums, specifically "Lux" but honestly it makes us mostly think of different genre of music that he was a specific influence on, 80s Japanese ambient or "environmental music."
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $41.99
KNXWLEDGE
1988' (indie-exclusive Purple Vinyl)
 cover
Stones Throw
Rooted in the same gospel, jazz and soul as his fellow Stones Throw Artists MADLIB and J DILLA, KNWLEDGE has made one of his most powerful, expressive statements in 1988. This is instrumental hip-hop at its best: psychedelic, leftfield and yet rooted to the music that gives club music its distinct identity. CHOICE!
Available at: Belmont
New LP $22.99
PEARL JAM
Gigaton (2lp)
 cover
Monkeywrench
Already being hailed as the most vital Pearl Jam record in quite some time Gigaton is going to make many fans extremely happy. It.s been nearly 30 years since Ten built a stranglehold on the indie & pop scenes of the early 90s. It would be easy to give up, cash in, & make uninspired drivel, but with Gigaton, you can hear a revitalized Eddy Vedder crashing directly against the politics of the day. For a band that led us directly out of the 80s to come back 30 years later with tracks that remind us so much of Talking Heads!? This is definitely worth your time! With free lithograph while supplies last!
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $37.99
IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS
Who Sent You?
 cover
International Anthem
The Intl Anthem label continues their unbeaten streak with the second record from IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS, another collection of unbridled free jazz and spoken- word expression. Who Sent You? explores much of the same territory of late-capitalist struggles and Afro- futurist aspirations, but takes more time to let the sonic ideas breathe. Vocalist / poet Camae Ayewa (aka MOOR MOTHER) ties all of these songs together, playing with the cadences of the vocal rhythm while remaining true to the albums vision. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $21.99
MOANING
Uneasy Laughter (loser Edition)
 cover
Sub Pop
This is the 2nd album on Sub Pop from the L.A. based post-punk band MOANING. The band has added a lot more synths to the mix this time around & it makes sense with their rhythmic, new wave influenced rock songs. Think INTERPOL, early FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, Gary Numan etc...RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $18.99
DEEP SPACE DUO
Spacetones
 cover
Love All Day
DEEP SPACE DUO is a collaboration between Chicago musicians Whitney Johnson (aka MATCHESS) & Matt Jencik (IMPLODES). The two met while playing in the CIRCUIT DES YEUX live band & built their collaboration around their Acetone Top 5 organ obsessions. Long form organ jams with nods towards Terry Riley, early 90s noise/drone ala DEAD C & expansive ambient sounds similar to STARS OF THE LID. Limited edition of 100 in astronaut food themed plastic bag.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New Cassette $9.99
CHAPTERHOUSE
Whirlpool (imp, 180grm Reissue) (blue & Silver Marble Vinyl, Numbered)
 cover
Music on Vinyl
Limited edition import only color vinyl pressing of this UK shoegaze classic from 1991. Though CHAPTERHOUSE arent often mentioned alongside the giants of the era like MY BLOODY VALENTINE, RIDE & SLOWDIVE, Whirlpool is definitely an important early 90s gem. A nice mix of woozy shoegaze melodies, dreamy psychedelia & even some nods at the popular acid house sound of the time. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $33.99
HELEN MONEY
Atomic (clear Vinyl)
 cover
Thrill Jockey
Cellist and composer Alison Chesley returns as HELEN MONEY, layering her instrument with industrial rhythms to create a mixture of neoclassical, dark ambient and post-rock. On Thrill Jockey.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $22.99
HASSELL, JON
Vernal Equinox (2020 Reissue)
 cover
Ndeya
An essential reissue of JON HASSELL's first commercial record Vernal Equinox, originally released on Lovely Music in 1977. Ambient, fourth-world explorations that introduce the muted raga and folk elements that would define HASSELL's career. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $22.99
GRUBER, TREY
Herculean House Of Cards (opaque Blue Vinyl)
 cover
Numero Group
The Chicago musician Trey Gruber died tragically of an overdose at 26. While listening to these posthumous recordings released by Numero, it's impossible not to imagine what could have been. His songs & lyrics are ridiculously mature & well-crafted. You can hear bits of John Lennon, Dylan, Syd Barrett, Pete Ham & outsider songwriters like Martin Newell. This really is an incredible collection. RIP TREY GRUBER.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $26.99
LURKER OF CHALICE
Tellurian Slaked Furnace (2lp) :(w/ Poster)
 cover
Nuclear War Now
The 2005 album by LURKER OF CHALICE is one of our favorite black metal records OF ALL TIME at Reckless. L.O.C. is the side project of Jef Whiteheads better known LEVIATHAN project. Before he released that album he released two limited CD-R demos that have been re-compiled by Whitehead for this release. Those of you that know the album might be surprised by the experimental nature of these recordings. Yes there are black metal songs, but there are also lengthy acoustic passages, almost gothic folk tunes that remind us of artists like CURRENT 93, dark ambient drones & more. TOTALLY EPIC STUFF.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $28.99