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CASE, BRIAN
Plays Paradise Official (imp, Yellow Vinyl)
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Hands in the Dark
The prolific Chicago musician Brian Case delivers yet ANOTHER (3 in 3 years) solo album on Hands in the Dark. Case & his post-DISAPPEARS band FACS released an album earlier this year & though his solo work is a pretty different animal, it still fits in well in the universe of his rock band. Each of his 3 solo records have progressively gotten more melodic & this is definitely the "pop" record of them. Think early CABARET VOLTAIRE & HUMAN LEAGUE, Colin Newman solo etc...Fantastic stuff. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $17.99

NEQUIENT
Wolves At The Door
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Nefarious
Debut album from Chicago's NEQUIENT is not messing around!! Swirling, chaotic, metallic hardcore that bridges the math-y & straightforward elements perfectly. One of the best albums we've had the pleasure of being crushed by in 2018! RECOMMENDED.
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New CD $11.99

CRYPTOPSY
Whisper Supremacy (reissue, Silver)
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Cosmic Key
YES!! Some CRYPTOPSY fans swear by the early, LORD WORM-fronted version of the band, but this, their 1998 album & first with vocalist MIKE DISALVO is possibly their most punishing album to date. Sure, DISALVO's vocals take more of a hardcore approach: a shout- growl instead of a growl-growl, but who cares when the songs are this brutal?! Limited, import pressing on Cosmic Key Records & very highly recommended!!
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New LP $31.99

SEPULTURA
Arise (2lp, Expanded Edition) (remastered)
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Atlantic
FINALLY. After similar expanded reissues of "Chaos AD" & "Roots" we finally get the deluxe version of what could be considered SEPULTURA's masterpiece of thrash metal, "Arise." Easily one of the most creative & heaviest thrash albums of all time, this has "Arise" on the first two LPs, & rare demos, mixes & live tracks on discs 3 & 4. Essential for anyone that identifies as a metalhead. Beyond RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $29.99

PROTOMARTYR
Consolation Ep
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Domino
2018 EP from the excellent Detroit post-punk band PROTOMARTYR. Four new tracks of angular rock that should quell your desire for a new MISSION OF BURMA album & THE BREEDERS Kelley Deal provides backing vocals on two songs so BONUS!
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New LP $14.99

TANGENTS
New Bodies
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Temporary Residence
2018 album from TANGENTS, a band that combines elements of post-rock like TORTOISE & DAWN OF MIDI with hints 70s fusion.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $17.99

YUNO
Moodie (pink Vinyl, Loser Edition)
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Sub Pop
"Moodie" is the debut EP from the Jacksonville, FL based artist Yuno. Combining elements of bedroom pop, hip-hop & soul, Yuno's sound reminds us of a mix of TORO Y MOI, TAME IMPALA & SHABAZZ PALACES.
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New LP $15.99

TAKAHASHI, KUNIYUKI
Early Tape Works Vol. 2 (1986- 1993) Volume 2 (imp)
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Music From Memory
Japanese producer KUNIYUKI TAKAHASHI is the subject of this retrospective compilation from MUSIC FROM MEMORY, entitled 'Early Tape Works Vol. 2'. Composed of two volumes, these compilation reissues gather a selection of tracks from a tiny run of privately released tapes, highlighting a fascinating early period in KUNIYUKI's musical output. Incredible mellow sound, made with electronics of the day (TR-606, TB-303, Casio FZ-1 & more) in order to create what he calls a 'new Oriental sound'. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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New LP $29.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Chebran Volume 2: French Boogie (2lp) (imp)
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Born Bad
Born Bad present the 2nd volume of 'Chebran', a series focused on French boogie. A mixture of New York-style funk with electronic, Eastern or African sounds, using funky rhythms and synthesizers. Features ETTIKA, SHAMS DINN, BRIGITTE ET MICHOT, GANAWA, CREOLE STAR and more.
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New LP $23.99

OBOMSAWIN, ALANIS
Bush Lady (180g Reissue)
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Constellation
This is a reissue of the only album by the Indigenous Canadian filmmaker, activist & singer Alanis Obomsawin. The album was originally self-released in 1988 & originals are highly sought after today. Obomsawin is a member of the Abenaki Nation & this album is her interpretation of traditional First Nations music with avant-garde & classical influenced composition.
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New LP $19.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS
London Is The Place For Me 2 (imp, 2lp) : Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz...
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Honest Jon's
Repress of the 2nd installment in Honest Jon's Records' 'London Is the Place For Me', originally released in 2005. Amazing music from the first wave of modern black settlement in England, focusing on the '50s and '60s. Includes tracks by AMBROSE CAMPBELL, WEST AFRICAN RHYTHM BROTHERS BROTHERS, MONA BAPTISTE, THE LION and more.
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New LP $24.99

MOURN
Sorpresa Familia
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Captured Tracks
Third album from this talented Barcelona post-punk band. Angular & aggressive rock with hints of the 90's Touch & Go sound. Fans of everything from BRAINIAC, DEERHOOF, SLEATER-KINNEY & even JESUS LIZARD will dig this.
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New LP $16.99

ABRAMS, JOSHUA
Excavations 1
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Feeding Tube
Chicago string legend JOSHUA ABRAMS presents 'Excavations 1' on BYRON COLEY's Feeding Tube imprint. A free bass solo LP with much gnarlier tones than what he he normally demonstrates in a group setting. Here, ABRAMS pushes the sound into new realms and new sound palettes, freeing the bass from its accepted role. EXCELLENT.
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New LP $23.99

HOWLIN RAIN
Alligator Bride
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Silver Current
Ethan Miller is a busy man. If he's not shredding with COMETS ON FIRE or HERON OBLIVION, he's jamming with his more rootsy project HOWLIN RAIN. These tunes are all about keeping it "loose" ala 70's GRATEFUL DEAD, ALLMAN BROTHERS, & CSNY all with the taste level of Miller's other projects.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

HEADS
Rkt! (3lps)
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Rooster
3LP compilation of previously released material from these UK psych rockers. Their first 3 releases for the Rocket label are featured here including their first split 7" & the Sessions 2 12" from 2002.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $29.99

TOMB MOLD
Manor Of Infinite Forms
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20 Buck Spin
Highly anticipated second album from Canada's TOMB MOLD sees them on a new, higher-profile label in 20 Buck Spin & with good reason. TOMB MOLD's style of death metal has something for all death fiends, be it the chainsaw-style, Swedish guitar buzz, ultra low vocals, mid-tempo BOLT THROWER stomps or chaotic blasting. The songs also tend to hover in the five to six minute mark, letting the songs decompose at a pace that doesn't feel rushed. A very strong effort!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $19.99

KISSISSIPPI
Sunset Blush
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Self
Self-released album from Philly's KISSISSIPPI comes after the band was signed to SideOneDummy Records & that label downsized their roster. Not retaining this strong pop band was a mistake in our opinion. Fans of COURTNEY BARNETT or BEACH SLANG check it out!
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New LP $27.99

NYONI, MIKE & BORN FREE
My Own Thing
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Now Again
Super fancy collection of '70s recordings by Zambian guitarist & songwriter MIKE NYONI, as well as tracks recorded with his band BORN FREE (who you might remember from Now Again's "Welcome to Zamrock" comp). Funky Zamrock for fans of RIKKI ILILONGA or PAUL NGOZI.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $51.99

SNAIL MAIL
Lush
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Matador
"Lush" is the debut album by the 18 year old phenom Lindsey Jordan. She was born & raised in Baltimore & currently lives in Brooklyn. It's crazy enough that Jordan has released a debut this good at her age, but she's also a fantastic guitar player. Some of the playing is fairly straightforward, but she chooses interesting chords & she sounds like a vet. Her songs have a youthful exuberance, but there's an almost frustrating (frustrating in that this reviewer remembers how bad his songs at 18 were) maturity to them. Think Kurt Vile, HOP ALONG, Courtney Barnett, Julie Byrne, etc... AN AMAZING DEBUT.
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New LP $18.99

STETSON, COLIN
Hereditary (soundtrack)
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Milan
The 2018 movie "Hereditary" is easily the most hyped horror films in a few years & based on the early reviews, that hype is valid. The extremely talented saxophone player (and former ARCADE FIRE member) Colin Stetson composed the score to the film & the music he has created is creepy in its own right. Using instruments like bass clarinet & contrabass along with his trademark style of muscular sax playing that involves cyclical breathing technique & singing while playing, Stetson has created a terrifying score that hints at classic horror scores of the 70's & 80's while still sounding fresh. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $29.99

SECOND DIRECTION
Four Corners (2lp) Steps Ahead
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Sonorama
Very cool reissue of this jazz-fusion-funk library- music LP, which was assembled by saxophonist & flutist FRITZ MUNZER in 1976. This two-LP set contains not only the "Four Corners" LP, but also six tracks from the project's unreleased 1978 follow up, "Steps Ahead!"
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $34.99

BONET, KADHJA
Childqueen (indie-exclusive) (colored Vinyl)
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Fat Possum
This second album by KADHJA BONET is lumped into the Soul section simply because her sound is rooted in that lush, '70s, symphonic-soul sound, but BONET (who also played most of the music on "Childqueen") is a classically-trained violinist & the chamber-pop aspect of her music shouldn't be overlooked.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $17.99

EXPRESS RISING
Fixed Rope Ii
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Numero Group
Dante Carfanga is back with his EXPRESS RISING project. "Fixed Rope" is a collection of beautiful ambient pieces all mostly drenched in a healthy amount of reverb. The EXPRESS RISING records all have that "soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist" vibe to them & this one is no different. Short songs that all have a sense of longing to them, made with mostly guitar, drum machine & piano. Fans of everything from ELUVIUM to David Axelrod to EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY will approve.
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New LP $19.99

MCCLELLAN, SAM
Music Of The Five Elements (reissue)
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Seance Center
First ever vinyl reissue for this fantastic & peaceful 1982 album of self-proclaimed "healing music" by Sam McLellan. The music is based on the Chinese philosophy of acupuncture & the whole album flows together naturally using fingerstyle guitar ala Robbie Basho & Jim O'Rourke, Chinese flute & even some drone elements. This reminds us a lot of the mellower side of POPOL VUH. Recommended!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $26.99

FORMAN, JOANNE
Cave Vaults Of The Moon
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Seance Center
Back in 1987 Joanne Forman composed this music for an exhibit of sculptures in Mexico. The music was played at the exhibit then more or less disappeared until now. Using a variety of 80's synths, flute & guitar, Forman created a futuristic soundtrack for sculptures that were created by fictional aliens on the moon. It's easy to imagine this fantastic alien race going living their lives on the moon with this music floating in the air. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $26.99

TANCRED
Nightstand (180grm Green Vinyl)
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Polyvinyl
"Nightstand" is the 2018 album from Jess Abbott aka TANCRED. This one is maybe a little softer than "Out of the Garden" which allows for Abbott's songwriting prowess to really shine. Fans of the last one, 90's alt rock ala WEEZER & THE BREEDERS, HOP ALONG & BEST COAST will love.
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New LP $18.99

JOAN OF ARC
1984' (yellow Vinyl)
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Joyful Noise
The talented Chicago artist (and sweetest girl on the planet) Melina Ausikaitis started performing as an a cappella singer a few years back. Sometimes she'd perform with a fake guitar that is just a chunk of wood shaped like a guitar without any strings. Soon after she joined JOAN OF ARC & has been a member ever since. "1984" is an album of those a cappella songs with JOAN OF ARC backing her up & it's wonderful. Melina's songs are more like short stories or journal entries & the musical accompaniment has a mostly improvised, sound collage vibe that reminds us of the early BOOKS albums. Anybody that's followed JOAN OF ARC should be comfortable with the group pushing the boundaries of their sound & they've truly gone as far out as possible this time. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $17.99

BOZULICH, CARLA
Quieter (w/ Poster)
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Constellation
2018 album by the prolific avant-garde artist Carla Bozulich. After experiencing some ear damage on tour recently, Bozulich began going through old recordings & not surprisingy found herself focusing on quieter music. With some help from Marc Ribot (who wrote the song they perform together), Sarah Lipstate aka NOVELLER & a few others, Bozulich continues to push the boundaries of contemporary "pop" music. Fans of Kate Bush, Bjork, Patti Smith, Tom Waits etc... will approve.
Available at: Loop
New LP $19.99

CONNECTIONS
Foreign Affairs (red Vinyl)
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Trouble in Mind
"Foreign Affairs" is the 4th album by the Columbus, Ohio group. The band got their start as the first non GUIDED BY VOICES band on Rockathon Records & you shouldn't be surprised that they sort of sound like Pollard & the boys. Fantastic melodic guitar rock that makes us think of GBV, The Flying Nun label, ARCHERS OF LOAF etc...
Available at: Loop
New LP $14.99

YOB
Our Raw Heart (2lp)
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Relapse
2018 & eighth album from YOB is a triumph on a few levels. One, YOB member MIKE SCHEIDT had a near-death medical emergency that he was able to overcome (& heavily influenced the writing of this album), and two, the album itself, which is likely going to be viewed as a -- if not the -- high point in YOB's discography. The balance & interplay between light & dark on "Our Raw Hearts" is so perfect, alternatingly crushing & soaring, the near-death & triumph rolled into one. Heavy music fans (& doom fans especially) simply cannot afford to miss this one. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $25.99