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APOCALYPSE HOBOKEN
Everybody's Been Burned (purple Vinyl) (reckless Exclusive Color, Ltd 100)
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Underground Communiq
RECKLESS-EXCLUSIVE PURPLE VINYL EDITION of this brand new collection of APOCALYPSE HOBOKEN songs from demos, splits, comps, etc which have all been remastered & sound amazing. APOCALYPSE HOBOKEN were/are (they've played shows here & there since they broke up in 1999 after the release of "Microstars") one of the most powerful & unique punk rock bands to ever emerge from Chicago. You know it's HOBOKEN as soon as you hear 'em with their angular & aggressive style capped by TODD POT's great lyrics & delivery. Truly one-of-a-kind & limited to 100 copies on PURPLE VINYL. *** FYI there is a naked man on the back cover.***
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New LP $14.99

THIS HEAT
Made Available (remastered) (reckless Color Vinyl Exclusive)
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Modern Classics
The Modern Classics label (via Light in the Attic) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first ever gig by the legendary experimental rock group of London known as THIS HEAT with three new reissues. These Peel Sessions were recorded for the legendary DJ's BBC Radio 1 show & were the first proper recordings that people ever heard by the group. Songs from their first two albums are featured here along with some tape experiments unique to this release. These recordings were first officially released in the late 90's & this is the first re-release on vinyl since then featuring newly remastered sound. We are honored to present our own limited Reckless Records vinyl color of 100 copies of each of these essential remasters. This pressing is only available in our physical shops & web store & was also for sale at the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE.
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New LP $23.99

THIS HEAT
Live 80- 81 (reckless Color Vinyl Exclusive)
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Modern Classics
The Modern Classics label (via Light in the Attic) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first ever gig by the legendary experimental rock group of London known as THIS HEAT with three new reissues. "Live 80-81" was compiled by guitarist Charles Bullen & drummer Charles Hayward & features lo-fi cassette recordings from various shows across Europe recorded in 1980 & 1981. As you can imagine with early 80's boombox recordings, the sound can be rough at times but the performances are incredible & prove that they were a formidable live band at their peak. We are honored to present our own limited Reckless Records vinyl color of 100 copies of each of these essential reissues. This pressing is only available in our physical shops & web store & was also for sale at the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE.
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New LP $23.99

THIS HEAT
Repeat / Metal (remastered) (reckless Color Vinyl Exclusive)
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Modern Classics
The Modern Classics label (via Light in the Attic) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first ever gig by the legendary experimental rock group of London known as THIS HEAT with three new reissues."Repeat/ Metal" was recorded in 1979-80 & was intended as their third proper album but it wasn't officially released until 1993. These are the most experimental recordings by the group with two side long tracks of tape loops & studio experiments that still sound incredibly modern & unique 40 years later. We are honored to present our own limited Reckless Records vinyl color of 100 copies of each of these essential remasters. This pressing is only available in our physical shops & web store & was also for sale at the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE.
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New LP $23.99

OHMME
Parts (silver Vinyl)
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Joyful Noise
"Parts" is the debut full-length album from the talented Chicago duo OHMME. Sima Cunningham & Macie Stewart are both formidable guitarists & singers & their sound relies heavily on their complex & soaring vocal harmonies & willingness to push the pop song structure into more experimental territory. Both of the musicians have collaborated with musicians from a variety of genres including Ken Vandermark, Vic Mensa & Jeff Tweedy who they toured with in early 2018. Fans of everything from TUNE-YARDS to the BREEDERS, THE MINUTEMEN & THE ROCHES will love this. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $17.99

INTERPOL
Marauder (cream Vinyl, Indie-exclusive)
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Matador
INTERPOL IS BACK! "Marauder" is the NYC group's 6th album & 2nd as a trio. The album has a "no frills" vibe to it with dry production & straight-ahead songs. The mood is mostly pretty dark here with nods to all stages of their career with reminders of the very underrated group THE SOUND & early U2. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $18.99

PAPA M
Broke Moon Rises A Broke Moon Rises
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Drag City
David Pajo has spent the past few years recovering from a major motorcycle accident & during that time he's managed to eek out two PAPA M records, "Highway Songs" from 2016 & now "A Broke Moon Rises" in 2018. Aside from some sparse drumming, this album focuses almost entirely around the acoustic guitar. Pajo seems to be exploring rhythms & melodies touched on by 20th century composers such as Philip Glass & Steve Reich & he closes the album with his version of the song "Spiegel im Spiegel" by the Estonian composer Arvo Part. Another amazing PAPA M album & we wish David a speedy recovery! RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $19.99

THEE OH SEES
Smote Reverser
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In The Red
(THEE) OH SEES return for a 2018 drama replete with organ and keyboard (courtesy of the 'Memory of a Cut Off Head' keyboardist TOM DOLAS, plus the signature DWYER shredding and reinvention. Excellent!
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New LP $22.99

SULACO
Prize
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Translation Loss
Third album from Rochester, NY's SULACO! It's been seven long years since their last record (& it was five years between recods before that) but the wait is certainly worth it. Guitarist/vocalist ERIK BURKE was in the final incarnation of BRUTAL TRUTH & has a long pedigree of great bands: LETHARGY (pre-MASTODON) & KALIBAS included. SULACO could lazily be billed as tech-death, because the songs are complex, but there's such consistency from song to song, it feels less like "tech-metal" & more like fleshed-out grindcore or something. Whatever you want to call it, it was expertly recorded by DOUG WHITE at Watchmen Studios & sounds massive. Great stuff!!
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New LP $23.99

SHOWBIZ & A.G.
Runaway Slave (2018 Reissue)
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Island
Thank you, Reissue Gods!!! Previously only available as a super rare promo LP and as a crappy-sounding reissue, Island Records has finally delivered an excellent-sounding reissue of this classic, CLASSIC 1992 record. Key members of the Diggin in the Crates (DITC) crew, this album is underrated amongst the numerous amazing LPs released during the Golden Era of hip hop. I can't recommened this enough!!!
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New LP $22.99

ANTARCTIGO VESPUCCI
Essential Antarctigo Vespucci Volume One
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Asian Man
JEFF ROSENSTOCK & CHRIS FARREN's band sees their out- of-print 7-inches, comp tracks, etc released on one handy LP. And this is just Volume One!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $14.99

INTEGRITY/ KRIEG
Integrity/ Krieg (split) Krieg/ Integrity
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Relapse
Crazy good split here with four songs by legendary metallic hardcore crew INTEGRITY & black metal recluses KRIEG, who offer up their first new song in four years, supplemented by what sounds like a re- recording of "This Time I'll Leave You To Drown" from their 2014 split with MOLOCH & a live version of "The Sick Winds Stir the Cold Dawn." SICK INDEED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $17.99

LUCERO
Among The Ghosts
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Liberty & Lament
As long as Lucero's been around, you start to think about the things & sounds they return to, & the things they've decided to leave behind. Among The Ghosts speaks to the past, but in new ways for the band. Always a beer away from a bar room brawl, Among the Ghosts is a bleaker, darker sounding record for the band, & one that deals most consistently with family; its absence, its anchor. Among the Ghhosts is full of heart & emotion, & for long time fans of the band it will feel almost like a friend accomplishing a goal, returning home, different, but heroic.
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New LP $17.99

SPIDER BAGS
Someday Everything Will Be Fine (peak Vinyl Ed. "bruiser" Color Vinyl)
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Merge
The Americana tinged punkers known as SPIDER BAGS return with "Someday Everything Will Be Fine." This falls in line with their previous style of upbeat punk rock tunes with a nod a country music & features guest vocals from Patrick of TITUS ANDRONICUS as well as Memphis legend Jack Oblivian. Fans of TITUS ANDRONICUS, HOLD STEADY etc... will dig.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $19.99

DAKOTA/ DAKOTA
Shoot In The Dark+ (colored Vinyl)
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Forge Again
Well lookee here!! This is the pre-RUSSIAN CIRCLES & RLYR band DAKOTA/DAKOTA's entire discography, which was first released in 2007 as an LP with a 7-inch, but Forge Again Records knew they could do better, so this reissue has all of the songs on one LP, re-cut & with a "tweaked" mastering job. Total math rock a la early MINUS THE BEAR, BATTLES, but instrumental.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $12.99

KNELT ROTE
Alterity
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Nuclear War Now
We're not sure, but this might be KNELT ROTE's swan- song, & if so, at least they went out on a high note. After six long years since the incredible 2012 LP "Trespass," KNELT ROTE returns with this seven-song burst of blackened-noise-grind. Foul stuff for guttural blast freaks.
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New LP $21.99

LEDGE
Year One
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Feast of Tentacles
This three-song LP collects the OOP two-song LEDGE demo as well as their song from the split LP with fellow Chicago band DISROTTED. LEDGE is the solo jam from ex-WEEKEND NACHOS vocalist JOHN CAUTION, but is more sludge/doom than anything else. Ultra heavy.
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New LP $17.99

MATCHESS
Sacracorpa (turmeric Colored Vinyl)
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Trouble in Mind
Chicago's WHITNEY JOHNSON returns with her 3rd album as MATCHESS, for Chicago's great Trouble In Mind imprint. The music was written during a time of personal crisis, at various locations (including LA MONTE YOUNG & MARIAN ZAZELLA's Dream House) and an earth ship in New Mexico. The music is shamanistic, using her voice, field recordings, organ, viola, rhythm machines and more. Excellent!
Available at: Loop
New LP $14.99

RISE AGAINST
Ghost Note Symhponies Vol 1
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Capitol
Stripped-down, acoustic-and-strings versions of 10 RISE AGAINST favorites! Very cool to hear these power- ful songs in a new format.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

DEATH
Individual Thought Patterns (2lp) (deluxe 25th Anniv. W/ Bonus Live Show)
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Relapse
Incredible double-LP reissue of this landmark technical death metal album!! Includes a bonus LP of a live show from Germany in 1993. This is the vinyl version of the double CDs that were released in 2011!
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New LP $28.99

DEATH
Leprosy (2lp W/ Bonus Tracks) (deluxe 30th Anniv. Ed.)
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Relapse
Double-LP reissue of DEATH's second album from 1988! The album comes packaged with 10 rehearsal tracks on the second LP!
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New LP $28.99

DIAMOND D
Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop (2lp) (2018 Reissue)
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Mercury
OFFICIAL 2018 reissue of this legendary 1992 debut album from DIAMOND (aka DIAMOND D). Pure, pure hip- hop . . . as funky as can be (DIAMOND D also produced every song on "Stunts" save for a lone song from his DITC pal SHOWBIZ), great lyrics & a range of emotions. "Best Kept Secret," "Sally Got a One Track Mind," "Fuck What You Heard," "Pass Dat Shit," BIG L, FAT JOE, LORD JAMAR, SADAT X, JUST GET THIS! RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $22.99

BEAK>
Beak >> (2lp, Remastered)
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Temporary Residence
Hot on the heels of his collaoration with BEN SALISBURY ("Drokk") & the magnificent QUAKERS album, PORTISHEAD'S GEOFF BARROW returns with the second BEAK album alongside MATT WILLIAMS & BILLY FULLER. Synth-y, mellow, tunes that evoke KRAFTWERK, SILVER APPLES & Krautrock all in one tidy package. NICE!!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

BEAK>
Beak> (2lp, Remaster)
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Temporary Residence
2009 album from PORTISHEAD's Geoff Barrow and a couple mates, recorded in a shockingly short amount of time and with an urgency that is a welcome shift from his main band. Essentially Portishead's 'Third' without Beth Gibbons, this record is full of Can/Neu! grooves from someone who understands the importance of a groove. If you love those bands, you'll dig this. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

DEAFHEAVEN
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (150g)
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Anti
The California genre hoppers known as DEAFHEAVEN return with their 4th album. The album begins with a slow piano melody that feels like it's going to go full-on SUPERTRAMP before it veers into a mix of beautiful post-punk & indie rock. Throughout the album they do what they do best, blending catchy almost emo guitar riffage with harsh screaming & nods at black metal ala WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $20.99

DIRTY PROJECTORS
Lamp Lit Prose
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Domino
"Lamp Lit Prose" is the 8th album by David Longstreth & DIRTY PROJECTORS. This is a really upbeat record, almost a party record, with the spastic cut & paste indie rock sound they're best known for mixed with M.J. obsessed R&B pop, D'angelo esque neo soul & highlife & afrobeat.
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New LP $20.99

FISHBONE
Reality Of My Surroundings (2lp) (2018 Reissue)
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Megaforce
2018 reissue of what is widely considered FISHBONE's best LP. An almost indescribable band, FISHBONE melds ska, punk, funk, jazz all with a sharp wit & social commentary, & their live show is out of this world. Do you like intense, groovy, progressive music? U NEED.
Available at: Loop
New LP $17.99

OBSCURA
Diluvium
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Relapse
I mean, how is this human beings? Oh, they're German? That makes sense, considering the technical precision presented on this, OBSCURA's fourth album of death wizardry. The sort of tech-death that needs to be heard to be believed. Just insane.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $17.99

OCEAN
Precambrian (3lp, Reissue)
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Pelagic
Here's what we had to say about this now 10-year-old album when we stocked the even-more-expensive, import- only version way back in 2008! This album still kills! HOLY SHIT. OK, I know this is really expensive, but the late-2007 album from Germany's THE OCEAN is going to make a lot of critics' 2008 best-of lists even though it technically doesn't qualify. The first LP is 20 minutes of intense, pummeling hardcore/ metal along the lines of SWARM OF THE LOTUS or ARCHITECTS. The second and third LPs are an hour's worth of more drawn-out, intense & pummeling hardcore, but more along the lines of NEUROSIS or early ISIS material. Again, this is 50 dollars, but so worth it I can barely put it into words. JUST BUY THIS RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $47.99

STONE, CARL
Electronic Music From The 80s & 90s
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Unseen Worlds
This is the second collection of recordings by the electronic artist Carl Stone. The former student of Morton Subotnick made these unique electronic pieces using analog synths & computers & they sound remarkably fresh & modern in 2018. Beautiful long form drones that make us think of Andy Stott or ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, percussive repetition ala Steve Reich & so much more. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $23.99