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Peak Oil
PURELINK is a Chicago trio featuring Tommy Paslaski, Ben Paulson & Akeem Asani. Icy, glassy & glitchy sounds summoned from their laptops with hints of techno, dub & ambient that will certainly appeal to fans of previous Peak Oil releases. Already out of print at the label so get this now!!
Available at: Belmont and Loop
New LP $17.99
Sorry I Haven't Called (baby Blue Vinyl)
Laetitia Tamko is back at it with her 3rd VAGABON LP and 2nd on Nonesuch. She continues down the path she mapped out with her great 2017 S/T album, sprinting through R&B and house and trip-hop and synth-pop with flair & poise, all imbued with a true indie spirit. 'Sorry I Haven't Called' was written & produced with ROSTAM, whose inimitable style suits the joyous & powerful vibes that Vagabon manages to conjure here (and sometimes makes this feel like a great lost VAMPIRE WEEKEND record). Very good stuff- RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99
Window (2lp, 180g, Splatter Vinyl)
Top Shelf Records
We got an instant classic for you right here from Chicago's own RATBOYS. Made in collaboration with producer CHRIS WALLA (ex- DEATH CAB), 'The Window' has the same everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-just- kidding-throw-that-in-too mentality of WILCO's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' - polished indie rock, shaggy Americana, and fuzzy power pop with lots of space for experimentation & more than a few badass guitar solos. It's our city's answer to the "post-country" (horseshoegaze?) boom period we're fortunate enough to be in the middle of with great records just in the past year from WEDNESDAY, MJ LENDERMAN, and FLORRY. We're really proud of this one. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $28.99
Persistent Repetition Of Phrases (2023 Reissue)
History Always Favor
THE CARETAKER aka JAMES KIRBY is an exquisite, ghostly journey, transporting the listener to another time, another place, another dream via old vinyl ala PHILLIP JECK. This album is truly remarkable and evokes an old-world nostalgia like few other modern releases. ASTONISHING.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $34.99
Tracey Denim
This Matador debut from London's BAR ITALIA evokes the 90s underground in its shoegaze-y moodiness, snarling guitar fuzz choruses and cut-and-paste sample work, all drenched in atmospheric reverb. Like hearing THE STONE ROSES in the murky shadows of SLOWDIVE or BLONDE REDHEAD Superb stuff that comes RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99
Careful (loser Edition First Pressing) (color Vinyl)
Sub Pop
Chicago's own DEEPER drop their third full-length and first on the mighty Sub Pop. This time out they brighten their post-punk/darkwave stylings with swaths of new wave color & art-pop drama a la prime PSYCHEDELIC FURS, TELEVISION, and THE CARS. If they continue down this path they might just have a 'Disintegration' or 'Violator' -level crossover down the line. You can take that to the bank. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99
Sick! (light Blue Vinyl) (indie Exclusive Edition)
EARL continues his march towards Legend status with this early '22 masterpiece. The production (much of it handled by Earl himself with key contributions from BLACK NOI$E, THE ALCHEMIST & others) is still dense & unpredictable as all hell, and yet Earl's barbs are more cutting than ever, slicing like a hammer through all the crackle & pop. This might be the coldest he's ever sounded on record, with a laser-focused clarity maybe brought on by age, loss, getting through the pandemic by the skin of his teeth, or all of the above. We've been there. We get it... and we say this is HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $28.99
Everything Is Alive (clear Vinyl)
Dead Oceans
"Everything Is Alive" is the sophomore album from SLOWDIVE's incredibly successful 2nd phase. Their 2017 comeback was more present & less "shoegazey" than their original albums & this one follows in those footsteps though they've added more synth textures & acoustic guitars this time around. Neil Halstead & Rachel Goswell share vocal duties almost equally & as always they compliment each other perfectly. Overall we'd say this album is more quiet & dreamy than the last one & there's even a MOGWAI esque instrumental boldly placed 2nd in the album sequence. SLOWDIVE is an all-time Reckless fave so we're quiet excited about this one. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99
N.d.e. (imp, Reissue)
Rush Hour
The first ever vinyl reissue for Haruomi Hosono's 1995 album "N.D.E." is here courtesy of Rush Hour. Featuring collaborators such Yasuaki Shimizu, Bill Laswell & house legend Francois K, this album is a heady mix of techno, dub & VERY forward thinking electronic music. In many ways this reminds us of Manuel Gottsching's "E2-E4" with Hosono's attention to detail & crisp & clean production aesthetic. HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $33.99
Chrome Dreams (2lp W/ Etching) (remastered)
Finally!! "Chrome Dreams" is probably the most legendary of Neil Young's unreleased albums. Widely bootlegged over the years, this amazing collection of songs is finally available as a official, properly mastered release. It's difficult to say why Neil decided to not release this group of songs as planned back in 1977. Most of the songs ended up on other records over the years, most famously "Sedan Delivery", "Pocahontas" & "Powderfinger" which all appeared on "Rust Never Sleeps" in different forms. If it had been released "Chrome Dreams" might have been one of Neil best albums but you could argue the same thing about the other previously unreleased albums "Hitchhiker" & "Homegrown" which is really saying something. This is essential for all Neil heads get it now!
Available at: Loop
New LP $47.99