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Wow, another great Record Store Day has come and gone. Thanks so much to everyone that came out! Thanks to all the bands that played! Thanks to HALF ACRE BEER, DARK MATTER COFFEE and INTELLIGENTSIA COFFEE for the goodies!

As usual we sold out of a lot of titles early, but we still have a fair amount left too. Follow the link for a list of what's left. You can also use RSD 2018 as a search term to locate items as well. We always try to have accurate inventory information but it can be a little wonky after RSD. We will do our best to keep the list of what we have accurate.

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SEVEN DAYS OF SAMSARA
Seven Days Of Samsara 1998-2018 (2lp) (random Color Vinyl)
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Self
Double-LP, complete discography collection from Milwaukee's SEVEN DAYS OF SAMSARA! Chaotic, swirling hardcore & they were completely insane live. This has everything they recorded & released, plus some live & unreleased material! R.I.P. SEVEN DAYS OF SAMSARA.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

TENEMENT
Smother Me In Hugs (soundtrack)
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Malokul
Wisconsin's TENEMENT started to branch out on their excellent 2015 double-LP "Predatory Headlights," scored the 2017 film "Proxy" & have again spread their composing wings to score "Smother Me in Hugs," a Columbia University thesis film by ERIC SCHUMAN. This is mostly avant-garde-ish, instrumental music appropriate for a film score, but the band goes back to their power-pop-fuzz roots on "Don't Let Them Tell You," a great song if there ever was one. Part of us wishes that TENEMENT would just put out another power- pop album, but seeing what they're capable of outside of that world is stunning.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

RUBY KARINTO
Ruby Karinto
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Hozac
This guitar-less band makes no bones about their clear ESG & DELTA 5 influence, but their Moog-laced dance- art-punk is, in the words of ROBERT PALMER, simply irresistible!!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $13.99

SUEVES
R.i.p Clearance Event
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Hozac
Second album of punk 'n' roll from Chicago's SUEVES. This will bash & smash you good, but your toe will still be tapping when you're in a full-body cast.
Available at: Loop
New LP $13.99

F.U.K.
Road Kill Detroit 1977
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Hozac
Another killer entry into Hozac Records' Archival Series! F.U.K. (which clearly means "fuck" but also stands for 'Fucked Up Kids') were comprised of ROGER MILLER (MISSION OF BURMA) & SUE RYNSKI & only ever recorded these two songs. "Road Kill" is an immediate, unearthed classic in the snotty punk vein of BLATZ & the B-side is a more focused, pseudo-futuristic tune.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New 45 $7.99

VELVETEEN RABBIT
Mind- Numbing Entertainment I Wanna Be Your Woman
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Hozac
Ex-JEANIES members are back with VELVETEEN RABBIT! A side is a sultry swinger & "Woman" slinks along with glammed-up confidence.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New 45 $6.99

HINDS
I Don't Run (ltd, 150g, White Vinyl)
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Mom & Pop
Not to sound harsh, but part of the appeal to HINDS' debut album, "Leave Me Alone," was their loose grasp on both English (they're from Madrid) & their instru- ments, its jangly, barely-holding-it-together vibe both catchy & endearing. On this, their second album (& it's been at least three years since they recorded their debut), the band has a much better grasp on everything, & it shows that their songwriting chops are a real thing, not just a byproduct of youthful exuberance. Sure to please pop fans of all ages & definitely RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: Loop
New LP $19.99

BLANCK MASS
Odd Scene Ep (limited Ed.) Shit Luck
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Sacred Bones
Benjamin John Power of FUCK BUTTONS goes full-on industrial hardcore on this EP. Fans of late 80's stuff like early NIN, MINISTRY & FUCK BUTTONS will totally love this.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

ALKAHOLIKS
21 & Over (reissue)
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Get On Down
YES!! Nice reissue of this 1993 album by West Coast crew THA ALKAHOLIKS. You think these guys like beer? This album is notable for not only its short run time of approximately 35 minutes, but also because it features production on two tracks by LOOT PACK aka MADLIB. Classic West Coast shit!!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $20.99

RISKER, JESSICA
I See You Among The Stars
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Western Vinyl
Fantastic debut from the Chicago based singer/ songwriter Jessica Risker. The first thing that came to mind when listening to Risker's excellent singing & playing was the Laural Canyon folk legend Judee Sill but Risker definitely isn't a West Coast copycat. We're really excited to hear more from this talented local artist. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99

ICEAGE
Beyondless
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Matador
"Beyondless" is the 4th album from the Copenhagen based band ICEAGE. Led by Elias Bender Ronnenfelt, the band has definitely leveled-up on this one. Ronnenfelt's side project MARCHING CHURCH seems to have influenced the sound of this record quite a bit, with this album veering away from the punky sound they were known for towards more of a early BAD SEEDS sound which MARCHING CHURCH is also known for. A highlight is definitely the song "Pain Killer" which features Sky Ferreira on back-up vocals & it sounds like it could fit perfectly in a BAD SEEDS set. That punk energy isn't lost though, instead the energy is just spread out in different ways. Fans of the band, MARCHING CHURCH, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, P.J. Harvey, PROTOMARTYR etc... will love this. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

ELWAY
For The Sake Of The Bit
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Red Scare
Heartfelt-but-in-your-face pop punk from Colorado's ELWAY. These guys are underrated & low-key killing it, so hop on board before their impending popularity leaves you in the dust.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

DYNOSPECTRUM
Dynospectrum (20 Year Anniversary) (3lp, Remastered)
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Rhymesayers
FIRST TIME ON VINYL for this legendary 1998 indie hip-hop album featuring SLUG (ATMOSPHERE), I SELF DIVINE (MICRANOTS), MUSAB & GENE POOLE. This is about as backpacker as you can get: a deep, deep lyrical style with ANT's bare-bones production. This version is remastered & features three previously-unreleased bonus tracks. Behold the beautiful artwork, which is an early piece by AARON HORKEY! CLASSIC STUFF.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $32.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS
I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats (2lp, Pink & Blue Vinyl)
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Merge
People LOVE THE MOUNTAIN GOATS including these 14 artists that have recorded covers of every song on the classic "All Hail west Texas" album. The compilation includes Andrew Bird, Laura Jane Grace of AGAINST ME, HOLY SONS, Craig Finn of HOLD STEADY & more!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $27.99

PSEUDO SLANG
Hardscrabble
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Baby Steps
2018 album from PSEUDO SLANG (EMCEE SICK & DJ FORM) brings that straighy lyricism/head-nod style from the studio directly into your earholes. No-frills hip-hop with a mix of production & live instruments.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $14.99

VANTZOU, CHRISTINA
No4 No 4
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Kranky
Fantastic 4th album from the Belgium-based artist Christina Vantzou. With help from a variety of collaborators including Kranky labelmate Steve Hauschildt, Angel Deradoorian & many others, Vantzou has managed to blend electronic improvisation with beautiful orchestral pieces & a lot of DEEP tones. Vantzou's music always has a soundtrack quality to it & we were specifically reminded of the late Johann Johannsson's amazing "Arrival" soundtrack, STARS OF THE LID & the Kranky release just before this one DEDEKIND CUT's "Tahoe." Incredible stuff.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99

GOST
Possessor
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Blood Music
This album's tone is set right away with several old clips from the Satanic Panic era: newscasters talking about Satanism, people recounting their participation in Satanic rituals, etc. After that, GOST hits hard with his absolutely-evil take on electronic/dance music. THIS IS NOT A "TRADITIONAL" HEAVY METAL ALBUM. IT IS ALL ELECTRONICS BUT VERY EVIL & ON BLOOD MUSIC SO WE PUT IT IN THE METAL SECTION. ALSO IT'S SATANIC.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $23.99

THUNDERCAT
Drank (2lp, Ltd. Purple Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Brainfeeder
DJ Candlestick & OG Ron C of the Houston DJ group Chopstars chopped & screwed reimagining of THUNDERCATS's excellent 2017 album "Drunk."
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $27.99

LURKER OF CHALICE
Lurker Of Chalice (2lp Reissue) (w/ Poster)
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Nuclear War Now
Much appreciated reissue of this long-out-of-print 2005 LP from LURKER OF CHALICE, an offshoot of the one-man black metal machine that is LEVIATHAN aka Wrest. LURKER OF CHALICE is a bit more experimental than LEVIATHAN, adding progressive & even goth elements to the pummeling black metal. The album's opening is legendary among fans starting with some intentionally fake sounding timpanis with a harmonized guitar lead that leads to a beautiful acoustic passage with a sample of some crows cawing. This then explodes into a furious black metal song with memorably woozy guitar part. The album has a ton of variety with slow & pretty passages, hints of drone, post-rock & doom. This reissue has a brown cover with a gold logo & comes with a sick poster. Easily one of the most unique & listenable black metal records ever released. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $28.99

DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING
Second Damnation (reissue)
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Exit Stencil
Obscure hard rock group DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING (or just DAMNATION for short) released only three albums & this is the second one, first released in 1970. Think SIR LORD BALTIMORE, PENTAGRAM, BLUE CHEER, & so on. Heavy stuff!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $24.99

DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING
Damnation Of Adam Blessing (reissue)
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Exit Stencil
Obscure hard rock group DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING (or just DAMNATION for short) released only three albums & this is the first one, first released in 1969. Think SIR LORD BALTIMORE, PENTAGRAM, BLUE CHEER, & so on. Heavy stuff!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $24.99

ODIUM
Sad Realm Of The Stars (reissue)
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Blood Music
2018 reissue of ODIUM's lone album, released in 1998 on Nocturnal Art! We're not sure what happened to these guys, but they left behind an underground gem of symphonic black metal. Fans of early DIMMU, CRADLE OF FILTH or SEPTICFLESH be sure to check this out!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

PREOCCUPATIONS
New Material (w/ Download, Gray Vinyl)
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Jagjaguwar
PREOCCUPATIONS are a 4-piece from Alberta, Canada. Their songs have a nice post-punk grit, in a sort of post-JOY DIVISION way. The album is an ode to depression and works its way through layers and complexities, dressed in black.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $15.99

SIMPLY SAUCER
Cyborgs Revisited (2lp, Remaster) (w/ Bonus Trks)
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In The Red
Absolutely, hands-down, one of the BEST, wildest psychedelic bands ever. Imagine the Stooges, Velvets, Pink Fairies, Syd's Floyd and Roxy-era Eno wrapped up in one band! it's that good!!! Killer riffs, attitude, mild-melting electronics, and blasts of distortion that could level a city block! all from 1974 Canada!!?? It makes no sense, as it should not! This stuff is just too hot...If you buy one psych album this year, this is it!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! 2018 Remastered version features an extra LP of live recordings that are released here for the first time! Did we say !!?
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $22.99

GUIDED BY VOICES
Ogre's Trumpet (2lp) Guided By Voices Live (2lp)
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Guided By Voices
Limited edition (CD & LP) pressing of 1000 copies of this 2018 live album by GUIDED BY VOICES. Includes songs from this line-up's last 2 albums, a ton of classics & a MONKEES cover.
Available at: Loop
New LP $27.99

SPINY NORMEN
Spiny Normen (reissue)
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Riding Easy
ATTENTION BROWN ACID FANS! This Houston band was featured on "The Second Trip" & we definitely appreciate a deeper dive into the whacked-out world of this late 70's group. Sort of shambolic psych rock with some crazed flute soloing, a drummer that sounds like he's barely gonna make it through the songs, super blown-out guitar & some pretty darn good vocals. Think the first STOOGES record with Tull-esque flute & a totally fried sound. FANTASTIC!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $19.99

HARM'S WAY
Posthuman (white Vinyl)
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Metal Blade
Absolutely crushing 2018 album from Chicago's HARM'S WAY is a take-no-prisoners, fist-to-the-face record, effortlessly integrating the electronic elements they first used on 2015's "Rust" into their metal- laced hardcore. Intense doesn't even begin to describe this album . . . HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

LANGLEY SCHOOLS MUSIC PROJECT
Langley Schools Music Project (2lp) Innocence & Despair (reissue)
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Bar None
INCREDIBLE REISSUE of the two Langley Schools Music Project LPs, recorded in 1976 & '77 by a Canadian music teacher, who had kids from the two schools record choral versions of pop hits from BOWIE, BEACH BOYS, FLEETWOOD MAC, WINGS, BEATLES, NEIL DIAMOND & more. Truly beautiful stuff privately pressed after they were recorded, but first brought to national attention after Bar/None Records released a CD of them in 2001. This 2LP set has TWO SONGS not on the CD release & is packaged as two separate LPs in one sleeve. SO, SO RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $26.99

SWEET SLAG
Tracking With Close- Ups (reissue, Ltd. To 500)
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Acme/ Lion
The one & only album ever made by the London based group SWEET SLAG reissued by Acme/Lion Productions. Remastered from the original tapes, this 1971 album is fantastic look at the early 70's UK progressive sound with blues & jazz influences fantastic playing & a great recording. They toured with bands like DEEP PURPLE, STRAY & BLACK CAT BONES & you can hear hints of bands like that as well as Jethro Tull sans flute.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

SISTER IRENE O'CONNOR
Fire Of God's Love (reissue)
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Wyrd War
Attention Incredibly Strange Music fans!! This is the first ever vinyl reissue of this record that was recorded by two Australian nuns in 1973. Devotional songs mostly played on electric organ or acoustic guitar with vocal accompaniment. Many of the vocals are heavily effected with reverb or echo & though the songs are religious in theme, the music comes across more like 70's soft-psych. Imagine a mix of FREE DESIGN & SPACE LADY with enough haunting sounds that we think fans of BROADCAST & the Ghost Box label would even appreciate. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $19.99