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Well, the promised changes to the site have been slow in coming. We've put that project on hold for the holidays and reinstated the online sales!


Older news:
After nearly 30 years on Broadway, the Lakeview store has MOVED around the way to *** 929 W BELMONT *** (just east of the Red Line stop). Come by and see us - same hours as before.


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JENCIK, MATT
Dream Character (import)
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Hands in the Dark
MATT JENCIK has been a secret weapon in many bands such as DON CABALLERO, HURL and his own IMPLODES of which his solo work feels like an outgrowth of. This lucid dream-fueled album nestles beautifully in the hazy DMZ zone between minimalism, dream pop, shoegaze and drone. Guitars blur with synthesizer, piano and other gauze-like sounds, creating a nice warm refuge. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99
SUN CITY GIRLS
Dawn Of The Devi (reissue, Remastered) (ltd. To 1000)
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Abduction
Abduction presents the first reissue of SUN CITY GIRLS' 'Dawn of the Devi', their explosive 1991 follow-up to 'Torch of the Mystics'. While 'Torch' had plenty of faux-ethnic earworms and accessible melodies to latch onto, 'Dawn of the Devi' is raw, desperate and searching blast. This will be a challenging listen for some and a masterpiece for others. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: Belmont and Loop
New LP $20.99
TELEFON TEL AVIV
Dreams Are Not Enough
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Ghostly Int'l
Josh Eustis returns as TELEFON TEL AVIV with "Dreams Are Not Enough." Eustis is a top-notch producer who has worked with NINE INCH NAILS, APPARAT, BELONG & TROPIC OF CANCER to name a few & his skills are on full display here. The songwriting is restrained & meticulous reminding us of Thom Yorke's "Anima", Four Tet, ARCA, LOW's excellent "Double Negative" & Tim Hecker. Definitely a contendor for electronic album of the year. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $20.99
EQUIP
Cursebreaker X (ltd. 500)
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100% Electronica
Chicagoan Kevin Hein (and Reckless alum) returns as EQUIP. Kevin is obsessed with video games & music & he was one of the first people we knew on the vaporwave tip. He's spent the past few years perfecting his craft, touring in Japan, providing scores for video games & you guessed it, even more gaming. 90s & 00s game soundtracks are a major influence for sure, but Hein throws in his love of bands like COCTEAU TWINS with guitars drenched in shimmering stereo chorus which gives him an edge on others mining similar territory in our opinion. Kevin has really carved out a unique path for himself & we're stoked to see where he goes next. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99
GIBBS, FREDDIE & MADLIB
Bandana
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RCA
One of the biggest smashes of the summer, FREDDIE GIBBS and MADLIB (aka MADGIBBS) reunite to follow up their 2014 'Pinata' collaboration. The album is an end-to-end banger, with plenty of twists and turns, hi-gloss production, earworms and inimitable raps. A modern-day classic, very highly recommended.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99
75 DOLLAR BILL
I Was Real (2lp)
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Thin Wrist
75 DOLLAR BILL present their third album, 'I Was Real', in which they expand their ideas in bold new directions with new textures and instrumentations, utilizing 8 new players.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $32.99
CROSS RECORD
Cross Record
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Ba Da Bing
Emily Cross returns with her third album as CROSS RECORD. Dreamy & introspective experimental pop songs that remind us a lot of LOW, specifically their "Double Negative" album. Those of you that appreciate inward-looking records will appreciate this a lot.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99
FOLLAKZOID
I (2lp) (clear Vinyl, Ltd. Edition)
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Sacred Bones
The long-awaited fourth full-length retools the way the Chilean band works, with a recallabration of their recording process. Many long 'stems' (parts) were recorded separately and then given to producer UWE SCHMIDT (aka ATOM TM) to reassemble. The result elevates the music into a deep, dark and complex new sound with a rich synthesizer sound palette. EXCELLENT.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $24.99
NIVHEK
After Its Own Death (2lp) Walking In A Spiral Towards The House
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Superior Viaduct
NIVHEK is another project for Liz Harris aka GROUPER. This lengthy pieces were composed as a collaboration with the visual artist Marcel Weber. This is more experimental than her GROUPER work with stretched-out compositions of bells that sound like slowed-down gamelan pieces, sound collages of layered vocals & field recordings. Listening to this is a rather heady experience & works best hearing in one listen. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $34.99
KIM
Kim
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Love Lion
Chicagoans that were around in the 2010s or so might remember a band from the DIY scene called GEFFIKA. They were a sludgey noise-rock band fronted by former Reckless alum & now Oakland based Jessica Calvanico. KIM is a logical extension of that sound with heavy riffs & a no-wave leanings ala Lydia Lunch/early SONIC YOUTH. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New Cassette $5.99
KHRUANGBIN
Hasta El Cielo (yellow Vinyl) (w/ 7")
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Dead Oceans
"Con Todo El Mundo" is one of our favorite records of the past few years at the shops so we're more than down for these dub versions of the tracks. The songs were remixed by the legendary dub producer Scientist & KHRUANGBIN's songs lend themselves perfectly to the remixes.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99
LOCKS, DAMON & BLACK MONUMENT ENSEMBLE
Where Future Unfolds
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International Anthem
Chicago's improvisational jazz scene has flourished in the last few years - in large part due to its advocacy on Int'l Anthem, a Chicago-based label responsible for carrying the scene's prominent releases and giving them a wider exposure outside of the city. As improvisation, performance is perhaps THE central element to this music. Artists such as MAKAYA McCRAVEN, JAIMIE BRANCH, and IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS rely on the energy of the stage and the symbiotic relationship between the performer and audience to create their albums. This has never more clear than here, on DAMON LOCKS' project "Where Future Unfolds". Starting as a sound collage with Civil Rights Era speeches and a drum machine, it has expanded to include the BLACK MONUMENT ENSEMBLE of musicians, choir singers and dancers, all in expression of the struggle for racial and class empowerment, all unified by time. Recorded at Garfield Park Conservatory during their debut performance, "Where Future Unfolds" is soul-jazz theater. It's dizzying, free and yet tied seamlessly together by its central theme. CANNOT BE MORE RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99
BLACK MIDI
Schlagenheim
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Rough Trade
BLACK MIDI's 'Schlagenheim' is chaotic, spazzy and thought-provoking in a way that sounds like HENRY COW-meets-MELT BANANA-meets-THIS HEAT. These young lads have managed to create a charismatic album that makes one wonder what makes them tick. May appeal to fans of mid-to-late '90s noise rock. EXCELLENT!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99
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.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $19.99
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.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $19.99