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Reckless Records 6/17/22 New Releases

The Smile – A Light For Attracting Attention


ANTELOPER – Pink Dolphins LP/CD (International Anthem)

The duo of Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary return as ANTELOPER, drawing influence from Tropicalia and the music of the Amazon for their improvisations. Branch is a native Chicagoan herself, and brought in the help of local luminaries JEFF PARKER and CHAD TAYLOR for Pink Dolphins. This is yet another stellar release on International Anthem, and of course comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

COLA – Deep In View LP/CD (Fire Talk) *Black or Ltd. Clear Vinyl

Born from the end of OUGHT, Canadian post punk trio COLA picks up where the previous band left off with tense, skeletal structure, but with a darker, sleeker motorik sensibility. Lead singer Tim Darcy’s voice will be instantly familiar, and this should slide into the shelf near your OUGHT records no problem. Superb!

PERFUME GENIUS  – Ugly Season 2LP (Matador)

The latest from Mike Hadreas eschews the soulful croon of Set My Heart on Fire Immediately in favor of the experimental compositions that had previously lurked in the background. A bracing and exploratory record that is still a very inviting listen. RECOMMENDED

THE SMILE – A Light For Attracting Attention 2LP/CD (XL) *Black or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

Ever since their live debut in May 2021, there’s been a burbling anticipation for the first full-length from THE SMILE. The trio of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and SONS OF KEMET’s Tom Skinner have dipped into abstract and esoteric territory both in rhythm and composition, but ultimately these live performances and singles revealed a RADIOHEAD side project that is perhaps the most RADIOHEAD-esque yet. This almost feels like the spiritual successor to A Moon Shaped Pool, seeing Yorke and Greenwood reference the sounds of coiled rage and gentle, despondent beauty from their past catalog while embracing their more contemporary grace and serenity. A stunner, this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

ZOMBI & FRIENDS – Zombi & Friends Vol. 1 LP/CD (Relapse) *Violet Color Vinyl

Synth prog giants ZOMBI teamed up with some friends long-distance style from bands PINKISH BLACK, THE SWORD, TRANS AM & ZAO to record some fun classic rock tunes for our enjoyment. Songs by ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, DOOBIE BROTHERS, Eddie Rabbit performed with complete sincerity. If you don’t like fun, this isn’t for you. RECOMMENDED!


BARNETT + COLOCCIA – Third Wilderness LP (Sige)

BEACH BOYS – Sounds of Summer: Very Best of the Beach Boys 6LP box/2LP/3CD/CD (Capitol) *60th Anniversary

YAYA BEY – Remember Your North Star LP (Big Dada)

DAVID BOWIE – Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust LP (Parlophone) *Reissue – Half Speed Master or Picture Disc

NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS – La panthère des neiges (Soundtrack) LP/CD (Invada) *White Vinyl or Picture Disc

LOU DONALDSON – Blues Walk LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

BILL EVANS TRIO – Trio ‘65 LP (Verve) *Acoustic Sound Series

FOALS – Life is Yours LP (Warner)*White or Black vinyl

GUN CLUB – Las Vegas Story 2LP/2CD/DVD (Blixa) *Expanded Reissue

J. ROCC – A Wonderful Letter LP (Stones Throw) *Black or Color Vinyl

CARLY RAE JEPSEN – Kiss: 10th Anniversary LP (Interscope)

MAPACHE – Roscoe’s Dream 2LP (Innovative Leisure)

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – We Got it From Here: Thank You For Your Service LP (Epic) *Back in print!

JEFF TWEEDY – Love is the King/Live is the King 2LP (dBpm) *Expanded Edition

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Summer of Soul (Soundtrack) LP (Legacy)