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Reckless Records 10/7/22 New Releases

Alvvays – Blue Rev


ALVVAYS – Blue Rev LP/CD/CS (Polyvinyl) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

Now with three LPs under their belt, it’s safe to say that ALVVAYS are a very consistent band – almost 40 songs in 8 years and not a bad one in the bunch. The name of the game here is still the excellent indie-pop they’ve built their rep on, but now with heavier guitar scuzz and some neat production tricks like the synth line on “Very Online Guy” (which feels to us almost like a 2022 update of KRAFTWERK’s “The Model”). Another draw is Molly Rankin’s lyrics – perfectly wry and poignant and ready to meet you where you’re at. It’s not hard to imagine ALVVAYS still cranking out great records like this one every few years a decade or two down the line, just like YO LA TENGO or TEENAGE FANCLUB. They have a big and bright future ahead of them, that’s for sure. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

BARTEES STRANGE – Farm To Table LP/CD (4AD) *Black or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl – Now available on physical formats!

This sophomore record from DC’s BARTEES STRANGE moves swiftly between gangly indie rock, processed R&B, lite lo-fi folk and large, sweeping pop anthems. This seems like a lot, but these sounds are ultimately made to cohere through BARTEES’ confident voice. On 4AD and RECOMMENDED!

CLEAR PATH ENSEMBLE – Solar Eclipse LP (Soundway)

Electronic jazz from New Zealand, inspired by 70s ECM, LALO SCHIFRIN soundtracks and lo-fi house. This is great atmospheric stuff off the Soundway label, with an appropriately loose, jammy feeling to it. A nice counterpoint to the improvised astral jazz-hop found here in the US. RECOMMENDED.

DUNGEN – En Är För Mycket Och Tusen Aldrig Nog LP/CD (Mexican Summer) *Black or Ltd. Burgundy Vinyl

The latest album from this long-running Swedish psych rock project (translated as One is Too Much and a Thousand is Never Enough) is their first since 2016’s excellent Haxan, and yet even with the large time gap the group hasn’t missed a beat. Pastoral motorik rhythms (is that possible?) merge with bright harmonies inspired by 60s psych pop, done in robust arrangements. For fans of KIKAGAKU MOYO, TEMPLES, GOAT, MOON DUO and all neo-psychedelia, this is RECOMMENDED!

KEIJI HAINO & SUMAC – Into this juvenile apocalypse… 2LP (Thrill Jockey) *Black or Ltd. Clear Vinyl

A fitting collaboration between Japanese noise legend KEIJI HAINO and experimental metal trio SUMAC. This is their third time working together, and the tumbling expressions of noise provide for some incredibly crisp and engaging heavy tones. RECOMMENDED.

AKIRA ISHIKAWA & COUNT BUFFALOES – Uganda: Dawn of African Rock LP (Mr. Bongo) *Ltd. Edition

1972 LP by the Japanese drummer Akira Ishikawa reissued in a fancy box by Mr. Bongo. This varies between hand drum beat passages to hard, bluesy psych rock like BLUES CREATION, FLOWER TRAVELLIN’ BAND to whacked-out fusion. Wild stuff! RECOMMENDED!


ACTION BRONSON – Cocodrillo Turbo LP/CD (Loma Vista)

BELOVED GHOULS – Terrorized/ Shocked 7″ (SideOneDummy)

BEYONCÉ – Renaissance 2LP (Columbia) *Now available on 180g vinyl w/ photo book & poster!

BIG CHEEKO – Block Barry White LP (Nature Sounds)

BLACKLAB – In a Bizarre Dream LP/CD (Nature Sounds)

BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN – Rolling Golden Holy LP/CD (37D03D) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

BROKEN BELLS – Into The Blue LP/CD/CS (Orchard) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Purple Vinyl

KENNY BURRELL – Kenny Burrell LP (Blue Note) *Tone Poet Series – 180g, Remastered

CARCASS – Heartwork: Ultimate Edition 2LP (Earache)

THE CARS – Candy-O LP (Elektra/Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

THE CARS – Panorama LP (Elektra/Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

TYLER CHILDERS – Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven? 3LP/3CD (RCA)

CHRISTIAN DEATH – Path of Sorrows LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Blue Haze Vinyl

CHRONOPHAGE – Chronophage LP/CD (Post Present Medium)

ERIC CHURCH – Desperate Man LP (EMI) *2nd Press – Ltd. Red Vinyl

ERIC CHURCH – Sinners Like Me LP (EMI) *3rd Press – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

DAEDALUS – Simmers Over CS (Dome of Doom)

DEATH GRIPS – No Love Deep Web LP (Harvest) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl w/ alternate cover

DISQ – Desperately Imagining Someplace Quiet LP (Saddle Creek) *Black or Ltd. Green & Blue Vinyl

WILLIAM DOYLE – Near Future Residence LP (Tough Love)

WILLIAM DOYLE – Dream Derealised LP (Tough Love)

WILLIAM DOYLE – Lightnesses I & II 2LP (Tough Love)

EASY LIFE – Maybe In Another Life LP (Island)

ENTOMBED – Morning Star LP (Threeman) *Remastered – Ltd. Orange Vinyl

ESMERINE – Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More LP (Constellation)

45 GRAVE – Sleep in Safety LP (Real Gone) *Ltd. Purple & Black Vinyl

MAXINE FUNKE – Pieces of Driftwood LP (Disciples)

EZRA FURMAN – All of Us Flames LP (Anti-) *Now available on vinyl!

GILLA BAND – Most Normal LP/CD (Matador)

GILLIAN CARTER – Salvation Through Misery LP (Skeletal Lightning) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

GRANT GREEN – Feelin’ The Spirit LP (Blue Note) *Tone Poet Series – 180g, Remastered

GRAVE LINES – Communion LP (New Heavy Sounds) *Ltd. Smoke Vinyl

HONEY & THE BEES – Love LP (Real Gone) *Remastered – Ltd. Honey Vinyl

INSTANT FUNK – Instant Funk LP (Salsoul) *Reissue – Ltd. Clear Red Vinyl

JUDAH & THE LION – Folk Hop N’ Roll 2LP (Round Hill) *Pink Vinyl – 10 Bands One Cause

KINKS – Face To Face / Kinda Kinks/ Kink Kontroversy/ Something Else LPs (BMG) *2022 Reissues, sold separately

PETR KOTIK – Plains at Gordium, Performed by Talujon LP/CD (Unseen Worlds)

LAMB OF GOD – Omens LP/CD (Epic)

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT – Liquid Tension Experiment 2 2LP (Magna Carta) *Ltd. Silver Vinyl

LITTLE BEAVER – Party Down LP (Real Gone) *2022 Reissue

MAHA – Orkos LP (Habibi Funk)

NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI – In The Spirit of Ntu 2LP (Blue Note)

MANEKA – Dark Matters LP (Skeletal Lightning)

JACK McDUFF – Live at Parnell’s 3LP (Soul Bank) *Remastered

MAC MILLER – Macadelic 2LP (Rostrum) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Silver Vinyl

MISSING BRAZILIANS – Warzone LP (On-U Sound) *Remastered – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

JONI MITCHELL – Blue LP (Rhino) *180g, Remastered

VAN MORRISON – His Band & Street Choir LP (Rhino) *Ltd. Turquoise Vinyl – Back in stock!

JESSICA MOSS – Galaxy Heart LP (Constellation)

OLD TIME RELIJUN – Musicking LP (K Records)

ROY ORBISON – King of Hearts LP (Sony) *RSD Essential – Ltd. Red Vinyl

PAILHEAD – Trait LP (Cleopatra) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Purple Vinyl

DOLLY PARTON – Home For Christmas LP (Legacy)

PEEL DREAM MAGAZINE – Pad LP (Slumberland) *Ltd. White Vinyl

PERE UBU – 390 Degress of Simulated Stereo: Ubu Live LP (Fire) *2022 Reissue

PUSHA T – It’s Almost Dry LP (G.O.O.D. Music) *Finally available on vinyl!

QWAZAAR & BATSAUCE – Bat Meets Blaine LP (Full Plate) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Red & Black Vinyl

JEANNIE C. RILEY – Harper Valley P.T.A. LP (Sun) *Mono – Remastered

ROCKNESS MONSTA – Ether Rocks LP (American B Boy)

ASHER ROTH & HEATHER GREY – Why’s It So Grey Out? 10″ (Pale Fire)

SAY SHE SHE – Prism LP (Karma Chief) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Pink Vinyl

WILL SHEFF – Nothing Special LP (ATO) *Ltd. “Eco-Mix” Vinyl

FRANK SINATRA – Christmas With Frank Sinatra LP (Legacy)

SLADE – Deluxe Crackers: The Christmas Party Album LP (BMG) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Color Vinyl

INDIGO SPARKE – Hysteria LP (Sacred Bones) *Black or Ltd. “Cloudy” Vinyl w/ bonus 7″

SPECIAL INTEREST – (Herman’s) House/ Follow Me 7″ (Rough Trade)

FRANKIE STEIN & HIS GHOULS – Introducing… LP (Real Gone) *Reissue – Ltd. Green Vinyl

TIM STORY – Rust Smudges CS (DAIS)

SUMMER SALT – Happy Camper LP (Cherry Lime)

SUN RA ARKESTRA – Living Sky 2LP/CD (Omni) *Deluxe Edition – LP includes Damon Locks art prints

SWELL MAPS – International Rescue LP (Alive!) *180g – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

T. REX – 1971 2LP (Demon)

TALKING HEADS Remain In Light LP (Elektra/Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. White Vinyl

THIEVERY CORPORATION – Mirror Conspiracy 2LP (Primary Wave) – *RSD Essential – Ltd. White Vinyl

THIEVERY CORPORATION – Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi 2LP (Primary Wave) *RSD Essential – Ltd. Orange Vinyl

TINY BLUE GHOST – Between The Botanicals LP (Count Your Lucky Stars) *Ltd. Baby Pink Vinyl

TOWN MOUNTAIN – Lines In The Levee LP (New West) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive Orange Vinyl

UTOPIA STRONG – International Treasure LP (Rocket Recordings) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

VENOM – Black Metal LP (BMG) *40th Anniversary – Ltd. Silver & Black Splatter Vinyl

TOM WAITS – Blood Money LP (Anti-) *20th Anniversary – Ltd. Color Vinyl

JOHANNA WARREN – Lessons For Mutants LP (Wax Nine) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

ZETA – Todo Bailarlo LP (Skeletal Lightning)