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Reckless Records 7/21/23 New Releases

Blur – The Ballad of Darren


>> BLUR – The Ballad of Darren LP/CD (Parlophone) *Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl

For anybody still pining for the heyday of Britpop, it’s gotta be a thrill to see the classic BLUR logo on a new LP in 2023. We’re excited to say this one lives up to that promise & then some. Dropping 8 years after their comeback The Magic Whip (which was v. good but mostly just had a “Thanks for your patience, here’s more Blur” vibe), The Ballad of Darren finds the lads sounding more charged since they have since pre-GORILLAZ. The uptempo numbers have a post-punk energy that suggests inspo from recent contemporaries like IDLES & FONTAINES DC, and the more mellow cuts are elegiac & wistful (a la recent ARCTIC MONKEYS), making the whole affair feel like a graceful comedown from those glory days as they again carve out a space for themselves in today’s scene. You can finally pull that thrashed copy Parklife from your disc-changer – this’ll do the trick just fine. RECOMMENDED!

>> CV VISION – Im Tal der Stutzer LP (Bureau B)

Psychedelic prog, acid folk, washed-out pop & warped feudal weirdness from Dennis Schulze’s CV VISION project. Inspired by medieval themes & fuzzed out prog riffs. Fans of BO HANSSON, SOFT MACHINE & even GOBLIN soundtracks will love! RECOMMENDED!

>> KODE9 & BURIAL – Infirmary/ Unknown Summer 12″ (fabric)

Lovely two tracker split from KODE9 and BURIAL, who team up five years after their fantastic FABRICLIVE 100 mix LP. Much more energetic & uptempo compared to BURIAL’s more recent output. RECOMMENDED!

>> MADMADMAD – Behavioural Sink Delirium LP (Bad Vibrations) *180g – Ltd. Red Vinyl

Weirdo, acid-fried disco punk from this London group that was recently featured on the Soul Jazz comp Two Synths, a Guitar (And) a Drum Machine. Think ADD N TO (X), BLACK DICE. RECOMMENDED (if you can forgive the song title “Totes Amazeballs”).

>> STRANGE RANGER – Pure Music LP/CD (Fire Talk) *Black or Indie Exclusive Transparent Sea Glass Vinyl

Sample-heavy fourth album from New York outfit STRANGE RANGER, steeping themselves in trip-hop, glitch, IDM and electro-R&B in a way that feels less like throwing ideas at the wall and more of a unified sound. Great stuff on Fire Talk. RECOMMENDED!


>> AGRICULTURE – Agriculture LP/CD/CS (The Flenser)

>> DEREK BAILEY – Lot 74 LP (Honest Jon’s) *Import, Reissue – Back in stock!

>> DEREK BAILEY & JAMIE MUIR – Dart Drug LP (Honest Jon’s) *Import, Reissue – Back in stock!

BLOOD INCANTATION – Hidden History of the Human Race LP (Century Media) *w/ poster, book & CD

CANDLEMASS – Don’t Fear The Reaper/ All Along The Watchtower 10″ (High Roller) *Import – Color Vinyl

CAR SEAT HEADREST – Twin Fantasy (Mirror to Mirror) LP (Matador) *Back in stock!

>> CAT POWER – The Greatest LP (Matador) *120g, Reissue – Back in stock!

>> CAT POWER – Jukebox LP (Matador) *120g, Reissue – Back in stock!

>> CAT POWER – You Are Free LP (Matador) *120g, Reissue – Back in stock!

CHARLY BLISS – Young Enough LP (Barsuk) *2023 Repress – Black Vinyl

>> CHAT PILE – God’s Country LP (The Flenser) *Back in stock!

>> COCTEAU TWINS – Stars & Topsoil: A Collection 1982-1990 2LP (4AD) *Back in stock!

ORNETTE COLEMAN – Something Else!!!! LP (Craft) *180g, Remastered – Verve Acoustic Sounds Series

CHRIS CORSANO & BILL ORCUTT – Play at Duke LP (Palilalia)

CHRIS CORSANO, ZOH AMBA & BILL ORCUTT – Flower School LP (Palilalia)

CUT WORMS – Cut Worms LP/CD/CS (Jagjaguwar) *Black or Ltd. Seaglass Wave Vinyl

DANSETTE DAMAGE – The Only Sound/ NME 7″ (Soul Jazz) *Reissue, w/ silk-screen sleeve

DEAD CAN DANCE – Spleen & Ideal LP (4AD) *Reissue – Back in stock!

DEAD CAN DANCE – Spiritchaser 2LP (4AD) *Reissue – Back in stock!

>> DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – Transatlanticism 2LP (Barsuk) *180g, Reissue – 20th Anniversary

>> DEHD – Blue Skies LP (Fat Possum) *Back in stock! ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

>> DEHD – Flower of Devotion LP (Fire Talk) *Ltd. Color Vinyl – Back in stock! ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

DESTRUCTION – Cracked Brain LP (High Roller) *Import, Reissue – Picture Disc

DESTRUCTION – Mad Butcher EP 12″ (High Roller) *Import, Reissue – Picture Disc

ELECTRIC EELS – Spin Age Blasters 2LP (Scat) *Black or Color Vinyl

DON ELLIS – How Time Passes LP (Candid) *180g, Remastered

MORT GARSON – Journey to the Moon & Beyond LP (Sacred Bones) *”Deep Space” Black Vinyl or “Mars” Color Vinyl

GHOST – Extended Impera 2LP Box (Loma Vista)*w/ bonus 12″, 7″, book & poster

>> THE GOOD LIFE – Album of the Year 2LP (Saddle Creek) *Reissue – Ltd. Gold Vinyl

GRAVES AT SEA – History of Sickness LP (Necrocave) *Ltd. 1000

AL GREEN – Call Me LP (Fat Possum) *50th Anniversary – “Tiger’s Eye” Color Vinyl

GRETA VAN FLEET – Starcatcher LP/CD (Lava) *w/ embossed sleeve – Black or Ltd. Translucent Glitter Vinyl

GUIDED BY VOICES – Welshpool Frillies LP/CD (GBV Inc)

GYM CLASS HEROES – The Quilt 2LP (Fueled By Ramen) *Grape Color Vinyl

GYPSY – Gypsy 2LP (Sundazed) *Remastered

HALF JAPANESE – Jump Into Love LP (Fire) *Ltd. White Vinyl

IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance LP (Partisan) *Back in stock!

ILLA J – Yancey Boys 2LP (Delicious Vinyl) *Reissue – Indie Exclusive Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS – Up Your Alley LP (Legacy) *Reissue

JOHNNY’S UNCALLED FOUR – The Lost Album LP (Wick/Daptone) *Black or Indie Exclusive Translucent Purple Vinyl

DANIEL JOHNSTON – Rejected Unknown 2LP (Eternal Yip Eye) *Reissue

AYRON JONES – Chronicles of the Kid LP (Big Machine) *Turquoise Vinyl

KAROL G – Mañana Será Bonito 2LP (Universal) *Back in stock!

B.B. KING – Indianola Mississippi Seeds LP (Elemental) *Reissue

STEVE LACY – The Straight Horn of… LP (Candid) *180g, Remastered

KIANA LEDE – Grudges CD (Republic)

MADLIB – Rock Konducta LP (Madlib) *Indie Exclusive Clear Vinyl

MASEGO – Masego 2LP (Capitol) *w/ OBI – Early 2023 album now available

>> MAZZY STAR – Seasons of Your Day 2LP (Rhymes Of An Hour) *Purple Vinyl – Back in stock!

JOHN MELLENCAMP – Orpheus Descending LP (Republic)

CHARLES MINGUS – Mingus LP (Candid) *180g, Remastered

MIZMOR – Prosaic 2LP (Profound Lore)

MUNA – About U 2LP (RCA) *Back in stock!

MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Loveless LP (MBV) *2021 Analogue Remaster – Finally back in stock!

NEW MATH – Die Trying & Other Hot Sounds 1979-1983 LP (Propeller Sound) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

ALVA NOTO – This Stolen Country of Mine 2LP (Noton) *Soundtrack to 2022 German documentary

>> ODDISEE – The Iceberg LP (Mello Music Group) *2023 Repress – Butterfly Splatter Vinyl

OUTER HEAVEN – Infinite Psychic Depths LP (Relapse) *Slime Green Vinyl

OXBOW – Love’s Holiday LP/CD (Ipecac) *Black or Indie Exclusive Red Vinyl

ARLO PARKS – Cola/ George 7″ (Lewis Recordings)

PHISH – Fuego 2LP (Jemp) *Remastered – Flame Color Vinyl

IKE QUEBEC – Heavy Soul LP (Blue Note) *180g, Remastered – Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series

BUDDY RICH – Birdland LP (Lightyear)

>> THE ROOTS – How I Got Over LP (Def Jam) *Back in stock!

RUFUS DU SOL – Innerbloom LP (Sweat It Out) *Clear Vinyl w/ plastic sleeve

THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE – Hometowns LP (Saddle Creek) *Reissue – Ltd. Gold Vinyl

RUSS – Chomp 2 2LP (Diggers Factory)

SHINTARO SAKAMOTO – Like a Fable LP (Zelone) *Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

SANDRIDER – Armada LP (Satanik Royalty) *Reissue – Splatter Vinyl

SANGUISUGABOGG – Homicidal Ecstasy! LP (Century Media) *180g – Color Vinyl

EMILIA SISCO – Trouble/ It’ll Get Better 7″ (Timmion) *Produced by Cold Diamond & Mink

NINA SIMONE – You’ve Got to Learn: Newport Jazz Festival 7/2/1966 LP/CD (Verve)

LONNIE SMITH – Turning Point LP (Blue Note) *180g, Remastered – Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series

STILL CORNERS – Strange Pleasures LP (Wrecking Light) *10th Anniversary – Indie Exclusive Green Vinyl

TAYLOR SWIFT – Lover 2LP (Republic) *Color Vinyl – Back in stock!

TAYLOR SWIFT – 1989 LP (Big Machine) *Back in stock!

TAYLOR SWIFT – Red: Taylor’s Version 4LP (Republic) *Back in stock!

TAYLOR SWIFT – Reputation 2LP (Big Machine) *Picture Disc – Back in stock!

THE TEMPTATIONS – The Temptations Sing Smokey Robinson LP (Motown) *Reissue

.38 SPESH & HARRY FRAUD – Beyond Belief LP (SRFSCHL) *Black or Color Vinyl

TOO $HORT – Born to Mack LP (Get On Down) *35th Anniversary – Ltd. Color Vinyl

MOLLY TUTTLE & GOLDEN HIGHWAY – City of Gold LP (Nonesuch) *Black or Light Blue Vinyl

UNREST – Imperial f.f.r.r. LP (Teen Beat) *2023 Reissue w/ OBI – Color Vinyl

THE VANDALS – Hitler Bad, Vandals Good. LP (Craft) *25th Anniversary – Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

VEPS – Oslo Park LP (Kanine) *Dark Magenta Vinyl

MUDDY WATERS – Brass & The Blues LP (Elemental) *Reissue ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

BELLA WHITE – Among Other Things LP (Rounder)

SAUL WILLIAMS – The Inevitable Rise & Liberation of Niggy Tardust! 2LP (Fader Label) *Reissue – Indie Exclusive “Galaxy Cat’s Eye” Color Vinyl

SAUL WILLIAMS – Martyr Loser King LP (Fader Label) *Reissue – Indie Exclusive “Galaxy Red” Color Vinyl

VARIOUS – Barbie The Album (Soundtrack) LP/CD (Atlantic) *Hot Pink Vinyl w/ Indie Exclusive PVC sleeve – Produced by MARK RONSON and featuring LIZZO, CHARLI XCX, BILLIE EILISH, TAME IMPALA, HAIM and more. Limited Edition CD with alternate “Night Sky” cover & FIFTY FIFTY bonus track also available.

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