RECKLESS RECORDS 7/28/23 NEW RELEASES
>> APHEX TWIN – Blackbox Life Recorder 21f/ In a Room7 F760 12″ (Warp)
Hard to believe it’s been five years since we last heard from Richard D. James aka APHEX TWIN, but Blackbox Life… picks up right where Collapse left off, with dry, bouncing analog-ish drum textures and playful pacing counter-balancing dark, ruminative synth tones. There are also nods to his early days, with rave-y stabs and burbling acid basslines. Classic and yet also entirely new stuff from RDJ. OBVIOUSLY RECOMMENDED!
>> THE CLIENTELE – I Am Not There Anymore 2LP/CD (Merge) *Black or “Peak Vinyl” Edition Black-in-Red Vinyl
2023 record from Reckless faves THE CLIENTELE messes a bit with the formula, eschewing their signature drum/bass/jangle for breakbeats, tape machine samples & hybrid textures that incorporate strings, organ, horns
and Mellotron. It’s not a complete change – there’s plenty of 60s inspired earworm pop tunes, and Alasdair MacLean’s voice is recognizably hazy & breathy – but the new sonic palette allows the hour-plus length to breeze by. Great stuff yet again. RECOMMENDED!
>> BETHANY COSENTINO – Natural Disaster LP/CD (Concord) *Black or Indie Exclusive “Dreamsicle” Vinyl
Natural Disaster is the first-ever solo record from BETHANY COSENTINO (dropping while BEST COAST are on hiatus). BC’s unabashed love for the pop craftsmanship of FLEETWOOD MAC and THE GO-GOs has always been hard to hide under even the thickest layers of fuzz, but she takes it one step further here with the glossy, sun-soaked sheen of peak SHERYL CROW, SHANIA TWAIN, MICHELLE BRANCH, and that self-titled LIZ PHAIR that keeps sounding better and better as time goes on. Some of these tunes are already destined to become “Indie Rock Summer Jam” playlist staples. Now we just need that Bobb Bruno black metal record… This is RECOMMENDED!
>> DAMON LOCKS & ROB MAZUREK – New Future City Radio LP/CD (International Anthem) ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
While DAMON LOCKS & ROB MAZUREK have collaborated in the past with EXPLODING STAR ORCHESTRA, this marks the first pure duo record for the two. The 18 tracks on New Future City Radio function together as a mixtape imagining a future utopian pirate radio program that blends improvisational jazz, hip-hop, electric beats & psychedelia with ruminations on the future of community, all tied together with LOCKS’ retrofuturist voiceover. Excellent and RECOMMENDED!
>> MID-AIR THIEF – Gongjoong Doduk LP (Top Shelf) *Reissue – Orange & Pink Glow Vinyl
First physical version of this 2016 album from South Korean psych experimentalists MID-AIR THIEF. There’s a stronger folk influence to this, but with some dubby electronics that helps these chameleonic songs shift from one style to another with grace. Fans of FISHMANS, THE FLAMING LIPS, or some of the collage-like records by THE BOOKS will find a ton of stuff to love here. An excellent record that we’re happy to have tangibly in stock. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES, REISSUES & RESTOCKS
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY – Quintet in Chicago LP (Mercury) *180g, Remastered – Acoustic Sounds Series
AGATHE – Beautiful Damages LP (Kuroneko)
AIR MIAMI – Me. Me. Me. 2LP (4AD) *Deluxe Edition – Aqua & Orange Vinyl
>> ALCEST – Souveniers d’un Autre Monde LP (Prophecy) *Import, Reissue – Back in stock!
AVAIL – 4am Friday 2LP (Jade Tree) *Reissue – w/ Live at the Bottom of the Hill LP
BADGE – Collected Singles LP (Lion Productions)
TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA – Cheek to Cheek LP (Interscope) *Back in stock!
CHUCK BERRY – In Memphis LP (Mercury) *Reissue
>> BLACK SUN ENSEMBLE – Black Sun Ensemble LP (Lion Productions) *Reissue
BRAD – Shame LP (Brad) *30th Anniversary – Opaque Blue Vinyl
THE BUDOS BAND – Frontier’s Edge LP (Demand West)
BURNT ENVELOPE – I’m Immature: The Singles Vol. II LP (Hozac)
DONALD BYRD – Electric Byrd LP (Third Man) *Ltd. Turquoise Vinyl – 313 Series
CHROME – No Humans Allowed LP (Cleopatra) *Reissue – Ltd. Splatter Vinyl
PHIL COLLINS – Serious Hits Live! 2LP (Rhino)
SAVANNAH CONLEY – Playing the Part of You is Me LP (Good Partners) *Ltd. Edition
CURRENT 93 – If a City is Set Upon a Hill LP (Homaleph) *Import
THE DEAD WEATHER – Horehound 2LP (Third Man) *180g w/ eteched D-Side – Back in stock!
THE DEAR HUNTER – Act I: The Lake South, The River North LP (Wax Bodega) *Reissue
THE DEAR HUNTER – Act II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading 2LP (Wax Bodega) *Reissue
THE DEAR HUNTER – Act III: Life & Death 2LP (Wax Bodega) *Reissue
DEERHOOF – Milky Man LP (Polyvinyl) *Milky Clear Vinyl
DEERHOOF – Offend Maggie LP (Polyvinyl) *Neon Green Vinyl
DEICIDE – In the Minds of Evil LP (Century Media) *Sun Yellow Vinyl
DR. JOHN – High Priest of Psychedelic Voodoo 3LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Purple/Yellow/Green Vinyl
DRIVE LIKE JEHU – Yank Crime LP (Headhunter) *w/ 7″ – Classic FINALLY back in stock! RIP RICK FROBERG
DANNY ELFMAN & CHRIS BACON – Wednesday (Soundtrack) 2LP (Lakeshore) *Purple/Smoke Vinyl
ALTON ELLIS & THE SOUND DIMENSION – Blackish White 7″ (Soul Jazz)
HORTENSE ELLIS – People Make The World Go Round 7″ (Soul Jazz)
EMPEROR – Anthems to the Welkin at Dust LP (Spinefarm) *Remastered – Ltd. Picture Disc
BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND – The Ones Ahead LP (Transgressive) *Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl
GODFLESH – Purge LP (Avalanche) *Import – Silver Vinyl
>> GUNN- TRUSCINSKI- NACE – Glass Band LP (Three Lobed Recordings) *w/ 7″
HACKEDEPICCIOTTO – Keepsakes LP (Mute)
HIGH PULP – Days in the Desert LP (Anti-)
STEVE HILLAGE – Madison Square Garden 1977 LP (Cleopatra) *Purple Marbled Vinyl – Ltd. 500
JOHN LEE HOOKER – Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee LP (Elemental) *Reissue
HOWLIN’ WOLF – Message to the Young LP (Elemental) *Reissue ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
BILLY IDOL – Billy Idol 2CD (Capitol) *Deluxe Edition
IMMORTAL – Northern Chaos Gods CS (Nuclear Blast) *Silver Cassette
LOTHAR JAHN – Dreams of 75 LP (Lion Productions)
THAD JONES – Detroit – New York Junction LP (Third Man) *Ltd. White Vinyl – 313 Series
MADELINE KENNEY – A New Reality Mind LP (Carpark) *Tangerine Vinyl
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZZARD – Flying Microtonal Banana LP (KGLW) *Eco-Mix Vinyl – Lucky Rainbow Edition in paper sleeve
THE KINKS – Preservation Act 1 LP (BMG) *180g, Reissue
BASIL KIRCHIN & JOHN COLEMAN – Mind on the Run LP (We Are Busy Bodies) *Reissue
>> JESSY LANZA – Love Hallucination LP/CD (Hyperdub)
LONE RANGER/ BRENTFORD ROCKERS – Love Bump 7″ (Soul Jazz)
LOVE CRY WANT – Love Cry Want LP (Lion Productions) *Reissue
MAC KROL – For Some Other Reason 7″ (Merge) *New project from MAC McCAUGHAN (SUPERCHUNK) and MIKE KROL
MAGGOT BRAIN #13 Magazine (Third Man)
>> AYO MANUEL – 1983-1990 12″ (Soundway)
MARCONI UNION – Weightless LP (Just Music) *Reissue – Indie Exclusive Green Vinyl
MAC MILLER – Faces 3LP (Warner) *Yellow Vinyl – Back in stock!
JONI MITCHELL – At Newport 2LP (Rhino) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl – 2022 live performance w/ “The Joni Jam” band featuring BRANDI CARLILE, MARCUS MUMFORD, WYNONNA JUDD, LUCIUS, BLAKE MILLS, and TAYLOR GOLDSMITH (of DAWES)
MR. SCRUFF – Trouser Jazz 2LP (Ninja Tune) *20th Anniversary – Red & Blue Vinyl
MUTOID MAN – Mutants LP/CD (Sargent House) *Black or Indie Exclusive Transparent Purple Vinyl
NEON LEON – 1979-84 Singles Collection LP (Hozac)
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS/ JPOOL – Split 7″ (Anxious & Angry) *Yellow Vinyl
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW – Live at Third Man Records LP (Third Man)
OMINGONE – Against the Rest LP (Bad Time)
OPEN MIKE EAGLE – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream LP (MMG) *Reissue – Brick Red & Cream Vinyl ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
OTR – Be Quiet, They’re Listening LP (Astralwerks)
ROZI PLAIN – What a Boost LP (Memphis Industries) *2023 Repress – Eco-Mix Vinyl
POST MALONE – Austin 2LP/CD (Mercury)
PRINCE – Come/ Lovesexy LPs (Legacy) *Reissues, sold separately
>> THE RACONTEURS – Broken Boy Soldiers LP (Third Man) *180g – Back in stock!
REAGAN YOUTH – Vol. 1 LP (Cleopatra) *Reissue – Ltd. Silver Vinyl
SAD PARK – No More Sound LP (Pure Noise)
SEOMPI – We Have Waited: Singles & Unreleased LP (Lion Productions)
THE SEX PISTOLS – Never Mind the Bollocks… LP (Rhino) *Rhino Reissue – Finally back in stock!
THE SILVERBEATS – The SilverBeats LP (Lion Productions)
>> SNOOPER – Super Snõõper LP/CD/CS (Third Man)
STEELY DAN – Pretzel Logic LP (Geffen) *180g, Reissue
>> SUN DIAL – Plains of Nazca: The Lost EP (Acme/Lion) *180g – Red Vinyl, Ltd. to 50 copies!
SUSTO – My Entire Life LP (New West) *Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl w/ autograph
TIFFANY – I Think We’re Alone Now LP (Cleopatra) *Purple Vinyl
TRUTH & JANEY – Topeka Jam: Live 1974 LP (Lion Productions)
IKE & TINA TURNER – The Hunter LP (Elemental) *Reissue
UNDEATH – Live… From the Grave CD (Prosthetic)
THE USED – Toxic Positivity 2LP (Big Noise)
VOIVOD – Morgöth Tales LP (Century Media) *180g, Reissue
MAL WALDRON SEXTET – Mal/ 2 LP (Craft) *180g, Remastered – OJC Reissue w/ OBI
AMY WINEHOUSE – Back to Black LP (Island) *Picture Disc – Back in stock!
>> XASTHUR – Inevitably Dark LP/CD (Lupus Lounge) *Import – 2LP or 2CD
XASTHUR – Rehearsals 1997-1999 LP (Lupus Lounge) *Import – Black or Red Vinyl
YAMA & THE KARMA DUSTERS – Up From the Sewers LP (Lion Productions)
NEIL YOUNG – Official Release Series: Discs 22, 23+, 24 & 25 LP/CD Box (Reprise) *9LP or 6CD
VARIOUS – Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 3 CS (Hollywood) *Blue Cassette w/ Nebula Cover or Green Cassette w/ Mantis Cover – GOTG chapstick & earbuds available while supplies last
VARIOUS – Raised By Rap: 50 Years of Hip-Hop 2LP (Legacy)
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