RECKLESS RECORDS 9/29/23 NEW RELEASES
>> ARMAND HAMMER – We Buy Diabetic Test Strips 2LP/CD (Fat Possum) *Ltd. Grape Color Vinyl
Backwoodz affiliates BILLY WOODS and ELUCID link up again under the ARMAND HAMMER banner for their Fat Possum debut. Even though they now have more money & distribution behind this project, their brand of hip-hop is as dense & uncompromising as it’s ever been, if not more so. The beats often have an abstract industrial quality that evokes JPEGMAFIA and classic Def Jux productions by EL-P (who each produce here, in addition to past AH collaborators like KENNY SEGAL and BLACK NOI$E) plus wild influences like THROBBING GRISTLE and SUICIDE. As ever, Billy & Elucid relentlessly spit gripping bars that are harrowing at times, grimly funny at others, and often almost inspiring if only for their sheer righteous fury. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
>> LAUREL HALO – Atlas LP/CD (Awe)
Atlas is the 5th album by the composer Laurel Halo. This fantastic record was inspired by Laurel’s time on the road as a musician. Time lost in airports, trains, back stage rooms & wondering unknown streets alone at night. Slow moving drones, loops & orchestral ambient bliss. Easily one of our favorites of the year at the shop. RECOMMENDED!
>> CORINNE BAILEY RAE – Black Rainbows 2LP/CD (Black Rainbow)
CORINNE BAILEY RAE has assembled an accomplished & varied discography in the almost two decades since dropping her breakthrough single “Put Your Records On,” and her newest project Black Rainbows continues that trend in a big way as her most ambitious to date. It runs the gamut musically from R&B to grunge to jazz to trap to riot grrrl punk to opera and back again, with evocative lyrics inspired by Rae’s artistic partnership with Theaster Gates and the work of Black artists archived at the Stony Island Arts Bank on Chicago’s South Side. A powerful statement that will absolutely floor you. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
>> ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Again 2LP (Warp) *Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl
This tenth record from Daniel Lopatin has been long-awaited, with three years of time between its radio dial surfing predecessor Magic OPN to his scoring work for the Safdie brothers both showcasing his deep, emotive approach and anticipating something grandiose. Well, Again delivers. This is the best OPN album in years, channeling both isolation & hope with fractured transhuman computer voices, bumpy IDM rhythms and artificial textures that range from icy dark shoegaze to swelling romanticism to ever-expansive kosmiche. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
>> LORI VAMBE – Space-Time Dreamtime: The Four-Dimensional Music of Lori Vambe 2LP (Strut)
This compilation gathers some of the best work of unrenowned experimental composer (and inventor of the “drumgita”) LORI VAMBE. Born in Zimbabwe, VAMBE moved to London as a boy, enmeshing himself in avant-garde art scenes and experimental percussive music. These recordings – two albums titled Drumland Drumland and Drumgita Solo – come from the early 80s and see VAMBE exploring classical minimalism and polyrhythm with his own homemade instruments. Fans of MOONDOG, STEVE REICH and HARRY PARTCH will find a ton to love here. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
>> WILCO – Cousin LP/CD (dBPM) ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
It’s like you can feel it in the air, Chicago – there’s a brand new WILCO record upon us, and it’s a good one. After a few albums of acoustic sketches, solo projects and sonic detours into full-on country music, Tweedy & Co. lock into a solid art pop groove on Cousin, festooned with synths, drum machines (that only compliment Glenn Kotche’s continued brilliance behind the kit) and jagged bursts of noise that harken back to the band’s underrated The Whole Love era. There’s almost a krautrock feel here, even on the more subdued tracks, with Tweedy & producer CATE LE BON making masterful use of repetition to build & release tension in a way that ensures these songs will slot in to the band’s legendary live sets like a charm. Do we even have to say it? This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES, REISSUES & RESTOCKS
A-HA – Hunting High & Low LP (Warner) *Reissue – Sunset Orange Color Vinyl
>> ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – Isn’t It Now? 2LP/CD (Domino) *Black or Ltd. Orange Vinyl
>> AGITATION FREE – Malesch LP (MIG) *Import, Reissue – Back in stock!
ASH RA TEMPEL – Ash Ra Tempel LP (MG.ART) *50th Anniversary – Color Vinyl
B. COOL-AID – Leather Blvd. 2LP (Lex)
BAD BUNNY – Anniversary Trilogy 3LP Box (Bad Bunny) *Back in stock!
BAD COMPANY – 10 From 6 LP (Atlantic) *Rocktober 2023 – Ltd. Milky Clear Vinyl
CHET BAKER – Live at Nick’s 2LP (Elemental)
JULIEN BAKER – Sprained Ankle LP (6131) *Back in stock!
BAMBARA – Dreamviolence LP (Wharf Cat)
>> BLONDE REDHEAD – Sit Down For Dinner LP (Section 1) *Black or Ltd. “Yogurt” White Vinyl
MOLLY BURCH – Daydreamer LP (Captured Tracks) *Cotton Candy Vinyl
CELTIC FROST – Emperor’s Return LP (BMG) *Reissue – Swirl Vinyl
CHAPPELL ROAN – The Rise & Fall of a Midwest Princess LP (Island) *Popstar Edition)
CHERRY GLAZERR – I Don’t Want You Anymore LP/CD/CS LP (Secretly Canadian) *Black or Crystal Clear Vinyl
CODE ORANGE – The Above 2LP/CD (Blue Grape) *Cream or Indie Exclusive Cream/Black/Brown Splatter Vinyl
JON COLLIN & DEMDIKE STARE – Minerals LP (Demdike Stare) *Import
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH – Greatest Hits 2LP (Atlantic) *Reissue – Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl
THE CURE – Cracked Reflection: Live at the Ontario Theater Washington DC 1984 2LP (Dear Boss)
MILEY CYRUS – Bangerz 2LP (RCA) *10th Anniversary
JACKIE DeSHANNON – The Sherry Lee Show 2LP (Sundazed)
BRYCE DESSNER – She Came to Me (Soundtrack) LP (Warner) *Featuring new BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN song “Addicted to Romance”
DISMEMBER – Death Metal LP/CS (Nuclear Blast) *Reissue – Purple Marbled Vinyl
DISMEMBER – Hate Campaign LP/CS (Nuclear Blast) *Reissue – Clear Orange & Black Splatter Vinyl
DISMEMBER – Massive Killing Capacity LP (Nuclear Blast) *Reissue – Yellow & Orange Marbled Vinyl
DJO – Decide LP (DJO) *Joe Keery from Stranger Things & POST ANIMAL – Indie Black & White Vinyl ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
DJO – Twenty Twenty LP (DJO) *See above – Indie Blue & Black Vinyl ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
DOPE LEMON – Kimosabe 2LP (BMG) *Blue Vinyl
DR. JOHN – Dr. John Plays Mac Rebbenack 2LP (Sundazed) *Remastered & Expanded Edition
DUSTER – Stratosphere LP/CD/CS (Numero Group) *25th Anniversary – Black or “Constellation Splatter” Vinyl
DAVID EUGENE EDWARDS – Hyacinth LP (Sargent House) *Indie Exclusive Green Vinyl
ELECTRONIC – Get the Message: The Best of Electronic 2LP (Parlophone)
THE GESTURES – The Gestures LP (Sundazed) *Orange Vinyl
>> STAN GETZ & JOÃO GILBERTO – Getz/ Gilberto LP (Verve) *2016 Reissue – Back in stock!
GHOST – Impera LP (Loma Vista) *Ltd. Picture Disc
ROBERT GLASPER – Black Radio III LP (Loma Vista) *Supreme Edition w/ bonus tracks – Color Vinyl
PEGGY GOU – (It Goes Like) Nanana 12″ (XL)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Wake of the Flood LP/CD (Rhino) *50th Anniversary, Remastered – Black Vinyl, Ltd. Picture Disc, or 2CD Deluxe Edition
GRAVEYARD – 6 LP/CD (Nuclear Blast) *Ltd. White & Blue Marbled Vinyl
GREEN DAY – Dookie LP (Reprise) *30th Anniversary – Ltd. Baby Blue Vinyl, 4CD Super Deluxe Edition, or #’d 6LP Super Deluxe Edition Box Set w/ demos, outtakes, and live tracks
>> GROUPER – The Man Who Died in His Boat LP (Kranky) *Back in stock!
>> GROUPER – Shade LP/CD (Kranky) *Back in stock!
GUNSHIP – Unicorn 2LP (Horsie In The Hedge/ INgrooves) *Black Vinyl or Ltd. Blood & Chrome Edition
HAIM – Days Are Gone 2LP (Columbia) *10th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition – Ltd. Green Vinyl
HARM’S WAY – Common Suffering LP (Metal Blade) *Ltd. Marble Vinyl ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
HELLOWEEN – Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1 LP (BMG) *Reissue – Ltd. Splatter Vinyl
JOE HISAISHI – A Symphonic Celebration: Music from the Studio Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki 2LP (Deutsch Grammophon) *Black or Ltd. Sky Blue Vinyl
HOLE – Live Through This LP (Geffen) *2016 Reissue – Back in stock!
BILLIE HOLIDAY – Great Women of Song LP (Verve)
JASON ISBELL – Southeastern LP/CD (Southeastern) *10th Anniversary, Remastered – Black Vinyl, Ltd. Blue Vinyl, 3CD Deluxe Edition, or 5LP Deluxe Edition w/ book
KARA JACKSON – Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love? LP (September) *Indie Exclusive Green Vinyl ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
JAY Z – Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life 2LP (Def Jam) *Back in stock!
>> JLIN – Perspective LP (Planet Mu) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
>> JYOCHO – Let’s Promise to Be Happy LP (Top Shelf) *Ltd. Cream/Blue Vinyl
KOYO – Would You Miss It? LP (Pure Noise) *Clear/Maroon Vinyl or Indie Exclusive Milky/Maroon Pinwheel Color Vinyl
KREATOR – Pleasure to Kill LP (BMG) *Reissue – Ltd. Splatter Vinyl
LP – Love Lines LP (BMG) *Black Vinyl or Indie Exclusive Green Vinyl
DUSTIN LYNCH – Killed the Cowboy LP (Broken Bow)
MATCHBOX 20 – Yourself or Someone Like You LP (Atlantic) *Rocktober 2023 – Ltd. Crystal Clear Vinyl
MELANAS – Ahora LP/CD (Trouble In Mind) *Black or Red Vinyl
MAC MILLER – Circles 2LP (Warner) *Reissue – Silver Vinyl
MAC MILLER – GO:OD AM LP (Warner) *Reissue – Spring Green Vinyl
MAC MILLER – Swimming 2LP (Warner Bros) *5th Anniversary – Ltd. Color Vinyl w/ slipcase, poster, and lyric cards
CHARLES MINGUS – Pre-Bird LP (Verve) *180g, Remastered – Acoustic Sounds Series
THE MONKEES – Greatest Hits LP (Rhino) *Rocktober 2023 – Ltd. Yellow Flame Vinyl
VAN MORRISON – Astral Weeks LP (Warner) *Rocktober 2023 – Ltd. Olive Green Vinyl
MAE MULLER – Sorry I’m Late LP (EMI)
MUNICIPAL WASTE – Waste ‘Em All LP (Nuclear Blast) *Orange Swirl Vinyl
MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Loveless LP (MBV) *2021 Analogue Remaster – Back in stock!
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD – I Love You 2LP (Columbia) *10th Anniversary – RSD Essential w/ bonus tracks
WILLIE NELSON – Bluegrass LP (Legacy) *Electric Blue Vinyl
ODESZA & YELLOW HOUSE – Flaws in Our Design 12″ (Ninja Tune) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl
THE ORB & DAVID GILMOUR – Metallic Spheres in Colour LP (Legacy) *180g
>> OVERMONO – Good Lies LP (XL) *Signed copies!
PALMS – Palms 2LP (Ipecac) *10th Anniversary – Pink Glass or Indie Exclusive White Vinyl
>> PORTISHEAD – Third 2LP (Mercury) *Essential FINALLY back in stock!
PORTUGAL. THE MAN – Woodstock LP (Atlantic) *Rocktober 2023 – Ltd. Crystal Clear Vinyl
PSING PSONG PSUNG – Only Fan LP (ORG) *New band led by artist Raymond Pettibon (BLACK FLAG, SONIC YOUTH)
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Lullabies to Paralyze 2LP (Interscope) *Reissue – Back in stock!
>> THE REPLACEMENTS – Tim: Let It Bleed Edition LP Box (Rhino) *Sold out FAST last week – Now back in stock!
THOMAS RHETT – 20 Number Ones 2LP (Valory) *Silver Vinyl
MATANA ROBERTS – Coin Coin Chapter Five: In the Garden 2×10″ (Constellation) ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
RUIN LUST – Dissimulant LP/CD (20 Buck Spin) *Black or “White Galaxy” Color Vinyl
SAY ANYTHING – Baseball LP (Dine Alone) *Reissue – Opaque Bone Vinyl
SBTRKT – The Rat Road 2LP/CD (Save Yourself) *Black or Indie Exclusive Silver Vinyl
SEABLITE – Lemon Lights LP (Mt.St.Mtn) *Green Vinyl
SET IT OFF – Duality LP (Equal Vision) *Reissue – White or Indie Exclusive Clear Vinyl
’68 – Yes, And… LP (Pure Noise) *Red/Black/White Vinyl or Indie Exclusive Black Ice/White Vinyl
THE SKIDS – Days in Europa 2LP (Last Night From Glasgow) *Remastered – Indie Exclusive White Vinyl
THE SKIDS – Destination Düsseldorf LP (Last Night From Glasgow)
SLOW PULP – Yard LP/CD (Anti-) *Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl
>> SMASHING PUMPKINS – Pisces Iscariot 2LP (Virgin) *2012 Reissue, Remastered – Back in stock! ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
JORJA SMITH – Falling or Flying LP (FAMM) *Ltd. Edition w/ book
NATE SMITH – Nate Smith 2LP (RCA) *Deluxe Edition
THE SOUND – Larger Than Life: Live at Paradiso, Amsterdam 1981 LP (Dear Boss)
STEELY DAN – Aja LP (Geffen) *2023 Reissue, Remastered
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Thank You 2LP (Atlantic) *Rocktober 2023 – Ltd. Sky Blue Vinyl w/ Side D etching
$UICIDEBOY$ – Yin Yang Tapes: Spring Season/ Fall Season/ Winter Season CS (G59) *Three ltd. tapes, sold separately
>> SUSS – High Line LP (Northern Spy) *2023 Repress – Green Vinyl
>> TENGGER – Tengger LP (We Are Busy Bodies)
THANK YOU, I’M SORRY – Growing in Strange Places LP (Count Your Lucky Stars) *Orange Crush Color Vinyl
ALEXANDRE THARAUD – Satie: Avant–dernières pensées LP (Harmonia Mundi)
CHRISTOPHER TIGNOR – The Art of Surrender LP (Western Vinyl)
OLIVER TREE – Alone in a Crowd LP (Atlantic) *Splatter Vinyl
311 – Music 2LP (Volcano Entertainment) *30th Anniversary, Expanded & Remastered – Orange Vinyl
TV ON THE RADIO – Return to Cookie Mountain LP (Touch & Go) *180g, Reissue – Opaque Orange Vinyl
KALI UCHIS – Isolation LP (Interscope) *Back in stock!
CARRIE UNDERWOOD – Denim & Rhinestones 2LP (Capitol) *Deluxe Edition – Ltd. Picture Disc
USHER – My Way 2LP (Legacy) *25 Anniversary
SARAH VAUGHAN – Great Women of Song LP (Verve)
VOIVOD – Dimension Hatross LP (BMG) *Reissue – Ltd. Splatter Vinyl
KANYE WEST – Jesus is King LP (Def Jam) *Blue Vinyl in PVC sleeve – Back in stock! ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
RICHARD WRIGHT – Wet Dream LP (Parlophone) *Remixed by STEVEN WILSON – Ltd. Blue Marbled Vinyl
YEAH YEAH YEAHS – Fever to Tell LP (Interscope) *2017 Reissue – Back in stock!
NEIL YOUNG – Harvest Moon 2LP (Reprise) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl w/ Side D etching
ADRIAN YOUNGE & ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD – Jazz is Dead 19: Instrumentals LP (Jazz Is Dead)
>> YVES TUMOR – Heaven to a Tortured Mind LP (Warp) *Back in stock!
>> YVES TUMOR – Praise a Lord Who Chews… 2LP (Warp) *Back in stock!
>> YVES TUMOR – Safe in the Hands of Love 2LP (Warp) *Back in stock!
ZZ TOP – The Best of ZZ Top LP (Warner) *Rocktober 2023 – Ltd. “Blue Jean” Blue Vinyl
VARIOUS – Lounge Psychédélique: The Best of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022 2LP (Two-Piers) *UK Import
VARIOUS – Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Soundtrack) LP (Legacy) *Soundtrack to Netflix series featuring ALICIA KEYS and instrumental covers of BEYONCÉ, SZA and more by Vitamin String Quartet
>> VARIOUS – Sad About the Times 2LP (Anthology) *2023 Reissue – Pink Vinyl
VARIOUS – Surfin’ the Great Lakes: Kay Bank Studio Surf Sides of the 1960s LP (Sundazed)
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