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Reckless Records 10/6/23 New Releases

Sufjan Stevens – Javelin


>> AXIS: SOVA – Blinded by Oblivion LP/CS (GOD?) *Produced by TY SEGALL ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

2023 album from this long-running Chicago project which has expanded over time from Brett Sova guitar-and-drum-machine solo recordings to now a full-on power trio lineup with bassist Jeremy Freeze & drummer Josh Johannpeter. Produced way out west with TY SEGALL (whose sun-dried fingerprints are all over this), Blinded by Oblivion is a ripping set of glammy psych-pop that slams its foot on the gas and never lets up. We hear touches of DEVO, GARY NUMAN, BLONDIE and Berlin BOWIE/IGGY, and in its most anthemic & catchy moments these guys even approach the dizzying classic rock heights of RUSH and Eliminator -era ZZ TOP. The chrome sheen is juxtaposed by bright vocal harmonies and provocative lyrics that give the set a big bright neon heart at its center. Absolutely fantastic stuff. RECOMMENDED!

>> BCMC – Foreign Smokes LP/CS (Drag City) *New project from BILL MacKAY & COOPER CRAIN ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

BCMC is an improvisational project from Chicagoans COOPER CRAIN (Bitchin Bajas, Cave) and BILL MacKAY (Ryley Walker, Black Duck). Bill lays down multi-tracked licks, riffs & solos over Cooper’s exploratory organ & synth tones, resulting in a beguiling mix that often leans towards ambient/drone but also incorporates Tuareg desert blues, raga, post-rock and kosmische. As is to be expected from anything these two have their hands in, this LP is first rate, and we’re very much looking forward to more collabs between them in the future. RECOMMENDED!

>> HYDROPLANE – Selected Songs 1997-2003 2LP (World Of Echo)

Wonderful compilation from Melbourne’s HYDROPLANE, a band taken from the remnants of THE CAT’S MIAOW. Where their previous group had focused on concise, minimal jangle-pop, HYDROPLANE’s sound was more expansive, incorporating drone, synth loops, electronic beats and a more distant vocal delivery. This expands the band’s material even further than the Efficient Space comp that came out last year. Fans of MOVIETONE and APRIL MAGAZINE will find a lot to love here. RECOMMENDED!

>> MARY LATTIMORE – Goodbye, Hotel Arkada LP/CD (Ghostly Int’l) *Black or “Inkwell” Color Vinyl

The talented & very busy harpist Mary Lattimore returns with a new album in 2023. Mary was told by a friend
about a historic hotel in Croatia that was going to be updated for a more modern look, stripping it of its charm. This inspired songs about things that decay, fade away & slip through our fingers as life goes on. She gets help from Meg Baird, Roy Montgomery, SLOWDIVE’s Rachel Goswell & former member of THE CURE Lol Tolhurst. RECOMMENDED!

>> A. SAVAGE – Several Songs About Fire LP/CD (Rough Trade) *Black or Ltd. Deluxe Edition Purple Vinyl

The second solo album from PARQUET COURTS co-frontman and visual artist ANDREW SAVAGE takes a step back from the COURTS’ dance-punk electronics to focus in on his own style of songwriting that displays taut, jagged guitar rhythms, off-center compositions, emotional & witty lyricism, and (more subtle than on his previous album Thawing Dawn, though no less effective) a feel for dusty western Americana. This stands out as one of the best singer-songwriter records of 2023. On Rough Trade and RECOMMENDED!

>> SUFJAN STEVENS – Javelin LP/CD (Asthmatic Kitty) *Black or Ltd. Lemonade Vinyl w/ book

SUFJAN STEVENS’ first proper singer-songwriter record since 2020’s stuffed-to-the-gills THE ASCENSION sees the honorary Ilinoisian dialing it back a bit & the result splits the difference between Age of Adz and Carrie & Lowell to great effect. Plus a NEIL YOUNG cover! It’s been cool following Stevens’ jaunts into ballet, classical, instrumental epics, etc. but it’s also good to have him making us cry again. Comes with a 48-page book of art & essays. RECOMMENDED!

>> SUBSONIC EYE – All Around You LP (Top Shelf) *Black or Clear Vinyl

Singapore’s SUBSONIC EYE plays raw, energetic jangle pop, with dreamy, bubblegum melodies counterbalanced with vocals that range from gentle harmony to WET LEG- esque sing-speak vocals and nimble, ragged cohesion between rhythm & guitars. Bits of BULLY, ALVVAYS, even some emo in the WEATHERDAY or AMERICAN FOOTBALL vein. RECOMMENDED!

>> VANISHING TWIN – Afternoon X LP/CD (Fire)

Now a trio, London’s VANISHING TWIN focuses in on a closer “rock” sound compared their predecessor Ookii Gekkou, with their STEREOLAB-esque space age psych grounded by driving motorik rhythms and a heavier emphasis on the bass. RECOMMENDED!

>> DANIEL VILLAREAL – Lados B LP/CD (International Anthem) *w/ JEFF PARKER & ANNA BUTTERSS ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

Superb record from the trio of DANIEL VILLARREAL, JEFF PARKER and ANNA BUTTERSS, drawing from the same raw improvisation found on PARKER & BUTTERSS’ Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy but redirected towards VILLARREAL’s Latin rhythmic modes. They play off each other in perfectly intuitive ways, reminding us of other, more candid Int’l Anthem records like MAKAYA McCRAVEN’s Highly Rare and ANTELOPER’s Tour Beats. RECOMMENDED!

>> VARIOUS – NID Tapes: Electronic Music from India 1969-1972 LP (State 51) *Import

A truly remarkable collection of recently discovered electronic recordings from India made between 1969-1972. These composers worked for the first ever electronic music studio in India at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. Moog & tape experiments & music concrete mixed with some traditional Indian instruments that make for one of the most exciting electronic music compilations in a few years. RECOMMENDED!


>> ALAFIA – Sam Redmore Reworks 12″ (Canopy)

>> BALTHVS – Cause & Effect LP (Mixto) *Green Vinyl, Ltd. 300

BIG PUN – Capital Punishment 2LP (RCA) *Reissue

MARY J. BLIGE – Mary Christmas LP (Verve) *Anniversary Edition – Green Vinyl

BLITZEN TRAPPER – Cheap Fantastical Takedown 12″ (Yep Roc) *Indie Exclusive Red Vinyl

BRAINTICKET – Psychonaut LP (Cleopatra) *Remastered – Red Vinyl or Splatter Vinyl w/ poster

PETER BRODERICK & ENSEMBLE 0 – Give it to the Sky: Arthur Russell’s Tower of Meaning Expanded LP (Erased Tapes)

HAROLD BUDD – White Arcades LP (All Saints) *Remastered – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

>> BUTCHER BROWN – Solar Music LP (Concord)

>> JOHN CARPENTER – Anthology II: Movie Themes LP/CD (Sacred Bones) *Black or Indie Exclusive Blue Vinyl

CARRTOONS – Saturday Night LP (Wichita) *Gold Vinyl

CITIZEN – Calling the Dogs LP/CD (Run For Cover) *Ltd. Brown Vinyl

COHEED & CAMBRIA – In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 LP (Equal Vision) *20th Anniversary, RSD Essential – Lavender Vinyl

CRADLE OF FILTH – Live at Dynamo Open Air 1997 LP (Dynamo Concerts)

CREATION REBEL – Hostile Environment LP (On-U Sound) *Yellow Vinyl

DELACEY – The Girl Has a Dream LP (Photo Finish)

DOGSTAR – Somewhere Between the Power Lines & Palm Trees LP (Dillon Street) *First album since 2000 from band featuring KEANU REEVES on bass

SPENCER DORAN – Season: A Letter to the Future (Soundtrack) 2LP (RVNG)

BOB DYLAN – Christmas in the Heart LP (Columbia) *Reissue

ELEPHANT GUN – Underwater LP (Top Shelf) *Reissue – Ltd. “Ocean Blue Galaxy” Vinyl

DANNY ELFMAN – Corpse Bride (Soundtrack) 2LP (Real Gone) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

FRONT 242 – Official Version LP (PIAS) *Reissue

(G)I-DLE – HEAT CD (88rising) *Three versions – Exclusive trading card available with purchase while supplies last

HEATMISER – The Music of Heatmiser 2LP (Third Man) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl w/ posters while supplies last

HELLA – Hold Your Horse Is LP (5 Rue Christine) *Remastered – Ltd. Gold Vinyl w/ Orange 7″

>> HI-TEK – Beatbox Studios LP (Fat Beats)

HOLY HIVE – Big Crown Vaults Vol. 3 LP (Big Crown) *Black or Color Vinyl

JON HOPKINS – Immunity 2LP (Domino) *10th Anniversary, Remastered – Ltd. Purple Vinyl

>> HORRENDOUS – Ontological Mysterium LP/CS (Season Of Mist) *Back in stock!

HOLLY HUMBERSTONE – Debut Album LP (Geffen) *Ltd. Eco-Mix Vinyl

>> HYDROPLANE – Selected Songs 1997-2003 2LP (World Of Echo)

IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance LP (Partisan) *Deluxe Edition – Die-cut sleeve w/ art prints

THE KEENING – Little Bird LP (Relapse) *Gold Vinyl

LEON KEITA – Limited Dance Edition No. 16 LP (Analog Africa)

>> KING CANYON – King Canyon LP (Mixto) *Blue Marble Vinyl

KOOL KEITH – Mr. Controller LP (Junkadelic)

KRAMER & FRIENDS – Rings of Saturn 7″ Box (Shimmy Disc) *Six 7″ Box set in #’d wooden box – featuring BRITTA PHILLIPS, PAUL LEARY, JAD FAIR & DANIELSON, EERIE WANDA, DAVID GRUBBS, and ROB CROW

KREATOR – Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998 LP (Dynamo Concerts)

LAUFEY – Typical of Me LP (Awal Recordings)

LIARS – WIXIW LP (Mute) *Reissue – Color Vinyl

LIL PEEP – Hellboy 2LP/CD/CS (Awal Recordings) *Color Vinyl

>> LIPPHEAD – From the Back LP (Young Heavy Souls)

LISSIE – Back to Forever LP (Lionboy)

ROD McKUEN & HEINS HOFFMAN-RICHTER – Music to Freak Your Friends & Break Your Lease LP (Real Gone) *Reissue – Ltd. Swirl Vinyl

JACKIE McLEAN – Demon’s Dance LP (Blue Note) *180g, Remastered – Tone Poet Series

MEAT PUPPETS – Camp Songs: Live Sound Board Recordings LP (Meat Puppets)

MEAT PUPPETS – In a Car 7″ (Meat Puppets) *Reissue

MEAT PUPPETS – Up on the Sun LP (Meat Puppets) *2023 Reissue

MEERNA – So Far So Good LP (Keeled Scales)

MAC MILLER – NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert LP (Warner) *Legendary 2018 performance recorded before Mac’s passing featuring THUNDERCAT on bass – Blue Vinyl, single-sided w/ etching

JONI MITCHELL – Asylum Years 1972-1975: Archives Vol. 3 LP/CD (Rhino) *Remastered – 4LP or 5CD Box

MNDSGN – Snaxxx LP (Stones Throw)

MOONSHAKE – Eva Luna 2LP (Too Pure) *Deluxe Remaster – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

MUDHONEY – Superfuzz Bigmuff LP (Sub Pop) *Anniversary Edition – Mustard Yellow Vinyl

MUDHONEY – Touch Me I’m Sick b/w Sweet Young Thing 7″ (Sub Pop)

N-SYNC – Home for Christmas 2LP (RCA) *Reissue

NAZZ – Nazz LP (Cleopatra) *Reissue – Splatter Vinyl

WILLIE NELSON – Pretty Paper LP (Columbia) *Reissue

HERBIE NICHOLS – Herbie Nichols Trio LP (Blue Note) *180g, Remastered – Tone Poet Series

PALE SAINTS – In Ribbons LP/CD (4AD) *30th Anniversary – 2CD Deluxe Edition, Black or 2LP Deluxe White Vinyl

THE PANDORAS – It’s About Time LP (Voxx) *Reissue – Purple Vinyl

PANTERA – Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998 2LP (Dynamo Concerts)

PARCELS – Live Vol. 2 2LP (Because) *180g

POLVO – Exploded Drawing 2LP (Touch & Go) *Reissue – Ltd. Aqua Color Vinyl

POLVO – Shapes LP (Touch & Go) *Reissue – Ltd. Violet Color

GREGORY PORTER – Liquid Spirit 3LP (Blue Note) *10th Anniversary

ELVIS PRESLEY – Elvis Christmas Album/ …Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas LPs (RCA) *Reissues, sold separately

PSEUDO SLANG X PAWCUT – What the Neighbors —–? LP (Baby Steps) ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

RAZEN – Hier l’An 4000 LP (Hands In The Dark) *Import

REVOLTING COCKS – Live! You Goddamn Son of a Bitch 2LP (Cleopatra) *Purple Vinyl ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

JOSH RITTER – The Beast in Its Tracks LP (Pytheas) *10th Anniversary, Remastered – “Purple Rain” Vinyl

OLIVIA RODRIGO – Guts LP (Geffen) *Indie Exclusive Lavender Vinyl – Back in stock!

ALANNA ROYALE – Trouble Is LP (Soul Step) *White Vinyl

DARIUS RUCKER – Carolyn’s Boy LP (Capitol)

RUN THE JEWELS – Run the Jewels 2LP (Seeker Music) *10th Anniversary w/ instrumentals – Split Color Vinyl

SAÅAD – A Crimson Shore LP (Hands In The Dark) *Import

>> THE SEXTONES – Love Can’t Be Borrowed LP (Record Kicks)

>> THE SHADOW RING – City Lights/ Put the Music in Its Coffin LPs (Blank Forms) *Reissues, sold separately

SLAUSON MALONE 1 – Excelsior LP (Warp) *White Vinyl

SOULFLY – Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998 2LP (Dynamo Concerts)

FRANKIE STEIN & HIS GHOULS – Ghoul Music LP (Real Gone) *Reissue – Ltd. Swirl Vinyl

FRANKIE STEIN & HIS GHOULS – Shock! Terror! Fear! LP (Real Gone) *Reissue – Ltd. Green Vinyl

SUN RA – Haverford College 1/25/80 LP (Modern Harmonic) *Now available on Black Vinyl

LEO TAKAMI – Next Door LP/CD (Unseen Worlds)

>> TELE NOVELLA – Poet’s Tooth LP (Kill Rock Stars) *Pink Vinyl

TESTAMENT – Live at Dynamo Open Air 1997 LP (Dynamo Concerts)

>> TOMB MOLD – Aperture of Body 12″ (20 Buck Spin) *Black, Orange/Clear, or Orange Splatter Vinyl

>> TRUTH CLUB – Running from the Chase LP (Double Double Whammy) *Clear Vinyl

VAN HALEN – Collection II LP/CD (Rhino) *Remastered – 5LP or 5CD box w/ slipmats available while supplies last

TOM WAITS – The Black Rider LP/CD (island) *30th Anniversary, Remastered

TOM WAITS – Bone Machine LP/CD (Island) *Remastered

ROGER WATERS – Dark Side of the Moon Redux 2LP/CD (Cooking Vinyl) *Indie Exclusive coming soon…

CHESTER WATSON – Fish Don’t Climb Trees LP (POW Recordings)

YEULE – Softscars LP/CD (Ninja Tune) *Indie Exclusive White/Blue Splatter Vinyl

VARIOUS – Alligator Christmas Collection LP (Alligator) *Reissue – Red Vinyl

VARIOUS – Beleza Tropical 2: Novo! Mais! Melhor! Brazil Classics 6 LP (Luaka Bop) *25th Anniversary, Remastered – Compiled by DAVID BYRNE

VARIOUS – A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector LP (Legacy) *Reissue – Picture Disc

VARIOUS – Eccentric Boogie LP (Numero Group) *Black or Blue Vinyl

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