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Reckless Records 5/10 & 5/17 New Releases

Reckless Records 5/10/24 & 5/17/24 New Releases

It’s been a surreal 10 days or so in Chicago since Steve left us. Much love to Heather, Bob, Todd, the Electrical Crew, his friends, family & fans. We’ll miss you Steve.

Nobody should be surprised that the Shellac LP is sold out. We’re hoping to have a small restock next week so please place special orders. The 2nd press is already in process

AMEN DUNES – Death Jokes LP (Sub Pop) first pressing Loser Edition

“Death Jokes” is the first AMEN DUNES album in 6 years & his first for Sub Pop. During that time took a step back & reconsidered his approach to songwriting & started piano lessons & learning how to program drums. The result is a quirky mix of his artfully crafted indie rock with some electronic beats, some that almost have a herky jerky quality at times. It’s not as much of a stretch as you might think & fans should be happy AMEN DUNES has returned.

THE CAT’S MIAOW – Skipping Stones: The Cassette Years ‘92-’93 LP (World of Echo)

Demos & lo-fi recordings from the great Melbourne band THE CAT’S MIAOW, embracing the minimal pop simplicity of YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS and BEAT HAPPENING with the reverb’d spaciousness some members would later lean into under the HYDROPLANE moniker. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

MYRIAM GENDRON – Mayday LP/CD (Feeding Tube) green or black vinyl

One of our favorite current artists Myriam Gendron returns with her third album “Mayday.” Her previous albums have mostly contained folk standards with lyrics taken from Dorothy Parker poems. This is the first album of mostly Gendron originals. Her playing is efficient but formidable. Seeing her play live is mind blowing because she’s so consistent & doesn’t seem to make any mistakes. Gendron is joined by Marissa Anderson & Jim White (DIRTY THREE) on 3 tunes & hearing her play with others expands her sound remarkably. Fans of Karen Dalton, Sibyelle Baier, Gillian Welch, Leonard Cohen need to hear this. RECOMMENDED.

BETH GIBBONS – Lives Outgrown LP/deluxe LP/CD (Domino)

**deluxe is almost sold out but we hope to have more next week

First ever strictly solo record from BETH GIBBONS has been a long time coming (eleven years after she had announced it), but the former voice for PORTISHEAD does not disappoint. Spacious, atmospheric production with intimate, close textures that evoke the robust art-pop of JULIA HOLTER and later SCOTT WALKER, as well as PORTISHEAD’s classic iciness, all anchored by GIBBONS’ unmistakable voice. On Domino, well worth the wait, and VERY RECOMMENDED. Deluxe gatefold edition features a book and a limited art print! When it’s gone it’s gone!

PALLBEARER – Mind Burns Alive LP/CD (Nuclear Blast)

PALLBEARER continues to get cleaner & more polished & we’re totally ok with it. “Mind Burns Alive” pushes them further into 70s rock/prog territory with serious nods at PINK FLOYD, songs that sound like RUSH at half speed, TOOL & even ALICE IN CHAINS at times. A solid listen.

SHELLAC – To All Trains LP/CD (Touch & Go)

It’s a surreal time. Just a few weeks ago we were excited about getting the first SHELLAC album in 10 years. Now we all know it’s their last one. Back in 2019 the band was kind enough to play at Reckless in honor of our 30th anniversary. Most of their set was made up of instrumentals that we can all hear now on “To All Trains.” Steve, Bob & Todd really made it worth the wait. Inventive arrangements, instantly memorable riffs, mind boggling drum ideas, that dry SHELLAC wit & of course an amazing recording. A Fitting end to one of the best bands of the last 30 years. REQUIESCAT.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Ghana Special, Volume 2: Electronic Highlife & Afro Sounds In The Diaspora, 1980​-​93 LP/CD (Soundway)

Soundway’s second volume of pop music from Ghana & the Ghanaian diaspora takes focus on the 1980s, with synths taking hold and bringing in influences of disco, new wave, boogie and electronic R&B. These sounds married with highlife created a new style built for nightclubs and dance halls. Featuring PAT THOMAS, CHARLES AMOAH and ERNEST HONNY among others, this should fit right next to the “Doin’ it in Lagos” and “Gumba Fire” comps on Soundway. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


AQUABATS – The Return of the Aquabats LP (Gloopy) reissue

AQUABATS – The Fury of the Aquabats LP (Gloopy) reissue

AQUABATS – Vs. the Floating Eye of Death & Other Adventures, Vol. 1 LP (Gloopy) reissue

ARAB STRAP – i’m totally fine with it don’t give a fuck anymore LP/CD (Rock Action) black or yellow vinyl

MULATU ASTATKE – Mulatu of Ethiopia LP (Strut) deluxe white vinyl reissue

ATMOSPHERE – Strictly Leakage LP/CD (Rhymesayers)

AVETT BROTHERS – Avett Brothers LP/CD (Ramseur) black or blue vinyl

YAYA BEY – Ten Fold LP (Big Dada) black or red vinyl

BLITZEN TRAPPER – 100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions LP/CD (Yep Roc) black or blue vinyl

BOTANIST – Paleobotany LP (Prophecy)


KENNY BURRELL – Guitar Forms LP (Verve) Verve acoustic sound series

KENNY BURRELL – Night At the Village Vanguard LP (Verve) Verve acoustic sound series

CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Neon Pill LP/CD (RCA) black or clear vinyl

CARB ON CARB – Take Time LP (Salinas)

CHAMELEONS – Strange Times 3LP/2CD (Blue Apple) expanded, remastered

CYMANDE – Promised Heights LP (Partisan) reissue

DEAD BOB – Life Like LP (Wrong) John Wright from NOMEANSNO

DEEP TUNNEL PROJECT – Deep Tunnel Project LP (Comedy Minus One)

DEHD – Poetry LP/CD (Fat Possum)

DREAM DEATH – Journey Into Mystery LP (High Roller)

DUANE EDDY – The Biggest Twang of Them All LP (Sundazed) coke bottle clear vinyl

DUANE EDDY – Duane Eddy Does Bob Dylan LP (Sundazed) red vinyl

88 FINGERS LOUIE – Back on the Streets LP (Hopeless)

88 FINGERS LOUIE – Behind Bars LP (Hopeless)

88 BIT & SAVE POINT – Video Game 64: Super Mario 64 LP (Curaga)

BILLIE EILISH – Hit Me Hard & Soft LP/CD (Interscope) with free poster while supplies last. WICKER PARK ONLY

FANTOMAS – Director’s Cut LP (Ipecac)

FANTOMAS – Fantomas LP (Ipecac)

FANTOMAS – Suspended Animation LP (Ipecac)

JOHN FEKNER CITY SQUAD – Idioblast 1983-2004 LP (Modern Harmonic) expanded ed.

BEN FOLDS FIVE – Whatever & Ever Amen LP (Legacy)

GATECREEPER – An Unexpected Reality LP (Closed Casket)

GLASS BEAMS – Mahal 12” (Ninja Tune) orange vinyl

GOGO PENGUIN – From the North: Live In Manchester LP (XXIM)

GOUGE AWAY – Burnt Sugar LP (Deathwish)

GRAVEDIGGAZ – 6 Feet Deep LP (MNRK) color vinyl reissue

GUSTER – Ooh La La LP/CD (Ocho Mule) with signed print while supplies last

HAMPTON HAWES – For Real! LP (Craft) acoustic sound series

JIMI HENDRIX – First Rays of the New Rising Sun LP (Legacy)

HOT WATER MUSIC – Vows LP (Equal Vision)

HOW TO DRESS WELL – I Am Toward You LP (Sargent House) orange vinyl

KEITH HUDSON – Pick A Dub LP (VP) color vinyl

I.JORDAN – I Am Jordan LP (Ninja Tune)

JOYWAVE – Permanent Pleasure LP (Hollywood)

KERRY KING – From Hell I Rise LP/CD (Reigning Phoenix)

KNOCKED LOOSE – You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To LP (Pure Noise

POKEY LaFARGE – Rhumba Country LP (New West) gold vinyl, signed!

THE LEMONHEADS – Fear of Living b/w Seven Out 7” (Fire)

LIGHTHEADED – Combustible Gems LP (Slumberland) coke bottle clear vinyl

LIP CRITIC – Hex Dealer LP (Partisan)

LUNCHBOX – Pop & Circumstance LP (Slumberland) pink vinyl

HANK MOBLEY – Workout LP (Blue Note) classic vinyl series

MODEST MOUSE – Good News For People Who Love Bad News LP (Legacy) 20th anniversary color vinyl

MORTICIAN – Domain of Death LP (Relapse)

MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Isn’t Anything LP (Domino) back in stock!

MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Loveless LP (Domino) back in stock!

OF MONTREAL – Lady of the Cusp LP (Polyvinyl)

DONELL PITMAN & WINGS OF SUNSHINE – Brand New Funk LP (Star Creature)

STURGILL SIMPSON – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music LP (High Top Mountain) 10th Anniversary reissue

TOM SKINNER – Voices of Bishara, Live at “mu” LP (International Anthem)

SLASH – Orgy of the Damned LP/CD (Snakepit)

SO TOTALLY IN LOVE – Double Your Relaxation LP (Tiny Engines) orange vinyl

STANLEY TURRENTINE – Blue Hour LP (Blue Note) classic vinyl series

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Alfa/ Yen Records 1981- 1987: Techno Pop & Other Electronic Adventures in Tokyo LP (Sony)

TATSU YAMASHITA – For You LP (Sony) reissue

TATSU YAMASHITA – Go Ahead! LP (Sony) reissue

TATSU YAMASHITA – Ride on Time LP (Sony) reissue

TATSU YAMASHITA –Spacy LP (Sony) reissue

YELLOWMAN – Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt LP (Greensleeves)

LA MONTE YOUNG/ MARIAN ZAZEELA – Dream House 78’17” The Theatre of Eternal  Music LP/CD (Superior Viaduct) 

ZAYN – Room Under the Stores LP/CD (Republic)

JOHN ZORN – New Masada Quartet Benefit LP (Tzadik)