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Reckless Records 5/24/24 New Releases

Reckless Records 5/24/24 New Releases

FINOM – Not God LP/CD (Joyful Noise) with limited flexi 7” while supplies last

FINOM or the artist(s) formerly known as OHMME return with a new album “Not God” in 2024. The extremely talented duo of Macie Stewart & Sima Cunningham are deeply entrenched in the Chicago music scene but FINOM is clearly their baby.Produced by Jeff Tweedy with his son Spencer playing drums, “Not God” perfectly displays Macie & Sima’s abilities as players & songwriters. Hints of THE ROCHES, SPARKS, B-52s & even ESG. Another great one from these gifted Chicagoans.

RAMI GABRIEL – That’s What I Been Sayin’ LP (Sooper)

Rami Gabriel is a professor at Columbia College in Chicago & he’s been making & releasing music for years. This album on Sooper is a hodgepodge of genres with bluesy rockers, an instrumental on the Middle Eastern Buzuq instrument & even minimal electronics that hint at THROBBING GRISTLE (not joking). Eclectic to say the least.

GASTR DEL SOL – We Have Dozens of Titles LP/CD box set (Drag City)

There was a period of about 5 years or so in the early/mid 90s where GASTR DEL SOL was one of the most exciting & mysterious groups. The duo included David Grubbs, best known then as the ex-member of bands like SQUIRREL BAIT, BASTRO & BITCH MAGNET & Jim O’Rourke, then based in Chicago & well known for his experimental music & engineering projects. This set collects outtakes,live recordings & compilation tracks, some of which are released for the first time here. Their mix of folk guitar, avant piano pieces & chopped-up electronics sounds just as exciting now as it did 25 years ago. RECOMMENDED.

SHIN JOONG HYUN – From Where to Where 1970-1979 LP (Light in the Attic)

Shin Joong Hyun started in the 50’s entertaining U.S. troops. His first taste of real success was producing hits for THE PEARL SISTER & KIM JUNG MI who had legitimate hits in South Korea. The 60’s rock explosion influenced SHIN JOON HYUN greatly & the Western influence on his music became even more obvious. Eventually he fell in with some hippies & counter-culture types which brought him to the attention of the government. He was labeled as subversive & after refusing to write a song praising the president, he was tortured & imprisoned for his rebellion. This collection features his music as well as some of his stellar productions. Everything from traditional South Korean pop to 60’s rock influenced jammers are featured here.

BILL MACKAY – Locust Land LP (Drag City)

The prolific Chicago based guitarist Bill Mackay is back with a new one in 2024 called “Locust Land.” We’re not sure if Bill was aware of the incoming 2024 locust invasion or not but the title certainly seems prescient. This one has some nice variety with John Martyn-esque solo tunes, jammy instrumentals & nods at POPOL VUH. RECOMMENDED.


ALUMINUM –Fully Beat (Felt)

ANDREW BIRD TRIO – Sunday Morning Put-On LP/CD (Loma Vista) color or black

DAVID BOWIE – Diamond Dogs LP (RCA) half-speed master

CREED – Greatest Hits LP (Craft)

DANGERMOUSE & JEMINI – Born Again LP (Lex) color or black vinyl

DIIV – Frog in Boiling Water LP/CD (Fantasy) green or black vinyl

EKKO ASTRAL – Pink Balloons TAPE (Top Shelf) vinyl expected in June

ELEPHANT GYM – World LP (Top Shelf) color vinyl

DUKE ELLINGTON & JOHNNY HODGES – Back to Back LP (Verve) acoustic sound series

BRIAN ENO, HOLGER CZUKAY & J. PETER SCHWALM – Sushi. Roti. Reibekuchen LP (Gronland)

BETH GIBBONS – Lives Outgrown: Deluxe Edition LP (Domino) back in stock!

GIRL & GIRL – Call a Doctor LP (Sub Pop) first press “Loser Edition”

JONSI – Obsidian LP (Krunk)

SHIN JOONG HYUN – Beautiful Rivers & Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sounds…  LP (Light in the Attic) back in print

KHANATE – Capture & Release LP/CD (Sacred Bones) limited color or black

KHANATE – Clean Hands Go Foul  LP/CD (Sacred Bones) limited color or black

LA LUZ – News of the Universe LP/CD (Sub Pop) first press “Luzer” edition color

MIKEL – Zelda & Chill LP (Gamechops) available again

MORTICIAN – Darkest Day of Horror LP (Relapse) color vinyl

MUI ZYU – Nothing or Something to Die For LP (Father/Daughter)

CARLOS NIÑO & FRIENDS – Placenta LP/CD (International Anthem)

NOFX – Half Album LP (Fat Wreck Chords)

PHOENIX – Ti Amo LP (Glassnote) available again

PYE CORNER AUDIO – Endless Echo LP/CD (Ghost Box)

RED FANG – Red Fang LP (Sargent House) 15th anniversary edition

SHELLAC – To All Trains LP (Tough & Go) last copies of the 1st pressing!! Almost gone!

SUN RA – Excelsior Mill LP (Modern Harmonic) color vinyl

THURSDAY – War All the Time: Live LP (Equal Vision)

TWENTY ONE PILOTS – Clancy LP/CD (Fueled By Ramen) w/ limited clear plastic outer sleeve

VANISHING TWIN – The Age of Immunology LP (Fire) limited pink & teal versions

VARIOUS ARTISTS – NID Tapes LP (State 51) back in print

VARIOUS ARTISTS – W3NG LP (Numero Group) color or black

VEGYN – The Road to Hell is Paved With Good Intentions LP/CD (PLZ Make It Ruins)

WALLOWS – Model LP/CD (Atlantic) orchid/orange color or clear. with indie only plastic outer sleeve while supplies


PAUL WELLER – 66 LP/CD (Capitol)

YOUNG JESUS – The Fool LP (Saddle Creek) white vinyl