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Reckless Records 5/6/22 New Releases


SAADA BONAIRE – 1992 LP/CD (Captured Tracks)

We were really big fans of the 80s recordings that Captured Tracks released by the German new wave/dance group SAADA BONAIRE. The project existed into the mid 90s but their later recordings were thought to be lost until a cassette was recently discovered in a basement in Berlin. These songs display new directions the project was headed before it dissolved with trip-hop, house & early 90s R&B sounds mixed in with their 80s new wave/new romantic vibes. 

PAN AMERICAN – The Patience Fader LP (Kranky) now on vinyl

The former LABRADFORD member Mark Nelson returns with a new PAN AMERICAN album for 2022. Recorded over the past 2 pandemic years, “The Patient Fader” is a collection of dusty ambient Americana guitar pieces & longing sounds of verb’d out pedal steel. This reminds us of some of our all-time favorite ambient guitar music on the great David Sylvian & Holger Czukay albums, DIRTY THREE guitarist Mick Turner’s playing etc…RECOMMENDED.

 NORMA TANEGA – I’m the Sky: Studio & Demo Recordings, 1964-1971 LP/CD (Anthology)

What a great collection here from the California folk singer NORMA TANEGA, most known for her 1966 album “Walking My Cat Named Dog” and the cut “You’re Dead”. This partially covers her time from the Village coffee house scene to the release of that first album, while it also focuses on her time in London and making both an unreleased second album “Snow Cycles” and a cult favorite third, “I Don’t Think It Will Hurt If You Smile”. The material here ranges from simple, unadorned folk pop tunes to rich Americana rock. Fans of KAREN DALTON, JUDEE SILL, BILL FAY and LAURA NYRO will find a lot to love here! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

SHARON VAN ETTEN – We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong LP/CD limited color or black vinyl

Sharon Van Etten has been one of the best songwriters for the past decade or so & “We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong” is her 6th album.Recorded at her home in L.A. this one is a slightly darker album which isn’t surprising as it was recorded during the pandemic. Most of the songs are synth driven pop songs with deep & introspective lyrics. RECOMMENDED.

WARPAINT – Radiate Like This LP/CD (Virgin)

The talented quartet WARPAINT are back with their first album in six years & their first on Virgin. As always the backbone of the band is the rhythm section of Stella Mozgawa & Jenny Lee Lindberg who make their polyrhythmic beats sound almost effortless. The album has a mostly mellow vibe & the songs grab you quickly. Another great one from this excellent band. RECOMMENDED.

NEIL YOUNG – Citizen Kane JR. Blues 1974 (Live at the Bottom Line) CD (Reprise) vinyl coming later

If you ask any Neil head about their favorite bootlegs,this legendary show from the Bottom Line in 1974 will almost certainly come up. The surprise show at this small club was recorded just before the release of the classic “On the Beach” album & a number of those songs are featured here along with a few other classics. This one is an audience recording so it’s on the lo-fi side for a legit release but it works for the mellow almost downer vibe of the set list. Some of the stage banter has been sadly cut out including the famous “honey slides” story but supposedly you can hear that on the archives site. We’re so glad this show is finally available in a legit form. RECOMMENDED.


TERRY ALLEN & THE PANHANDLE MYSTERY BAND – Bloodlines LP/CD (Paradise of Bachelors)

TERRY ALLEN & THE PANHANDLE MYSTERY BAND – Smoking the Dummy LP/CD (Paradise of Bachelors)

ARCADE FIRE – We LP/CD (Columbia) limited indie only white vinyl or black

AURORA – The Gods We Can Touch LP/CD (Glassnote)

BEACH HOUSE – Teen Dream LP (Sub Pop) back in print

BELLE & SEBASTIAN – A Bit of Previous LP/CD (Matador) indie only alternate artwork

BLACK CROWES – 1972 (Arrow Records) very limited

!!! – Let it Be Blue 

CULTURE – Two Sevens Clash LP (VP Music) RSD Essential color vinyl

DAFT PUNK – Alive 1997 LP (Daft Punk) we received a very limited amount of this one

DAFT PUNK – Homework LP (Daft Punk)

THE DECEMBERISTS – The Tain / 5 Songs LP (Jealous Butcher) reissue

BILL FAY – Still Some Light: Part 2 LP/CD (Dead Oceans)

IBEYI – Spell 31 LP/CD (XL)

J DILLA – Donuts LP (Stones Throw) back in stock with the “smile” cover!

ELI KESZLER – The Scary of Sixty-First LP (Deeper Into Movies) soundtrack, red vinyl

TOM MORELLO – Atlas Underground Flood LP (Mom + Pop) blue vinyl

NIGHT TEMPO – Ladies in the City LP (Universal)

JERRY PAPER – Free Time LP (Stones Throw) limited tri-color vinyl

PENGUIN CAFE – A Matter of Life… 2021 LP (Erased Tapes) clear vinyl remaster


POSSESSED – Seven Churches LP (Century Media) green vinyl reissue

RUN THE JEWELS – Run the Jewels II LP (Mass Appeal) RSD Essential color vinyl

STAPLES JR. SINGERS – When Do We Get Paid (Luaka Bop) remastered)

SUNFLOWER BEAN – Handful of Sugar LP/CD (Mom + Pop) orange vinyl

RICHARD THOMPSON – Music From Grizzly Man LP/CD (No Quarter)

SUKI WATERHOUSE – I Can’t Let Go LP/CD (Sub Pop) metallic gold vinyl “Loser Edition”

KANYE WEST – Late Registration LP (Rocafella) back in stock

THE WHO – A Quick One LP (half speed master)

THE WHO – My Generation LP (half speed master)

NEIL YOUNG – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 CD (Reprise

NEIL YOUNG – Royce Hall 1971 CD (Reprise

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Reckless Records 4/22/22 & 4/29/22 New Releases

We were too busy with record store day to post the new releases last week so here’s some of the important ones with this week’s stuff. We still have a lot of great RSD titles in stock if you couldn’t make it out. Thanks to everybody that did! 


CARAMBOLAGE – Bon Voyage LP/CD (Tapete) & “Carambolage” & Eilzustellung Expres” CD

CARAMBOLAGE were one of the first German all female New Wave bands. Rhythmic new wave with some post-punk & even ska elements at times & lyrics in German. Cool stuff!

COIL – Musick to Play in the Dark 2 LP/CD (Dais) Limited color or black vinyl

Dais delivers another essential COIL reissue, this time the 2000 acid fried classic “Musick to Play in the Dark 2.” Recorded at a 8 bedroom estate on the West Coast of England, this one is demented journey of post THROBBING GRISTLE electronic experimentation, nods at the BBC Radiophonic sound, Mort Garson etc…all wrapped-up in that classic COIL drug haze. RECOMMENDED.

MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER – Emotional Eternal LP/CD (Domino) limited color or black vinyl

This third album from French musician Melody Prochet continues to draw from the silky dream pop of COCTEAU TWINS and BEACH HOUSE as well as electro psych-funk in the mold of TAME IMPALA or later TORO Y MOI. Added is a newer sense of lyrical and sonic clarity, weaving ideas on growth and hardship through arrangements that have never sounded so simultaneously dense and airy. Another excellent record for Prochet. RECOMMENDED.

SPIRITUALIZED – Everything Was Beautiful LP/CD (Fat Possum) limited indie version or regular black vinyl 

The 2022 SPIRITUALIZED album starts off with a woman’s voice speaking the album title & the artwork is a play on a box of pills. Sound familiar? It should because Jason Pierce’s now legendary “Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space” also featured those two characteristics. One big difference on this one is the massive amount of musicians that participate, which sits at about 30. The last few albums have felt a little more “inward” but this one is BIG, with dense orchestrated & joyous explosions of notes. Jason Pierce is one of our favorite artists ever so anything new by the man is very welcome here. RECOMMENDED.

TOMBERLIN – I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This… LP/CD/TAPE (Saddle Creek) limited color or black vinyl

Gorgeous, meditative indie folk from TOMBERLIN, with a similar vibe to HALEY HEYNDERICKX, LOMELDA and PHOEBE BRIDGERS or JULIEN BAKER when they’re at their softest. Very tasteful, small, and organic arrangements (even in the case of the smattering synths) that accentuate her tender songwriting without consuming it. And believe it when we say these songs will have you crying like a big baby in no time. Great stuff on Saddle Creek!

TORO Y MOI – Mahal LP/CD/TAPE (Dead Oceans) limited color or black vinyl

The Bay Area’s Chaz Bear has been at it as TORO Y MOI for over 12 years now. “Mahal” is a mostly upbeat collection of pop songs with a psychedelic edge. We’re hints of PRINCE, Bill Withers, TAME IMPALA & BECK but it’s all filtered through Bear’s unique perspective. Fun stuff!

UNDEATH – It’s Time…To Rise From the Grave LP (Prosthetic)

This is the second album from the great Rochester death metal band UNDEATH. The first was drenched in murky slime & this one is more forward & maybe catchy? As catchy as this sort of thing gets we guess. These guys are really onto something great here…RECOMMENDED.


WILLIAM BASINSKI & JANEK SCHAEFER – …On Reflection CD (Temporary Residence)

BLOCK PARTY – Alpha Games LP (Infectious) color or black vinyl

S. CAREY – Break Me In LP (Jagjaguwar) limited color or black

COIL – Love’s Secret Domain: Chaostrophy Edition 4LP/CD box set (Wax Trax!)

JOHN COLTRANE & JOHNNY HARTMAN – John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman LP (Verve) Acoustic Sound Series

ALICE DAMON – Windsong LP (Morning Trip) remaster of this private press gem!

GUS ENGLEHORN – Dungeon Master LP (Secret City)

FONTAINES D.C. – Skinty Fia LP/2LP/CD (Partisan) vinyl is sold out but we’ll have more soon

HELMS ALEE – Keep This Be the Way LP (Sargent House)

DANIEL JOHNSTON – Hi, How Are You? The Unfinished Album LP (Thirty Tigers)

KEHLANI – Blue Water Road CD (Atlantic) 

LOLA KIRKE – Lady For Sale LP (Third Man) limited color or black vinyl

LEWSBERG – In Your Hands LP (Lewsberg)

MIGOS – Culture III (Motown)

MAC MILLER – Faces LP (Warner)

CHARLES MINGUS – Mingus Three LP (Rhino)

MOON DUO – Circles LP (Sacred Bones) color vinyl reissue

MOON DUO – Mazes LP (Sacred Bones) color vinyl reissue

MOON DUO – Shadows of the Sun LP (Sacred Bones) color vinyl reissue

WILLIE NELSON – Beautiful Time LP (Legacy) back in print

PAVEMENT – Crooked Rain Crooked Rain LP (Matador) back in print

PAVEMENT – Slanted & Enchanted LP (Matador)

PINHEAD GUNPOWDER – Goodbye Ellston Avenue LP (1234 GO!)

BONNIE RAITT – Just Like That LP/CD (Redwing) limited color or black

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES – How Will I Laugh Tomorrow…LP (Century Media) limited color or black

TAME IMPALA – The Slow Rush 4LP deluxe box set (Interscope)

T.REX – 1972 6LP Deluxe box set (Demon)

THE WEEKND – Dawn FM LP (Republic)

NEIL YOUNG – Official Release Series 13,14,20,21 4CD box set (Reprise)

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Reckless Records Record Store Day April 2022

Here is it folks, everything that we have for this RSD. We have some solid quantity on some of the bigger titles, some things weirdly got more allocated than we expected like the Blur & Opeth for example . Like at all other record stores, the Taylor Swift 7″s are very limited.

Stores open at normal hours. Like always RSD titles are limited to 1 per customer, no phone orders or holds.


The Academic – Community Spirit EP (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Pepper Adams with The Tommy Banks Trio – Live at Room At The Top (Belmont & Wicker) Park)

Ade & Connan Mockasin – It’s Just Wind 

Alice In Chains – We Die Young Legacy 12″ EP

Allman Brothers Band – Cream Of The Crop 2003 — Highlights 3LP

America – Alternates & Rarities

America – History (Greatest Hits) blue vinyl

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Madonna

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of – Century of Self

Ian A. Anderson – Royal York Crescent 

Arawak – Background Music N.4 (Wicker Park only)

Asia – XXX (picture disc) (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Rick Astley – Whenever You Need Somebody 

Roy Ayers – Virgo Vibes (red vinyl)

Albert Ayler – Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings Elemental 5LP box set

Azymuth – Light as a Feather (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Bad Company – Live 1979 

Angelo Badalamenti – Blue Velvet (2LP Deluxe Edition, color vinyl)

Chet Baker – Live In Paris: The Radio France Recordings 1983-1984 

Bardo Pond – Bufo Alvarius 2LP

Sara Bareilles – Little Voice: 15TH Anniversary 

Souren Baronian – The Middle Eastern Soul of Carlee Records 

Bell Biv Devoe – Poison 

Charlie Benante – Moving Pitchers (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Brian Bennett – Voyage (A Journey into Discoid Funk) 

Jay Bennett – Where are you, Jay Bennett?

Black Children Sledge Funk Group – Love is Fair (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Black Label Society – Alcohol Fueled Brewtality Live 

James Blake – COVERS 12”

The Bleeding Hearts – Riches to Rags 

Blur – Bustin’ + Dronin’ 

Bomba Estereo – Live in Dublin 

David Bowie – Brilliant Adventure EP

David Bowie – Toy EP: You’ve Got It Made With All the Toys 10” 

Dave BrubeckTrio – Live From Vienna 1967 (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Sandro Brugnolini – L’uomo Dagli Occhiali A Specchio (Soundtrack) (Wicker Park only)

Buena Vista Social Club – Ahora Me Da Pena 12”

Bernard Butler – People Move On: The B-Sides, 1998 + 2021 (Wicker Park only)

C-Bo Orca: Deluxe Edition

Maria Callas – Maria Callas: Pure (Wicker Park only)

Camera Obscura – Making Money

Mariah Carey – #1’s 

Belinda Carlisle – The Heaven on Earth Tour (Belmont & Wicker Park)

The Catatonics – Hunted Down 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Live Seeds 

The Ceyleib People – Tanyet 

Chicago – Chicago At Carnegie Hall, April 9, 1971 3LP box set

Chief Keef – Sorry 4 The Weight (Deluxe Edition) 

Childish Gambino – Kauai (first time on vinyl!)

Jimmy Cliff – Follow My Mind (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Cold War Kids – Zowie Selects (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Commander Venus – The Uneventful Vacation 

Coolio – It Takes A Thief 2LP

Alice Cooper – Brutal Planet

Larry Coryell – Fairyland

The Cranberries – Remembering Dolores 

The Cure – Pornography (picture disc)

Cypress Hill – The 420 Remixes 10”

Czarface – Czarmageddon Silver Age

Karen Dalton – Shuckin’ Sugar 

The Damned – Strawberries (scented inner sleeve!)

Dave Davies – Kinked 

Erika de Casier – The Sensational Remixes 

Dead Famous People – Lost Person’s Area 12”

Deadmau5 – Vexillology LP (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Deadmau5 – Full Circle LP (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Def Leppard – High ‘n’ Dry (picture disc)

Sandy Denny – Gold Dust Live At The Royalty

Devo Oh, No! It’s Devo (40th Anniversary Edition) picture disc

Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation 

Thomas Dolby – Hyper-active! 12” (Belmont & Wicker Park)

The Doors – L.A. Woman Sessions 4LP box set

Sheena Easton – The Definitive 12″ Singles 1983-1987 (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Echo & The Bunnymen – B-Sides and Live (2001 – 2005)

The Electrified A.G.B. (All Girls Band) – Fly Away! (Disco Version) 12” (Wicker Park only)

Electronic – 1989 Remixes 1992 12” (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Erasure – Ne:EP 12”

Roky Erickson & The Explosives – Halloween II: Live 2007 

Bill Evans – Inner Spirit: The 1979 Concert At The Teatro General San Martín, Buenos Aires 2LP hand numbered

Bill Evans – Morning Glory: The 1973 Concert At The Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires 2LP, hand numbered

Everlast – Whitey Ford Sings the Blues

The Everly Brothers – Hey Doll Baby 

Everything But the Girl – Night & Day: 40th Anniversary 12” 

50 Foot Wave – Bath White (Wicker Park Only)

50 Foot Wave – Power + Light (Wicker Park Only)

Fapardokly – Fapardokly 

The Five Americans – Western Union 

Flower Meg – Sighs, Whispers & Anguish (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Robert Lester – Folsom Music and Dreams 

Frankie and The Witch Fingers – Frankie and The Witch Fingers 

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Altered Reels 12” (Belmont & Wicker Park)

John Fred & His Playboy Band – Judy In Disguise 

Edgar Froese – Epsilon In Malaysian 

Future – DS2 (teal vinyl)

Future Sound of London – Rituals (Wicker Park only)

Rory Gallagher – Live In San Diego ’74 (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Kenny Garrett – Sketches of MD: Live at the Iridium 

Giant Sand – Tucsco: 3LP Deluxe Expanded Edition (Wicker Park only)

Debbie Gibson duet w/ Joey McEntire – Lost in Your Eyes 12” (picture disc) (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Dana Gillespie – Foolish Seasons 

Girlhouse – Girlhouse EPs

Glass Animals – I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance) 12” picture disc 

Goblin – Wampyr (Soundtrack) (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Gojira – Live at Brixton Academy 2LP w/ etching

Golden Smog – On Golden Smog 12”

Gong – Gong In the 70s 

Gorgon City – Olympia Remixes 12” (Wicker Park only)

Grateful Dead – Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/8/72 (Live) 5LP box set

The Grouch – Show You The World 

Groundhogs – Hogwash

The Gun Club – Live At The Hacienda ’83 

Kirk Hammett – Portals 12” 

Handsome Boy Modeling School – So… How’s Your Girl? 

Happy Monday – Uncle Dysfuntional (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Betty Harris – The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul 

Richie Hell – Gumbo Limbo Remixes (Wicker Park only)

High Pulp – Mutual Attraction Vol. 3

Bobby Humphrey – Baby Don’t You Know 12” (Wicker Park only)

L’Imperatrice – Vanilla Fraise12” (Wicker Park only)

Jacka – Tear Gas 

Akira Ishikawa & His Count Buffalos – Africa Rock (Wicker Park only)

The Jackson 5 – ABC (color vinyl)

Jazz Sabbath – Vol. 2 (“natural vinyl”)

Jesus Jones – Scratched: Unreleased Rare Tracks & Remixes 

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Acoustics 

Elton John – The Complete Thom Bell Sessions EP

Jim Jones – Hustler’s P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) 

Judas Priest – Hero Hero 2LP embossed sleeve

The Judybats – Native Son (first time on vinyl)

A.R. Kane – Americana

Jorma Kaukonen – The Land of Heroes 

Sara Kays – Struck By Lightning 

Dermot Kennedy – Doves & Ravens 12” (Belmont & Wicker Park)

KITTIE – Spit (Wicker Park only)

The Knack – Live At The House of Blues (Belmont & Wicker Park)

La Femme-  Paradigmes : Suppléments 

Luciano Luciani Y Sus Mulatos – Mulata Vamos Ala Salsa (Belmont & Wicker Park)

La Luz – The Instrumentals (Belmont & Wicker Park)

L.A.Guns – Waking The Dead

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Live in Loveland! 

The Lord – Forest Nocturne (Greg of Sunn O)))

Mary Lou Lord – She’d Be A Diamond

Darlene Love – Many Sides of Love: Complete Reprise Recordings Plus!

Nick Lowe – Wireless World

Jammes Luckett – May (Soundtrack) (Belmont & Wicker Park)

The Lumineers – Brightside: Bonus Tracks 10” 

Madonna – Who’s That Girl (Super Club Mix) 12”

Johnny Marr – Spirit, Power & Soul 12”

Masego – Studying Abroad: Extended Stay 

Barbara Mason – The Lost 80s Sessions (Wicker Park only)

Maxim Mental – Fucking EP

Christian McBride – Conversations With Christian (Wicker Park only)

Van McCoy – The Hustle (Wicker Park only)

Maria Mckee – Peddlin’ Dreams

Melanie C – Northern Star 

Carlton Melton – Out to Sea (Wicker Park only)

Charles Mingus – The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott’s 3LP (hand numbered)

Joni Mitchell – Blue Highlights: Demos, Outtakes & Live Tracks

Ennio Morricone – Una Pistola Per Ringo Il Ritorno Di Ringo (Soundtrack) (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Mother Mother – O My Heart 

Motorhead – Lost Tapes Vol 2 

The Muffs – New Improved Kim Shattuck Demos 

Kacey Musgraves Star-Crossed (Picture Disc)

mxmtoon – true colors (from Life is Strange) 12” picture disc

Willie Nelson – Live At The Texas Opry House, 1974 

Stevie Nicks – Bella Donna: Expanded Edition 2LP

Nico – Live At The Hacienda ’83 

Nico & The Faction Camera Obscura

Bruno Nicolai – La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte (The

Red Queen Kills Seven Times) soundtrack (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Night Ranger – Somewhere in California (Wicker Park only)

NIghtingales – Hysterics

Laura Nyro – Trees Of The Ages: Laura Nyro Live In Japan (Wicker Park only)

The Offspring – Greatest Hits

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells II 

Opeth – My Arms, Your Hearse (purple vinyl)

Peppa Pig – Peppa’s Adventures: The Album 

Art Pepper – Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (Mono)

The Pharoahs – In The Basement 

Pixies – Live at Coachella 2004 2LP

Iggy Pop – Live In Berlin

The Proclaimers – Sunshine on Leith 2LP expanded edition

Prodigy – Return of the Mac 

Chuck Prophet – The Age of Miracles 

Genco Puro & Co. – Area Di Servizio Wicker Park only

Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea 

The Rain Parade – Explosions in the Glass Palace 

Ramones – The Sire Albums (1981-1989) 7LP box set

Enrico Rava & Mario Rusca – D.N.A. 

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love (exclusive cover, poster, silver vinyl)

Lou Reed I’m So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos 

Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson – The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their

Own Words: With Vin Scelsa 3LP

Reigning Sound – Memphis In June (orange vinyl)

The Rentals The Midnight Society Death WaltzRecording Co. LP

The Replacements – Unsuitable for Airplay: The Lost KFAI Concert (Live) 

Rex Orange County – Apricot Princess (5th Anniversary)

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – Modern Lovers 88: 35th Anniversary

Jeannie C. Riley – Harper Valley PTA 

Rizzle Kicks -Stereo Typical 

Max Roach – We Insist! Max Roach’s – Freedom Now Suite (clear vinyl)

Rockabye Baby! – Lullaby Renditions of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On

The Rolling Stones – More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) [50th Anniversary] glow in the dark color vinyl

Gavin Rossdale – Wanderlust (Belmont & Wicker Park)

The Rubinoos – The Rubinoos 

Santana – Splendiferous 

Satan’s Pilgrims – Live At Jackpot Records 

Sepultura – Revolusongs (picture disc)

Shankar Family & Friends – I Am Missing You 

Del Shannon – Rock On 

The Shocking Blue – At Home (The Singles) (10″)

Simple Minds – 5 x 5 Live: 5 Songs From Their First 5 Albums (3LP)

Enrico Simonetti – GAMMA (Soundtrack) red vinyl (Wicker Park only)

Sleep Token – Sundowning (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Patti Smith – Curated By Record Store Day: Classic Patti Smith 1974-1996

Sam Smith – Nirvana 12”

The Sound – Counting The Days 2LP

Speed, Glue & Shinki – Eve (2017 Remaster) first ever U.S. release

St. Vincent – The Nowhere Inn (Soundtrack)

Stiff Little Fingers – BBC Live in Concert 

Joss Stone – LP1 

Donna Summer – Donna Summer: 40th Anniversary (picture disc)

Superchunk – Incidental Music: 1991-1995 (2LP, green & orange vinyl)

Tangerine Dream – Strange Behavior (soundtrack) Belmont & Wicker Park

Tegan & Sara Still Jealous: Remixed & Reimagined

Tennis System – Autophobia (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Tiny Tim & Brave Combo – Girl 

Peter Tosh Complete – Captured Live 

Pete Townshend’s Deep End – Face The Face 

Ike & Tina Turner – The Soul of Tina Turner (Belmont & Wicker Park

U2 – A Celebration (40th Anniversary)12”

Ultravox! – Live At The Rainbow 1977 

UT – Griller 

Various Artists – Breakin’ (soundtrack)

Various Artists – Chicago Soul ‘66 (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Various Artists – Salutations (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Various Artists – Atenção!: Novos Sons do Brasil (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Various Artists – The Best Of Chi-Sound Records 1976-1983

Various Artists – Hillbillies in Hell: Country Music’s Tormented Testament 1952-1974

Various Artists – It Happened at the Hop: Edison International Doo Woppers & Sock Hoppers

Various Artists – Jazz Dispensary: Super Skunk

Various Artists – Jetstar Records The Rock Sides 

Various Artists – Latin Legends Live: Tierra/El Chicano/Mao 

Various Artists – Memphis Soul ‘68 (Wicker Park only)

Various Artists – West Coast Soul ‘66 

Various Artists – Wild Party Sounds (Wicker Park only)

Various Artists – Panama’s Soul Gems: Hidden Treasures From Panama

Various Artists – Portraits of Her 

Various Artists – Soul Power ’68 

Various Artists – PUNK 45: I’m A Mess! D-I-Y Or Die! Art, Trash & Neon – Punk 45s In The UK 1977-78 

Various Artists -The Sam Phillips Years: Sun Records Curated by RSD, Volume 9 

Suzanne Vega – Close-Up Extras (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Voivod – Angel Rat Real (remastered on color vinyl)

Howard Wales – Rendezvous With The Sun

Scott Walker – Boy Child: The Best Of 1967-1970 (w/ 4 extra tracks not on the original CD)

The Walkmen – Lisbon: Deluxe Edition

Wallows – Wallows Singles Collection 2017-2020 

Jessie Ware – Devotion: (2LP Deluxe Edition

Weyes Blood – The Innocents 

The Whole Darn Family – Seven Minutes of Funk 12” 

John Williams – Lost In Space: Title Themes from the Hit TV Series (Belmont & Wicker Park)

Wipers – Over The Edge – 2LP Anniversary Edition 

Wire – Not About to Die: Studio Demos 1977-1978 

Wye Oak – If Children (red & white vinyl)


Black Pumas – Black Pumas: Collector’s Edition 6X7” box set

Blondie – Sunday Girl EP 2X7”

Blue Stingrays – Grits & Eggs 

Steve Earle – Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother 

Foo Fighters “Making A Fire (Mark Ronson ReVersion)” b/w “Chasing Birds

(Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version)”

Four Plugs – Wrong Treatment (reissue)

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdS Magic Secrets 2022 

Vince Guaraldi Trio – Baseball Theme 

Durand Jones and the Indications – Power To The People 

Night Ranger – Wasted Time (Wicker Park only)

Chris Robinson/ Howlin Rain split 7” 

Slang – Escalator (Wicker Park only)

Taylor Swift -The Lakes 

Twiztid – I Tried 2 Warn U Majik Ninja (shaped picture disc)

Alan Vega – Jukebox Babe b/w Speedway 

Weyes Blood – A Certain Kind b/w Everybody’s Talkin’

Various Artists – Brazil 45 Boxset Vol.3 curated by Kenny Dope 5X7” box set

(Belmont & Wicker Park)


Souren Baronian – The Middle Eastern Soul of Carlee Records

David Bowie – Brilliant Adventure 

David Bowie – Toy EP (‘You’ve got it made with all the toys’) 

Kirk Hammett – Portals Belmont & Wicker Park

Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 

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Reckless Records 4/8 & 4/15/22 New Releases


Apologies for not posting the list last week, we were simply too busy with the big new releases & events. Here’s the two releases dates combined into one update

DADAWAH – Peace & Love LP (Antarctica Starts Here)

Beautiful reissue of this dark & hypnotic 1974 album from Jamaican singer & hand drummer DADAWAH. There’s not many reggae records out there that sound like this. There’s no rhythm guitar, instead the guitar parts are all rambling leads sort of like if one of Fela’s Africa 70 guitarists was drunkenly attempting to play blues. This is about as psychedelic as reggae records great. INCREDIBLE

GUIDED BY VOICES – Devil Between My Toes LP (Scat) limited color or black vinyl

Who could have predicted back in 1987 that 35 years later, Dayton’s GUIDED BY VOICES would record & release over 100 albums with thousands of songs. “Devil Between My Toes” is the first ever GBV album & it’s available once again via Scat Records. 

PLOSIVS – Plosivs LP (Swami)

What do you get when you cross Pinback’s emotionally charged vocals with Rocket From the Crypts powerful guitars? You get one of the best power-pop records of the young year. With Rob Crow (Pinback) on lead vocals & Swami John Reis (RFTC, Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu) sharing the guitar duties, this self titled set of punk & rock n’ roll tunes is very much what you’d expect from this SoCal super group, a heavy, chuggy guitar band that doesn’t skimp on the melodies. If you’re into the Foo Fighters, or Rival Schools you should definitely give this a shot.

RAUM – DAUGHTER LP (Yellow Electric)

Back in 2016 GROUPER’s Liz Harris & Jefre Cantu_Ledesma were in magical Marfa, TX for a residency with filmmaker Paul Clipson. The duo slowly worked on the recordings & during that time Clipson sadly passed away in 2018. After some time processing their grief, the record started to take on more of a form. The result is a beautiful 60 minutes album of ambient pieces & sound collage intended to be listened to all the way through. RECOMMENDED.

CISCO SWANK & LUKE TITUS – Some Things Take Time LP/CD (Sooper)

A really cool collaboration between the Chicago drummer Luke Titus & the NYC rapper Cisco Swank. Titus is a ridiculously good drummer & the music has a deep jazz influence throughout & Swank’s mellow style flows perfectly over top. Featuring guest spots from Chicago stars Saba & Femdot, this is truly a great Chicago-centric rap album for 2022.

TEMPERS – New Meaning LP (Dais) limited color or black

TEMPERS are a NYC duo that make catchy but dark synth pop with driving drum machine pulses & vocals washed-out in reverb. Fans of BOY HARSHER, DRAB MAJESTY, the Italians Do It Better label etc…will dig this.

KURT VILE – Watch My Moves LP/CD (Verve) limited color or black vinyl

Philly’s Kurt Vile makes his major label debut on Verve with “(Watch My Moves.)” Aside from switching labels & getting older, not much has changed. Vile is still the hardest working slacker out there & he’s still writing great songs. This album was mostly recorded at home but it has a big studio sound. We’re just glad that one of our favorite artists is still out there plugging away. RECOMMENDED.

WET LEG – Wet Leg LP/CD (Domino) yellow vinyl

This highly anticipated debut from Isle of Wight duo WET LEG comes hot off the heels of their hit single “Chaise Lounge”. This picks up where that left off, combining snappy pop songwriting with sardonic mantra lyricism. Don’t miss this one!

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Saturno 2000: La Rebajada de los Sonideros 1962-1983 LP/CD (Analog Africa)

Analog Africa continues their explorations into Latin America, this time focusing on Mexico and the Rebajada sub-genre. Slowing down Cumbia into something danceable and hazy, DJs and sound system operators in Mexico City and Monterrey reframed the sounds influenced by South American music to give it a more dream-like quality. There are elements of Jamaican dub (some SCIENTIST-y influence on this) and Houston chopped & screwed (A lil DJ SCREW in here too) to be found, but this is absolutely Mexican through and through. RECOMMENDED for both the enthusiast and novice alike!


BOB DYLAN – Blonde on Blonde LP (Columbia)

BOB DYLAN – Bringing it All Back Home LP (Columbia)

BOB DYLAN – Highway 61 Revisited LP (Columbia)

EMISSIVE – City of Rooms 12” (Telephone Explosion)

CARL ERDMANN – Bizzarophytes LP (Morning Trip)

FATHER JOHN MISTY – Chloe & the Next 20th Century LP/CD/TAPE (Sub Pop) First pressing “Loser Edition” color vinyl, black or limited edition box set

FUNKADELIC – Maggot Brain: 50th Anniversary Edition LP (Westbound) remastered w/ bonus 12”!

FREDDIE GIBBS – Singles LP (Warner) 3 different covers

KAINA – It Was a Home LP (City Slang) limited Chicago edition on gold vinyl in stock!

LIFE SENTENCE – Life Sentence LP (Radiation)

LUCIUS – Second Nature LP/CD (Mom + Pop) pink vinyl

LUNACY – Echo in the Memory (Dedstrange) pink vinyl

THE MIDNIGHT – Horror Show 12” (Counter) splatter vinyl

THE MONKEES – More of the Monkees 2LP (Run Out Groove) expanded edition w/ bonus tracks

MORBID ANGEL – Altars of Madness LP (Earache)

PARAMORE – Paramore LP (Fueled by Ramen)

PAVEMENT – Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal LP/CD (Matador) deluxe remaster

PAVEMENT – Spit on a Stranger 12” (Matador) remaster, first time on 12”!

ORVILLE PECK – Bronco LP (Columbia)

PRIMER – Incubator LP (Egg Hunt)

ROEDELIUS & STORY – 4 Hands LP (Erased Tapes)

DANIEL ROSSEN (of GRIZZLY BEAR) – You Belong There LP/CD (Warp) gold vinyl

STEPHEN – Radar of Small Dogs LP (Joyful Noise) Warehouse find of sorts, this 2020 reissue is out of print. Once these are gone they’re gone


WET TUNA – Warping All By Yourself LP (Three Lobed)

JACK WHITE – Fear of the Dawn LP/CD (Third Man) limited color or black with silk-screened print & bag while supplies last

ZERO 7 – Yeah Ghost LP (New State) first time on vinyl!

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Music for kō LP (Erased Tapes)

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ALABASTER DEPLUME – Gold LP (International Anthem)

This is the second Int’l Anthem record for ALABASTER DePLUME, the Mancunian saxophonist and composer whose work is rooted in simple, evocative folk-based melody and rich arrangement. DePLUME builds on this, at times sounding like MOONDOG, at others taking cues from ALICE COLTRANE, even drawing from late 19th cent. composers like RAVEL and BARTOK with his approach to folk styles. There’s a living, breathing aspect to this music found in the intercutting chatter and applause, focusing the album on music-making communal aspect. RECOMMENDED!

MYRIAM GENDRON – Ma Delire: Songs of Love Lost & Found LP (Feeding Tube) now on vinyl!

The second album by the Montreal based musician Myriam Gendron is an exploration & reinterpretation of Canadian, French & American traditional music. Gendron has a somewhat plain voice & that might sound like critique but it’s an authentic quality & to us it’s what makes some of these songs gut-wrenchingly beautiful. Songs sung in English & French with efficient fingerstyle acoustic guitar & occasional minimal electric songs that remind us of early CAT POWER or DIRTY THREE. The great “Colour Green” by Sibylle Baier comes to mind along with Leonard Cohen & Karen Dalton. It’s all something that on paper sounds interesting enough but shouldn’t actually be this great. A truly remarkable record. RECOMMENDED.

MAX ROACH – We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite LP (Sowing) 

This incredible 1960 album by Max Roach has been going through a bit of a renaissance lately & it’s surprising it took this long. Ahead of its time in 1960, Roach with vocalist Abbey Lincoln, Booker Little, Coleman Hawkins on one tune & Olatunji on another with a few other players created this suite of tunes inspired by the Civil Rights Movement that was radically picking up steam at the time. Some truly avant-garde passages & politically driven lyrics that sound more like late 60s jazz than almost anything else happening at the time. A TRUE CLASSIC!

YASUAKI SHIMIZU – Kiren LP/CD (Palto Flats)

We’re MASSIVE fans of Yasuaki Shimizu’s “Kakashi” & the MARIAH “Utakata No Hibi” albums so this previously unreleased follow-up from 1984 is very exciting. Like those records, these are slick studio projects with great production & arrangements. Shimizu was influenced by music from around the world including jazz & these instrumental songs are a pastiche of the Japanese City Pop sound, art pop like TALKING HEADS & BRIAN ENO, & minimalist 20th Century classical music. Remarkable stuff. 


ALABAMA SHAKES – Boys & Girls LP (ATO) RSD Essential color vinyl version

CARPENTER BRUT – Leather Terror LP (No Quarter) 

COM TRUISE – Galactic Melt: 10th Anniversary LP (Ghostly)

MARVIN GAYE – What’s Goin On: 50th Anniversary 2LP (Motown) with bonus tracks

GRATEFUL DEAD – Dick’s Picks Vol. 19 10/19/73 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena 6LP (Real Gone)

HELLACOPTERS – Eyes of Oblivion LP (Nuclear Blast)

JACKSON 5 – Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 LP (Motown) limited color vinyl

JUNGLE BROTHERS – Straight Out of the Jungle LP (Warlock) color vinyl 

MESHUGGAH – Immutable LP/CD (Atomic Fire)

Nashenas – Live is a Heavy Burden LP (Strut)

PUP – Unraveling of PUPTHEBAND LP/CD (Rise)

QUELLE CHRIS & CHRIS KEYS – Innocent Country 2 LP (Mello Music Group) color vinyl

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – Unlimited Love LP/CD/TAPE (Warner) Deluxe LP w/ poster, limited color or black vinyl w/ slipmat & poster while supplies last

SPITBOY – Body of Work LP (Don Giovanni)

EDWIN STARR – War & Peace LP (Motown) color vinyl reissue

SWANS – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope to the Sky LP (Young God) back in print

SWANS – Filth LP (Young God) back in print

V/A – Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie and House (1982-1992) LP (Soundway)

WIKI – Half God LP (Wikset)

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ABSENT IN BODY – Plague God LP (Relapse) color vinyl

ABSENT IN BODY is a new super group on Relapse featuring members of AMENRA, NEUROSIS & SEPULTURA. The vibes are dark on this one with crushing riffs, post-industrial percussion & distorted vocals. 

BLOOD INCANTATION – Timewave Zero LP (Century Media) now on vinyl!

NOT METAL IN THE METAL SECTION ALERT!!! Denver’s BLOOD INCANTATION got the metal world in a tizzy when they announced that they’re next one was going to be an all ambient album. This really shouldn’t surprise anyone that’s a fan of the band though since guitarist Paul Riedl has released ambient albums as HOVERKRAFT not to mention that when the band stopped through the store their purchases consisted of mostly horror soundtracks & psych records. BLOOD INCANTATION records have always been heavy on atmosphere so deep synth journeys ala TANGERINE DREAM/Klaus Schulze early TANGERINE DREAM makes sense to us! RECOMMENDED.

DESTROYER – Labyrinthitis LP/CD (Merge) black or limited “jade & ivory” Peak Vinyl

Canada’s poet-derelict-laureate Dan Bejar makes his 2022 return with “Labyrinthitis”, a sumptuous, lyrical, romantic and altogether enigmatic collection of lounge rock that is the most dance-forward of his career. As always, Bejar’s unique voice and articulation sit front and center in the mix, but with a punchier arrangement of sharp synths and electronic drum machines that take off from where records like “Kaputt” and “Ken” left, aping sounds from 70s/80s disco pop acts like NEW ORDER and DONNA SUMMER. Bejar & co. have made one of the best records in DESTROYER’s long catalog, remaining wry and self-referential throughout. On Merge and RECOMMENDED!


2022 record for singer-songwriter ALDOUS HARDING is a rich, folk-influenced collection that draws its sound from artists like JONI MITCHELL, NICO and (for a more recent vintage) CATE LE BON. Catchy, off-kilter, warm and yet weary, this is an excellent art-rock album for an overcast April morning. On 4AD & RECOMMENDED.

BRANKO MATAJA – Over Fields & Mountains LP (Numero) limited color or black vinyl

Beautiful & haunting instrumental guitar recordings from the early 70s made by the Yugoslavian immigrant Branko Mataja. The Los Angeles based musician released a few records to mostly little acclaim but they were recently re-discovered by Numero. We’re not actually sure what effect Mataja was using to get these sounds but it has an almost bell-like quality. It could just be delay & some tape effects but whatever it is, it has a really cool sound. 

VR SEX – Rough Dimension LP (Dais) limited color or black vinyl

2022 album from the L.A. based band VR SEX that features members of DRAB MAJESTY & ANTIOCH ARROW. Melodic but tough sounding songs that remind us of greats like KILLING JOKE, RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY, THE CHAMELEONS etc…

DANIEL WYCHE – Earthwork LP (American Dreams)

“Earthwork” is the 2022 album by the Chicago scene veteran Daniel Wyche. Four compositions including one side-long piece of guitar exploration with electronic manipulation. Think of Jim O’Rourke’s more experimental, drone based work.


ABBATH – Dread Reaver LP (Season of Mist)

APOLLO GHOSTS – Pink Tiger LP (You’ve Changed)

BON IVER – Bon Iver LP/CD (Jagjaguwar) 10th Anniversary edition with extra tracks. One time pressing

KAREN DALTON – In My Own Time SUPER DELUXE LP/CD/TAPE (Light in the Attic) 50th anniversary of this folk classic 

DRAKE – Take Care LP (Cash Money)

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Eldorado (Original Master Recording) LP (Mobile Fidelity) in Wicker Park, other stores will have these next week

EX-VOID – Bigger Than Before (Don Giovanni)

FUCKED UP – Do All Words Can Do LP (Matador)

GOLDFRAPP – Felt Mountain LP (Mute) reissue on gold vinyl

GUERILLA TOSS – Famously Alive LP (Sub Pop) first press Loser Edition, CDs here next week

HAIM – Days Are Gone LP (Columbia)

JON HOPKINS – Music for Psychedelic Therapy LP/CD (Domino) black or clear vinyl

JAMES HUNTER SIX – With Love LP/CD (Daptone) black or limited silver vinyl

IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE – Electricity LP (Merge) limited yellow & black Peak Vinyl

IRON MAIDEN – Number of the Beast TAPE (BMG) limited edition reissue

KING GEEDORAH – Take Me to Your Leader LP (Big Dada) back in stock!

PIXIES – Doolittle LP (4AD) back in stock!

REPTALIENS – Multiverse LP (Captured Tracks)

ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT – Nightclub Daydreaming LP (City Slang) gold vinyl

SUICIDE – Surrender LP/CD (Mute) 

TINARIWEN – Amassakoul LP (Wedge) remastered

TINARIWEN – The Radio Tisdas Sessions LP (Wedge) remastered

WALLOWS – Tell Me That It’s Over LP/CD (Atlantic) with guitar pick pack while supplies last

WHITE STRIPES – Get Behind Me Satan LP (Third Man) available again

XYLA – Ways LP (Leaving)

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BROADCAST – BBC Maida Vale Sessions LP (Warp)

These four Peel Sessions have been floating around on the internet for years & they’ve finally been collected together with remastered sound. Recorded between 1996 to 2003, these recordings document the trio era line-up of the band. The stripped-down nature of these recordings really shows their love of 60s & 70s TV & film soundtracks. The melodies are quirky & odd & listening now it’s amazing how ahead of their time this group was. RECOMMENDED.

BROADCAST – Microtronics Volumes 1 & 2 LP (Warp)

Originally released on limited 3” CDs in 2003-2005, these sound experiments & loops by BROADCAST show their deep admiration for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, library music & soundtracks for 60s & 70s TV & film. This element of the band was always there but mostly hidden in the background of their unique songs. 

BROADCAST – Mother is the Milky Way LP (Warp)

This was originally released as a limited edition tour CD of 750 copies & sadly it was the final release for the band as Trish Keenan took ill on the tour from a virus & died soon after. This one is probably most similar to their split with THE FOCUS GROUP as it’s more experimental & “culty.” Remastered with clearer sound for its first ever vinyl release. RECOMMENDED!

JEREMIAH CHIU & MARTA SOFIA HONER – Recordings from the Åland Islands LP/CD (International Anthem) black or limited color vinyl

Beautiful, ambient-leaning minimalism here from synth specialist JEREMAIH CHIU and violist MARTA SOFIA HONER, who blend warm ambient tones with intersecting string lines and field recordings of the Åland Islands (found in the Baltic between Sweden & Finland). These pieces evoke the calm, pastoral environments of these northbound islands, in particular their bright, nightless summers. For fans of the ambient jazz of UK artists NALA SINEPHRO, SAM GENDEL, ALABASTER DePLUME and the beatless side of FLOATING POINTS, this comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

KAINA – It Was a Home LP/CD (City Slang)

A lovely release from Chicago’s KAINA, whose music draws influence from swooning 60s soul, dream pop and lush Latin music. Hard to synthesize these sounds into a single project and make it cohesive, but “It Was A Home” is tied together by some breezy production and KAINA’s rich, sultry voice. RECOMMENDED!

SONIC YOUTH – In/Out/In LP/CD/TAPE (Three Lobed) black or limited maroon vinyl

Even though they’ve been dormant for the past decade plus, SONIC YOUTH hasn’t exactly been inactive. Since 2020, their new Bandcamp page has been populated with authorized bootlegs and other goodies, now culminating in their first official release in ten years. The songs on “In/Out/In”, recorded in the 00’s, are for the most part instrumental, jumping from challenging abrasion to vivid free-jam psychedelia, while maintaining a sort of krautrock-like groove and harmony. This is incredible stuff; we’re amazed it mostly hasn’t seen the light of day until now. RECOMMENDED!

SPRINGTIME – Springtime (Joyful Noise)

SPRINGTIME is a trio from Melbourne that features members of THE DRONES, TROPICAL FUCK STORM & DIRTY THREE. Loose, experimental noise rock songs with nods at the great Nick Cave, some loose moments ala DIRTY THREE etc…Great stuff.

WEDNESDAY – Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling ‘em Up TAPE (Orindal)

Limited edition tape release from Asheville’s WEDNESDAY. It’s all cover tunes here folks including songs by Chris Bell, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS,SMASHING PUMPKINS & more. 


SIBYLLE BAIER – Colour Green LP (Orange Twin)

ECKO BAZZ – Mmaso LP (Hakuna Kulala/Nyege Nyege Tapes)

BLUSHING – Possessions LP (Kanine)

BROADCAST – Microtronics, Volumes 1 & 2 LP (Warp)

BROADCAST – Mother is the Milky Way LP (Warp)

BROADCAST – BBC Maida Vale Sessions LP (Warp)

BO BURNHAM – Inside LP (Attic Bedroom) indie exclusive glass color vinyl

CARIBOU – The Milk of Human Kindness LP (Leaf) back in print!

CARIBOU – Up In Flames LP (Leaf) back in print!

CARIBOU – Start Breaking My Heart LP (Leaf) back in print!

CHARLI XCX – Crash LP/CD (Atlantic)

DATA ANIMAL – Future Primitive LP (Dedstrange)

MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days LP (Captured Tracks)

ENTOMBED – Left Hand Path (Earache)

FRIENDS OF HELL – Friends of Hell LP (Rise Above)

GROUP LISTENING – Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol. 2 LP (PRAH)

JASON ISBELL – Nashville Sound LP (Thirty Tigers) color vinyl RSD Essential reissue

MILT JACKSON – Milt Jackson LP (Blue Note) Classic Vinyl Series

JUICE WRLD –   LP/CD (Interscope)

MAGGOT BRAIN #8 magazine (Third Man)

M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming LP (Mute) color vinyl RSD Essential reissue

M83 – Saturdays = Youth LP (Mute) color vinyl RSD Essential reissue

MIDLAKE – For the Sake of Bethel Woods LP/CD (ATO) indie only, clear vinyl or deluxe edition

BUD POWELL – Time Waits LP (Blue Note) Classic Vinyl Series

THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Going to Hell LP (Craft) color vinyl reissue

ROSALIA – Motomami CD (Columbia) vinyl coming later this year

SON HOUSE – Forever On My Mind LP/CD (Easy Eye Sound) limited color or black vinyl

THE WINSTONS – Color Him Father LP (Soul Jazz) w/ bonus “Amen Brother” single

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Life Between Islands – Soundsystem Culture: Black Musical Expression in the UK, 1973-2006 LP (Soul Jazz)

FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS – Rainbow Theatre 12/10/71 LP (Zappa)

FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS – Fillmore East June 1971  LP (Zappa)

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ADULT – Becoming Undone LP/CD (Dais) limited color or black vinyl

“Becoming Undone” is the 9th album from the Detroit duo ADULT.. Fried & blown-out dance punk with memorable choruses & thick, industrial synth-bass sounds. These guys are making some of the best music in this style right now. 

ALEX CAMERON – Oxy Music LP/CD (Secretly Canadian) limited color vinyl or black

The indie crooner Alex Cameron returns with an album of fictional songs inspired by the opioid crisis in the U.S. The music is similar to his earlier albums with nods at glam & 80s pop rock ala THE CARS & Tom Petty. Though the lyrical themes are dark at times, the songs are quite catchy & the album has a hopeful feel to it. 

HORSEGIRL – Billy 7” (Matador)

Pretty sick single from Chicago’s HORSEGIRL ahead of their full-length Matador debut. Nice crunchy, sorta spaced-out guitars & self-assured vocals. Keep your eyeballs peeled for these folks! Fans of 90s noise rock & grunge ala BAILTER SPACE, DINOSAUR JR, SONIC YOUTH etc… need to check this out. RECOMMENDED!

JENNY HVAL – Classic Objects LP/CD (4AD) black or limited blue vinyl

Norwegian experimentalist JENNY HVAL has progressed to more pop-centric sounds with the last few records, and “Classic Objects” is her most “pop” record to date. Merging spacious dream pop vocals, glistening synths, gentle chanson sing-speak and lounge rhythms, this is HVAL at her most approachable. Plenty of inventive melodic and lyrical content to be found here too; the songs here seem to mold themselves and evolve around a vibe or sensation rather than more straightforward structures. Excellent stuff here! On 4AD

LEMONHEADS – It’s a Shame About Ray LP/dlxLP/CD (Fire) 30th anniversary ed.

The classic 90s indie rock hit from Evan Dando & THE LEMONHEADS is finally available again via Fire Records. This record has so many good tunes & it’s definitely one of the finest records of that decade. This expanded edition features tons of demos, live material & b-sides, some of which have never been issued before. RECOMMENDED.

MARIAH – Utakata No Hibi LP (Everland) swirl color vinyl, Reckless fave available again

“Utakata No Hibi” was originally released in Japan in 1983 with little fanfare. Over the years the legend of this record has grown among record collectors & taste makers around the world & now this incredible record is finally available in a large international pressing. This was the Japanese group’s 6th album at the time & it’s an expertly crafted & recorded collection of 80’s art/synth-pop. If you love Eno’s pop albums as much as we do, TALKING HEADS or stuff like YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA & even some ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, then you MUST hear this amazing album. VERY VERY VERY RECOMMENDED.

LOOP – Sonancy CD (Cooking Vinyl) vinyl coming in April

The 80s London space rockers LOOP return with their first album since the great “A Gilded Eternity” from 1990. These guys existed somewhere betweenSPACEMEN 3 & JESUS & MARY CHAIN with trippy psychedelic sounds but some pretty darn catchy tunes. Glad to have these guys back! 

MUTANT BEAT DANCE – No Comfort For Control 3LP (Nation)

The Chicago trio (Traxx, Beau Wanzer and  Steve Summers) return with 3LPs of swampy  electropunk. NO COMFORT FOR CONTROL showcases  how the three come together as a band and you can hear the raw punk attitude, while mainly utilizing electronic instruments i.e. drum machines & synths. Seriously funky and limited so don’t sleep! 


VARIOUS ARTISTS – V4 VISIONS: Of Love & Androids LP (Numero Group) color vinyl

The first ever compilation documenting the great early 90s London V4 Visions 12″ releases. Deep house, jungle, neo-soul etc…that predicted the sounds of THE XX, BURIAL, SAULT etc…


BODEGA – Broken Equipment LP/CD (What’s Your Rupture?)

BURIAL – Untrue LP (Hyperdub) back in stock!

CHEROKEE ROSE – Buckskin LP/CD (Don Giovanni) remastered

DISASSEMBLER – Wave From a Shore LP (Western Vinyl)

DUKE ELLINGTON & JOHN COLTRANE – Duke Ellington & John Coltrane LP (Impulse) Acoustic Sound Series remaster

FRANZ FERDINAND – Hits to the Head LP/CD (Domino) limited red vinyl

GHOST – Impera LP/CD (Loma Vista) limited color or black vinyl with signed CD booklets & 2 prints while supplies last (at Wicker Park only)

PJ HARVEY – The Hope Six Demolition Project LP (Island) reissue

PJ HARVEY – The Hope Six Demolition Project Demos LP/CD (Island)

JAPANESE BREAKFAST – Jubilee LP (Dead Oceans) back in stock!

MOODYMANN – Forevernevermore LP (Peacefrog)

MOODYMANN – Silence in the Secret Garden LP (Peacefrog)

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – See Through You LP (Dedstrange)

PORCHES – All Day Gentle Hold! LP/CD (Domino) limited yellow vinyl

IRMA THOMAS – Full Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album LP (Real Gone)

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AUNT SALLY – Aunt Sally LP w/ 7” (Mesh-Key)

AUNT SALLY was a late 70s Japanese post-punk band featuring the singer Phew who has since collaborated with members of CAN, DAF, RAINCOATS & more. Great outsider art punk that will appeal to fans of THE SLITS, RAINCOATS, B-52S etc…RECOMMENDED.

HAROLD BUDD – Pavilion of Dreams LP (Superior Viaduct) reissue

The legendary late 70s album by Harold Budd is  available once again via Superior Viaduct. This was originally released on Eno’s Obscure label & it was a beautiful mix of ambient music, jazz, new age & contemporary classical music. ThIs album had a number of contributors including Marion Brown, Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman & beautiful singing by Lynda Richardson. RECOMMENDED. 

SWAMI JOHN REIS – Ride the Wild Night LP (Swami)

John Reis of ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT & HOT SNAKES  returns with a new solo album in 2022. This one sits more in RFTC territory than his last few projects. Efficient & tightly wound melodic rock tunes with nods at his punk rock past. 

STORMKEEP – Tales of Othertime LP (Van) 2nd press red vinyl already out of print! 

Totally epic, symphonic black metal featuring members of WAYFARER & BLOOD INCANTATION. Tolkien influenced fantasy themes that even comes with a map of their fantasy realm of Elda. Though these guys aren’t a Viking metal band, their sound owes a lot to that style so fans of bands like EMPEROR, ENSLAVED BORKNAGAR, WINDIR etc…& the great ABSU will really like this.


WEATHER STATION – How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars LP (Fat Possum) limited gold or black vinyl

In a similar way to BIG THIEF’s 1-2 punch of “U.F.O.F” & “Two Hands”, Tamara Lindeman aka THE WEATHER STATION wrote most of the songs for “Ignorance” & this companion piece record mostly at the same time. “How Is It That…” is a more somber album of mostly ballads but they do interact with the songs on “Ignorance” in interesting ways. This is definitely worth checking out if you were into her great 2021 album. 


AKON – Konvicted LP (Republic)

BAD BUNNY – El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo LP (Rimas)

BAND OF HORSES – Things Are Great LP/CD (BMG) limited color or black vinyl

PHOEBE BRIDGERS – Punisher LP (Dead Oceans) 

DAFT PUNK – Discovery LP (Daft Life) 

GRANT GREEN – The Latin Bit LP (Blue Note) Tone Poet Series

GUIDED BY VOICES – Crystal Nuns Cathedral LP (GBV)

JESUS LIZARD – Head LP (Tough & Go)

KARATE – Bed is in the Ocean LP/TAPE (Numero) limited color or black vinyl

PEACH – From 2 to 3 LP (Columbia)

PHISH – Clifford Ball: Aug. 16 & 17 1996 12 LP box set (Jemp)

SWANS – Soundtracks for the Blind 4LP (Young God)

TAME IMPALA – The Slow Rush LP (Interscope)

UNDEATH – Lesions of a Different Kind LP (Prosthetic) new color

VARIOUS ARTISTS – British Mod Sounds of the 1960s LP (Demon)

NILUFER YANYA – Painless LP (ATO) limited color or black vinyl

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BLOOD INCANTATION – Timewave Zero CD (Century Media) vinyl coming soon

The Denver death metal band BLOOD INCANTATION has always contemplated cosmic concepts in their work & we weren’t surprised at all when we heard that their next project would be an ambient album. For those that listen to ambient music regularly this might come across like exercise but we like the idea that they might be introducing a new legion of death metal maniacs to the ambient realm. Nods at Klaus Schulze, Vangelis’ legendary “Blade Runner” soundtrack etc…& thoughts of the void…

DEERHOOF – Actually, You Can LP (Joyful Noise)

18 albums in (!!) the SF based indie mainstays DEERHOOF continue to find ways to expand their sound. This one seems a bit more progressive & complex with shifting polyrhythmic beats & melodies that mimic African high life & Cuban patterns mixed with their now classic sound. 

MATCHESS – Sonescent LP (Drag City)

Whitney Johnson’s MATCHESS project has been one of the more interesting experimental pop projects of the past decade & she jumps to Drag City for this 2022 album. Her albums on Trouble In Mind were mostly based around pre-recorded tapes that she’d change throughout the show, along with her trusty viola & organ. She’s been veering into a more experimental realm & “Sonescent” seems like the end of something & also the beginning. Despite a band being listed on the back cover, their contributions are almost hidden entirely & only fade in & out from time to time as if they’re being covered up or slowly erased by meditative drones. 

JEFF PHELPS – Magnetic Eyes LP (Numero)

Numero brings us this slab of mid 80S electronic bedroom soul from the Texas musician Jeff Phelps. Spare production with drum machines, analog synths, steamy sax accompaniment & vocals by Phelps & a singer credited as Antoinette. This owes as much to Stevie Wonder & Prince as it does KRAFTWERK. A great find.

SAD LOVERS & GIANTS – Feeding The Flame LP (Spittle) reissue

Crucial reissue of one the greatest new wave post-punk records out there. Originally released in 1983 and the last album with the original lineup, FEEDING THE FLAME is atmospheric, dreamy, dreary and rich in melody. Fans of JOY DIVISION, THE CHAMELEONS, ect…grab this!H I G H E S T   R E C O M M E N D A T I O N

SUPERCHUNK – Wild Loneliness LP/CD (Merge) limited Peak Vinyl edition

2022 record from indie stalwarts SUPERCHUNK dials back the incandescent rage of “What a Time to Be Alive” for a more introspective look at our times of isolation & despondency. Appropriately enough, “Wild Loneliness” was recorded remotely, and as a result enlists a large roster of outside help (WYE OAK’s Andy Stack, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, even a little vocals from SHARON VAN ETTEN). This is a perfect yin-yang companion to “What a Time”, maintaining the razor sharp power pop songwriting chops within a more melancholy milieu. RECOMMENDED!

VOIVOD – Synchro Anarchy LP (Century Media) now on vinyl!! These are at Belmont & The Loop, Wicker Park will have next week

We’re not sure that anyone would have predicted that Canadian sci-fi metal legends VOIVOD would still be going 15 albums in, especially after Piggy’s untimely death in 2005. Their last album “The Wake” was a fantastic return to form & they’re cruising along pretty well on this one too. Tons of weird riffs & beats & melodic vocals will certainly please fans of one of the all time great metal bands. VOIVOD!


BROADCAST – Tender Buttons LP (Warp) back in print

DANNY BROWN – Atrocity Exhibition LP (Warp) back in print

CAROLINE – Caroline LP/CD (Rough Trade)

JOHN CARPENTER – Halloween (Soundtrack) LP (Death Waltz) 40th Anniversary Edition

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL – All the Truth Can’t Tell LP (Hidden Note) limited color or black vinyl

JAMAEL DEAN – Primordial Waters LP (Stones Throw)

ROBERT GLASPER – Black Radio III LP/CD (Loma Vista) color or black vinyl

GNOD – La Mort Du Sens LP (Rocket)

KING HANNAH – I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me (City Slang)

KNIFE – Silent Shout LP (Mute) back in print after a few years absence!

FELA KUTI with GINGER BAKER – Live LP (Knitting Factory) 50th anniversary

LOVAGE (Dan the Automator) – Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By LP/CD (Bulk) classic available again!

NIAGARA – Parva Naturalia LP (Disciples)

JEFF PHELPS – Magnetic Eyes LP (Numero)

RIDE – OX4: Best of Ride LP (Rhino) available again

RP BOO – Established! LP (Planet Mu)

SCORPIONS – Rock Believer LP/CD (Spinefarm) regular LP, 2LP, deluxe CD

STURGILL SIMPSON – Ballad of Dood & Juanita LP (High Top Mountain) limited color or black vinyl

SLAVE – Stellar Fungk: The Best of Slave: Featuring Steve Arrington LP (Rhino)

SWAMP DOGG – I Need A Job… So I Can Buy More Autotune LP/CD (Don Giovanni)

TEARS FOR FEARS – The Tipping Point LP/CD/TAPE (Concord) limited color or black vinyl

ALAN VEGA – Invasion/ Murder One 12” (Sacred Bones)