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Reckless Records 2/14/20 New Release

BEACH BUNNY – Honeymoon LP/CD/TAPE (Mom+Pop) 
Following the smash success of their “Prom Queen” EP in 2018, local heatseekers BEACH BUNNY make their very anticipated full-length debut. “Honeymoon” develops lead songwriter Lili Trifilio’s lyrical style further, exploring heartbreak, anxiety and the oppressions of unattainable beauty standards with a deft grace and an easy sense empathy that communicates those complex emotions into a disarmingly straightforward manner. But more than anything else, what sticks out are the hooks; this is power pop of the earworm variety, with enough attack and potency to remain stuck rattling in your cerebral cortex for months and years. This is one of the most exciting local releases of recent memory, and fans of CHARLY BLISS, BEST COAST or good pop music in general should know this one comes RECOMMENDED!

DRAMA – Dance Without Me LP (Ghostly)
Amazing debut by the Chicago duo DRAMA featuring  producer Na’el Shehade & vocalist Via Rosa. Soulful  electronic pop with hints of Chicago house, dubstep & R&B. This is one of those records that finds its way into your head & before you know it multiple songs are stuck in your head. We think this is going to be a big one folks. RECOMMENDED.

LURKER OF CHALICE – Tellurian Slaked Furnace LP (Nuclear War Now)
The 2005 album by LURKER OF CHALICE is one of our favorite black metal records OF ALL TIME at Reckless. L.O.C. is the side project of Jef Whitehead’s better known LEVIATHAN project. Before he released that album he released two limited CD-R demos that have been 
re-compiled by Whitehead for this release. Those of you that know the album might be surprised by the experimental nature of these recordings. Yes there are black metal songs, but there are also lengthy acoustic passages, almost gothic folk tunes that remind us of artists like CURRENT 93, dark ambient drones & more. TOTALLY EPIC STUFF.

KALI MALONE – Sacrificial Code LP (Ideal Recordings)
This record disappeared very quickly on its initial release in 2019 & we’re so very excited to be able to stock more copies. Kali Malone is a Swedish musician that recorded these minimal organ pieces at Stockholm’s Kungliga Musikhögskolan (the Royal College of Music). 
Despite being recorded in a massive building, the organ was close-mic’d so the organ drones/dirges have an incredibly intimate sound. You can hear the air from the pipes & this gives everything such a unique & mellow texture. In some ways this makes us think of Laurie 
Spiegel’s incredible “Expanded Universe” if it was played on an acoustic instrument. SO VERY RECOMMENDED.

MAXIMUM JOY – Station M.X.J.Y LP (1972) amazing early 80’s post-punk classic available 
    Again!
We were surprised to learn that this is the first ever vinyl reissue of this classic 1982 post-punk/
dance-punk album by MAXIMUM JOY. It’s not too surprising that these guys blended elements of funk & reggae in their songs especially considering that they featured ex-members of GLAXO BABIES & POP GROUP. Fans of those groups & bands like early A CERTAIN RATIO, AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE, THE SLITS, ESSENTIAL LOGIC etc… will love this. RECOMMENDED.

Other important new releases
AMERICAN NIGHTMARE – Life Support 7” (Deathwish)
BAMBARA – Stray LP/CD (Wharf Cat)
CHARLY BLISS – Supermoon EP 12” (Barsuk)
DAVID BOWIE – Alabama Song 7” picture disc (Rhino)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Dick’s Picks Vol. 24: Cow Palace, Daly City, CA 3/23/74 4LP (Real Gone)
HELDON – Un Reve Sans Consequence Speciale LP (Bureau B) 
HELDON – 6 – Interface LP (Bureau B) 
HELDON – Stand By LP (Bureau B) 
JUNG JE IL – Parasite (Soundtrack) LP (Sacred Bones)
THE MEN – Mercy LP/CD (Sacred Bones)
MOONDOG – On the Streets of New York LP (Mississippi) after numerous delays we finally 
  got some of these!
BOBBY PATTERSON – My Thing Is Your Thing – Jetstar Strut From Bobby Patterson LP 
   (Modern Harmonic) 
PERSONALITY CULT – New Arrows LP (Dirtnap)
BEN PIRANI & THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION – That’s the Way it Goes 7” (Colemine)
BYRON POPE / SPEED OF LIGHT – Music for Earthdwellers & Starseekers LP (Tidal Wave)
POST ANIMAL – Forward Motion Godyssey (Polyvinyl)
NATHANIEL RATECLIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Fantasy)
RIKI – RIKI LP/CD (Dais)
STEVE ROACH – Quiet Music Vol. 1 (Telephone Explosion)
STEVE ROACH – Quiet Music Vol. 2 (Telephone Explosion)
STEVE ROACH – Quiet Music Vol. 3 (Telephone Explosion)
RAPHAEL SAADIQ – Instant Vintage LP (Get On Down)
SIGN LIBRA – Sea to Sea LP (RVNG)
TAME IMPALA – Slow Rush LP/CD (Interscope) Indie only red/blue vinyl or regular green
TENNIS – Swimmer LP (Mutually Detrimental)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Diamond Distance & Liquid Fury: Sonny Vincent Primitive 1969-76 
   LP (Hozac)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – We Were Living in Cincinnati: Punk & Underground Sounds From 
    Ohio’s Queen City (1975-1982) LP (Hozac)
  

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Reckless Records 2/7/20 New Releases

ANTIBALAS – Fu Chronicles LP/CD (Daptone)
The seventh record for Afrobeat ensemble ANTIBALAS shows that the 12-piece hasn’t missed a step one bit in their twenty-plus year career. More extended Afro-Latin polyrhythmic jams in the FELA style, with a keen eye towards social commentary. RECOMMENDED.

CRAYON FIELDS – All the Pleasures of the World LP (Chapter)
This is a reissue of a 2009 album by the Melbourne band CRAYON FIELDS. This one came out & basically sold out immediately & was bizarrely out of print since then. Top-notch indie pop with a 60’s influence that will appeal to fans of everything from ZOMBIES, STEREOLAB, BELLE & SEBASTIAN, CAMERA OBSCURA, CORNELIUS etc…

ENVY – Fallen Crimson 2LP/CD (Temporary Residence)
This is the first album from the legendary Japanese post-hardcore band ENVY. Lush & atmospheric arrangements, tons of chorus-y guitars & epic riffs that will appeal to fans of everything from MOGWAI to MONO, ALCEST to EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY. 

KHRUANGBIN & LEON BRIDGES – Texas Sun EP LP/CD (Dead Oceans) limited orange vinyl
KHRUANGBIN is a mostly instrumental group with some simple, almost “background vocals” only singing. We’ve often wondered what this amazing group would sound like with a lead singer so why not get one of the best contemporary soul singers around, Mr. Leon Bridges, to do it?? This really works well & we truly hope they continue this collab in the future. RECOMMENDED!

GIL SCOTT-HERON & MAKAYA MCCRAVEN – We’re New Again LP/CD (XL) 
  With limited silk-screened poster while supplies last!
Makaya McCraven is a shooting star right now & there’s no denying it. In honor of its 10th anniversary, McCraven has re imagined the incredible final album by Gil Scott-Heron “I’m new Here.” If you don’t remember, the album was remixed by Jamie XX back in 2010 but McCraven has reinterpreted the songs in new ways, added full band arrangements, changed the mood of some tunes & more. It’s pretty remarkable that Gil Scott-Heron’s last work has continued to breathe & reach new fans & McCraven is the perfect musician in 2020 to continue that legacy. RECOMMENDED.

Other important new releases
ISOBELL CAMPBELL – There is No Other LP/CD (Cooking Vinyl)
DE LA SOUL – The Grind Date LP (BMG)
GREEN DAY – Father of All LP/CD (Reprise)
GIL SCOTT-HERON – I’m New Here: 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition 2LP/2CD (XL)
HOMESICK- Big Exercise LP/CD (Sub Pop) color vinyl Loser Edition while supplies last
LIL TECCA – We Love You Tecca LP (Galactic)
NADA SURF – Never Not Together LP/CD (Barsuk)
JEFF PARKER – Suite for Max Brown LP (International Anthem) BACK IN STOCK!
BOBBY PATTERSON – It’s Just a Matter of Time LP (Real Gone)
SEPULTURA – Quadra CD (Nuclear Blast)
SHOPPING – All or Nothing LP (Fatcat)
OMAR SOULEYMAN – Shlon LP/CD (Mad Decent)
COLINE STETSON – Color Out of Space (soundtrack) CD (Sony)
SUPER WHATEVR – Don’t You Wanna Be Glad? (Hopeless)

 

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Reckless Records 1/31/20 New Releases

CHROMATICS – Closer to Grey LP (Italians Do It Better)
For the past few years, a new CHROMATICS records called “Dear Tommy” has been teased relentlessly. Supposedly the album was actually finished & pressed but after head honcho Johnny Jewel almost drowned in Hawaii he  allegedly destroyed the entire pressing. Thankfully Johnny is alive & well & instead of “Dear Tommy” we now get the most mellow CHROMATICS record yet called “Closer to Grey.” Like the previous album, this one starts off with a cover, this time a subdued version of the Simon & Garfunkel classic “The Sound of Silence.” Ruth Radelet seems to be more present than ever & her smooth & silky voice sounds great as always. Hopefully we’ll get to hear “Dear Tommy” someday but any new record by these guys is welcome. 

DAN DEACON – Mystic Familiar LP/CD ltd. silver vinyl
What better way to cap off the first month of 2020 than with DAN DEACON’s first proper studio album since 2015’s GLISS RIFFER. In those 5 years, DEACON has scored 2 different documentaries, and his knack for soundtrack composition is immediately evident on MYSTIC FAMILIAR. As always, there are the layers upon layers of instruments and sounds, buthere they take on an even more cinematic and downright inspiring mood. But while some moments feel film-ready, with their PHILIP GLASS-esque arpeggios, other points wouldn’t be entirely out of place on a mixtape with a triumphant, early 00’s ARCADE FIRE track. Every time I listen to DAN DEACON, I feel like I could fly up & punch a hole in the moon, but I wouldn’t because I’d rather make the world a better place – and that’s the kind of feeling we could all

DESTROYER – Have We Met LP/CD (Merge) ltd. seafoam green “Peak Vinyl” edition
The endearingly haggard Dan Bejar returns as DESTROYER with his first album since 2017’s “Ken”, and continues to pursue the breezy, yacht-rock influences that has bolstered his expressionistic chanson for the past ten years. Like a MOUNT EERIE or MARK KOZELEK, this music seems to serve as a canvas for their post-modern self- deprecating tongue-firmly-in-cheek poetry, but Bejar’s plastic soul has an elegance and romanticism that elevates both the humanism and empathy present in his lyrical worldview. This is literate pop music of the highest order. VERY MUCH RECOMMENDED!

FRANCES QUINLAN – Likewise LP/CD/TAPE (Saddle Creek) ltd. pink vinyl
The first solo outing for HOP ALONG’s lead singer and songwriter continues her upward trajectory, elevating the writing to totally new heights. FRANCES QUINLAN is a razor-sharp lyricist, able to manufacture lines of observation without sacrificing phonetics. While “Likewise” sees QUINLAN using more electronics in the arrangements than on previous HOP ALONG albums, the organic instruments are the ones that truly shine, in particular the propulsive and snappy rhythm section (kind of sounding like the earlier two records from Reckless favorite BIG THIEF). But to no surprise, the most striking element is QUINLAN’s voice: bright, forceful, raspy and expressive. Folks, this is the genuine article. RECOMMENDED.

SQUAREPUSHER – Be Up A Hello LP/CD (Warp)
One of Warp Records’ most storied artists from across it’s history returns after a five-year hiatus. The man best known as SQUAREPUSHER has been pushing the boundaries of braindance for the past quarter of a century, but “Be Up A Hello” brings him back to his acid-soaked, break-laden roots. GET IT GET IT GET IT.

WIRE – Mind Hive LP/CD (Pink Flag)
They’re back again with new music for the first time since 2017’s “Silver & Lead”, and it doesn’t seem like WIRE has lost a step. “Mind Hive” leans more in the band’s pop stylings, but there’s no loss of angularity or heaviness in these tracks.

Other important new releases
ANDRAS – Joyful LP (RVNG)
BOBBY BROWN – Bobby Brown Live: Dignity & Divinity of All Life LP (HoboAngelMutt)
BOBBY BROWN – Enlightening Beam of Axonda LP (HoboAngelMutt)
COIL – Swanyard 3LP (Infinite Fog)
EMINEM – Music to be Murdered By CD (Interscope)
FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB – Bandana Beats LP (Keep Cool/RCA)
POLICA – When We Stay Alive LP (Memphis Industries) 
SEVERED HEADS – Clean 2LP (Dark Entries)
SQURL – Some Music for Robby Muller LP (Sacred Bones) ltd color or black vinyl
TALL TALL TREES – A Wave of Golden Things LP (Joyful Noise)
TORRES – Silver Tongue LP/CD (Merge) ltd. silver & green split “Peak Vinyl” edition
WILD NOTHING – Laughing Gas EP (Captured Tracks)

 

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Reckless Records 1/24/20 New Releases

TERRY ALLEN & THE PANHANDLE MYSTERY BAND – Just Like Moby Dick LP/CD 
   (Paradise of Bachelors)
The Texas songwriter Terry Allen returns with his first new album since 2013. Allen is a masterful lyricist & on this one he tells stories about dead strippers, a vampire circus, endless wars & much more. RECOMMENDED.

BLACK LIPS – Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart LP/CD (Fire)
Legendary garage-rock contortionists, BLACK LIPS, are back with their 9th (count em) NINTH LP! Acquaint yourself with 12 tracks of country-fried, rootin-tootin’, twangified,quarry-swimmin’, moon howlin’, saloon-shufflin’ FUN! Black Lips dangerously reimagine the country genre while paying homage to the greats (Cash, Lynn, Parton, Nelson).  This record proves you can achieve maturity without

DHAIMA – Love Lives Forever LP (Numero Group) color or black vinyl
The is the first collection of songs by the late Miami singer Dhaima. She released music in the 80s & 90s & her music was a mix of reggae/dub & soul absolutely DRENCHED in 80s production with plenty of vocoder, gated snare drums & MIAMI VICE cool. FANTASTIC.

JEFF PARKER – Suite For Max Brown LP/CD (International Anthem)
The L.A. via Chicago musician Jeff Parker dedicated his 2016 solo album to his father & this follow-up “Suite for Max Brown” is dedicated to his mother.
The record opens with a mid-tempo, funky track featuring Parker’s talented daughter Ruby on vocals. This song would fit in nicely next to some songs from Solange’s excellent “When I Get Home.” Like “New Breed” this album is made of studio experiments with Parker on a variety of instruments besides guitar including samplers, synths & some great bass playing. Once again Parker flirts with funk, fusion, jazz & electronic music. Trust us, Making music this “cool” isn’t easy but Jeff Parker certainly makes it seem that way. RECOMMENDED

SILKWORM – In the West 2LP (Comedy Minus One)
SILKWORM’s second LP is available here for the first time on vinyl, on a double LP with liner notes from the incomparable TIM MIDYETT. And the cover is a bit brighter than the original CD version. Honestly, if you do not already know that you need to buy this guy, I don’t want to speak to you. VERY RECOMMENDED.

Other important new releases
ANGELO BADALAMENTI – Music From Twin Peaks LP (Rhino) color vinyl with original art
EAST VILLAGE – Hotrod Hotel LP (Slumberland)
EN ATTENDANT ANA – JUILLET LP/CD (Trouble In Mind) color or black vinyl
GLASS BEACH – The First Glass Beach Album LP/CD (Rat Castle)
ROBERT HAIGH – Black Sarabande LP (Unseen Worlds)
MIDNIGHT – Rebirth by Blasphemy LP (Metal Blade)
MORPHINE – Good 2LP (Run out Groove) numbered limited ed. reissue
HELADO NEGRO & THE SMILE BAND – Live at KCRW LP (RVNG)
OKAY KAYA – Watch This Liquid Pour Itself LP (Jagjaguwar)
PET SHOP BOYS – Hotspot LP/CD (X2)
POD BLOTZ – Transdimensional System LP (Dais) 
RAMONES – It’s Alive 2LP (Rhino) color vinyl reissue
RECONDITE – Dwell LP (Ghostly International) 
SEX PISTOLS – Never Mind the Bollocks… LP (Rhino) color vinyl reissue
ANDY SHAUF – Neon Skyline LP (Anti-) color vinyl
SUPERGRASS – Strange Ones 1994-2008 2LP (BMG)
TNGHT – Tnght II LP (Warp)
WOLF PARADE – Thin Mind LP/CD/CS (Sub Pop) color vinyl Loser Edition while supplies
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Reckless Records 1/17/20 New Releases

ALGIERS – There Is No Year LP/CD (Matador)
BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY – This is Far from Over 7” (Palace Records)
CURSIVE – Get Fixed LP (15 Passenger)
DESERTA – Black Aura My Son LP (Felte)
BILL FAY – Countless Branches LP/DELUXE LP (Dead Oceans) 
KEELEY FORSYTH – Debris LP (The Leaf Label)
LIGHTNING BOLT- Lightning Bolt LP (Thrill Jockey) 
MURA MASA – Raw Youth College LP (Polydor)
OF MONTREAL – UR Fun LP (Polyvinyl) 
OOGBOGO – Oobogo 12” (God?)
OOIOO – Nijimusi LP (Thrill Jockey)
OVAL – Scis LP (Thrill Jockey)
PALE SAINTS – The Comforts of Madness LP/2LP/2CD (4AD)
PINEGROVE – Marigold LP/CD (Rough Trade) on black or color vinyl
PULSE EMITTER – Swirlings LP (Hausu Mountain)
GEMMA RAY – Psychogeology LP (Bronzerat)
ROSE CITY BAND – Self-Titled LP (Thrill Jockey)
SMITHEREENS – Covers LP (Sunset Blvd)
THE TWILIGHT SAD – Killed My Parents and Hit the Road LP (Fatcat
YES – FRAGILE (Original Master Recording) Ultradisc One-Step pressing 2LP boxset
   45RPM  (Mobile Fidelity)
DWIGHT YOAKAM – Blame the Vain LP (New West)

Plus we got some goofy Led Zeppelin Hot Wheels cars!

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Reckless Records 12/20/19 New Releases

Things are winding down for 2019 but there are still some good titles coming in…

DUSTER – DUSTER LP (Mud Guts) First album in 19 years from these slowcore heroes!
The 90s underground slowcore legends were reintroduced to the world in 2018 with some great 
reissues of their back catalog by Numero Group. Perhaps invigorated by the interest they never 
achieved originally, the California band is back with their first album in 19 years. The vocals 
are properly buried in that slowcore style & the tempo is still slow. This kind of makes us thing 
of POLVO on cough syrup & that sounds pretty cool right? 

EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING – All in Good Time LP/CD (Castle Face) 
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 10 years since the last EDDY CURRENT… album. This 
one sort of came out of nowhere & we’re happy to end2019 on a high note with this great record. Straight ahead, no frills garage rock with a few herky-jerky riffs to unsettle things just a little. These guys were trailblazers in the absolute deluge of insanely great bands & artists coming out of Australia over the past 10 years & this should remind you why. 
RECOMMENDED.

PAN AMERICAN – A Son LP (Kranky) now on vinyl!
Mark Nelson, a Chicagoan & member of the legendary 90s drone unit LABRADFORD closes out 2019 with this excellent record. Nelson is a master of restraint & the album seems to float, with crisp guitar instrumentals to soundtrack all-night drives, a few acoustic pieces that sound like nods to the old LABRADFORD days & an overall vibe that is so perfectly mellow. A perfect record for the coming winter months. RECOMMENDED.

REGIS – Delivered Into the Hands of Indifference 2LP (Downwards)
21st anniversary reissue edition of REGIS’s sophomore album on Downwards, originally released in 1998. Newly-remastered and recut with 3 bonus locked grooves. Crucial late ’90s UK techno in an edition of 500.

ANDY STOTT – It Should Be Us 2LP (Modern Love)
ANDY STOTT returns with his first release since 2016. This double-EP is squarely aimed at the dancefloor, keeping things stripped-down, for the heads. Slow, raw productions that bring us back to what lured us to STOTT in the first place. EXCELLENT!

Other important new releases
Avett Brothers – Closer Than Together LP (American)
Hildur Gudnadottir – Joker (Soundtrack) LP
Gunship – Dark All Day (Horsie in the Hedge) 2XCS box set
David Byrne – David Byrne’s American Utopia (Original Cast Recording) LP
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Watchmen Vol. 2 (Soundtrack) LP (DC) very limited
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Watchmen Vol. 3 (Soundtrack) LP (DC) very limited
Max Richter – Voyager: Essential Max Richter LP 4LP boxset (Deutsche Grammophon)

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Free WOBBLY in-store on Friday, Dec. 13th – 5:45pm

On Friday, December 13th at 5:45pm, our Wicker Park Reckless is proud to present a FREE, LIVE in-store performance by Hausu Mountain recording artist WOBBLY, to celebrate his new Hausu Mountain release, ‘Monitress’.
San Francisco-based multimedia artist, composer, and improviser Jon Leidecker makes music under the pseudonym Wobbly. He currently records and tours with seminal experimental group Negativland, and with the Thurston Moore Group. Over the course of a varied musical practice that began in the mid-1980s, Wobbly has collaborated with artists including Matmos, Dieter Moebius (Cluster), Tania Chen, Fred Frith, Tim Story, and David Toop.

Monitress is Wobbly’s first release with Hausu Mountain. Outside of his wide slate of collaborations and a number of self-published digital releases, the long-gestating album represents the first physical release of a Wobbly solo work since 2002. To create the takes that populate the album, Leidecker developed a process that exploits an arsenal of software on devices like iPads and iPhones. Mobile applications generate MIDI information from the external audio that Wobbly feeds into them, and then he retranslates and synthesizes that data into mutated semblances of songs. In practice, Monitress explodes into every direction at once. Wobbly’s pieces highlight hyper-detailed rhythmic grids built over spastic, bludgeoning drum tones, unpredictable chromatic lead lines, and swathes of cybernetic noise texture. Though created primarily with randomizing and disfiguring processes, Monitress feels unquestionably human and openly humorous, as Wobbly’s approach to process-based composition and improvisation remains rooted in a sense of playfulness and bliss far from the surgical sterility that often characterizes music in this zone.

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Reckless Records 12/6/19 New Releases

ROBERT ASHLEY – Automatic Writing LP (Lovely Music)
Lovely Music presents a reissue of ROBERT ASHLEY’s ‘Automatic Writing’, originally released as an LP by Lovely Music in 1979. With Automatic Writing, Ashley examines language at a very ‘primitive level’–the human impulse to make sounds to express his inner state. Includes an insert with a transcription of the words. A timeless classic.

BURIAL – Tunes 2011-2019 2CD (Hyperdub)
Will Bevan hasn’t released a full-length record under the BURIAL moniker since 2008’s Untrue, but he has been busy nonetheless. Tunes gathers his post-album tracks taken off of various singles & EPs. A fantastic collection of a producer still at the top of his game!

STEVE HAUSCHILDT – Nonlin LP (Ghostly International) now on color or black vinyl!
STEVE HAUSCHILDT has been a quiet force to be reckoned with for some time, beginning with EMERALDS in the early 2000s, through his ambient and techno solo sounds, to his current zone integrating modular and granular synthesis into the mix. ‘Nonlin’ is an absolutely beautiful, captivating album that constantly surprises and engages. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

INCAPACITANTS – Stupid Is Stupid 4LP (Hospital)
Hospital Productions present a reissue of INCAPACITANTS’ Stupid is Stupid, originally released on cassette in 1993. The seminal document captured T. MIKAWA and F. KOSOKAI’s unrelenting noise, already going 10 years strong at the time. INCAPACITANTS are underrated noise force from the early ’90s and this document deserves all the love you give it. Pure chaos and VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

MATT JENCIK – Dream Character LP (Hands in the Dark)
MATT JENCIK has been a secret weapon in many bands such as DON CABALLERO, HURL and his own IMPLODES of which his solo work feels like an outgrowth of. This lucid dream-fueled album nestles beautifully in the hazy DMZ zone between minimalism, dream pop, shoegaze and drone. Guitars blur with synthesizer, piano and other gauze-like sounds, creating a nice warm refuge. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

JEFF PARKER & THE NEW BREED – Max Brown Part 1 & 2 7” (International Anthem)
Chicago ex-pat & TORTOISE guitarist Jeff Parker is back with some new solo jams. This limited 7″ features this mellow track (split into parts here) with a wonderful blend of 70s jazz & funk that ends on a fantastic synth bass groove. We can’t wait to hear this whole album in early 2020. RECOMMENDED, OF COURSE.

SQUAREPUSHER – Vortrack 12” (Warp)
SQUAREPUSHER is back after a five-year hiatus, giving us a taste of his upcoming full-length with the cut Vortrack. This frenetic slice of braindance also features a breakbeat-laden “Fracture” remix. Another excellent track from the Warp veteran, making us here pretty excited for the album proper. RECOMMENDED!

WRAITH – Gloom Ballet LP (Southern Lord)
Attention death rock fans! The L.A. band THE WRAITH are the latest non-metal band to sign to Southern Lord. Great songs & musicianship that recalls some of our favorite bands like KILLING JOKE, THE CHAMELEONS, TSOL, etc…Fans of 80s goth & death rock, the excellent “Killed by Deathrock” comps on Sacred Bones etc…will love this. RECOMMENDED.

Other important releases:
EL WALI – Tiris LP (Sahel Sounds)
IDLE RACE – Schizophrenic Psychedelia LP (Run Out Groove)
JOHANN JOHANNSSON – Fordlandia 2LP (4AD) reissue
MARK KOZELEK & PETRA HADEN – Joey Always Smiled 2LP (Caldo Verde)
GARY MALKIN – Unsolved Mysteries: Bizarre Murders/UFOs/The Unknown TV soundtrack
   LP (Terror Vision)
THE RAINCOATS – The Raincoats LP (Kill Rock Stars) 40th anniv. Edition
SUFJAN STEVEN & TIMO ANDRES – Decalogue LP/CD (Ashtmatic Kitty)
CARL STONE – Baroo LP/CD (Unseen Worlds)
V/A – Space Funk: Afro-Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-1984 2LP/CD (Soul Jazz)

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Reckless Records 11/29/19 New Releases

11/29/19 Important New Releases
This week wasn’t just for RSD Black Friday releases. Some other good stuff came out Friday like this stuff:

CATTLE DECAPITATION – Death Atlas LP (Metal Blade)
ELECTRIC WIZARD – Dopethrone LP (Rise Above) color vinyl reissue
FLAMING LIPS – Soft Bulletin Recorded Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre LP/CD
MERZBOW – Pulse Demon LP (Relapse)
MOTH COCK – If Beggars Were Horses Wishes Would Ride CS (Hausu Mountain)
PRINCE – 1999 (remaster) 2LP/4LP deluxe/CD/2CD/5CD deluxe (Warner) there’s also a super 
deluxe 10LP/DVD edition that we can special order 
STEREOLAB – Margerine Eclipse 3LP expanded remaster (Warp) limited color or black 
   Vinyl
STEREOLAB – Sound Dust 3LP expanded remaster (Warp) limited color or black 
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Reckless Records Black Friday 2019

Altitudes & Attitude – Get It Out Picture Disc LP (Megaforce)
Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 7″ (Legacy)
Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars – Live in 1956 Allentown, PA LP (ORG)
Avengers – The American In Me 7” (Superior Viaduct)
Chet Baker – It Could Happen To You LP (Craft Recordings)
Beck – Uneventful Days 3” (Capitol) for the RSD3 mini turntable
Chuck Berry – Chuck Berry In London LP (Elemental Music)
James Brown – Live at Home With His Bad Self the After Show LP (Republic)
Jeff Buckley – Live on KCRW: Morning Becomes Eclectic 12″ EP (Legacy)
Canned Heat – Christmas Album LP picture disc (Friday Music)
Cardi B – Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1  LP (KSR)
Chai – WAGAMA-MANIA 12” Picture Disc (Burger)
Cheap Trick – Are You Ready? Live 12/31/1979 LP (Legacy)
Cheap Trick – Gimme Some Truth 7” (BMG)
Eric Clapton – Home For The Holidays 12” (Surfdog)
Les Claypool – Live Frogs Set 1 & 2 LP (Prawn Song)
Patsy Cline – Sweet Dreams: Complete Decca Studio Masters 3LP (Third Man) VERY 
   LIMITED
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive LP Picture Disc (Legacy)
Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – Asalto Navideño LP (Craft Recordings)
Comet Is Coming – Afterlife LP (Impulse)
Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies Live LP (Roadrunner)
Alice Cooper – Dragontown 2LP (eOne)
Crime – San Francisco’s First & Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Band: Live 1978 7” (Superior Viaduct)
Czarface – Odd Czar Against Us LP (Silver Age)
Miles Davis – Miles in Tokyo LP (Get on Down)
Miles Davis – Early Minor: Rare Miles From The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions LP 
   (Legacy)
Devo – Devo Live! LP (Roadrunner)
Dio – Rainbow In The Dark (Live) 12” picture disc (BMG)
DMX – The Smoke Out Festival Presents LP (earMUSIC)
Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science 7” (Echo)
The Doors – Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 2LP (Rhino)
Dr John – Babylon LP (Get on Down)
Edan – Beauty & the Beat LP (Lewis)
Fight – War of Words LP (Real Gone Music)
Ace Frehley – Frehley’s Comet Live… LP (eOne)
Fu Manchu – Live at Roadburn 2003 LP/CD (At The Dojo)
Liam Gallagher – Why Me? Why Not Warner LP picture disc (Warner)
Gov’t Mule – Bring on the Music: Live at the Capitol Theatre: Vol. 3 LP (Provogue)
Vince Guaraldi – A Charlie Brown Christmas 4x3” blind box (Craft) for the RSD3 mini 
   turntable
Gun Club – Sex Beat 81 LP (Culture Factory) 
Hall & Oates – Home For Christmas LP (Friday Music)
Albert Hammond JR. – Off Cycle 10″ (Red Bull Records)
Herbie Hancock – Direct Step LP (Get on Down) 
Jimi Hendrix – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 12″ Picture Disc (Legacy)
Hippo Campus – Demos I & II 2LP (Grand Jury Music)
The Hold Steady – Four on Ten 10’ (Frenchkiss)
Insane Clown Posse – Flip the Rat LP (Psychopathic) white vinyl
Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground 10”
(Traffic)
Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago 10” (Traffic)
Jonathan Fire Eater – Wolf Songs For Lambs LP (Third Man) VERY LIMITED
Julia Kent – Green & Grey [Expanded Edition] 2LP (The Leaf Label)
Kings of Leon – Day Old Belgian Blues 12” (Legacy)
Freddy King – The Mojo! King Rarities & Obscurities LP (Modern Harmonic)
The Kinks – Arthur 7” (Sanctuary Records) 
Geddy Lee – My Favourite Heachache LP (Atlantic)
Huey Lewis – My Other Woman 7” (BMG)
Jenny Lewis – On the Iphone 7” (Warner)
John Linnell – State Songs LP (Craft Recordings) 
Lizzo – Coconut Oil LP (Atlantic)
Lisa Loeb – Stay (I Missed You) [25th Anniversary] 12” Picture Disc
Nick Lowe & Wilco – Cruel to Be Kind (40th Anniversary Edition) 7” (Yep Roc)
Madonna – I Rise Remixes 12″ (Interscope)
Paul McCartney – Home Tonight  7″ (Capitol)
J.D. McPherson – Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy 7” (New West)
The Monkees – Christmas Party Plus! 2X7” (Rhino)
Monster Movie – Last Night Something Happened: Expanded LP (Graveface)
Larry Mullins + Mike Watt –1969 (parts I and II): a tribute to scott asheton 7″ (ORG)
Nas – Stillmatic (Silver Vinyl) LP (Get on Down)
Naughty By Nature – Poverty’s Paradise 2LP w/ 7” (Tommy Boy)
Willie Nelson – Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High 7″ (Legacy)
Overkill – The Electric Age: Deluxe Edition LP (eOne)
Pearl Jam – MTV Unplugged (3/16/1992) LP (Legacy)
Katy Perry – Never Really Over 12” (Capitol)
Phish – Story of the Ghost  2LP, #’d limited edition (Jemp)
Pink Purple – Red LP (Jackpot) 
Elvis Presley – American Sound 1969 2LP (Legacy)
The Pretenders – UK Singles 1979-1981 8×7″ box set (Roadrunner)
Pylon – Cool / Dub 7” (New West)
Lou Reed – The Raven 3LP (Roadrunner) 
The Regrettes – Holiday-Ish 7” (Warner)
Rockabye Baby – Lullaby Renditions of Snoop Dogg LP (Rockabye Baby)
Rodrigo & Gabriela – Mettal LP (ATO)
Royal Trux – Quantum Entanglement LP (Fat Possum)
The Runaways – Live in Japan Culture LP (Factory)
Todd Rundgren – Bang Bang 7” (Yep Roc)
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Illuminations LP (Craft) color vinyl remaster
Joe Satriani – Surfing With The Alien 2LP (Legacy)
Raymond Scott – The Jingle Workshop: Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951-1965 2LP/CD (Modern Harmonic)
Slipknot – All Out Life Roadrunner Bruce Springsteen “Western Stars” b/w “The Wayfarer” Legacy 7″ 
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Christmas Caravan LP (Hollywood)
Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf LP (Sundazed)
Steven Universe – True Kinda Love 3” (Cartoon Network) for the RSD3 mini turntable
Sugar Ray – 14:59 25th Anniversary LP (Warner)
Tamba 4 – California Soul LP (Elemental Music)
Tank & the Bangas – Live Vibes EP (Verve)
Cecil Taylor -Indent LP (ORG)
Tenacious D – Don’t Blow It, Kage 7” (Third Man) 
They Might Be Giants – Don’t Let’s Start 12” (Idlewild)
Richard Thompson – The Cold Blue [Original Soundtrack] LP (New West)
Velvert Turner Group – Velvert Turner Group LP (ORG)
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – Get the Money 7” (Funk On Sight)
U2 – Three 12” (Island)
Various Artists – A Slice of Delicious Vinyl: Rare Singles & RMXS LP (ORG Music)
Various Artists – Desperado (Soundtrack) LP (Real Gone)
Various Artists – File #733: UFO – Further Investigation 2LP (Modern Harmonic)
Various Artists – Jazz Dispensary: The Dank D-Funk Blend LP (Craft)
Various Artists – Merry Christmas From King Records LP (Sundazed)
Various Artists – More Oar – A Tribute To The Skip Spence LP (Modern Harmonic)
Various Artists – Motown Rare & Unreleased LP (Motown)
Various Artists – Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Soundtrack) LP (Spacelab9)
Various Artists – Rhythm Showcase Vol. 1 LP (Daptone)
Various Artists – Roots of Sublime LP (Geffen)
Venom – Manitou 7” picture disc (Sanctuary Records)
Vitamin String Quartet – Performs Nightmare Before Christmas LP (Vitamin)
Rufus Wainwright – Come a Little Closer 7” (BMG)
Paul Westerberg – Stereo & Grandpaboy Mono LP (Vagrant)
Tony Joe White – That On The Road Look 2LP (Real Gone)
Hank Williams – The 1940 Recordings 7” (BMG)
The Wrens – Silver 2LP (Craft)