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Reckless Records 12/9/22 New Releases

Dead Meadow – Force Form Free


>> DEAD MEADOW – Force Form Free LP/CD (Blues Funeral)

DEAD MEADOW returns!! There was a few years where these guys were on a serious tear. They’ve been on hiatus for a bit but we’re really glad they’re back. They’ve changed things up a little, going for  more of an expansive, psychedelic doom instrumental trip. You have to wait until track 4 forthe vocals to finally arrive & it’s a pretty mellow track, reminding us more of Jason Simon’s solo stuff. Fans of their previous records might be surprised by the lack of vocals but overall this still has a DEAD MEADOW vibe. RECOMMENDED.

>> LELAND WHITTY (of BADBADNOTGOOD) – Anyhow LP (Innovative Leisure)

This solo record from BADBADNOTGOOD’s LELAND WHITTY makes good use of his Swiss Army Knife-like abilities
on guitar, sythnesizer, woodwinds & strings, allowing for a totalizing compositional approach in the vein of DAVID AXELROD and ARTHUR VEROCAI. Lush, textured and layered, this is perfect for fans of BBNG, 70s HERBIE HANCOCK and the groovier side of the label International Anthem. RECOMMENDED!

>> WILD NOTHING – Nocturne: 10th Anniversary Edition LP (Captured Tracks) 

10th anniversary edition of the fantastic 2nd record by Jack Tatum’s WILD NOTHING now on marble vinyl with new artwork. This is one of the finest moments for the band & the record has aged very well. Top-notch dream pop for fans of the early days of CAPTURED TRACKS, 80s Flying Nun bands etc…RECOMMENDED!

>> VARIOUS – Artificial Intelligence LP (Warp) *30th Anniversary – Remastered

Warp is closing out 2022 with a new remaster of their landmark 1992 compilation, featuring early cuts from APHEX TWIN (as THE DICE MAN), RICHIE HAWTIN (as UP!) and AUTECHRE amongst other Warp staples. History on wax here! RECOMMENDED!

>> VARIOUS – Padang Moonrise: The Birth of the Modern Indonesian Recording Industry 2LP (Soundway) *w/ bonus 7″

Excellent compilation from Soundway detailing music from Indonesia during the middle of the 20th century, a period of extreme political violence that also saw the simultaneous emergence of a recording industry. The music here draws from both Western styles of jazz, afro-latin music, lounge and doo-wop as well as styles from the regions such as Gamelan, Gambus and Kroncong. For fans of Ethiopiques and South East Asian “nuggets” compilations, this comes RECOMMENDED.


JOHNNY ADAMS – South Side of Soul Street LP (Sun) *RSD Essential

ALABAMA SHAKES – Boys & Girls 2LP/CD (ATO) 10th Anniversary – Ltd. Cloudy Clear Vinyl w/ bonus live tracks

>> CHARLES AMOAH – Sweet Vibration LP (Soundway) *Reissue

BENTLY ANDERSON – Scintil: Explorers Series Vol. 26 CS (Trouble In Mind)

BABYFACE – Girls Night Out LP (Capitol)

ERYKAH BADU – New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War 2LP (Motown) *Reissue – Ltd. Purple Vinyl

ERYKAH BADU – New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh 2LP (Motown) *Reissue – Ltd. Purple Vinyl

BAUHAUS – Burning From the Inside LP (Beggars Banquet) *Remastered

BAUHAUS – The Sky’s Gone Out LP (Beggars Banquet) *Remastered

>> BLATANT DISSENT – 1985-1986 LP (Alona’s Dream)

MARY J. BLIGE – Good Morning Gorgeous 2LP (300 Entertainment) *Deluxe Edition – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

>> GAVIN BRYARS – Sinking of the Titanic LP (Superior Viaduct) *Reissue

>> HAROLD BUDD – Pavilion of Dreams LP (Superior Viaduct) *Reissue – Back in stock!

DONALD BYRD – Live: Cookin’ with Blue Note at Montreux LP (Blue Note)

CERRONE – Cerrone By Cerrone 2LP (Malligator) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

ALEX CHILTON – Live in London: Encore Edition 2LP (Sundazed) *Ltd. White Vinyl

COCTEAU TWINS – Heaven or Las Vegas LP (4AD) *180g, Remastered – Back in stock!

CHRIS CONNELLY – Eulogy to Christa CD (Shipwrecked Industries)

DEPECHE MODE – Violator LP (Sony) *Import, Reissue – Back in stock!

MAL DEVISA – kiid LP (Top Shelf) *Ltd. Maroon Vinyl

>> DIVIDE & DISSOLVE – Gas Lit LP (Invada) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl – Expanded

>> ERNESTO DJEDJE – Roi Du Ziglibithy 12″ (Analog Africa)

>> DUSTY PATCHES – Newtok LP (Sooper)

DURAN DURAN – All You Need is Now 2LP (BMG) *Reissue – Ltd. Magenta Vinyl

DURAN DURAN – Astronaut 2LP (BMG) *Reissue – Ltd. Milky Clear Vinyl

DURAN DURAN – Red Carpet Massacre 2LP (BMG) *Reissue – Ltd. Red Vinyl

EARLY MOODS – Early Moods LP (Riding Easy) *Now available on vinyl

JIMMY EDGAR – Liquids Heaven LP (Innovative Leisure)

HERB ELLIS & REMO PALMIER – Windflower LP (Real Gone) *Reissue – Ltd. Green Vinyl

>> FELBM – Elements of Nature 2LP (Soundway)

HENRY FRANKLIN, ADRIAN YOUNGE & ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD – Jazz is Dead 14 (Jazz is Dead) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

RAQUEL GONZALEZ – Sonic Creations for Violin & Lyra: Explorers Series Vol. 25 CS (Trouble In Mind)

GUNNA – DS4ever 2LP (Young Stoner Life) *Ltd. Silver Vinyl

NINA HAGEN – Unity LP (Gronland)

HEAVENLY – Heavenly vs. Satan LP (Skep Wax) *Reissue

>> THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR – Fourth Dimension Intervention LP (Don Giovanni) *Ltd. Seaglass Blue Vinyl

JOHN LEE HOOKER – The Healer LP (Craft) *180g, Remastered

IDLES – Brutalism: Five Years of… LP (Partisan) *Ltd. Red Vinyl w/ alternate art

IMAGINE DRAGONS – Mercury: Act 2 2LP (Interscope)

ETTA JAMES – Tell Mama LP (Bear Family) *RSD Essential – Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

THE JIVE TURKEYS – Bread & Butter LP (Colemine) *Black or Ltd. “Turkey Gravy” Vinyl

>> JOCKSTRAP – I Love You Jennifer B LP (Rough Trade) *Ltd. Green Vinyl – Back in stock!

JOY ZIPPER – American Whip LP (Last Night From Glasgow) *Reissue – Ltd. Blue Vinyl


ALICIA KEYS – Santa Baby LP (Alicia Keys) *Now available on vinyl

>> KITCHEN’S FLOOR – None of That LP (Petty Bunco)

LAKE STREET DIVE – Fun Machine: The Sequel LP (Fantasy)

JOHN LEGEND – Legend 2LP (Republic) *Now available on vinyl

JERRY LEE LEWIS – Live From Austin TX: Austin City Limits 2LP (New West) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

JAMIE LEVINSON – Explorers Series Vol. 24 CS (Trouble In Mind)

LOVAGE – Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By: Instrumental Version 2LP (Bulk)

JOYNER LUCAS – (508)507-2209 2LP (Atlantic) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl – Mixtape now available on vinyl

>> LYKOTONON – Promethean Pathology CD (Profound Lore)

MADLIB – Madlib Medicine Show #7: High Jazz (Madlib Invazion) *Reissue – Ltd. Sea Glass Vinyl

>> THE METERS – Message from the Meters: Complete Singles 1968-1977 3LP (Real Gone) *Back in stock!

>> MICROPHONES – The Glow Pt. 2 2LP (PW Elverum & Sun) *Reissue w/ poster & OBI – Back in stock!

>> SHANNEN MOSER – The Sun Still Seems to Move LP (Lame-O) *Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Loveless LP (MBV) *2021 Analogue Remaster – Finally back in stock!

MY MORNING JACKET – Circuital 3LP (ATO) *Deluxe Edition – Ltd. Color Vinyl

>> JOANNA NEWSOM – Ys 2LP (Drag City) *Back in stock!

>> JOANNA NEWSOM – Have One on Me 3LP (Drag City) *Back in stock!

>> ONE ELEVEN HEAVY – Poolside LP (Kith & Kim)

PIXIES – Doolittle LP (4AD) *180g, Reissue – Back in stock!

PIXIES – Surfer Rosa LP (4AD) *180g, Reissue – Back in stock!

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Like Clockwork 2LP (Matador) *2022 Remaster – Ltd. Red Vinyl w/ art print

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Villains 2LP (Matador) *2022 Repress – Ltd. White Vinyl w/ etched D-side

REEKING AURA – Blood & Bonemeal LP (Profound Lore) *Now available on vinyl

>> SOFIE ROYER – Harlequin LP (Stones Throw)

SEATBELTS – Cowboy Bebop (Netflix Series Soundtrack) LP (Milan) *Ltd. White/Opaque Brown Color Vinyl

SHORELINE MAFIA – ShorelineDoThatShit 2LP (Atlantic) *Reissue

SONIC’S RENDEZVOUS BAND – Out of Time 2LP (Easy Action)

TOE. – For Long Tomorrow LP (Top Shelf) *Ltd. Green-in-Brown Vinyl

>> TRY THE PIE – A Widening Burst of Forever LP (Get Better)

>> TYLER THE CREATOR – Goblin 2LP (XL) *Back in stock!

>> UNSCHOOLING – Defensive Designs LP (Bad Vibrations) *180g – Ltd. Pink Vinyl

>> UNSCHOOLING – Random Acts of Total Control LP (Bad Vibrations) *180g

THE USED – The Used 2LP (Reprise) *20th Anniversary Reissue w/ bonus tracks

WORLD PARTY – Egyptology 2LP (Seaview) *Ltd. Color Vinyl w/ bonus tracks

THOM YORKE – Anima 2LP (XL) *Back in stock!

STEVE YOUNG – Rock Salt & Nails LP (Real Gone) *Reissue – Ltd. “Rock Salt” Vinyl

VARIOUS – Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop… 1976–1986 2LP (LITA) *Ltd. Color Vinyl – Finally back in stock!

VARIOUS – Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop… 1972-1986 2LP (LITA) *Ltd. Color Vinyl – Finally back in stock!

VARIOUS – Penny & The Quarters & Friends LP (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. “Smoke In Your Eyes” Color Vinyl

VARIOUS – The Polar Express (Soundtrack) LP (Warner) *Ltd. Ice Color Vinyl

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Reckless Records 11/25 & 12/2/22 New Releases

Ganser – Nothing You Do Matters EP


>> MABE FRATTI – Se Ve Desde Aqui LP (Unheard of Hope)

For her third album, Mexico City-based cellist MABE FRATTI spaces things out, detangling the textures and loops that defined her earlier releases to something more stark and sparse. Se Ve Desde Aqui embraces these open landscapes, fusing acoustic free jazz with ambient pop and minimal wave, finding these songs in a style not unlike ARTHUR RUSSELL’s World of Echo or contemporary minimal artists like FENNESZ and Chicago composer GIA MARGARET. Absolutely RECCOMENDED!


Long-awaited full length release from legendary drummer/ producer MICK HARRIS out via LIES records. BECAUSE OF THE WEEK is 10 tracks of crushing, black hole industrial techno. An unrelenting onslaught of beat-down mutations mixed with Mick’s dub sensibilities, bringing texture and deepatmosphere to the album. An incredibly solid release for those who like it on the extreme side and pushed into the red. RECOMMENDED!

>> GANSER – Nothing You Do Matters EP 12″ (Felte) *Ltd. Red Gel Picture Disc

The talented Chicago quartet GANSER get one in just before the end of ’22 with this EP. With production from LIARS’ Angus Andrew, GANSER continue to create top-notch rhythmic post-punk. Angus’ production definitely lends a bit of a LIARS vibe to the songs which certainly isn’t a bad thing. RECOMMENDED!

>> KATIE ALICE GREER – Barbarism LP/CD (Four Four)

This first solo record from ex-PRIESTS vocalist KATIE ALICE GREER is a thrilling left turn: Greer trades in the jagged post-punk of Priests for spacious, textured electronics, crooning nostalgic over dystopian noise. Fantastic music here that comes RECOMMENDED!

>> KEKHT ARAKH – Night & Love & Pale Swordsmen LP/CD/CS (Sacred Bones) *Reissues (sold separately) each available on Black or Ltd. Metallic Silver Vinyl

We’re really excited that Sacred Bones has reissued some of the albums by the Ukraine based, one-man black metal project KEKHT ARAKH. The project is led by the mysterious entity Crying Orc (best black metal name ever) & his music is a mix of low-fi early 90s sounding black metal with occasional acoustic pieces, synth passages & even some minimalist piano compositions. It all works really well together & makes for some of the more interesting releases in this style that we’ve heard in awhile. RECOMMENDED!


BACKSTREET BOYS – A Very Backstreet Christmas LP (BMG)

CHET BAKER & ART PEPPER SEXTET – Picture of Heath (Blue Note) *Tone Poet Series

THE BEACH BOYS – Sail on Sailor 1972 LP/CD (Capitol) *2CD or 2LP w/ bonus 7″

>> BELLOWS – Next of Kin LP (Top Shelf) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS – X Rated LP (Cleopatra) *Reissue – Ltd. Red Vinyl

BLACK OX ORKESTAR – Everything Returns LP (Constellation)

BOURBONESE QUALK – Bourbonese Qualk LP (Mannequin) *Reissue

BRIGHT EYES – Digital Ash in a Digital Urn: A Companion LP (Dead Oceans) *Ltd. Gold Vinyl – Original album also newly reissued and sold separately

BRIGHT EYES – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning: A Companion LP (Dead Oceans) *Ltd. Gold Vinyl – Original album also newly reissued and sold separately

BRIGHT EYES – Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground: A Companion LP (Dead Oceans) *Ltd. Gold Vinyl – Original 2LP album also newly reissued and sold separately

SOLOMON BURKE – Don’t Give Up On Me 2LP/CD (Anti-) *20th Anniversary – Black or Ltd. Red Vinyl

BRANDI CARLILE – In These Silent Days/ In the Canyon Haze 2LP (Elektra) *Deluxe reissue of 2021 album with bonus LP of acoustic tracks and a DAVID BOWIE cover – Ltd. Color Vinyl

ALBERT CASTIGLIA – I Got Love LP (Gulf Coast)

CELTIC FROST – Danse Macabre LP/CD (BMG) *Available as 10LP or 5CD Box Set

CHRIST ON A CRUTCH – Crime Pays When Pigs Die LP (Cleopatra) *Reissue – Ltd. Red Vinyl

CIGARETTES AFTER SEX – Cigarettes After Sex LP (Partisan) *5th Anniversary – Ltd. White Vinyl

CLEM SNIDE – Your Favorite Music 2LP (Dot Matrix) *Remastered & Expanded Edition

CLEM SNIDE – The Ghost of Fashion 2LP (Dot Matrix) *Remastered & Expanded Edition

COLD GAWD – Get Me the Fuck Out of Here LP/CD (Dais) *Black or Ltd. Black & Red Vinyl

PATRICK COWLEY – Malebox LP (Dark Entries)

CREED – My Own Prison LP (Craft) *Remastered – First time on vinyl

>> NICOLA CRUZ – fabric Presents Nicola Cruz LP (fabric)

DAFT PUNK – Homework Remixes 2LP/CD (Daft Life)

DJ PLEAD – Quick EP 12″ (Livity Sound)

DREXCIYA – Harnessed The Storm LP (Tresor) *2022 Reissue

>> EERIE WANDA – Internal Radio LP (Joyful Noise)

ENHYPEN – Sadame CD (Geffen)

FUCKED UP – Hidden World 2LP (Get Better) *Reissue – Ltd. Magenta Vinyl

JERRY GARCIA – Garcia 2LP (ATO) *50th Anniversary – Expanded Edition

GIRLPUPPY – When I’m Alone LP/CD (Royal Mountain)

VINCE GUARALDI – A Charlie Brown Christmas 3CD (Craft) *Super Deluxe Edition w/ Blu-ray & Hardbound Book

HABIBI – Habibi LP (Kill Rock Stars) *Remastered – Ltd. Color Vinyl w/ bonus 7″

THE HATED – The Best of Shit in the World Vol. 4 2LP (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. “Broken Bone” White Vinyl

HOT HOT HEAT – Make Up The Breakdown: Deluxe Edition LP (Sub Pop) *Remastered w/ bonus tracks – Ltd. Loser Edition Yellow Vinyl

AHMAD JAMAL – Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse 1963-1964 2CD (Jazz Detective)

JAMIROQUAI – High Times: The Singles 1992-2006 3LP (Sony)

JOEY BADA$$ – 1999 LP (Empire) *Reissue – Ltd. Color Vinyl

KARATE – Time Expired LP (Numero Group) *5LP Box Set – Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

SEAN KEEL – A Dry Scary Blue LP (Icons Creating Evil Art) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

KING GIZZARD… – Flying Microtonal Banana LP (ATO) *Reissue – Ltd. “Golden Rattlesnake” Edition

KING GIZZARD… – Float Along – Fill Your Lungs LP (ATO) *Reissue – “Venusian Sky” Edition

KING GIZZARD… – Paper Mache Dream Balloon 2LP (ATO) *Reissue – Ltd. Lemon & Mango Vinyl w/ bonus instrumentals

GALCHER LUSTWERK – 100% GALCHER 2LP (Ghostly) *Remastered – Black or Ltd. Milky Gray Vinyl

MAGICIAN – Magician LP (Trunk) *Reissue

BLUE MITCHELL – Bring It Home To Me LP (Blue Note) *Tone Poet Series

MONO – Scarlet Holliday 10″ (Temporary Residence) *Black or Ltd. Metallic Silver Vinyl

>> NO ZU – Heat Beat 12″ (Chapter) *Ltd. Yellow Speckled Vinyl

OZZY OSBOURNE – Patient Number 9 CD (Epic) **** Signed by Ozzy! ****

BUCK OWENS & HIS BUCKAROOS – Christmas Shopping LP (Sundazed) *Ltd. Green Vinyl

DOLLY PARTON – Release Me 7″ (Stardust) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

JOEL PATTERSON – Hi-Fi Christmas Guitar LP (Nu-Tone) *2022 Repress – Ltd. Green Vinyl

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS – Live at the Fillmore 1997 LP/CD (Warner Bros) *Available as standard 3LP or 2CD Sets and Deluxe 6LP or 4CD Box Sets

QUEEN – Sheer Heart Attack LP (Hollywood) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

QUEEN OF JEANS – Hiding in Place EP 12″ (Memory Music)

STEVE REICH – Runner/ Music for Ensemble & Orchestra LP/CD (Nonesuch)

BOKAJ RETSIEM – Psychedelic Underground LP (Future Shock) *Reissue – 2021 release now in stock

THE RUBS – Dust LP (Hozac)

SAVES THE DAY – Sound The Alarm 2×10″ (Vagrant) *Vagrant 25th Anniversary Series – Ltd. Color Vinyl

JOSEPH SHABASON – Anne EP 12″ (Western Vinyl) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl

>> JEFFREY SILVERSTEIN – You Become the Mountain LP (Arrowhawk) *Black or Ltd. Lilac Vinyl

SLOPPY JANE & PHOEBE BRIDGERS – My Misery Will Bury You. 7″ (Saddest Factory)

SOISONG – QXN948S LP (DAIS) *Ltd. Clear w/ Orange Splatter Vinyl

ESPERANZA SPALDING – Radio Music Society 2LP (Craft) *10th Anniversary Reissue

SQUALLS – Squalls LP (Propeller Sound) *Remastered

THE STAVES – Dead & Born & Grown LP (Warner) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Recycled Vinyl

CAT STEVENS – Catch Bull at Four LP (Island) *50th Anniversary – Remastered

SUFJAN STEVENS – Fourth of July 7″ (Asthmatic Kitty) *2 alternate versions of Carrie & Lowell track

SUFFOCATION – Blood Oath CS (Nuclear Blast)

>> SUSS – Suss 2LP (Northern Spy)

TAYLOR SWIFT – Lover LP (Republic) *Ltd. Color Vinyl – Back in stock!

TINY VIPERS – Hands Across The Void LP (Leiter Verlag) *Reissue – First time on vinyl

TINY VIPERS – Life on Earth 2LP (Leiter Vertag) *Reissue – First time on vinyl

THE VANDALS – Peace Thru Vandalism CS (Kung Fu)

>> RICARDO VILLALOBOS – Any Ideas 12″ (Perlon) *Back in stock!

WALE – More About Nothing 2LP (Empire) *Mixtape now available on vinyl

THE WARLOCKS – Rise & Fall 2LP (Cleopatra) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Split Color Vinyl

WET LEG – Too Late Now (Soulwax Remix) 12″ (Soulwax)

>> WHITE LUNG – Premonition LP/CD (Domino) *Black or Ltd. Orange Vinyl

STEVIE WONDER – Original Musiquarium I 2LP (Motown) *Reissue w/ embossed gatefold – Back in stock!

SHIHO YABUKI – The Body is a Message of the Universe LP (Subliminal Sounds) *2022 Reissue – First time on vinyl

NEIL YOUNG – Harvest 2LP (Reprise) *50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition w/ bonus 7″, DVD, book, and lithograph poster

ADRIAN YOUNGE & ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD – Jazz is Dead 11 LP (Jazz is Dead) *Black or Ltd. Green Vinyl

>> VARIOUS – Ein Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier Vol. 2: Deutsche Experimental Pop 78-87 LP (Bureau B)

VARIOUS – Luke Schneider Presents Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI: Chrome Universal LP (Tompkins Square)

VARIOUS – Southeast of Saturn Vol. 2: Midwest Shoegaze 2LP (Third Man) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

VARIOUS – To the Moon & Back: A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto 2LP/CD (Milan) *Featuring THUNDERCAT, DAVID SYLVIAN, DEV HYNES, CORNELIUS, HILDUR GUÐNADÓTTIR, FENNESZ, ALVA NOTO and more

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Black Friday 2022

Our Jonathan Richman & Motorhead LPs didn’t ship at all, we’ll have those next week. Some other titles shipped late & we’re hoping they’ll show up. Those are marked below. Some titles only arrived at just 1 or 2 stores so be sure to check the list if you’re planning on going to a specific location. Happy hunting!

Alex G-  We’re All Going To The World’s Fair (Soundtrack)

Mose Allison – Live 1978 now in stock at Wicker Park

America -Live at Goodbye Summer Festival w/ CD now in stock at Wicker Park

The Appleseed Cast – Sagarmatha Wicker Park only

Roger Bellon – Waxwork (Soundtrack) 

Marco Beltrami Mimic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Varese Sarabande LP

Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga Cheek To Cheek: Live! 

Frank Black & The Catholics – One More Road For The Hit Wicker Park only

Black Label Society – Skullage

David Bowie – The Next Day Extra EP 12”

Big Bill Broonzy – Live in Amsterdam, 1953 Liberation Hall now in stock at Wicker Park    

Brotha Lynch Hung – Season Of Da Siccness 

Eric Burdon & War – The Complete Vinyl Collection 4LP box set

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band – Clear Spot (50th Anniversary)

The Jim Carroll Band – Catholic Boy (Deluxe) 

Harry Chapin – Story of a Life–The Complete Hit Singles 

Chief Keef – 4NEM 

Bobby Cole – A Point of View 

Larry Coryell – Coryell 

Marshall Crenshaw – Marshall Crenshaw 40th Anniversary Edition 

Bing Crosby/David Bowie – Peace on Earth/Little Drummer 12”

The Cure – Wish (30th Anniversary Edition) picture disc first ever U.S. release!

Dave Davies Fractured Mindz Green Amp 2xLP

The Dead Milkmen – Metaphysical Graffiti now in stock at Wicker Park    

The Doors – Paris Blues 

Dream Widow – Dream Widow

Duran Duran Live at Hammersmith ’82 Rhino 2xLP

8Ball & MJG – We Are The South (Greatest Hits)

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever Darkroom rainbow foil cover & litho poster

Engine Kid – Angel Wings + 2021 Flexi 

EPMD – We Mean Business 

Bryan Ferry – Taxi 

Fleetwood Mac – The Alternate Collection 8LP box set

Fountains of Wayne – Traffic and Weather 

The Four Tops – Second Album 

Ace Frehley – Origins Vol. 2 picture disc Wicker Park only

Edgar Froese – Aqua

Jerry Garcia Band – Pure Jerry: Coliseum, Hampton, VA, November 9, 1991 5LP box set

G.B.H.-  City Baby Attacked By Rats 

Ghost – Impera  Picture Disc

Goldfinger – Hello Destiny

The Grateful Dead – Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/7/1972 5LP box set

Green Jelly – Musick To Insult Your Intelligence By Belmont & Wicker Park only

The Gun Club – Live at The Hacienda ’84 

Headcat – Dreamcatcher: Live In Alpine w/ Lemmy from Motorhead

The Heartbreakers – The L.A.M.F. demo sessions now in stock at Wicker Park

Jimi Hendrix – Burning Desire

The Jacka & Berner – Drought Season Belmont & Wicker Park only

Ahmad Jamal-  Emerald City Nights: Live At The Penthouse (1963-1964)

Ahmad Jamal – Emerald City Nights: Live At ThePenthouse (1965-1966)

Etta James – Etta Is Betta Than Evvah!

Skip James – The Complete 1931 Session

Jay Dee – Yancey Boys Instrumentals 

Jefferson Airplane – Live at The Monterey International Pop Festival

Jesus Lizard – Shot first ever reissue of the major label debut

Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen -The Legendary Typewriter Tape: 6/25/64

    Jorma’s House

The Jubilee Hummingbirds – Gospel Express 

Jungle – Good Times/Problemz 12”

Jorma Kaukonen – Too Many Years Wicker Park only

Kid ‘N’ Play – 2 Hype 

Kittie – Oracle

The Knife – Live At Terminal 5 

Lights – Siberia (Acoustic) 

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas – Sound Prints Other Worlds 

Lonnie Mack w/ Stevie Ray Vaughan – Strike Like Lightning

Madlib – Medicine Show No. 11: Low Budget HighFi Music 

Madonna – Everybody (40th Anniversary) 12”

Masked Intruder – Masked Intruder: 10 Year Anniversary Edition

Charles Mingus – Mingus 

Thelonious Monk – The Classic Quartet 

The Monkees – More of the Monkees 

Nashville Pussy – Say Something Nasty 

Willie Nelson – Live at Budokan: 2/23/84

Olivia Newton-John –  Physical (picture disc)

Nico – Live At The Library Theatre ’83 

Gladys Knight & the Pips – Gladys Knight & the Pips 

Old 97s – One Last Ride: Old 97’s Play Johnny Cash 12”

Ottto Locos – Live In Venice Belmont & Wicker Park only

Overwhelming Colorfast – Overwhelming Colorfast 

Augustus Pablo – Thriller 

Pac Div – The Div 

Korla Pandit – Genie Of The Keys: The Best Of Korla Pandit 

Jaco Pastorius – Truth, Liberty & Soul – Live In NYC: The Complete 1982 3LP

Oscar Peterson – Trio On A Clear Day – Live in Zurich, 1971 

Iggy Pop – Apres 

Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers – Super Freak 

Question Mark & The Mysterians – Cavestomp! Presents: Are You for Real? now in stock at Wicker Park 

 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Return of the Dream Canteen w/ poster & neon pink vinyl

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – Jonathan Sings! Arriving Monday 11/28

Rival Schools-  United By Fate 2LP Deluxe Edition very limited

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Going To A Go-Go 

Pete Rock -Return Of The SP-1200

Rockabye Baby! – Lullaby Renditions of Blink-182 

Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything Rhino 4LP box set

RZA as Bobby Digital – Digi Snacks 

RZA as Bobby Digital – In Digital Potions 

Salvation Army – Salvation Army 

Gary Saracho – En Medio 

The Script – Tales From The Script: The Greatest Hits Belmont & Wicker Park only

Shabaka – Afrikan Culture 

Shadows Fall – The Art of Balance 

Silverstein – Arrivals & Departures (15th Anniversary Edition) w/7”

Slaughterhouse – Slaughterhouse

Smash Mouth – Fush Yu Mang: 25th Anniversary

Dee Snider & Lzzy Hale – The Magic of Christmas Day 

Snoop Dogg – Coolaid first time on vinyl

Soul Coughing – Lust In Phaze

Spiritualized -Spaceman Demo Mixes 12”

Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl 12” Belmont & Wicker Park only

Stark Reality – Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop 

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band-  Live At The Greek Theater

Ringo Starr – Old Wave (color vinyl)

Ringo Starr – Ringo The 4th (color vinyl)

Marnie Stern – In Advance of The Broken Arm + Demos Deluxe Reissue 

Joe Strummer – Live at Music Millennium 

The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go? 

The Sweet – Give Us A Wink (Alternative Mixes) 

Tower of Power-  40th Anniversary (Live) 

Trailer Bride – Trailer Bride (25th Anniversary Edition) 

Chris Travis – Art of Destruction

Ultravox – Rage In Eden [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix] 

Various Artists – AVCO Vision: Soul Covers 

Various Artists – The Best of Dark Horse Records: 1974-1977

Various Artists – Jazz Dispensary: Haunted High 

Various Artists – Tommy Boy’s Baddest Beats

Various Artists-  Watchmen (Soundtrack & score)

Townes Van Zandt – At My Window (35th Anniversary Edition) 

Martha & The Vandellas – Dance Party 

Vintage Trouble – Juke Joint Gems Belmont & Wicker Park Only

Vitamin String Quartet – VSQ Performs Coldplay’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His  


Jim Ward – Half A World Away 

The Weeknd – Dawn FM 

John Williams – The Cowboys (Soundtrack)

Brian Wilson – Long Promised Road (Soundtrack)

Wolfpack – Wolfpack (3LP/2X7”) box set Wicker Park only

Young Dolph-  Rich Slave (Deluxe)


Beck – It’s All In Your Mind 3″ Record Belmont & Wicker Park only

Cas$h Bonus – Got Me Thinkin’ Tonight 

Cheech & Chong – Santa Claus and His Old Lady

Czarface & MF Doom – Nautical Depth 3″ Record Belmont & Wicker Park only

Czarface & MF Doom – Mando Calrissian 3″ Record Belmont & Wicker Park only

Czarface – The Czarlaac Pit 3″ Record Belmont & Wicker Park only

Dave Davies – 21st Century Wicker Park only

Juliana Hatfield/Emma Swift – Lotta Love/Give Me split  Wicker Park only

Silversun Pickups & Butch Vig – David Lynch Has a Painting Made of Flies Eyes /  

   Suzanne Ciani

The Soul Suo – Just a Sad Xmas 7” 

CD, 10” & MISC

Fleetwood Mac – The Alternate Collection 6CD box set

Alanis Morissette – Such Pretty Forks In The Road Belmont & Wicker Park only

Motley Crue – Girls Girls Girls Tour EP 10”

My Morning Jacket – My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Cassette Belmont & Wicker Park 


Marty Perez – Kill a Punk For Rock & Roll: Photographs of Marty Perez 1976-2019 signed 

   copies!!! Wicker Park only, other stores next week

Iggy Pop – Apres 

Keith Richards – Main Offender/ Winos In London ’92 Cassette Belmont & Wicker Park only

Ultravox – Rage In Eden (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)

Various Artists – Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC CD/DVD 

   now in stock at Wicker Park 

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Reckless Records 11/18/22 New Releases

Weyes Blood – And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow


>> BITCHIN BAJAS – Switched on Ra LP (Drag City) *Now available on vinyl!

ThIs was released digitally in late 2021 & now it’s finally here physically. Chicago astral travelers pay tribute to the ultimate spaceman SUN RA with this tape of covers. Analog synth mastery and surprising vocal treatments from some local faves. RECOMMENDED.

>> RICHARD DAWSON – The Ruby Cord 2LP/CD (Weird World) *Black or Ltd. Sky Blue Vinyl w/ 12″x12″ art print

The Ruby Cord completes a sort of album trilogy for English avant-folkie RICHARD DAWSON, going from past (Peasant) to present (2020) now to 500 years in the future. DAWSON builds a future world with sounds that branch to jazzy prog-folk, sparse electronics and glitches that seem to deconstruct his world’s reality. Like other DAWSON LPs, The Ruby Cord is not for the faint of heart (or ear), but it will reward multiple listens, revealing themes and sonic ideas deep within these compositions. RECOMMENDED.

>> DEZRON DOUGLAS – ATALAYA LP/CD (International Anthem)

Bassist DEZRON DOUGLAS has appeared on a few Int’l Anthem’s titles, notably with harpist BRANDEE YOUNGER on the quarantine-inspired Force Majeure and aboard MAKAYA McCRAVEN’s epic Universal Beings. ATALAYA is DOUGLAS’ first as bandleader, embracing the soul-forward free jazz of later COLTRANE and the rhythmic roots thrust of peak-era MINGUS. One of Int’l Anthem’s more purely “jazz” releases of 2022 (at least in terms of instrumentation), this is far from straight ahead, veering into high celestial territories and soulful sojourns. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

>> PANDA BEAR & SONIC BOOM – Reset LP (Domino) *Black or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl – Now available on vinyl!

After having collaborated on each other’s solo records over the past decade, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE’s PANDA BEAR and the great SONIC BOOM (ex-SPACEMEN 3) share equal billing on this 2022 album. The sound they chase is rooted in 60s pop music, but their approach is uniquely sample-based, crafting sugary melodies, rich honeyed harmonies and propulsive rhythms towards lite psychedelia that seems like THE BEACH BOYS or THE ASSOCIATION thrown into a time machine. Some of either artists’ best work in a few years, this comes RECOMMENDED.

>> SPECIAL INTEREST – Endure LP/CD (Rough Trade)

We’ve had our eyes out over the past few years for art punks SPECIAL INTEREST, who across two LPs and a handful of EPs have cultivated a sound that mixes in disco, house, industrial and funk, creating a virile dance punk concoction that on their third album Endure comes to a thrilling head. Embracing both a militaristic stance to institutional oppression and violence and a warm championing of queer sexuality, these songs hiss, pulsate, rumble and pummel in equal measure. One of the best records of the year. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

>> WEYES BLOOD – And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow LP/CD/CS (Sub Pop) *Black or Ltd. “Loser Edition” Color Vinyl

Natalie Mering’s 5th WEYES BLOOD album is yet another cosmic leap forward in her already excellent body of work. And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow is every bit as epic in scope as Titanic Rising and her songs still swell with echoes of 70’s folk pop & AM Gold like NILSSON, CAROLE KING and THE CARPENTERS, but now it feels like Mering is fully assured in this style and ready to wield it like a superpower. The lush musicality is often in stark contrast to the lyrical content, which deals eloquently with feelings we all know too well from pandemic times – isolation, regret, and yearning to see a little light. The effect is thrillingly subversive & transformative, like a great magic trick. Special guests here include ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, HAND HABITS’ MEG DUFFY, and MARY LATTIMORE. This is an undeniable Album of the Year contender coming in under the wire. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


>> AMBRE – 3000° (aka 3000 Degrees) LP (Roc Nation) *Now available on vinyl!

THE ANIMALS – Retrospective 2LP (ABKCO) *180g, Reissue

BADBADNOTGOOD – IV LP (Innovative Leisure) *Reissue, Ltd. Pink Vinyl – Ten Bands One Cause

THE B-52’s – Cosmic Thing LP (Reprise) *Reissue – Back in stock!

DAVID BOWIE – Moonage Daydream (Soundtrack) 2CD (Parlophone) *Music from the 2022 documentary

COMMON – A Beautiful Revolution 2LP (Loma Vista) *Parts 1 & 2 collected together for the first time on vinyl

CURRENT – Yesterday’s Tomorrow is Not Today 3LP Box (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. Gold Vinyl

DESTRUCTION – Sentence of Death LP (HR Records) *Reissue – Ltd. Bi-Color Vinyl

CELINE DION – Let’s Talk About Love 2LP (Sony) *Reissue – Ltd. Orange Vinyl

DISTURBED – Divisive LP (Reprise)

FATS DOMINO – Live from Austin, TX ’86: Austin City Limits LP (New West) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

>> DOUBLE VIRGO – Eros in the Bunker 12″ (PLZ Make It Ruins)

EL TEN ELEVEN – El Ten Eleven LP (Joyful Noise) *Repress, 15th Anniversary – Ltd. Gold Vinyl

ELECTRIC HELLFIRE CLUB – Burn, Baby, Burn! 2LP (Cleopatra) *Reissue – Ltd. Orange Vinyl

>> BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 2LP (Nonesuch) *180g, Reissue – Back in stock!

BILL EVANS – At Town Hall Vol. 1 LP (Verve) *Acoustic Sounds Series

SADAYASU FUJII TRIO + 1 – Like a Child LP (We Are Busy Bodies)

>> GOAT – Oh Death LP (Rocket Recordings) *Ltd. Acid Orange Vinyl – Now available on vinyl!

VINCE GUARALDI – Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus 2CD (Craft) *Deluxe Edition

HABIBI – Anywhere But Here LP (Kill Rock Stars) *Remastered w/ bonus 7″

>> LANDE HEKT – House Without a View LP (Get Better) *Ltd. Purple Vinyl

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969 2LP/CD (Sony) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

HIGH VIS – Blending LP (Dais) *Repress – Ltd. Orange/Black Vinyl

ANDREW HILL – Point of Departure LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

>> ERNEST HOOD – Back to the Woodlands LP (Freedom To Spend) *Ltd. Yellow Marbled Vinyl

ICE NINE KILLS – The Predator Becomes the Prey LP (Fearless)

IRON MAIDEN – The Number of the Beast Over Hammersmith 3LP (BMG) *40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Remastered w/ alternate tracklist and 1982 live set never before available on vinyl!

JASON ISBELL – Sirens of the Ditch 2LP (New West) *Reissue, Deluxe Edition w/ bonus tracks – Ltd. Color Vinyl

JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT – Live from Twist & Shout 2007 LP (New West) *Ltd. “Root Beer” Vinyl

MICHAEL JACKSON – Thriller 2CD (Epic) *40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

WAYLON JENNINGS – Live from Austin, TX ’89: Austin City Limits 2LP (New West) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

JOJO – Trying Not to Think About It 2LP (Warner) *2021 album now available on vinyl!

ELVIN JONES – Revival: Live at Pookie’s Pub LP/CD (Blue Note) *3LP or 2CD Deluxe Edition

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS – It’s a Holiday Soul Party! LP (Daptone) *Ltd. Candy Cane Vinyl – Back in stock!

SAMARA JOY – Linger Awhile LP (Verve)

>> OKAY KAYA – Sap LP (Jagjaguwar) *Black or Ltd. Opaque Tan Vinyl

KID CUDI – Entergalactic CD (Republic) *Music from Kid Cudi’s animated Netflix film

KING GIZZARD… – Ice, Death, Planets, Wings, Mushrooms & Lava 2LP (KGLW) *Recycled Vinyl

KISS – Creatures of the Night LP/CD (Mercury) *40th Anniversary – Half Speed Remastered Vinyl or 2CD Deluxe Edition w/ bonus rarities & live tracks

>> DICKIE LANDRY – 4 Cuts Placed in “A First Quarter” LP (Unseen Worlds) *Reissue

>> DICKIE LANDRY – Having Been Built On Sand LP (Unseen Worlds) *Reissue

>> DICKIE LANDRY – Solos 2LP (Unseen Worlds)


AMOS LEE – Live at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony 2LP (ATO) *45RPM

>> MOLLY LEWIS – Mirage LP/CD (Jagjaguwar) *Black or Ltd. Pink Glass Vinyl

LIARS – Drum’s Not Dead LP (Mute) *Reissue – Ltd. Recycled Vinyl

MARINA & THE DIAMONDS – Electra Heart 2LP (Elektra) *Back in stock!

MARINA & THE DIAMONDS – Family Jewels LP (Atlantic) *Back in stock!

PAT MARTINO – Baiyina: The Clear Evidence LP (Cleopatra) *Reissue – Ltd. Orange Vinyl

KOHSKE MINE QUINTET – Daguri LP (We Are Busy Bodies) *Remastered

GRACHAN MONCUR III – Evolution LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

WILLIE NELSON – Live from Austin, TX ’90: Austin City Limits 2LP (New West) *Ltd. Gold Vinyl

NIRVANA – In Utero LP (Geffen) *2022 Reissue

THE OBSESSED – Lunar Womb LP (High Roller) *Ltd. Bi-Color Vinyl

IZAAK OPATS – Extra Medium LP (Mama Bird) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl

THE ORCHIDS – The Dreaming Kind LP (Skep Wax)

DOLLY PARTON – Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection 2LP (Legacy)

CARL PERKINS – Blue Suede Shoes LP (Sun) *Remastered – Sun 70th Anniversary Reissue

PHIFE DAWG – Forever 2LP (Smokin’ Needles) *Black or Ltd. Orange Vinyl

POLE – Tempus LP/CD (Mute) *Ltd. “Flesh Pink” Vinyl

THE PRODIGY – The Fat of the Land 2LP (XL) *25th Anniversary – Ltd. Silver Vinyl

THE PRODIGY – Firestarter 12″ (XL) *Reissue – Ltd. Edition w/ Andy C remix

ADRIAN QUESADA (of BLACK PUMAS) – Jaguar Sound LP (ATO) *Ltd. Baby Blue Vinyl

QUEEN – A Kind of Magic LP (Hollywood) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

ISAIAH RASHAD – The House is Burning CD (Warner)

SEPULTURA – A-Lex 2LP (BMG) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

SEPULTURA – Dante XXI (BMG) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

THE SMITHEREENS – Christmas with the Smithereens LP (Sunset Blvd) *Ltd. Green Vinyl

>> SOHN – Trust LP (4AD) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

RINGO STARR – EP 3 10″ (Universal)

CARL STONE – Wat Dong Moon Lek LP (Unseen Worlds)

BILLY STRINGS – Me/and/Dad LP/CD (Rounder) *Ltd. Black Smoke, Clear Smoke, or “Egg Drop” Vinyl

SUPERGRASS – I Should Coco LP (BMG) *2022 Reissue

T5UMUT5UMU – Sea of Trees LP (Hakuna Kulala)

THE THE – Soul Mining LP (Sony) *2022 Reissue

THICK – Happy Now LP (Epitaph) *Black or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

>> THUS LOVE – Memorial LP/CD (Captured Tracks)

TOUCHE AMORE – Dead Horse X LP (Condolences) *Reissue – Ltd. Black/Clear Smoke Vinyl

TOUCHE AMORE – To the Beat of a Dead Horse LP (Condolences) *Reissue – Ltd. Black Ice Vinyl

TSHA – Capricorn Sun 2LP (Ninja Tune) *Ltd. Red Marbled Vinyl

U-ZIQ – Hello LP (Planet Mu)

WIDESPREAD PANIC – Live from Austin, TX 2000: Austin City Limits 2LP (New West) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

THE WINSTON BROTHERS – Drift LP (Colemine) *Black or Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE – World Record 2LP/CD/CS (Reprise) *Black or Ltd. Clear Vinyl

VARIOUS – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Soundtrack) CD (Roc Nation) *Featuring RIHANNA, FUTURE and more

VARIOUS – The Bodyguard (Soundtrack) LP *2022 Reissue

VARIOUS – Disco Reggae Rockers 2LP (Soul Jazz) *Black or Ltd. Sun Yellow Vinyl

VARIOUS – Elvis (Soundtrack) LP (Arista) *Music from 2022 film featuring ELVIS, KACEY MUSGRAVES, DOJA CAT, and more – Now available on vinyl!

VARIOUS – Piombo: Italian Crime Soundtracks from the Years of Lead 1973-1981 2LP (Decca)

VARIOUS – Sun Records’ 70th Anniversary Compilation Vol. 3 LP (Sun) *Curated by Ben Vaughn

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Reckless Records 11/11/22 New Releases

Smut – How the Light Felt


>> DREAM UNENDING –  Song of Salvation LP/CD (20 Buck Spin) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

Song of Salvation is the second album from DREAM  UNENDING. The duo features the guitarist Derrick Vella of the fantastic death metal band TOMB MOLD & drummer Justin DeTore. This picks up where they left off on the first one with crystalline clean guitar intro & that grows into a 14+ minute progressive death doom masterpiece. Slow plodding doom mixed with elements of shoegaze, progressive rock with occasional synths & piano, melodic solos & guitars drenched in shimmering chorus. Fans of everything from early 90s Swedish stuff like KATATONIA to OPETH to the great 20 Buck Spin roster in general will want to check this out. RECOMMENDED!

>> BILL NACE – Through a Room LP (Drag City)

The Philadelphia based guitarist Bill Nace is back with another one on Drag City. Using guitar loops & instruments like the hurdy gury & taishōgoto, he’s made some haunting & disorienting guitar soundscapes that remind us of noise greats like DEAD C, the FLYING SAUCER ATTACK “instrumentals”, SUN ARAW etc… RECOMMENDED.

>> RIDE – 4 EPs/ Going Blank Again/ Nowhere LPs (Wichita) *Reissues, sold separately – Ltd. Color Vinyl

Crucial early 90s first wave shoegaze EPS & albums by the legendary RIDE are finally available again!! Along with bands like MY BLOODY VALENTINE, SLOWDIVE, LUSH, CATHERINE WHEEL & SWERVEDRIVER, RIDE blended crushing volume, plenty of distortion & other guitar FX with post BEATLES/KINKS/WHO British invasion influences. These recordings have aged incredibly well & their recent reunion has lead to new albums & successful tours around the world. One of our fave all-time bands at Reckless so we’re chuffed to have these in the racks again!! RECOMMENDED.

>> SMUT – How the Light Felt LP/CD/CS (Bayonet)

How the Light Felt is the 2nd album from the Chicago-based alt rockers SMUT. With shimmering guitars, a driving rhythm section & some lyrics inspired by the tragic suicide of singer Tay Roebuck’s sister, SMUT manage to sound uplifting & somber at the same time. Fans of 90s/00s Brit pop & indie rock like LUSH, THE LAS, VELOCITY GIRL, MAZZY STAR & even THE CRANBERRIES at times, early CAPTURED TRACKS releases etc…will love this. The band also features Reckless employee Andrew Min on guitar. Yeah Andrew! RECOMMENDED.

>> VARIOUS – Life Moves Pretty Fast: The John Hughes Mixtapes LP (Demon) *2LP Black Vinyl or 6LP Red Vinyl

The films of John Hughes are special to people around the world but they are particularly special to Chicago. Many of his now classic films were set or filmed here & the city was always one of the characters as much as Ferris Bueller or Kevin McCallister in Home Alone. Almost as important as the characters in Hughes’ films was the music. Films like Pretty in Pink & The Breakfast Club prominently featured new sounds of upcoming alternative artists like SIMPLE MINDS, OMD, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN & PSYCHEDELIC FURS & awarded those artists with massive hits. Music was very important to Hughes’ during the filmmaking process & there were also of great songs in the films that didn’t make the proper soundtracks that are now included in these great sets. We’re really proud to be able to carry these essential compilations at Reckless. RECOMMENDED.


ACTION/ADVENTURE – Imposter Syndrome LP/CD (Pure Noise)

MIKE ADAMS AT HIS HONEST WEIGHT – Graphic Blandishment LP (Joyful Noise)

AESOP ROCK – Spirit World Field Guide: Instrumentals 2LP (Rhymesayers) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD – XI: Bleed Here Now 2LP (Dine Alone) *Ltd. Indie Only Color Vinyl

LOUIS ARMSTRONG – Louis Wishes You a Cool Yule LP (Verve) *Ltd. Red Vinyl or Ltd. Picture Disc

BABEHOVEN – Light Moving Time LP (Double Double Whammy) *Ltd. “Bone” Color Vinyl

BAD RELIGION – How Could Hell Be Any Worse? LP (Epitaph) *40th Anniversary – Ltd. Clear & Black Vinyl

BALKA SOUND – Balka Sound 2LP (Strut)

JOE BATAAN – Salsoul LP (Salsoul) *Reissue – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

BLACKLIST – Afterworld LP (Profound Lore)

BORN RUFFIANS – Pulp LP (Yep Roc) *1st Pressing – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

BRUNO BAVOTA & CHANTAL ACDA – Closer Distance LP (Temporary Residence) *Ltd. Color Vinyl


ROY BROOKS – Beat LP (Verve) *180g Reissue – Verve By Request Series

BUTCHER BROWN – Triple Trey LP (Concord)

>> LOMOND CAMPBELL – Under This Hunger Moon We Fell LP/CD (One Little Independent)

CERBERUS SHOAL – Homb 2LP (Temporary Residence) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS – Redcar les Adorables Étoiles 2LP (Because)

ALICE COLTRANE – Ptah the El Daoud (Verve) *180g Reissue – Verve By Request Series

>> CRACK CLOUD – Tough Baby LP (Tin Angel)

CURRENT RAGE – Seven Songs LP (Propeller Sound) *40th Anniversary, Expanded Edition – Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

DEER TICK – Divine Providence 3LP (Partisan) *11th Anniversary, Deluxe Remaster – Ltd. Color Vinyl

DELTA SPIRIT – One is One LP (New West) *Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

DOMI & JD BECK – Not Tight LP/CS (Blue Note) *180g – Now available on vinyl!

DROPKICK MURPHYS – This Machine Still Kills Fascists LP (Dummy Luck) *Black or Ltd. Crystal Vinyl

>> DROWSE – Wane Into It LP (Flenser)

EARTHGANG – Ghetto Gods 2LP (Dreamville) *Now available on vinyl!

MISSY ELLIOTT – Under Construction 2LP (Elektra) *2022 Reissue

K. FLAY – Inside Voices/ Outside Voices LP (BMG) *”Double EP”

THE FOLK IMPLOSION – Take a Look Inside CS (Joyful Noise)

ROBERT LESTER FOLSOM – Sunshine Only Sometimes: Archives Vol. 2 LP (Anthology)

FRANKIE & THE WITCH FINGERS – Monsters Eating People…LP (Greenway) *Ltd. “Cosmic Snot” Color Vinyl

BILL FRISELL – Four 2LP (Blue Note)

FRUIT BATS – Tripper LP (Jealous Butcher) *10th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition – Ltd. White Vinyl w/ bonus 7″

GALAXIE 500 – On Fire/ This is Our Music/ Today LPs (20/20/20) *Sold separately – Back in print!

GHOST CAR – Truly Trash LP (One Little Independent)

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT – Black Radio: Deluxe Edition 3LP/2CD (Blue Note) *10th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition

GOGOL BORDELLO – Super Taranta! 2LP (Side One Dummy) *15th Anniversary – Ltd. Color Vinyl

GOLD PANDA – The Work LP (City Slang) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive Sun Yellow Vinyl

GORGOROTH – Under the Sign of Hell LP (Soulseller) *Reissue – Ltd. Grey Vinyl

GUNS N’ ROSES – Use Your Illusion I 2LP/2CD (Geffen) *180g, Remastered

GUNS N’ ROSES – Use Your Illusion II 2LP/2CD (Geffen) *180g, Remastered

>> ROBERT HAIGH – Human Remains LP (Unseen Worlds)

HELENA HAUFF – Living with Ladybirds 12” (fabric)

LANGSTON HUGHES & MARGARET DANNER – Writers of the Revolution LP (Motown)

BILLY IDOL – The Cage EP 12″ (Dark Horse) *Now available on vinyl!

JAMIROQUAI – Dynamite/ A Funk Odyssey 2LP (Sony/ Legacy) *Reissues, sold separately

JOY DIVISION – Martin Hannett’s Personal Mixes 2LP (Ozit) *Hand #’d Ltd. Milky White Vinyl

KATATONIA – Dead End Kings LP (Peaceville) *Half Speed Mastered

KERO KERO BONITO – The Sneaker Dance 7″ (Polyvinyl) *Ltd. Color Vinyl in sleeve w/ yellow shoe-lace

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. – Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam LP (Motown)

KING GIZZARD – Changes LP (KGLW) *”Exploding Sun,” “Edge of the Waterfall,” or Recycled Black Vinyl

>> TAKEHISA KOSUGI + AKIO SUZUKI DUO – New Sense of Hearing LP/CD (Blank Forms) *Reissue

LARKIN POE – Blood Harmony LP (Tricki-Woo)

>> LOW – Songs For A Dead Pilot EP 12″ (Kranky) *Back in print – RIP MIMI PARKER

L.S. DUNES – Past Lives LP/CD (Fantasy) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

MAKAVELI (2PAC) – Don Killuminati 2LP (Interscope) *2022 Reissue

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA – Christmas Songs Vol. 1 LP (Loma Vista) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

CASS MCCOMBS/ WEAK SIGNAL – Split 7″ (Wharf Cat)

MEECHY DARKO – Gothic Luxury 2LP (Loma Vista) *Ltd. Clear Smoke Vinyl

MEGA RAN – Live 95 LP (Needlejuice) *Ltd. Galaxy Vinyl

ENNIO MORRICONE – Quando L’Amore è Sensualità (Soundtrack) 2LP (CAM Sugar)

>> MY BLOODY VALENTINE – MBV LP (Domino) *2021 Reissue – Back in stock!

NEU! – NEU 50! 5LP (Gronland) *Box set now available on vinyl!

JEB LOY NICHOLS – United States of the Broken Hearted LP (On-U Sound)

>> FRANZ NICOLAY (of THE HOLD STEADY) – New River LP (Don Giovanni)

ONSLAUGHT – Sounds of Violence LP (AFM) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

BOBBY OROZA – Get on the Otherside: Instrumentals LP (Big Crown)

>> PLAID – Feorm Falorx LP (Warp)


MARGO PRICE – Letting Me Down/ I’d Die For You 7″ (Loma Vista)

QUEEN – Flash Gordon LP (Hollywood) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

QUEEN – Innuendo 2LP (Hollywood) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

REAGAN YOUTH – It’s a Beautiful Day… For a Matinee! LP (New Red Archives) *Ltd. Black & White Vinyl

RECOIL – Subhuman 2LP (Mute) *Reissue – Ltd. Curacao Blue Vinyl

RECOIL – Unsound Methods 2LP (Mute) *Reissue – Ltd. Clear Green Vinyl

REVOLTING COCKS – Beers, Steers & Queers LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Red Vinyl or Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS – Back In Your Life LP (Omnivore) *Reissue – Ltd. Color Vinyl

RUPA – Moja Bhari Moja/ East West Shuffle 7″ (Numero Group) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl

PATRICE RUSHEN – Feels So Real: The Complete Elektra Recordings 5CD (Strut)

PATRICE RUSHEN – Now/ Patrice/ Pizzazz 2LP (Strut) *Remastered & Expanded Editions, sold separately

SAI GALAXY – Get It As You Move LP (Soundway)

SICK OF IT ALL – Based on a True Story LP (Napalm)

SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE – Heap of Ashes LP/CD/CS (Joyful Noise)

JON SPENCER & THE HITMAKERS – Spencer Gets It Lit LP (In The Red)

SPORTS TEAM – GULP! LP (Island) *180g – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Only The Strong Survive: Covers Vol. 1 2LP/CD (Columbia) *Black or Ltd. Orange Vinyl

JOSS STONE – Merry Christmas, Love LP (Hollywood)

STR4TA – Str4tasfear 2LP (Brownswood) Ltd. White Vinyl

>> SUPERNOWHERE – Skinless Takes a Flight LP (Top Shelf) Ltd. Clear Marbled Vinyl

LOUIS TOMLINSON – Faith in the Future LP (BMG) *Ltd. Black/Red Splatter Vinyl w/ signed “artcard”

2PAC – All Eyez On Me 4LP (Interscope) *2022 Reissue

HEATHER TROST – Desert Flowers LP (Ba Da Bing)

SHARON VAN ETTEN – We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong: Deluxe Edition 2LP (Jagjaguwar) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

SUKI WATERHOUSE – Milk Teeth LP/CD (Sub Pop) *Ltd. Loser Edition Color Vinyl

>> WAU WAU COLLECTIF – Mariage LP (Sahel Sounds)

WEATHERDAY – Come In 2LP (Top Shelf) *Reissue – Ltd. Butterfly Splatter Vinyl


VARIOUS – John Sinclair presents Detroit Artists Workshop 2LP (Strut)

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Reckless Records 11/4/22 New Releases

Botch – We Are The Romans (Remastered)


>> BOTCH – We Are The Romans 2LP (Sargent House) *Remastered w/ bonus track – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!! Reissued once again, this masterpiece of post-hardcore slash metal is back in print! This was BOTCH’s second & final full-length and really raised the bar at the tail end of the 90s along with CAVE IN’s Until Your Heart Stops & DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN’s Calculating Infinity, all of which are on the same label (Hydra Head Records) & came out in 1999. What a year! Anyway, this BOTCH LP is all of the best parts of hardcore & math rock rolled up into one angry ball & still sounds as fresh as it did upon its release. A total, unquestionable, stone classic. RECOMMENDED!

>> EZRA COLLECTIVE – Where I’m Meant To Be 2LP/CD/CS (Partisan) *Black or Ltd. Orange Marble Vinyl Deluxe Edition w/ book – also includes signed print while supplies last!

This second full-length from London’s EZRA COLLECTIVE fits perfectly into the city’s flourishing jazz hybrid sound that blends in hip-hop and Afrobeat a la artists like KOKOROKO and NUBYA GARCIA. Featuring support from SAMPA THE GREAT and the director STEVE McQUEEN, among others. RECOMMENDED!

>> LES RALLIZES DÉNUDÉS – The Oz Tapes 2LP (Temporal Drift) *Ltd. Transparent Blue Vinyl

Oz was a Tokyo upstairs DIY art space that existed for only about a year in 1972/73. The now legendary band from Kyoto LES RALLIZES DÉNUDÉS was one of the house bands at the space & this is the first ever release of recordings that were made there. The tapes were recently discovered after having thought to be lost for almost 50 years. The previously released recordings all vary in sound quality & mostly exist in the lo-fi realm but these recordings sound pretty crisp all things considered. This is actually the first ever officially sanctioned release by the band & family members & there are more releases coming soon. A must have for fans & a great entry point for newcomers & fans of heavy psych ala HIGH RISE, FLOWER TRAVELLIN’ BAND, WHITE OUT etc… RECOMMENDED!

>> MOUNT KIMBIE – MK 3.5: Die Cuts/ City Planning 2LP/2CD (Warp) *Black or Ltd. Clear Vinyl

The latest project from UK duo MOUNT KIMBIE is really two projects, showcasing both sides of the group’s sound. Dom Maker’s Die Cuts is brighter and melody-driven, where as the Kai Campos-made City Planning is more textured and physical. An ambitious project from this duo that rewards deep listens. RECOMMENDED!

>> NINA NASTASIA – Riderless Horse LP (Temporary Residence) *Ltd. Color Vinyl – Now available on LP!

The great Nina Nastasia returns after a 12 year hiatus & we’re so happy she’s back. This is her first proper solo album & it deals with her grieving the suicide of her former partner, mental health issues & the ups & downs that we all have to deal with as adults sooner or later. Despite the heavy themes, the songs do have uplifting moments & a positive outlook or at least a resolve about the future. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

>> SPOON & ADRIAN SHERWOOD – Lucifer on the Moon: Spoon vs. On-U Sound LP (Matador)

Lucifer on the Moon is a companion album to SPOON’s 2022 LP Lucifer on the Sofa, a complete album rework courtesy of UK dub legend ADRIAN SHERWOOD. Joined with additional session work from On-U in-house players, Sherwood’s studio magic transforms Lucifer on the Sofa into a lush, extraterrestrial soundscape. RECOMMENDED!


ACACIA STRAIN – 3750 LP (Prosthetic) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

THE ADVERTS – Crossing the Red Sea With… 2LP (Fire) *Deluxe Edition

MONTY ALEXANDER – The Montreux Years 2LP (BMG) *180g, Remastered

>> ANSAMBL MILETA PETROVIĆAVeseli Romi LP (Radio Martiko)

ART MOORE – Art Moore LP (Anti-)

DANIEL AVERY – Ultra Truth 2LP/CD (Mute) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

IGGY AZALEA – The End of an Era 2LP (Empire) *Deluxe Edition – Ltd. Red/Blue/Purple Vinyl

BABY KEEM – The Melodic Blue LP (Columbia) *Finally available on vinyl!

STIV BATORS – Disconnected LP (Bomp) *Reissue – Ltd. Orange Vinyl

BEARINGS – Hello, It’s You LP (Pure Noise)

BIG JOANIE – Back Home LP (Kill Rock Stars) *Ltd. “Blue Seafoam” Vinyl

BIG K.R.I.T. – 4Eva N A Day 2LP (BMG) *Reissue – Ltd. Edition

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Abysmal LP (Metal Blade) *Ltd. Gold/Black Marbled Vinyl

THE BLUES BROTHERS – Briefcase Full of Blues LP (Friday Music) *Reissue – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

BOY HARSHER – Careful LP (Nude Club) *Repress – Ltd. Clear/Black Smoke Vinyl

>> BOY HARSHER – Lesser Man: Extended Version LP (Nude Club) *Repress – Ltd. Purple/Red Marbled Vinyl

>> BOY HARSHER – The Runner LP (Nude Club) *Repress – Ltd. White Vinyl

CORY BRANAN – When I Go Ghost LP (Blue Elan)

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE – Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities 2LP/CD (Arts & Crafts)

JAMES BROWN – Christmas Time LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

THE CHAMELEONS – Strange Times 2LP (Moochin’ About) *35th Anniversary – Ltd. Color Vinyl

LUKE COMBS – Growin’ Up LP (Columbia)

CROW – Crow By Crow LP (Sundazed) *Ltd. Green Vinyl

CROW – Crow Music LP (Sundazed) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

CROW – Mosaic LP (Sundazed) *Ltd. White Vinyl

CARLA DAL FORNO – Come Around LP (Kallista)

DJ BONE – Black Market EP 12″ (fabric)

IRIS DEMENT – Infamous Angel LP (Yep Roc) *30th Anniversary – Black or Ltd. Brown Vinyl

DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT – Noktvrn 2LP (Season of Mist) *Ltd. Moss Green Vinyl w/ Etched D-Side

DIJON – Absolutely LP (Warner)

EMINEM – Curtain Call 2 LP (Aftermath) *180g, 2LP w/ bonus tracks – Now available on vinyl!

FIRST AID KIT – Palomino LP/CD (Columbia) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive White Vinyl w/ poster (behind the counter) available while supplies last!

GHOST ORCHARD – Rainbow Music LP (Winspear) *Black or Ltd. Cream Vinyl

HILDUR GUÐNADÓTTIR & SAM SLATER – Battlefield 2042 (Soundtrack) 2LP (Lakeshore)

PJ HARVEY – B-Sides, Demos & Rarities 6LP/CD (Arts & Crafts)

HORSE LORDS – Comradely Objects LP (RVNG) *Black or Ltd. White Vinyl

BOBBY HUTCHERSON – Stick-Up! LP (Blue Note) *180g, Remastered – Tone Poet Series

BILLY JOEL – Live at Yankee Stadium 1990 LP/CD (Legacy) *3LP Box or 2CD w/ Blu-ray

JOJI – Smithereens CD (88rising)

CALEB LANDRY JONES – Gadzooks Vol. 2 LP (Sacred Bones) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

JUKEBOX THE GHOST – Safe Travels LP (Yep Roc) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

ALICIA KEYS – Santa Baby CD (Alicia Keys)

STEVE LACY – Gemini Rights LP (RCA) *Now available on vinyl!

THE LONE BELLOW – Love Songs For Losers LP/CD (Dual Tone)

JENNIFER LOPEZ – This is Me…Then LP (Epic) *20th Anniversary

NICK LOWE – At My Age LP (Yep Roc) *15th Anniversary – Ltd. Silver Vinyl

MAXIMO PARK – Our Earthly Pleasures LP (Warp) *15th Anniversary – Ltd. Silver Vinyl

JOHN MELLENCAMP – Scarecrow LP (Polydor) *180g DMM Half Speed Mastered

THE MENZINGERS – On The Impossible Past/ On The Possible Past 2LP (Epitaph) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Color Vinyl

>> TIFT MERRITT – Traveling Alone 2LP (Yep Roc) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Sage Vinyl

THE MIRACLES – A Soulful Christmas LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

>> 99LETTERS – Kaibou Zukan 2LP (Disciples)

NON PLUS TEMPS – Desire Choir LP (Post Present Medium)

OLD FIRE – Voids 2LP (Western Vinyl)

PAULINE OLIVEROS & JAMES ILGENFRITZ – Altamirage CS (Infrequent Seams)

>> OPERATION IVY – Energy LP (Hellcat) *Classic out of print for a few years & finally back in stock!

PHOENIX – Alpha Zulu CD (Glassnote) *Indie Exclusive Vinyl coming soon

THE PLATTERS – Classic Christmas LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

THE POLICE – Ghost in the Machine LP (A&M) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Picture Disc

PRINCE – The Hits 1 & 2 2LP (Legacy) *2022 Reissues, sold separately

SUZI QUATRO – Uncovered LP (Sun)

QUEEN – Queen II LP (Hollywood) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

R.A.M.B.O. – Defy Extinction LP/CD (Relapse) *Ltd. Neon Yellow Vinyl

STEVE REID – Odyssey of the Oblong Square LP (Soul Jazz) *Reissue – Ltd. Gold Vinyl

REVEREND HORTON HEAT – We Three Kings: Christmas Favorites LP (Yep Roc) *Ltd. Green Vinyl

>> GEORGE RILEY – Running in Waves LP (PLZ Make It Ruins)

WILLIAM SHATNER – Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. White Vinyl

TOM SKINNER – Voices of Bishara LP/CD (Nonesuch) *Drummer from THE SMILE and SONS OF KEMET

SLADE – Sladest LP/CD (BMG) *Reissue – Ltd. Splatter Vinyl1

SPICE GIRLS – Spiceworld 25 LP (Virgin) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl, Ltd. Picture Disc, or 2LP Ltd. Deluxe Edition

STEELY DAN – Can’t Buy a Thrill LP (Geffen) *180g, 50th Anniversary Edition

SUICIDE SILENCE – The Cleansing 2LP (Century Media) *Ultimate Edition w/ poster

SWING CATS – Rock-a-Billy Christmas LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Green Vinyl

DAVID SYLVIAN – Blemish LP (Universal) *180g, Reissue

TINARIWEN – Aman Iman: Water is Life 2LP (Craft) *180g, Reissue

TINARIWEN – Imidiwan: Companions LP (Craft) *180g, Reissue

TINARIWEN – Kel Tinariwen LP (Wedge) *Reissue

THE TRAMMPS – Christmas Inferno LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. White Vinyl

TROPICAL GOTHCLUB – Tropical Gothclub LP (Third Man) *Dean Fertita from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and THE DEAD WEATHER – Black or Ltd. Clear Vinyl

TURNOVER – Myself in the Way LP/CD (Run For Cover) *Ltd. Cream Vinyl

TYLER THE CREATOR – Scum Fuck Flower Boy 2LP (Columbia) *Back in stock!

HAROLD VICK – Steppin’ Out LP (Blue Note) *180g, Remastered – Tone Poet Series

JANE WEAVER – The Silver Globe LP (Fire) *Reissue – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

SCOTT WEILAND – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year LP (Rhino) *2022 Reissue)

THE WELCOME WAGON – Esther LP (Asthmatic Kitty) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl

AMY WINEHOUSE – Frank 2LP (Island) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl – Back in stock!

VARIOUS – Blues Christmas LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

VARIOUS – Psychobilly Christmas LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

VARIOUS – Psych-Out Christmas LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

VARIOUS – Punk 45: I’m a Mess! Punk 45s in the UK 1977-1978 2LP (Soul Jazz)

VARIOUS – Punk Rock Christmas LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Red/Green/White Splatter Vinyl

VARIOUS – Punk Rock Christmas 2 LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. White Vinyl

VARIOUS – Stranger Things 4 (Soundtrack) LP (Legacy) *Music from Season 4 including KATE BUSH’s “Running Up That Hill,” METALLICA’s “Master of Puppets,” and more – Now available on vinyl!

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Reckless Records 10/28/22 New Releases

Darkthrone – Astral Fortress


DARKTHRONE – Astral Fortress LP/CD (Peaceville) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

Here it is – the 20th album from the mighty DARKTHRONE. Astral Fortress follows the trend that began on 2016’s Arctic Thunder and continued through last year’s awesome Eternal Hails of traditional heavy metal, hard rock, and prog being incorporated into the band’s classic black metal sound. Despite the tongue-in-cheek cover art, this LP is much more warm and organic then you might expect from these legends if you’re only familiar with their early 90’s benchmarks. Nocturno Culto’s voice can’t reach the howling heights it once did on the classics from that era, but his ferocious bark – something like 60% LEMMY and 40% TOM WAITS – perfectly suits the swaggering doom ‘n’ blues he’s concocted here with longtime partner-in-crime Fenriz. It’s really just thrilling to hear these two geniuses follow their muse without any fear, even if it alienates the “true” metal heads. We swear when the 10-minute epic “The Sea Beneath The Sea” splits open and changes tempo halfway through, you might think you’re listening to STYX for a second. Don’t let that scare you away – this record is an instant classic. RECOMMENDED!

DRUGDEALER – Hiding in Plain Sight LP/CD (Mexican Summer) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Red Wine Vinyl

Third record from Michael Collins and DRUGDEALER works in the space of 70s LA, Laurel Canyon ease with a nice layer of pseudo cocaine sleaze. There’s some AOR funk a la BOZ SCAGGS, some acoustic soul in the LOGGINS & MESSINA vein, and some bright sunshine harmonies that can sound like early AMERICA. Featuring help from Tim Presley (WHITE FENCE), KATE BOLLINGER, and production work from MAC DeMARCO among others, this album comes RECOMMENDED.

GUIDED BY VOICES – Scalping the Guru LP/CD/CS (GBV Inc)

This compilation focuses on a really exciting era of GUIDED BY VOICES when they burst into the indie mainstream with great albums like Vampire on Titus & Bee Thousand & these tracks that were released on a handful of EPs. Those 7″s are long out of print & now they’ve been organized by Robert Pollard like a proper album. Some of these songs were (and still are) staples in their live show & it’s great to be able to have this stuff all in one place. RECOMMENDED.

HAMMERED HULLS – Careening LP (Dischord)

HAMMERED HULLS is a group from D.C. that features Alec Mackaye (IGNITION, THE FAITH, THE WARMERS), Mark Cisneros (CHAIN & THE GANG, THE MAKE UP), Mary Timony (HELIUM, AUTOCLAVE, WILD FLAG) & drummer Chris Wilson. Those of you hoping for sounds of 80s & 90s Dischord won’t be disappointed as there are nods at Alec’s other bands, FUGAZI & other Dischord greats. This is a really pleasant surprise! RECOMMENDED.

PALM – Nicks & Grazes LP/CD (Saddle Creek) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Orange Vinyl

The first album from Philly’s PALM since 2018’s Rock Island rewards the wait, building off their knotty, math-y compositions and shimmering pop sensibilities with more of a post-punk rumble, often sounding like early THIS HEAT in their discordant sonic palette. The songs on Nicks & Grazes aren’t tied together so much by a narrative theme as they are by purely sonic themes, blending in collage-like sounds with electro- punk instrumentation. Fans of the aforementioned THIS HEAT or peak ANIMAL COLLECTIVE will find lots to love here. RECOMMENDED!

THEO PARRISH – DJ-Kicks: Detroit Forward 3LP (!K7)

The 78th entry in the great DJ-Kicks series enlists the talents of the legendary THEO PARRISH. Focused on Detroit artists past and present, Detroit Forward captures the essence of the city’s music that follows a thread from jazz to Motown soul to downtempo house and techno. Like any good THEO joint, this stuff is lush, airy and absolutely beautiful. An essential mix that comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

2ND GRADE – Easy Listening LP (Double Double Whammy) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

Peter Gill’s 2ND GRADE project returns with this stunning collection of power pop jams: 16 tracks total and each catchier than the one before it. It can be easy for this type of music to veer quickly into pastiche or broad camp, but like Adam Schlesinger before him Gill clearly has a deep love for the genre and wants to do right by it by writing the most winsome hooks, riffs, and songs he can. Multiple listens reveal seriously sophisticated chord changes and unreal harmonies. There’s a legit Song of the Year contender here too: a short solo jazz guitar ballad called “Kramer In LA.” Seinfeld fans can probably guess what that one’s about based on the title, but if you listen to it without too many spoilers from us we promise it will wreck you. This is HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 

SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN – Headdress LP (Three Lobed) *20th Anniversary – Ltd. Purple Vinyl

In a barren field or a dense dark wood the presence of SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN can be felt. The same dark tribal elements that wrap themselves so tightly around early AMON DÜÜL. The humming of organs and the fragile bleats of whistles clamor around broken mutterings & chants in lost tongues. This calm then erupts into a steady groove akin to Alain Goraguer’s score for Fantastic Planet (La Planete Sauvage). They act as the more dynamic and altogether psych companion to the NO-NECK BLUES BAND. This record is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

WORM – Bluenothing LP/CD (20 Buck Spin) *Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl

The great Florida band WORM released Foreverglade earlier in the year & this EP is the follow up. They continue to mix death & doom in interesting ways & this one has some fascinating lead guitar playing & some symphonic moments. Great stuff. RECOMMENDED.

VARIOUS – Bound For Hell: On The Sunset Strip 2LP/CD (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. White Vinyl w/ 144 pg book!

21 Acts, 21 Tracks, & the sound of California Rock & Roll in the 80s. Call it Metal, call it glam, call it whatever you want. This raucous, rough & ready heavy guitar music is just as catchy & nasty as it was back then, with an emphasis on attitude & an ear for hooks. This stuff took over the radios & the clubs & defined the rock & roll scene for a decade. From Numero, so you know it’s well curated and RECOMMENDED!


ABRAXAS – Monte Carlo LP/CD (Suicide Squeeze) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl

APOLLO BROWN & GUILTY SIMPSON – Dice Game LP (Mello Music Group) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Splatter Color Vinyl

VIRGILIO ARMAS TRIO – De Repente LP (We Are Busy Bodies) *Remastered

ERYKAH BADU – Mama’s Gun 2LP (Music On Vinyl) *Import, 180g Reissue – Back in stock!

THE BANGLES – Ladies & Gentlemen… The Bangles! LP (Omnivore) *Pink Vinyl – 10 Bands One Cause

THE BEATLES – Revolver LP/CD (Apple) *2022 New Mix – Available as a single LP, 2CD, 5CD Super Deluxe, or 4LP Super Deluxe set. Indie exclusive LP with special tote bag also available while supplies last!

THE BLACK KEYS – thickfreakness LP (Fat Possum) *Pink Vinyl – 10 Bands One Cause

BLACK MATH HORSEMAN – Black Math Horseman LP (Profound Lore)

THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS – Dead Reckoning LP (Jealous Butcher) *Reissue – Ltd. Turquoise Vinyl

THE CASUAL DOTS – Sanguine Truth LP (Ixor Stix)

THE CHARLATANS UK – Live at Reading Festival 1992 LP (Then) *Ltd. Powder Blue Vinyl

CHAT PILE – God’s Country LP (The Flenser) *Ltd. White Vinyl – Back in print!

KELLY CLARKSON – When Christmas Comes Around… LP (Atlantic)

BILL CONVERSE – Take Parts LP (Dark Entries)

ALICE COOPER – A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris 2LP (Ear Music) *Ltd. Picture Disc

CRAVEN FAULTS – Live Works 2LP (Lowfold Works) *Ltd. 1000 – #’d Indie Exclusive Edition

CROSSES (+++)Day One 10” (Warner)

DAEVA – Through Sheer Will & Black Magic LP (20 Buck Spin) *Black or Ltd. Red w/ Black Splatter Vinyl

THE DAMNED – A Night of a Thousand Vampires: Live in London 2LP/CD (Ear Music) *Black or Ltd. Red Vinyl w/ poster

TOM DAWES – Elusive: The Tom Dawes Jingle Workshop LP (Modern Harmonic) *Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

DEAD CROSS – II (Glass Coffin) LP (Ipecac)

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – The Photo Album LP (Barsuk) *20th anniversary – Ltd. Clear Vinyl, single LP or 2LP Deluxe Edition

DEFLESHED – Grind Over Matter LP (Metal Blade) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

NEIL DIAMOND – A Neil Diamond Christmas 2LP/2CD (Capitol)

DINOSAUR JR. – Beyond LP (Baked Goods) *15th Anniversary – Ltd. Green & Purple Vinyl w/ bonus 7″

DOSS – 4 New Hit Songs 12” (Lucky Me) *Ltd. White Vinyl

DREADNOUGHT – The Endless LP (Profound Lore)

EYELIDS – Or LP (Jealous Butcher) *Reissue – Ltd. Sea Green Vinyl

LEE FIELDS – Sentimental Fool LP/CD (Daptone) *Black or Ltd. Orange Vinyl

FOO FIGHTERS – The Essential Foo Fighters 2LP (RCA)

FUTURE – I Never Liked You 2LP (Epic) *Now available on vinyl!

AOIFE NESSA FRANCES – Protector LP (Partisan) *Ltd. White vinyl

GHOST FUNK ORCHESTRA – A New Kind of Love LP/CD (Colemine) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Red Vinyl

SCOUT GILLETT – No Roof No Floor LP (Captured Tracks) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

GUIDED BY VOICES – Alex Bell/ Focus on the Flock 7″ (GBV Inc.)

SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE – Crazy Times LP (Universal)

HONEY HARPER – Honey Harper & The Infinite Sky LP (ATO) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

HEXX – Morbid Reality LP (Svart) *Reissue

HOAXED – Two Shadows LP/CD (Relapse) *Ltd. Blood Red Vinyl

INXS – The Swing LP (Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

INXS – Shabooh Shoobah LP (Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

JAWBOX – Live at Metro Chicago LP (Arctic Rodeo) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

JUNIOR BOYS – Waiting Game LP (City Slang) *Ltd. White Vinyl

ROLAND KIRK – Here Comes The Whistleman LP (Modern Harmonic) *Reissue – Ltd. Gold Vinyl

KYUSS – Blues For The Red Sun LP (Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. Gold Vinyl

LADY BLACKBIRD – Black Acid Soul 2LP (BMG) *Deluxe Edition

ALAN LICHT – Three Chords & a Sword: Solo Cover Versions 1998-2021 CD (Family Vineyard)

THE LIMIÑANAS – Electrified: The Best of the Limiñanas 2009-2022 2LP/2CD (Because)

DUA LIPA – Future Nostalgia LP (Warner) *Original version and 2LP “Moonlight Edition” both back in stock!

LORNA SHORE – Pain Remains 2LP (Century Media) *Ltd. White Vinyl

MAC DRE – Genie of the Lamp 2LP (Thizz) *Reissue – Ltd. Marble Vinyl

JONI MITCHELL – For The Roses LP (Rhino) *180g, Remastered

OTOBOKE BEAVER – Super Champon LP (Damnably)

DOLLY PARTON – A Holly Dolly Christmas 2LP (Butterfly) *Deluxe Edition – Ltd. White Vinyl

PHEW – Vertical Jamming LP (Disciples) *Remastered – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

PREOCCUPATIONS – Arrangements LP/CD/CS (Preoccupations) *Ltd. Chartreuse Vinyl

PRESS CLUB – Endless Motion LP (Lunchroom) *Ltd. Transparent Vinyl

THE PYRAMIDS – Penetration! Best of the Pyramids LP (Sundazed) *Ltd. Turquoise Vinyl

QUEEN – Queen LP (Hollywood) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

LOU REED – Transformer LP (RCA) *RSD Essential – Ltd. White Vinyl

RIVAL SCHOOLS – United By Fate LP (Run For Cover) *Reissue – Ltd. Red Vinyl

EMMA RUTH RUNDLE – Electric Guitar 2: Dowsing Voice LP (Sargent House) *Ltd. Red Vinyl


SEPULTURA – Against (BMG) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

SEPULTURA – Nation 2LP (BMG) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

SEPULTURA – Roorback 2LP (BMG) *180g, Half Speed Mastered

SET FIRE TO FLAMES – Sings Reign Rebuilder 2LP (13071) *Anniversary Edition w/ booklet

SEX PISTOLS – Never Mind the Bollocks… LP (Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. Neon Green Vinyl

SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – All Souls LP (Polydor) *180g

SLIFT – Levitation Sessions 2LP (Reverberation Appreciation Society) *Ltd Clear Smoke Vinyl

SOCCER MOMMY – Sometimes Forever LP (Loma Vista) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive Violet Vinyl – Back in stock!

REGINA SPEKTOR – Home, Before & After LP (Sire) *Ltd. Ruby Red Vinyl

SPONGE – Wax Ecstatic LP (Wargod) *Reissue – Ltd. Gold Vinyl

SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN – Headdress LP (Three Lobed) *20th Anniversary – Ltd. Purple Vinyl

SUNN O))) – Life Metal 2LP (Southern Lord) *Repress – Ltd. “Manifold” Color Vinyl

YANN TIERSEN – 11 5 18 2 5 18 2LP (Mute)

STANLEY TURRENTINE – Common Touch LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

TVAM – High Art Life LP (Invada) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

VIO-LENCE – Eternal Nightmare LP (Metal Blade) *Reissue – Ltd. “Bloody Flesh” Marble Vinyl

TOM WAITS – Alice 2LP (Anti-) *20th Anniversary – Ltd. Color Vinyl

FAYE WEBSTER – Car Therapy Sessions EP 12″ (Secretly Canadian) *Ltd. Walnut Brown Vinyl

WORLD PARTY – Egyptology 2LP (Seaview)

TRISHA YEARWOOD – The Sweetest Gift LP (MCA)

THE ZOMBIES – Odessey & Oracle LP (Varese Vintage) *RSD Essential – Ltd. Marble Teal Vinyl

VARIOUS – Brown Acid: The Fifteenth Trip LP (Riding Easy)

VARIOUS – House/Hausu (Soundtrack) LP (Waxwork) *Ltd. Splatter Vinyl w/ art print

VARIOUS – The Skippy White Story: Boston Soul 1961-1967 LP (Yep Roc)

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Reckless Records 10/21/22 New Releases

Arctic Monkeys – The Car


ARCHERS OF LOAF – Reason In Decline LP/CD (Merge) *Black or Ltd. Red/Purple Swirl “Peak Vinyl” Edition

It’s been nearly a quarter century since we last got a studio full length from indie titans ARCHERS OF LOAF, so it might be a bit of an understatement to say that we’re happy to have them back. New material that’s informed by both the band’s old songwriting and their maturing outlook. RECOMMENDED.

ARCTIC MONKEYS – The Car LP/CD/CS (Domino) *Black or Ltd. “Custard” Vinyl w/ tote bags & posters while supplies last!

The seventh album from these Sheffield boys is their first in a half decade, and the band picks up right where they left off, following the threads of sultry, soulful lounge singing they developed on both AM and Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Glamorous, velvet, string-laden and yet unsettled, this is perhaps the MONKEYS’ most enigmatic and gripping LP to date. RECOMMENDED.

JON BRION – Meaningless LP (Jealous Butcher) *Remastered – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

FINALLY, this long lost cult classic power pop album by JON BRION is back in print, newly remastered and available on vinyl for the first time ever. If you’re a fan of Jon’s iconic movie scores (Eternal Sunshine, Lady Bird, Magnolia…the list goes on and on) or his impeccable production work (most famously with FIONA APPLE, KANYE WEST, MAC MILLER… again, ON AND ON AND ON) and you’ve either never heard Meaningless or only caught it bootlegged on YouTube, then this is ESSENTIAL listening. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION POSSIBLE.

DRY CLEANING – Stumpwork LP/CD/CS (4AD) *Ltd. White Vinyl

Sophomore record from the London art-rock quartet DRY CLEANING, who immediately placed themselves at the front of the UK’s growing legion of poet-post-punks on their debut New Long Leg. The feel on Stumpwork is no different, contrasting the nervous cacophony of the band with lead singer Florence Shaw’s dry, dissociated vocal style. Taken in total, Stumpwork mirrors the alienation of late capitalism and the crumbling of failed urban life piling on top of each other. And yet the band finds harmony in the tight, cohesive playing, happy to push and pull between a deft rhythmic touch & a pummeling moment of noise. RECOMMENDED.

DUMA – Duma LP (Nyege Nyege Tapes)

DUMA is a duo that came from Nairobi’s metal underground. There was a lot of buzz about this release online back in 2020 & it’s finally available on vinyl. Somewhat terrifying sounding electronic/industrial noise with blown-out & fast “beats” with growling singing that sounds like it’s taken from a death metal album. Totally wild and RECOMMENDED!

JAMES MARLON MAGAS – Confusion is My Name LP (Midwich)

James Marlon Magas has made a lot of music under different names (LAKE OF DRACULA, COUCH, MAGAS etc…) but this is the first time he’s made anything under his full name & he’s gone ALL IN for this one. With help from a unique group of collaborators including Asia Argento, Miss Pussycat, Electronicat & Fred Lonberg-Holm, Magas has created his electronic, art-rock masterpiece & there’s even a little rap tune (!!) & some great artwork by Robert Beatty. Anyone
that’s been following Jim on his remarkable journey will recognize that it’s all be building to this. RECOMMENDED!!

NNAMDÏ- Please Have a Seat LP/CD/CS (Secretly Canadian) *Black or Ltd. Walnut Brown Vinyl

The Chicago multi-instrumentalist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya returns with his 2nd solo album. Nnamdi is a busy human, along with making his own records, he plays bass in LALA LALA, drums in the math rock group MONOBODY & also helps run Sooper Records. Please Have a Seat is another genre smashing album of art-pop/hip-hop with an overall really fun vibe throughout. Truly forward-thinking & unique stuff here. RECOMMENDED!

LOU REED – Words & Music 1965 LP/CD/CS (Light In The Attic) *Black or Ltd. Bright Yellow Vinyl – 2LP Deluxe Edition includes bonus 7″

1965 demos recorded by Lou Reed & John Cale that were kept sealed in an envelope that Reed mailed to himself as a “poor man’s copyright” & released for the very first time in 2022. The very first versions of “I’m Waiting For the Man”, “Heroin” & “Pale Blue Eyes” are included along with a number of previously unreleased recordings. Just typing that out almost seems unbelievable. The recording quality is surprisingly decent & it feels truly special to be able to hear these fly-on-the-wall style recordings of music that would become legendary. RECOMMENDED!

DAWN RICHARD & SPENCER ZAHN – Pigments LP (Merge) *Ltd. Blue “Peak Vinyl” Edition

Really cool collaboration between LA’s DAWN RICHARD and electronic producer SPENCER ZAHN, making textured ambient soul music with a mixture of synthesized and analog tones. The result lands somewhere between LOW, L’RAIN and the Int’l Anthem records by CARLOS NINO. Do not sleep on this one. RECOMMENDED!

TAYLOR SWIFT – Midnights LP/CD (Republic) *4 VARIANTS ON LP & CD: Ltd. “Blood Moon” Edition, Ltd. “Jade Green” Edition, Ltd. “Mahogany” Edition, and Ltd. “Moonstone Blue” Edition — Moonstone LP w/ Taylor Swift signed photo also available while supplies last!

Upon its announcement, the T.Swift faithful speculated that Midnights might be Taylor’s long-rumored “rock” album – and we have to admit, she almost had us fooled with this “Jade Tree circa 1997” looking cover art. Now it’s here and we think that the consistently gauzy and often disarmingly minimalist synth-pop vibe will make this really solid record slot in nicely on the shelf next to your SYLVAN ESSO and CHVRCHES LPs. In its darker moments it even sounds like a mainstream pop take on JOHNNY JEWEL’s classic Italians Do It Better sound. What more can we say? It’s good!


THE ALCHEMIST & CURREN$Y – Continuance LP (Empire)


ANAMANAGUCHI – Scott Pilgrim: The Game (Soundtrack) LP (ABKCO) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

ARMOR FOR SLEEP – Rain Museum LP (Equal Vision)

AUTHENTICALLY PLASTIC – Raw Space LP (Hakuna Kalula)

AZYMUTH – Fenix LP (Far Out) *Ltd. Flame Splattered Vinyl)

THE B-52’S – B-52’s/ Wild Planet/ Mesopotamia LPs (Warner) *Reissues – Indie Exclusive Splatter Vinyl

BASEMENT – Colourmeinkindness 2LP (Run For Cover) *10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – Ltd. Red Vinyl w/ etching

BEAK> – Kosmik Musik (Soundtrack) 10” (Invada)

BIBIO – Bib10 LP (Warp) *Black or Ltd. Gold Vinyl

BIRDLEGS & PAULINE – Birdlegs & Pauline LP (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. Baby Pink Vinyl

KATH BLOOM – It’s Just a Dream LP (ORG) *2022 Reissue

BRUTUS – Unison Life LP/CD (Sargent House) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Orange Vinyl w/ die-cut sleeve

CARDI B & MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP LP (Atlantic) *Back in stock! 4trks on Ltd. Drip Pink or Purple Vinyl

JOHNNY CASH – With His Hot & Blue Guitar LP (Sun) *Remastered

ALEX CHILTON – Feudalist Tarts LP (Bar None) *2022 Reissue

GEORGE CLINTON & P-FUNK- Live in Chicago 1989 LP (Trading Places)

COLD END – Metropolitan Jungle LP (Proxima) *2022 Reissue

FRANKIE COSMOS – Inner World Peace LP/CD/CS (Sub Pop) *”Loser Edition” Ltd. Color Vinyl

THE DAMNED – Damned Damned Damned LP (BMG) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – Color Decay LP (Solid State)

DIGABLE PLANETS – Blowout Comb 2LP (Modern Classics) *Repress – Ltd. Clear w/ Purple Center Vinyl

DJ RASHAD – Double Cup LP (Hyperdub) *Back in stock!

DOCTOR BIONIC – Animal Totem LP (Chiefdom)

EL-P – Fantastic Damage/ I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead LPs (Fat Possum) *2022 Reissues sold separately – Cancer 4 Cure also back in stock!

ENUMCLAW – Save The Baby LP (Fat Possum)

EXHUMED – To The Dead LP/CD (Relapse) *Ltd. Blood Red Vinyl

FAITH NO MORE – Sol Invictus LP (Ipecac) *Ltd. Silver Vinyl

FANIA ALL STARS – Live at the Cheetah Vol. 1 LP (Craft) *50th Anniversary – 180g, Remastered


FREE THROW – Those Days Are Gone LP (Wax Bodega) *Reissue – Ltd. Blue/Green Split Vinyl)

FUJIYA & MIYAGI – Slight Variations LP (Impossible Objects) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

DJIVAN GASPARYAN – I Will Not Be Sad In This World/ Moon Shines at Night LPs (All Saints) *Reissues

GIVEON – Give or Take LP (Epic)

GOAT – Oh Death CD (Rocket Recordings)


CARLY RAE JEPSEN – The Loneliest Time LP/CD (Interscope)

JEWEL – Freewheelin’ Woman LP (Crush Music)

CATE KENNAN – Arbitrary Dimension of Dreams LP (Post Present Medium)

KHRUANGBIN – Mordechai LP (Dead Oceans) *Back in stock!

KENDRICK LAMAR – good kid, m.A.A.d. city LP/CD/CS (Interscope) *10th Anniversary w/ black art

THE LIBERTINES – Up the Bracket 2LP/2CD (Rought Trade) *20th anniversary w/ bonus LP – Ltd. Red Vinyl

ABBEY LINCOLN – Straight Ahead LP (Candid) *180g, Remastered

TOVE LO – Dirt Femme CD (Pretty Swede)

LOS STRAITJACKETS – Jet Set LP (Yep Rock) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

LOS STRAITJACKETS – Rock En Espanol Vol. 1 (Yep Rock) *15th Anniversary – Ltd. Purple Vinyl

LUCKY DAYE – Candydrip 2LP (RCA)

LUNATIKA – Split Second Origins Pt. 1 & 2 LP (Bunker) *Both parts sold separately.

MADONNA – Erotica 12″ (Warner) *Ltd. Picture Disc

MEDICINE SINGERS – Medicine Singers LP/CD (Joyful Noise) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

CHARLES MINGUS – Presents Charles Mingus LP (Candid) *180g, Remastered

KYLIE MINOGUE – Impossible Princess 2LP (BMG) *25th Anniversary – Ltd. Opaque Orange Vinyl

MISS KITTIN & THE HACKER – First Album LP (Nobody’s Bizzness) *First LP reissue since 2001!

MY MORNING JACKET – MMJ Live Vol. 2: Chicago 3LP (ATO) *Live at the Auditorium Theater, 11/5/21

RACHIKA NAYAR – Heaven Come Crashing LP (NNA)

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Greatest Hits 2LP/CD (Primary Wave)

OBERGMAN – Akrobahn 12″ (Stilleben)

BIG JOHN PATTON – Oh Baby! LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

PATRIZIA PELLEGRINO – Automaticamore LP (Miss You) *Remastered

PINK FLOYD – Hey Hey Rise Up/ A Great Day For Freedom 2022 CD/7″ (Pink Floyd)

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – Exploding Head LP (Mute) *13th Anniversary – Red or Transparent Vinyl

CAROLINE POLACHEK – Billions/ Long Road Home 7″ (Perpetual Novice) *Ltd. Crimson Clear Vinyl

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Queens of the Stone Age LP (Matador) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl w/ original Frank Kozik art

RIBBON STAGE – Hit With the Most LP (K Records)

JONATHAN RICHMAN – The Modern Lovers ‘Live’ LP (Omnivore) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

RIVAL CONSOLES – Now Is 2LP (Erased Tapes)

RUBBLEBUCKET – Earth Worship LP (Grand Jury)

SIMPLE MINDS – Direction of the Heart LP (BMG) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

SLOAN – Steady LP (Yep Roc) *First Edition – Ltd. Deep Purple Vinyl

SNAP! – Madman’s Return 2LP (BMG) *30th Anniversary – Ltd. Color Vinyl

SPAIN – World of Blue LP (Shimmy Disc) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

OTIS SPANN – Otis Spann is the Blues LP (Candid) *180g, Remastered

TEGAN & SARA – Crybaby LP/CD (Mom+Pop) *Ltd. “Neapolitan” Vinyl w/ poster

WHITMER THOMAS – The Older I Get The Funnier I Was LP (Hardly Art) *1st Pressing – Ltd. Color Vinyl

MEGHAN TRAINOR – Takin’ It Back LP (Epic)

TROPICAL FUCK STORM & KING GIZZARD… – Satanic Slumber Party LP (Joyful Noise) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl

LOU TURNER – Microcosmos LP (Spinster)

TWAIN – Noon 2LP (Keeled Scales)

UJI – Timebeing LP (ZZK) *Ltd. Black & Opaque Silver Vinyl

VITREOUS HUMOR – The Vitreous Humor Self-Titled EP/ Live at Fireside Bowl LP (Earnest Jenning)

COLTER WALL – Western Swing & Waltzes LP (La Honda) *Repress – Ltd. Pink Vinyl

VARIOUS – Back to Mine 2LP (Back to Mine)

VARIOUS – Blue Note Re:Imagined II 2LP (Blue Note)

VARIOUS – Sounds to Make You Shudder! CS (Skin Graft)

VARIOUS – Studio One Women 2LP/CS (Soul Jazz) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

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Reckless Records 10/14/22 New Releases

Meat Wave – Malign Hex


MAMALEEK – Diner Coffee LP (The Flenser)

Similar to the excellent 2022 CHAT PILE album, this record by MAMALEEK finds the group moving into slightly new territory without straying from their metal roots too much. A bizarre mix of metallic sludge, noise rock & occasional swinging jazz beats drenched in demented distortion.

MEAT WAVE – Malign Hex LP (Swami)

After touring with Reckless faves HOT SNAKES a few years back the great Chicago band MEAT WAVE makes their Swami Records debut with Malign Hex. These guys have been crushing it for a number of years now & they’re one of the tightest bands. Nods at Chicago’s past with hints of TAR & JESUS LIZARD & some nods at their label bosses HOT SNAKES. RECOMMENDED!!

PHOTAY & CARLOS NINO – An Offering LP (International Anthem)

Gorgeous collaboration between drummer & Int’l Anthem mainstay CARLOS NINO and the great ambient composer PHOTAY, blending synths, lite percussive touches and manipulated sounds of strings, horns and voice (also a large list of collaborators). Beautiful pastoral work that stands with the best material in either’s catalog! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


ALTHEA & DONNA – Uptown Top Ranking LP (Survival)

ASHE – Rae LP (Mom & Pop) 

ASH RA TEMPEL – Join Inn: 50th Anniversary LP (Mg Art)

BLACK LIPS – Apocalypse Love LP/CD (Fire) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

BILL CALLAHAN – Ytilaer CD/CS (Drag City) *Vinyl coming soon!

CAN – Live in Cuxhaven 1976 LP/CD (Mute)


DREXCIYA – Neptune’s Lair LP (Tresor)


FUGAZI – Repeater LP (Dischord) *New Blue Vinyl pressing

VINCE GUARALDI – A Charlie Brown Christmas: Deluxe Edition LP (Fantasy)

MINOR THREAT – Minor Threat LP (Dischord) *New Silver Vinyl pressing

THE 1975 – Being Funny in a Foreign Language LP/CD (Dirty Hit)

PEARL JAM – Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 LP (Sony)

PEARL JAM – Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 LP (Sony)

PLAINS – I Walked With You a Ways LP/CD (Epitaph)

SAM PREKOP – Sparrow LP (Tal) 

THE PROMISE RING – Nothing Feels Good LP (Jade Tree) *25th anniversary

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – Return of the Dream Canteen LP/CD (Warner) *Ltd. Color, Deluxe or Black Vinyl

SKULLCRUSHER – Quiet the Room LP/CD (Secretly Canadian)

SAD LOVERS & GIANTS – Epic Garden Music LP (Radiation)

THE SMITHS – Louder Than Bombs LP (Sire)

SPACEMEN 3 – Recurring LP (Spaceage)

TAYLOR SWIFT – Reputation LP (Big Machine) *Picture Disc version back in stock!

TELEVISION – Marquee Moon LP (Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. Ultra Clear Vinyl

RYLER WALKER – So Certain EP (Husky Pants)

ZABRECKY – Seance! With Zabrecky LP (In the Red)

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Reckless Records 10/7/22 New Releases

Alvvays – Blue Rev


ALVVAYS – Blue Rev LP/CD/CS (Polyvinyl) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

Now with three LPs under their belt, it’s safe to say that ALVVAYS are a very consistent band – almost 40 songs in 8 years and not a bad one in the bunch. The name of the game here is still the excellent indie-pop they’ve built their rep on, but now with heavier guitar scuzz and some neat production tricks like the synth line on “Very Online Guy” (which feels to us almost like a 2022 update of KRAFTWERK’s “The Model”). Another draw is Molly Rankin’s lyrics – perfectly wry and poignant and ready to meet you where you’re at. It’s not hard to imagine ALVVAYS still cranking out great records like this one every few years a decade or two down the line, just like YO LA TENGO or TEENAGE FANCLUB. They have a big and bright future ahead of them, that’s for sure. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

BARTEES STRANGE – Farm To Table LP/CD (4AD) *Black or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl – Now available on physical formats!

This sophomore record from DC’s BARTEES STRANGE moves swiftly between gangly indie rock, processed R&B, lite lo-fi folk and large, sweeping pop anthems. This seems like a lot, but these sounds are ultimately made to cohere through BARTEES’ confident voice. On 4AD and RECOMMENDED!

CLEAR PATH ENSEMBLE – Solar Eclipse LP (Soundway)

Electronic jazz from New Zealand, inspired by 70s ECM, LALO SCHIFRIN soundtracks and lo-fi house. This is great atmospheric stuff off the Soundway label, with an appropriately loose, jammy feeling to it. A nice counterpoint to the improvised astral jazz-hop found here in the US. RECOMMENDED.

DUNGEN – En Är För Mycket Och Tusen Aldrig Nog LP/CD (Mexican Summer) *Black or Ltd. Burgundy Vinyl

The latest album from this long-running Swedish psych rock project (translated as One is Too Much and a Thousand is Never Enough) is their first since 2016’s excellent Haxan, and yet even with the large time gap the group hasn’t missed a beat. Pastoral motorik rhythms (is that possible?) merge with bright harmonies inspired by 60s psych pop, done in robust arrangements. For fans of KIKAGAKU MOYO, TEMPLES, GOAT, MOON DUO and all neo-psychedelia, this is RECOMMENDED!

KEIJI HAINO & SUMAC – Into this juvenile apocalypse… 2LP (Thrill Jockey) *Black or Ltd. Clear Vinyl

A fitting collaboration between Japanese noise legend KEIJI HAINO and experimental metal trio SUMAC. This is their third time working together, and the tumbling expressions of noise provide for some incredibly crisp and engaging heavy tones. RECOMMENDED.

AKIRA ISHIKAWA & COUNT BUFFALOES – Uganda: Dawn of African Rock LP (Mr. Bongo) *Ltd. Edition

1972 LP by the Japanese drummer Akira Ishikawa reissued in a fancy box by Mr. Bongo. This varies between hand drum beat passages to hard, bluesy psych rock like BLUES CREATION, FLOWER TRAVELLIN’ BAND to whacked-out fusion. Wild stuff! RECOMMENDED!


ACTION BRONSON – Cocodrillo Turbo LP/CD (Loma Vista)

BELOVED GHOULS – Terrorized/ Shocked 7″ (SideOneDummy)

BEYONCÉ – Renaissance 2LP (Columbia) *Now available on 180g vinyl w/ photo book & poster!

BIG CHEEKO – Block Barry White LP (Nature Sounds)

BLACKLAB – In a Bizarre Dream LP/CD (Nature Sounds)

BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN – Rolling Golden Holy LP/CD (37D03D) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

BROKEN BELLS – Into The Blue LP/CD/CS (Orchard) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Purple Vinyl

KENNY BURRELL – Kenny Burrell LP (Blue Note) *Tone Poet Series – 180g, Remastered

CARCASS – Heartwork: Ultimate Edition 2LP (Earache)

THE CARS – Candy-O LP (Elektra/Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

THE CARS – Panorama LP (Elektra/Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

TYLER CHILDERS – Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven? 3LP/3CD (RCA)

CHRISTIAN DEATH – Path of Sorrows LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Blue Haze Vinyl

CHRONOPHAGE – Chronophage LP/CD (Post Present Medium)

ERIC CHURCH – Desperate Man LP (EMI) *2nd Press – Ltd. Red Vinyl

ERIC CHURCH – Sinners Like Me LP (EMI) *3rd Press – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

DAEDALUS – Simmers Over CS (Dome of Doom)

DEATH GRIPS – No Love Deep Web LP (Harvest) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl w/ alternate cover

DISQ – Desperately Imagining Someplace Quiet LP (Saddle Creek) *Black or Ltd. Green & Blue Vinyl

WILLIAM DOYLE – Near Future Residence LP (Tough Love)

WILLIAM DOYLE – Dream Derealised LP (Tough Love)

WILLIAM DOYLE – Lightnesses I & II 2LP (Tough Love)

EASY LIFE – Maybe In Another Life LP (Island)

ENTOMBED – Morning Star LP (Threeman) *Remastered – Ltd. Orange Vinyl

ESMERINE – Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More LP (Constellation)

45 GRAVE – Sleep in Safety LP (Real Gone) *Ltd. Purple & Black Vinyl

MAXINE FUNKE – Pieces of Driftwood LP (Disciples)

EZRA FURMAN – All of Us Flames LP (Anti-) *Now available on vinyl!

GILLA BAND – Most Normal LP/CD (Matador)

GILLIAN CARTER – Salvation Through Misery LP (Skeletal Lightning) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

GRANT GREEN – Feelin’ The Spirit LP (Blue Note) *Tone Poet Series – 180g, Remastered

GRAVE LINES – Communion LP (New Heavy Sounds) *Ltd. Smoke Vinyl

HONEY & THE BEES – Love LP (Real Gone) *Remastered – Ltd. Honey Vinyl

INSTANT FUNK – Instant Funk LP (Salsoul) *Reissue – Ltd. Clear Red Vinyl

JUDAH & THE LION – Folk Hop N’ Roll 2LP (Round Hill) *Pink Vinyl – 10 Bands One Cause

KINKS – Face To Face / Kinda Kinks/ Kink Kontroversy/ Something Else LPs (BMG) *2022 Reissues, sold separately

PETR KOTIK – Plains at Gordium, Performed by Talujon LP/CD (Unseen Worlds)

LAMB OF GOD – Omens LP/CD (Epic)

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT – Liquid Tension Experiment 2 2LP (Magna Carta) *Ltd. Silver Vinyl

LITTLE BEAVER – Party Down LP (Real Gone) *2022 Reissue

MAHA – Orkos LP (Habibi Funk)

NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI – In The Spirit of Ntu 2LP (Blue Note)

MANEKA – Dark Matters LP (Skeletal Lightning)

JACK McDUFF – Live at Parnell’s 3LP (Soul Bank) *Remastered

MAC MILLER – Macadelic 2LP (Rostrum) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Silver Vinyl

MISSING BRAZILIANS – Warzone LP (On-U Sound) *Remastered – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

JONI MITCHELL – Blue LP (Rhino) *180g, Remastered

VAN MORRISON – His Band & Street Choir LP (Rhino) *Ltd. Turquoise Vinyl – Back in stock!

JESSICA MOSS – Galaxy Heart LP (Constellation)

OLD TIME RELIJUN – Musicking LP (K Records)

ROY ORBISON – King of Hearts LP (Sony) *RSD Essential – Ltd. Red Vinyl

PAILHEAD – Trait LP (Cleopatra) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Purple Vinyl

DOLLY PARTON – Home For Christmas LP (Legacy)

PEEL DREAM MAGAZINE – Pad LP (Slumberland) *Ltd. White Vinyl

PERE UBU – 390 Degress of Simulated Stereo: Ubu Live LP (Fire) *2022 Reissue

PUSHA T – It’s Almost Dry LP (G.O.O.D. Music) *Finally available on vinyl!

QWAZAAR & BATSAUCE – Bat Meets Blaine LP (Full Plate) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Red & Black Vinyl

JEANNIE C. RILEY – Harper Valley P.T.A. LP (Sun) *Mono – Remastered

ROCKNESS MONSTA – Ether Rocks LP (American B Boy)

ASHER ROTH & HEATHER GREY – Why’s It So Grey Out? 10″ (Pale Fire)

SAY SHE SHE – Prism LP (Karma Chief) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Pink Vinyl

WILL SHEFF – Nothing Special LP (ATO) *Ltd. “Eco-Mix” Vinyl

FRANK SINATRA – Christmas With Frank Sinatra LP (Legacy)

SLADE – Deluxe Crackers: The Christmas Party Album LP (BMG) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Color Vinyl

INDIGO SPARKE – Hysteria LP (Sacred Bones) *Black or Ltd. “Cloudy” Vinyl w/ bonus 7″

SPECIAL INTEREST – (Herman’s) House/ Follow Me 7″ (Rough Trade)

FRANKIE STEIN & HIS GHOULS – Introducing… LP (Real Gone) *Reissue – Ltd. Green Vinyl

TIM STORY – Rust Smudges CS (DAIS)

SUMMER SALT – Happy Camper LP (Cherry Lime)

SUN RA ARKESTRA – Living Sky 2LP/CD (Omni) *Deluxe Edition – LP includes Damon Locks art prints

SWELL MAPS – International Rescue LP (Alive!) *180g – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

T. REX – 1971 2LP (Demon)

TALKING HEADS Remain In Light LP (Elektra/Rhino) *Rocktober Edition – Ltd. White Vinyl

THIEVERY CORPORATION – Mirror Conspiracy 2LP (Primary Wave) – *RSD Essential – Ltd. White Vinyl

THIEVERY CORPORATION – Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi 2LP (Primary Wave) *RSD Essential – Ltd. Orange Vinyl

TINY BLUE GHOST – Between The Botanicals LP (Count Your Lucky Stars) *Ltd. Baby Pink Vinyl

TOWN MOUNTAIN – Lines In The Levee LP (New West) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive Orange Vinyl

UTOPIA STRONG – International Treasure LP (Rocket Recordings) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

VENOM – Black Metal LP (BMG) *40th Anniversary – Ltd. Silver & Black Splatter Vinyl

TOM WAITS – Blood Money LP (Anti-) *20th Anniversary – Ltd. Color Vinyl

JOHANNA WARREN – Lessons For Mutants LP (Wax Nine) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

ZETA – Todo Bailarlo LP (Skeletal Lightning)