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Reckless Records 6/18/21 New Releases


MAKI ASAKAWA – America No Yoru LP (Universal Japan)

Pricey but fantastic reissue of this 1986 album by the Japanese jazz icon Maki Asakawa. After years of making albums influenced by jazz & blues Asakawa started toying with the popular sounds of City Pop & American pop & R&B. Fans of the City Pop resurgence will want to check this out for sure.

MAKI ASAKAWA – Nothing at All to Lose LP (Universal Japan)

Pricey but fantastic reissue of this 1988 album by the Japanese jazz icon Maki Asakawa. After years of making albums influenced by jazz & blues Asakawa started toying with funkier sounds & then she met the former bass player of RUFUS Bobby Watson. He brought in most of the other RUFUS members & they made this slick 80’s funk album. Slick & smooth 80s funk with Asakawa’s smoky voice. Wild stuff.

BURIAL – Chemz / Dolphinz 12” (Hyperdub)

Will Bevan drops a burner of a 2-tracker here in 2021. A-side “Chemz” goes full high bpm UK garage, staying light, hooky & propulsive, while B-side “Dolphinz” is content to stay aquatic, drawing from underwater noise to create an otherworldly ambience. GET IT! THIS THING IS A FRICKIN HEAT-SEEKING MISSILE!!

NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS – Carnage LP/CD (Goliath)

Nick Cave & BAD SEEDS/DIRTY THREE member Warren Ellis have scored a number of films over the past decade or so & this is their first proper album as a duo away from THE BAD SEEDS. Cave’s lyrics are short story-like with spoken word passages at times with sparse arrangements & beats. This is probably most similar to the recent “Ghosteen” & the other more subdued Cave albums like “No More Shall We Part” & “Boatman’s Call” but there’s an experimental “looseness” that Ellis brings to the songs. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE.

GETTING THE FEAR – Death is Bigger: 1984-1985 LP (Dais) ltd. color or black vinyl

GETTING THE FEAR was a short-lived post-punk band from the UK that featured the rhythm section of SOUTHERN DEATH CULT which would go on to become THE CULT. G.T.F wrote rhythmic songs with some funk influence. Think early Rough Trade bands like A CERTAIN RATIO & ESSENTIAL LOGIC with a darker side. 

MISTREATER – Hell’s Fire LP (On the Dole)

The Swedish label On the Dole has been reissuing some killer stuff over the past few years & this first ever vinyl reissue of this early 80s Ohio metal album is probably our favorite. The band formed in a trailer park in a small town near Cleveland called Creston. They recorded & self released this absolute monster of an album & not surprisingly originals are difficult to come by. The album starts with a drum fill & then the band hits a big chord & their AMAZING guitarist launches right into a killer solo. Seriously this guy is prodigy level & we imagine he must have been hot shit in that small Ohio town. The vocals are melodic & memorable, reminding us of a mix of early MOTLEY CRUE, PENTAGRAM & of course the mighty BLACK SABBATH. Fans of underground proto-metal & acid friend hard rock MUST check this out. RECOMMENDED.

SQUAREPUSHER – Feed Me Weird Things CD/2LP + 10” (Warp) black or clear vinyl

Tom Jenkinson’s debut finally gets a nice, fancy-pants remaster on Warp. Originally released on APHEX TWIN’s Rephlex label in 1996, “Feed Me Weird Things” brought SQUAREPUSHER to a wide audience and remains a seminal work in 90s IDM and drum ‘n’ bass. Featuring an extra 10″ that contains the original Japanese bonus tracks!

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Strain, Crack & Break: Music From the Nurse With Wound List Volume 2 (Germany) LP (Finders Keepers)

Steven Stapleton has teamed up with Finders Keepers once again to bring us more gems from the legendary Nurse With Wound List, this time focusing on twelve lesser known German psychedelic, experimental, noise & prog gems. RECOMMENDED!


MARINA ALLEN – Candlepower LP (Fire)

ASHE – Ashlyn CD (Mom + Pop) LP scheduled for Fall 2021!


CRUMBSUCKERS – Life of Fear LP (Combat) ltd. color vinyl

EBONI BAND – Eboni Band LP (We Are Busy Bodies) remastered

MASAYOSHI FUJITA – Bird Ambience 2LP (Erased Tapes)

SPENCER KRUG – Fading Graffiti LP (Factor)

JERUSALEM – Jerusalem LP (Lion Productions) available again

JESS JOY – Patreearchy LP (Joyful Noise)

MAC MILLER – Swimming LP (Warner) back in stock

MAGGOT BRAIN magazine #5 (Third Man)

MOGWAI – ZeroZeroZero 2LP (Rock Action) white vinyl

THE OBSESSED – The Church Within LP (Century Media) ltd. color vinyl

ANNA FOX ROCHINSKI – Cherry LP (Don Giovanni) red vinyl

MELVIN SPARKS – I’m Funky Now LP (Tidal Waves)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Strum & Thrum: American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 LP/CD (Captured Tracks) back in stock

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AC/DC – Through The Mists of Time 12” (picture disc)

Air – People in the City 12” (picture disc)

Alestorm -Sunset On The Golden Age 2LP (belmont & wicker park only)

Alkaline Trio – From Here To Infirmary LP

Animal Collective – Prospect Hummer 12”

Anti-Flag – 20/20 Division LP

Mulatu Astatke – Mochilla Presents Timeless: Mulatu Astatke 2LP

AWOLNATION – Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders Live From 2020 LP

Chet Baker – Cool Cat LP (these shipped late & should be in next week)

Band Camino – 4 Songs by your buds in The Band Camino 12″

Bardo Pond – Volume One LP

Bardo Pond – Volume Two LP

Danny Barnes – Dirt on the Angel 2LP (Wicker Park only)

Beck – Hyperspace (2020) [Deluxe w/ Holographic Etching] LP 

Black Sabbath-  Heaven & Hell [Picture Disc] LP

Black Sabbath – Mob Rules [Picture Disc] LP

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Chippin In LP (these shipped late & should be in next week)

Tommy Bolin – Energy II 12”

Brainiac – Attic Tapes LP 

Brainiac –  From Dayton Ohio LP 

Brotha Lynch Hung & C-BO – Blocc Movement LP

Apollo Brown/Planet Asia/Gensu Dean/Guilty Simpson – Stitched Up & Shaken 12″

Bruisers – Bruisers Singles Collection 1989-1997 2lp

Buzzcocks – A Different Compilation LP

C-Murder/Boozie Badazz – Penitentiary Chances LP

Cabildos – Where Is The Cat? [Orange Color]] LP (Wicker Park only)

Canned Heat – Canned Heat Blues Band LP

John Carpenter/Dave Davies – Village Of The Damned Soundtrack LP

Chemical Brothers – Darkness That You Fear 12″

Chief Keef – Dedication [2LP Clear w/ Black Splatter] LP

Chief Keef – GlayToven [Glow in the Dark] LP

Cold War Kids – New Age Norms: The Complete Collection 3LP box set

Albert Collins with the Barrelhouse – Live LP

Larry Coryell – At The Village Gate LP

The Creation – In Stereo LP

Jim Croce – You Don’t Mess Around With Jim 12”

Me’Shell Cruz /Willie Colon – Celia y Willie LP

The Cure – Faith [Picture Disc] LP

Def Leppard – Live In Oxford LP

Deftones – Digital Bath (Telefon Tel Aviv Version)12” (picture disc)

Devo – Somewhere With Devo LP

Devo’s Gerald V. Casale – AKA Jihad Jerry & the Evildoers LP

Dirty Heads – Home: Phantoms of Summer Acoustic Sessions LP

Dirty Three – Ocean Songs Deluxe Edition (4LP box set) 

Doors – Morrison Hotel Sessions [2LP] LP

Kenny Dorham – Quiet Kenny LP mono

DVSN – Sept 5th LP (purple vinyl)

Echo & The Bunnymen – Live in Liverpool LP

Electric Wizard – Time To Die 2LP

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus LP (picture disc)

Engine Kid – Everything Left Inside 6LP box set

Escape The Fate – Chemical Warfare: B-Sides LP

Fàshiön – Pröduct Perfect LP

Ella Fitzgerald – Original Grooves: Ella in Berlin 12″

Fixx – Reach The Beach LP (belmont & wicker park only)

Flamin’ Groovies – Bucket of Brains 10″ (belmont & wicker park only)

Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin Companion LP

Black Francis – Abbabubba LP

Frankie & The Witch Fingers – Brain Telephone LP

Garbage – No Gods No Masters LP

Nubya Garcia  – SOURCE ≡ OUR DANCE LP

Howe Gelb – Hisser LP

Genesis – Live at Knebworth 1990 12”

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata: The 1984 Version LP

Glitch – Mob Drink the Sea / Drink the Sea (Ambient Version) 3LP

Goblin – Greatest Hits Vol. 2 1979-2001 LP

Ariana Grande – k bye for now (swt live) 3LP

Grateful Dead – Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 5/3/72 6LP box set

Al Green – Give Me More Love [Pink Color] LP

Groundhogs – Who Will Save The World? LP

Gruntruck – Push 2LP

David Grusin – Goonies Soundtrack (Picture Disc) LP

Half Japanese – I Guess I’m Living: The Charmed Life Tapes LP

Col. Bruce Hampton – Arkansas 2LP

Donny Hathaway – Donny Hathaway Live LP

Kristen Hersh – Wyatt At The Coyote Palace 2LP

High Pulp – Mutual Attraction Vol. 2 12″

Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey – Our Back Pages LP

Hooverphonic – A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular: Remixes 12”

Ben Howard – Variations Vol. 1 12″ (wicker park only)

I Don’t Know How But They Found me – Razzamatazz (B-Sides) [Picture Disc] 10″

Ihsahn – After 2LP

Incredible Bongo Band – Bongo Rock LP (silver vinyl)

Jaded Hearts Club – Live at the 100 Club LP

Sarah Jarosz – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For [B-Side Etching] 12″ (belmont & wicker park only)

Jeezy – Thug Motivation: The Collection [2LP] LP

Jefferson Airplane – Acid, Incense and Balloons: RSD Collected Gems From The

Golden Era Of Flight LP

Bobo Jenkins – My All New Life Story [Purple Splatter] LP

Elton John – Regimental Sgt. Zippo LP

Janis Joplin – Pearl [Picture Disc] LP

Juicy J – The Hustle Continues LP

Kinks – Percy (50th Anniversary Picture Disc) LP

Fela Kuti – Open & Close LP (color vinyl)

L7 – Beauty Process: Triple Platinum LP

La Femme – Runway 12”

Lady Gaga – Chromatica LP (new dover art)

Harold Land – Westward Bound!LP

Mark Lanegan Band –  Here Comes That Weird Chill 12”

Daniel Lanois – Heavy Sun LP

Lemonheads – Hate Your Friends LP (yellow vinyl) 

Linkin Park – Meteora 2lp blue vinyl

Kenny Loggins – At The Movies LP

Kenny Loggins – Outside from the Redwoods LP

London Suede – Love and Poison LP

Love Spit Love – Trysome Eatone LP

Lupe Fiasco – HOUSE LP

Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor Series 4LP box set

Majid Jordan-  Majid Jordan 2LP blue vinyl

Parker McCollum – Pretty Heart LP (wicker park only)

Tim Mcgraw &Tyler Hubbard -Undivided (Live Acoustic) 12″

Maria McKee – High Dive 2LP

Maria McKee – Live In Hamburg 2LP

Merkules – Apply Pressure LP

Jim Messina & His Jesters -The Dragsters LP

Joni Mitchell – Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1 (1963-1967) LP

Thelonious Monk – Palo Alto: The Custodian’s Mix LP

Morricone Youth – Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (Original re-score) LP

Motörhead & Girlschool – St Valentine’s Day Massacre 10″ picture disc

Nada Surf – Cycle Through 12″

Me’Shell NdegéOcello – Peace Beyond Passion 2LP

Negative Approach – Tied Down Demo LP

Negative Space – Hard, Heavy, Mean & Evil LP

Neon Christ – 1984 LP William from Alice in Chains early hardcore band

Noctorum – Sparks Lane LP

Notorious B.I.G. – Biggie Duets: The Final Chapter 2LP

O.A.R. – Stories Of A Stranger LP

Conor Oberst – Ruminations (Expanded Edition) LP

Ocean Colour Scene – Saturday LP

Oh Sees – Chapel SF 10/2/19 2LP

Oneohtrix Point Never – Betrayed In The Octagon [Crystal Clear] LP

Oneohtrix Point Never – Drawn and Quartered [Off White] LP

Oneohtrix Point Never – Fall Into Time [Transparent Olive] LP

Oneohtrix Point Never – Russian Mind [Metallic Silver] LP

Oneohtrix Point Never – Zones Without People [Transparent Purple] LP

Opeth – Morningrise LP

Orange Goblin – Eulogy For The Damned LP

Robert Palmer – Sneaking Sally Through The Alley LP

Pepper – In With The Old LP color vinyl

Pere Ubu – 390 Degrees of Simulated Stereo LP

Perfume Genius IMMEDIATELY Remixes 2LP

Lee Perry “The Upsetter” presents – Roast Fish, Collie Weed, Cornbread LP

Perry,Mark Snappy Turns LP

Tom Petty – Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture She’s

the One) LP

Robert Plant – Live at Knebworth 1990 LP

Police – Live! Vol. 1: Boston 1979 LP 

Police – Live! Vol. 2: Atlanta 1983 LP 

Iggy Pop – Live At The Channel Boston 1988 LP

Precious Bryant – Fool Me Good LP

Prince – The Truth LP 

Psycheground Group – Psychedelic & Underground Music [Red Vinyl] LP (Wicker Park only)

Salah Ragab & Cairo Jazz Band – Egyptian Jazz 2LP

Rage Against The Machine – Battle of Mexico City 2LP

Joey Ramone – Don’t Worry About Me [Pink & Black Splatter] LP

Raven – Back to Ohio Blues LP

Raybeats – The Lost Philip Glass Sessions LP

Renaldo & The Loaf Long Time Coming: Live In Vienna 2LP (belmont only)

Replacements – Pleasure’s All Yours: Pleased to Meet Me Outtakes &

Alternates LP

Residents – Leftovers Again!?! LP

Jonathan Richman – Having A Party With Jonathan Richman LP

Round Robin and Brimstone – Round Robin and Brimstone LP

Schoolly D – The Real Hardcore 12″

Senses Fail – Let It Enfold You LP

Sigh – Heir To Despair LP

Sleeping With Sirens – How It Feels To Be Lost (Deluxe) 2LP (belmont & wicker park only)

Slum Village -Fantastic Volume II: 20th Anniversary Edition 2LP

Sly & Robbie VS Roots Radics Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs. Roots Radics LP

Giuliano Sorgini – Under Pompelmo [Pink Color] LP (Wicker Park only)

Paul Edward-Francis – Blood of Zeus Soundtrack LP

Harry Gregson-Williams/ John Powell – Shrek Soundtrack LP

Jeff Russo – Umbrella Academy, Season 2 Soundtrack LP

Steely Dan – Everything Must Go LP

Steely Dan – Two Against Nature LP

Stillwater – Stillwater Demos EP

Joe Strummer- Junco Partner (Acoustic) [Picture Disc] 12″

Struts – Strange Days LP

Stryper – God Damn Evil LP

Styx – Same Stardust EP 

Sublime – Sublime Meets Scientist & Mad Professor Inna L.B.C. LP

Suicide – Cheree 10″ 

Super Furry Animals – Ice Hockey Hair 12”

Supergrass – Going Out [Burgundy & Silver] 12″

Sword – Age of Winters: 15th Anniversary Edition LP (purple vinyl)

Tangerine Dream – Live In Reims Cathedral (Stained Glass Picture Disc) LP

Tears for Fears – Live At Massey Hall: Toronto Canada 1985 2LP

Texas & Wu-Tang Clan – Hi 12″

Pat Thomas – Stage Two LP  (these shipped late & should be in next week)

Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere LP (loop only, sadly it looks like the belmont and wicker park copies were lost in transit & we’re not sure if they’ll ever show up)

Tom Tom Club The Good The Bad And The Funky LP

Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston LP

Triumph – Allied Forces 40th Anniversary 2LP box set w/ 7” (wicker park only)

Tune-Yards – W H O K I L L LP

Twenty One Pilots – Location Sessions 12″

William Tyler – New Vanitas 12″

U2 – Fire (40th Anniversary Edition)12” picture disc (belmont only. Some of these got lost in transit but we should get more next week. Place special orders if you want one)

UFO – Mother Mary/This Kid’s 10″

Uriah Heep – Magician’s Birthday LP

Various Artists – Above The Rim Soundtrack 2LP

Various Artists – Chicago/The Blues/Today! 3LP

Various Artists – Dedicated To You: Lowrider Love LP

Various Artists – Demoitis Volume 1 LP

Various Artists – Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia Live In San

Francisco 1973 2LP

Various Artists – Having A Party: Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day LP

Various Artists – Hillbillies In Hell: Volume XII LP

Various Artists – I Mean Alarmed: The Toulon-Pedro Connect LP

Various Artists – Jazz Dispensary: The Dank D-Funk Blend, Vol. 2 LP

Various Artists – Ladies Choice: The Pen Of Swan Records LP

Various Artists -Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Soundtrack LP (wicker Park only)

Various Artists – Other Music Soundtrack [LP+DVD] 

Various Artists – Penrose Showcase Vol. 1 LP (w/ slipmat)

Various Artists – Pin-Up Girls : Not Easy To Get LP

Various Artists – Psych France Volume 7: Seventies LP

Various Artists – Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter 2LP

Various Artists – The Rough Guide To Blues Behind Bars LP

Various Artists – The Rough Guide To Booze & Blues LP

Various Artists – The Rough Guide To Gamblin’ & Ramblin’ Blues LP

Various Artists – Sassy & Strong: Forgotten Sides From Nashville’s Finest

Ladies LP

Various Artists – Songs For You, Vol. 1 LP compilation spotlighting black artists that benefits black-owned record stores

Various Artists – Soul Slabs Vol. 3 LP

Various Artists – Tribute to Repo Man LP

Various Artists – Truth To Power Project LP 

Vast – Music For People LP

Verlaines – Live at the Windsor Castle, Auckland, May 1986 2LP

Arthur Verocai – Mochilla Presents Timeless: Arthur Verocai 2LP

M Ward -.End of Amnesia (20 Year Anniversary Remaster) 2LP

Warpaint – The Fool (Andrew Weatherall Mix) LP

Wasted Youth – Reagan’s In LP (color vinyl)

The Who – Face Dances: 40th LP

Jonathan Winters Unearthed 3LP (wicker park only)

Wipers – Youth of America: Anniversary Edition 1981-2021 2LP

Wire – PF456 Deluxe 2×10″ W/ book

Link Wray – Sings And Plays Guitar LP

Steve Wynn – Dekād: Rare & Unreleased Recordings 1995-2005 2LP

Pete Yorn – Pete Yorn Sings The Classics LP

Warren Zevon – Preludes 2LP

Zombies – Oddities & Extras LP

7”s & misc

Beatles – Yellow Submarine Portfolio Crosley Turntable 

Blind Boys of Alabama – I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free 7″

Cautious Clay – Prototype 3000 7″

Suzanne Ciani – Xenon 7” (wicker park only)

Czarface/MF Doom Meddle With Metal 3″ Vinyl

Desmond Dekker – King Of Ska: Beverley’s Records Ska Singles (7×10” box set)

Steve Earle & The Dukes/Justin Townes Earle – The Saint of Lost Causes 7″

Gun Club – Ruby Sessions 7″

Haim feat. Taylor – Swift Gasoline 7″

Hu – Sad But True & Wolf Totem 7” (picture disc) (belmont & wicker park only)

Integrity – Cradle To The Grave 7″

Motley Crue – 40 Years (5XTAPE box set) (belmont & wicker park only)

Mudhoney/Meat Puppets – Warning 7″ (these all went to the loop, feel free to ask to have one sent to your preferred store)

Keith Richards – Wicked As It Seems Live 7”

Masahiko Sato – Belladonna 7” 

Urban Renewal Project – Posse Comitatvs #1: Border’s Edge 7″ w/ comic (belmont & wicker park only)

Various Artists – Wow No Cow 7” 


Ariana Grande – k bye for now (swt live) 2CD (belmont & wicker park only)

Sublime – Sublime Meets Scientist & Mad Professor Inna L.B.C. CD

(belmont & wicker park only)

Various Artists – Ladies Choice: The Pen Of Swan Records CD (wicker park only)

Link Wray – Sings And Plays Guitar CD (belmont & wicker park only)

Pete Yorn – Pete Yorn Sings The Classics CD (wicker park only)

June 12th titles that have been bumped to July 17

Michel F. April Dead by Daylight soundtrack LP

Beastie Boys Aglio E Olio [180 Gram Clear] LP

Jenny Beth BBC Session LP

Harold & Maude Soundtrack [Cat Stevens/Yusuf] LP

Don Davis Matrix–Complete Edition [3LP Glitter Infused Green]

Bill Evans Behind the Dykes LP

Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew Miller In Harmony LP

King’s X Please Come Home… Mr. Bulbous [Yellow Color] LP

King’s X Tape Head [Transparent Pink] LP

Lamb of God As The Palaces Burn [Red Splatter] LP

Peggy Lee World Broadcast Recordings 1955, Vol. 1 [Color

Vinyl] LP

M.T.B. (Mehldau/Turner/Bernstein) Consenting Adults [2LP] LP

John Martyn The Church With One Bell [180 Gram Half Speed] LP

Michael Schenker Group Group Live at the Manchester Apollo 1980 [2LP] LP

People Under The Stairs Soundtrack[Don Peake] LP

Suzi Quatro Live & Kickin (2021 Mix) [2LP] LP

Rolling Stones Hot Rocks (50th Anniversary Edition) [2LP 180 Gram Yellow] LP

Selecter Live in Coventry 1979 [Clear Vinyl] LP

Slightly Stoopid Live at Roberto’s Tri Studios 4LP

Small Faces Complete Greatest Hits LP

T.A.T.U. 200 KM/In the Wrong Lane LP

Ultravox Vienna (Steven Wilson Remix) [2CD] CD

Ultravox Vienna (Steven Wilson Remix) [2LP] LP

Various Artists Willie Nelson American Outlaw (Live At Bridgestone Arena 2019)LP

War Vinyl 1971-1975 5LP box set

Amy Winehouse Remixes [2LP Yellow & Blue Color] LP

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Reckless Records 6/4/21 New Releases


DEAD BOYS – Young Loud & Snotty LP (Jackpot) remastered on color vinyl

This punk classic is available once again on limited color vinyl, remastered from the original tapes courtesy of Jackpot records. We have a number of  “punk 101” LPs in the racks & this one featuring Stiv Bators & Cheetah Chrome is one of them. RECOMMENDED!

HAILU MERGIA – Tezeta LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)

What an amazing discovery by Awesome Tapes From Africa! Mostly unknown outside of Ethiopia until only recently, “Tezeta” was the debut release by Hailu Mergia & the Walias Band originally released on cassette in 1975. The recordings are slightly lo-fi but the songs are fantastic. Fans of Hailu Mergia & classic Ethic jazz in general must hear this. RECOMMENDED!

RYLEY WALKER – Course in Fable LP (Husky Pants) now on vinyl!

It’s been a whirlwind few years for Chicago ex-pat & our friend Ryley Walker. After years of battling addiction, he managed to get clean while being almost nakedly open about his experience in interviews. Free of his label, Ryler decided to spend his down time while he couldn’t tour by starting a new label to host his music & music made by his friends. Ryley

seems to be almost reborn & “Course In Fable” might be his strongest & most unique album yet. He’s pretty open about his love of British prog on his hilarious Twitter posts & there’s a lot of influence from prog legends GENESIS, the Canterbury Scene & 90s indie rockers like Jim O’Rourke. The album was recorded by another former Chicagoan, John McEntire of TORTOISE/SEA & CAKE et al. Congrats to Ryley & his bright future! RECOMMENDED.

ADRIAN YOUNGE – American Negro LP (Jazz is Dead)

Big 26-track record from the retro-soul practitioner ADRIAN YOUNGE, articulating the long, tragic and very “American” history of black oppression in the United States by exploring the psychological footprint left on the minds of black and white people alike. Heady stuff that still keeps the hazy, symphonic sound of his earlier material. On YOUNGE’s own Jazz Is Dead  

label and RECOMMENDED.


BEHERIT – Drawing Down the Moon LP (Kvlt) classic black/death metal back in print!

MIKE COOLEY, PATTERSON HOOD & JASON ISBELL – Live at Shoals Theater 4LP (Thirty Tigers)

JAPANESE BREAKFAST – Jubilee LP/CD/TAPE (Dead Oceans) limited color or black vinyl

MF DOOM – MM FOOD LP (Rhymesayers) back in print on limited color vinyl!

MIZMOR & ANDREW BLACK – Dialetheia LP (Gilead Media)

MNDSGN – Rare Pleasure LP (Stones Throw) 

LIZ PHAIR- Soberish LP (Chrysalis) indie only color vinyl with signed print while supplies last! Regular vinyl & CD will be in early next week

RED FANG – Arrows LP (Relapse) limited color vinyl

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Strong Love: Songs of Gay Liberation 1972-81 LP (Chapter Music)

RISE AGAINST – Nowhere Generation LP/CD (Loma Vista) indie only color or deluxe w/ bonus 7”

ROSTAM – Changephobia LP/CD (Matsor Projects)

STROKES – Room on Fire LP (RCA) back in stock!

WIPERS – Wipers aka Tour 1984 LP (Jackpot) remastered on color vinyl

WOLF ALICE – Blue Weekend LP (RCA)

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Reckless Records 5/28/21 New Releases


BLACK MIDI – Cavalcade LP/CD (Rough Trade) black vinyl or limited picture disc

These London lads had certainly built up quite a bit of anticipation for the follow-up to their 2019 debut “Schlagenheim”… and folks? They deliver. “Cavalcade” is certainly more structured (though no less frenetic) than its predecessor, building not from improvisation but more from tight prog compositions that touch on jazz fusion, folk-pop and even crooner ballads. Still, the band remains essentially noisy, pulling from HENRY COW, BOREDOMS, LIGHTNING BOLT and even a bit of John Wetton / Bill Bruford-era KING CRIMSON to make one of the best experimental rock records of the young decade so far. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

CAN – Live in Stuttgart 1975 3LP/2CD (Mute) orange vinyl

“Live in Stuttgart 1975” is the debut release in a planned series of live albums by the legendary German group CAN. This recording is a remaster of a semi-legendary bootleg supervised by keyboardist Irmin Schmidt. Five long-form instrumental jams recorded just after the release of “Landed.” Considering the era this recording sounds pretty darn good. RECOMMENDED!

CZARFACE & MF DOOM – Super What LP/CD (Silver Age)

SUPER WHAT? The final collaboration between Hip Hop’s Greatest Super Villains, the Metal Face Despot & the Villainous Hero Czarface. The two acts have committed great capers, both together & separately, leaving the Rap world shaking in fear as the dastardly rhyme evil-doers destroy beat after booming beat with the technical wizardry only available in a world defined by four colors on the page. Here in your hands, listeners, you hold the last living crimes of MF DOOM, the greatest villain!


LOSCIL – Clara LP/CD (Kranky)

Scott Morgan returns with his fantastic LOSCIL project for the 2021 album “Clara.” Morgan sourced the album from just a 3 minute recording of an orchestra & Budapest & manipulated it into 10 beautiful tracks & drone washes, some Badalamenti esque/Lynchian pieces & electronic cut-ups that make for a truly beautiful listen. RECOMMENDED.

MUSTAFA – When Smoke Rises LP/CD (Regent Park Songs) black or limited green vinyl

Toronto-based poet MUSTAFA AHMED has also dipped his toes into songwriting, crafting airy-yet-cathartic pop and folk music that incorporates tasteful electronic arrangements and focuses on the struggles of grief and daily life for black people (and black immigrants) in Canada. Featuring support work from both JAMIE XX and SAMPHA, this still stands alone as a fully realized debut. Really nice stuff on MUSTAFA’s own Regent Park Songs label.

PORTAL – Avow LP/CD (Profound Lore)

The dark & mysterious Australian death metallers PORTAL returns with their sixth album. PORTAL’s music has always been technical & complex but there’s always enough to grab into to stop you from totally falling into their abyss. These guys are still one of the most unique metal bands going. RECOMMENDED.

REIGNING SOUND – A Little More Time With Reigning Sound LP/CD (Merge) limited “Peak Vinyl” yellow & green swirl

The first album from REIGNING SOUND since “Shattered” in 2014 rewards the wait, showcasing their signature blend of garage and Americana with arrangements that are fairly lush (pedal steel, cello, Hammond organ). A welcome return for these guys on Merge.


ASSAULT & BATTERY – Complete Session, May 1981 LP (Alona’s Dream)

CAAMP – Live from Newport Music Hall LP (Mom + Pop) limited coke bottle clear vinyl

DUNGEN – Ta Det Lugnt 2LP (Subliminal Sounds) limited splatter vinyl reissue

EVIL I – Official Bootleg – 1983 LP (Alona’s Dream) limited green vinyl

DONALD FAGEN – Nightfly LP (Warner)

GHASTLY – Mercurial Passages LP black or color vinyl

GREEN DAY – Nimrod LP (Reprise) 

HIDE – Interior Terror LP (Dais) limited color of black vinyl

DALE JENKINS – Undesirable Element (Got Kinda Lost)

LES RALLIZES DENUDES – France Demos LP (Take Acid it Is)

MADVILLAIN – Madvillainy 2LP (Stones Throw) finally available again!

MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE – fabric Presents Danilo Plessow 2LP (fabric)

MUSLIMGAUZE – Narcotic LP (Staalplaat) 

PARAMORE – Riot! LP (Fueled by Ramen) silver vinyl reissue

PORTER ROBINSON – Nurture 2LP (Mom + Pop) clear vinyl

TAYLOR SWIFT – Evermore LP (Republic) green vinyl

TŌTH – You & Me & Everything LP (Northern Spy) limited white vinyl

KANYE WEST – Ye LP (Def Jam) back in print!

V/A – Indaba Is 2LP (Brownswood)

V/A – JUGOTON FUNK VOL. 1 LP (Everland)

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DRAB MAJESTY – Unarian Dances 12”EP (Dais) clear or black vinyl

DRAB MAJESTY – Unknown to the I 12”EP (Dais) clear or black vinyl

First ever vinyl reissues of these EPs that were originally released on cassette in 2012 and 2015. Dark but melodic shoegaze with some gothic tendencies that reminds us of CATHERINE WHEEL, PALE SAINTS & early CAPTURED TRACKS releases.

FACS – Present Tense LP/CD (Trouble in Mind) limited “cheeto” orange or black vinyl

Chicago’s FACS continue to push themselves to explore new territory on the 2021 album “Present Tense.” Like their other albums, there’s plenty of studio trickery & experimentation but in many ways, this might be their most straight-ahead & accessible record yet. The band is known for their brutalist post-punk style but there are some really catchy moments on this with a chorus on “Strawberry Cough” that even reminds of JAWBOX. Alianna, Brian & Noah have brought it once again & OF COURSE WE RECOMMENDED THIS!

MDOU MOCTAR – Afrique Victime LP/CD (Matador) limited purple or black vinyl

Yes!! Niger’s foremost Tuareg guitar wizard MDOU MOCTAR follows up 2019’s bracing & psychedelic “Ilana: The Creator” with another sterling collection of music that has one foot planted in expansive heavy psych and the increasingly vital scene of Agadez’s desert blues. “Afrique Victime” is heavier (and honestly a bit more glammy) than its predecessor, drawing from “Physical Graffiti”-era ZEPPELIN and HAWKWIND, but there’s also quite a bit of stylistic variance to be found with acoustic numbers and more field recorded ambience, and these excursions provide MOCTAR both an excuse to show off his multifaceted skills and explore more political issues of women’s rights, racial inequality & African solidarity. This is a ripper. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


DOUG CARN – Revelation LP (Real Gone) color vinyl reissue

DUCKS LTD. – Get Bleak LP (Carpark) clear vinyl

ELKKA – Euphoric Melodies 12” (Technicolor)

FIDDLEHEAD – Between the Richness LP (Run For Cover) two different vinyl colors


KHRUANGBIN – Mordechai Remixes 3: One to Remember 12” (Dead Oceans)

KISHI BASHI – Emigrant LP (Joyful Noise)

LORD HURON – Long Lost LP/CD (Republic)

MY BLOODY VALENTINE – m b v LP (Domino) reissue w/ deluxe tip-on gatefold sleeve

GRUFF RHYS – Seeking New Gods LP/CD (Rough Trade) green vinyl

SPIRITUALIZED – Lazer Guided Melodies LP (Fat Possum) white vinyl back in stock

ST. VINCENT – Daddy’s Home LP (Loma Vista) indie only w/ alternate cover back in stock

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Pirate’s Choice, Vol. 2 LP (Studio One)

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PHOEBE BRIDGERS – Copycat Killer EP (Dead Oceans) black or “mountain blast” color vinyl

Phoebe Bridgers continues to ride the insane wave that she’s been on since early 2020 that included massive critical & fan acclaim for her album “Punisher” & an appearance on SNL that seemed to anger a lot of rock dads. “Copycat Killer” is an EP of some of her most adored songs with string arrangements by Rob Moose who has worked with Taylor Swift & BON IVER to name a few. RECOMMENDED.

THE CHILLS – Scatterbrain LP/CD (Fire) limited blue marbled vinyl

One of the great Dunedin, NZ bands returns for their fourth album since their 2013 reforming, and Martin Phillipps & co. keep it sharp with some guitar pop that’s both concisely written and lushly produced, and harkening to the sounds of Flying Nun counterparts THE CLEAN and THE VERLAINES, as well as some CLIENTELE.

ROB FRYE – Exoplanet LP (Astral Spirits)

“Exoplanet” is the debut solo album from the Chicago musician Rob Frye who you’ve likely seen around town playing with BITCHIN BAJAS, CAVE & a variety of jazz ensembles. Frye is a talented multi-instrumentalist who loves the outdoors & the quote on the hype sticker “nature reveals hidden realms of knowledge, even on our mysterious home planet” says a lot about where he’s coming from. This is a wonderful mix of jazz, free jazz, fusion & kosmische featuring a talented group of collaborators including his BITCHIN BAJAS band mates, Ben Lamar Gay, Macie Stewart of OHMME & more. RECOMMENDED.

BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND – Keyboard Fantasies LP (Transgressive)

Over the past few years the music of the Canadian artist Beverly Glenn-Copeland has been discovered & rediscovered by many people. He began his career with a fantastic folk album that sounds like a more experimental take on Joni Mitchell & has continued releasing music since then in varying styles. This 1986 album is a mix of new age & experimental electronic pop made with a DX-7 & TR-707 & it reminds us a lot of 80s experimental & ambient Japanese pop like YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA & some of the great artists featured on recent compilations like “Somewhere Between” & “Hesei No Oto.” RECOMMENDED.

OUTSIDERS – Calling on Youth LP (1972)

“Calling you Youth” is the debut album by the English punk band THE OUTSIDERS. The album was originally released in 1977 & the band was led by Adrian Borland who would later go on to form the legendary & criminally underrated post-punk band THE SOUND. The group had a pretty unique sound right from the start with politically driven lyrics. Think early WIPERS, BUZZCOCKS, WIRE etc… with a hint of the melodic sense that would make THE SOUND one of the best 80s UK bands. RECOMMENDED!

SCREAMERS – Screamers Demo Hollywood 1977 LP (Superior Viaduct)

The much anticipated, first ever official release of the 1977 demo by the L.A. synth punk band SCREAMERS. In theory & practice, SCREAMERS were a punk band but unlike their peers, there weren’t any snarling guitars instead their version of punk was made with two synths, drums & vocals. You can hear hints of the L.A. sound, with a similar spirit & sound as THE GERMS but truly they sound like a more amped up version of early DEVO or WIRE while also leading the way for thousands of synth punk bands following in their footsteps. SO VERY RECOMMENDED!

SEEFEEL – St / Fr / Sp 2LP (Warp) expanded edition

Much needed Warp reissue of two SEEFEEL EPs from the mid-90s, “Starethrough” and “Fracture/Tied”, plus a pair of rare remixes, AUTECHRE’s remix of “Spangle” & the previously unreleased “Starethrough (Transition mix)”. ESSENTIAL!

SEEFEEL – Succour (Redux) 3LP (Warp) expanded edition

This expanded 3LP (!) edition of the first SEEFEEL album put out on Warp explores the sounds of these IDM pioneers as they straddled the line between post-rock and ambient dub. Available again for the first time since its 90s release. ESSENTIAL!

SEEFEEL – (Ch-vox) (Redux) 2LP (Warp) expanded edition

The third album from IDM pioneers SEEFEEL was released originally in 1996 on Richard D. James’ Rephlex label. This Warp reissue adds an extra LP of bonus material, expanding greatly from the original 33min run time. ESSENTIAL!


BLACK KEYS – Delta Kream LP/CD (Nonesuch) limited color or black vinyl

RAY CHARLES – Genius + Soul = Jazz LP (Impulse) Acoustic Sound Series

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG – Deja Vu LP/4CD 50th Anniversary (Atlantic)

CURRENT JOYS – Voyager LP (Secretly Canadian)

DAFT PUNK – Random Access Memories LP (Columbia) back in stock!

GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA – Out of the Cool LP (Impulse) Acoustic Sound Series remaster

FLEETWOOD MAC – Tusk LP (Warner) 

DAMIEN JURADO – The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania LP/CD (Maraqopa)

KHRUANGBIN – Mordechai Remixes Vol. 2 “Answer Is”/”First Class” 12” (Dead Oceans)

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Teenage Gizzard (ORG) pink & yellow vinyl

KENDRICK LAMAR – Damn. LP (Interscope) back in stock!

DUA LIPA – Future Nostalgia: Moonlight Edition LP (Warner)

LOST GIRLS (feat. Jenny Hval) – Menneskekollektivet LP (Smalltown Supersound)

PAUL & LINDA MCCARTNEY – Ram (Half Speed Remaster) LP (Capitol)

MM DOOM – Special Herbs Vol. 1 & 2 LP (Nature Sounds)

MM DOOM – Special Herbs Vol. 3 & 4  LP (Nature Sounds)

MM DOOM – Special Herbs Vol. 5 & 6 LP (Nature Sounds)

R + R = NOW – R + R = Now (Live) LP (Blue Note)


SEEFEEL – Rupt & Flex: 1994-1996 4CD (Warp)

ELLIOTT SMITH – Either/Or LP (Kill Rock Stars) back in print

SONS OF KEMET – Black to the Future LP (Impulse)

SPECIAL INTEREST – Trust No Wave: 2016 Demos LP (Disciples)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Best of Doris Wishman LP (Modern Harmonic) w/ DVD

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Rust Side Story Vol. 24 LP (Numero) black or limited color vinyl

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Reckless Records 5/7/21 New Releases

5/7/21 New Releases

NATALIE BERGMAN – Mercy LP/CD (Third Man) limited edition color vinyl

“Mercy” is the debut solo album by Natalie Bergman, one half of duo WILD BELLE born in Chicago with her brother Elliot. The origin of this record is based in tragedy when Bergman’s life changed the day she learned that her father & stepmother had been killed in a car crash. Bergman retreated to a monastery in New Mexico to grieve in near isolation. This is a record about faith inspired by gospel music & the songs are a mix of traditional sounding gospel, 60s girl groups & soul & some subtle reggae nods.

DJ BLACK LOW – Uwami LP/CD (Awesome Tapes From Africa)

“Uwami” is the 2nd album on Awesome Tapes From Africa that we’ve carried in the South African style of dance music called Amapiano. Similar to the first release by TENO AFRIKA, this one by DJ BLACK LOW highlights the minimalist style of production with minimalist house/footwork style beats & repetitive samples. We’re really loving these sounds & hope there’s more to come. 

DRAMARAMA – Cinema Verite LP (Pasadena)

FINALLY!! There hasn’t been a proper vinyl reissue of the debut album by the New Jersey band DRAMARAMA since 1990. The AllMusic description really nails it by referring to this as “probably the greatest rock release from 1985 that almost no one has ever heard.”  They had some success with the HUSKER DU meets AGENT ORANGE song “Anything, Anything” & they touch on a lot of styles including ‘STONES-y scuzz, power pop ala PLIMSOULS, hints at what AFGHAN WHIGS would become, a similar Americanized take on the British Invasion that BIG STAR did so well etc…AN UNDERRATED CLASSIC!

KHRUANGBIN – Dearest Alfred (My Joy)/ Father Bird, Mother Bird remix 12” (Dead Oceans)

Limited edition, already out of print 12” of remixes by KNXWLEDGE & KADHJA BONET. 


MASASHI KITAMURA + PHOTOGENIX – Prologue for Post-Modern Music LP (Ship to Shore)

First ever reissue of this classic Japanese ambient experimental album from 1984 courtesy of Ship to Shore. With nods to both Eno’s ambient & pop sides, hints of YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA & 20th Century minimalism, this record covers quite a bit of styles in 39 minutes. Those of you that have been enjoying the Japanese ambient & city pop reissues on this label & Light in the Attic will want to check this out. RECOMMENDED.

ANGEL OLSEN – Song of the Lark & Other Far Memories 4LP box set (Jagjaguwar)

Limited edition 4LP box set that collects the “All Mirrors” & “Whole New Mess” albums along with some other songs, remixes & outtakes from those sessions along with a 40 page book with a ton of personal ephemera, photos & more. RECOMMENDED OR COURSE.

PAYSAGE d’HIVER – Geister LP/CD (Kunsthall)

Tobias “Wintherr” Mockl returns with his solo black metal project PAYSAGE D’HIVER for “Geister.” Following the theme of the other PAYSAGE…releases, “Geister” is another chapter in the ongoing story of “The Wanderer.” On this one, The Wanderer encounters beings from another dimension while in a dream. Those beings are from our world but The Wanderer thinks they are ghosts. The recording is a little more hi-fi on this one with more mid-tempo beats but it’s no less crushing & ice cold. RECOMMENDED.

REAL ESTATE – Half a Human EP 12” (Domino)

This new six-track EP from REAL ESTATE builds off of 2020’s “The Main Thing”, with bright guitar jangles intersecting over gentle harmonies that land somewhere between melancholy and bliss. Not a dud to be found on this EP! On Domino.

ANDY STOTT – Never the Right Time LP (Modern Love)

The Manchester musician Andy Stott returns with his 8th solo album “Never the Right Time.” The record starts with a wash of ambient synths & then sort of spills into a syrupy, beat-less vocal track that reminds us of CHROMATICS stint at David Lynch’s roadhouse with singing by Alison Skidmore. As a whole this record has a down tempo, almost somber vibe at times varying between reverb drenched post-techno instrumentals & minimal pop songs featuring Skidmore’s heavily affected voice. A new Andy Stott record is always cause for celebration at Reckless & this one is no different. RECOMMENDED.

MELVIN UKACHI – Evolution (Bring Back the Ofege Beat) LP (Tidal Waves)

Melvin Ukachi is best known as the singer for the 70s Nigerian group OFEGE. This solo album from 1981 is brilliant with hints of the OFEGE days, memorable tunes with great vocals & some fantastic afrobeat grooves. RECOMMENDED.


ALEX CHILTON & HI RHYTHM SECTION – Live on Beale Street LP/CD (Omnivore)

DRAMARAMA – Color TV LP (Pasadena)

DEXTER GORDON – One Flight Up LP (180grm remaster) Blue Note Tone Poet Series

ANDREW HILL – Passing Ships 2LP (180grm remaster) Blue Note Tone Poet Series

ICEAGE – Seek Shelter LP/CD (Mexican Summer) limited color or black vinyl

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Demos Vols. 1 & 2 2LP (Drastic Plastic)

MATT JENCIK – Weird Times tape (Gilead Media)

NEW ORDER – Education Entertainment Recreation: Live at Alexandra Palace 2CD/2CD & BLURAY or 3LP box set (Warner)

HARRY NILSSON – Nilsson Schmilsson: Original Master Recording 2LP (Mobile Fidelity)

PHISH – White Tape LP (Jemp) reissue on color vinyl

RAG’N’BONE MAN – Life by Misadventure LP (Columbia)

MAGGIE ROGERS – Notes from the Archive: Recordings 2011-2016 LP (Debay Sounds)

SADE – This Far 6LP box set (Epic) back in stock!

CARTER TANTON – Carter Tanton LP (Western Vinyl)

KALI UCHIS – Sin Miedo (Del Amor Y Otros Demonios) LP (Interscope)

WEEZER – Van Weezer LP/CD (Atlantic) limited color or black vinyl

TONY JOE WHITE – Smoke From the Chimney LP (Easy Eye Sound)

AMY WINEHOUSE – At the BBC 3LP (Island)


FRANK ZAPPA – ZAPPA 5LP box set (Zappa)

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Reckless Records 4/30/21 New Releases

4/30/21 New Releases

BURIAL/FOUR TET/THOM YORKE – Her Revolution/His Rope 12” (Hyperdub) back in stock

CAN – Delay 1968 LP (Mute) pink vinyl

CAN – Future Days LP (Mute) gold vinyl

CRUMB – Ice Melt LP (Crumb) indie color or black vinyl


GIRL IN RED – If I Could Make it Go Quiet LP/CD (AWAL)

GOJIRA – Fortitude LP (Roadrunner) limited color or black vinyl

GORILLAZ – Plastic Beach LP (Parlophone) back in stock


PJ HARVEY – Uh Huh Her LP/CD (Island)

PJ HARVEY – Uh Huh Her Demos LP/CD (Island)

LONEY DEAR – Lantern & A Bell LP (Real World)

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA – Million Masks of God 2LP/LP indie or regular vinyl

IGGY POP & DAVID BOWIE – Iggy & Ziggy Cleveland ‘77 LP picture disc (Cleopatra)

ROYAL BLOOD – Typhoons LP (Warner) indie color or black vinyl

CARL STONE – Stolen Car LP (Unseen Worlds)

SWAMP DOG – Rat On! LP (Alive)

TEENAGE FANCLUB – Endless Arcade LP (Merge) peak vinyl edition

CHESTER THOMPSON – Powerhouse LP (Real Gone)

YA TSEEN – Indian Yard LP/CD (Sub Pop) 

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Sound Storing Machines: First 78 Records From Japan 1903-1911 (Sublime Frequencies)

VOIVOD – Outer Limits LP (Real Gone) color vinyl ltd. ed.


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Reckless Records 4/23/21 New Releases

4/23/21 New Releases

DINOSAUR JR – Sweep It Into Space LP/CD (Jagjaguwar) limited purple or black vinyl

It’s baffling that the original line-up of DINOSAUR JR. has been reformed for SIXTEEN years which is longer than probably 80% of bands last in total but it just proves that J, Lou & Murph knew the magic was impossible to fight. With some co-production by Dinosaur Jr. aficionado Kurt Vile, J & the boys have made another efficient collection of great songs that fits nicely in their already legendary discography. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE.

MONOBODY – Comma LP (Sooper)

MONOBODY is an instrumental rock/jazz/fusion band from Chicago featuring the talented Nnamdi on drums. Insane playing & progressive arrangements from this young band that will appeal to fans of fusion greats such as Tony Williams & LIFETIME, MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, TORTOISE, JOAN OF ARC etc…RECOMMENDED!

SPIRITUALIZED – Lazer Guided Melodies LP (Fat Possum) limited edition white vinyl

The early 90s space rock classic from Jason Pierce & SPIRITUALIZED is available once again this time on Fat Possum with updated cover art. Pierce’s former band SPACEMEN 3 was slowly moving in a more “pop” direction & he solidified that move on the SPIRITUALIZED debut which was a mix of Brit Pop, psychedelic revival & space rock. These albums have aged so damn well & it’s great to be able to stock them in the racks once again. RECOMMENDED!

TANGLED SHOELACES – Turn My Dial: M Squared Recordings & More 1981- 84 LP 

Fantastic collection of recordings by this early 80s Australian band that’s youngest member was 10 & their oldest 14 when they started. The songs are surprisingly well-formed with great lyrics, a nice back & forth of boy/girl vocals, some synths, horns & acoustic overdubs. Fans of things like TV PERSONALITIES, the Slumberland & Sarah labels, 80’s Flying Nun artists etc… MUST hear this. RECOMMENDED.

ALAN VEGA – Mutator LP/CD (Sacred Bones) limited color or black vinyl

Sacred Bones has been granted access to the unreleased recordings of NYC art rock legend Alan Vega via his longtime collaborator Liz Lamere & this is the first release in their “Alan Vega Vault” series. Recorded at his studio in New York in the mid 90s, “Mutator” is a collection of dark, industrial inspired songs that fit nicely into Vega’s previously released work. This is a must have for fans for sure. RECOMMENDED.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork: Field Recordings 1978- 1983 2LP (Mississippi) 

Mississippi Records has put together a fantastic collection of Alan Lomax’s final American field recording sessions from 1978-1983. Lomax & his crew recorded over 350 hours of footage which was edited into the “American Patchwork” series which was shown on public television in 1991. This compilation features highlights of American folk, blues, string bands, zydeco & more from the series recorded in the American south & southwest. RECOMMENDED!


ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – Crestone (Original Soundtrack) LP (Domino)

STEVE ARRINGTON – Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions 2LP (Stones Throw)

BLACK ANGELS – Live at Levitation LP (Reverb Appreciation Society) indie only color vinyl

JOHN LENNON & PLASTIC ONO BAND – John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band: Ultimate Mixes 2LP (Capitol)


CAL FISH – Plastic Flag LP (Fire Talk)

GANG OF FOUR – Entertainment! LP (Matador) remastered

GANG OF FOUR – Solid Gold LP (Matador) remastered

YUSEF LATEEF – Live at Ronnie Scott’s LP (Gear Box)

PANTERA – Cowboys From Hell LP (Atco) color vinyl reissue

PANTERA – Far Beyond Driven LP (Atco) color vinyl reissue

PANTERA – Great Southern Trendkill LP (Atco) color vinyl reissue

PANTERA – Reinventing the Steel LP (Atco) color vinyl reissue

PANTERA – Vulgar Display of Power LP (Atco) color vinyl reissue

REMEMBER SPORTS – Like a Stone LP/CD (Father/Daughter)

SADE – This Far box set 6LP (Epic)

ELLIOTT SMITH – Introduction to… LP (Kill Rock Stars)

ELLIOTT SMITH – Roman Candle LP (Kill Rock Stars)

SONIC BOOM – Almost Nothing is Nearly Enough 12” (Carpark) neon vinyl

UNWOUND – Challenge for a Civilized Society LP (Numero) splatter color vinyl

THE WHO – Sell Out: Deluxe Edition 2LP/2CD (Polydor)

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Reckless Records 4/16/21 New Releases

4/16/21 New Releases

NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY w/ Evan Parker – Descension (Out of Our Constrictions) LP (Eremite)

Long-form live improvisation from Joshua Abrams’ ensemble Natural Information Society. Incorporating the free spirit of Evan Parker’s saxophone for the second time around. The compositions were created with Parker in mind and the group make a vast range of musical references. Minimal, driving, explosive even at times. Another great work from Chicago’s underground jazz explorers. RECOMMENDED!

SAULT – 5 LP (Forever Living Originals) back in stock!

SAULT – 7 LP (Forever Living Originals) back in stock!

FINALLY! We’ve been trying to stock these records for MONTHS & they’re finally here! SAULT is a mysterious group from the UK though through some digging there are theories that artists like producer Inflo, singer Cleo Sol & possibly even Chicago’s Kid Sister are Involved. This music is a mix of funk, minimalist post-punk similar to ESG, a similar post-modernism to another Reckless favorite GOAT, CAN drummer Jaki Liebezeit’s motorik beats & more. This checks so many boxes for us & we’re very stoked to have these!RECOMMENDED.

SHARKULA x MUKQS – Take Caution On the Beach CD/TAPE (Hausu Mountain)

Second collab between Hausu Mountain co-founder MUKQS and Chicago underground legend SHARKULA, again mixing SHARK’s tactile flow with glitchy, abstract production from MUQKS that has a pleasant drop of soul. Extreme heat from this pair that comes RECOMMENDED!

TREES – The Garden of Jane Delawney LP (Earth) limited green or limited white vinyl

TREES – On the Shore LP (Earth) limited green or oxblood vinyl

Much needed reissues of the albums by the legendary British folk rock band TREES. In our opinion these records are just as important to the late 60s/early 70s British folk sound as FAIRPORT CONVENTION or INCREDIBLE STRING BAND. The band was pretty active during their brief existence sharing stages with bands like FAIRPORT, FLEETWOOD MAC, GENESIS, YES & many more but commercial success mostly eluded them.Similar to FAIRPORT, the group blended traditional British folk styles with modern rock & the popular psychedelic sound of the time with some great jamming & guitar solos. These albums sound amazing today & any fan of 60s British folk & psych, “freak folk” & “acid folk” NEED these records. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

RYLEY WALKER – Course in Fable CD (Husky Pants) vinyl coming in a few weeks

It’s been a whirlwind few years for Chicago ex-pat & our friend Ryley Walker. After years of battling addiction, he managed to get clean while being almost nakedly open about his experience in interviews. Free of his label, Ryler decided to spend his down time while he couldn’t tour by starting a new label to host his music & music made by his friends. Ryley seems to be almost reborn & “Course In Fable” might be his strongest & most unique album yet. He’s pretty open about his love of British prog on his hilarious Twitter posts & there’s a lot of influence from prog legends GENESIS, the Canterbury Scene & 90s indie rockers like Jim O’Rourke. The album was recorded by another former Chicagoan, John McEntire of TORTOISE/SEA & CAKE et al. Congrats to Ryley & his bright future! RECOMMENDED.

V/A – Two Synths, a Guitar (&) a Drum Machine: Post Punk Dance #1 2LP/CD (Soul Jazz)

Inspired by the artistic fusion of punk, funk & disco found in Manhattan’s late 70s/early 80s underground – as well as a bit of Sheffield/Manchester post punk for good measure – the bands featured on this latest Soul Jazz comp take the energies & sounds of the past and channel it in heady new directions. Showcasing new music from Germany (TORESCH), Japan (SUSUMU MAKAI), Canada (NEW FRIES), the U.K. (TOM OF ENGLAND) and of course from the seedy, smelly, vibrant DIY scenes spread across cities here in the grand ol’ U.S. of A. This baby comes HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!


THE ARMED – Ultrapop LP (Sargent House) clear or tan vinyl

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Violence Unimagined LP/CD (Metal Blade) 2 different limited

  LP colors

ERIC CHURCH – Heart LP/CD (EMI) with free Hatch Print while supplies last!

DEFTONES – White Pony 4LP 20th Anniversary box set (Reprise)

NIGEL GODRICH – Scott Pilgrim VS. The World (Original Score) LP (Abcko)

HUDSON MOHAWKE – Hudson’s Heeters LP (Warp) remastered

HYPNOSONICS – Drums Were Beating: Fort Apache Studios 1996 LP (Modern Harmonic)

HYPNOSONICS – Someone Stole My Shoes: Beyond the Q Division Sessions LP (Modern Harmonic)

TOM PETTY – Finding Wildflowers 2LP (Warner) limited gold vinyl. Black is 5/7

SUN RA – Astro Black LP (Modern Harmonic)

TORO Y MOI – Underneath the Pine LP (Carpark) 10th anniversary splatter vinyl

VITAMIN – Recordings 1981 LP (Don Giovanni) white vinyl

V/A – Scott Pilgrim VS. The World (Soundtrack/Score) 4LP picture disc box set (Abcko)