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Reckless Records 7/23/21 New Releases

7/23/21 NEW RELEASES 

ANIKA – Changes LP/CD/CASSETTE (Sacred Bones)

The Berlin based singer Anika Henderson returns with her first album in 11 years. “Change” is her most accessible album yet & we can definitely say that this is a proper “pop” album. The dub & trip-hop influences are still there but everything is cleaner & much less scuzzy sounding than her previous solo work. Some moments almost sound like Sharon Van Etten, SAULT or even BECK (musically that is) but with Anika’s unique, avant twist. RECOMMENDED!

MOLLY BURCH – Romantic Images LP (Captured Tracks)

The Austin based musician Molly Burch returns with “Romantic Images.” Burch has a great voice that reminds us a lot of Angel Olsen but she’s gone in a more pop direction this time. Hints of 80s pop, 70’s r&b & funk & contemporary dance pop. We hear hints of everything from Blondie to Robyn, ST. VINCENT & DAFT PUNK. This is a really fun album! 

ERIKA DE CASIER – Sensational LP/CD (4AD)

Copenhagen-based singer ERIKA DE CASIER moves to 4AD to follow up 2019’s excellent “Essentials”, a release that saw DE CASIER plant one foot firmly in the world of dance music, collaborating with producers DJ SPORTS and CENTRAL. “Sensational” sees DE CASIER lean further into the influence of 90s R&B and quiet storm (think later SADE) to phenomenal results, adorning her gentle melodic lines with warm, detailed production that uses motifs from UK garage, future jazz and even touches of Windham Hill new age. Still, even with all of these influences, this is a record anchored by DE CASIER and her voice, which moves easily from confident to sultry to introspective, never losing power even at its most quiet moments. This is one of our favorite pop records of the last few years, one that both immediately grabs and also rewards multiple listens. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

DARKSIDE – Spiral LP/CD (Matador)

The duo of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington make their long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s “Psychic”, and these guys will make those Sennheiser audiophile headphones that you dropped $2K on very happy, with uber-detailed floating production sliding in & out of crisp guitar lines and ethereal vocals. There’s a sense of planned chaos to this thing, as everything seems jammy and impromptu yet finds a way to lock in to the overall concept. A welcome return for these guys on Matador.

R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe/Sitting Still 7” (Craft)

The legendary debut 7” that launched the career of one of America’s best bands has been reissued for the first time ever thanks to Craft Recordings. We’re so glad to be able to stock this in our racks! RECOMMENDED.

OTHER IMPORTANT RELEASES & RESTOCKS

BEACH HOUSE – Depression Cherry LP (Sub Pop)

LEON BRIDGES – Gold-Diggers Sound LP/CD (Columbia) indie only vinyl has an alternate cover

CLAIRO – Sling LP (Republic) indie only color vinyl back in stock!

DAVID CROSBY – For Free CD (BMG)

PJ HARVEY – Woman A Man Walked By LP (Island)

MILEY CYRUS – Plastic Hearts LP (RCA)

LANA DEL REY – Ultraviolence LP (Polydor)

DESCENDENTS – 9th & Walnut LP (Epitaph) these shipped late but they should be in Wicker Park on Saturday

GOBLIN – Suspiria (soundtrack) LP (AMS) crystal vinyl

GOBLIN – Zombi (soundtrack) LP (AMS) crystal vinyl

PAUL MCCARTNEY – McCartney III Imagined LP/CD/CASSETTE (Capitol) limited indie only color or black vinyl

MUDHONEY – Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge LP/CD (Sub Pop) deluxe reissue

TAYLOR SWIFT – Folklore LP (Republic)

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Reckless Records 7/16/21 New Releases

7/16/21 NEW RELEASES & SOME IMPORTANT RESTOCKS

BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – Expansions LP/CD (Big Crown) limited color or black vinyl

The fantastic steel pan group from Hamburg returns with another album of solid covers. This time they tackle JAY-Z, Grace Jones, SLUM VILLAGE, Minnie Ripperton & more. RECOMMENDED!

BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY & MATT SWEENY – Superwolves LP (Drag City)

Will Oldham & Matt Sweeney revisit their duo project in 2021 with “Superwolves.” Matt Sweeney displays his impressive guitar prowess with nods at classic rock, Saharan guitar & efficient fingerstyle playing while Oldham provides the lyrics & vocals. Despite a few upbeat tunes, the album has a mostly dark & somber vibe with mostly just guitar & vocals. RECOMMENDED.

ALICE COLTRANE – Kirtan: Turiya Sings LP/CD (Impulse!)

2021 is the 60th anniversary of Impulse Records & this release is the first ever vinyl issue of Alice Coltrane’s 1982 cassette “Turiya Sings” but with an altered mix. Alice Coltrane’s devotional cassettes recorded & released through her ashram have developed a cult following specifically in the last decade. The original version has overdubbed strings & synths giving the songs & almost otherworldly feel, almost predicting the sounds of 90s/00s trip-hop & ambient music. Though a proper reissue of that version would be appreciated (come on Impulse!) this stripped-down version of the original recording of Alice singing with simple Wurlitzer accompaniment does have a special, very mellow quality. We’re not going to complain, any unheard Alice Coltrane music is welcome in our shops. RECOMMENDED!

DAMIANA – Vines LP (Hausu Mountain)

The duo of Whitney Johnson (aka MATCHESS) and Natalie Chami (aka TALSOUNDS) forms DAMIANA, and prior to this debut release they’d joined together on stage at spots like The Hideout & Sub-T, weaving their unique voices together over ambient electronics and lite percussion. This collaborative effort is absolutely stunning, and recalls the swirling sound design of GROUPER with the gentle pathos of mid/late-80s ENYA, while capturing their quiet intensity recreated on stage. RECOMMENDED!

JODI – Blue Heron LP/CD/TAPE (Sooper) 

JODI is the new project of Nick Levine of PINEGROVE. This is a more mellow & folky approach to the melodic post-Emo that PINEGROVE is known for. Fans of PINEGROVE, AMERICAN FOOTBALL/OWEN, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE etc…will dig. 

HOLLIE KENNIFF – The Quiet Drift LP (Western Vinyl)

Along with her husband, Hollie Kenniff is a member of the band MINT JULEP & “The Quiet Drift” is her 2021 album. Swirling synths, deep sub bass & layered vocals make us think of Badalamenti’s TWIN PEAKS score, Juliana Barwick & even ENYA plus that cover photo! RECOMMENDED.

LUGGAGE – Happiness LP (Husky Pants)

The Chicago trio LUGGAGE are back with a new album in 2012 called “Happiness.” Post-industrial noise/rock sounds that remind us of Chicago/Touch and Go Records days of yore ala TAR, early SHELLAC etc…Metallic guitars, motorik beats & hush/spoken vocals

on Ryley Walker’s Husky Pants label & RECOMMENDED.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES & RESTOCKS

BAD BRAINS – Bad Brains cassette (Bad Brains)

KAREN BLACK – Dreaming of You: 1971-76 LP/CD 

CAUTIOUS CLAY – Deadpan Love LP (Cautious Clay)

COCHEMEA – Vol. 2: Baca Sewa LP/CD limited “amethyst” vinyl

FLEETWOOD MAC – Fleetwood Mac Live 2LP/3CD (Warner)

GARY HIGGINS – Red Hash LP/w7” (Drag City) back in print!

J ANN C TRIO – At Tan-Tar-A LP (Modern Harmonic) limited gold vinyl

CURTIS MAYFIELD – Curtis 2LP (Run Out Groove) expanded edition

CHARLES MINGUS – At Carnegie Hall 3LP (Run Out Groove)

OPETH – Blackwater Park LP (Music for Nations) silver or black/white marble vinyl

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – Hologram CD (Dedstrange) vinyl coming this summer

RADIOHEAD –KID A LP (XL)

RADIOHEAD – OK Computer LP (XL)

SOUTHERN ENERGY ENSEMBLE – Southern Energy LP (Strut) remastered

TINA TURNER – Foreign Affair 2LP (Parlophone) remastered

VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Contra LP (XL)

VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Vampire Weekend LP (XL)

XIU XIU – Dear God, I Hate Myself LP+7” (Kill Rock Stars) remastered

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (soundtrack) LP (Abcko)

KANYE WEST – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3LP (Def Jam)

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Reckless Records RSD 2021 Drop 2 List

RSD 2021 DROP 2

***NOTE: Some titles are only in stock at one or two stores. We did our best to mark that as such when we could***

LPS

***Bastille Vs. (Other People’s Heartache, Pt. III) (Capitol) these shipped late and will hopefully arrive on Saturday. Feel free to place a special order on Saturday if you want one***

***Slightly Stoopid – Live At Roberto’s 4LP box set (TRI Studios) these supposedly shipped to us but they’re missing. We might be able to get more so place an order on Saturday if you want to get one***

ADD N TO X – On the Wires of Our Nerves 2LP (Soul Jazz)

Alcatrazz – Born Innocent (Silver Lining Music) WICKER PARK ONLY

The Allman Brothers Band – The Final Note (Allman Brothers Band)

Amigo the Devil – Cover, Demos, Live Versions, B-Sides (Liars Club)

Jon Anderson – Olias of Sunhillow LP (Esoteric) WICKER PARK ONLY

Arizona Amp & Alternator – Arizona Amp & Alternator (Fire)

Fred Armisen – Parade Meeting (ORG)

Beastie Boys – Aglio E Olio (Capitol)

Beat Farmers – Glad ‘N’ Greasy (Blixa Sounds) WICKER PARK ONLY

Matt Bellamy – Cryosleep (Globalist Industries)

Bibio – Vidiconia (Warp)

Boosie Badazz & Mo3 – Badazz MO3 (Badazz Music) WICKER PARK & LOOP ONLY

Born Ruffians – Squeeze (Yep Roc)

Roy Brooks – Understanding 3LP (Reel to Real) WICKER PARK ONLY

Harold Budd – I Know This Much Is True (soundtrack) (All Saints) BELMONT & WICKER PARK ONLY

Bush – Sea of Memories: 10th Anniversary (eOne)

Canned Heat – Living The Blues (LMLR)

Del Casher – Italian Stallion (soundtrack) (ORG) BELMONT & WICKER PARK ONLY

Shaun Cassidy – Wasp (Curb)

The Clash – If Music Could Talk (Legacy) interview LP 

Cro-Mags – Age of Quarrel (Profile)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà vu Alternates (Atlantic)

The Cure – Wild Mood Swings (Elektra) picture disc

Czarface – Czar Noir (Silver Age)

Dave Davies – Bug (Green Amp Records)

Don Davis – The Matrix: The Complete Edition (Varese Sarabande) 3LP

Miles Davis – Champions: Rare Miles from the Complete Jack Johnson Sessions (Legacy)

Ani DiFranco – Ani DiFranco: 30th Anniversary Edition (Righteous Babe)

Dinner Party – Dinner Party: Dessert Sounds of Crenshaw (Empire)

Dio – God Hates Heavy Metal (BMG) 12” picture disc BELMONT & WICKER PARK ONLY

Dos – Justamente Tres (Kill Rock Stars)

Dream Syndicate – Out of the Grey (Fire)

Dr. John – The Sun, Moon & Herbs: Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition (Run Out Groove)

Bob Dylan – Jokerman / I And I Remixes 12″ (Legacy)

Earthgang – Strays with Rabies

Evanescence – The Open Door (Craft Recordings)

Bill Evans – Behind The Dikes – The 1969 Netherlands Recordings (Anagram Music)

Fallujah – The Harvest Wombs (Unique Leader) BELMONT & WICKER PARK ONLY

Fear – The Record (Run Out Groove) w/ 7”

John Fogerty – Blue Ridge Rangers EP (BMG)

Foo Fighters – Hail Satin (RCA)

Aretha Franklin – Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live in Philly 1972 (Atlantic)

Ruthann Friedman – Hurried Life: Lost Recordings, 1965-1971 (Tompkins Square)

From First To Last – Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body Count (Epitaph)

Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Scooby Snacks (25th Anniversary Edition) (Chrysalis Records)

Future – EVOL: 5th Anniversary (Legacy)

Rory Gallagher – Cleveland Calling Pt. 2 (Ume)

Bobbie Gentry – The Windows of the World (Capitol)

God Forbid – Determination (Century Media) wicker park? BELMONT & WICKER PARK ONLY

Gorillaz – G Collection 6LP box set (Warner) very limited

Green Jelly – 333 (Say-10)

Gun Club – The Birth The Death The Ghost (Blixa Sounds)

Sammy Hagar & The Circle – Heavy Metal (Live) (BMG) picture disc WICKER PARK ONLY

Hall & Oates – Voices (LMLR)

Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew Miller – In Harmony (Resonance Records)

Hawkwind – Greasy Truckers Party( Parlophone)

Mayer Hawthorne – Impressions (Stones Throw)

Heartbreakers – L.A.M.F.: The Found ‘77 Masters (Jungle)

(Hed) P.E. – Best of Suburban Noize Years (Regime Music Group ) WICKER PARK ONLY

James Horner – Aliens (soundtrack 35th Anniversary Edition) (Varese Sarabande)

Hot Tuna – America’s Choice (Friday Music)

The Infamous Stringdusters Undercover Americana Vibes LP – Limited To 1200

jxdn – Angels & Demons/Driver’s License (Elektra)

Just Ice – Back To The Old School: 35th Anniversary Edition (Get On Down)

K.Flay – Don’t Judge A Song By Its Cover (BMG)

Willie Jones – Right Now (Empire) wicker park?

Jorma Kaukonen & John Hurlbut – The River Flows Vol. 2 (Culture Factory)

Keane – Dirt EP (Island)

King’s X – Manic Moonlight (Svart) wicker park?

King’s X – Tape Head (Svart) wicker park?

Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Live at Ronnie Scott’s, London 1963 (Gearbox)

Kling Klang – The Esthetik of Destruction (Tenement) WICKER PARK ONLY

KMD – Mr. Hood: 30th Anniversary Edition (Get On Down)

Lamb Of God – As The Palaces Burn (Craft) LOOP AND WICKER PARK ONLY

Peggy Lee – World Broadcast Recordings 1955, Vol. 1 (ORG)

The Lillingtons – The Backchannel Broadcast: 20th Anniversary Edition (Red Scare Industries)

Charles Lloyd – Manhattan Stories (Resonance Records)

M.T.B. (Mehldau/Turner/Bernstein) – Consenting Adults (Anagram Music)

April March – In Cinerama (Une Vie)

Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – Real Live! Vol. 2 (Justin Time) WICKER PARK ONLY

John Martyn – The Church With One Bell (Craft)

The Monkees – Missing Links (Friday Music)

The Monkees – Missing Links Volume 2 Friday Music)

The Monkees – Missing Links Volume 3 Friday Music)

R. Stevie Moore – On Earth (Earth Libraries)

Ennio Morricone – The Blue-Eyed Bandit (Il bandito dagli occhi azzurri) soundtrack (CAM Suga)

Randy Newman – Roll With The Punches: The Studio Albums 8LP box set (Nonesuch) WICKER PARK ONLY

Sinead O’Connor – Live in Rotterdam 1990 (Chrysalis)

PARTYNEXTDOOR – PARTYNEXTDOOR 6LP box set (OVO) wicker park? WICKER PARK ONLY

Johnny Paycheck – Uncovered: The First Recordings (Lightning Rod) WICKER PARK ONLY

Don Peake – The People Under The Stairs soundtrack (Terror Vision)

Pearl Jam – Alive 12” (Legacy)

Ann Peebles – This Is Ann Peebles (Fat Possum)

Pink Freud – Piano Forte Brutto Netto (Deluxe) (Mystic Production) wicker park?

John Prine – Stay Independent: The Oh Boy Years (Oh Boy)

John Prine – Live At The Other End, December 1975 4LP box set (Atlantic)

Richard Pryor – Richard Pryor (Omnivore) picture disc wicker park? WICKER PARK ONLY

PVRIS – Use Me DLX (Warner)

Suzi Quatro – Live and Kickin’ (Chrysalis)

Queen + Adam Lambert, Freddie Mercury – Live Around the World EP (Hollywood)

Radiophonic Workshop – Possum (Soundtrack) Room 13 WICKER PARK ONLY

Ramones – Triple J Live at the Wireless (Rhino)

Lou Reed – Set The Twilight Reeling (Sire)

Steve Reid Ensemble w/ Kieran Hebden – Spirit Walk (Soul Jazz)

The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks (50th Anniversary Edition) (Abkco)

Saigon – Greatest Story Never Told (Suburban Noize)

Michael Schenker Group – Live in Manchester Apollo 1980 (Chrysalis)

Six By Seven – The Way I Feel Today 2LP (SNSM)

The Selecter – Live in Coventry 1979 (Chrysalis)

Sisters Of Mercy – BBC Sessions (Warner)

Skeletal Family – The Singles Plus (1983-85) (Graveface)

Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud – Rugby Thompson (Nature Sounds)

Soen – The Undiscovered Lotus (Silver Lining) WICKER PARK ONLY

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City Live (St Paul & The Broken Bones)

Candi Staton – Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness: The Lost Fame Sessions Masters ($tateside)

Cat Stevens/Yusuf – Songs From Harold & Maude (A&M)

Lindsey Stirling – Lose You Now (BMG)

Donna Summer – Bad Girls (LMLR)

The Sweet – Platinum Rare (Prudential)

Swollen Members – Ten Years of Turmoil Greatest Hits (Suburban Noize)

Tad – Inhaler (Real Gone)

T.A.T.U. – 200KM/H In the Wrong Lane w/ poster (Island)

Television Personalities – Another Kind of Trip: Live 1985-1993 (Fire)

Thai Elephant Orchestra – Thai Elephant Orchestra (Northern Spy)

Toby Redd – In The Light (Prudential Records)

TV Smith & Richard Strange – 1978 (Molecular Scream)

Ultravox – Vienna: Steven Wilson Remix (Chrysalis)

Various Artists – A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield (Warner)

Various Artists – Behind The Dykes 2: More Beat, Blues And Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1966-1971 (Music On Vinyl)

Various Artists – Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (soundtrack) (Hollywood)

Various Artists – Get It! (Tuff City) wicker park?

Various Artists – May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson (Light In the Attic)

Various Artists – Mochilla Presents Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes (Mochilla)

Various Artists – Ocean’s Eleven (soundtrack) (Real Gone)

Various Artists – Songs For You, Vol. 2 (Record Store Day)

Various Artists – Willie Nelson American Outlaw (Live At Bridgestone Arena / 2019) (Blackbird)

Various Artists – Kiss My Ass Goodbye: John Prine tribute (Devil’s Tower)

Various Artists – Songs from The Astral Plane, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers (Crooked Beat)

Various Artists – Studio One Soul (Soul Jazz)

Vitamin String Quartet Vitamin String Quartet Performs My Chemical Romance (Vitamin Records)

War – The Vinyl: 1971-1975 5LP box set (Rhino) wicker park? LOOP AND WICKER PARK ONLY

The Waterboys – How Long Will I Love You (2021 Remix) ( Chrysalis) **these shipped late but should hopefully arrive on Saturday

Wax Poetic – Wax Poetic (Nublu)

Barney Wilen – La Note Bleue Anagram Music LP boxset w/ comic/book (Elemental)

Amy Winehouse – Remixes 2LP (Republic)

7”S/CDSTAPES

ANTHRAX RSD3 Crosley Mini Turntable WICKER PARK ONLY

Jehnny Beth – BBC Session 7” (Virgin)

Born Ruffians – Squeeze CD( Yep Roc) WICKER PARK ONLY

Denzel Curry & Robert Glasper 7” – Live From Leimert Park (Loma Vista)

The Dirty Knobs – Humdinger/Feelin High 7”  (BMG) BELMONT & WICKER PARK ONLY

Fleet Foxes – Can I Believe You 7” (Anti-)

Karen O & Willie Nelson – Under Pressure 7” (BMG)

Johnny O’Donnell featuring Van Dyke Parks – Cats 7” (ORG Music)

Pearl Jam – Alive Cassette (Legacy)

John Prine – Live At The Other End, December 1975 2CD (Atlantic)

St. Vincent – Piggy/Sad But True 7” (Loma Vista)

Ultravox -Vienna (Steven Wilson Remix) 2CD (Chrysalis) 

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic – Beat on the Brat 3″ record lOOP AND WICKER PARK ONLY

Various Artists – Funk 70 5 x 7″ box set (Soul Jazz)

Various Artists – Studio One Ska Fire! 5 x 7″ box set (Soul Jazz)

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Reckless Records 7/9/21 New Releases

7/9/21 NEW RELEASES & SOME IMPORTANT RESTOCK

ARTHHUR – Occult Fractures CD (Back To The Light)

Chicago polymaths ARTHHUR follow up their superb 2018 LP “Lost in the Walled City” with an even grander and more ambitious project by expanding on the wild, furious disco-punk of its predecessor by drawing influences from lean motorik krautrock, lush Philly soul and the caged, darkened post-punk reverberations of early 80s Martin Hannett production at Factory Records, while maintaining their liberatory political edge in a world that’s increasingly hostile to liberation. For fans of GOLDEN TEACHER, FACTORY FLOOR and GRAMME, This one is an absolute heater! RECOMMENDED.

BLONDE REDHEAD – Blonde Redhead LP (Numero Group) limited color or black vinyl

BLONDE REDHEAD – La Mia Vita Violenta LP (Numero Group) limited color or black vinyl

First ever stand alone reissues of the classic mid 90s albums from BLONDE REDHEAD. These versions were included in the now out of print box set on Numero & we’re very thankful that they’ve made the proper albums available again. These records sound incredibly fresh today with obvious nods to noise Gods (& Goddess) SONIC YOUTH (the albums were originally released on Steve Shelley’s Smells Like Records) but with their own unique take on alternate tuning art rock. AS GOOD AS THEY GET! 

GOON SAX – Mirror II LP/CD (Matador)

THE GOON SAX is a trio out of Brisbane, Australia, making jangly indie-pop with a post-punk edge, almost seemingly plucked straight out of early 2000s NYC if not for their Aussie twang – which gives “Mirror II” a bit of a Flying Nun sound – and is centered around the trio vocals of drummer Riley Jones, guitarist Louis  Forster and bassist James Harrison. This is a strong,  kinda throwback indie rock record that straddles the line between casual shambles and lock-tight grooves.

KORELESS – Agor LP (Young Turks)

The Welsh producer Lewis Roberts has been making music for over a decade but this is his first full-length album. Excellent production techniques, textures & great sounds with a lot of shifts in styles throughout the album. This should appeal to fans of everything from AUTECHRE, Johann Johannsson, M83, SIGUR ROS etc…

LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD – At Pioneer Works LP/CD (Sahel Sounds) limited color or black vinyl

The brilliant group from Niger LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD (daughters of Illighadad) return with “At Pioneer Works.” Their rhythmic & entrancing songs are a mix of desert guitar & tende, a term that refers to the style of traditional music featuring women chanting & singing & also the percussive instrument used to keep the beat which is a converted mortar & pestle. This was recorded live in New York in 2019 pre-pandemic & there’s a joy & excitement to the recordings that we’re so happy was captured. Fans of Saharan guitar music like Mdou Moctar, TINARIWEN etc…will love this. RECOMMENDED.

THE WALLFLOWERS – Exit Wounds LP/CD (New West) limited purple vinyl

JAKOB DYLAN & co. return for their first album since 2012’s “Glad All Over”, channelling roots-rock in the TOM PETTY and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN vein with a solid, upbeat rhythmic foundation and rich-but-not- stuffy arrangements. This is a strong entry in this project’s discography!

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES & RESTOCKS

CLIPPING – Wriggle (Expanded) LP (Sub Pop) first press Loser Edition

DAFT PUNK – Random Access Memories LP (Columbia)

DEATH – Human LP (Relapse) splatter color vinyl

DEATH – Individual Thought Patterns LP (Relapse) splatter color vinyl

DEATH – Scream Bloody Gore LP (Relapse) splatter color vinyl

DEATH – Sound of Perseverance LP (Relapse) splatter color vinyl

HIGH ON FIRE – Blessed Black Wings LP (Relapse) color vinyl

HIGH ON FIRE – Death is This Communion LP (Relapse) color vinyl

JUSTICE – Cross LP (Ed Banger)

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Teenage Gizzard LP split color vinyl

MICA LEVI – Blue Alibi LP (Mica Levi)

MICA LEVI – Ruff Dog LP (Mica Levi)

JENNY LEWIS WITH THE WATSON TWINS – Rabbit Fur Coat LP (Loves Way) 15th anniversary reissue

DAMON LOCKS & BLACK MONUMENT ENSEMBLE – NOW CD (International Anthem) vinyl scheduled for later this summer

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA – In the Heights (soundtrack) LP (Atlantic)

THE MONKEES – The Monkees LP (Run Out Groove) 2LP deluxe edition

MUSE – Origin of Symmetry: XX anniversary remiXX LP (Warner)

PACKS – Take the Cake LP (Fire Talk) limited blue vinyl

SONIC YOUTH – Smart Bar Chicago 1985 LP (Sonic Youth) limited edition version pressed by the band with newsprint poster sleeve

SPACEHOG – Resident Alien LP (Real Gone) pink vinyl reissue

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Erased Tapes 20⠂⠂— 2LP (Erased Tapes)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes & Archives 1980-1989 LP (Efficient Space)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Trojan Story 3LP (Trojan)

WHITE STRIPES – Seven Nation Army 7” (Third Man) color vinyl limited

LUCINDA WILLIAMS – Lu’s Jukebox Vol. 2: Southern Soul: From Memphis to Muscle Shoals & More LP/CD (Highway 20)

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Reckless Records 7/2/21 New Releases

7/2/21 NEW RELEASES

AT THE GATES – The Nightmare of Being LP/CD/2CD (Century Media) limited color or black vinyl

Death metal heroes AT THE GATES are back together & “The Nightmare of Being” is their 2021 album. The album opens with a short acoustic intro & then blasts into a very triumphant melodic guitar passage but don’t let that fool you, these guys are still masters of fast & brutal death metal. Lyrically, the album was supposedly inspired by the contemporary horror writer & Lovecraft disciple Thomas Ligotti. RECOMMENDED.

GOAT – World Music LP (Rocket Recordings) back in print on “sacrificial blood” color vinyl

This debut full-length from the mysterious Swedish collective GOAT is an all-out MONSTER of an album. This collective comes from a remote part of Sweden and are inspired by African tribal voodoo and we believe it. They’re definitely channelling some kind of dark energy. This thing is fuzzed out, droney, “world” and so much more. It’s the perfect synthesis of so many things. This is one of the more unique and special records to come around and we love it. GET THIS!!

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Cold Wave #1 LP/CD (Soul Jazz)

This first volume of Soul Jazz Records’ “COLD WAVE” compilations is a doozy, drawing in DIY artists from around the world (Sweden, Germany, Detroit). Divided by distance, these artists and their music presented here are unified by their sound, drawn from classic post-punk and early electronic artists like SUICIDE, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD., PATRICK COWLEY and the Factory Records production of MARTIN HANNETT. This is both a wonderfully curated collection that flows naturally from start to finish and a great jumping-off point for discovering new music in this realm. RECOMMENDED!

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES AND RESTOCKS

ALASTOR – Onwards & Downwards LP/CD (Riding Easy)

FIONA APPLE – Fetch the Bolt Cutters LP (Epic)

THE BETHS – Warm Blood 12” (Carpark) limited splatter vinyl

CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Cage The Elephant LP (RCA)

CHILDISH GAMBINO – Awaken My Love LP (Glassnote)

CUB SCOUT BOWLING PINS – Clang Clang Ho CD (GBV)

DEAD MEADOW – Live At Roadburn LP (Reverb Appreciation Society)

FRANKIE & THE WITCH FINGERS – Heavy Roller LP (Greenway) color vinyl

GNOD – Easy to Build, Hard to Destroy LP (Rocket) limited blue vinyl

THE GO! TEAM – Get Up Sequence Volume One LP (Memphis Industries)

JOE HISAISHI – Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (soundtrack) LP (Studio Ghibli)

JOE HISAISHI – Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (image album) LP (Studio Ghibli)

JOE HISAISHI – Tale of the Princess Kaguya (soundtrack) LP (Studio Ghibli)

JOE HISAISHI – The Wind Rises (soundtrack) LP (Studio Ghibli)

KMD – Black Bastards LP (Metal Face)

MF DOOM – Operation Doomsday LP (Metal Face) original or alternative cover versions

NAS – Illmatic XX LP (Sony)

PLUNKY & ONENESS OF JUJU – Make a Change LP (Strut) remastered

PORTAL – Hagbulbia LP (Profound Lore)

BOOKER STARDRUM – Crater LP (NNA)

STROKES – First Impressions of Earth LP (RCA) 

FRANK TURNER – England Keep My Bones LP (Xtra Mile) color vinyl reissue

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Reckless Records 6/25/21 New Releases

6/25/21 NEW RELEASES

LUCY DACUS – Home Video LP/CD (Matador) limited clear or black vinyl

This third full-length from songwriter LUCY DACUS is also her best, building upon the lush-yet-rugged folk rock of her previous releases with more concise pop structure, while taking the lyrical content into even more confessional territory, exploring her Christian upbringing and her sexuality, with hallmarks inspired by her BOYGENIUS bandmates PHOEBE BRIDGERS and JULIEN BAKER. Rest assured, fans of her previous work will not be disappointed! On Matador.

DARKTHRONE – Eternal Hails CD (Peaceville) LPs coming in July

“Eternal Hails” is the 19th album by the legendary Norwegian black metal duo DARKTHRONE. We’re not sure how Fenriz & Nocturno Culto manage to still sound fresh so deep in their career but they have done that on this fantastically titled 2021 album. The classic nods are there of course like MOTORHEAD & CELTIC FROST but we’re also hearing hints of SST Records like later Rollins BLACK FLAG & ST. VITUS. These guys never disappoint! RECOMMENDED.

ANGEL BAT DAWID & THA BROTHERHOOD – Live LP/CD (International Anthem)

Fantastic live recording from Germany for ANGEL BAT DAWID, performed in 2019 off the heels of her superb album “The Oracle”. This takes some of that material and more and, with the support of a full backing band, thrusts it into expansive, experimental territories. DAWID’s mantra-like singing sets a template for the band’s improvisation, providing a distinct atmosphere separate from the more structured original. The result travels on similar pathways to early 70s SUN RA and the Int’l Anthem roster as a whole, and mixed with the stage banter and DAWID’s field recordings this album has an immediacy to its moment. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

PJ HARVEY – White Chalk LP/CD (Island) 

PJ HARVEY – White Chalk – Demos LP/CD (Island) 

The PJ Harvey reissue campaign continues with her 2007 dark horse album “White Chalk.” Polly Jean took it upon herself to learn how to play piano & in the process this dark & moody album was born & it’s one of our favorites. Her piano playing is somewhat rudimentary but it works for these songs that have lyrical themes about childhood & her late grandmother. RECOMMENDED.

MIA JOY – Spirit Tamer LP/CD (Fire Talk)

Chicago’s MIA JOY debuts with a soulful, soft-focus collection of music that draws influence disparately from “World of Echo”-era ARTHUR RUSSELL, quiet storm soul in the SADE mold, and ethereal dream pop like COCTEAU TWINS and THIS MORTAL COIL, all while staying thematically centered in the realm of the metaphysical and spiritual. The result is a heady, “nighttime” sort of avant-pop record that absolutely comes RECOMMENDED!

MOUNTAIN GOATS – Dark in Here LP/CD (Merge) limited Peak color vinyl

John Darnielle & co. remain as productive as ever, and this 2021 album comes hot off the heels of “Getting Into Knives”. Both records were recorded at around the same time in early March 2020, but there’s a distinct difference in sound, so whereas “Knives” was both more aggressive and soulful, “Dark in Here” is more dusty and atmospheric. It’s also home to some of the best MG titles to date (personally a fan of “Arguing With the Ghost of Peter Laughner About His Coney Island Baby Review”). Darnielle seems like an unstoppable writing force right now, and believe us we’re happy for it!

SPIRITUALIZED – Pure Phase LP (Fat Possum) glow in the dark or black vinyl

Fat Possum’s SPIRITUALIZED reissues continue on with Jason Pierce’s fantastic second album “Pure Phase.” Originally released in 1995 under the short-lived SPIRITUALIZED ELECTRIC MAINLINE name, the album was a fantastic continuation of Pierce’s attempt to blend psychedelic rock, gospel & 20th century minimalist composition. Also remastered with new green cover art, we’re proud to be able to stock this classic in the racks once again. RECOMMENDED.

FAYE WEBSTER – I Know I’m Funny HaHa LP/CD (Secretly Canadian) limited color or black vinyl

At just 23 the Atlanta based musician Faye Webster is already four albums deep into her career. Webster recently landed a spot on the “coveted” Barack Obama summer playlist & things have gone crazy since. There’s a certain laissez faire vibe to this record that reminds us of Kurt Vile’s breezier moments or Phoebe Bridgers if she let a little country in. 

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

AMENRA – De Doorn LP/CD (Relapse) white or gold vinyl

DANIEL AVERY – Together in Static LP (Phantasy Sound)

BRAINSTORY – Ripe LP (Big Crown)

MATTHEW DEAR – Preacher’s Sigh & Potion: Lost Album LP/CD limited color or black vinyl

EVIDENCE – Unlearning Vol. 1 LP (Rhymesayers)

JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan LP (Partisan)

HIATUS KAIYOTE – Mood Valiant LP/CD (Brainfeeder) LP/CD limited color or black vinyl

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE – This is a Mindfulness Drill LP (Jagjaguwar) color vinyl

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER – Quietly Blowing It LP/CD (Merge) peak vinyl edition

ETTA JAMES – The Montreaux Years LP (BMG) 

JOHN CARROLL KIRBY – Septet LP (Stones Throw)

MAPLE GLIDER – To Enjoy is the Only Thing LP/CD (Partisan) marble vinyl

MODEST MOUSE – Golden Casket CD/TAPE (Epic) regular or deluxe CD or deluxe with t-shirt. Vinyl is August

CARLOS NIÑO & FRIENDS – More Energy Fields, Current LP/CD (International Anthem)

POM POM SQUAD – Death of a Cheerleader LP/CD (City Slang) red vinyl

SONNY ROLLINS – On Impulse! LP (Impulse) acoustic sound series

ROOTS – Do You Want More ???!!?? 3LP (Geffen)

THE RUBINOOS – The CBS Tapes LP (Yep Roc) limited splatter vinyl

NINA SIMONE – The Montreux Years LP (BMG)

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE – The Veiled Sea LP (Three Lobed)

SLADE – Feel the Noize: The Singlez Box! 10X7” box set (BMG)

SPELLLING – The Turning Wheel LP/CD (Sacred Bones) limited color or black vinyl

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Eccentric Disco LP (Numero Group) limited color or black vinyl

JESSE WARE – What’s Your Pleasure? Platinum Pleasure Edition LP (Universal)

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Reckless Records 6/18/21 New Releases

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!

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES:

MARINA ALLEN – Candlepower LP (Fire)

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

CHRIS CONNELLY & MONICA QUEEN – Birthday Poems CD (Jnana)

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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Reckless Records 2021 Record Store Day Drop 1 List

RECORD STORE DAY JUNE 12, 2021 DROP 1

LPS 

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” 

CD

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

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.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

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

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!

ALL HAIL DOOM!

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.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

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)