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Reckless Records 10/23/20 New Releases

10/23/20 NEW RELEASES

There are a few new releases like Pallbearer, Rancid reissue & a few more that we’re hoping will arrive on Saturday

SUZANNE CIANI – Music for Denali LP (Finders Keepers) 

An early soundtrack created for a documentary about a skiers’ descent from the tallest mountain in Alaska. This 1973 composition showcases Ciani’s skill as not only a masterful synthesist, but also pianist.

FUZZ – III LP/CD (In the Red) limited color vinyl 

Ty Segall, Charles Moothar & Chad Ubovich return with their third album as FUZZ, this time with Steve Albini at the controls. Melodic, heavy riffs with some fantastic guitar playing & some off kilter rhythms this time around. Albini did an excellent job capturing the band’s sound & this one reminds us a lot of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KING GIZZARD etc…

ADRIANNE LENKER – Songs & Instrumentals LP/CD/TAPE (4AD)

The ridiculously prolific musician Adrianne Lenker has had a busy last few years. Her band BIG THIEF released two albums in 2019 & they leaped ahead to become one of the most critically acclaimed bands around. Then, like all of us it all came to a halt because of the pandemic. Thankfully for us she’s used her time to make two more new records, “Songs” & “Instrumentals.” The albums were written & recorded in a cabin in Western MA & her goal was to make music that sounded like the inside of an acoustic guitar & she’s succeeded. These songs remind us more of the stripped-down almost freak folk of “UFOF” mostly just acoustic guitar & voice with a loose recording style with audible background noise & occasional talking. “Instrumentals” are two lengthy stream of consciousness songs that really sounds like exactly what they probably are, Lenker jamming in a cabin while the tape rolled. RECOMMENDED.

THURSTON MOORE – By the Fire CD/TAPE (Daydream Library Series) vinyl coming soon

We think a lot of you will be excited to hear that “By the Fire” is the most SONIC YOUTH sounding Thurston solo record in a while. Featuring the same band as the last few records featuring Deb of MY BLOOD VALENTINE & guitarist James Sedwards, the songs are strong with some truly inspired guitar work. Hearing this now, it almost seems like the more experimental & jammy “Spirit Counsel” was Thurston working out new guitar sounds for the next pop record & this is it. RECOMMENDED.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS – Getting Into Knives 2LP/CD/TAPE (Merge) limited stock of only the gold Peak Vinyl for now — the rest of our order will be arriving over the weekend!

“Getting Into Knives” – John Darnielle’s 19th full-length under the MOUNTAIN GOATS banner & his 2nd 2020 release following the excellent tape-only “Songs For Pierre Chuvin” – was cut in a few days in early March with a full band (including Al Green sideman Charles Hodges on organ) in Memphis, the pandemic looming on the horizon. The result is a lean, soulful rock record evocative of “Automatic For The People”-era R.E.M., early SPRINGSTEEN, and even AGAINST ME! and THE HOLD STEADY in its most righteously charged moments. And all throughout, Darnielle is at the very height of his songwriting powers. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

THIS IS THE KIT – Off Off On LP/CD (Rough Trade) 

“Off Off On” is the fantastic 2020 album by THIS IS THE KIT led by Kate Stable who has also collaborated with THE NATIONAL & Taylor Swift. Tight & rhythmic folky rock with nods at FAIRPORT CONVENTION, BIG THIEF etc…RECOMMENDED.

YO LA TENGO – Sleepless Night EP (Matador) finally here!

Ira, Georgia & James return with this EP featuring the new song “Bleeding” & covers by THE BYRDS, Bob Dylan, DELMORE BROTHERS, Ronnie Lane & THE FLYING MACHINE. THE BYRDS cover is particularly excellent. 

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

ACTRESS – Karma & Desire 2LP/dlx 2LP/CD (Ninja Tune)

BOY PABLO – Wachito Rico LP (777)

KAHIL EL’ZABAR – America the Beautiful LP (K.E.Z.)

GORILLAZ – Song Machine Season 1 LP/DLX LP/CD/DLX CD (Warner)

ROLAND HAYNES – Second Wave LP (Real Gone) remastered

DAN LACKSMAN – Dan Lacksman LP (Real Gone)

SEN MORIMOTO – Sen Morimoto LP/CD (Sooper)

NOCTURNAL EFFIGY – The Moonlit Branches of Powder LP (We Are Busy Bodies)

OPTIC SINK- Optic Sink LP (Goner) now on vinyl!

MARTIN REV – Strangeworld LP (Bureau B) reissue

SKULLCRUSHER – Skullcrusher LP (Secretly Canadian)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Letter to You LP/CD (Columbia) limited indie only grey or black vinyl

VARIOUS ARTISTS –  A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954-1966 2LP (Honest Jons)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Harry Smith B-Sides (4CD & booklet) (Dust to Digital)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Turn It Loose, Ain’t No Good: Savoy Gospel 1970-1979 2LP (Honest Jons)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – You Better Get Ready: Savoy Gospel 1978-1986 2LP (Honest Jons)

WALLOWS – Remote LP (Atlantic)

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Reckless Records 10/16/20 New Releases

10/16/20 NEW RELEASES

AUTECHRE – Sign 2LP/CD (Warp)

IDM titans AUTECHRE have put out a deluge of material within the last handful of years, from live sets to radio shows to small-scale digital-only releases, but “Sign” is their first proper album-album since 2013. The duo’s remote songwriting process has never been more suited for the times of 2020, and the resulting record has a remarkable human touch to it, evolving less as a series of discrete tracks but as a whole piece. Another fantastic record from a duo that has been at it for more than three decades.

QUIN KIRCHNER – Shadows & the Light LP (Astral Spirits)

“The Shadows & the Light” is the impressive 2020 album by the Chicago musician Quin Kirchner. Inspired by some of his favorite musicians like SUN RA, Phil Cohran & Charles Mingus to name a few, Kirchner & a large crew of collaborators have made a fantastic double album of forward-thinking jazz that honors its past. Includes covers of SUN RA, Phil Cohran & Carla Bley. RECOMMENDED!

KEVIN MORBY – Sundowner LP/CD (Dead Oceans) color or black vinyl

After living in NYC & L.A. for the past decade or so, Kevin Morby returned to his home in Kansas City & “Sundowner” is the first record he’s made since his going back. Stripped-down acoustic songs recorded on 4-track that remind us of his early work. “Sundowner” is a term he reappropriated to describe the bummer feeling he often experiences after the sun goes down. Fans of Morby’s more strippped-down recordings & his influences Leonard Cohen & Dylan will approve. 

LAMA LOBSANG PALDEN & JIM BECKER – Compassion LP (Drag City)

Mesmerizing collaboration between local treasure Jim Becker (CALIFONE, IRON & WINE) & Lama Lobsang Palden.Becker was seeking treatment from Palden when the Lama suggested they record an album. The friendship has now lasted 10 years & the result here is stunning, with Becker’s multi-instrumental talent on full display alongside Palden’s trance-inducing voice. Each track flows into another seamlessly with interludes of field recordings & back-masked instruments. Sometimes folky, sometimes droney, always beautiful. Put some COMPASSION in your life! For fans of TERRY RILEY, TONY CONRAD & the like.

TOM PETTY – Wildflowers & All the Rest 3LP/7LP/9LP/2CD/4CD (Warner)

Tom Petty’s beloved “Wildflowers” gets the DELUXE deluxe treatment for its 25th anniversary with 3 vinyl versions (3LP, 7LP box set or indie only 9LP box) and 2 CD versions (2CD & 4CD).  This is one of the most requested back catalog albums at Reckless & we’re excited to be able to offer a pre-order for these. We’re big fans of the album too and we can’t wait to hear all of the outtakes & alternate versions.

SPIRIT ADRIFT – Enlightened in Eternity LP/CD (20 Buck Spin) limited color or black vinyl

2020 album from the Phoenix heavy metal band SPIRIT ADRIFT. This band has always done a great job of paying respect to classic metal of the past, specifically NWOBHM & power metal & this one is no different. Melodic riffs & hooks, triumphant guitar harmonies & soaring vocals. Fans of 80’s metal & melodic hard rock will love this.

ROBERT WYATT – His Greatest Misses 2LP/CD (Domino) limited green vinyl

A wonderful, non-chronological collection of art-rock pioneer ROBERT WYATT’s best solo work, spanning from his 70s psych-folk to the fusion jazz of his 00s. This is a perfect primer to the music of one of the most adventurous and idiosyncratic songwriters of his generation.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

MATT BERNINGER – Serpentine Prison LP (Concord) solo album from THE NATIONAL member

DEAD C – Unknowns CD (Ba Da Bing)

DIRTY PROJECTORS – Super João EP (Domino)

BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND – Transmissions LP (Transgressive)

HEAD MACHINE (Gods) – Orgasm LP (Audio Clarity)

IVEYS – Maybe Tomorrow LP (Audio Clarity)

JUICE WRLD – Legends Never Die LP (Interscope)

HEN OGLEDD – Free Humans 2LP/CD (Domino) limited blue & yellow vinyl

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT – Confessions of a Knife… LP 30th anniversary ed. (Wax Trax!) limited “hell-fire” color vinyl or black

STRIKE UNDER – 09-09-80 7” (Wax Trax!)

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Reckless Records 10/9/20 New Releases

10/9/20 NEW RELEASES

BUDOS BAND – Long in the Tooth LP/CD (Daptone) ltd. splatter vinyl

THE BUDOS BAND has been a stalwart for Daptone as a label, consistently making killer instrumental funk for the past fifteen years, drawing heavily from afrobeat with robust horns and complex polyrhythms. “Long In The Tooth” is a bridging of that sound and the last two albums’ SABBATH-influenced heavy psych. GET IT!

FUTURE ISLANDS – As Long As You Are LP/CD (4AD) limited color or black vinyl

The much adored Baltimore synth pop band FUTURE ISLANDS return in 2020 with “As Long As You Are.” These guys have mastered their style of electronic pop & this one is full of triumphant moments & some beautiful, chilled-out moments, specifically on the excellent track “Moonlight” which reminds us of JOY DIVISION’s classic “Atmosphere.” RECOMMENDED.

MARY LATTIMORE – Silver Ladders LP/CD (Ghostly) color or black vinyl

“Silver Ladders” is the 2020 album from the L.A. based harpist Mary Lattimore. The album was recorded & produced at Neil Halstead’s (SLOWDIVE) studio in Cornwall & the album has a haunting & still timelessness to it, like when you hear traditional songs that you know have existed for hundreds of years. Perfect music for the upcoming Autumn months. 

METZ – Atlas Vending LP/CD/TAPE (Sub Pop) first press “loser edition” color vinyl

The Toronto noise-rockers METZ are back with another strong album. In your face & crisp production & as always, very energetic face melting performances. Bits of BIRTHDAY PARTY, JESUS LIZARD, JAWBOX, FUGAZI & even Chicago’s FACS jump out but these guys have always brought their own take to melodic post-punk.

MRS. PISS – Self-Surgery LP/CD (Sargent House) single-sided red & black vinyl w/ etching

MRS. PISS is the combination of CHELSEA WOLFE and the drummer JESS GOWRIE, and their first EP is a furious collection of industrial metal, centering WOLFE’s sound design and floating, gothic vocal delivery on GOWRIE’s rhythmic command which adds a fair amount of pummelling to the mix. An interesting counterbalance to WOLFE’s 2019 release “Birth of Violence”, which was more geared towards the folk end of her repertoire. It should come as no surprise that this comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

REZN – Chaotic Divine 2LP (Self Released)

“Chaotic Divine” is a welcome dose of psychedelic doom & sludge. SLEEP-esque riffage, melodic mid-tempo rock ala DEAD MEADOW, nods to space rock legends HAWKWIND & even hints of metallic grunge legends ALICE IN CHAINS. RECOMMENDED.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – Seven Turns LP (Music on Vinyl) limited 180 gram silver vinyl

ANTELOPER – Tour Beats, Vol. 1 LP (International Anthem)

BLACK SABBATH – Paranoid Super Deluxe box set 5LP (Rhino) 50th Anniversary Edition

BUFFALO TOM – Birdbrain LP (Beggars Banquet) 30th anniversary edition

DON CHERRY – “Mu” First Part/ “Mu” Second Part/ Orient 2CD (Charly)

SAM COOKE – Mr. Soul LP (Music on Vinyl) limited 180grm purple vinyl

BETTY DAVIS – Betty Davis LP (Light in the Attic) blue vinyl

BETTY DAVIS – They Say I’m Different LP (Light in the Attic) red vinyl

GUNN-TRUSCINSKI DUO – Soundkeeper 2LP (Three Lobed Recordings)

LARAAJI – Moon Piano LP (All Saints)

LINKIN PARK – Hybrid Theory 4LP box set (Warner) 

MACHINEDRUM – A View of U LP (Ninja Tune) marbled vinyl

ROISIN MURPHY – Roisin Machine CD (Loaded) vinyl coming soon

NORTH AMERICANS – Roped In LP (Third Man) limited color vinyl

REPLACEMENTS – Pleased to Meet Me 3CD/LP (Sire)

SAD13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz) – Haunted Painting LP (Wax Nine) pink vinyl

SLADE- Cum on Feel the Hitz LP/CD (BMG)

SLOWDIVE – Blue Day LP (Music on Vinyl) limited180grm marble vinyl 

TALKING HEADS – Fear of Music LP (Sire) silver vinyl Rocktober pressing

TALKING HEADS – Talking Heads 77 LP (Sire) green vinyl Rocktober pressing

TALKING HEADS – More Songs About Buildings & Food LP (Sire) red vinyl Rocktober 

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THE TWILITE TONE – The Clearing LP (Stones Throw)

TWIN PEAKS – Side A 10” (Grand Jury) pink vinyl

V/A – Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknown 3LP + 7” (Soul Jazz)

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Reckless Records 10/2/20 New Releases

MARIE DAVIDSON & L’ŒIL NU – Renegade Breakdown 2LP/CD (Ninja Tune)

Montreal-based MARIE DAVIDSON follows up her 2018 LP “Working Class Woman” with a new band and a confident swagger. Featuring her husband (and partner in the electro-punk group ESSAIE PAS) Pierre Guerineau and Asaël Robitaille, “Renegade Breakdown” is a bold, pop- forward collection of anthems and polemics, filtering 80s house and synth-pop through DAVIDSON’s unique wit and critical eye. Really strong stuff on Ninja Tune.

ENSLAVED – Utgard LP/CD (Nuclear Blast)

The prolific Norwegian extreme metal legends ENSLAVED return with a new album for 2020. This is the first album with their new drummer Cato Bekkevold & his approach seems slightly more pummeling than their previous more-tech drummer. These guys always seem to find ways to keep things interesting which is VERY impressive 14 albums in. This one seems a little heavier all around than the last few which is totally ok with us. RECOMMENDED.

JONSI – Shiver 2LP/CD (Krunk) audiophile pressing or regular vinyl

The SIGUR ROS singer Jonsi delivers probably his most straight-ahead pop record yet on “Shiver.” Honestly we kind of need a record like this right now as it’s packed with fist pumping anthems & some great songs.COCTEAU TWINS Liz Fraser guests on “Cannibal” a track that starts off mellow but gets epic towards the end & ROBYN fans will flip for “Salt Licorice” which sounds like one of her classic hits. Jonsi/SIGUR ROS fans should approve.

LIFEGUARD – Dive TAPE (self released) 

The Case family is now officially a Chicago rock dynasty. You know Brian from his time in 90 DAY MEN, DISAPPEARS, FACS & as a solo artist & now his son Asher brings it all full circle with his band LIFEGUARD. The trio are still in high school but their songs are mature & well-formed with melodic guitar melodies & jammy passages. This makes us think of everything from Touch & Go noise rock to PAVEMENT’s heavier moments. We’re looking forward to hearing more from this young band. RECOMMENDED!

KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH – The Mosaic of Transformation LP (Ghostly)

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has made a pure new age record in 2020. Smith’s description for the record is “an expression of love & appreciation for electricity.” With the term electricity, she’s not only referring to the voltage flowing through her synthesizers but the electricity required in the body for movement. Bubbly Buchla sounds, swaying strings & deep drones that all together make for a listen that feels truly healing. RECOMMENDED.

SUFJAN STEVENS – The Ascension LP/CD/TAPE (Asthmatic Kitty) clear or black vinyl

Recently Sufjan Stevens moved from NYC To the Catskills & while his trusty acoustic instruments were in storage he wrote & recorded the music that would become “The Ascension” with synthesizers & a drum machine. Though electronic, these are still Sufjan Stevens songs & the album is a dense 2 hours of danceable electronic pop, lush synth ballads & even some experimental/drone leaning moments.

SUMAC – May You Be Held 2LP/CD (Thrill Jockey) limited blue vinyl

SUMAC returns with their fourth standalone record, as they continue to push the boundaries between sludge, noise and free improvisation. This should appeal both to fans of heavier doom like YOB or THOU, as well as PSF-style noise a la their frequent collaborator KEIJI HAINO.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

A CERTAIN RATIO – ACR Loco LP (Mute)

AIX EM KLEMM – Aix Em Klemm LP (Kranky)

ANNIHILUS – Ghanima (American Decline)

ANDREE BURELLI – De Sidera (American Dreams)

GROOVIE GOOLIES – Groovie Goolies LP (Real Gone) limited “pumpkin” vinyl

JANES ADDICTION – Ritual De Lo Habitual 2LP (Rhino) color vinyl

KRALLICE / GERYON (split) – Wolf / Astomatous LP (Gilead)

LOVE – Forever Changes LP (Rhino) mono reissue

MASTERPIECE MACHINE – Rotting Fruit 12” (Triple-B) members of FUCKED UP 

  with POWER TRIP’s Riley Gale on vocals. RIP Riley

NICOLE MITCHELL & MOOR MOTHER – Offering: Live at Le Guess Who CD (Don Giovanni)

NEW ORDER – Confusion 12” (Warner)

NEW ORDER – Murder 12” (Warner)

NEW ORDER – Thieves Like Us 12” (Warner)

THE NUDE PARTY – Midnight Manor LP/CD (New West) limited purple vinyl

PEALS – Honey LP (Thrill Jockey)

COREY TAYLOR – CMFT LP (Roadrunner) color or black vinyl

ZACHERLE – Zacherle’s Monster Gallery LP (Real Gone) back in stock on limited clear & “pumpkin” splatter vinyl!

VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Return of the Living Dead: Original Soundtrack LP (Real Gone) back in stock on limited clear & “blood red” splatter vinyl!

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Reckless Records RSD DROP #2 LIST

Here we go again! Like all Record Store Days, items are 1 per customer, first come first served, no holds. As always we do our best to get in as much as we can. It seems that some titles were more heavily allocated this time around but we feel pretty good about what we got in. Good luck!

RSD DROP #2 LIST

LP

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE – Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo (Space Age)

THE ALARM – Celtic Folklore Live (Twenty First Century) Wicker Park only

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – Fillmore West 1-31-71 (Allman Brothers Band) glow in the dark vinyl

ROBBIE BASHO – Selections from Song of the Avatars: The Lost Master Tapes (Tompkins Square)

JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH – The Palace at 4 AM (Part 1) (Schoolkids)

BIG L – The Danger Zone (RBC)

BLACK CROWES- Jealous Again (American)

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR – Door, Door (Rhino)

LENNY BRUCE – Lenny Bruce Is Out Again (Comedy Dynamics) Wicker Park only

SOLOMON BURKE –  Back to My Roots (Geffen)

CANNED HEAT – Record Store Day Party With Canned Heat (Friday Music)

BRANDI CARLILE – A Rooster Says (Elektra)

DON CHERRY – Cherry Jam (Gearbox Records)

CHON – Grow (Sumerian)

SUZANNA CIANI –  A Life in Waves (Soundtrack) (Earth Libraries)

GEORGE S. CLINTON – Mortal Kombat (Original Motion Picture Score) (Varese Sarabande) Wicker Park only

WILLIE COLON – Cosa Nuestra (Craft Recordings)

COOLIO – Gangsta’s Paradise: 25th Anniversary – Remastered (Tommy Boy)

CURREN$Y – Pilot Talk (Empire)

DEATH PIGGY (pre-GWAR) – Welcome To The Record (Anti-Corp)

DINOSAUR JR. – Swedish Fist (Live In Stockholm) (Cherry Red) 

THE DOORS – The Soft Parade: Stripped (Rhino/Elektra)

DURUTTI COLUMN- Idiot Savants (Demon Music Group)

BILL EVANS – Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest (Resonance)

THE FEMININE COMPLEX – Livin’ Love (Modern Harmonic)

LEE FIELDS – Let’s Get A Groove On (Daptone)

FLEETWOOD MAC- The Alternate Rumours (Rhino)

JERRY GARCIA – The Very Best of Jerry Garcia 5LP box set (ATO)

JIMMY GIUFFRE – The 3 & 4: New York Concerts (Anagram)

ELLIE GOULDING – Lights 10 (Interscope) at Belmont and Loop only

GRAVES AT SEAS – History of Sickness (NecroCave)

GUN CLUB – LIVE IN LONDON (Manifesto)

PARISH HALL – Parish Hall (Craft Recordings)

SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS – …What That Is! (Third Man Records) 

SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS  –  Because Is In Your Mind (Third Man Records) with a VERY LIMITED silk-screen print while supplies last (posters at Wicker Park only)

HUNNY – Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (Epitaph Records)

JOHN MASSONI w/ SONIC BOOM – Sundowner Sessions LP (Space Age) Wicker Park only

PAUL MCCARTNEY – McCartney (Capitol) half-speed master

MELANIE – Live at Drury Lane 1974 (Article) Wicker Park only

CHUCK MOSLEY –  First Hellos and Last Goodbyes (Traffic) Loop only

MOTT THE HOOPLE – The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Madfish)

MURS & 9TH WONDER – Brighter Daze (Empire) at Belmont and Loop only

NAS – God’s Son (Get On Down)

NIGHT BEATS – Sonic Bloom (Reverberation Appreciation Society)

NOTORIOUS B.I.G. –  It Was All A Dream: The Notorious B.I.G. 1994-1999 9LP box set (Rhino) Wicker Park only

BOBBY PARKER – Soul of the Blues (Rhythm & Blues)

DAVE PIKE – Jazz For The Jet Set (Nature Sounds)

NATALIE PRASS – Natalie Prass (Spacebomb) w/ bonus 7”

PRIMUS – Suck On This (Prawn Song)

THE RAMONES –  It’s Alive II (Rhino)

THE REPLACEMENTS – The Complete Inconcerated Live 3LP (Rhino)

THE RESIDENTS – Icky Flix: The Original Soundtrack (Ralph)

ROCKABYE BABY! – Lullaby Renditions of Wu-Tang Clan (Rockabye Baby)

KEITH ROWE/ MARK WASTELL – Live at I & E LP (Confront) Wicker Park only

SKYE –  Keeping Secrets (Kartel) Wicker Park only

CHRIS SMITHER – More From The Levee (Signature Sounds)

SNAPPED ANKLES – 21 Metres to Hebden Bridge (Leaf) Wicker Park only

MARK SNOW – Music From the X-Files: The Truth and The Light (Warner)

SON VOLT – Live At The Orange Peel (Transmit Sounds)

BRITNEY SPEARS – Oops!…I Did It Again (Remixes and B-Sides) (SONY)

SPECTRUM – Forever Alien (Space Age) Wicker Park only

SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – The Inevitable (Hollywood)

JIMMY SWEENEY – Without You (ORG)

TEGAN & SARA – Tonight In The Dark We’re Seeing Colors (Warner Records)

TELESCOPES – Altered Perception LP (Space Age) Belmont/Wicker Park only

TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – Some Kind of Happiness?: Singles 1994-1999 (Fire)

JOHNNY THUNDERS & WAYNE KRAMER – Gang War (Skydog)

VARIOUS ARTISTS –  Batman & Robin (Soundtrack) (Warner Records)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Behind The Dykes: Beat, Blues andPsychedelic Nuggets from The Lowlands 1964-1972 (Music on Vinyl)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Dance Craze (Chrysalis Records)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hackers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Varese Sarabande) 

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hi Tide Groove (Fat Possum)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson (American Laundromat) Wicker Park only

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Queen & Slim Soundtrack (Motown)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Mighty Instrumentals: Soul & R&B Style 1965 (Rhythm & Blues)

VARIOUS ARTISTS –  Nativity In Black: A Tribute to Black Sabbath (Real Gone)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Psyché France vol. 6 (1960-70) (Rhino)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – This Are Two Tone (Chrysalis Records)

VARIOUS ARTISTS  – Wilcovered (BMG)

WALE – Wow… That’s Crazy (Warner)

ROBER WATERS – The Wall: Live in Berlin (Universal)

SUMMER WALKER – Last Day of Summer (Interscope)

HANK WILLIAMS – 1951 March of Dimes 10” (BMG)

MARTY WILLSON-PIPER – Nightjar LP (Schoolkids)

CAMILLE YARBROUGH – The Iron Pot Cooker LP (Craft)

ZAP MAMA – Adventures in Afropea 1 (Luaka Bop)

10”

THE HOTRATS – Turn Ons: 10th Anniversary Edition (Demon) Belmont/Wicker Park only

MEAT PUPPETS – Meat Puppets (Megaforce Records)

NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE – Take Your Power Back (Side One Dummy) Wicker Park only

THE ROLLING STONES – Steel Wheels Live (Live From Atlantic City, NJ, 1989) (Eagle Rock)

TOVE LO – Bikini Porn Island picture disc Wicker Park only

7”

BAYSIDE – Heaven (Hopeless Records)

HEART BONES (Har Mar Superstar& Sabrina Ellis of A Giant Dog) – Hurricane (Love  OnLine)

JIMI HENDRIX – Message To Love (Capitol)

OL’ DIRTY BASTARD –  Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (25th Anniversary Edition) 9X7” box set (Rhino/Elektra) Belmont/Wicker Park only

THE GOOD LIFE/ THE PAUSES – ‘Divine Hammer’ b/w ‘Off You’ (TheBreederscovers)   Landland

SEAN PRICE & SMALL PROFESSOR –Latoya Jackson (Coalmine)

THE UNRIGHTEOUS BROTHERS – Unchained Melody b/w You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’   (Lightning Rod)

VASELINES/ POOH STICKS – Dying For It (Glass Modern) Belmont/Wicker Park only

MIKE WATT & THE SECONDMEN – In Quintessence (Yep Roc) Wicker Park only

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Reckless Records 9/25/20 New Releases

BILL CALLAHAN – Gold Record LP (Drag City) now on vinyl!

Just a little over a year after 2019’s excellent “Shepard in a Sheepskin Vest”, Bill Callahan is back with the aptly titled “Gold Record”. This time around Bill brings in even more colorful instrumentation & an expanded musical vocabulary- with mariachi trumpets & guitars, even cowboy whistles shifting in & out of focus to a near psychedelic effect. Every song has a story to tell, with Callahan’s free-wheelin’ & wry vocals reminding us of the great storytellers like TERRY ALLEN & KRIS KRISTOFFERSON. The record also contains some ‘gold’ Callahan lyrics, including “it’s almost beer-thirty”, “…with eyes like honey-drunk bees”, & of course the introductory line, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”. As always, on Drag City & recommended!

IDLES – Ultra Mono LP/deluxe LP/CD (Partisan) “vortex” vinyl, + some ltd. signed prints!

As far as contemporary comparisons go, Bristol’s IDLES hews most closely to Detroit band PROTOMARTYR. These similarities are pretty striking, both in terms of the bands sonic qualities (both have punchy and muscular rhythm sections joined with feedback wall guitars and pointed shout-speak vocals) and in terms of thematic subjects (alienation, anti-capitalist disillusionment, navigating toxic masculine tendencies). What really separates these two bands – apart from nationality – is their outlook. Whereas PROTOMARTYR’s music is dour, IDLES seeks to provide their audience with uplift, and both of these expressions of our modern existence can be poignant and evocative, just in radically different ways. “Ultra Mono” continues right where “Joy as an Act of Resistance” left off, joining pummeling riffs with anthemic declarations of self-love. Whether that speaks to you is reflected in your own emotional life. And if so, this is another deeply rewarding IDLES LP.

KATE NV – Room for the Moon LP (RVNG)

The Russian experimental musician KATE NV returns with a new album in 2020. Her previous album was a more experimental affair, made on the legendary Buchla synthesizer but this one is more like her debut with rhythmic grooves, heavily gated drum sounds & a somewhat stream of consciousness singing style. This reminds us a lot of 80s Japanese pop like MARIAH & YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA & avant garde new wave like Grace Jones. RECOMMENDED


LOMELDA – Hannah LP/CD (Double Double Whammy) pink vinyl

Channeling the same open-hearted energy of songwriters like ALEX G, JULIA JACKLIN and ADRIANNE LENKER of BIG THIEF, Texas’ LOMELDA is able to craft an album that is at once both intimate and grandiose. The tracks on this aptly titled record focus on the lead singer and songwriter Hannah Read, touching upon her feelings of isolation, regret and manic joy. These songs are often structured elliptically, using the patterns to build dynamic change in the arrangements with tape effects, tasteful keys and ragged electric guitar, all in a way that feels effortless in its execution. RECOMMENDED.

MAKAYA McCRAVEN – Universal Beings E & F Sides LP (Int’l Anthem)

Much like he did for 2015’s “In The Moment”, MAKAYA McCRAVEN adds an addendum to his pond-crossing album “Universal Beings”, again featuring recordings from Chicago, London, New York and LA with a cast of fellow jazz luminaries. McCRAVEN’s track record is spotless, and this is yet another essential get on Int’l Anthem!

BOB MOULD – Blue Hearts LP/CD (Merge) limited tri-color Peak Vinyl edition

A year after the cheerful, aptly titled LP “Sunshine Rock”, BOB gets pissed off again with “Blue Hearts”. This is some of the most overtly political music of MOULDs career, digging into the deepening unrest and divides within the United States that have come to the forefront in the last four years (and especially in 2020). And “Blue Hearts” also explores some of MOULD’s past struggles, such as his time as a closeted gay man in the 1980s. Recorded at Chicago’s Electrical Audio, this is yet another bracing, heavy record from the punk legend and comes obviously RECOMMENDED.

CARLOS NIÑO & MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON – Chicago Waves LP (Int’l Anthem)

This impromptu set from drummer CARLOS NIÑO and multi- instrumentalist MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON was recorded at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport back in late 2018. The pair was there to help open for JEREMY CUNNINGHAM and his “Weather Up There” album, and they took advantage of the space and the energy to concoct this swirling, meditative piece of spiritual jazz. With NIÑO’s percussion and sound design backing up ATWOOD-FERGUSON’s affected violin, “Chicago Waves” is a document of an increasingly vital music scene with its roots here in Chicago. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

PRINCE – Sign O’ The Times 2LP/4LP box set /13LP box set/ 8CD box set, CD/ 3CD

The digging in Prince’s vault continues with this bonkers reissue campaign for his legendary 1987 album. First ever remaster with multiple versions including the original album & multiple deluxe versions with previously unreleased material & some live recordings. 

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

WILL BUTLER – Generations LP/CD (Merge) limited red splatter Peak Vinyl edition

COUCH SLUT – Take a Chance on Rock ‘n’ Roll LP (Gilead)

DEATH BELLS – New Signs of Life (Dais)

DEFTONES – Ohms LP (Reprise) black or limited gold

GLOBAL COMMUNICATION – Chapterhouse Retranslated 2LP (Evolution) remastered

GLOBAL COMMUNICATION – 76:14 2LP (Evolution) remastered

KHOTIN – Finds You Well LP (Ghostly)

NAPALM DEATH – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism LP/CD (Century Media)

KELLEE PATTERSON – Maiden Voyage LP (Real Gone) remastered

PSYCHIC TEMPLE – Houses of the Holy LP (Joyful Noise)

LOU REED- New York 3CD/DVD/2LP (Rhino)

OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ – The Clouds Hills Tapes Parts I, II, III 3LP (Clouds Hill)

SURFER BLOOD – Carefree Theatre LP/CD (Kanine)

TRICKY – Fall To Pieces LP/CD (!K7) limited red vinyl

WAX CHATTELS – Clot LP (Captured Tracks)

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Reckless Records 9/18/20 New Releases

9/18/20 NEW RELEASES

ARCA – &&&&& LP (Pan) 

The 2013 mixtape by the Venezuelan producer has been reissued by Pan. ARCA has worked with Bjork, Kanye & Frank Ocean to name a few & has released some really strong albums since then. This is more minimal & straight-ahead than the most recent release “Kick I” but no less engaging.

SARAH DAVACHI – Cantus, Descant 2LP/2CD (Late Music) limited clear vinyl edition

The talented, prolific composer SARAH DAVACHI releases her fourth album of 2020, and first on Warp imprint Late Music, as an exploration of drone using the pipe organ. DAVACHI traveled to churches in Chicago, LA, Vancouver, Amsterdam and Copenhagen to record each of the organs within and capture their subtleties and idiosyncrasies. These compositions are adorned with minimal arrangements of piano, Mellotron, synthesizer, strings and on occasion her own voice. A fantastic drone collection that reminds us of KALI MALONE’s spartan organ music. RECOMMENDED.

DEAR NORA – Three States: Rarities 1997-2007 3LP box set (Orindal)

Vinyl reissue of the 2008 career spanning compilation CD by the Portland indie-pop group DEAR NORA led by Katy Davidson. It’s no surprise that DEAR NORA has found a new audience as bands like BEACH BUNNY, Phoebe Bridgers, JAPANESE BREAKFAST, JOYCE MANOR & so many others have become incredibly popular writing songs in a similar style. Limited & recommended.

MARTIN DENNY- Exotica LP (Jackpot) limited edition color vinyl reissue

MARTIN DENNY- Hypnotique LP (Jackpot) limited edition color vinyl reissue

MARTIN DENNY- Quiet Village LP (Jackpot) limited edition color vinyl reissue

The late 50s albums by Martin Denny, the father of the “Exotica” movement, are available once again this time on limited color vinyl on Jackpot Records. Lounge/tiki records seem to have a resurgence every 10 years or so & after Numero released their excellent “Technicolor Paradise” compilation a few years back it seemed like people were ready to dig in again. There’s a reason these records are considered classics so there’s no time like the present to get loungey! RECOMMENDED!

MJ GUIDER – Sour Cherry Bell LP/CD (Kranky)

The New Orleans musician Melissa Guion returns to Kranky as MJ GUIDER. We loved the first album & its nods to greats like COCTEAU TWINS. There are similar moments here but this one is darker & more mysterious, at times like a techno 12″ played at 33RPM & a cavernous sound at times, like standing in an alley outside a dance club at 4AM & hearing the muffled music from inside. RECOMMENDED.

MUSICA TRANSONIC – Musica Transonic LP (Black Editions)

Black Editions continues their fantastic vinyl reissue campaign with this fuzzed out classic featuring members of ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, RUINS & HIGH RISE. Like HIGH RISE, these recordings are totally blown-out & there’s tons of furious soloing & heavy grooves. TOTALLY MIND-BLOWING & RECOMMENDED!

VALIUM AGGELEIN – Black Moon LP (Numero Group)

Right around the same time the San Jose band DUSTER recorded “Stratosphere”, they recorded this more spaced-out album under the VALIUM AGGELEIN moniker. This is in a similar slowcore style to DUSTER but more instrumental leaning & jammy. If you’re into DUSTER & stuff like BEDHEAD & Chicago’s ZELIENOPLE then you need to check this out.

RUN THE JEWELS – RTJ4 2LP/4LP DELUXE ED./CD/TAPE (BMG) on magenta vinyl or     indie only clear/pink, the 4LP deluxe is VERY LIMITED 

El & Mike’s 4th LP together is putting them in the Hallowed ranks of the Greatest Hip Hop Duos in the history of the game. There’s nothing difficult to understand about the die-hard following they’ve built, or the amazing chemistry they display on these records. Both are MCs’ MCs, the kinda guys who hear a beat & tear into it like hungry bears & with El-Producto’s ability to craft some of the most bombastic, bass heavy, speaker blowing beats this side of the Bomb Squad, they find each beat here thick & juicy. Here’s a final survey for you if you’re trying to decide whether or not you want to get this record: Do you like dope rhymes? Do you like dope beats? If you answered yes, why are you still reading this? Go find the loudest set of speakers you can & crank this record!

V/A – Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993 2LP/CD (Strut)

Absolutely bangin’ compilation from Strut, covering one of the most important black-owned independent labels in the US: D.C.’s Black Fire. Showcasing a mixture of spiritual jazz, soul, disco & African funk, Black Fire was responsible for some of the biggest grails in album collecting, including underground classics from ONENESS OF JUJU, EXPERIENCE UNLIMITED and WAYNE DAVIS. These tracks represent some of the best this label had to offer all in one place. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

ANJIMILE – Give Taker LP/CD (Father/Daughter) black or limited color vinyl

AVETT BROTHERS – Third Gleam LP (Loma Vista) we have a few signed copies while supplies last!

BLACK CROWES – Croweology 3LP (Silver Arrow)

BLITZEN TRAPPER – Holy Smokes Future Jokes LP (Yep Roc) limited splatter vinyl

DAVID BOWIE – Young Americans LP (Parlophone) gold vinyl 45th anniversary 

CHARLIE XCX – How I’m Feeling Right Now 12” (Asylum) neon green

JOHN COLTRANE – Giants Steps: Deluxe Edition 50 Years (Rhino) w/ outtakes

CULTS – Hosts LP (Sinderlyn) black or limited color

DEAR NORA – Three States: Rarities 1997-2007 3LP box set (Orindal)

DEMON FUZZ – Afreaka LP (Music on Vinyl)

DOORS – 13 (Elektra)

FLAMING LIPS – American Head 2LP (Warner) indie only color vinyl now in stock!

FLEETWOOD MAC – Then Play On 2LP (BMG) half-speed remaster

HELIOCENTRICS – Telemetric Sounds LP (Madlib)

HIGH SPIRITS – Hard to Stop LP (HR) Chicago heroes return!

KAZUO IMAI – Far & Wee: Soloworks LP (Black Editions)

KNUCKLE PUCK – 20/20 LP (Rise)

L7 – Smell the Magic LP/CD (Sub Pop) first press Loser Edition on color vinyl

LOS RETROS – Everlasting LP (Stones Throw)

MINISTRY – Everyday is Halloween: Greatest Tricks LP (Cleopatra)

THELONIOUS MONK – Palo Alto LP (Impulse)

IGGY POP – Gimme Some Skin 7×7” box set (Cleopatra)

JOHN PRINE – John Prine LP (Rhino) essentials finally available again

JOHN PRINE – Diamonds in the Rough LP (Rhino)

JOHN PRINE – Sweet Revenge LP (Rhino)

JOHN PRINE – Common Sense LP (Rhino)

OTIS REDDING – Best of Otis Redding LP (Atlantic)

DANIEL ROMANO – How Ill Thy World is Ordered LP (You’ve Changed)

SLOWDIVE – Pygmalion LP (Music on Vinyl) clear/green vinyl 25th anniversary

TOHO SARA – Toho Sara LP (Black Editions)

ANNA VON HAUSWOLFF – All Thoughts Fly LP (Southern Lord)

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Reckless Records 9/11/20 New Releases

9/11/20 NEW RELEASES

CRYPTIC SHIFT – Visitations From Enceladus LP (Blood Harvest)

CRYPTIC SHIFT is a self-proclaimed “astrodeath” band from the UK & this concept album about a young space traveller is one of the coolest metal albums we’ve heard in a long time. The album opens with a BONKERS 26 minute track with 6 sections. Similar to contemporary greats like BLOOD INCANTATION & TOMB MOLD, these guys are technical & proggy (complete with insane Jaco esque fretless bass) but these guys lean into the sci-fi themes even harder than BLOOD INCANTATION. Fans of 80s thrash legends VOIVOD, the above mentioned bands & VEKTOR will eat this up. One of the best metal records of 2020!

SAM PREKOP – Comma LP (Thrill Jockey) white vinyl

An interesting detour for the SEA & CAKE frontman, seeing him explore beat programming and modular synth work that makes much of the arrangement composed through chance. A wonderful record that borrows a lot from the beat experiments of the Chicago free jazz scene!

ASHA PUTHLI – Asha Puthli (Mr Bongo)

Fantastic reissue of this 1973 album by this Indian born singer who would go on to become a popular figure in the NYC Studio 54 scene. Her song “Space Talk” has been sampled by many hip-hop artists including DILATED PEOPLES & NOTORIOUS B.I.G. & she sang on Ornette Coleman’s “Science Fiction” album. This album features mostly covers & one original & the songs are a blend of soul, jazz & pop with a pretty steamy vibe all around. Fans of everything from Betty Davis to Solange to Carly Simon will love this. RECOMMENDED.

SIR JOE QUARTERMAN & FREE SOUL – Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul LP (Mr. Bongo)

Much appreciated reissue of this politically fueled funk masterpiece from 1973 by the D.C. based singer Sir Joe Quarterman & FREE SOUL. Heavy funk with a big horn section, some fuzz guitar solos & smart lyrics. Fans of Sly Stone, FUNKADELIC etc….will approve.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

ALL THEM WITCHES – Nothing As The Ideal LP (New West) vinyl now in stock

DELTA SPIRIT – What Is There LP (New West)

FLAMING LIPS – American Head LP/CD (Warner) indie vinyl coming in a few weeks

PJ HARVEY – To Bring You My Love LP (Island)

PJ HARVEY – To Bring You My Love- Demos LP (Island)

JULY -The Complete Recordings 6CD box set (Grapefruit)

MARILYN MANSON – We are Chaos LP/CD/TAPE (Loma Vista) indie only w/ postcard or 

    regular black, both versions have posters

MASTODON – Medium Rarities CD (Reprise)

SALLY ANNE MORGAN – Thread LP (Thrill Jockey) “yolk” vinyl

NIRVANA – Bleach LP (Sub Pop) two new repressings: red/black marble or blue/black     

   marble

RIVAL CONSOLES – Articulation LP (Erased Tapes) clear vinyl in PVC sleeve

THROWING MUSES – Sun Racket LP (Fire)

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Reckless Records 9/4/20 New Releases

9/4/20 NEW RELEASES

AESOP ROCK – Float: 20 Year Anniversary Edition 2LP (Rhymesayers)   Limited blue, yellow of green vinyl

One of the classics of early 2000s hip-hop,The now legendary album “Float” by AESOP ROCK, is back in print on 3 different limited edition vinyl colors for its 20th anniversary. RECOMMENDED!

BLONDE REDHEAD – Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons: 20th anniversary LP (Touch &  Go) limited 180GRM pink vinyl with alternate cover art

How can it already be 20 years!!?? In celebration, Touch & Go has reissued a limited edition version with new cover art on pink vinyl. BLOND REDHEAD has an amazing discography but this is definitely one of our favorite ones. RECOMMENDED!

NAKED ROOMMATE – Do the Duvet (Trouble in MInd) limited cherry red vinyl

Minimal but danceable post-punk from this Berkeley based band. Very rhythmic songs with great synth production, tons of dubby delay etc…Fans of ESG, LIQUID LIQUID, Anika, BEAK> etc… will love this.

PHEW – Vertical KO LP (Disciples)

Japanese avant-garde luminary PHEW leans into minimal wave and post-punk with her 2020 release Vertical KO. Working on her own for the first time in a few years, PHEW layers vocal samples, spoken word, tumbling drum machine rhythms, murky modular synths and field recordings in one of her strongest works yet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED experimental music from one of the best living musicians and collaborators ever to do it!

ROLLING STONES – Goats Head Soup LP/2LP/4LPdeluxe/3CDdeluxew/posters

2020 remix & half-speed master of possibly the most under appreciated ‘Stones albums, “Goats Head Soup” from 1973. Mick, Keef & the boys were always thought of as bad boys, especially compared to their rivals THE BEATLES, but we know now a lot of that was myth. But on this album the weariness of fame and the road, drug use, the fall-out of Altamont etc… seems to have creeped in & permeated these songs. There aren’t a lot of outtakes for their albums usually but this one has a decent amount including a mostly unknown track with Jimmy Page called “Scarlet” which is just bonkers if you think about it. RECOMMENDED.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
BAD MOVES – Untenable LP (Don Giovanni) green vinyl

BALL – Like You Are ~ I Once Was ~ Like I Am ~ You Will Never Be LP (Horny)

BILL CALLAHAN – Gold Record CD/TAPE (Drag City) vinyl coming in a few weeks

DOUG CARN – Spirit of the New Land LP (Real Gone) reissue

DUKES OF CHUTNEY – Hazel (Beats in Space)

EMPEROR – Wrath of the Tyrant LP (Spinefarm)

REX ORANGE COUNTRY – Bcos U Will Never B Free LP (Rex Orange County)

MICHAEL ROTHER (of NEU! & HARMONIA) – Dreaming LP (Gronland)

YO LA TENGO – Electr-O-Pura 2LP (Matador) double LP reissue from original masters

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Reckless Records 8/28/20 New Releases

8/28/20 NEW RELEASES

DAVID BLUMBERG – On&On LP (Mute)

“ON&ON” is the excellent record by the former YUCK front man Daniel Blumberg. These stark songs backed by violin, double bass & drums by Jim White of DIRTY THREE have an honesty & effortlessness to them that is difficult to achieve in our opinion. This makes us think of Jason Molina, Jeff Buckley & David Berman who was a mentor to Blumberg while making the record. RECOMMENDED.

JOHN CARPENTER – Skeleton 12” (Sacred Bones)

The horror master John Carpenter returns with his first new, non-soundtrack music since 2016. “Skeleton” is an updated track in the style that you love with a slight techno vibe & some gritty guitar from Daniel Davies. EXCELLENT STUFF OF COURSE.

JESSY LANZA – All The Time LP/CD (Hyperdub) limited pink vinyl

Following up 2016’s “Oh No”, Canadian singer/producer JESSY LANZA further dives into playful, house-inspired pop. There’s a tension between the bright bounce of this music and the bracing anger of a dissolving future brought on by the 2020 pandemic, and this can at times sound like CARIBOU or MORGAN GEIST, with whom she’s worked with in the past. “All The Time” is a step into more pure pop, but the acid R&B is still very present.

THE MICROPHONES – MICROPHONES IN 2020 LP/CD (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

If you’ve been following Phil Elverum’s life over the past few years then you know he’s been through a lot. But now deep in 2020, we’ve ALL been through a lot & this record might help some of us deal with that. Elverum has re-started his adored MICROPHONES project with a 45 minute song. It starts with an acoustic riff that repeats for almost 8 minutes before he gets to singing. The song is like a short story about his life as a musician or a lengthy journal entry. Drums, distorted bass & guitar, piano, drones & various other instruments come in & out but mostly the song is based around the same acoustic riff. Lengthy conceptual songs like this can go very wrong but this definitely works. RECOMMENDED.

BRETT NAUCKE – EMS Hallucinations LP (American Dreams)

The always reliable Chicago based experimental musician Brett Naucke recorded these pieces at his residency at the famed Stockholm Elektromusikstudion in 2019. Recorded on the legendary Buchla 200 series Analog synthesizer, Naucke has done a fantastic job of creating a heavy, electronic space for us to lose ourselves in during pandemic times.

ANGEL OLSEN – Whole New Mess LP/CD/TAPE limited “clear smoke” with free 7” while supplies last or black vinyl 

Though this might seem like a pandemic record, This record of stripped down versions of the “All Mirrors” songs was originally recorded at Phil Everum’s (MICROPHONES/MT. EERIE) Unknown studio in Washington back in 2018. These versions were originally intended to be released side by side with “All Mirrors” but it sort of makes sense now that she decided to hold them back. Recently the Chicago ex-pat has discussed in interviews that she’s backing away from some of the more visible aspects of being a “rock star” so a return to her more minimal songwriting style makes sense. We’re just happy that she decided to release these amazing versions. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE!

.KELLY LEE OWENS – Inner Song LP/CD limited white or black vinyl“Inner Song” is the 2nd album from the London based musician Kelly Lee Owens. This is a nice blend of the techno production she’s become known for & some R&B tinged electronic pop mixed in.

POLE – 1 LP (Mute)

POLE – 2 LP (Mute)

POLE – 3 LP (Mute)

The now legendary first three albums by POLE are available once again!!!! These are the first vinyl reissues in almost 20 years& it’s welcome because the originals are difficult to find. These albums caused quite a stir back then with their stark, monochromatic artwork that perfectly complemented the glitchy, minimalist, dub influenced electronic music. RECOMMENDED.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES

THE AWAKENING – Hear, Sense, Feel LP (Real Gone) clear vinyl

BOB MOSES – Desire 12” (Domino)

MAC DEMARCO – Here Comes the Cowboy LP (Mac’s Record Label)

EVICSHEN – Hair Birth LP (American Dreams)

STAN GETZ & JOAO GILBERTO – Getz/Gilberto LP (Verve) audiophile remaster

DISCLOSURE – Energy LP/CD (Capitol)

BOBBY HUTCHERSON – The Kicker LP (Blue note) remaster, Blue Note Tone Poet series

RUSTON KELLY – Shape & Destroy LP (Rounder) limited LP w/ photo or regular

KENNELMUS – Folkstone Prism LP (Modern Harmonic) reissue

BETTYE LAVETTE – Blackbirds LP (Verve)

JACKIE MCLEAN – It’s Time LP (Blue note) remaster, Blue Note Tone Poet series

METALLICA – S&M2 4LP,2CD, 2CD/BLU-RAY, 2CD/DVD, Blackened)

MINOR THREAT – First Two 7”s (Dischord) blue vinyl pressing w/ blue cover!

MOON DUO – Escape: Expanded Edition LP (Sacred Bones) limited color or black vinyl

MY MORNING JACKET – The Waterfall LP/CD (ATO)

NARROW HEAD – 12th House Rock LP (Run For Cover)

PRIVATE WORLD – Aleph LP (Dais) limited purple vinyl

PVRIS – Use Me LP (Warner)

ELLIOTT SMITH – Elliott Smith: 25th Anniversary Edition 2LP/2CD (Kill Rock Stars)

SOUL SIDE – The Ship 7” (Dischord) they’re back!

NORMA TANEGA – Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog LP (Real Gone) limited sky blue vinyl

T. REX – Electric Warrior 2LP (Mobile Fidelity) 45RPM Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Angelheaded HIpster: Songs of Marc Bolan & T.Rex 2LP (BMG)

VENOM – Sons of Satan: Rare & Unreleased 2LP (BMG) splatter vinyl

COLTER WALL – Western Swing & Waltzes & Other Punchy Songs LP (La Honda) 

    Indie only “uncolored” vinyl

WIDOWSPEAK – Plum LP (Captured Tracks)

ELI WINTER – Unbecoming LP (American Dreams)