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Reckless Records 11/11/22 New Releases

Smut – How the Light Felt


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BALKA SOUND – Balka Sound 2LP (Strut)

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

BLACKLIST – Afterworld LP (Profound Lore)

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

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


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

BUTCHER BROWN – Triple Trey LP (Concord)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

>> DROWSE – Wane Into It LP (Flenser)

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

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

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

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

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

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

BILL FRISELL – Four 2LP (Blue Note)

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

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

GHOST CAR – Truly Trash LP (One Little Independent)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HELENA HAUFF – Living with Ladybirds 12” (fabric)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LARKIN POE – Blood Harmony LP (Tricki-Woo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

>> PLAID – Feorm Falorx LP (Warp)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOSS STONE – Merry Christmas, Love LP (Hollywood)

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

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

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

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

HEATHER TROST – Desert Flowers LP (Ba Da Bing)

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

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

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

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


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

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Reckless Records 11/4/22 New Releases

Botch – We Are The Romans (Remastered)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

>> ANSAMBL MILETA PETROVIĆAVeseli Romi LP (Radio Martiko)

ART MOORE – Art Moore LP (Anti-)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LUKE COMBS – Growin’ Up LP (Columbia)

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

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

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

CARLA DAL FORNO – Come Around LP (Kallista)

DJ BONE – Black Market EP 12″ (fabric)

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

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

DIJON – Absolutely LP (Warner)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOJI – Smithereens CD (88rising)

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

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

ALICIA KEYS – Santa Baby CD (Alicia Keys)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OLD FIRE – Voids 2LP (Western Vinyl)

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUZI QUATRO – Uncovered LP (Sun)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TINARIWEN – Kel Tinariwen LP (Wedge) *Reissue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reckless Records 10/28/22 New Releases

Darkthrone – Astral Fortress


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

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

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

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

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

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

HAMMERED HULLS – Careening LP (Dischord)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE CASUAL DOTS – Sanguine Truth LP (Ixor Stix)

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

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

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

BILL CONVERSE – Take Parts LP (Dark Entries)

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

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

CROSSES (+++)Day One 10” (Warner)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DREADNOUGHT – The Endless LP (Profound Lore)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEXX – Morbid Reality LP (Svart) *Reissue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OTOBOKE BEAVER – Super Champon LP (Damnably)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WORLD PARTY – Egyptology 2LP (Seaview)

TRISHA YEARWOOD – The Sweetest Gift LP (MCA)

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

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

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

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

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Reckless Records 10/21/22 New Releases

Arctic Monkeys – The Car


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DUMA – Duma LP (Nyege Nyege Tapes)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

ARMOR FOR SLEEP – Rain Museum LP (Equal Vision)

AUTHENTICALLY PLASTIC – Raw Space LP (Hakuna Kalula)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOCTOR BIONIC – Animal Totem LP (Chiefdom)

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

ENUMCLAW – Save The Baby LP (Fat Possum)

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

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

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


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

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

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

GIVEON – Give or Take LP (Epic)

GOAT – Oh Death CD (Rocket Recordings)


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

JEWEL – Freewheelin’ Woman LP (Crush Music)

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

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

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

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

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

TOVE LO – Dirt Femme CD (Pretty Swede)

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

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

LUCKY DAYE – Candydrip 2LP (RCA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RACHIKA NAYAR – Heaven Come Crashing LP (NNA)

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

OBERGMAN – Akrobahn 12″ (Stilleben)

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

PATRIZIA PELLEGRINO – Automaticamore LP (Miss You) *Remastered

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

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

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

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

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

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

RIVAL CONSOLES – Now Is 2LP (Erased Tapes)

RUBBLEBUCKET – Earth Worship LP (Grand Jury)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEGHAN TRAINOR – Takin’ It Back LP (Epic)

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

LOU TURNER – Microcosmos LP (Spinster)

TWAIN – Noon 2LP (Keeled Scales)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reckless Records 10/14/22 New Releases

Meat Wave – Malign Hex


MAMALEEK – Diner Coffee LP (The Flenser)

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

MEAT WAVE – Malign Hex LP (Swami)

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

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

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


ALTHEA & DONNA – Uptown Top Ranking LP (Survival)

ASHE – Rae LP (Mom & Pop) 

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

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

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

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


DREXCIYA – Neptune’s Lair LP (Tresor)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAM PREKOP – Sparrow LP (Tal) 

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

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

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

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

THE SMITHS – Louder Than Bombs LP (Sire)

SPACEMEN 3 – Recurring LP (Spaceage)

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

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

RYLER WALKER – So Certain EP (Husky Pants)

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

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Reckless Records 10/7/22 New Releases

Alvvays – Blue Rev


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

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

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

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

CLEAR PATH ENSEMBLE – Solar Eclipse LP (Soundway)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

BELOVED GHOULS – Terrorized/ Shocked 7″ (SideOneDummy)

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

BIG CHEEKO – Block Barry White LP (Nature Sounds)

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

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

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

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

CARCASS – Heartwork: Ultimate Edition 2LP (Earache)

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

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

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

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

CHRONOPHAGE – Chronophage LP/CD (Post Present Medium)

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

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

DAEDALUS – Simmers Over CS (Dome of Doom)

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

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

WILLIAM DOYLE – Near Future Residence LP (Tough Love)

WILLIAM DOYLE – Dream Derealised LP (Tough Love)

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

EASY LIFE – Maybe In Another Life LP (Island)

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

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

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

MAXINE FUNKE – Pieces of Driftwood LP (Disciples)

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

GILLA BAND – Most Normal LP/CD (Matador)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LAMB OF GOD – Omens LP/CD (Epic)

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

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

MAHA – Orkos LP (Habibi Funk)

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

MANEKA – Dark Matters LP (Skeletal Lightning)

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

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

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

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

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

JESSICA MOSS – Galaxy Heart LP (Constellation)

OLD TIME RELIJUN – Musicking LP (K Records)

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

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

DOLLY PARTON – Home For Christmas LP (Legacy)

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

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

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

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

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

ROCKNESS MONSTA – Ether Rocks LP (American B Boy)

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

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

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

FRANK SINATRA – Christmas With Frank Sinatra LP (Legacy)

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

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

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

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

TIM STORY – Rust Smudges CS (DAIS)

SUMMER SALT – Happy Camper LP (Cherry Lime)

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

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

T. REX – 1971 2LP (Demon)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ZETA – Todo Bailarlo LP (Skeletal Lightning)

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Reckless Records 9/30/22 New Releases

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cool It Down


MARISA ANDERSON – Still, Here LP/CD (Thrill Jockey) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

Beautiful instrumentals from always reliable MARISA ANDERSON, moving from lightly strummed guitar soli to pastoral, pedal steel drenched atmospheres. This is perfect music for a grey autumn morning. On Thrill Jockey and RECOMMENDED.

EMERALDS – Solar Bridge LP/CD (Ghostly Int’l) *Remastered – Ltd. Gold Wave Vinyl

The late Ohio trio EMERALDS featuring Steve Hauschildt, Mark McGuire & John Elliott was one of the more exciting underground synth/drone groups at the time & their output has aged quite well over the years. Deep & spiritual synth drone made with some basement, art-rock attitude. RECOMMENDED.

TITUS ANDRONICUS – The Will To Live 2LP/CD (Merge) *Peak Vinyl Edition – Ltd. Black & Silver Vinyl

This seventh record from Patrick Stickles & company looks towards faith and human kindness with the same ambitions as previous releases such as The Monitor and A Most Lamentable Tragedy. These songs have a bit more polish and sheen to them, but moreso as a conscious stylistic decision to lean into, say, 80s ZZ TOP but with the verbosity of a MOUNTAIN GOATS or SILVER JEWS and the empathetic, working class attitude of THE REPLACEMENTS. Always lovely to have these dudes back. EXCELLENT and RECOMMENDED!

WILCO – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: 20th Anniversary LP/CD (Nonesuch) *2LP Black Vinyl, 2LP Ltd. Cream Vinyl, 7LP Deluxe Edition, 2CD Expanded Edition, 8CD Super Deluxe Box Set, or 11LP/CD Super Deluxe Box Set

20 Years on, YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT, Wilco’s first for Nonesuch, holds a special place in our hearts. Here’s what we thought about it upon its release: The hell and high water that Wilco has had to go through for this album’s release would destroy most bands. But the team of Tweedy, Stirrat, and newbies Glenn Kotche and Leroy Bach (with crucial assists from Jay Bennett and Jim O’Rourke) aren’t just releasing any normal record: they are releasing one of the most (if not the most) important records of the year. Top to bottom the album is a flawless piece of rock joy. Challenging, daring, and beautifully arranged. These Chicago darlings are raising the bar for the music world. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

YEAH YEAH YEAHS – Cool It Down LP/CD (Dress Up/ Secretly Canadian) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

It’s been almost 10 years since the last YEAH YEAH YEAHS album & their first on Secretly Canadian. Karen O, Nick Zinner & Brian Chase are masters of cinematic pop music & that’s on full display here. This is a solid entry into their already impressive discography. RECOMMENDED.


AMEN DUNES – Freedom LP (Sacred Bones) *Sacred Bones 15th Anniversary – Ltd. Blue Wave Vinyl

AUTOPSY – Morbidity Triumphant LP (Peaceville)

JEFF BECK & JOHNNY DEPP – 18 LP (Atco) *Ltd. Gold Nugget Vinyl

BJÖRK – Fossara LP/CD (One Little Independent) *Black Vinyl, 2LP Ltd. Green Vinyl, standard CD or CD w/ ltd. book packaging

CLARK – 05-10 2LP (Warp)

CLARK – Body Riddle 2LP/2CD (Warp)

ALICE COOPER – Live From The Astroturf LP (EAR Music) *Ltd. Apricot. Vinyl w/ DVD

SHAMEKIA COPELAND – Done Come Too Far LP (Alligator) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

DENZEL CURRY – Melt My Eyez See Your Future LP/CD/CS (Loma Vista) *Black or Ltd. Blue Smoke Vinyl

DIALECT – Advanced Myth LP (RVNG) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

DIAMOND HEAD – Lightning To The Nations LP (Silver Lining) *Reissue – Remastered w/ new cover art

DJ SCRIBY / DJ MARILLO / DJ SKOTHAN The GQOM Trilogy 3LP (Hakuna Kulala)

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

FREDDIE GIBBS – Soul Sold Separately CD (Esgn) *w/ signed booklet!

PHILIP GLASS – The Hours (Soundtrack) LP (Nonesuch) *2022 Reissue

KAYLEIGH GOLDSWORTHY – Learning To Be Happy LP (Memory Music) *Hot Pink Vinyl – Ltd. 400

GORGOROTH – Pentagram LP (SoulSeller) *Reissue – Ltd. White Vinyl

GRAFFITI – Graffiti LP (Sundazed) *Reissue – Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

BUDDY GUY – The Blues Don’t Lie 2LP/CD (RCA)

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES – Do It For Love 2LP (BMG) *2022 Reissue

BEN HARPER – Bloodline Maintenance LP (Chrysalis)

HELLOWEEN – Helloween 2LP (Nuclear Blast) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

HIGH VIS – Blending LP (Dais) *Ltd. Peach Marble Vinyl

THE HIVES – Barely Legal LP (Burning Heart) *Anniversary Edition – Ltd. Color Vinyl

JENNY HVAL – Blood Bitch LP (Sacred Bones) *Sacred Bones 15th Anniversary – Ltd. Clear Smoke Vinyl

THE JACK MOVES – The Jack Moves LP (Everloving) *2022 Reissue

JULIA, JULIA – Derealization LP (Suicide Squeeze) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl

KUEDO – Infinite Window LP (Brainfeeder) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

LAMBCHOP – The Bible 2LP/CD (Merge) *Peak Vinyl Edition – Ltd. Yellow & Black Marbled Vinyl

LINCOLN – Repair & Reward LP (Temporary Residence) *Remixed & Remastered – Ltd. Ocean Blue Vinyl

JOE LOVANO – I’m All For You: Ballad Songbook 2LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

MADONNA – Rebel Heart Tour 2LP (Mercury) *Ltd. Purple Vinyl

MAMALARKY – Pocket Fantasy LP/CD (Fire Talk) *Black or Ltd. Frosted Blue Vinyl

MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER – Unfold LP (Fat Possum)

MELT-BANANA – Scratch or Stitch CD (Skin Graft) *Reissue – Deluxe Edition

METRIC – Formentera LP/CD (Metric Music) *Ltd. Sky Blue Vinyl

MID-AIR THIEF – Crumbling LP (Top Shelf Records) *Ltd. Green & Orange Vinyl

MOON DUO – Live at Levitation LP (Reverberation Appreciation Society) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

JULIE ODELL – Autumn Eve LP (French Kiss)

OFF! – Free LSD LP (Fat Possum) *Deluxe Edition – Glow In The Dark Vinyl w/ gatefold & blotter

PIXIES – Doggerel LP (BMG) *Red or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

THE PLEASURE MAJENTA – Looming, The Spindle LP (Deadstrange)

REVEREND BIZARRE – Slice of Doom (Svart) *w/ bonus live DVD

ROYAL AIRCOACH – Open Up Your Mind LP (Sundazed) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

SENSES FAIL – Hell Is In Your Heart LP (Pure Noise) *Pink Vinyl – 10 Bands One Cause

BEN SHEMIE – Desiderata LP (Joyful Noise) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

SIGH – Eastern Darkness LP (Peaceville)

SLIPKNOT – The End, So Far 2LP (Road Runner) *Clear Vinyl or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

THE SOFT MOON – Criminal LP (Sacred Bones) *Sacred Bones 15th Anniversary – Ltd. Yellow/Black Swirl Vinyl

SOUND OF CERES – Emerald Sea LP (Joyful Noise) *Ltd. Seafoam Green Vinyl

SWEET – Odense Blitz 2LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

T. REX – 1970 LP (Demon)

T54 – Drone Attacks 2LP (Ally) *Remastered & Expanded Edition

TROUBLE – Simple Mind Condition LP (Hammerheart)

VACANT GARDENS – Obscene/ Under The Bloom LPs (Tough Love) *Clear Vinyl – 2022 Reissues sold separately

YELLOW OSTRICH – Soft LP (Barsuk) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl

VARIOUS – Halloween Garage Blues LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

VARIOUS – Punk Rock Halloween: Loud, Fast & Scary LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

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Reckless Records 9/23/22 New Releases

Makaya McCraven – In These Times


ALEX G – God Save The Animals LP/CD (Domino) *Black or Indie Exclusive Ltd. Clear Vinyl

This 2022 album from Alex Giannascoli takes on a more pious approach (as the title implies), adopting a tone of semi-serious, semi-tongue-in-cheek evangelical fervor to explore real concepts of forgiveness, love, morality and redemption. This is perhaps the crispest sounding ALEX G record to date, with the disparate styles of country, indie folk and emo transmitting through clearer than ever. A totally unique record. EXCELLENT and RECOMMENDED!

DUSTER – Together LP/CD/CS (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. Clear Smoke Vinyl

Together is the fantastic 2022 album by the San Jose group DUSTER. Similar to HUM, another band that broke up many years ago then reformed to make great new music, DUSTER is making some of their best music yet. The album has a sort of lo-fi & warm tone to it with dead sounding drums, tape warbled guitar sounds & buried vocals – that classic slowcore move. RECOMMENDED.

ICEAGE – Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021 LP/CD (Mexican Summer) *Black or Ltd. Red Vinyl

Collection of “misfit children” from Danish post-punk band ICEAGE – outtakes and non-album cuts from across their three most recent LPs. Don’t be mistaken; these songs are not disposable! The band’s raw energy shines through here brightly. Fantastic and RECOMMENDED!

MAKAYA McCRAVEN – In These Times LP/CD (International Anthem) *Black or Ltd. Ivory Vinyl

Despite releasing 6 records since 2015, the Chicago-based percussionist & composer MAKAYA McCRAVEN has been slowly sculpting this album that entire time. With a large group of talented collaborators including Junius Paul, JEFF PARKER, Macie Stewart & Brandee Younger to name a few, McCraven has created a highly listenable collection of rhythmic songs that almost all eras of jazz post 1960s, 70s film soundtracks ala Quincy Jones, 90s/00s post rock & more. RECOMMENDED!!

THE MOVERS – Vol. 1: 1970-1976 LP (Analog Africa)

Analog Africa continues their hot streak, releasing a compilation of tunes from THE MOVERS, purveyors of Zimbabwe’s Mbaqanga (aka Township Jive). The name does not lie here; the groups’ easy-shuffling rhythms are infectious, sounding like a Soweto-adjacent version of THE METERS or BOOKER T & THE MGs with their electric organ and tight drums. This compiles music from their golden era in the early 1970s. Absolutely glorious music here that is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


ESSENTIAL reissue of this classic Rastafarian record by the Jamaican drummer COUNT OSSIE. Rastafarians were considered outcasts in Jamaica in the 50s when Ossie was getting his start but they gradually became accepted in the music scene. In 1973 Count Ossie released this incredible album of music dedicated to the Africans that were brought to Jamaica as slaves. Heavy & repetitive percussion with an almost improvisational jazz feel. This album will appeal to fans of 70s spiritual jazz like EDDIE GALE, Chicago’s own PHILIP COHRAN & even the early MOONDOG records at times. RECOMMENDED.

ALHAJI WAZIRI OSHOMA – The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Waziri Oshoma: World Spirituality Classics 3 2LP (Luaka Bop)

The latest entry in Luaka Bop’s World Spirituality Classics series (following their superb compilations of ALICE COLTRANE’s ashram music and American gospel funk) this time turns towards a unique musical slice in Islam with Nigerian bandleader ALHAJI SIR WAZIRI OSHOMAH. This music blends the elliptical patterns of highlife with electronics reminiscent of the great WILLIAM ONYEABOR and the more raw sounds of Edo Funk coming from Benin City, all with an ecstatically religious bent. Beautiful and RECOMMENDED!

VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ & KHRUANGBIN – Ali LP/CD (Dead Oceans) *Black or Ltd. Jade Vinyl

The Houston trio KHRUANGBIN’s collaboration with LEON BRIDGES seemed so logical when we heard it that it seemed like something that would inevitably happen someday. The same can be said with this collab with Mali guitar legend Vieux Farka Touré – it just makes sense. Nice, mellow vibes backed by the great KHRUANGBIN rhythm section & plenty of space for Touré to stretch out on guitar & vocals. Really great stuff. RECOMMENDED!


ABBA – Gold: Greatest Hits 2LP (Capitol) *Now available on Ltd. Gold Vinyl or as Ltd. Picture Discs!

ALICE IN CHAINS – Dirt 2LP (Legacy) *Remastered – Music On Vinyl Reissue

AUTOUR DE LUCIE – L’échappée belle LP (Dot Matrix) *Remastered – Ltd. Red Vinyl

AUTOUR DE LUCIE – Immobile LP (Dot Matrix) *Remastered – Ltd. Tan Vinyl

BAD BRAINS – Quickness: Punk Note Edition LP (ORG) * Remastered w/ alternate Blue Note-style art

BLUR – Bustin’ + Dronin’ CD (Parlophone)

CARRTOONS – Homegrown LP (Wichita) *Ltd. Clear Pink Vinyl

CERBERUS SHOAL – Cerberus Shoal LP (Temporary Residence) *Remastered – Anniversary Edition

JOHN COLTRANE – Blue Train LP (Blue Note) *180g, Remastered – Blue Note Tone Poet Series

JOHN COLTRANE – Blue Train: The Complete Masters 2LP (Blue Note) *Blue Note Tone Poet Series

ERIC COPELAND & JOSH DIAMOND – Riders on the Storm LP (Post Present Medium)

COURTING – Guitar Music LP (PIAS)

THE CRADLE – Radio Wars LP (NNA Tapes)

DARK MEDITATION – Polluted Temples LP (Satanik Royalty) *Ltd. Black & White Vinyl

MILES DAVIS – We Want Miles 2LP (Get On Down) *Reissue – Ltd. Yellow Vinyl w/ Japanese OBI

MILES DAVIS – You’re Under Arrest LP (Get On Down) *Reissue – Ltd. Clear Vinyl w/ Japanese OBI

DE LUX – Do You Need A Release? 2LP (Innovative Leisure)

DEATH GRIPS – The Powers That B LP (Capitol) *RSD Essential – Ltd. Opaque Red Vinyl

DEATHPROD – Sow Your Gold In The Foliated White Earth LP/CD (Smalltown Supersound)

DESTRUCTION – Release From Agony LP (High Roller) *Reissue – Ltd. Bi-Color Vinyl

BRUCE DICKINSON – Accident of Birth LP (BMG) *25th Anniversary – Ltd. Red/Black Splatter Vinyl

DIO – Killing The Dragon LP (BMG) *20th Anniversary – Ltd. Red/Orange Swirl Vinyl

DIO – Donington ’83 & Donington ’87 2LP/CD (BMG) *Both live sets sold separately – limited amount available with lenticular covers!

DIVINO NIÑO – Last Spa on Earth LP/CD/CS (Winspear) *Black or Ltd. Chicago Exclusive Purple Vinyl

DOCTOR BIONIC – The God State LP (Chiefdom) *Ltd. “Clearwater” Blue Vinyl

SALVATOR DRAGATTO – Mind on Madrid 7″ (Colemine) *Ltd. Clear Gray Vinyl

EDITORS – EBM 2LP (PIAS) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

FALLUJAH – Empyrean 2LP (Nuclear Blast) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – 5SOS LP/CD/CS (BMG) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive “Bone” Vinyl

FKA TWIGS – Caprisongs LP (Atlantic) *Finally available on vinyl!

MAYA HAWKE – MOSS LP (Mom + Pop) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

HEART TO GOLD – Tom LP (Memory Music) *Opaque Jade Vinyl – Ltd. 700


WANDA JACKSON – I Remember Elvis LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl

JERMISIDE & THE EXPERT – The Overview Effect LP (Rucksack)

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS – Changeup: Acoustic 2LP (Legacy)

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Omnium Gatherum LP (KGLW) * “Lucky Rainbow Wax”

THE KINKS – Everybody’s in Show-Biz 2LP (BMG) *50th Anniversary – Remastered

THE KINKS – Muswell Hillbillies LP (BMG) *50th Anniversary – Remastered

NIKKI LANE – Denim & Diamonds LP (New West) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive Yellow Vinyl

MARINA & THE DIAMONDS – Electra Heart: Platinum Blonde Edition 2LP (Atlantic) *Ltd. Magenta Vinyl

CASS MCCOMBS – Heartmind LP (Anti-)

MGMT – Oracular Spectacular LP (Columbia)*RSD Essential – Ltd. Hot Pink Vinyl

GEORGE MICHAEL – Older 2LP (Sony) *180g, Remastered

JONI MITCHELL – The Asylum Albums 1972-1975 4CD Box (Elektra)

MOBB DEEP – Infamy 2LP (Get On Down) *Reissue w/ #’d OBI – Ltd. Marbled Copper Vinyl

MOBLEY – Cry Havoc LP (Last Gang) *Ltd. Silver Vinyl

MODERN NOMAD – There It Is, There You Are LP (Soul Step)

MOTÖRHEAD – Iron Fist LP/CD (Sanctuary) *40th Anniversary – Ltd. Black & Blue Vinyl

MUNICIPAL WASTE – Electrified Brain LP (Nuclear Blast) *Ltd. Yellow or Blue Marble Vinyl

NEU! – 50! 5CD Box (Gronland)

BETH ORTON – Weather Alive LP/CD (Partisan) *Black or Ltd. Clear Vinyl w/ signed print!

MIKE PARK & CATBITE – Wavebreaker 2 LP (Bad Time)

RISCO CONNECTION – Risco Version 3LP (Strut)

SILENCER – Death, Pierce Me LP (Prophecy) *Reissue – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

THE SOFT MOON – Exister LP/CD/CS (Sacred Bones) *Black or Ltd. Crystal Clear Vinyl

TIRZAH – Highgrade 2LP (Domino)

TOLEDO – How It Ends LP/CS (Grand Jury) *Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

THE VANDALS – When In Rome Do as… LP (Kung Fu) *Reissue – Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

ARTHUR VEROCAI – Arthur Verocai 2LP (Mr. Bongo) *50th Anniversary – Ltd. Black & Gold Marbled Vinyl

THE WARLOCKS – Songs From the Pale Eclipse LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

XDINARY HEROES – Hello, World! CD (JYP Entertainment) * “Practice” or “Tutorial” Versions

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Reckless Records 9/16/22 New Releases

Death Cab For Cutie – Asphalt Meadows


AZIZ & FRIENDS – Waves of Peace LP (Morning Trip)

Wonderful reissue of this 1983 album from the sitar player AZIZ. Gentle synthesizer drone mixed in with sitar, flute & tambura as well as some sounds from nature. Remastered on Morning Trip Records and TOTALLY RECOMMENDED.

THE BETHS – Expert In A Dying Field LP/CD/CS (Carpark) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

More crunchy power-pop from this Kiwi quartet on their third LP, refining some of the uptempo, early-WEEZER-y parts of Jump Rope Gazers with wry singer-songwriter influence in the vein of a PHOEBE BRIDGERS or COURTNEY BARNETT. Excellent stuff on Carpark Records – RECOMMENDED!

THE BLACK ANGELS – Wilderness of Mirrors 2LP/CD (Partisan) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl

The first new album for THE BLACK ANGELS in five years is well worth the wait, as the sun-soaked psychedelia of their previous work gets infused with Mellotron and strings. Still more than a fair share of guitar fuzz on this one tho, often sounding like an OSEES album caught in the middle of a Jodorowsky film. RECOMMENDED!

GLORIA DE OLIVEIRA & DEAN HURLEY – Oceans of Time LP/CD (Sacred Bones) *Ltd. Lavender Swirl Vinyl

Gloria de Oliveira is a German/Brazilian singer & songwriter & Dean Hurley has been collaborating with David Lynch in sound design since 2006. Mellow dream pop with lush, orchestral passages that remind us of COCTEAU TWINS, Julee Cruise etc… RECOMMENDED.

THE DEAD TEXAN – The Dead Texan LP (Kranky) *First time ever on vinyl!

The DEAD TEXAN is a continuation of STARS OF THE LID member ADAM WILTZE’s nocturnal musical fumblings; piano and strings give a cinematic field to the guitar and synth processes. FIRST EVER VINYL PRESSING FINALLY IN 2022! HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – Asphalt Meadows LP/CD (Barsuk) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Pink Vinyl

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE return after a four year absence, and like most of us nowadays they sound absolutely psyched to be able to get out of the house and play some music with good friends. John Congleton’s rich technicolor production perfectly complements Ben Gibbard’s bittersweet indie pop jams, which at their best evoke the band’s mid-aughts peak but also Reckless faves like NEW ORDER, THE CURE, and ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN. This feels like a statement from a beloved band that still has someting to say. It’s our favorite Death Cab album in a real long time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

RANDY HOLDEN – Population III LP/CD (Riding Easy)

40 years after recording the legendary POPULATION II album, the guitar god Randy Holden teamed up with members of CACTUS & drummer Bobby Rondinelli who played with BLACK SABBATH, BLUE OYSTER CULT & RAINBOW to name a few (!!) to make POPULATION III. Now 10 years later those sessions have finally been released. This truly does sound like a logical extension of Holden’s classic psych/proto-metal album & this also would have fit right in the 2010 sound ala reformed PENTAGRAM, Brant Bjork etc…RECOMMENDED!

NECROPHOBIC – The Nocturnal Silence LP/CD (Century Media)

ATTENTION 90s SWEDISH DEATH METAL FANS!! This classic from 1993 has been remastered & is finally available again courtesy of Century Media. Fans of other legends like ENTOMBED, DISSECTION, GRAVE, etc…will want to pick this up. RECOMMENDED.

BILL ORCUTT – Music For Four Guitars LP (Palilalia)

On this 2022 album, Bill Orcutt is on the electric guitar & the sounds are trebly & brittle. Four tracks of guitars that sometimes sound randomly layered or at other times like a demented Saharan guitar band, isolated Beefheart guitar tracks or a loop pedal gone rogue. Wild stuff! RECOMMENDED!

YOUNG JESUS – Young Jesus LP (Saddle Creek)

Total “zag” from YOUNG JESUS and John Rossiter (who is now the sole member), who brings his rich tenor to the forefront with a more spacious, lush and spiritually focused sound. Some interesting sound design on this one as well with field recordings and white noise. RECOMMENDED!


AALIYAH – I Care 4 U 2LP (Blackground) *2021 Reissue – Now available on vinyl!

AALIYAH – Ultimate Aaliyah 3LP (Blackground) *Now available on vinyl!

AHASVER – Causa Sui LP (Lifeforce)

AU SUISSE – Au Suisse LP (City Slang) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive White Vinyl

BEHEMOTH – Opvs Contra Natvram 2LP/CD (Nuclear Blast)

BENT ARCANA – Live Zebulon LP (Castle Face) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

BLACKWINTERWELLS – Crystal Shards LP (Eyeball)

BLOOD INCANTATION – Timewave Zero LP (Century Media) *Now available on vinyl!

PI’ERRE BOURNE – The Life of Pi’erre 5 2LP (Interscope) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

CLUTCH – Sunrise on Slaughter Beach LP/CS (Weathermaker)

MILES DAVIS – That’s What Happened: The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 2LP/3CD (Legacy) *Ltd. White Vinyl

JOHN DENVER – Rocky Mountain High LP (Windstar) *50th Anniversary – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

FAKE PALMS – Lemons LP (Hand Drawn Dracula) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

GREEN DAY – American Idiot 2LP (Warner) *180g, Remastered – Back in stock!

GUIDED BY VOICES – Bee Thousand LP (Scat) *Back in stock!

GWAR – The New Dark Ages 2LP (Pit) *Ltd. Marbled Vinyl

THE HARLEM GOSPEL TRAVELERS – Look Up! LP (Colemine) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

JACK HARLOW – Come Home The Kids Miss You LP (Atlantic) *Ltd. White Vinyl

THE HEARTBREAKERS – L.A.M.F. LP (Jungle) *RSD Essential – Ltd. Neon Pink/White Vinyl

JESCA HOOP – Order of Romance LP (Memphis Industries) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

INNUMERABLE FORMS – Philosophical Collapse LP (Profound Lore)

J DILLA – B.B.E. 12″ LP (B.B.E.)

J DILLA – Donuts LP (Stones Throw) *”Donut Shop” cover back in stock!

JOJO – The High Road LP (Blackground) *2022 Reissue

JILL KROESEN – I Really Want To Bomb You 1972-1984 LP (Modern Harmonic) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

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

LAUFFEY – Everything I Know About Love LP (AWAL Recordings)

LIARS – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned LP (Mute) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Recycled Color Vinyl

LISSIE – Carving Canyons LP (Lionboy) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl

DION LUNADON – Dion Lunadon LP (Agitated)

THE MARS VOLTA – The Mars Volta LP/CD (Clouds Hill)

MASERATI – The Language of Cities 2LP (Temporary Residence) *Ltd. Clear/Red/Yellow Vinyl

THE NERVES – One Way Ticket LP (Alive) *Ltd. Clear Blue Vinyl

POP SMOKE – Faith LP (Republic)

GINNY REDINGTON – Open Wide America: Jingle Workshop LP (Modern Harmonic) *Ltd. White Vinyl

JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS – Rock ‘N’ Roll With… LP (Omnivore) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

LEANN RIMES – God’s Work LP (Everle)

RUN THE JEWELS – RTJ4 2LP (BMG) *Tour Edition – Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

RINA SAWAYAMA – Hold The Girl LP (Dirty Hit) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

700 BLISS – Nothing To Declare CD (Hyperdub)

SPOON – Kill The Moonlight LP (Matador) *20th Anniversary – Ltd. White Vinyl

RICK SPRINGFIELD – Working Class Dog LP (Songvest) *40th Anniversary Special Live Edition

SUMERLANDS – Dreamkiller LP/CD/CS (Relapse) *Ltd. Neon Violet or Ltd. Mustard Color Vinyl

TAKING BACK SUNDAY – Louder Now LP (Warner) *2022 Reissue

TWINART – Instant This/ Instant That: NY NY 1978-1985 2LP (Modern Harmonic) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

ARTHUR VEROCAI – Arthur Verocai LP (Mr. Bongo) *Remastered – Back in stock!

WHITNEY – Spark LP/CD/CS (Secretly Canadian) *Black, Ltd. White, or Chicago Exclusive Yellow Vinyl

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Reckless Records 9/9/22 New Releases

The Afghan Whigs – How Do You Burn?


THE AFGHAN WHIGS – How Do You Burn? LP/CD (BMG) *Clear or Ltd. Pink Vinyl

How Do You Burn? is the third AFGHAN WHIGS album since their reunion 10 years ago, but to us it comes on like a true spiritual/sonic successor to their early 90s heyday of Congregation & Gentlemen. Like those stone-cold classics, this killer deftly mixes angsty grunge & psychedelic R&B with flair: Blaxploitation movie-score strings, electric piano, twin guitar leads, and GREG DULLI in never-better voice, urged on by the spectre of his late friend & collaborator MARK LANEGAN (who guests here and gave the album its great title). The highlight is the stunning “Domino & Jimmy”, with SCRAWL’s MARCY MAYS returning to the Whigs’ fold 30 years on from “My Curse” and still matching Dulli blow-for-emotional-blow. Raw and soulful and totally unrelenting, this is easily one of the best alt-rock records of 2022. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

SARAH DAVACHI – Two Sisters 2LP (Late Music) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Green Vinyl

2022 album from SARAH DAVACHI, developing her heady style of chamber music and drone. Two Sisters makes good use of the human voice as a compliment to other instruments, intersecting with organ, violin and cello to create music that takes from both Christian and Muslim devotional music. On Davachi’s imprint Late Music and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

STELLA DONNELLY – Flood LP/CD/CS (Secretly Canadian) *Black or Ltd. Red Vinyl

The talented Australian singer Stella Donnelly is back with her second album. Donnelly wrote a lot of the songs on piano, an instrument that she hadn’t touched since she was a kid. You can sort of tell that the songs have odd structures but it helps to set her sound apart. Her voice has a sweet & innocent quality especially when she dips into these sort of talk-singing breakdowns. Like her other records, Donnelly gets into some serious lyrical territory sometimes but there’s always a cheeky approach to it which really works. The title track is one of the most infectious pop songs we’ve heard this year & the album is solid all the way through. RECOMMENDED!

KALI MALONE – Living Torch LP (Portraits GRM)

The Swedish organist & composer Kali Malone is best known for her epic pipe organ compositions & performances but for this one she used a ARP 2500 & a few other synths along with a trombonist & bass clarinetist. Interestingly the sounds are somewhat similar to the pipe organ & perhaps that’s the idea. Two long form drones to get lost in this fall…RECOMMENDED.

SANTIGOLD – Spirituals LP (Little Jerk) *Ltd. Picture Disc

SANTIGOLD is back with a new album self-released on her new label Little Jerk. Along with MIA, Santi predicted a world where futurist, electronic pop could rule, where similar artists like CHARLI, XCX Solange & Grimes have become massive pop stars. The songs are minimal with sporadic beats & simple but effective vocal melodies. Solid stuff…RECOMMENDED.

SAULT – Air LP/CD (Forever Living Originals) *Finally available on physical formats!

Air is the 6th album by the UK group SAULT in only 3 years. This one finds the mysterious group led by producer INFLO wading into the world of classical choral music, Quincy Jones soundtracks & Philip Glass influenced composition. It weirdly works in the SAULT discography though as a different way to make spiritual music. RECOMMENDED.

CHARLES STEPNEY – Step on Step 2LP/CD (International Anthem) *Black or Ltd. Gold Vinyl

This brilliant collection from Int’l Anthem focuses on Chicago composer/producer CHARLES STEPNEY, unearthing four-track basement demos of largely original – and otherwise unrecorded – material. STEPNEY’s historical mark was as a creative collaborator, drawing up the baroque arrangements for artists like MINNIE RIPERTON, TERRY CALLIER, EW&F and MARLENA SHAW, and while these recordings retain that expansive vision, the prominent feeling here is intimacy, landing somewhere in a zone between SLY STONE circa-Riot, the soundtrack work of CURTIS MAYFIELD and MULATU’s Ethiopiques. But make no mistake; STEPNEY was a visionary of his own. Intercut with interviews from STEPNEY’s family, this is an incisive look at his boundless creativity. One of the best finds of the year, this comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

SUDAN ARCHIVES – Natural Brown Prom Queen 2LP/CD (Stones Throw) *Black or Ltd. Orange Vinyl

LA’s SUDAN ARCHIVES returns for her fourth release on Stones Throw with Natural Brown Prom Queen, fusing sounds of hip-house into her idiosyncratic violin- soul. This is SA’s most confident and pop-forward album to date, exploring the relationships between confidence, sexuality, and introversion. Excellent and RECOMMENDED!

SHANNON WRIGHT – Dyed In The Wool LP (Quarterstick) *2022 Pressing – Clear Vinyl

The excellent 2001 album by Shannon Wright has finally been released on vinyl. Beautiful & often dark indie rock songs similar to PJ Harvey & Elliott Smith with a great backing band featuring members of SHIPPING NEWS (RIP Jason), Edith Frost & more. RECOMMENDED.

YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN – Wave Your Moonlight Hat for the Snowfall Train LP (Seance Centre) *Repressed!

YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN is a London, Ontario based couple & this is their 4th album. Delicate & somewhat lo-fi art pop with fragile, Julee Cruise esque vocals. There isn’t any percussion really but the music is still quite rhythmic with accented, fretless bass, repetitive bells, vibe & piano sounds & subtle background distortion. This reminds us of some favorite things like Eno, YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS, Gareth Williams & Mary Currie, Japanese furniture music, the Ghost Box label etc…RECOMMENDED.


RICK ASTLEY – The Best of Me LP (BMG)

BAD BUNNY – Anniversary Trilogy 3LP (Bad Bunny) *Box set including first 3 albums – back in stock!

BAD RELIGION – Generator LP (Epitaph) *30th Anniversary – Ltd. Green Vinyl

BLOODBATH – Survival of the Sickest LP (Napalm)

BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS – Criminal Minded LP (B-Boy) *RSD Essential – “Metallic” Silver Vinyl

BREAD OF KALIWILD – A Breath of Fresh Air LP (SomeOthaShip) *Ltd. Blue/White Swirl Vinyl

BUILT TO SPILL – When the Wind Forgets Your Name LP/CD/CS (Sub Pop) *Loser Edition Color Vinyl next week!

RL BURNSIDE – Long Distance Call: Europe 1982 LP (Fat Possum)

THE CAKEKITCHEN – Stompin Thru The Boneyard LP (Ally) *Remastered – 1st time on vinyl in the US

THE CAT’S MIAOW – Songs ‘94-’98 2LP (World of Echo)

CHARLEY CROCKETT – The Man From Waco LP (Son of Davy)

DAFT PUNK – Alive 2007/ Daft Club 2007/ Human After All LPs (Daft Life) *2022 Reissues, sold separately

DANZIG – Skeletons LP/CS (Nuclear Blast) *Vinyl available in multiple color variants

JESSE DAVIS – Jesse Davis LP (Real Gone) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Green Vinyl

DECA – The Way Through LP (Beulah) *Ltd. Blue/White Swirl Vinyl

DECLAIME & MADLIB – In The Beginning Vol. 2 (SomeOthaShip)

THE DEER – The Beautiful Undead LP (Keeled Scales) *Ltd. Clear/White Vinyl

FANNY – Charity Ball LP (Real Gone) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Red Vinyl

FANNY – Fanny Hill (Real Gone) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Milky Clear Vinyl

LUPE FIASCO – Drill Music in Zion CD (1st & 15th)

THE FLAMING LIPS – The Soft Bulletin LP (Warner) *Finally back in print!

FLOGGING MOLLY – Anthem LP (Rise) *Ltd. Green Vinyl

FUGAZI – The Argument LP (Dischord) *Back in print!

GA-20 – Crackdown LP/CD/CS (Karma Chief) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl

VINCE GUARALDI – A Charlie Brown Christmas LP (Fantasy) *RSD Essential – Ltd. “Snowstorm” Color Vinyl

VINCE GUARALDI – It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown LP (Craft) *Black or Ltd. Pumpkin-Shaped Orange Vinyl

GLEN HANSARD & MARKETA IRGLOVA – The Swell Season LP (Overcoat) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Color Vinyl

JONATHAN JEREMIAH – Horsepower For The Streets LP (PIAS)

JOCKSTRAP – I Love You Jennifer B LP (Rough Trade) *Black or Ltd. Green Vinyl

DANIEL JOHNSTON – Welcome To My World 2LP (Eternal Yip Eye) *Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear/Pink Vinyl w/ Book

AMYTHYST KIAH – Live At The Earnest Tube 7″ (Rounder) *Ltd. Edition

MELVINS – Bad Moon Rising LP (Amphetamine Reptile)

JANELLE MONAE – The ArchAndroid LP (Bad Boy) *Back in print!

OZZY OSBOURNE  – Patient Number 9 2LP/CD/CS (Epic) *Black, Crystal Violet Vinyl, or Ltd. Indie Exclusive w/ Todd McFarland (Spawn, Spider-Man) comic book!

THE PARANOYDS – Talk Talk Talk LP (Third Man) *Black or Ltd. Purple Vinyl

PARKWAY DRIVE – Darker Still LP (Epitaph) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

POWERMAN 5000 – Tonight The Stars Revolt! LP (Real Gone) *Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear/Yellow Vinyl

ROBERT – Orange Is The New Black LP (Antelope)

DANIEL ROMANO’S OUTFIT – La Luna LP (You’ve Changed)

THE SAINT JOHNS – Where Do We Go From Here? LP (Soul Step)

SCONE CASH PLAYERS – Brooklyn to Brooklin LP (Daptone)

OLIVER SIM (of THE XX) – Hideous Bastard LP (Young)

SON LITTLE – Like Neptune CD (Anti-)

SPIRIT ADRFIT – 20 Centuries Gone LP (Century Media) *180g – Ltd. “Transparent Sun” Vinyl

SUZI ANALOGUE – Infinite Zonez LP (Disciples) *Ltd. Violet Vinyl

THA GOD FAHIM – Six Ring Champ LP (Nature Sounds)

THEAUDIENCE – TheAudience LP (Last Night From Glasgow) *Remastered – Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl

TRASHCAN SINATRAS – Weightlifting LP (Last Night From Glasgow) *Remastered – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

TV BLONDE – Ghost In My Mirror LP (Paxico)

TWO SHELL – Icons 12” (Mainframe Audio)

UNWOUND – Live Leaves 2LP (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. “Autumn Red” Color Vinyl

MARLON WILLIAMS – My Boy LP/CD (Dead Oceans) *Black or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

LUCA YUPANQUI – Conversations LP (Sacred Bones) *Ltd. Lavender Vinyl