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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.


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. 


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


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!


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


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.


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     


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


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.

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



“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.


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.


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


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)

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Reckless Records RSD Drops #1 8/29/20



Thank you for coming out today to support your local independent record stores! 

Reckless Records would like to ask everyone to please observe the following guidelines to ensure everyone’s health, safety, and positive experience. Masks are required in the store (and suggested in line too) and we request that you  make every effort to socially distance yourself at all times, including outside if you’re in line while you wait to gain entry. Please make your best effort to not block the entrances of our neighboring businesses

Our store capacity is limited to 20 or less customers and we will have an employee posted at the door to keep track. We’re going to focus on getting customers in and out as quickly as possible. If you want to purchase any non RSD drop items and you know what they are please ask an employee to help find them for you.   

We may ask you to limit your time in the shop so we can serve as many customers as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding. 

Like always, Record Store Day related titles are 1 per customer, no holds. We are allowed to start selling RSD drop titles over the phone starting at noon so if you’re not sure about coming to the store and dealing with a line, we’ll be happy to help you then. The RSD drop titles will also show up on after midnight on Sunday morning if you want to purchase them online. 

We sincerely appreciate everyone’s cooperation and support!

-Reckless Records

AMERICA – Heritage II: Demos & Alternate Takes 1971-1976 (Omnivore Recordings)

BASTILLE – All This Bad Blood (Capitol)

BIONAUT – Everbody’s Kissing Everyone 12” (Kompakt)

BLACK KEYS – Let’s Rock (45 RPM Edition) (Nonesuch) color vinyl, holographic cover, 


BLACK CROWES – Lions (eOne) color vinyl

BMX BANDITS – C86 (Glass Modern)

BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY- Creepin’ On Ah Come Up (Ruthless)

DAVID BOWIE – ChangesNowBowie (Parlophone) also on CD

DAVID BOWIE – I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) (Parlophone) also on CD


CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER – Hooker ‘N Heat (Culture Factory)

RON CARTER – Foursight – Stockholm (IN + OUT) wicker park only

THE CHARLATANS UK – The Charlatans UK vs. The Chemical Brothers 12” (Beggars 


CHARLI XCX – Vroom Vroom 12” (Atlantic)

CHARLOTTES – Love Happy (Radiation)

GARY CLARK JR –  Pearl Cadillac (Feat. Andra Day) 10” (Warner Records)


PASCAL COMELADE – Sentimientos (Etats-Unis)

CRADLE – The History (Modern Harmonic)

MIKAL CRONIN – Switched-On Seeker (Merge Records)

THE CURE – Seventeen Seconds picture disc (Rhino)

THE CURE –  Bloodflowers picture disc (Rhino)

CZUKAY/LIEBEZEIT/WOBBLE – Full Circle 2X10” (Gronland)

D-MOB – We Call It Acieeed 12” (London)

DAVE DAVIES – Rock Bottom: Live at the Bottom Line (Red River)

DEF LEPPARD – Rock N Roll Hall of Fame 12” (Universal)

MARTIN DENNY – Exotic Moog (Jackpot Records) 

DINOSAUR JR – Swedish Fist (Live in Stockholm) Cherry Red (these actually didn’t make it in time. you can special

order one at the store when you’re in line or after noon on Saturday)

DIO – Annica 12” (BMG) picture disc

BARRY DRANSFIELD – Barry Dransfield LP (Glass Modern)

DR. JOHN –  Remedies (Get on Down)

DUSTY KID – Raver’s Diary (Isolade)

LUIZ ECA Y FAMILIA SAGRADA – La Nueva Onda Del Brasil LP (Vinilisssimo)

BILLIE EILISH – Live At Third Man Records (Third Man)

BRIAN ENO – Rams: Original Soundtrack (Universal)

THE FALLEN ANGELS –  Paradise Lost (Sunbeam)

FAR EAST FAMILY BAND – Nipponjin (Aozora)

FIGHT – A Small Deadly Space (Real Gone) 

CRAIG FINN – All These Perfect Crosses (Partisan Records)

KELLY FINNIGAN – The Tales People Tell (Instrumentals) (Colemine Records)

FLUENCE – Fluence (Etats-Unis)

ACE FREHLEY – Trouble Walkin’ (eOne)

FUZZTONES – Lysergic Emanations LP (Easy Action) picture disc

GALAXIE 500 – Copenhagen (20/20/20)

GLASS ANIMALS & DENZEL CURRY – Tokyo Drifting 12″ (Republic Picture) Disc 

GONG –  Live at Sheffield 1974 (Culture Factory) color vinyl

ALAIN GORAGUER – La Planete Sauvage soundtrack (Superior Viaduct) color vinyl

GORILLAZ – G-Sides (Parlophone)

GORILLAZ – D-Sides (Parlophone)

GRAVEDIGGAZ –  The Pick, The Sickel & The Shovel (eOne)

AL GREEN – Green Is Blues (Fat Possum)

GREEN JELLY – Triple Live Mother Goose At Budokan (Say-10 Records)

THE GROUNDHOGS –  Split (Fire)

GUIDED BY VOICES – Hold On Hope 10” (TVT)

TERRY HALL – Home (Heavenly)

HAWKWIND – At The BBC 1972 (Parlophone)

HAWKWIND – Quark, Strangeness & Charm (Atomhenge)

TERUMASA HINO MEETS REGGIE WORKMAN – Part (Ultra-Vibe) wicker park only

TERUMASA HINO QUINTET – Peace & Love  (Ultra-Vibe) wicker park only

TERUMASA HINO FIND THE WAY – Love Nature  (Ultra-Vibe) wicker park only

TERUMASA HINO – Journey to Air  (Ultra-Vibe) wicker park only

 BRITTANY HOWARD – Live At Sound Emporium (ATO Records) belmont only

IKE YARD – Night After Night EP (Superior Viaduct)

BOB JAMES – Once Upon A Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance)

JETHRO TULL –  Stormwatch 2 (Parlophone)

ELTON JOHN – Elton John UME (Universal) 2LP purple vinyl

WIZZ JONES – Wizz Jones (Sunbeam) 

JOSEFUS – Get Off My Case (Permanent Records)

JUDAS PRIEST – British Steel 2LP picture disc (Legacy)

JUNE OF 44 – Tropics and Meridians (Quarterstick Records) color vinyl w/ poster

JUNE OF 44 –  Engine Takes To The Water (Quarterstick Records) color vinyl w/ poster

MAKOTA KAWABATA & RG ROUGH – Makota Kawabata & RG Rough LP (Bam Balam)

   wicker park only

KHEMMIS – Doomed Heavy Metal LP/CD (20 Buck Spin) color or black vinyl

KILLING FLOOR – Out of Uranus (Radiation)

KINKS – The Kink Kronikles (BMG)

SARATHY KORWAR – Otherland (Leaf)

NED LAGIN – Seastones: Set 4 & 5 (Important Reds)

K.D. LANG –  Drag (Warner Records) 

JOE LODUCA/DANNY ELFMAN –  Army of Darkness (Original MotionPicture Soundtrack) 

   (Varese Sarabande)

LOTHAN & THE HAND PEOPLE –  Machines: Amherst 1969 (Modern Harmonic) LP/CD

MARCY LUARKS & CLASSIC TOUCH – Electric Murder (Kalita Records)

THE MAGIC NUMBERS – The Magic Numbers (PIAS) 

MANIC STREET PREACHERS – La Tristessa Durera (Scream To Sigh) 12” (Legacy) 

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Redemption Song 12” (Tuff Gong/Island) 

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Rebel’s Hop LP (Radiation)

NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS – See Emily Play/Vegetable Man 12” W/ 

   Etching (Legacy)

THE MENZINGERS – Chamberlain Waits (Red Scare)

KEVIN MORBY – Oh Mon Dieu: Live In Paris June 20, 2019  (Dead Oceans)

ENNIO MORRICONE –  Peur Sur La Ville (WeWantSounds) 

MOTORHEAD – Ace of Spades shaped 12” picture disc (BMG)

NAT TURNER REBELLION –  Laugh To Keep From Crying (ORG)

NEW ORDER – The John Peel Session 1982 (Rhino)

NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE –  Field Trip (Live) (Omnivore Recordings)

100 FLOWERS – Drawing Fire + (In the Red)

PALE SAINTS –  Mrs. Dolphin (4AD) 

THE PALE FOUNTAINS – Longshot For Your Love (Marina) 

CHARLIE PARKER – Jazz at Midnite (Blue Note)


   (Our Swimmer)

PIGBAG – Dr Heckle & Mr Jive LP (Call of the ‘Void)

THE POGUES – BBC SESSIONS 1984-1985 (Rhino) 

MARVIN PONTIAC – The Asylum Tapes (Northern Spy Records)

IGGY POP –  Kiss My Blood (Live at the Olympia, Paris 1991) (Culture Factory) 3LP box set

THE PRETENDERS – Live! At the Paradise, Boston, 1980 (Rhino)

JOHN PRINE – The Atlantic Albums 4LP box set (Rhino) VERY limited. Individual LPs will be 

   Released soon

REFUSED –  Not Fit For Broadcast: Live at the BBC (Spinefarm)

RESIDENTS – Icky Fix: The Original Soundtrack Recording (Ralph)

ROBYN – Robyn (Island) 

ROXY MUSIC – Roxy Music – The Steven Wilson Stereo Mix (Universal)

GENE RUSSELL – New Direction (Real Gone) clear/black swirl

SHAKESPEARS SISTER – You’re History (Remixes) (London) wicker park only


ANOUSHKA SHANKAR – Love Letters (Verve)

RAVI SHANKAR – Chants of India (Dark Horse)

DON SHINN – Temples With Prophets (Sunbeam Records)

SKATALITES – Ska Vouvee w/ 7” (Jump Up)

SKYZOO & PETE ROCK – Retropolitan (Instrumentals) (Mello Music)

SLINT –  Breadcrumb Trail b/w Good Morning, Captain 12” (Touch & Go) w/ slipmat

SAM SMITH – I Feel Love (Capitol) picture disc

SPACEHOG – Resident Alien (Real Gone) VERY limited

SPACEMEN 3 – Threebie 3 (Space Age)

SPOON – All The Weird Kids Up Front (More Best Of Spoon) (Matador) 

SUN RAEgypt ’71 5LP box set (STRUT)

SURFER BLOOD – Astro Coast 10 Year Anniversary (Kanine Records)

TANGERINE DREAM – Tyger (Culture Factory)

JIMMY URINE & SERJE TANKIAN – Fuktronic (Music on Vinyl)

TEAM DRESCH – Choices, Chances, Changes (Jealous Butcher)

THROWING MUSES – Purgatory/Paradise (Fire)


TOM TOM CLUB – Genius of Live 2020 (Nacional)

TONES ON TAIL –  Pop (Beggars Banquet)

TOTO/BRIAN ENO – Dune soundtrack (Jackpot) “Spice” color vinyl

TWIZTID-  All These Problems 10” (Majik Ninja)

TYLER THE CREATOR –  Cherry Bomb (The Instrumentals) (Legacy) pink vinyl

TYLER THE CREATOR –  Cherry Bomb (Legacy) red vinyl

U2 – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock 12” (Island)

ULTRAVOX – Sleepwalk 12” (Chrysalis)

JIMMY URINE & SERJ TANKIAN – Fuktronic LP (Music on Vinyl) wicker park only

Various Artists – Beach Blvd (Radiation)

Various Artists – Behind the Wall: The Record (Spittle)

Various Artists – Flow (Mercury KX) 

Various Artists – Cleveland Confidential LP (Superior Viaduct) color vinyl

Various Artists – Girls in the Garage Volume 8 (Past & Present)

Various Artists – The Ladies of Too Slow Disco 2 (How Do You Are?)

Various Artists – Land of Sensations & Delights: The Psych Pop Sounds of White Whale

Records, 1965–1970 (Craft)

Various Artists – Memphis Soul ‘66 (History of Soul)

Various Artists – New Orleans Soul 1969 (History of Soul)

Various Artists – New York Soul 1969 (History of Soul)

Various Artists – Studio One Rockers (Soul Jazz) green vinyl

Various Artists – Texas Soul ‘69 (History of Soul)

Various Artists – The Ska (From Jamaica) BMG LP 

Various Artists – From The Vaults, Vol. 2 (Soul Jazz) w/ bonus 12”

Various Artists – Sunrise On the Blues: Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day Vol 7 ORG Music

WARSAW PAKT- Needle Time! (Munster) wicker park only

BEN WATT with ROBERT WYATT – Summer Into Winter (Cherry Red)

THE WEEKND – My Dear Melancholy (Republic)

THE WHO – Odds and Sods (Deluxe) (MCA)

WILD TCHOUPITOULAS – Wild Tchoupitoulas (Jackpot)

THE WIPERS – Is This Real (Jackpot) color vinyl w/ signed poster & 7” 

WOLFGANG PRESS – Unremembered, Remembered (4AD) red vinyl belmont only


ARCHERS OF LOAF – Raleigh Days b/w Street Fighting Man (Merge)

BIFFY CLYRO –  Moderns (Warner Records) wicker park only

TED CASSIDY – The Lurch/Wesley (Jackpot) Lurch from Addams Family!

CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS – La vita nuova : séquences 2 et 3 (Because/Capitol)

DENZEL CURRY – Bulls on Parade (Loma Vista Records)

DICKS – Hate the Police (1-2-3-4 Go) yellow vinyl

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS – The Unraveling (ATO)l 

GREG DULLI – A Ghost (Royal Cream/BMG)

STEVE EARLE – Times Like These (New West)

THE EX – All Corpses Smell the Same (Superior Viaduct) color vinyl

GUN CLUB – Eternally is Here (In the Red)

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER – Let the Light of the World Open Your Eyes: Alive at Spacebomb Studios (Merge)

DAMIEN JURADO – Birds Tricked Into the Trees (Mama Bird)

LE THEATRE DU CHENE NOIR – Miss Madona (Soufflecontinu) Wicker Park only

LENNON/ONO –  Instant Karma! (2020 mixes) (Universal)

LOOP – Sevens 3×7” box set (Reactor)

MOUTH CONGRESS – Ahhhh. The Pollution (Captured Tracks) color vinyl

PINK FLOYD – Arnold Layne Live 2007 (Pink Floyd)

JOHN PRINE/KELSEY WALDON –  The Kentucky Sessions (Oh Boy Records)

RUTS DC – War on Crime (In the Red)

KIM SALMON – Let’s All Get Destroyed (In the Red)

THE SOFT BOYS –  I Wanna Destroy You / Near The Soft Boys (40th Anniversary Edition) (Yep 

   Roc Records)

CAT STEVENS – But I Might Die Tonight (UMC)

THE THE – I Want 2 B U (Cineola)

TRASHMEN – Surfin’ Bird picture disc (Radiation) Wicker Park only

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Brazil Funk Power: Brazilian Funk & Samba Soul (Soul Jazz) 5X7” box 

   Set Wicker Park only

VARIOUS ARTISTS- Studio One 007: Licensed To Ska: James Bond & other Film Soundtracks   

    & TV Themes (Soul Jazz) 5×7” box set Wicker Park only




Aaron Lupton & Jeff Szpirglas – Planet Wax: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtracks on Vinyl 

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Joel Shanahan is one of the hardest working musicians out there these days & though you might know him best as GOLDEN DONNA, his work as AUSCULTATION is just as engaging. Dreamy electronics with washes of shoegazy synths & lo-fi beats that owes as much to COCTEAU TWINS as it does that 100% Silk style. RECOMMENDED.

BULLY – Sugaregg LP/CD (Sub Pop) first press loser edition on color vinyl

Alicia Bognanno & BULLY return with this really strong 3rd album. Hooks galore & crunchy guitars with Bognanno’s voice almost veering out of control. This isn’t some grunge wannabe stuff, it sounds really fresh & hearing a band rock this hard right now feels really good. RECOMMENDED.


Supposedly “Mirrored Aztec” is album #107 in Bob Pollard’s absolutely bonkers discography. This one is definitely on the rockin’ side with tons of riffs & hooks & imaginative lyrics from Bob like always. Think “Under the Bushes…”era mixed with “Who’s Next” bravado. 

LESS BELLS – Mourning Jewelry LP/CD (Kranky)

The multi-instrumentalist Julie Carpenter returns with her LESS BELLS project for Kranky. This has a sort of “chamber music in the desert” vibe in our opinion, with dusty drones made of strings, arpeggiated synths, pianos & choral vocals that we think will appeal to fans of WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN, 80s TANGERINE DREAM, maestro Steve Reich etc…RECOMMENDED.

MATMOS – The Consuming Flame 3CD (Thrill Jockey)

Split across three movements (and three discs!), MATMOS brings to 2020 a high-concept project, where 99 artists were tasked to perform whatever they wished, so long as it was at a BPM of 99. These submissions were layered onto each other, creating an album less written and more imagined & curated by the Baltimore duo. Featuring the help of DANIEL LOPATIN (aka ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER) MOTH COCK and MARISA ANDERSON – among many others – this project is hard to categorize because those who participate come from everywhere and with different levels of expertise. A thrilling and ambitious project that fits the COVID-stricken time it was made.

RED LIGHTS – Red Lights LP (In the Red)

Wow! Rare, pre-GUN CLUB material by a young Jeffrey Lee Pierce. The group only played a handful of shows & recorded one demo in 1978 which is featured here. Pierce was only 19 when he started the band but you can definitely hear glimmers of the genius that was to come. GUN CLUB fans will definitely want to check this out. INCREDIBLE!

SNEAKS – Happy Birthday LP/CD (Merge)

This fourth release for Eva Moolchan, aka SNEAKS, goes further in developing the interplay between punk, lo-fi electronica and spoken word. Moolchan still draws from the tight, minimalist punk beats of ESG, but there’s a darker, colder atmosphere that reminds us of the sonic experiments of YVES TUMOR. Big time RECOMMENDATION.

X – Alphabetland LP (Fat Possum)

Living legends X return with their first new album with the original line-up in 35 years! Anyone that’s been lucky enough to see these guys recently know that they still sound INCREDIBLE so new songs are much appreciated. The trademark dueling vocals of John Doe & Exene still sound fantastic & the energy is definitely there. Yes, there are good things happening in 2020 from time to time…


ANTHRAX – Persistence of Time 3LP (Metal Blade) 30th anniversary reissue

BASSNECTAR – Into the Sun LP (Amorphous)

JOHN BENCE – Kill 12” (Thrill Jockey)

BLOOD INCANTATION – Interdimensional Extinction LP (Dark Descent) back in print!

CHARLES BUKOWSKI – Reads His Poetry LP (Real Gone)

THE CRADLE – Laughing In My Sleep LP (NNA Tapes)

THEON CROSS / POKUS – Candace of Meroe / Pokus One 12” (Soul Jazz)

CUT COPY – Freeze, Melt LP (Cut Copy) indie color vinyl should be here next week

BRIAN ENO & JOHN CALE – Wrong Way Up LP/CD (All Saints) 30th anniversary!

BRIAN ENO & JAH WOBBLE – Spinner LP/CD (All Saints) 25th anniversary!

ERASURE – NEON LP (Mute) limited orange vinyl

FANTASTIC NEGRITO – Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?  LP (Cooking Vinyl)

GRATEFUL DEAD – Workingman’s Dead LP (Warner) 50th anniversary edition

GUIDED BY VOICES – Vampire on Titus TAPE (Scat)

GUIDED BY VOICES – Alien Lanes LP (Matador) 25th anniversary multi-color vinyl

INCANTATION – Sect of Vile Divinities LP (Relapse) green splatter limited to 300

DAMIEN JURADO – What’s New Tomboy? LP (Mama Bird) indie only color or black vinyl

LEMON TWIGS – Songs for the General Public LP/CD (4AD)

H.C. McENTIRE – Eno Axis LP (Merge)

NIGEL – Tantrum LP (Fake Four)

OLD 97’S – Twelfth LP (ATO) silver vinyl

OM – Conference of the Birds LP (Holy Mountain) gold vinyl pressing

PAVEMENT – Sensitive Euro Man 7” (Matador) over-sized picture disc 

JEFF ROSENSTOCK – No Dream LP (Polyvinyl)

VEX RUFFIN – LiteAce Frequency LP (Stones Throw)

SONIC YOUTH – Daydream Nation LP (Goofin’) back in print!

THE STOOGES – Live at Goose Lake: August 8, 1970 LP (Third Man) back in stock!

STRFKR – Future Past Life LP (Polyvinyl)

SWARVY – Sunny Days Blue LP (Black Focus)

THAT DOG – Totally Crushed Out LP (Third Man) back in stock!

THAT DOG – Retreat From the Sun LP (Third Man) back in stock!

VOZ DI SANICOLAU – Fundo De Maré Palinha 10” (Analog Africa)

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BIG‌ ‌JOANIE‌ ‌-‌ ‌Cranes‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Sky‌ ‌7”‌ ‌(Third‌ ‌Man)‌ ‌limited‌ ‌clear‌ ‌vinyl‌ ‌

Limited‌ ‌edition‌ ‌single‌ ‌&‌ ‌Third‌ ‌Man‌ ‌Records‌ ‌debut‌ ‌by‌ ‌BIG‌ ‌JOANIE,‌ ‌a‌ ‌black‌ ‌feminist‌ ‌punk‌ ‌band‌ ‌from‌ ‌London.‌ ‌Their‌ ‌cover‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌SOLANGE‌ ‌track‌ ‌”Cranes‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Sky”‌ ‌should‌ ‌certainly‌ ‌turn‌ ‌some‌ ‌heads‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌take‌ ‌that‌ ‌sounds‌ ‌like‌ ‌late‌ ‌90’s‌ ‌Touch‌ ‌&‌ ‌Go‌ ‌bands‌ ‌mixed‌ ‌with‌ ‌60s‌ ‌girl‌ ‌group‌ ‌vibes.‌ ‌ ‌

 ‌CHESLEY/ALBINI/MIDYETT/LEA‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Music‌ ‌From‌ ‌the‌ ‌Film‌ ‌Girl‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌Third‌ ‌Floor‌ ‌‌soundtrack‌ ‌ ‌ ‌LP‌ ‌(Touch‌ ‌&‌ ‌Go)‌ ‌

A‌ ‌dark‌ ‌&‌ ‌ominous‌ ‌score‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019‌ ‌horror‌ ‌film‌ ‌”Girl‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌Third‌ ‌Floor”‌ ‌by‌ ‌Steve‌ ‌Albini,‌ ‌Tim‌ ‌Midyett‌ ‌of‌ ‌SILKWORM,‌ ‌Alison‌ ‌Chesley‌ ‌of‌ ‌HELEN‌ ‌MONEY‌ ‌&‌ ‌Gaelynn‌ ‌Lea‌ ‌of‌ ‌THE‌ ‌MURDER‌ ‌CROWS.‌ ‌Albini’s‌ ‌guitar‌ ‌tone‌ ‌is‌ ‌immediately‌ ‌recognizable‌ ‌&‌ ‌Midyett’s‌ ‌time‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌SUNN‌ ‌O)))‌ ‌touring‌ ‌band‌ ‌is‌ ‌apparent‌ ‌in‌ ‌these‌ ‌pieces‌ ‌mixed‌ ‌with‌ ‌noisey‌ ‌guitar‌ ‌&‌ ‌Chesley’s‌ ‌cello‌ ‌drones.‌ ‌The‌ ‌18‌ ‌minutes‌ ‌plus‌ ‌song‌ ‌”Irish”‌ ‌sounds‌ ‌like‌ ‌FAIRPORT‌ ‌CONVENTION‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌doom‌ ‌realm‌ ‌with‌ ‌haunting‌ ‌vocals‌ ‌by‌ ‌Gaelynn‌ ‌Lea.‌ ‌Some‌ ‌great‌ ‌music‌ ‌that‌ ‌holds‌ ‌up‌ ‌alongside‌ ‌other‌ ‌great‌ ‌contemporary‌ ‌horror‌ ‌soundtracks.‌ ‌RECOMMENDED.‌ ‌ ‌

EDDIE‌ ‌CRISS‌ ‌GROUP‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Undertaker‌‌ ‌LP‌ ‌(Hozac)‌ 

Wow!‌ ‌Fantastic‌ ‌proto-punk/glam‌ ‌from‌ ‌1980‌ ‌featuring‌ ‌MC5’s‌ ‌Wayne‌ ‌Kramer‌ ‌on‌ ‌lead‌ ‌guitar!‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌constantly‌ ‌baffling‌ ‌to‌ ‌us‌ ‌that‌ ‌records‌ ‌like‌ ‌this‌ ‌exist‌ ‌&‌ ‌we’re‌ ‌just‌ ‌hearing‌ ‌them‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌time.‌ ‌Really‌ ‌catchy,‌ ‌melodic‌ ‌songs‌ ‌with‌ ‌crazed‌ ‌soloing‌ ‌by‌ ‌Kramer‌ ‌&‌ ‌tight‌ ‌production‌ ‌by‌ ‌David‌ ‌Peel.‌ ‌Fans‌ ‌of‌ ‌post‌ ‌STOOGES‌ ‌punk,‌ ‌MC5,‌ ‌GG‌ ‌Allin,‌ ‌early‌ ‌NYC‌ ‌punk/glam‌ ‌will‌ ‌absolutely‌ ‌love‌ ‌this.‌ ‌RECOMMENDED.‌ ‌ ‌

ANGEL‌ ‌BAT‌ ‌DAWID‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Transition‌ ‌East‌ ‌b/w‌ ‌No‌ ‌Space‌ ‌Fo‌ ‌Us‌ ‌‌7”‌ ‌(International‌ ‌Anthem)‌ ‌

ANGEL‌ ‌BAT‌ ‌DAWID‌ ‌follows‌ ‌up‌ ‌her‌ ‌incredible‌ ‌2019‌ ‌album‌ ‌”The‌ ‌Oracle”‌ ‌with‌ ‌this‌ ‌7″‌ ‌recorded‌ ‌alone‌ ‌in‌ ‌her‌ ‌Chicago‌ ‌practice‌ ‌space.‌ ‌Another‌ ‌killer‌ ‌Int’l‌ ‌Anthem‌ ‌release,‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌must-buy‌ ‌for‌ ‌any‌ ‌fan‌ ‌of‌ ‌forward-thinking‌ ‌jazz.‌ ‌RECOMMENDED,‌ ‌of‌ ‌course!‌ ‌ ‌

REB‌ ‌FOUNTAIN‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Reb‌ ‌Fountain‌‌ ‌LP‌ ‌(Flying‌ ‌Nun)‌ 

The‌ ‌talented‌ ‌New‌ ‌Zealand‌ ‌musician‌ ‌Reb‌ ‌Fountain‌ ‌returns‌ ‌with‌ ‌this‌ ‌2020‌ ‌album.‌ ‌Dramatic‌ ‌&‌ ‌sometimes‌ ‌dark‌ ‌songs‌ ‌that‌ ‌will‌ ‌appeal‌ ‌to‌ ‌fans‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌mellow‌ ‌side‌ ‌of‌ ‌Nick‌ ‌Cave‌ ‌&‌ ‌the‌ ‌Bad‌ ‌Seeds,‌ ‌Sharon‌ ‌Van‌ ‌Etten,‌ ‌Patti‌ ‌Smith‌ ‌Etc…‌ ‌ ‌

HOME‌ ‌BLITZ‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌All‌ ‌Through‌ ‌the‌ ‌Year‌ ‌‌12”‌ ‌(Sophomore‌ ‌Lounge)‌

 ‌More‌ ‌demented‌ ‌power-pop‌ ‌greatness‌ ‌from‌ ‌New‌ ‌Jersey’s‌ ‌HOME‌ ‌BLITZ.‌ ‌Like‌ ‌a‌ ‌twisted‌ ‌mix‌ ‌of‌ ‌early‌ ‌90s‌ ‌lo-fi‌ ‌cassette‌ ‌culture,‌ ‌”Dirty‌ ‌Mind”‌ ‌era‌ ‌PRINCE‌ ‌&‌ ‌ROYAL‌ ‌ ‌TRUX‌ ‌&‌ ‌it‌ ‌all‌ ‌works‌ ‌somehow.‌ ‌ ‌

WHITNEY‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Candid‌‌ ‌LP/CD/TAPE‌ ‌(Secretly‌ ‌Canadian)‌ ‌limited‌ ‌blue‌ ‌or‌ ‌black‌ ‌vinyl‌ ‌

One‌ ‌of‌ ‌Chicago’s‌ ‌best‌ ‌bands‌ ‌returns‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌collection‌ ‌of‌ ‌covers‌ ‌&‌ ‌they’ve‌ ‌done‌ ‌a‌ ‌fantastic‌ ‌job‌ ‌of‌ ‌making‌ ‌these‌ ‌songs‌ ‌their‌ ‌own.‌ ‌Katie‌ ‌Crutchfield‌ ‌of‌ ‌WAXAHATCHEE‌ ‌lends‌ ‌some‌ ‌vocals‌ ‌to‌ ‌ ‌the‌ ‌John‌ ‌Denver‌ ‌classic‌ ‌”Take‌ ‌Me‌ ‌Home,‌ ‌Country‌ ‌Roads”‌ ‌&‌ ‌they‌ ‌also‌ ‌take‌ ‌on‌ ‌songs‌ ‌by‌ ‌THE‌ ‌ROCHES,‌ ‌Blaze‌ ‌Foley,‌ ‌Damien‌ ‌Jurado,‌ ‌Brian‌ ‌Eno/David‌ ‌Byrne‌ ‌&‌ ‌more.‌ ‌ ‌RECOMMENDED‌ ‌of‌ ‌course.‌ ‌ ‌Other‌ ‌important‌ ‌new‌ ‌releases3‌ ‌


CR18‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Minecraft‌ ‌Volume‌ ‌Beta‌‌ ‌LP‌ ‌(Ghostly)‌ ‌

TANYA‌ ‌DONNELLY‌ ‌&‌ ‌THE‌ ‌PARKINGTON‌ ‌SISTERS‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Tanya‌ ‌Donnelly‌ ‌&‌ ‌the‌ ‌Parkington‌ ‌ ‌ ‌Sisters‌‌ ‌LP‌ ‌(American‌ ‌Laundromat)‌ ‌limited‌ ‌color‌ ‌

14TH‌ ‌WISH‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌I‌ ‌Gotta‌ ‌Get‌ ‌Rid‌ ‌of‌ ‌You‌‌ ‌7”‌ ‌(Hozac)‌ ‌ ‌

BILL‌ ‌FRISELL‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Valentine‌‌ ‌LP‌ ‌(Blue‌ ‌Note)‌ ‌

JERRY‌ ‌GARCIA/‌ ‌JOHN‌ ‌KAHN‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Garcialive‌ ‌Volume‌ ‌14‌‌ ‌LP‌ ‌(ATO)‌ 

‌KING‌ ‌GIZZARD‌ ‌&‌ ‌THE‌ ‌LIZARD‌ ‌WIZARD‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Mild‌ ‌High‌ ‌Club‌‌ ‌LP‌ ‌(yellow/blue‌ ‌splatter‌ ‌reissue)‌ ‌

ZARA‌ ‌McFARLANE‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Songs‌ ‌of‌ ‌An‌ ‌Unknown‌ ‌Tongue‌ ‌‌LP‌ ‌(Brownswood)‌ ‌

MAC‌ ‌MILLER‌ ‌-‌‌ ‌K.I.D.S.‌‌ ‌LP‌ ‌(Rostrum)‌ ‌

JONATHAN‌ ‌RICHMAN‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌I,‌ ‌Jonathan‌‌ ‌LP‌ ‌(Craft)‌ ‌first‌ ‌ever‌ ‌vinyl‌ ‌release‌ ‌

WHIRYWHIRLD‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌Complete‌ ‌Studio‌ ‌Works‌ ‌1978-1980‌ ‌‌LP‌ ‌(Hozac)‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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MASAKI BATOH – Smile Jesus Loves You LP (Drag City)

The Japanese psychedelic legend Masaki Batoh is back with a playful new solo album. With help from members of his band GHOST & also FUSHITSUSHA, Batoh has created a mellow psychedelic pop album that will definitely appeal to all fans of Japanese psych & folk. 

L-SEVEN – L- Seven LP (Third Man)

Third Man has delivered an excellent LP of previously unreleased material by the early 80s Detroit post-punk band L-SEVEN, not to be confused with the well known 90s group L7. Led by vocalist Larissa Stolarchuk who would later play guitar with LAUGHING HYENAS as  Larissa Strickland, L-SEVEN made rhythmic & angular post-punk that had touches of SLITS & ESSENTIAL LOGIC funkiness to it but a darker tone all around. They only released one 7″ at the time & it was the first release on the TOUCH & GO offshoot label Special Forces. RECOMMENDED!

JASON MOLINA – Eight Gates LP/CD (Secretly Canadian) limited color or black vinyl

In the mid 2000s, Jason Molina moved from the Midwest to London. He had already solidified himself as one of the best American songwriters of his generation & he started his first songs in England that would turn out to be his final recordings. Some songs seem fully formed & others are skeletons of songs, mostly acoustic based with his singing as strained & emotional as ever. It’s amazing that this exists & it’s great that we can all get to hear this now. RECOMMENDED.

BILL NACE – Both LP (Drag City)

The Philadelphia based guitarist & Thurston Moore collaborator & NO/AGE member delivers this excellent slab of guitar improvisations. Cyclical drones & dense noise that will appeal to the  more experimental side of SONIC YOUTH, early Xpressway noise like DEAD C etc…

THE STOOGES – Live at Goose Lake August 8th, 1970 (Third Man) limited edition color vinyl in alternate, silk-screened sleeve

50 years later, the final performance by the original line-up of THE STOOGES is released on vinyl. This soundboard recording is raw in exactly the ways you’d hope. There’s some video on YouTube with lesser sound quality to give you an idea of how wild it must have been. Iggy & the boys perform “Fun House” in its entirety & of course it’s totally crazed. This color vinyl edition is limited to 1000 copies & it comes in a unique, silk-screened sleeve. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE!

WASHED OUT – Purple Noon LP/CD (Sub Pop) Loser edition, first press color vinyl

Ernest Greene & his WASHED OUT Project have returned to Sub Pop for “Purple Noon.” Mellow synth pop with that beachy vibe that so many 80s records had. Think SADE, DURAN DURAN, songs playing in the background while Crockett & Tubbs are settling up on a cocainedeal in a bar on Miami Vice. Good summer tunes…


BLACKLAB – Abyss LP (New Heavy Sounds) ltd. “cosmic swirl” vinyl

BRONSON – Bronson LP (Ninja Tune) clear vinyl

COLOURED BALLS – Liberate Rock: Singles & More 1972-1975 LP (Just Add Water) vinyl in alternate, silk-screened sleeve

COLOURED BALLS – Rock Your Arse Off! Live at Festival Hall 10 Nov. 1972 LP (Just Add Water) limited colour or black vinyl

GLASS ANIMALS – Dreamland LP (Wolftone) indie only color or black vinyl w/ limited     print while supplies last

INVENTIONS – Continuous Portrait LP (Temporary Residence) color vinyl

JACUZZI BOYS – Pits 7” (Third Man)

JAYE JAYLE – Prisyn LP (Sargent House)

PUBLIC EYE – Music for Leisure LP (Pop Wig)

KALYANI ROY – Virtuoso of Sitar Vol. I LP (Vishra)

KALYANI ROY – Virtuoso of Sitar Vol. II LP (Vishra)

LINGO SEINI ET SON GROUPE – Musique Hauka LP (Sahel Sounds)

BROTHER THEOTIS TAYLOR – Brother Theotis Taylor LP (Mississippi) 

THAT DOG – Retreat From the Sun LP (Third Man) limited color or black

THAT DOG – Totally Crushed Out LP (Third Man)

THOU – Heathen 2LP (Gilead) 2020 repress!

V/A – Eccentric Funk LP (Numero Group) color vinyl, limited

V/A – The World is a Cafeteria: American Soul Music (And One Song From Ghana) 1955-1998 LP (Cairo)

VIDEO AGE – Pleasure Line LP (Winspear) color vinyl

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Reckless Records 7/31/20 New Releases


GANSER – Just Look at That Sky LP/CD

This is the 2nd album by the excellent Chicago band GANSER. Aggressive noise rock with snarling guitars, heavy bass & vocals that remind us of the great Ari Up of THE SLITS & KAREN O. Fans of TOUCH & GO, AM REP style noise rock will dig this for sure. 

OHMME – Fantasize Your Ghost LP/CD

The massively talented Chicago duo OHMME are back with their third album. Sima Cunningham & Macie Stewart are both fantastic guitarists, multi-instrumentalists & their vocal harmonies are truly impressive. Crisp & complex songs that almost veer into math rock territory at times. Fans of ST. VINCENT, THE ROCHES, TALKING HEADS, FIERY FURNACES etc… will love this. RECOMMENDED.

MIKE POLIZZE – Long Lost Solace Find LP/CD (Paradise of Bachelors) color or black vinyl

 “Long Lost Solace Find” is the debut solo album by Mike Polizze of PURLING HISS & BIRDS OF MAYA. With help from buds like Kurt Vile & WAR ON DRUGS engineer Jeff Zeigler, Polizze has now made his own classic Philly record. There’s no way you can listen to a song like “Cheewawa” & not hum the melody to yourself for the rest of the day. Mellow acoustic rock that will appeal to KV, WAR ON DRUGS, Steve Gunn, AFGHAN WHIGS, & THE CHURCH will dig this. RECOMMENDED.


Limited edition box set from one of the greatest rock records ever made. This pressing of 1,970 copies (cheeky) comes with a 2LP, 45RPM version of the classic record, the complete Fun House sessions (that was originally released on CD in the late 90s), 2 7”s, 2 posters, a book & a 45 adapter. One of the craziest box sets we’ve ever seen!! 

WYE OAK – No Horizon 12” (Merge) pink vinyl

Baltimore duo WYE OAK dives further into electronics on this idiosyncratic EP, using light synth textures in tandem with a blend of electronic beats and Andy Stack’s precise drumming that can sound at times like 80s PETER GABRIEL. Jenn Wasner’s voice weaves in and out of these rhythms, supported by The BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS. A great, forward-thinking followup to their wonderful 2018 release “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs”. On Merge and RECOMMENDED.


LOU BARLOW – Emoh 2LP (Merge) 15th anniversary edition

SHIRLEY COLLINS – Heart’s Ease LP/CD (Domino)

DIRTY PROJECTORS – Flight Tower EP 12” (Domino)

FONTAINES D.C. – A Hero’s Death LP/deluxe 2LP/CD (Partisan)

BOBBIE GENTRY – The Delta Sweete 2LP (Capitol) expanded reissue with bonus tracks

ALEX IZENBERG – Caravan Chateau LP (Weird World)


GIG MARGARET – Mia Gargaret LP (Orindal) now on color vinyl

ALANIS MORRISSETTE – Such Pretty Forks in the Road LP (Crush)

ALISON MOSSHART (of THE KILLS) – Rise b/w It Ain’t Water 7” (Domino)\

PSYCHEDELIC FURS – Made of Rain LP/CD (Cooking Vinyl) new album!!

SLOWDIVE – Just For A Day LP (Music on Vinyl) limited “flaming” color vinyl

SUFJAN STEVENS – America 12” (Asthmastic Kitty)

SUN RA – Celestial Love LP (Modern Harmonic)

WILLIAM TYLER – Music from First Cow (Merge)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Nu Leaf LP (Numero Group)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave & Hardcore 2LP (Soul Jazz)

THE ZOMBIES – I Love You LP (Craft) reissue

THE ZOMBIES – The Zombies LP (Craft) reissue

THE ZOMBIES – R.I.P.  LP (Craft) reissue