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Reckless Records 1/20/23 New Releases

John Cale – Mercy


>> JOHN CALE – Mercy 2LP/CD (Domino) *Black or Ltd. Clear Violet Vinyl

An excellent return for the seemingly ageless wonder JOHN CALE (80 years old at the time of this release), embracing steely post-disco, dark ambience and cloudy, baroque theatricality. Mercy features an abundance of collaborators, including WEYES BLOOD, LAUREL HALO, SYLVAN ESSO and ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, and CALE utilizes each unique artistic touch for a record that is at once varied and unified. On Domino and RECOMMENDED!

>> ONE LAST WISH – 1986 LP (Dischord) *Ltd. Sea Glass Color Vinyl

The entire recorded works of ONE LAST WISH released nearly 12 years after their appearance on the STATE OF THE UNION comp. In between the RITES OF SPRING LP & 7″ ONE LAST WISH existed from August-November of 1986 then ended. Featuring Michael Hampton(of EMBRACE) & acting as a segway for Guy Picciotto & Brendan Canty leading to FUGAZI. A lost gem from the amazing “Revolution Summer” days of Washington DC, this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

>> MARGO PRICE – Strays LP/CD (Loma Vista) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive “Purple Smoke” Vinyl – 1/13 late arrival now in stock!

Longtime fans of the brilliant MARGO PRICE might be thrown by the heavy “Sister Ray”-esque groove that opens her 4th LP. It’s a perfect intro to the sprawling nature of Strays, symbolic of Margo’s continued artistic evolution. Country renegades like LORETTA and WILLIE will always be touchstones for her, but the frequent guitar/organ interplay and raw vocals are also heavily evocative of classic ELVIS COSTELLO, PATTI SMITH, or TOM PETTY (fitting as former Heartbreaker MIKE CAMPBELL plays on several tracks – other guests include SHARON VAN ETTEN and LUCIUS). Even the more explicitly “country” stuff here has a darker, more psychedelic edge that only amplifies the stark vulnerability of the whole affair. We’re always psyched when an artist as skilled & singular as Margo doesn’t rest on their laurels and instead takes a big leap forward into the unknown. This is HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

>> THE SEA URCHINS – Stardust LP (1972 Records)

The 1972 label has collected all of the early 90s recordings by the Birmingham group THE SEA URCHINS. These songs originally released on the legendary Sarah Records label have never been reissued until now. Lo-fi post Velvets, post Modern Lovers indie pop that will appeal to fans of the Sarah label, early Rough Trade singles, TV PERSONALITIES etc… RECOMMENDED.

>> WORM – Gloomlord LP/CD (20 Buck Spin) *Remastered – Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

Gloomlord was originally released in 2020 & has been pretty hard to find since then especially after the band blew up in 2021 with the great Foreverglade. The album has been remastered but don’t worry the scum is still on there. We’re truly glad to have this one in the racks. RECOMMENDED.


AMNESTY – Free Your Mind 2LP (Now Again) *Reissue – Ltd. Indie Exclusive Turquoise Vinyl

BAD BRAINS – The Youth Are Getting Restless LP (ORG) *Reissue – Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl

BETHLEHEM – Lebe Dich Leer LP (Prophecy) *Import – Ltd. Violet Color Vinyl

>> BIG THIEF – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You 2LP (4AD) *One of Reckless’ Best of 2022 back in stock!

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Nocturnal LP (Metal Blade) *10th Anniversary – Ltd. Blue/White Marble Vinyl


BLACK STAR RIDERS – Wrong Side of Paradise LP (Earache)

>> TIA BLAKE – Folksongs & Ballads CD (Ici Bientot) *Reissue – One of Reckless’ Best of 2022 now available on CD!

ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS – Hard Drive LP (Bethlehem) *180g, Remastered

>> BOYGENIUS – Boygenius EP (Matador) *Back in stock!

BOY HARSHER – Burn It Down LP (Sacred Bones) *Ltd. Translucent Pumpkin Orange Vinyl

BRAINIAC – Predator Nominate EP (Touch & Go) *Ltd. Silver Vinyl

THE BROKEDOWNS – Maximum Khaki LP (Red Scare)

CALEXICO – Carried to Dust LP (Quarterstick) *Ltd. Red Translucent Vinyl

JOHN CARPENTER, ET AL – Halloween Ends (Soundtrack) LP/CD (Sacred Bones)

>> THE C.I.A. – Surgery Channel LP (In The Red) *Ltd Color Vinyl – Trio featuring TY SEGALL!

COMMON – One Day It’ll All Make Sense LP (Get On Down) *25h Anniversary – Ltd. 1997 ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

DAMON – Song of a Gypsy LP (Now Again) *Reissue – Ltd. Indie Exclusive Clear Vinyl

DAZY – Outofbody LP (Lame-O) *Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

MAC DEMARCO – Five Easy Hot Dogs CD (Mac’s Record Label) *Vinyl scheduled for Spring 2023

DESTROY BOYS – Open Mouth, Open Heart LP (Hopeless) *Ltd. Purple Vinyl

ELUCID – I Told Bessie… LP (Backwoodz Studioz)

FALLING FORWARD – Let These Days Pass: Complete Anthology 1991-1995 CD (Temporary Residence)

FRED AGAIN… – Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022) LP (Warner) *Now available on vinyl!

>> JOHN FRUSCIANTE – Inside of Emptiness LP (Record Collection) *Reissue – Back in stock!

>> JOHN FRUSCIANTE & JOSH KLINGHOFFER- Sphere in the Heart of Silence LP (Record Collection) *Reissue – Back in stock!


JULIANA HATFIELD – Become What You Are LP (American Laundromat) *30th Anniversary – Yellow Vinyl, Ltd. 500

>> INNUMERABLE FORMS – Philosophical Collapse LP (Profound Lore)

JETHRO TULL – Thick as a Brick CD (Chrysalis) *40th Anniversary Edition – CD/DVD hardbound w/ book

KID CUDI – Entergalactic LP (Republic) *Soundtrack to the 2021 Netflix film now available on vinyl!

KYUSS – Muchas Gracias: The Best of Kyuss 2LP (Run Out Groove) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

JERRY LEE LEWIS – Live at the Star Club Hamburg LP (Bear Family) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive White Vinyl

>> LOW – HEY WHAT LP (Sub Pop) *Back in stock… RIP MIMI PARKER

>> LYKOTONON – Promethean Pathology LP (Profound Lore)

MÅNESKIN – Rush! LP/CD (Arista) *CD available as Deluxe Edition hardbound w/ book

THE MAYTALS – Essential Artist Collection 2LP (Trojan) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

MESHUGGAH – Koloss 2LP (Atomic Fire) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

MOTÖRHEAD – Sacrifice LP (BMG) *Reissue – Ltd. Transparent Orange Vinyl

NEW FOUND GLORY – Make the Most of It LP/CS (Revelation) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

>> NIGHTTIME – Keeper is the Heart LP/CD (Ba Da Bing)

OS CARBONOS/ SANDRA DE SA – Pássaro Selvagem/ Palco Azul Split 7″ (Mr. Bongo)

OS NOVOS CRIOULOS/ SUPERSOM T.A. – Mar Afunda/ Brasileira Split 7″ (Mr. Bongo)

PINHEAD GUNPOWDER – Compulsive Disclosure LP (1234 Go!)

POSTAGE – LP2 LP (Dirt Cult)

THE PRIMITIVES – Don’t Know Where to Start LP (HappyHappyBirthday)

THE RONETTES – Featuring Veronica LP (Bear Family) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive Red Vinyl

>> SECOND LAYER – Courts or Wars LP (1972 Records)

THE SKATALITES – Essential Artist Collection 2LP (Trojan) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

SKULL PRACTITIONERS – Negative Stars LP (In The Red)

SPIKE IN VAIN – Jesus Was Born in a Mobile Home 2LP (Scat) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

SPRINGTIME – Night Raver EP (Joyful Noise)

TAYLOR SWIFT – 1989 LP (Big Machine) *Import – Back in stock!

THREE 6 MAFIA – Hypnotize Camp Posse 2LP (Get On Down) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

RIAN TREANOR & OCEN JAMES – Saccades LP (Nyege Nyege Tapes)

TRIBUNAL – Weight of Remembrance LP/CD (20 Buck Spin) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

>> WET LEG – Wet Leg LP (Domino) *One of Reckless’ Best of 2022 back in stock!

WILCO – Cruel Country 2LP (dBPM) *Black or Ltd. Red & White Vinyl – FINALLY AVAILABLE! ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

AL WILSON – Show & Tell LP (Real Music) *RSD Essential Reissue – Ltd. White Vinyl

BILLY WOODS – Church LP (Backwoodz Studioz)


ZZ TOP – Eliminator LP (Rhino) *40th Anniversary – Ltd. Gold Vinyl

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