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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

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Reckless Records 9/2/22 New Releases

Stereolab – Pulse of the Early Brain: Switched On Vol. 5


CODEINE – Dessau LP (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. “Barely Green” Vinyl

Way back in 1992, the slowcore legends CODEINE went into the studio to record their 2nd album. For a number of reasons the sessions were abandoned & the drummer Chris Brokaw quit the band. The group would eventually get a new drummer & re-record the songs that were released as their final album, the fantastic The White Birch. These versions made at Harold Dessau Recording have been remastered & released for this first time via Numero Group. They’re pretty similar to the album versions but it’s definitely cool to hear the takes with the original line-up. RECOMMENDED!

MJ LENDERMAN – Boat Songs LP (Dear Life)

WEDNESDAY guitarist MJ LENDERMAN also works as a solo singer-songwriter, crafting humorous and disarming country rock tunes that find a way to strike a balance somewhere halfway between shambolic and polished. A bit of indie fuzz of the DINOSAUR JR. and BUILT TO SPILL persuasion, as well as some country-fried funk in the LITTLE FEAT mold, all wrapped up in LENDERMAN’s touching, JASON MOLINA-esque ear for melody & lyrics. For fans of the above mentioned bands, as well as good songwriting in general, this comes RECOMMENDED.

JOHN ONDOLO – Hypnotic Guitar of John Ondolo LP (Mississippi)

Rare 50s & 60s 78 recordings collected for the first time by the East African guitarist & singer John Ondolo. Using open tunings, Ondolo had a unique playing style & some of the songs with flute & percussion accompaniment have a really interesting sound. RECOMMENDED!

STEREOLAB – Pulse of the Early Brain: Switched On Vol. 5 LP/CD (Warp) *Available as a 2CD set or a 3LP set including a limited number of copies with a mirrorboard sleeve for the same price while supplies last!

The fifth volume of STEREOLAB’s superb Switched On series comes out right ahead of their North American tour, and includes rare & live tracks such as a remix from AUTECHRE, collaborations with NURSE WITH WOUND and music used to accompany sculptures by Charles Long. Absolutely unmissable! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


ALEXANDER LUCAS – Alexander Lucas LP (Subliminal Sounds) *Ltd. Deluxe Edition

BLOCKHEAD – Music By Cavelight 3LP (Ninja Tune) *180g Reissue – Orange Marble Vinyl

CALEXICO – Garden Ruin LP (Quarterstick) *15th Anniversary – Ltd. Silver & White Vinyl

CURREN$Y – Collection Agency LP (Empire) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl

MEL CARTER – When A Boy Falls In Love LP (ABKCO) *2022 Reissue

DJ HARRISON – Tales From the Old Dominion LP (Stones Throw)

GEWGAWLY I & THOU – Norco (Original Soundtrack) 2LP (Sacred Bones) *Black or Ltd. Red Vinyl

HEARTLESS BASTARDS – Arrow 2LP (Partisan) * 10th Anniversary – Ltd. Black & Gold Vinyl

JULIA JACKLIN – PRE PLEASURE LP/CD/TAPE (Polyvinyl) *Now available at all stores!

JJULIUS – Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 LP (DFA) *Each sold separately

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON – Live At Gilley’s, Pasadena TXX 9/15/81 LP (New West) *Ltd. White Marble Vinyl

LEAN YEAR – Sides LP (Western Vinyl)

LEATHERFACE – Minx LP (Call of The Void) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Red Vinyl

LIVING HOUR – Someday is Today LP (Kanine) *Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

LOVE TRACTOR – Themes From Venus LP (Propeller Sound) *Remastered – Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

MACABRE – Murder Metal LP (Nuclear Blast) *Ltd. Clear/Red “Blood” Splatter Vinyl

DYLAN MOON – Option Explore LP (RVNG) *Black or Ltd. Emerald Vinyl

NOFX – White Trash… LP (Epitaph) *30th Anniversary – Ltd. Color Vinyl

PARTY DOZEN – The Real Work LP (Temporary Residence) *Ltd. Bronze Vinyl

PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH – Drift LP (Epitaph) *Black or Ltd. Red Vinyl

POLVO – Shapes LP (Touch & Go) *25th Anniversary – Ltd. Emerald Green Vinyl

SNIFFANY & THE NITS – The Unscratchable Itch LP (PRAH) *Ltd. Cream Vinyl

TASH SULTANA – MTV Unplugged: Live in Melbourne LP (Mom & Pop) *Ltd. Pink Swirl Vinyl

SUN RA – Ra to the Rescue! LP (Modern Harmonic) *Remastered – Ltd. Green Vinyl

SZA – CTRL LP (RCA) *Finally back in stock!

THOU – A Primer of Holy Words LP (Sacred Bones) *Black or Ltd. Gold Vinyl

MO TROPER – MTV LP (Lame-O) *Ltd. Violet Vinyl

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Reckless Records 8/26/22 New Releases

Kikagaku Moyo – Kumoyo Island


KIKAGAKU MOYO – Kumoyo Island LP (Guruguru Brain) *Available at Wicker Park now – other shops next week!

The 5th album Kumoyo Island by the great Japanese psychedelic band KIKAGAKU MOYO is supposedly their final album. They’ve been on a farewell tour for most of 2022 & that’s great news for anyone that hadn’t been lucky enough to see them before as they’re one of the best live bands of the past decade in our opinion. For their last record, the band returned to the studio where they made their first record & the results are stunning. Driving, rhythmic songs with repetitive vocal patterns that get stuck in your head right away. These guys manage to pay their respects to flowery psych rock of the past without sounding like copycats & this might be their most unique sounding album yet. We’re truly sorry to see this band go but at least we have this last album. RECOMMENDED.

LEVIATHAN – Shadow of No Light 8xCS Box Set (Profound Lore)

Eight early LEVIATHAN demos originally released between 1998-2002 with some touch-up remastering from the original sources. These demos are important documents of the first wave of American black metal & it’s very cool that they’re available again on the cassette format. Supposedly already out of print at the label & RECOMMENDED.

LOCRIAN – New Catastrophism CD (Profound Lore)

New Catastrophism is the first album from the Chicago group LOCRIAN in 7 years. Four lengthy tracks that display the group’s talent for creating brooding dark ambient/post industrial landscapes that occasionally dip into MONO meets MOGWAI post-rock melodies. RECOMMENDED.

SALVIA PLATH – Melanchole LP/CD (Danger Collective) 

This album by the New Zealand artist Daniel Johann aka SALVIA PLATH was originally released on Bandcamp in 2012 then as a limited LP run in 2018. It’s been remastered for this 2022 reissue. Lo-fi & somewhat dark lo-fi bedroom pop that sounds like a lost 90s Siltbreeze or Drag City record. Imagine a mix of early PAVEMENT, Roy Montgomery, MICROPHONES etc… RECOMMENDED.

KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH – Let’s Turn It Into Sound LP/CD (Ghostly) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith continues to evolve her sound on Let’s Turn It Into Sound. Quirky synth-pop that probably most reminds us of 80s Japanese greats like YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA, Mariah etc…with some almost drum & bass breakdowns from time to time & even some hints of Japanese video game music. There are some occasional hints of her new age stylings but this one definitely lives in more of an art pop realm. RECOMMENDED.


AEVITERNE – The Ailing Facade LP (Profound Lore)

LEE BAINS + THE GLORY FIRES – Old-Time Folks 2LP (Don Giovanni)

BELIEF – Belief LP (Lex)

BLACK DEATH CULT – Diaspora LP (Profound Lore)]

BLEED – Somebody’s Closer LP (20 Buck Spin)

BLONDIE – Against The Odds 1974-1982 LP/CD (Numero Group) *Available as 4LP or 3CD Box Set w/ hardbound book!

BLONDIE – Live 1999 2LP (Ear Music) *Ltd. White Vinyl

KATE BUSH – Hounds of Love LP (Rhino) *2018 Remaster – FINALLY back in stock!

CALIFONE – Roots & Crowns LP (Thrill Jockey) *2022 Reissue

J. COLE – KOD LP (Interscope) *Finally back in stock!

DELICATE STEVE – After Hours LP (Anti-)

DENDRONS – 5-3-8 LP/CD (Innovative Leisure)

DIGABLE PLANETS – Blowout Comb 2LP (Modern Classics) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. “Dazed & Amazed Duo” Color Vinyl

DOJA CAT – Hot Pink (RCA) *Pink Vinyl – Finally back in stock, for a limited time!

DOKKEN – Greatest Hits (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

DREADKNOUGHT – The Endless CD (Profound Lore)

THE DRUMS – Portamento LP (French Kiss) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Ultra Clear Vinyl

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES – Jerry Jeff LP (New West) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

LUPE FIASCO – Drill Music in Zion 2LP/CD (1st & 15th) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive Blue Vinyl

CHRIS FORSYTH – Evolution Here We Come LP/CD (No Quarter)

FUGEES – The Score 2LP (Sony) *Reissue – Finally back in stock!

EZRA FURMAN – All of Us Flames CD (Anti-)

CHARLIE GABRIEL – 89 LP (Sub Pop) *1st Run, Translucent Gold Vinyl – Now available on LP!

WALKER HAYES – Country Stuff 2LP (Monument)

HELL FIRE – Reckoning LP (Riding Easy)

IKEBE SHAKEDOWN – Ikebe Shakedown LP (Ubiquity)

JETHRO TULL – Aqualung LP (Rhino) *2022 Reissue – 2011 Steven Wilson Stereo Remix

VALERIE JUNE – Under Cover LP/CD (Fantasy) *Ltd. Magenta Vinyl

MARCUS KING – Young Blood LP/CD (Easy Eye Sound)


KENDRICK LAMAR – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers 2LP (Interscope) *FINALLY available on LP!

LITTLE FEAT – Waiting For Columbus 2LP (Warner) *Remastered – Ltd. “Tomato” Red Vinyl

LOS COTOPLA BOYZ – Mamarron Vol. 1 (AYA) *Ltd. Blue/Yellow Vinyl

DEMI LOVATO – Holy Fvck LP (Island) *Now on vinyl, plus signed CDs available at Wicker Park!

MADLIB – Medicine Show No. 3: Beat Konducta in Africa LP (Madlib Invasion) *Ltd. Deep Purple Vinyl

BRET McKENZIE – Songs Without Jokes LP/CD (Sub Pop) *Loser Edition Color Vinyl

MOBY – Play 2LP (Mute) *2022 Reissue

THE MONKEES – Headquarters LP (Friday Music) *55th Anniversary Mono Reissue – Ltd. Red Vinyl

ALANIS MORISSETTE – The Storm Before the Calm 2CD (Thirty Tigers)

MUSE – Will of The People LP/CD (Warner)

OASIS – Be Here Now 2LP (Big Brother) *25th Anniversary Edition – Ltd. Color Vinyl

NEW YORK DOLLS – Red Patent Leather: Live 1975 LP (Culture Factory) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

JOHN PRINE – Aimless Love LP (Oh Boy) 

SILK SONIC – An Evening With… LP (Atlantic) *FINALLY available on LP!

SORCERY – Stunt Rock (Original Soundtrack) LP (Riding Easy) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

REGINA SPEKTOR – 11:11 LP (Sire) *Remastered – 20th Anniversary Reissue

TEEN SUICIDE – honeybee table at the butterfly feast LP (Run For Cover)

THEE SACRED SOULS – Thee Sacred Souls LP (Daptone) *Black or Ltd. Icy Blue Vinyl

TURNSTILE – Glow On LP (Roadrunner) *FINALLY back in stock!

WET – Pink Room LP (Secretly Canadian)

WINDHAND – Levitation Sessions 2LP (Reverberation Appreciation Society) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl

WORMROT – Hiss LP (Earache)

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

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Reckless Records 8/19/22 New Releases

The Mountain Goats – Bleed Out


HOT CHIP – Freakout/ Release 2LP/CD (Domino) *Black or Ltd. Brown Vinyl

UK dance-rockers HOT CHIP return to Domino for their eighth album, looking to find balance between anxiety and ecstasy through their trademark synth-pop sound in the wake of the COVID pandemic and political unrest. Still a classic throwback even with more contemporary undertones.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS – Bleed Out LP/CD/CS (Merge) *Indie Exclusive Yellow Vinyl w/ posters & postcards while supplies last!

This 20th (twentieth!) album from John Darnielle & co. draws inspiration from Hollywood action and neo-noir films of the 60s, 70s & 80s, weaving stories about bloody shootouts around songs with a bit of a snarling edge to them. The group now includes BULLY’s Alicia Bognanno as a producer and full-time band member, and her production is slick without being obtrusive. While these songs have more ambitious structures, ultimately they retain that classic MOUNTAIN GOATS feeling, now filtered through this hyper-specific prism. On Merge yet again and RECOMMENDED.

RUSSIAN CIRCLES – Gnosis LP/CD (Sargent House) *Black or Ltd. Transparent Orange Vinyl

Chicago instrumental trio RUSSIAN CIRCLES returns for their first release in three years for perhaps their darkest, heaviest record yet. While the band still takes time to explore their compositions in the grand, sweeping post-rock style they are known for, Gnosis emphasizes pummeling, blackened punches of noise that puts them in closer territory to groups like THOU and BLOOD INCANTATION. This is absolutely vicious stuff here from this group. RECOMMENDED.

ELI WINTER – Eli Winter LP (Three Lobed Recordings)

Chicago’s ELI WINTER brings on a massive list of folks as collaborators for this self-titled release, (YASMIN WILLIAMS, RYLEY WALKER, DAVID GRUBBS and JAIMIE BRANCH to name a few), creating a bright, knotty piece of late summer pastoralism that both evokes experimental psych folk a la WALKER or STEVE GUNN and the gentler side of Chicago post-rock like GASTR DEL SOL or even THE SEA & CAKE at their most “analog”. An absolutely fantastic release here that comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


THE A’S – Fruit LP (Psychic Hotline)

THE ARCHIES – The Archies LP (Cleopatra) *2022 Reissue – Black, Pink & White Splatter Vinyl

BATHERS – Summer Lightning LP (Last Night From Glasgow) *Remastered – Ltd. White Vinyl

BEASTIE BOYS – Check Your Head 4LP (Capitol) *Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition w/ Bonus Tracks

BELPHEGOR – The Devils LP (Nuclear Blast) *Ltd. Wine Red Vinyl

LUCHO BERMUDEZ Y SU ORQUESTA – The Coastal Invasion: 1946-1961 2LP (Radio Martiko)

THE BERRIES – High Flying Man LP (Run For Cover) *Ltd. White Vinyl

ERIC CHURCH – & (Ampersand) LP/CD (EMI)

COBRA STARSHIP – Hot Mess LP (Fueled By Ramen) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Silver Vinyl

DEATH BELLS – Between Here & Everywhere LP (Dais) *Clear Vinyl, Ltd. 600

DELILUH – Fault Lines LP (Tin Angel)

DIIV – Oshin 2LP (Captured Tracks) *10th Anniversary Expanded Edition – Ltd. Blue Marble Vinyl

DIIV – Sometime/ Human/ Geist 7″ (Captured Tracks) *3×7″ – Ltd. Eco-Mix Vinyl

EARL SWEATSHIRT – Some Rap Songs LP (Columbia) *Back in stock!

ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Wash Rinse Repeat LP (Secretly Canadian)

MORT GARSON – Plantasia LP (Sacred Bones) *Sacred Bones 15th Anniversary – Ltd. “Caladium” Pink & Green Vinyl

GHOSTFACE KILLAH – Ironman 2LP (Get On Down) *Reissue – Ltd. Blue & Cream or Ltd. “Chicken & Broccoli” Vinyl

EARLY JAMES – Strange Time To Be Alive LP (Easy Eye Sound) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

FELA KUTI – Roforofo Fight 2LP (Knitting Factory) *Fela 50th Anniversary Series – Ltd. Lime & Yellow Vinyl

LEAF HOUND – Growers of Mushroom LP (Repertoire) *50th Anniversary Reissue – Ltd. Green Vinyl

LIGHTNING BOLT – Oblivion Hunter LP (Thrill Jockey) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Rainbow Splatter Vinyl

DEMI LOVATO – Holy Fvck CD (Island)

ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE – Candyman (2021 Soundtrack) 2LP (Waxwork) *Color Vinyl – FINALLY available on LP!

MADONNA – Finally Enough Love: #1’s Remixed LP/CD (Rhino) *Available as a single or 3CD box set, 2LP Black Vinyl, or 2LP Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl

ONEIDA – Success LP/CD/TAPE (Joyful Noise)

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Viva Las Vengeance LP/CD (Fueled By Ramen) *Black or Ltd. Coral Vinyl

PEEL DREAM MAGAZINE – Agitprop Alterna LP (Slumberland) *2022 Repress – Black Vinyl

PELICAN – Australasia 2LP (Thrill Jockey) *2022 Reissue

OSCAR PETERSON TRIO – We Got Requests LP (Verve) *Acoustic Sounds Series

THE PYRAMIDS – Aomawa: The 1970s Recordings 4LP (Strut)

R.E.M. – Chronic Town CD (IRS) *40th Anniversary Reissue

JOE RAINEY – Niineta LP (37D03D) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

CHARLIE REED – Eddy LP (Earth Libraries)

EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU – May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones) *Sacred Bones 15th Anniversary – Ltd. Blue & Purple “Galaxy” Vinyl

WAYNE SHORTER – Adam’s Apple LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Physical Thrills LP/CD (New Machine)

THE SOFT PINK TRUTH – Was It Ever Real? LP (Thrill Jockey)

SPELLLING – The Turning Wheel LP (Sacred Bones) *Sacred Bones 15th Anniversary – Ltd. Pink Vinyl

SQUALLS – Live From The 40 Watt LP (Strolling Bones) *Ltd. Turquoise Vinyl

SRSQ – Ever Crashing LP (Dais) *Seaglass Vinyl, Ltd. 500 Copies

BILLY STRINGS – Home 2LP (Rounder) *Back in stock!

TALL DWARFS – Unravlled: 1981-2002 LP/CD (Merge) *Available as a 2CD or 4LP set

THAT PETROL EMOTION – Babble 2LP (Last Night From Glasglow) * Expanded Edition – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

WAR – All Day Music/ Deliver The World/ War/ Why Can’t We Be Friends/ World Is A Ghetto LPs (Rhino) *2022 Reissues, all sold separately

MUDDY WATERS & THE ROLLING STONES – Live Chicago 1981 2LP (Mercury) *Reissue – Ltd. Color Vinyl

WHY BONNIE – 90 in November LP (Keeled Scales) *Black or Ltd. Green Vinyl

WOMBO – Fairy Rust LP/CD (Fire Talk) *Black or Ltd. Cloudy White Vinyl

LINK WRAY – Link Wray LP (Future Days) *Remastered – Black or Ltd. Three Color Split Vinyl

WU-LU – Loggerhead LP (Warp) *Black or Ltd. Green Vinyl

LARRY YOUNG – Unity LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

NEIL YOUNG – Eldorado LP/CD (Reprise)

VARIOUS – Black Spirits: Festival of New Black Poets in America (Motown) *50th Anniversary Reissue

VARIOUS – Eccentric Deep Soul LP (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

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Reckless Records 8/12/22 New Releases

Boris – Heavy Rocks (2022)


BORIS – Heavy Rocks (2022) LP (Relapse) *White Vinyl – Ltd. 1000

The 3rd entry in BORIS’ Heavy Rocks series puts a big leopard-print bow on their nearly three decades long (!!!) discography. Front-loaded with heavy thrash and proto-metal jams, it quickly bobs and weaves song-to-song but sometimes even verse-to-verse from many of the genres these iconoclasts have taken a swing at across nearly 50 albums: doom, shoegaze, garage, industrial…with a big tip of the hat to their past collaborators MERZBOW and SUNN O))) in the abstract noise passages that ominously rear their heads throughout. Another essential release from one of our favorite bands. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT – Cheat Codes LP/CD (BMG) *Black or Ltd. Red Vinyl

Following in the storied lineage of great MC & Producer team-ups like Madvillainy, Piñata, and Twelve Reasons To Die, Cheat Codes is a fantastic 2022 joint effort from DANGER MOUSE and THE ROOTS’ BLACK THOUGHT. After a few years in the proverbial Late Night TV slash MOR wilderness, both artists up their already elevated game even higher here. The guest list is stacked – RAEKWON, A$AP ROCKY, EL-P, KILLER MIKE, Chicago’s KID SISTER and more, plus an incredible MF DOOM verse from beyond the grave – but the coolest moments involve just hearing Thought go HARD in the pocket of some of Danger Mouse’s best material since Demon Days. This is a tightly focused, wildly entertaining collab between two master craftsmen. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

JUST MUSTARD – Heart Under LP (Partisan) * Now available on vinyl!

Excellent sophomore record from the Irish quintet JUST MUSTARD, relishing in the steely post-punk of their fellow countrymen (and labelmates) FONTAINES D.C. but with a heavy embrace of classic trip-hop and shoegaze a la PORTISHEAD and MORCHEEBA with a little touch of MBV. There’s a lot of compelling stuff coming from the U.K. and Ireland right now in the way of punk and art rock, but this certainly stands out in a very crowded field. On Partisan and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

ORCHESTRE MASSAKO – Orchestre Massako LP (Analog Africa)

Killer 12″ from Analog Africa that focuses on the Gabonese musician and singer MACK-JOSS and his group ORCHESTRE MASSAKO – Started after the Gabonese army recruited MACK-JOSS to be the bandleader for their own national band. Throughout the 1970s, funds from Gabon were used to purchase recording equipment so the group could record singles, which were then pressed over in France and sent back to Gabon. This collects four of those singles (some of which feature the singer AMARA TOURE), a set of elliptical, swirling rhythms and minor key folk melodies that share some kinship to the music of Ghana. Fantastic stuff as always, and it comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


IGGY AZALEA – The End of an Era LP (Empire) *Ltd. Tri-Color Vinyl

BAD BRAINS – Rock For Light: Punk Note Edition (ORG) *Remastered w/ alternate Blue Note-style art

BAD BUNNY – Un Verano Sin Ti CD (Rimas Music)

CATERINA BARBIERI – Spirit Exit 2LP (Light Years) *Import – Black or Silver Vinyl

BLACK MAGNET – Body Prophecy LP (20 Buck Spin) *Black or Ltd. Green Vinyl

BLONDIE – Vivir En La Habana LP (BMG) *Ltd. Edition Yellow Vinyl

BRAIN EATERS – Brain Eaters LP (Cleopatra) *Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

BROCKHAMPTON – Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine 2LP (RCA)

CIGARETTES AFTER SEX – Cigarettes After Sex LP (Partisan) *Reissue – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

COIL – Constant Shallowness Leads to Evil 2LP/CD (Dais) *2022 Reissue – Black or Ltd. Green Vinyl

DANCE GAVIN DANCE – Jackpot Juicer 2LP (Rise) *Yellow w/ Red & Black Splatter Vinyl

DANZIG – 6:66: Satan’s Child LP (Cleopatra) *180g – Available w/ Original or Alternate Artwork

DANNY ELFMAN – Bigger. Messier. LP/CD (Anti-/Epitaph)

ERASURE – Day-Glo: Based on a True Story LP/CD (Mute) *Ltd. Edition Green Vinyl

FARAFINA – Faso Denou LP (Real World) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

FAUST – Faust Tapes LP/CD (Bureau B) *2022 Reissue

GHOST FUNK ORCHESTRA – Night Walker/ Death Waltz LP (Karma Chief)

GHOST WOMAN – Ghost Woman LP (Full Time Hobby)

GIRLPOOL – Forgiveness LP (Anti-) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

HUDSON MOHAWKE – Cry Sugar 2LP/CD (Warp) *Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl

KIWI JR. – Chopper LP/CD/TAPE (Sub Pop) *Loser Edition Color Vinyl

MADLIB – Shades of Blue 2LP (Music On Vinyl) *Reissue – Back in stock!

KING WASIU AYINDE MARSHAL I – Talazo Fuji Music Party LP (Real World) *Green Vinyl

TERRACE MARTIN – Drones LP (BMG) *Ltd. Red Vinyl

MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA – …Between The Mountains LP (Real World) *Orange Vinyl

TONY MOLINA – In The Fade LP (Run For Cover)

OSEES – A Foul Form LP/CD (Castle Face)

THE POLICE – Greatest Hits 2LP (Polydor) *180g – Abbey Road Half Speed Master

SHILPA RAY – Portrait of a Lady LP (Northern Spy)

S.E. ROGIE – Dead Men Don’t Smoke Marijuana LP (Real World) *Purple Vinyl

THE ROLLING STONES – Hot Rocks 1964-1971 2LP (ABKCO) *2022 Reissue

SCONE CASH PLAYERS – Blast Furnace! LP/CD (Colemine) *Reissue – Ltd. Pink Vinyl

SOLID SPACE – Space Museum LP (Dark Entries) *Now available again!

MAX TUNDRA – Mastered By Guy At The Exchange LP (Domino) *Reissue – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

MAX TUNDRA – Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be LP (Domino) *Reissue – Ltd. Green Vinyl

TZOMPANTLI – Tlazcaltiliztli LP/CD (20 Buck Spin) *Ltd. Splatter Vinyl

VARIOUS – Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label 2LP (Numero Group) *Black or “Chesapink” Vinyl

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Reckless Records 8/5/22 New Releases

Chat Pile – God’s Country


CHAT PILE – God’s Country LP/CD/CS (Flenser) *LPs sold out but we’ll have a limited amount next week

NOT METAL IN THE METAL SECTION ALERT!!! The much anticipated album God’s Country by the Oklahoma City band CHAT PILE is finally here. Aggressive & heavy noise rock ala early Am Rep & Touch & Go bands with some melodic hooks that dig in & won’t let go. Fans of bands like LAUGHING HYENAS, HELMET, TAR, BIG BLACK, GODFLESH, early SWANS etc… will eat this up. RECOMMENDED.

DAMON & NAOMI w/ MICHIO KURIHARA – Sky Record LP (202020) *Companion book available at Wicker Park

The much delayed 2021 album from indie pop legends Damon & Naomi with another legend, Japanese guitarist Michio Kurihara. Mellow, mostly acoustic tunes in Damon & Naomi’s dreamy style with brilliant lead playing by Kurihara. We’re so glad these finally made it!

GLÜME – The Internet LP (Italians Do It Better)

The Internet is a Johnny Jewel produced album by the L.A. based artist & former child star Glüme. It definitely has that Johnny/CHROMATICS sound but maybe with more bubblegum pop and that Italians Do It Better sheen. 

GRATEFUL DEAD – Europe ‘72 3LP (Rhino) *180g, 50th anniversary – Late arrival from last week

50th anniversary reissue of the classic Europe ’72 recorded at various stops on the legendary tour. This is easily one of the finest live records ever released, a must-have for any Dead fan & a perfect intro if you’re looking to get into the band. RECOMMENDED.

KOKOROKO – Could We Be More LP/CD (Brownswood)

Surprising to see that this is the first full-length release from London-based jazz outfit KOKOROKO after they’ve been responsible for a wealth of 12″s and EPs (as well as an appearance on the excellent We Out Here compilation). This continues to deliver, finding the group land between late-70s Ghanian highlife, lite third stream lounge and the lush orchestral soul jazz of their London compatriots. For fans of EBO TAYLOR, PAT THOMAS, KAMASI WASHINGTON, SHABAKA HUTCHINGS and the groovier stuff on ECM, this is RECOMMENDED!


AALIYAH – One In A Million 2LP (Blackground) *2022 Reissue

AMON AMARTH – The Great Heathen Army LP/CD (Metal Blade) *Black or Color Vinyl

TONI BRAXTON – Libra LP (Blackground) *2022 Reissue

BRITNY FOX – Bite Down Hard LP (Real Gone) *Reissue – Ltd. Clear w/ Brown Splatter Vinyl


THE CRIBS – Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever LP (Sonic Blew) *2022 Reissue

MAC DEMARCO – Rock & Roll Night Club LP (Captured Tracks) *10th Anniversary – “Night Club” Color Vinyl

DJ SHADOW – Endtroducing… LP (MoWax) *Finally back in stock!

FRESH – Raise Hell LP (Get Better) *Blue Marbled Vinyl

GLASS ANIMALS – Dreamland LP (Wolftone) *180g Ltd. “Glow In The Dark” Vinyl

HULDER – Eternal Fanfare LP/CD (20 Buck Spin)

VAN HUNT – Van Hunt 2LP (Godless Hotspot) *2022 Red Vinyl Reissue – First time ever on LP!

CHRIS ISAAK – Heart Shaped World LP (Sun) *White Vinyl – RSD Essential Pressing

MARY LATTIMORE & GROWING – Gainer LP (Silver Current) *Black or Ltd. Color Vinyl

LAUV – All 4 Nothing LP (Virgin) *Black or Color Vinyl

THE LINDA LINDAS – Growing Up LP (Epitaph) *Loop only – other stores will be back soon!

MOMMA – Household Name LP/CD (Polyvinyl) *Red Vinyl

MUSH – Down Tools LP (Memphis Industries) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

NAS – Magic LP (Mass Appeal) *Ltd. Color Vinyl now available plus Black LP, CD & cassette!

MICHAEL NESMITH – Different Drum: The Lost RCA Victor Recordings 2LP (Real Gone) *Blue Smoke Vinyl

CAROLINE POLACHEK – Pang LP (Perpetual Novice) *2022 Reissue – Indie Exclusive “Fog” Color Vinyl

SOULFLY – Totem LP/TAPE (Nuclear Blast) *Ltd. Gold Vinyl

TALKING THERAPY ENSEMBLE – Talking Therapy 12” (Movementt)

THIN LIZZY – Black Rose LP (Friday Music) *180g Audiophile Remaster – Ltd. Clear Blue Vinyl

TINTERN ABBEY – Beeside: The Anthology 2LP (Real Gone) *Ltd. Purple Vinyl

TOOL – Fear Inoculum 3LP (RCA) *180g w/ New Artwork & Poster

CHRISTINE UKWU & HIS PHILOSOPHERS NATIONAL – No Condition is Permanent LP (Mississippi)

VOIVOD – Forgotten in Space LP/CD Box Set (BMG)

VARIOUS – Lovecraft Country (Soundtrack) 3LP (Waxwork) *180g Ltd. Multicolor Vinyl

VARIOUS Up Down, Left Right: Bluewerks Vol. 1 LP (Blue Note)

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Reckless Records 7/29/22 New Releases

Maggie Rogers – Surrender


FLORIST – Florist LP/CD (Double Double Whammy) *Purple Vinyl

Emily Sprague and FLORIST return as a band unit for the first time since 2017 for this sprawling self-titled effort. Sprague’s songwriting takes on cyclical patterns, allowing for minimalist, gauzy arrangements to build. This should slot in well with records by ADRIENNE LENKER, LOMELDA and JULIA JACKLIN, perfect for a rainy fall morning or a crisp summer night (in fact there are built-in field recordings of crickets to get you into the right headspace). RECOMMENDED!

FRIENDSHIP – Love the Stranger LP/CD (Merge) *Black or Limited Blue Vinyl

We’ve been pretty excited for this new record from Philly alt-country quartet FRIENDSHIP, and it does not disappoint. Shades of STEVE EARLE, UNCLE TUPELO, some contemporaries like MAPACHE and MJ LENDERMAN, and even a bit of PAVEMENT’s shambolic shuffle can be found on this 2022 album, creating something that is heavy of heart and instantly relatable. Absolutely fantastic stuff that comes RECOMMENDED!

MOOR MOTHER – Jazz Codes LP (Anti–) *Black or Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl

Camae Ayewa aka MOOR MOTHER returns with her 2nd album in 2022. This intentional companion piece to Black Encyclopedia is another interesting look at MOOR MOTHER’s experimental take on contemporary hip-hop. Hints of jazz, footwork & a number of “beatless” songs that listen more like sound collages & R&B art pieces. One of the most interesting artists going right now…RECOMMENDED.

MAGGIE ROGERS – Surrender LP/CD/CS (Capitol) *Black or Ltd. Indie Exclusive “Tangerine Dream” Vinyl w/ free print & signed card while supplies last!

MAGGIE ROGERS follows her megahit 2019 debut (still flying off our shelves 3 years on) with the stunning Surrender. Maggie produced the bulk of this record in her parents’ garage during COVID lockdown, but it doesn’t lack for scope at all. Bolstered by a healthy amount of guitar fuzz, it soars between moments of joyful exuberance & soulful grit to dizzying effect. Any doubt Maggie could write songs as kickass as her voice should vanish now. 90’s alt-pop like LIZ PHAIR, THE CRANBERRIES, and especially THE CARDIGANS are strong reference points here, but this is also highly rec’d for fans of FLORENCE WELCH, HAIM, and HALSEY.

PHUONG TAM – Magical Nights: Saigon Surf, Twist & Soul 1964-1966 LP (Sublime Frequencies)

Sublime Frequencies does it again!! Recently discovered recordings of a Saigon teenager Phuong Tam who was one of the first people in Vietnam to sing rock & roll EVER in the country. Tam only sang for a few years & then abandoned her career with most of her family including her daughter not even being aware of her rock star past. After some impressive detective work, 25 songs have been rediscovered & re-released for the first time. Early 60s R&R with hints of garage/surf & some surprisingly raw, almost Wanda Jackson vocals at times. FANTASTIC!


BEYONCÉRenaissance CD (Columbia) *Vinyl coming on 9/16

CAINE/ THOMPSON/ MCBRIDE – The Philadelphia Experiment LP (Ropeadope) *20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue – Featuring Uri Caine, Christian McBride, and Ahmir “QUESTLOVE” Thompson

SONNY CLARK – Dial S For Sonny LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

DEATH INSURANCE – i’m in your walls LP (A2B2) *Black/Yellow Vinyl

LARRY DOUGLAS ALLTET – Dedications LP (Tidal Waves) *Reissue – Ltd. Silver Vinyl

EMPEROR – Anthems To The Welkin At Dust/ Emperor/ In The Nightside Eclipse/ IX Equilbrium/ Prometheus: Discipline of Fire & Demise LPs (Candlelight) *2022 Half Speed Masters on Color Vinyl

FATLIP & BLU – Gangsta Rap 7″ (Guilty By Association) *Produced by MADLIB

FUCKED UP – Year of the Ox 12” (Merge) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Blue/Green Vinyl

MORT GARSON – Mother Earth’s Plantasia LP (Sacred Bones) *Ltd. Green Vinyl – Back in stock!

TONY HAWK & PUNK ROCK KARAOKE – In The City/ Neat Neat Neat 7″ (Cleopatra) *Blue Vinyl

JIM JAMES – Regions of Light & Sound of God LP (ATO) *2022 Deluxe Reissue – Color Vinyl

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS – Soul Time! (Daptone) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Hot Pink Vinyl

NICKI MINAJ – Beam Me Up Scotty LP (Republic) *Now available on black vinyl!

MODERN BASEBALL – You’re Gonna Miss It All (Run For Cover) *2022 Repress – Olive Green Vinyl

NELLY – Nellyville LP (Motown) *20th Anniversary Reissue

TONY NEWTON – Mysticism & Romance LP (Tidal Waves) *Reissue – Ltd. “Gold Nugget” Vinyl

THE 1975 – The 1975 LP (Interscope) *Back in stock!

HATIS NOIT – Aura LP (Erased Tapes) *Ltd. Clear Vinyl

THE REDS, PINKS & PURPLES – Summer at Land’s End LP (Slumberland) *Green Vinyl

TALLIES – Patina LP (Kanine) *Ltd. Color Vinyl w/ Poster

THE SONS OF ADAM – Saturday’s Sons: The Complete Recordings 1964-1966 LP (High Moon)

UNWOUND – Fake Train LP (Numero Group) *”Spaced Out” Silver Vinyl – Back in stock!

UNWOUND – New Plastic Ideas LP (Numero Group) *”New” Purple Vinyl – Back in stock!

EDDIE VEDDER – Earthling LP/CD/CS (Republic) *Now available on all formats with print while supplies last!

WILL SESSIONS – Electromagnetic Reality LP (Fat Beats)

YO LA TENGO – I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One LP (Matador) *25th Anniversary – Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

YOUNG PRISMS – Drifter LP (Fire Talk) *Black or Ltd. Blue Vinyl

VARIOUS – Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2: A & B LP/CD (Soul Jazz) *LP sets A & B sold separately

VARIOUS – Euphoria: Season 2 (Soundtrack) LP (Interscope)

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Reckless Records 7/22/22 New Releases

Beach Bunny – Emotional Creature


BEACH BUNNY – Emotional Creature LP/CD/CS (Mom & Pop) *Ltd. Orange/Yellow Vinyl

This sophomore record from BEACH BUNNY maintains the Chicago quartet’s signature bubblegum power-pop sound, finding a way to keep laying down ear candy hooks and choruses in 2-3 minute increments. However, Emotional Creature shines brightest with Lili Trifilio’s smart, intuitively resonant songwriting, showcasing a breadth of emotion from mature confidence to vulnerability. If anything, this may prove once and for all that BEACH BUNNY is not just a TikTok-boosted flash-in-the-pan but an artistic force with staying power. Certainly RECOMMENDED for fans of CHARLY BLISS, BEABADOOBEE, even PARAMORE.

GREG FOAT – Psychosynthesis LP (Blue Crystal) 

The UK based jazz pianist & composer made this album of synth explorations during the pandemic & we must say it’s a pretty heady trip. Part acid jazz, part 70s kosmische, part 90s chill out, part jazz fusion, this one is a little difficult to categorize but we’ll keep it in jazz based on Foat’s pedigree.

HOT CHOCOLATE – Hot Chocolate LP (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. “Cocoa” Color Vinyl

This not the well-known British soul group – instead Numero brings us the first ever U.S. reissue of the debut album by the Cleveland group with the same name. Led by Lou Ragland, HOT CHOCOLATE’s sound was a mix of METERS esque funky grooves, soulful ballads & uplifting vocals numbers.

CARLOS NIÑO & FRIENDS – Extra Presence LP (International Anthem)

Expanded edition of CARLOS NINO’s 2020 record Actual Presence, collaborating with the likes of SHABAZZ PALACES, MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON, LARAAJI, JAMAEL DEAN and others. This collection traverses hip-hop, modern classical, new age and sound design, all tied together by NINO’s intuitive sense of dynamics, rhythm & tone. This is yet another must-get on International Anthem, seemingly encompassing the label’s stable of sounds in a complete package. RECOMMENDED!

TY SEGALL – Hello, Hi LP/CD/CS (Drag City)

TY SEGALL is back with another collection of sun-fried psych ditties. The vibe is mostly late 60’s freak folk a la Sleeper but with some perfectly deployed glammy guitar riffage, full band vamping, and quite a few disarmingly catchy hooks. Whether or not you dug Ty’s mutant synth-pop detour on Harmonizer (and we definitely did), this is a solid return to what this undeniably brilliant songwriter does best and better than most. Recommended for fans of T. REX (duh), DONOVAN, BOWIE circa The Man Who Sold The World, etc…


WILLIE COLÓN & HECTOR LAVOE – Lo Mato: Si No Compra Este LP (Craft) *180g, Remastered

ROBIN CAROLAN & SEBASTIAN GAINSBOROUGH – The Northman (Soundtrack) 2LP/CD (Sacred Bones) *Black or Indie Exclusive Red Vinyl

COLOR GREEN – Color Green LP (ORG)

DAVE – We’re All Alone in This Together LP (Universal)

DAWES – Misadventures of Doomscroller LP/CD (Rounder)

SIERRA FERRELL – Long Time Coming 2LP (Rounder) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive “Serenity Blue” Vinyl

FU MANCHU – No One Rides For Free LP (At The Dojo) *Remastered – Ltd. Red & White Splatter Vinyl

GROUPER – Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill LP (Kranky) *Back in stock!

HOUSE OF PAIN – Fine Malt Lyrics LP/CS (Tommy Boy) *30th Anniversary – Remastered on Cassette, Black Vinyl or Ltd. Orange & White Vinyl

ISOTOPE 217 – Unstable Molecule LP (Thrill Jockey) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

JOHN CARROLL KIRBY – Dance Ancestral LP (Stones Throw)

JOHN MORELAND – Birds In The Ceiling LP (Old Omens)

MOUSE ON MARS – Radical Connector LP (Thrill Jockey) *2022 Reissue – Ltd. Neon Pink Vinyl

NAS – Magic LP/CD/CS (Mass Appeal) *2021 release now available – Color LP coming next week!

NINA NASTASIA – Riderless Horse CD (Temporary Residence) *LP coming in November

ODESZA – The Last Goodbye LP/CD (Ninja Tune) *Clear Vinyl w/ exclusive print!

LOU RAGLAND – Understand Each Other LP (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. “Foam” Color Vinyl

THE SADIES – Colder Streams LP (Yep Roc) *1st Press, Blue “Ice” Vinyl

SHE & HIM – Melt Away: Tribute to Brian Wilson LP (Fantasy) *Black or Ltd. “Lemonade” Vinyl

SPACEMOTH – No Past No Future LP (Wax Nine) *Clear Vinyl

JACK WHITE – Entering Heaven Alive LP/CD (Third Man) *Ltd. Color Vinyl “Detroit Edition” w/ posters & prints while supplies last!

TONY JOE WHITE – The Beginning LP (New West) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN – Sincerely, Kentrell 2LP (Atlantic) *2021 release now available on vinyl

ZZ TOP – Raw: ‘That Little Ol’ Band From Texas’ (Soundtrack) LP/CD (BMG) *Black or Tangerine Vinyl

VARIOUS – Potato Chip: Crunchy Dunwich Garage LP (Beat Rocket) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

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Reckless Records 7/15/22 New Releases

Black Midi – Hellfire


ARP – New Pleasures LP (Mexican Summer)

Alexis Georgopolous returns as ARP, creating lush, subterranean pieces that touch on classical minimalism and the Fourth World excursions of JON HASSELL while maintaining a strong pop sensibility. Beautiful stuff that comes RECOMMENDED.

BLACK MIDI – Hellfire LP/CD (Rough Trade) *Ltd. Red or Black Vinyl w/ limited flexi 7″ while supplies last!

This third record from London’s BLACK MIDI comes hot off the heels of 2021’s Cavalcade, seeing the trio build off of the varied, proggy compositions and mid- 20th century crooner balladry of that previous  record while embracing the intensity of their 2019 debut. Hellfire  is overflowing with ideas and bursting with energy, evoking both 70s proggy art rock a la KING CRIMSON and the kitchen sink enthusiasm of a MIKE PATTON project. On Rough Trade and RECOMMENDED!

JENNYLEE – Heart Tax LP (Virgin) *Now available at a more affordable domestic price

After a few years off, Jenny Lee Lindberg has made a serious comeback with a new WARPAINT album & her 2nd solo album released almost simultaneously. We were really big fans of her first solo album & this one is also fantastic. The album opens with the amazing track “Stop Speaking” that features guest vocals from Dave Gahan of DEPECHE MODE (what??!!) that sounds like a half-speed TELEVISION track. Minimal almost dubby songs that dip into goth territory at times. REALLY GREAT STUFF!!

LYNYN – Lexicon LP/CD/CS (Sooper)

Lexicon is the 2022 album from Chicago artist Conor Mackey aka LYNYN, also a member of the band MONOBODY. Glitchy but melodic electronic music with nods at APHEX TWIN, SQUAREPUSHER, ARCA etc…

U.S. HIGHBALL – A Parkhead Cross of the Mind LP (Lame-O)

U.S. HIGHBALL is a duo from Glasgow. They’ve made a really unique sounding album that’s sort of an updated take on 80s twee pop/early Rough Trade bands with some quirky drum machine programming & nice vocal harmonies. Imagine TV PERSONALITIES or early FEELIES with modern digital recording techniques.


BEABADOOBEE – Beatopia LP/CD (Dirty Hit) *Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl

GEORGE BRAITH – Extension LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

BRIGHT EYES – A Collection of Songs Written & Recorded 1995-1997 2LP (Dead Oceans)

BRIGHT EYES – Letting Off The Happiness LP (Dead Oceans)

CAMP TRASH – The Long Way, The Slow Way LP (Count Your Lucky Stars)

THE DANCE – Do Dada LP (Modern Harmonic) *Remastered – Orange Vinyl

THE DANCE – In Lust LP (Modern Harmonic) *Remastered – Green Vinyl

THE DANCE – Soul Force LP (Modern Harmonic) *Remastered – Yellow Vinyl

THE DREAM SYNDICATE – Ultraviolet Battle Hymns & True Confessions LP (Fire) *Ltd. Violet or Black Vinyl

ELF POWER – Artificial Countrysides LP (Yep Roc) *Limited Purple Vinyl

FEIERTAG – Dive LP (Sonar Kollektiv)

ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG – Ella & Louis LP (Verve) *Acoustic Sounds Series

HALSEY – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power LP (Capitol) *Olive Green Vinyl w/ Alternate Artwork

HARUOMI HOSONO – Hosono House LP (Light in the Attic) *Pink Glass Color Vinyl

INTERPOL – The Other Side of Make-Believe LP/CD (Matador)

WAYLON JENNINGS – JD’s LP (Reel) *RSD Essential Reissue – Grey Vinyl

DAMIEN JURADO – Reggae Film Star LP (Maraqopa)

LAUNDER – Happening 2LP/CD (Ghostly Int’l) *”Pink Noise” or Black Vinyl

LIZZO – Special LP/CD (Atlantic) *Ltd. “Grape” or Black Vinyl

DAVID LYNCH – Ghost of Love 7 (Sacred Bones)

MOLDER – Engrossed in Decay LP/CD (Prosthetic) *Color Vinyl

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT – Sexplosion! LP (Wax Trax!) *Remastered on 2LP, Single Color or Black Vinyl

TAMI NEILSON – Kingmaker LP (Outside) *Ltd. Pink Vinyl

PAVEMENT – Westing (by Musket or Sextant) LP/CD (Matador) *2022 Reissue

MINNIE RIPPERTON – Come To My Garden LP (Reel) *Reissue – Ltd. Color Vinyl

SENSES FAIL – Hell is In Your Head LP (Pure Noise)

SHERELLE – fabric Presents Sherelle LP (fabric)

TWINK – You Reached for the Stars: The Best of Twink LP (Sundazed) *Remastered – Violet Vinyl

DON WILKERSON – Preach Brother! LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series

YOUNG GUV – Guv III & IV 2LP (Run For Cover) *Yellow Vinyl

VARIOUS – Pacific Breeze Vol. 1 (Light in the Attic) *Back in stock!

VARIOUS – Pacific Breeze Vol. 2 (Light in the Attic) *Back in stock!

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Reckless Records 7/8/22 New Releases

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Toast


NAKED RAYGUN – All Rise LP (Audio Platter) *Remastered – Ltd. White Vinyl

NAKED RAYGUN – Jettison LP (Audio Platter) *Remastered – Ltd. Red Vinyl

NAKED RAYGUN – Throb Throb LP (Audio Platter) *Remastered – Ltd. Clear Vinyl

NAKED RAYGUN – Understand LP (Audio Platter) *Remastered – Ltd. Blue Vinyl

2022 Remastered color vinyl editions of the albums by Chicago punk legends with expanded gatefold artwork. Their melodic songs with anthemic sing a long choruses still sound so good over 35 years later & we’re proud to be able to stock them in our racks once again. AS RECOMMENDED AS THEY GET!!

NOSO – Stay Proud of Me LP/CD (Partisan) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl

LA-based songwriter NOSO explores identity and coming of age on their record Stay Proud of Me, balancing anthemic swells with moments of intimate quiet. Good stuff in the vein of PHOEBE BRIDGERS, MITSKI, LUCY DACUS and SOCCER MOMMY!

JONAS REINHARDT – A Ragged Ghost LP/CS (Trouble in Mind)

After releasing albums on labels like Kranky & Constellation, electronic musician Jonas Reinhardt makes his debut on Trouble in Mind. 11 surprisingly short pieces for this style of music that will appeal to fans of Klaus Schulze (RIP), ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, BITCHIN’ BAJAS, Steve Roach etc…


The last few years have been a really great time to be a Neil Young fan & another “lost” album finally sees the light of day in 2022. Recorded in the early 2000s, Toast was hyped by Neil at the time as his next album then as has happened a few times with him, it was then mysteriously shelved until now. According to Neil, the album themes were based around marital problems he was having at the time & it was simply too painful for him to release into the wild. A few of the songs turned up on Are You Passionate? & have been played live but the versions here are alternate takes & there are a few songs that have never been released before. Early 2000s Crazy Horse was a ROCKING band & that’s apparent right away. Quality wise this is up there with Homegrown & Hitchhiker which is pretty crazy if you think about it & it’s definitely worthy of release. RECOMMENDED.


BAD BRAINS – Bad Brains: Punk Note Edition LP (ORG) *Remastered w/ Alternate Blue Note-style Artwork

BANKS – Serpentina LP (AWAL) *Ltd. White Vinyl

MATT BERNINGER – Serpentine Prison 2LP (Concord) *Deluxe Edition

CAKE – Fashion Nugget LP (RCA) *180g, Remastered

DIO – Holy Diver 2LP or 4CD Box Set (BMG) *Joe Barresi Remix w/ new artwork

FLOCK – Flock LP (Strut)

GUM – Delorean Highway (Spinning Top) *Ltd. Matte Gold or Matte Silver Vinyl

TIM HEIDECKER – High School LP/CD (Spacebomb) *Ltd. Clear Red Vinyl

JOYS UNION GROUP – Boredom Euphoria LP (Trouble In Mind) *Ltd. Yellow Vinyl

LOCAL NATIVES – Violet Street 2LP (Loma Vista) *Deluxe Reissue

KARMA MOFFETT – Chomolhari LP (Morning Trip) *Remastered

MARIO MOLINO – Beat Gregoriano LP (We Are Busy Bodies) *Remastered

OWLS – Owls LP (Jade Tree) *Ltd. Color Vinyl

PEARL JAM – Gigaton: Tour Edition LP (Monkeywrench) *w/ Bonus CD

REFUSED – Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent LP (Epitaph)

SKIDS – Scared to Dance LP (Last Night from Glasgow) *Remastered – Black or Ltd. Red Vinyl

SONIC YOUTH – Goo LP (Geffen) *Back in stock!

PIERO UMILIANI – Playtime LP (We Are Busy Bodies) *Remastered

THE WHO – Tommy LP (Polydor) *Half Speed Mastered

VARIOUS – Spirit of France LP (Spiritmuse)