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Reckless Records 8/12/22 New Releases

Boris – Heavy Rocks (2022)

RECKLESS RECORDS 8/12/22 NEW RELEASES

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) *180g

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!

OTHER NEW RELEASES, REISSUES & RESTOCKS

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 Artwork

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

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

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

RECKLESS RECORDS 8/5/22  NEW RELEASES

CHAT PILE – God’s Country LP/CD/TAPE (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!

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES, REISSUES & RESTOCKS

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

T BONE BURNETT, JAY BELLEROSE & KEEFUS CIANCIA – The Invisible Light 2LP/CD (Verve)

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

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

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Reckless Records 7/29/22 New Releases

Maggie Rogers – Surrender

RECKLESS RECORDS 7/29/22  NEW RELEASES

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/TAPE (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!

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES, REISSUES & RESTOCKS

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

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

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Reckless Records 7/22/22 New Releases

Beach Bunny – Emotional Creature

RECKLESS RECORDS 7/22/22  NEW RELEASES

BEACH BUNNY – Emotional Creature LP/CD/TAPE (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/TAPE (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…

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES, REISSUES & RESTOCKS

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

ROBIN CAROLAN & SEBASTIAN GAINSBOROUGH – The Northman (Soundtrack) LP/CD (Sacred Bones) *2LP – 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 LP (Rounder) *2LP – 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/TAPE (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/TAPE (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

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Potato Chip: Crunchy Dunwich Garage LP (Beat Rocket) *Blue 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 LP (Atlantic) *2LP – 2021 release now available on vinyl

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

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Reckless Records 7/15/22 New Releases

Black Midi – Hellfire

RECKLESS RECORDS 7/8/22  NEW RELEASES

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/TAPE (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.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES & REISSUES

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

VARIOUS ARTSTS – 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

RECKLESS RECORDS 7/8/22  NEW RELEASES

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

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

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

NAKED RAYGUN – Understand LP (Audio Platter) *Remastered – 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) *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/TAPE (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…

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE – Toast LP/CD (Reprise)

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.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES, REISSUES & RESTOCKS

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

BANKS – Serpentina LP (AWAL) *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) *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) *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 – Red or Black 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 Master

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Spirit of France LP (Spiritmuse)

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Naima Bock – Giant Palm

RECKLESS RECORDS 7/1/22 NEW RELEASES

KIBROM BIRHANE – Here & There LP (Flying Carpet)

Here & There is KIBROM BIRHANE’s third record as a leader. A member of Ethio Cali, Birhane has shared the stage & booth with other LA jazz scene musicians like Kamasi Washington & Mark De Clive- Lowe (4Hero), as well as Habesha legends like Hailu Mergia. You can fall into this music. It’s almost hypnotic, but with a driving pulse & gripping groove.

NAIMA BOCK – Giant Palm LP/CD (Sub Pop)

Debut solo album from NAIMA BOCK (ex-GOAT GIRL). Bright, vivid folk music that gives us big BETA BAND vibes with its shaggy psych production, but also reminds us of the great GAL COSTA whenever Naima leans into her Brazilian heritage & allows for some bossa nova/ tropicalia influence. We’re very grateful to Sub Pop for helping to get such warm & comforting music out in the world during these though times. Highly recommended.

JULIEN DYNE – Modes 2LP (Soundways)

New Zealand-based producer JULIEN DYNE gives us an LP that spans deep house, instrumental hip-hop, future jazz and neo-soul. Breezy and soulful, this fits into the mold of ST GERMAIN or KRUDER & DORFMEISTER. On the excellent Soundways label and recommended!

YAEJI – EP 1 + 2 LP (Yaeji) *Opaque Jade Vinyl

Reissue of Brooklyn artist YAEJI’s instant classic ’17 EPs, remastered and available on wax for the first time. Thrilling pop-house that borrows liberally from dub, hip-hop & R&B in a minimalist package that evokes classics of the genre like SYLVESTER, contemporaries like DISCLOSURE and THE XX, and even DRAKE’s more recent stuff (his “Passionfruit” is covered on EP2). Perfectly dreamy with just enough blasts of energy to help pull as all through this long summer. Highly, highly recommended!

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES & REISSUES

CAN-I-BUS & BODY BAG BEN – Kaiju  LP (Fat Beats/ Body Bag Productions) *White Vinyl

EARTH –  FULL UPON HER BURNING LIPS LP (Sargent House) *Gold/ Black Galaxy Vinyl

FASTER PUSSYCAT- Whipped LP (Real Gone Music) *Milky Clear Vinyl, Ltd. 2000

CHARLIE GABRIEL – 89 CD (Sub Pop)

GUIDED BY VOICES – Tremblers & Goggles by Rank LP (GBV)

YVES JARVIS – The Zug LP (Anti-)

THE JUDDS – Love Can Build A Bridge LP (Curb Records)

MODERATOR – Street Bangaz Vol. 10 LP (Cold Busted) *White Vinyl

QRTR – Infina Ad Nausea LP (Dome of Doom) *Pink & Green Vinyl

THE ROGER WEBB SOUND –  Vocal Patterns LP (De Wolfe Music)

THE SPY FROM CAIRO – Animamundi LP (Wonder Wheel)

ΣTELLA (STELLA WITH A SIGMA) – Up & Away LP (Sub Pop) *Loser Edition, Color Vinyl

SUPER DJATA BAND – En Super Forme Vol. 1 LP (Numero Group) *”Okra” Vinyl

THREE MAN ARMY – Two LP (Real Gone) *Cobalt Blue Vinyl, Ltd. 1500

DORIS TROY – …Sings Just One Look LP (Real Gone) *Emerald Green Vinyl

MELVIN VAN PEEBLES – Watermelon Man (Soundtrack) LP (Beverly Hills) *Green “Watermelon Skin” Vinyl

VOLTA JAZZ – Air Volta LP (Numero Group) *“Wild Rice” Vinyl

VARIOUS ARTISTS Valley of the Sun… 2LP (Numero Group) *Sedona Sunrise” Vinyl

IMPORTANT RESTOCKS

BAD BUNNY – X 100PRE 2LP (Rimas Music)

CAP’N JAZZ – Analphabetapolothology LP (Jade Tree)

INTERPOL – Turn on the Bright Lights LP (Matador)

RADIOHEAD – In Rainbows LP (XL)

RADIOHEAD – OK Computer LP (XL)

NEIL YOUNG – On the Beach LP (Reprise)