RECKLESS RECORDS 11/18/22 NEW RELEASES
>> BITCHIN BAJAS – Switched on Ra LP (Drag City) *Now available on vinyl!
ThIs was released digitally in late 2021 & now it’s finally here physically. Chicago astral travelers pay tribute to the ultimate spaceman SUN RA with this tape of covers. Analog synth mastery and surprising vocal treatments from some local faves. RECOMMENDED.
>> RICHARD DAWSON – The Ruby Cord 2LP/CD (Weird World) *Black or Ltd. Sky Blue Vinyl w/ 12″x12″ art print
The Ruby Cord completes a sort of album trilogy for English avant-folkie RICHARD DAWSON, going from past (Peasant) to present (2020) now to 500 years in the future. DAWSON builds a future world with sounds that branch to jazzy prog-folk, sparse electronics and glitches that seem to deconstruct his world’s reality. Like other DAWSON LPs, The Ruby Cord is not for the faint of heart (or ear), but it will reward multiple listens, revealing themes and sonic ideas deep within these compositions. RECOMMENDED.
>> DEZRON DOUGLAS – ATALAYA LP/CD (International Anthem)
Bassist DEZRON DOUGLAS has appeared on a few Int’l Anthem’s titles, notably with harpist BRANDEE YOUNGER on the quarantine-inspired Force Majeure and aboard MAKAYA McCRAVEN’s epic Universal Beings. ATALAYA is DOUGLAS’ first as bandleader, embracing the soul-forward free jazz of later COLTRANE and the rhythmic roots thrust of peak-era MINGUS. One of Int’l Anthem’s more purely “jazz” releases of 2022 (at least in terms of instrumentation), this is far from straight ahead, veering into high celestial territories and soulful sojourns. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
>> PANDA BEAR & SONIC BOOM – Reset LP (Domino) *Black or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl – Now available on vinyl!
After having collaborated on each other’s solo records over the past decade, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE’s PANDA BEAR and the great SONIC BOOM (ex-SPACEMEN 3) share equal billing on this 2022 album. The sound they chase is rooted in 60s pop music, but their approach is uniquely sample-based, crafting sugary melodies, rich honeyed harmonies and propulsive rhythms towards lite psychedelia that seems like THE BEACH BOYS or THE ASSOCIATION thrown into a time machine. Some of either artists’ best work in a few years, this comes RECOMMENDED.
>> SPECIAL INTEREST – Endure LP/CD (Rough Trade)
We’ve had our eyes out over the past few years for art punks SPECIAL INTEREST, who across two LPs and a handful of EPs have cultivated a sound that mixes in disco, house, industrial and funk, creating a virile dance punk concoction that on their third album Endure comes to a thrilling head. Embracing both a militaristic stance to institutional oppression and violence and a warm championing of queer sexuality, these songs hiss, pulsate, rumble and pummel in equal measure. One of the best records of the year. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
>> WEYES BLOOD – And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow LP/CD/CS (Sub Pop) *Black or Ltd. “Loser Edition” Color Vinyl
Natalie Mering’s 5th WEYES BLOOD album is yet another cosmic leap forward in her already excellent body of work. And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow is every bit as epic in scope as Titanic Rising and her songs still swell with echoes of 70’s folk pop & AM Gold like NILSSON, CAROLE KING and THE CARPENTERS, but now it feels like Mering is fully assured in this style and ready to wield it like a superpower. The lush musicality is often in stark contrast to the lyrical content, which deals eloquently with feelings we all know too well from pandemic times – isolation, regret, and yearning to see a little light. The effect is thrillingly subversive & transformative, like a great magic trick. Special guests here include ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, HAND HABITS’ MEG DUFFY, and MARY LATTIMORE. This is an undeniable Album of the Year contender coming in under the wire. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES, REISSUES & RESTOCKS
>> AMBRE – 3000° (aka 3000 Degrees) LP (Roc Nation) *Now available on vinyl!
THE ANIMALS – Retrospective 2LP (ABKCO) *180g, Reissue
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV LP (Innovative Leisure) *Reissue, Ltd. Pink Vinyl – Ten Bands One Cause
THE B-52’s – Cosmic Thing LP (Reprise) *Reissue – Back in stock!
DAVID BOWIE – Moonage Daydream (Soundtrack) 2CD (Parlophone) *Music from the 2022 documentary
COMMON – A Beautiful Revolution 2LP (Loma Vista) *Parts 1 & 2 collected together for the first time on vinyl
CURRENT – Yesterday’s Tomorrow is Not Today 3LP Box (Numero Group) *Black or Ltd. Gold Vinyl
DESTRUCTION – Sentence of Death LP (HR Records) *Reissue – Ltd. Bi-Color Vinyl
CELINE DION – Let’s Talk About Love 2LP (Sony) *Reissue – Ltd. Orange Vinyl
DISTURBED – Divisive LP (Reprise)
FATS DOMINO – Live from Austin, TX ’86: Austin City Limits LP (New West) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl
>> DOUBLE VIRGO – Eros in the Bunker 12″ (PLZ Make It Ruins)
EL TEN ELEVEN – El Ten Eleven LP (Joyful Noise) *Repress, 15th Anniversary – Ltd. Gold Vinyl
ELECTRIC HELLFIRE CLUB – Burn, Baby, Burn! 2LP (Cleopatra) *Reissue – Ltd. Orange Vinyl
>> BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 2LP (Nonesuch) *180g, Reissue – Back in stock!
BILL EVANS – At Town Hall Vol. 1 LP (Verve) *Acoustic Sounds Series
SADAYASU FUJII TRIO + 1 – Like a Child LP (We Are Busy Bodies)
>> GOAT – Oh Death LP (Rocket Recordings) *Ltd. Acid Orange Vinyl – Now available on vinyl!
VINCE GUARALDI – Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus 2CD (Craft) *Deluxe Edition
HABIBI – Anywhere But Here LP (Kill Rock Stars) *Remastered w/ bonus 7″
>> LANDE HEKT – House Without a View LP (Get Better) *Ltd. Purple Vinyl
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969 2LP/CD (Sony) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl
HIGH VIS – Blending LP (Dais) *Repress – Ltd. Orange/Black Vinyl
ANDREW HILL – Point of Departure LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series
>> ERNEST HOOD – Back to the Woodlands LP (Freedom To Spend) *Ltd. Yellow Marbled Vinyl
ICE NINE KILLS – The Predator Becomes the Prey LP (Fearless)
IRON MAIDEN – The Number of the Beast Over Hammersmith 3LP (BMG) *40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Remastered w/ alternate tracklist and 1982 live set never before available on vinyl!
JASON ISBELL – Sirens of the Ditch 2LP (New West) *Reissue, Deluxe Edition w/ bonus tracks – Ltd. Color Vinyl
JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT – Live from Twist & Shout 2007 LP (New West) *Ltd. “Root Beer” Vinyl
MICHAEL JACKSON – Thriller 2CD (Epic) *40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
WAYLON JENNINGS – Live from Austin, TX ’89: Austin City Limits 2LP (New West) *Ltd. Orange Vinyl
JOJO – Trying Not to Think About It 2LP (Warner) *2021 album now available on vinyl!
ELVIN JONES – Revival: Live at Pookie’s Pub LP/CD (Blue Note) *3LP or 2CD Deluxe Edition
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS – It’s a Holiday Soul Party! LP (Daptone) *Ltd. Candy Cane Vinyl – Back in stock!
SAMARA JOY – Linger Awhile LP (Verve)
>> OKAY KAYA – Sap LP (Jagjaguwar) *Black or Ltd. Opaque Tan Vinyl
KID CUDI – Entergalactic CD (Republic) *Music from Kid Cudi’s animated Netflix film
KING GIZZARD… – Ice, Death, Planets, Wings, Mushrooms & Lava 2LP (KGLW) *Recycled Vinyl
KISS – Creatures of the Night LP/CD (Mercury) *40th Anniversary – Half Speed Remastered Vinyl or 2CD Deluxe Edition w/ bonus rarities & live tracks
>> DICKIE LANDRY – 4 Cuts Placed in “A First Quarter” LP (Unseen Worlds) *Reissue
>> DICKIE LANDRY – Having Been Built On Sand LP (Unseen Worlds) *Reissue
>> DICKIE LANDRY – Solos 2LP (Unseen Worlds)
DANIEL LANOIS – Player Piano LP (BMG)
AMOS LEE – Live at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony 2LP (ATO) *45RPM
>> MOLLY LEWIS – Mirage LP/CD (Jagjaguwar) *Black or Ltd. Pink Glass Vinyl
LIARS – Drum’s Not Dead LP (Mute) *Reissue – Ltd. Recycled Vinyl
MARINA & THE DIAMONDS – Electra Heart 2LP (Elektra) *Back in stock!
MARINA & THE DIAMONDS – Family Jewels LP (Atlantic) *Back in stock!
PAT MARTINO – Baiyina: The Clear Evidence LP (Cleopatra) *Reissue – Ltd. Orange Vinyl
KOHSKE MINE QUINTET – Daguri LP (We Are Busy Bodies) *Remastered
GRACHAN MONCUR III – Evolution LP (Blue Note) *Classic Vinyl Series
WILLIE NELSON – Live from Austin, TX ’90: Austin City Limits 2LP (New West) *Ltd. Gold Vinyl
NIRVANA – In Utero LP (Geffen) *2022 Reissue
THE OBSESSED – Lunar Womb LP (High Roller) *Ltd. Bi-Color Vinyl
IZAAK OPATS – Extra Medium LP (Mama Bird) *Ltd. Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl
THE ORCHIDS – The Dreaming Kind LP (Skep Wax)
DOLLY PARTON – Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection 2LP (Legacy)
CARL PERKINS – Blue Suede Shoes LP (Sun) *Remastered – Sun 70th Anniversary Reissue
PHIFE DAWG – Forever 2LP (Smokin’ Needles) *Black or Ltd. Orange Vinyl
POLE – Tempus LP/CD (Mute) *Ltd. “Flesh Pink” Vinyl
THE PRODIGY – The Fat of the Land 2LP (XL) *25th Anniversary – Ltd. Silver Vinyl
THE PRODIGY – Firestarter 12″ (XL) *Reissue – Ltd. Edition w/ Andy C remix
ADRIAN QUESADA (of BLACK PUMAS) – Jaguar Sound LP (ATO) *Ltd. Baby Blue Vinyl
QUEEN – A Kind of Magic LP (Hollywood) *180g, Half Speed Mastered
ISAIAH RASHAD – The House is Burning CD (Warner)
SEPULTURA – A-Lex 2LP (BMG) *180g, Half Speed Mastered
SEPULTURA – Dante XXI (BMG) *180g, Half Speed Mastered
THE SMITHEREENS – Christmas with the Smithereens LP (Sunset Blvd) *Ltd. Green Vinyl
>> SOHN – Trust LP (4AD) *Ltd. Red Vinyl
RINGO STARR – EP 3 10″ (Universal)
CARL STONE – Wat Dong Moon Lek LP (Unseen Worlds)
BILLY STRINGS – Me/and/Dad LP/CD (Rounder) *Ltd. Black Smoke, Clear Smoke, or “Egg Drop” Vinyl
SUPERGRASS – I Should Coco LP (BMG) *2022 Reissue
T5UMUT5UMU – Sea of Trees LP (Hakuna Kulala)
THE THE – Soul Mining LP (Sony) *2022 Reissue
THICK – Happy Now LP (Epitaph) *Black or Ltd. Yellow Vinyl
>> THUS LOVE – Memorial LP/CD (Captured Tracks)
TOUCHE AMORE – Dead Horse X LP (Condolences) *Reissue – Ltd. Black/Clear Smoke Vinyl
TOUCHE AMORE – To the Beat of a Dead Horse LP (Condolences) *Reissue – Ltd. Black Ice Vinyl
TSHA – Capricorn Sun 2LP (Ninja Tune) *Ltd. Red Marbled Vinyl
U-ZIQ – Hello LP (Planet Mu)
WIDESPREAD PANIC – Live from Austin, TX 2000: Austin City Limits 2LP (New West) *Ltd. Blue Vinyl
THE WINSTON BROTHERS – Drift LP (Colemine) *Black or Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE – World Record 2LP/CD/CS (Reprise) *Black or Ltd. Clear Vinyl
VARIOUS – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Soundtrack) CD (Roc Nation) *Featuring RIHANNA, FUTURE and more
VARIOUS – The Bodyguard (Soundtrack) LP *2022 Reissue
VARIOUS – Disco Reggae Rockers 2LP (Soul Jazz) *Black or Ltd. Sun Yellow Vinyl
VARIOUS – Elvis (Soundtrack) LP (Arista) *Music from 2022 film featuring ELVIS, KACEY MUSGRAVES, DOJA CAT, and more – Now available on vinyl!
VARIOUS – Piombo: Italian Crime Soundtracks from the Years of Lead 1973-1981 2LP (Decca)
VARIOUS – Sun Records’ 70th Anniversary Compilation Vol. 3 LP (Sun) *Curated by Ben Vaughn
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