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ARCADE FIRE
Everything Now (color Vinyl) Everything Now (instrumental)
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Columbia
Here's a little teaser for ARCADE FIRE's 2017 album & their Columbia Records debut.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

MODERN ART
Oriental Towers (remastered)
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Lion Productions
We've been absolutely loving the Color Tapes vinyl reissues courtesy of Color Tapes & Lion Productions. MODERN ART was the project of Color Tapes head honcho Gary Ramon (who would later form psych revivalists SUN DIAL & collaborate with COIL & CURRENT 93.) MODERN ART released a few LPs & a number of tapes but they're incredibly difficult to find, especially in the U.S. This is a reissue of the 2nd MODERN ART album from 1983 & it's a wonderful example of expertly crafted, minimal synth pop. Fans of early electronic music like CABARET VOLTAIRE, THROBBING GRISTLE, early WIRE, JOY DIVISION etc... must pick this up. Includes 3 bonus tracks that weren't on the original tape release. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $17.99

SZA
Ctrl
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RCA
SZA's every syllable drips with style. CTRL is a album defined by it's understatedness. The music is often soft, quietly backing vocals that are beautiful & sonorous, as well as sly. There's an underlying patois in the way she lays her words out almost as if she's toasting. But this is not Reggae. This is soul from a singer/ songwriter whose labelmates are hardened Rap lyricists from one of the top stables in the game. SZA's long awaited debut lives up to the overwhelming hype, with a sound that implicates the same influences as Frank Ocean, a summery, shimmering groovy listen.
Available at: Broadway
New CD $10.99

SUFFOCATION
Of The Dark Light (ltd 300) (blue W/ Black Splatter)
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Nuclear Blast
2017 album from SUFFOCATION is supposedly vocalist FRANK MULLEN's final one with the band, but at least he's going out with a bang. Somehow, guitarist TERRANCE HOBBS keeps coming up with crushing, technical & memorable riffs for this legendary death metal band. Absolutely crushing material from one of the heaviest!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

PHOENIX
Ti Amo (color Vinyl, Pvc Sleeve) (w/ Download)
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Glassnote
Actively cosmopolitan & humanist, Phoenix's Ti Amo is sung in multiple languages, an upbeat synth-pop ode to slightly sleazy joy & compassion.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $16.99

WICKED LADY
Psychotic Overkill (imp, 2lp Reissue)
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Guerssen
WICKED LADY was a hard rock trio formed in the late 60's who were famous for outrageous, drug & alcohol fueled live shows. The band was popular with drop-outs & bikers & after a few minutes you'll realize why. Totally scuzzed out, lo-fi riffage in the style of BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM with even a little proto-punk ala IGGY & THE STOOGES in there too. Guitarist Martin Weaver went on to join DARK, who released one of the most sought after early metal/hard rock albums of all time, "Round the Edges" which has been sadly out of print for some time. ESSENTIAL!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $32.99

WICKED LADY
Axeman Cometh (imp, 2lp Reissue)
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Guerssen
WICKED LADY was a hard rock trio formed in the late 60's who were famous for outrageous, drug & alcohol fueled live shows. The band was popular with drop-outs & bikers & after a few minutes you'll realize why. Totally scuzzed out, lo-fi riffage in the style of BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM with even a little proto-punk ala IGGY & THE STOOGES in there too. Guitarist Martin Weaver went on to join DARK, who released one of the most sought after early metal/hard rock albums of all time, "Round the Edges" which has been sadly out of print for some time. ESSENTIAL!!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $32.99

SPLIT DECISION BAND
Split Decision Band (ltd 1000, #'d) (w/ Download)
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Now Again
Previously-unreleased album of disco hotness from Des Moines, Iowa, of all places. Their lone 45 ("Watch Out") has been a coveted record for years, but now hear the rest of their material for the first time!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $49.99

BROADWAYS
Broken Van (reissue)
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Asian Man
This LP collects the BROADWAYS' two 7-inches & seven tracks exclusive to this release! This is Brendan & Chris, pre-LAWRENCE ARMS. At the time, we would have compared this to either of JEFF OTT's bands: FIFTEEN or CRIMPSHRINE, a more serious band after SLAPSTICK & TRICKY DICK broke up. Now we can see their material as strong in its own right, but also a rough draft of sorts for THE LAWRENCE ARMS. A piece of Chicago punk history from this short-lived band!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

SECRET SISTERS
You Don't Own Me Anymore (150g) (w/ Download)
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New West
2017 album from this incredible duo, whose harmonies are simply unbelievable, has a triumphant vibe after their second album flopped & they had to deal with a lawsuit involving their former manager. Flash forward to present day, BRANDI CARLILE produced this gem of an album that's sure to turn heads.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $19.99

BLACASTAN & STU BANGAS
Watson & Holmes (reissue)
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Brick
Another Brick Records banger! This label is absolutely crucial when it comes to boom-bap, heavily lyrical hip-hop. Severely underrated MC BLACASTAN teams up with producer STU BANGAS on 16 tracks of neck-snapping shit. Features ILL BILL, ESOTERIC (CZARFACE), APATHY & more!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

KIKAGAKU MOYO
Stone Garden (color Vinyl W/ Obi) (w/ Download)
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Guru Guru Brain
Over the past two years or so, the Japanese psych rock band KIKAGAKU MOYO has been burning up in the 'States mainly due to their fantastic live show that they've brought here twice now on tour in that time. The group combines sounds of 70's Japanese psychedelic rock, 70's German rock ala CAN & AMON DUUL II & hints of contemporaries like DUNGEN & GOAT. This E.P. focuses on their more jammy, expansive side. Limited edition color vinyl already sold out at the source. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

RANCID
Trouble Maker (w/ Bonus 7") (w/ Download)
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Epitaph
Wow - we're old! Ninth studio album from long-running & highly respected/influential punk band RANCID. You know the drill: 19 (whoa) insanely catchy songs anchored by TIM ARMSTRONG & LARS FREDERIKSEN's vocals. Up tha punx!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $25.99

EN VOGUE
Funky Divas (reissue)
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East West
Contains the mega-smashes "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)," "Give Him Something He Can Feel" & one of the heaviest soul/rock tracks ever: "Free Your Mind." UNTOUCHABLE.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $18.99

MAGAS
Explanatory Denial (4 Trks) (ltd. To 200)
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Midwich
Jim MAGAS unleashes a 4-track e.p. for 2017. On his 2nd e.p. for Midwich, MAGAS offers a couple of weird and primitive floor stompers, along with a couple of strange and atmospheric numbers for the head. Limited to 200 copies.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

MUKQS
11,666,666,666,666,666,666'
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Midwich
Midwich present the solo LP debut of MUKQS, who is MAXWELL ALLISON of Chicago's GOOD WILLSMITH. On '11,666,666,666,666,666,666' (SUN RA says this is the weight of the universe), MUKQS delivers a elegant and flowing journey through a blue-skied cosmos, adhering to a rhythmic backbone that alternately recedes and moves to the fore. A great moving album that ought to appeal to fans of DREXCIYA, APHEX TWIN, CLUSTER, soundtracks and other cosmic gateways. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

SCOTT, RAYMOND
Manhattan Research Inc. (imp, 180gm 3lp) (color Vinyl W/ Book, Download #'d Ed.)
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Music On Vinyl
Known primarily for his "cartoon jazz" works of the 30s, SCOTT was also quite the innovator in the realm of early electronic musics, even going so far as to invent a wide variety of instruments -- the Electronium, the Bass Line Generator, the Karloff, and many others. Now this era is captured in a deluxe triple LP set on limited red, white & blue vinyl with a booklet. Limited to 1000 copies!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $39.99

SCOTT, RAYMOND
Soothing Sounds For Baby, Vol. 1-iii (imp, 3lp Color Vinyl, #'d Ltd. Ed.)
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Music On Vinyl
Basta finally reissues this great collection of music for the baby in all of us; Here are three LP's of strange, soothing, but exciting electronic music from the mighty RAYMOND SCOTT...hear the beginnings of ambient/electronic music in all three volumes of this series. Limited edition pressing of 1000 on silver vinyl. Comes with a download & insert.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $33.99

MOUNTAIN GOATS
Goths (3lp, Red/green Vinyl) (w/ Bonus Tracks)
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Merge
John Darnielle returns in 2017 with his 16th album under the MOUNTAIN GOATS name. If you guessed that "Goths" is about being goth then you win because this is a concept album about goth culture, specifically 80's goth culture. Having grown up in the 80's myself, it's difficult to explain the difference between being goth THEN vs NOW but there truly is a difference & Darnielle & the band do their best to try & describe it. The album has a bit of a loungey feel to it, mainly because there are NO guitars on the album, mostly just electric pianos & synths backed by the rhythm section. MOUNTAIN GOATS fans will obviously be plays & those of you pining for the good old goth days will love it too. RECOMMENDED. Deluxe "Vampire" red vinyl with a bonus 12" on green vinyl of ambient mixes.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $32.99

FLYING LUTTENBACHERS
Revenge (remastered, Marble Vinyl)
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Skin Graft
2017 reissue/remaster of (one of) the FLYING LUTTEN- BACHERS' greatest moments, "Revenge." WEASEL WALTER's compositions are on full, insane display here, in what seems impossible but is truly the best free-jazz grindcore you'll ever hear. Think NAKED CITY, schizo- phrenia, full mental collapse, etc. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

CRIMPSHRINE
Sound Of A New World Being Born (reissue W/ Booklet)
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Numero Group
Classic Bay Area punk from the '80s gets a much-needed reissue on -- of all labels -- Numero Group! Those guys know quality when they hear it! CRIMPSHRINE were early contemporaries of GREEN DAY, and most notably feature legendary zinester AARON COMETBUS on drums & JEFF OTT on guitar/vocals (he would later form FIFTEEN). It's commonplace now, but CRIMPSHRINE are the grandfathers of the whole gruff-pop-punk thing whose torch has been carried in more recent years by bands like JAWBREAKER, DILLINGER FOUR, LAWRENCE ARMS, etc. Absolutely timeless material!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

CRIMPSHRINE
Duct Tape Soup L.p. (reissue) (w/ Booklet)
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Numero Group
Classic Bay Area punk from the '80s gets a much-needed reissue on -- of all labels -- Numero Group! Those guys know quality when they hear it! CRIMPSHRINE were early contemporaries of GREEN DAY, and most notably feature legendary zinester AARON COMETBUS on drums & JEFF OTT on guitar/vocals (he would later form FIFTEEN). It's commonplace now, but CRIMPSHRINE are the grandfathers of the whole gruff-pop-punk thing whose torch has been carried in more recent years by bands like JAWBREAKER, DILLINGER FOUR, LAWRENCE ARMS, etc. Absolutely timeless material!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $14.99

WAVVES
You're Welcome (color Vinyl, Ltd. Ed.) (w/ Download)
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Ghostramp
"You're Welcome" is the 6th album from Nathan Williams' WAVVES. Released on Williams' Ghost Ramp label, this one ups the ante on WAVVES take on pop-punk gone psychedelic. Fans of their other stuff, BEST COAST, WEEZER, early FLAMING LIPS will love.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

DO MAKE SAY THINK
Stubborn Persistent Illusions (2lps) (180grm W/ Etching & Art Print)
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Constellation
"Stubborn Persistent Illusions" is the first album by Toronto's DO MAKE SAY THINK in 8 years. This album definitely sounds like it's been brooded over for awhile & it's completely stuff with ideas. This album feels MASSIVE & you can sense the 9 person line-up as they move through the complex arrangements. A lot of this reminds us of TORTOISE or RACHELS if they had gone in slightly different directions. Techy, post-rock seems to be all the rage right now so they're return is well-timed. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $23.99

BENNETT, BRIAN
Voyage (reissue) A Journey Into Discoid Funk
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Isle of Jura
2017 reissue of this sought-after Space Disco LP first released in 1978! The reissus is remastered from the original tapes so its funk is crystal clear!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $24.99

PATRICK, PAT & THE BARITONE SAXOPHONE RE
Sound Advice (reissue)
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Art Yard
2017 reissue of the lone solo LP released by PAT PATRICK, who played in SUN RA's ARKESTRA for 35 years & appeared on several classic SUN RA albums including "Angels & Demons At Play" & "Jazz In Silhouette." This LP features eight baritone sax players, including PATRICK & was first released on SUN RA's Saturn label.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

DION
Kickin' Child: The Lost Album 1965
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Norton
Yes! Norton has dug up this "lost" album by the legendary Dion that was recorded in 1965 but never released until now. The album has remained unissued for 52 years, partially because of problems between Dion & Columbia in the 60's & then ultimately because it was eventually almost entirely forgotten, including by Dion himself. The album has an obvious Bob Dylan influence including the songwriting & Dion's singing style & the fact that there are 3 Dylan covers featured on the record. Fans of Dion, the 60's Greenwich Village scene, Fred Neil etc... should check this out. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $20.99

BLACK CILICE
Banished From Time (imp W/ Poster) (color Vinyl)
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Iron Bonehead Produc
Much anticipated new one from the Portuguese one-man black metal band BLACK CILICE. Very lo-fi & raw black metal with surprisingly melodic moments that remind us of the glory days of 2000s American black metal like XASTHUR & LEVIATHAN, the Black Twilight Circle scene etc... We think he's really hit his stride on this one. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99

BOLZER
Hero (imp W/ Booklet)
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Iron Bonehead Produc
After a few solid EPs & demos, the Swiss duo BOLZER have finally delivered their debut full-length & it's a doozy. Solid melodic, progressive metal with a nice variety of tempo changes, blast beats, slow parts etc...The vocals are a mix of guttural growls that weirdly remind us of Lemmy in early MOTORHEAD & some melodic clean singing that supposedly has caused some controversy in the metal scene. We were totally on board after a few listens though. If you can imagine a mix of ENSLAVED with early MASTODON that might give you an idea what this sounds like. RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

TOITOITOI
Im Hag (imp)
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Ghost Box
TOITOITOI is the project of Berlin based Sebastian Counts. "Im Hag" fits the Ghost Box mold perfectly with influences ranging from old travel documentaries, folktales & long lost made for TV movies. Fans of the Ghost Box label, BBC library recordings etc... will flip for this. As always, you can't go wrong with Ghost Box! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway
New CD $14.99