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Thanks to everybody that turned out for Record Store Day, it was good to see y'all. We had a great time. As always we still have limited quantities of RSD titles on hand. They are for sale (yes, actually for sale online!) here:
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More info can be found here:
http://reckless.com/wordpress/2016/04/18/record-store-day-titles-now-available-on-the-website/

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Absolute Power
Absolute Power
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Youth Attack
Frenzied hardcore from several Youth Attack Records alumni (members of FAILURES, AEROSOLS, CHARLES BRONSON) & artwork by ex-CB guitarist & renowned artist MIKE SUTFIN.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99

Blunt
Blunt
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Get Pissed Stay Piss
Debut album from DeKalb's BLUNT. The name itself has a nice double meaning, what with the weed implications & how to-the-point it is. Clever. The music is blues-y stoner rock with a few screams here & there for good measure. Fans of SABBATH, CLUTCH, KYUSS . . . check this out! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New CD $9.99

Trad, Gras Och Stenar
Mors Mors (2lp) (w/ Download & Bonus Tracks)
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Kemado
Legendary, epic, Swedish hippie psychedelia finally available once again & for the first time legitimately on vinyl!! TRAD, GRAS OCH STENAR (which translates to "Tress, Grass & Stones") These albums were originally self-released by the band back in the early 70's & they're excellent documents of the counter culture scene at that time in Sweden. The fact that these records were recorded live was important as the band encouraged the audience to participate in the music & you can hear that from time to time during the performances. It's easy to imagine throngs of blissed out Swedes grooving to these scorched & repetitive psych-rock jammers. All of the recordings have been taken from the original tapes & the reissues feature very cool photos & liner notes & the downloads come with bonus material. Fans of AMON DUUL (specifically the first incarnation, not II), CAN & contemporary noise/psych rock ala the Siltbreeze or Twisted Village bands. Trust us, these are some of the most important reissues of 2016!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99

Trad, Gras Och Stenar
Djungelns Lag (2lp) (w/ Download & Bonus Tracks)
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Kemado
Legendary, epic, Swedish hippie psychedelia finally available once again & for the first time legitimately on vinyl!! TRAD, GRAS OCH STENAR (which translates to "Tress, Grass & Stones") These albums were originally self-released by the band back in the early 70's & they're excellent documents of the counter culture scene at that time in Sweden. The fact that these records were recorded live was important as the band encouraged the audience to participate in the music & you can hear that from time to time during the performances. It's easy to imagine throngs of blissed out Swedes grooving to these scorched & repetitive psych-rock jammers. All of the recordings have been taken from the original tapes & the reissues feature very cool photos & liner notes & the downloads come with bonus material. Fans of AMON DUUL (specifically the first incarnation, not II), CAN & contemporary noise/psych rock ala the Siltbreeze or Twisted Village bands. Trust us, these are some of the most important reissues of 2016!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99

Konstruktivists
A Dissembly (reissue, W/ Flexi 7")
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Dark Entries
1982 industrial album from this UK group is heavy on tape loops, percussion & guitar. Definite CAN, TUXEDO- MOON & NEU! influence felt throughout.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99

Hecker, Tim
Love Streams (2lp) (w/ Download)
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4AD
After multiple releases on the Kranky label, Tim Hecker makes his debut on the 4AD label. Interestingly, for his biggest release, the sounds here are intentionally "smaller." Hecker's last few albums have had some rather intense & bombastic portions & "Love Streams" is more reserved, with softer sounds, even the distinctly digital ones. Perhaps that's the influence of collaborating with Johann Johannsson & the fact that they experimented with some voice samples. This record has a very random quality to it but it all flows well together & works as one large, conceptual sound. Tim Hecker is arguably the most important & best known sound-collage artist right now & he doesn't disappoint here.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

Sorespot
Sewerage (w/download)
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HeWhoCorrupts
Local amplifier worshippers SORESPOT have blessed us with a heavy new slab of cone-slashed riffs, shimmering vocal harmonies, and ace songwriting. If hooks are what you're looking for, you have stumbled upon a veritable treasure trove- this record rips! Fans of WEEZER's first two LPs, MBV's early EPs, & blown-out noise-pop like OVLOV & NOTHING have found their new favorite band. Highly Recommended by the RECKLESS crew!
Available at: All Stores
NCS $5.99

Vaperror
Acid Arcadia
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PLUS100
One of our favorite producers, VAPERROR, has gifted us a new collection of tunes! ACID ARCADIA is the follow up to POLYCHROMATIC COMPILER released on Dream Catalouge last year. Effortlessley switching from slammin' acid trax to neon footwork, VAPERROR cannot be pigeon- holed into just one subgenre- he does it all with style and finesse not often seen in modern electronica. For fans of APHEX TWIN, MAXO, DAM FUNK, MACHINEDRUM & JIMMY EDGAR will absolutely love this! From PLUS100 and RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: All Stores
New CD $9.99

Cfm (charles Francis Moothart)
Still Life Of Citrus & Slime (w/ Download)
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In The Red
Solo debut from CHARLES FRANCIS MOOTHART, who plays guitar in the TY SEGALL BAND & FUZZ.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $15.99

Bird, Andrew
Are You Serious (dlx 180g, Blue Lp) (w/ 7" & Download)
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Loma Vista
As usual Andrew Bird's newest record features his particular deep & visual style of instrumentaion, but the new trick here is that he's taken his natural groove & imbued it with life changes, like marriage & parenthood. These are easy-going jams that still run high on technicality & creativity freedom & warmth. Perfectly timed for porch sitting.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $27.99

Hide
Flesh For The Living (3 Trks)
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Midwich
Chicago's HIDE exploded on the scene fully-formed, taking audiences by the throat. Duo HEATHER GABEL and SETH SHER have created an immersive atmosphere of sub-bass, aggressive rhythms and haunting vocals that punish as they empower. HIDE evoke sounds of industrial and goth, but envigorate it with razor sharp techno sensibilities imbued with the head-banging intensity of brutal metal.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

Barnett, Alex
Chew From The Mind
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Midwich
Chicago synth wizard ALEX BARNETT unleashes his debut 2016 solo album. This moody, cinematic machine funk is a sophisticated yet raw odyssey that works on several levels. BARNETT takes listeners on an internal journey to other places. Alternately spacious and claustrophobic, static and groovin', 'Chew From the Mind' will stick with you. Especially if you stare at the SALWOWSKI cover.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

Lake Of Violet
Startling Testimony Of Plumb Lines (color Vinyl, W/ Download)
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Gilead
Debut from Chicago project featuring members of MINSK, LOCRIAN, SUN SPLITTER, KWAIDAN, and CATHERINE. Dark & atmospheric.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $19.99

Kaada/ Patton (john Kaada & Mike Patton)
Bacteria Cult
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Ipecac
First-ever collaborative album between composer JOHN KAADA & Mr. I Do It All, MIKE PATTON. This sounds very much like a spaghetti western soundtrack, as both are very influenced by the likes of MORRICONE. Grandiose stuff.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $15.99

Horrendous
Anareta
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Dark Descent
Third album in quick succession from HORRENDOUS! If you didn't hear their 2014 album, "Ecdysis," it was a great lo-fi, old-meets-new style death metal album. One year later, these guys have raised the bar yet again, with cleaner production & even tighter song- writing. You wonder what DEATH may have ended up sounding like with a few more albums under their belt? Check these guys out! Not nearly as proggy, so to speak, but with the same melodic flourishes, raspy vocals & morbid mood.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $22.99

Entheos
Infinite Nothing
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Artery
OH HELL YEAH!! Debut album from ENTHEOS, who feature two ex-members of the woefully underrated ANIMOSITY amongst their ranks (guitarist MALCOLM PUGH & drummer NAVENE KOPERWEIS) & sound basically like an extension of ANIMOSITY but with a slightly more prog-y slant. Fear not, there's no clean singing on this one. Just massive, intricate riffs & KOPERWEIS' inhuman drumming. A breath of fresh air among the tech-death scene, so we'll say this is RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Loop
New CD $10.99

Melvins (mike & The Melvins)
Three Men & A Baby (loser Edition) (white Vinyl, W/ Slipcover & Download)
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Subpop
What a great time capsule this album is! First of all, the "Mike" in question is MIKE KUNKA, who was one of two members of GODHEADSILO. KUNKA collaborated on this recording with the MELVINS in 1999, right after GOD- HEADSILO broke up but the vocals were never finished. Guess what? The vocals are finished & so is the album! One thing you need to realize is that there's barely any guitar on this album; it's mainly three bassists (GODHEADSILO was bass & drums only) hammering out the jams. FYI, these sludgy tunes were recorded around the same time as three albums for Ipecac: The Boot- licker, The Maggot & The Crybaby. Heavy stuff, as always, from the mighty MELVINS. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99

Tricky
Skilled Mechanics (w/ Cd)
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K7
2016 album from TRICKY features DJ MILO as well as TRICKY's touring drummer LUKE HARRIS predominately, the latter on vocals, not drums. A heavy batch of TRICKY's soulful, almost-hip-hop. Turn up the bass for this one!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

Battles
Ep C/b Ep (2lp) (w/ Download)
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Warp
First time on double vinyl for this collection of EPs by BATTLES!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

Battles
Gloss Drop (2lp, Reissue, W/ Poster) (w/ Download)
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Warp
2011 & second album from BATTLES. Considering their first album came out in 2007, we've been waiting several years for this to drop. Much like members' previous bands DON CABALLERO & HELMET, BATTLES defies easy description. With JOHN STANIER behind the drumkit, the rhythm section is featured heavily along with IAN WILLIAMS guitar heroics, but the band can range from heavy to proggy to experimental & back again with- out breaking a sweat (or so it seems). Very unique material!! "Gloss Drop" features contributions from MATIAS AGUAYO, GARY NUMAN & EYE from the BOREDOMS if that helps explain BATTLES at all to you. RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

Battles
Mirrored (2lp, Reissue, W/ Poster) (w/ Download)
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Warp
2007 full-length from ex-HELMET & DON CABALLERO members. Based on those two bands alone, I bet you get a good idea of what this sounds like, but if you're not familiar, let me clue you in. JOHN STANIER (HELMET) is one of the best drummers ever. IAN WILLIAMS (DON CAB) is an amazing guitar player. Add two more members and you have BATTLES, a crazy math-rock explosion that's both hard and easy on the ears. While their songs are insanely complex, the output is really, really fun to listen to. Ranging from heavy to soft as a feather, these guys can do it all. RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

Nokturnal Hellstorm
Dominance & Persecution
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Self
Second album of full on Satanic black metal from New York's NOKTURNAL HELLSTORM. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention that metal icon DANNY LILKER plays bass in this band, but NOKTURNAL has the whole package: great songwriting, a very cold atmosphere & plenty of blasting. Just look at the cover! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New CD $9.99

Luggage
Sun (white Vinyl, Ltd 200)
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Auto Records
LUGGAGE paint a cold, barren landscape with just enough reverb to make it feel as through you can see your breath. They're adept at making the atmosphere feel alternately huge & claustrophobic, creating subtle cracks in the ground with sturdy rhythms & monotone, half-audible vocals that make your chest feel like it's in a vise & being squeezed tight. "Sun" is dark & moody, sure, but LUGGAGE find a sense of balance in the overpowering thrum--when the slow-rolling thunder of the title track builds to a crest the band sounds positively uplifting. Limited edition of 200 on white vinyl from Automatic Recordings. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99

Nv
Binasu (w/download)
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Orange Milk
Through infectious harmony and melody, Russian artist Kate Shilonosova makes joyful and adventurous pop music. It is also patient, playful, deceptively simple but masterfully constructed, at times charming and bittersweet. Some points of influence include a pink to blue gradient Japanese 80s mallet-pop feeling and synth-wave tones, which Kate absorbs perfectly into her own bold musical identity. On ORANGE MILK and recommended!
Available at: Loop
NCS $5.99

Gardener
Here You Are Here (w/download)
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Baro
Dash Lewis aka GARDENER has had a prolific run since his first tape in 2013. With recent splits on Cosmic Winnetou and Digitalis and one side of last years massive "Skyward Territories" split, Dash brings us a new full length on BARO. Nicely paced collection of kosmiche modular devotion with his signature wordless vocals soaring above. 3 long form jammers sure to please the hardest of modular nerds. Any one who's seen a GARDENER show knows it can be trance-inducing.. we are here to tell you this tape has a similar effect. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
NCS $5.99

Yen Pox
Between The Horizon & The Abyss (2lp)
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ID
YEN POX have not released a record in 15 years- but it feels like they have been making plans, gestating, conjuring, and brewing every bit of creative juice they have to make BETWEEN THE HORIZON AND THE ABYSS. The first word that comes to mind when describing this LP is menacing. Ambient by association, but industrial in nature, YEN POX create endlessly deep and contemplative sheets of dark air. This is music for bottomless pits, black holes, and swirling vortexes of endless contemplation. Some might find these sounds "scary," but this reviewer finds a warm comfort- much like sinking to the bottom of a pool and cherishing that half a minute away from everything before coming up for air. If you fancy burning the candle into the deep night hours, you've found the perfect soundtrack. Highly recommended!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $23.99

Fuath
I (imp)
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Neuropa
Fantastic black metal album by Scotsman Andy Marshall who you might know from his band SAOR. According to Marshall, he was heavily influenced by bands like PAYSAGE d'HIVER & VEMOD & we hear similarities to bands like DRUDKH, ENSLAVED & great Northern Silence label bands like NASHEIM & WOODS OF DESOLATION. If you're into melodic black metal with hints of post-rock & shoegaze, then this is definitely for you. One of our favorite black metal releases in some time... RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New CD $15.99

Leviathan
Scar Sighted (2lp Box Set, White Vinyl) (w/ 11 Prints, Patch, Numbered Ltd. Ed.)
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Devout
After some much publicized legal troubles (of which he has been mostly acquitted), Jef Whitehead aka WREST returns with another LEVIATHAN album, "Scar Sighted." Whitehead seems to have found some balance in his life over the past few years, but his music is still as intense & chaotic as ever. In fact, these are some of the most insane recordings he's ever made. The album opens with a somewhat pleasant ambient piece but quickly devolves (or evolves depending on how you see it) into a technical ball of blackened death metal with bits of prog, mathrock & hints past albums like the LURKER OF CHALICE project & the amazing "Massive Conspiracy..." albums. ABSOLUTELY INSANE deluxe box set vinyl edition comes in a beautiful die-cut box, 11 art prints featuring Whitehead's amazing art, a giant back patch & 2 LPs pressed on white vinyl.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $79.99

Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie Prince Billy
Epic Jammers & Fortunate Little Ditties
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Drag City
BITCHIN BAJAS and BONNIE PRINCE BILLY join forces to bring you this beautiful and hypnotic collaboration. "Epic Jammers" is at times mesmerizing and dream-like, comprised primarily of loosely constructed vocal and guitar melodies washing in and out over a drone-heavy foundation. Lyrical content was apparently drawn from the BPB's seemingly sizable collection of wisdom pulled from fortune cookies.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New CD $12.99

Devo
Ez Listening Muzak (imp, 2lps) (lava Lamp Colored Vinyl, Poster...)
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Futurismo
Beautiful set of loungy 'muzak' versions of classic DEVO tracks originally released as fan-club only tapes back in the 80's. A brand new track was also recorded just for this set!! Also comes with a DEVO cocktail stirrer, an election pin, a poster & cocktail recipes. Download also included!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $59.99