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Twin Peaks
Down In Heaven (reckless Edition) (w/ Coloring Book & Crayons)
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Grand Jury
Special Reckless Records edition of the 2016 album by these fantastic Chicago area garage rockers. Our version comes with a coloring book designed by Clay from the band. Limited edition of 300.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99

Vaperror
Acid Arcadia (w/download)
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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
NCS $9.99

Alis
Corporeal (w/download)
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PLUS100
PLUS100 brings us the majestic debut album from ALIS, aka Sabina Plamenova. Previously known as SUBEENA, CORPOREAL recalls the warm reverb'd synths of IDM's past while reaching towards the glossy, futuristic horizon. Her voice is an integral anchor to her synthesized worlds- borrowing elements of 90's rave, ambient, and IDM, ALIS creates an original sound she can call her own. Mysterious and euphoric, for fans of LAUREL HALO, JAMES K, and APHEX TWIN's selected ambient works albums. Totally recommended from the Reckless crew!
Available at: All Stores
NCS $9.99

Omar S.
Best (4lp) The Best
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FXHE
OMAR S. returns with a 2016 full-length entitled 'The Best'. He earns it. This album is loaded with killer cuts, one of the cooler tracks is a beatless one with vocals by AMP FIDDLER. Plenty of Detroit house/techno bangers here, delivered as only OMAR S. can. Another essential from ALEX O. SMITH. 4LP version with insert photo of the master at work! GET THIS!!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $56.99

Oddisee
Odd Tape
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Mello Music Group
What can we really say about Oddisee that we haven't said already? The dude is putting out new records at an incredible rate, like 2, sometimes 3 in a year. This year he's starting with an instrumental record that amps up the musicality with even more live instrumentation. This is a Hip Hop album that Jazz fans will love, that funk fans will love, that R&B fans will love. If you're into MADLIB, or DILLA, or PETE ROCK, this is probably gonna make you flip your wig.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New CD $12.99

Brown, Bob
Wall I Built Myself (reissue)
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Tompkin's Square
Originally released on Richie Havens' Stormy Forrest BOB BROWN saw modest commercial success with the two albums he released before retiring. Mixing folk with "Proto-Soft Rock," Brown's voice & guitar have mostly been hidden, but are ready to be heard again thanks to the folks over at Tompkin's Square.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $17.99

Brown, Bob
Willoughby's Lament (reissue)
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Tompkin's Square
Originally released on Richie Havens' Stormy Forrest BOB BROWN saw modest commercial success with the two albums he released before retiring. Mixing folk with "Proto-Soft Rock," Brown's voice & guitar have mostly been hidden, but are ready to be heard again thanks to the folks over at Tompkin's Square.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $17.99

Cure
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (2lp) (2016 Reissue)
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Fiction
The classic 1987 album by The Cure is finally back in print on vinyl. "Just Like Heaven", "Why Can't I Be You", "Catch", "How Beautiful You Are" etc... NEED WE SAY MORE?
Available at: All Stores
New LP $29.99

White Lung
Paradise (w/ Download)
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Domino
One of the most frantic bands in Punk music today Paradise takes a chance by pulling back on some of the frenetics to throw in some dynamic, slow burns. There's even something here that one might call a power ballad.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $16.99

Weirdos, The
We Got The Neutron Bomb (imp, 2 Trks) Solitary Confinement
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Munster
Reissue of the great 7" by legendary LA punks, THE WEIRDOS.
Available at: All Stores
New 45 $8.99

Chuuwee & Trizz
Amerikka's Most Blunted 2
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Below System
This is, like the title says, weed-inspired hip-hop (hell, even this album's name recalls ICE CUBE & MADVILLAIN) from two California MCs. The songs range in style, but CHUUWEE & TRIZZ are able to hold it down no matter the producer. Cool stuff on Below System!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New CD $15.99

Cheap Trick
Bang Zoom Crazy Hello
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Big Machine
Great power pop from Rockford's own. They're legends & though they've been around for decades, they're still making earworms & incredible melodies.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

Brouk, Joanna
Hearing Music (2lp)
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Numero Group
A much appreciated collection of recordings from the minimalist composer Joanna Brouk who studied under Robert Ashley & Terry Riley. Drawing from other minimalists like Arvo Part, Erik Satie & Ashley & Riley, Brouk stood out from the early 80's new age pack by adding her classical influence. Brouk was featured on the excellent "I Am the Center" compilation & any fan of that era of new age & musical experimentation will totally love this.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
55' (2lp)
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Big Crown
First long-player from the mysterious, German BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND! After releasing a few singles, Big Crown has finally released a whole album of their uber-funky, steel drum-based tunes. This is a mixture of originals & covers, including 50 CENT's "Pimp," JOHN HOLT's "Police in Helicopter," & FAITH EVANS' "Love Like This." Don't sleep on this! RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

Offwhyte
Dialogue
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Galapagos
2016 album from former Chicago resident/student OFF- WHYTE on the local Galapagos4 label is another deep dig into OFFWHYTE's head via his dense lyrics & on this album, OPEN I's beats. Funky, jazzy hip-hop from a very strong MC. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Loop
New CD $11.99

Beyonce
Lemonade (cd/dvd)
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Columbia
2016 & second "visual album" from BEYONCE is reportedly an album in response to JAY-Z cheating on her, & all we can say is, "Why, Jay?!" Features JACK WHITE, WEEKND, JAMES BLAKE & KENDRICK LAMAR. ESSENTIAL!
Available at: All Stores
New CD $18.99

Drose
Boy Man Machine (w/download)
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Orange Milk
Drose is on the forefront of the evolving experimental / outsider metal scene, and have developed a devout following from their incredible live shows. Their music contains the power and aggression of traditional metal music without the macho posturing. At times the heaviness takes on a sense of beauty or bittersweetness, aided by an alternately hushed and scathing unconventional vocal performance. Boy Man Machine is also built on a foundation of industrial machine samples which create a rigid, mechanical base that perfectly contrasts the overarching human elements.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $13.99

Foodman
Ez Minzoku (w/download)
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Orange Milk
Since releasing his first cassette in 2012 through Orange Milk, Takahide Higuchi aka Foodman has become an unofficial ambassador for Japan's weird electronic music scene. He is recognized for mixing juke/footwork, minimal electronics, and avant-garde pop and collage sounds with an irreverence and sense of exploration that is distinctly Japanese. That adventurous nature continues on Ez Minzoku (which translates to Easy Ethnic) with its use of bright, plastic-sounding MIDI instruments and extreme negative space minimalism. Juxtaposed against blasts of harmony a hazy vestigial juke vibe, Ez Minzoku sounds like a new micro-genre of its own.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $13.99

Sea Of Shit/ Sick/tired
Sea Of Shit/ Sick/tired (split) Sick/tired/ Sea Of Shit (color Vinyl)
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Deep Six
GIMME A HELL YEAH!! Insanely good split from these two Illinois bands has SEA OF SHIT's experimental powerviolence on one side & SICK/TIRED's almost- unrelenting grindcore on the flip. Fast music fan? You need this to live! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $9.99

King Gizzard & The L
Nonagon Infinity (color Lp) (w/ Download)
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ATO
Australian Psych-pop-folk crew are incredibly prolific. The concept for this "neverending" record was started 2 years ago, but in between they've released 2 other LPs. This one was a bit of a challenge to make as each song flows into the next, & the next, & so on & so forth until the final song, turns back into the first one.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

Elzhi
Lead Poison
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Glow 365
Slum Village alum Elzhi is back after a bit of time off. There was a kickstarter campaign that didn't work out, some legal issues, some depression All of it shows up here on Lead Poison. There's a sense of chill & darkness, the beats aren't super upbeat or banging, their more groove based & perfect for the kinda of pattern heavy flows El writes. They're backdrop, interesting enough to hold your attention, but there to play accent to the incredible rhymes.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New CD $11.99

Nocturnus
Science Of Horror (w/ Booklet & Poster)
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Nuclear War Now
Beautiful collection of NOCTURNUS' two pre "The Key" demos ("Nocturnus" & "The Science of Horror")!! NOCTURNUS was one of the first death metal bands to incorporate keyboards as a constant part of their sound, but this isn't Orchestra Metal by any stretch, it's pure late-'80s death but with that added layer of keyboard-y atmosphere. Great to hear these demos on vinyl with amazing artwork, etc. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $17.99

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: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
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.
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: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
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: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
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