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THE WICKER PARK STORE HAS MOVED!! We had many good times at 1532, but it's time to move onto bigger & better things down the street at 1379 N Milwaukee. The old store is currently closed though it may be open later for a garage sale of sorts, so keep an eye out for that!

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AS OF DECEMBER 6 2014, RECKLESS IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING MAIL ORDER OPERATIONS.

There are a number of factors that are complicating our ability to properly run the mail order operations and we have chosen to suspend operations for the time being. We are in the process of major repairs at one location and we will be moving another location to a new building in the coming months. These projects are making web sales untenable.

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Since we have now moved into our new space, we will be working toward addressing web sales in the near future.

We will still sell GIFT CERTIFICATES for use in the shops, but they will not be redeemable online. We will refund anyone with a gift certificate who is unable to come into one of our shops in person.

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Lynch, Julian
Orange You Glad (2015 Reissue) (w/download)
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Baro
Local tape peddlers BARO bring us a much-needed reissue of Julian Lynch's 2009 debut on their favored format. A diverse array of instruments are used to weave a beautifully woozy tapestry of lo-fi soft psych pop, not unlike ARIEL PINK or his buds in REAL ESTATE. With several JL fans on staff, it's HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
NCS $4.99

Implodes
Reverser (purple Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Gilead
Chicago's IMPLODES kick off 2015 with a masterful new album that seamlessly fuses folk, black metal, psychedelia, shoegaze and POPUL VUH. Like a blurred half-remembered dream, 'Reverser' will haunt your waking hours. The music is warm and lush with a hint of melancholy and occasionaly blasts of fuzz that veer toward MY BLOODY VALENTINE. Features members of SLINT (live band), ANGEL OLSEN band, MAYOR DALEY and solo artist KEN CAMDEN. This is limited to 375 copies on black, opaque purple/pink transparent gold vinyl. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $15.99

Whitmore, William Elliott
Radium Death (w/ Download)
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Anti
RADIUM DEATH is WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE's most upbeat work yet. It's a record that brims with wit & levity, & one might even call some of the more excited parts genuinely fun.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99

Silence
Silence
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Drag City
2015 album from longtime GHOST (the Japanese psych rockers, not the costumed Swedish metallers) member Masaki Batoh & his new band called THE SILENCE. The group combines 70's classic rock sound with hints of folk & psychedelia. GHOST were known to flirt with classic rock from time to time & this is perhaps more on the mellow side of rock, reminding us of Bill Fay, some Alex Chilton solo work mixed with more obscure psych/folk sounds like COMUS or even POPOL VUH at times. Fans of Batoh's music will not be disappointed.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

Common
Like Water For Chocolate (2lp, Color) (2015 Reissue, Respect The Classics)
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Def Jam
2015 Reissue of COMMON's first great Soulquarians Era record. Part of the original Neo-Soul movement, from back when QUESTLOVE, D'ANGELO, J DILLA, etc. turned Electric Ladyland into their homebase studio. This is some of Common's best work!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $31.99

Kozelek, Mark
Live At Biko (2lp)
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Caldo Verde
2014 live album recorded in Italy on April 6, 2014. 14 songs in total & this is the first live KOZELEK album to feature songs from his early-2014 album, "Benji."
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99

Cursed
Ii (2015 Reissue) Two (silver Vinyl, W/ Download)
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Deathwish
FINALLY!! Deathwish has finally reissued the second CURSED album, which stands next to their other two albums as sort- of "lost" classics due to the band's limited live activity. This band is ex-SWARM & LEFT FOR DEAD, so brace yourself for some dark, powerful hardcore.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $16.99

Jawbox
My Scrapbook Of Fatal Accidents (2lp) (purple/white, W/ Two Booklets & Cd)
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Arctic Rodeo
FIRST TIME ON VINYL for this collection of JAWBOX odds & ends first released on CD only by DeSoto in 1998. Beautiful purple vinyl is accompanied by two booklets & a CD for your portable pleasure.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $25.99

Demuth, Albert
Albert Demuth (ltd 300, #'d In Matrix) (hand-scratched Labels, Gold Outer Wrap)
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Self
2015 album from Rhode Island's ALBERT DEMUTH is a hazy, mostly-just-electric-guitar-and-vocals affair, & certainly sounds like it was recorded on a fall day on the coast. DEMUTH has also played with Reckless faves LIBYANS as well as COTTAGING. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $9.99

Twin Shadow
Elcipse (white Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Warner
ECLIPSE opens big & only gets bigger. Epic & dramatic in sound & scope, TWIN SHADOW focuses lyrically on love, loss, & heartbreak, & throws heavy arena-sized style & power that tends towards 80s New-Wave, but incorporates more modern sounds, like TVOTR, The KILLERS, & even DRAKE.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $20.99

Ant'lrd
Sunnup
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Baro
Mr. Blanton kicks off his shoes and stretches out on this one. Six new longform "imaginary landscapes" to envelop your head in. Blanton has really taken his time with this one, stretching samples into morphing clouds of pure emotion. You can sleep TO it, but don't sleep ON this one.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
NCS $4.99

Various
Skyward Territories (2cs)
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Baro
KYLE LANDSTRA/GARDENER/DIFFERENCE CLOUDS/VILLAGES The BARO boys bring you their biggest release to date, almost 80 minutes of the finest skyjams from Chicago and Asheville's finest etheral architects. Kyle Landstra lends his dramatic sequenced digital synthesizer tones ala STEVE ROACH. Gardener brings us further upwards with analog kosmische vibes, not unlike BITCHIN BAJAS. Tape 2 starts with Bathetic veteran DIFFERENCE CLOUDS's futuristic OST vibes, could be an alternate soundtrack to AKIRA or BLADE RUNNER. VILLAGES brings us back down to earth with dense clouds of prepared piano & strings, kind of like STEVE REICH on ludes. Mastered by Odd Nosdam & HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!
Available at: Loop
NCS $11.99

Jesso Jr, Tobias
Goon (w/ Download)
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True Panther
'Goon' is the 2015 debut album from Canadian singer-songwriter TOBIAS JESSO JR. This album is imbued with honesty and sincerity. The '70s production captures an intimate feeling that may appeal to fans of FATHER JOHN MISTY or JESSO's former outfit, GIRLS.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $16.99

Hansard, Glen
It Was Triumph We Once Proposed Songs Of Jason Molina (w/ Download)
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Overcoat
5 SONGS: OHIA tracks performed in tribute to JASON MOLINA, by friend & colleague GLEN HANASARD of the SWELL SEASON...
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $12.99

Do Nascimento, Fabiano
Danca Dos Tempos (w/ Download)
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Now Again
Now Again Records debut for FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO, a Brazilian born guitarist who combines his native sound with -- as you might have guessed with this LP being on Now Again -- a funky flavor. Beautiful.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $18.99

Butler, Will
Policy (w/ Download)
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Merge
WILL BUTLER from ARCADE FIRE (younger brother to lead singer Win Butler) brings us his debut solo album. You'll recognize Will as the multi-instrumentalist (guitar, synth, clarinet, back up vocals) for ARCADE FIRE with a manic power electric enough to carry his own. He has a contagious energy in his voice, at times he's smooth and at times he's wild. And to match, the music takes a few different directions throughout "Policy" as well. A couple tracks are a bluesy rock n roll, others give us a more electronic pop vibe, and then there's one or two with BUTLER giving us his crooner voice next to piano. Lucky for him he can actually pull off all the varying sounds. It's an impressive debut worth a few repeat listens. And for the die hard ARCADE FIRE fan, don't worry, that influence is still kicking around in Butler's music.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

Various Artists
Hypnotic Cajun & Obscure Zydeco 2 (silk-screened Sleeve W/ Poster)
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Moi J'Connais
The first volume of Moi J'Connais "Hypnotic Cajun & Obscure Zydeco" was a big success & it's been a long five years since that 1st release. The label has dug even deeper into the musical history of Southern Louisiana & some of these tracks are being released on vinyl for the first time. This is a great introduction to the rich world of Cajun & Zydeco music.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $22.99

No Age
Weirdo Rippers (reissue) (w/ Download)
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Fat Cat
First U.S. pressing of this 2007 album from these spazzy art rockers.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $14.99

Moon Duo
Shadow Of The Sun (w/ Bonus 7") (ltd. Ed. Red Vinyl)
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Sacred Bones
MOON DUO Ripley Johnson & Sanae Yamada are back with a new one for 2015 & technically they're not a duo on this one as they've brought in drummer John Jeffrey. Repetition is still the name of game on "Shadow of the Sun" though things seem a little more sugary & bubblegum this time. A few of the songs even remind us of early B52s. Fans of their other stuff, WOODEN SHJIPS, SUICIDE, HAWKWIND, STOOGES etc... will be pleased. Limited edition red vinyl w/ bonus 7".
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $15.99

Tusques, Francois & Don Cherry
La Maison Fille Du Soleil (imp, 2 Trks)
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Cacophonic
2015 repress of a very rare private press 7" that unites two leading lights of French and American free jazz. Originally made to accompany a 1964 exhibitiion in Naples.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New 45 $13.99

Purity Ring
Another Eternity (clear Vinyl, W/ Download)
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4AD
Megan James & Corin Roddick aka PURITY RING return their sophomore album. "Shrines" was a massive success & seemed to fill a void felt by many waiting for a new GRIMES album. This album is a much more straight ahead, mainstream pop record & it's easy to imagine a few of these tunes being legit hits or maybe turning up on movie or tv soundtrack in the next few years. Fans of their first album & forward thinking electronic pop will not be disappointed. Limited edition clear vinyl pressing.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $16.99

Russell, Arthur
Calling Out Of Context (2lp)
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Audika
Yes, perhaps the Soul Jazz collection "World Of Arthur Russell" was not for people ready to go back to the Garage or the Loft, with its steady concentration of disco cuts. However, this collection on AUDIKA is just another world of RUSSELL's vast work. Here are 12 tracks never before released (coming from two scrapped albums, "Corn" and another for Rough Trade, that RUSSELL could not finish at the time of passing in 1992). This is the bridge between his "World of Echo" album and say "In the Light of The Miracle" single; there's beats that are dancey at points, but the focus on cello and voice here are so somber and depressing that its hypnotic detail and emotional release make it one of the saddest records ever recorded (especially when you take into account the last months of Russell's life). Once again, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $29.99

Eleh
Homage (3cd) Homage To The Square Wave/ Sine Wave...
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Important
For the first time on CD is ELEH's 'Homage' series, containing 'Homage to the Square Wave', '...Sine Wave', and '...Pointed Waveforms'. This has been remastered, capturing certain frequencies that couldn't be cut on LP. ELEH uses his austere approach to explore minimalism without the interference of white noise.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New CD $36.99

Shore, Howard
Scanners / Brood (180grm, Soundtrack) (colored Vinyl)
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Mondo
This is the first ever vinyl release for Howard Shore's scores for the legendary horror/sci-fi films by David Cronenberg "Scanners" & "The Brood". Heavily orchestrated themes that worked so well with the films in the style of Hitchcock/Herrmann. RECOMMENDED. Limited edition on colored vinyl.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $33.99

Various Artist
Ultra High Frequencies (2lp, Die-cut) Chicago Party (w/ Dvd)
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Numero Group
If you lived in Chicago in 1982, you might remember a wacky & bizarre TV show called "The Chicago Party" that played for about 6 months or so. The death knell of disco had already been rung, but many people were still holding on for dear life & this show celebrated those post-disco sounds & also featured magic tricks & video effects & plenty of fat ties & big collars. Numero once again celebrates a nearly forgotten side of Chicago music history with this collection of rare, mostly self-released singles by artists featured on "The Chicago Party", some previously unreleased music & a 100 minute DVD video 'mixtape' of the show.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $21.99

Beausoleil, Bobby
Orb
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Black Moss
Iinitially released as a "private press" CD-R, this 2001 album is the proper follow-up to BEAUSOLEIL's masterful "Lucifer Rising" soundtrack. "Orb" is inspired by -- and brings to mind -- Indian imagery. Two sides of synth-heavy tracks laced with percussion.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

Hein, Kevin
Zonescaping (w/sticker)
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Self
Chicago-based ambient artist KEVIN HEIN is quickly becoming a mystic of sublime frequencies. On his third release "Zonescaping," waves of lo-fi reverb weave in and out of intricate synth and guitar. Absolute beauty emerges around every corner, with multiple listens unlocking new parts to love. It's the kind of music that makes you "feel"- the kind of music where you find yourself effortlessly escaping to another world, floating and dancing from one "zone" to the next. Let's put it this way, if you like the COCTEAU TWINS, you'll love this. HEIN comes very close to hitting that same aura (minus Elizabeth Fraser's vocal). Enough said, right? This comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from the Reckless crew.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
NCS $4.99

Inquisition
Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan (2lp, 2015 Reissue, 45rpm)
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Season of Mist
2015 reissue of INQUISITIONS legendary second album from 2002! Majestic is right . . . this is about as epic as blasting, two-piece black metal can get. Fans of MARDUK, DARK FUNERAL, IMMORTAL, etc get this! These Season of Mist reissues feature all-new artwork.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $25.99

Torche
Restarter (w/ Download)
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Relapse
2015 album from the unstoppable TORCHE! These guys seem to be bouncing between doing FLOOR reunion stuff & TORCHE, but their vision has not wavered in the slightest. Listening to "Restarter," all we can think is that, "This could have been HELMET . . ." But thankfully we have TORCHE & their bottom heavy, melodic jams in the same ballpark as earlier BARONESS or even HELMET, but with a punk spirit that cannot be suppressed. This'll perk your ears up! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $16.99

Bedemon
Child Of Darkness (w/ Download)
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Relapse
Demo recordings from the 1970s band BEDEMON, which features three original members of doom legends PENTAGRAM, including vocalist BOBBY LIEBLING. Sabbath-y doom for occult completists.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $16.99