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PLEASE NOTE: Web sales are currently offline for the near future. See our home page for details. Thanks for your patience.

THE WICKER PARK STORE HAS MOVED!! We had many good times at 1532, but we've moved onto bigger & better things down the street at 1379 N Milwaukee.

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Dear web customers:

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.

The website will still show our catalog of in-stock items but we WILL NOT SHIP ORDERS. The shopping cart will be disabled and WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ORDERS VIA TELEPHONE FOR SHIPMENT, EITHER. We are sorry, we know we have a lot of great regular customers but we have to maintain this as a hard and fast rule.

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.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to be back up and running some time soon, after the dust (literally!) settles.

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NEW ARRIVALS every day!

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Frank, Jackson C.
Complete Recordings Vol. 3 (2lps) Marlene/ Recordings: 1990
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Ba Da Bing
Ba Da Bing has hooked us up with this reissue of the complete recordings by the mythic folkie Jackson C. Frank. Mr. Frank's story is rather dark we're afraid. When he was a child, his school burned to the ground & 15 of his classmates were killed. He received a hefty payout which he eventually blew on fancy cars & an extravagant lifestyle in London where he moved to after receiving the money. While in London Frank started hanging with the folkies including members of FAIRPORT CONVENTION & BERT JANSCH. He did quite well in the scene & eventually was asked to record a solo album which was produced by Paul Simon. The album wasn't received very well & soon after Frank's mental health began to decline. This deep collection features his debut album, some single tracks, material from an unreleased 2nd record & many other recordings from throughout his life, all thoughtfully remastered. Frank's songs have been covered by SIMON & GARFUNKEL, Bert Jansch & FAIRPORT CONVENTION among others & his wonderful 'downer' songs should appeal to fans of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake & Townes Van Zandt. Do yourself a favor & check this out. **The vinyl editions are split into three separate** **volumes."**
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

Frank, Jackson C.
Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (2lps) Peel Sessions/ Recordings: 1957-1974
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Ba Da Bing
Ba Da Bing has hooked us up with this reissue of the complete recordings by the mythic folkie Jackson C. Frank. Mr. Frank's story is rather dark we're afraid. When he was a child, his school burned to the ground & 15 of his classmates were killed. He received a hefty payout which he eventually blew on fancy cars & an extravagant lifestyle in London where he moved to after receiving the money. While in London Frank started hanging with the folkies including members of FAIRPORT CONVENTION & BERT JANSCH. He did quite well in the scene & eventually was asked to record a solo album which was produced by Paul Simon. The album wasn't received very well & soon after Frank's mental health began to decline. This deep collection features his debut album, some single tracks, material from an unreleased 2nd record & many other recordings from throughout his life, all thoughtfully remastered. Frank's songs have been covered by SIMON & GARFUNKEL, Bert Jansch & FAIRPORT CONVENTION among others & his wonderful 'downer' songs should appeal to fans of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake & Townes Van Zandt. Do yourself a favor & check this out. **The vinyl editions are split into three separate** **volumes."**
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

Sonic Youth
Evol (2015 Reissue W/ Bonus Track) (w/ Download)
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Goofin'
2015 reissue of one of SONIC YOUTH's best albums, "Evol" from 1986. Some of their best known songs like "Tom Violence", "Star Power" & "Shadow of a Doubt" are here along with the b-side "Bubblegum."
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $15.99

Pissgrave
Suicide Euphoria
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Profound Lore
Totally depraved & blown-out death metal from Philly. One look at the disgusting cover pic should be enough for some of you lunatics but we'll tell you that the music holds up too. The vocals sound like a jet engine & there's a great early 90's gnarliness to it all. SICK!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New CD $12.99

Arcs
Outta My Mind My Mind
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Nonesuch
Second single from DAN AUERBACH's the ARCS!
Available at: All Stores
New 45 $7.49

Elway
Better Whenever
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Red Scare
2015 LP from Colorado's ELWAY. They've taken the pop punk thing and morphed it into energetic rock & roll that won't scare away non-punx. On Chicago's Red Scare Industries.
Available at: All Stores
New CD $11.99

Twilley, Dwight
Fire Fly Livin' In The City
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Hozac
Two DWIGHT TWILLEY power-pop gems from 1977 & 1980!
Available at: All Stores
New 45 $6.99

Sonic Poison
Sonic Poison (gold/black Vinyl) Will It Ever End? (w/ Download)
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Lifeline
Catchy & heavy punk rock from members of SHEER TERROR, DEATHCYCLE & the CASUALTIES! Like a crustier version of BLACK FLAG. On Lifeline Records & RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New 45 $4.99

Various Artists
Disco 2 (2lp, Record A) Further Fine Selection Of Independent
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Soul Jazz
Second volume of the ever-awesome Soul Jazz Records "Disco" series. Chock full of disco bangers from 1976- 1980 that were independently released. Also included are not-exactly-disco-but-close-enough soul & boogie tracks. Another must-own compilation from Soul Jazz! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A! RECORD A!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $28.99

Various Artists
Disco 2 (2lp, Record B) Further Fine Selection Of Independent
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Soul Jazz
Second volume of the ever-awesome Soul Jazz Records "Disco" series. Chock full of disco bangers from 1976- 1980 that were independently released. Also included are not-exactly-disco-but-close-enough soul & boogie tracks. Another must-own compilation from Soul Jazz! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B! RECORD B!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $28.99

Dj Rashad
6613 Ep (4 Trks)
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Hyperdub
Four track EP from the late DJ RASHAD! Footwork bagers feat DJ SPINN, TASO & a few more. R.I.P. RASHAD!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $11.99

Flying Saucer Attack
Instrumentals 2015 (2lp)
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Drag City
Wow, this one really came out of left field in 2015, a brand new FLYING SAUCER ATTACK album!! Drag City did a good job keeping this under wraps & we have to thank them for this gift. If you're not familiar, the Bristol group appeared on the shoegaze/noise/drone scene in the early 90s with their amazing debut & over the next decade or so they released a string of amazing singles & LPS & then, just like that, they were gone. Rumors have been flying over the years about David Pearce's health & whether or not FSA was officially over or not & thankfully that's not the case. Originally a duo, FSA is down to just Pearce now & he's crafted a beautiful album of droning guitar improvisations & carefully constructed noise that listens like Neil Young's "Dead Man" soundtrack made for drone kids. Fans of the other albums, the Kranky label, BARDO POND etc... must pick this up. RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

Broder, Andrew & Crescent Moon
Andrew Broder / Crescent Moon (w/download)
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Baro
BARO brings us a new project from the mastermind behind FOG, ANDREW BRODER, and MC of KILL THE VULTURES, CRESCENT MOON. The pair have known and respected each other for 20 years, and inevitably gravitated towards writing songs together in a basement, resulting in 6 songs for this self-titled EP. This is not indie rap or backpack rap, this is music made by two friends with a deep love for the form, and a vested interest in pushing it to new places. Hazy, sometimes menacing beats, perfect for the evening hours. Check it out!
Available at: All Stores
NCS $5.99

Younge, Adrian
Twelve Reasons To Die Ii (instrumentals)
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Linear Labs
INSTRUMENTAL version of the 2015 ADRIAN YOUNGE & GHOSTFACE KILLAH collaboration. NO VOCALS - just YOUNGE's soundtrack-y production & arrangements. Funky, dark, live instrument-based tracks. INSTRUMENTAL! INSTRUMENTAL! INSTRUMENTAL!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

Ghostface Killah
Twelve Reasons To Die Ii Adrian Younge Presents
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Linear Labs
YES. We were wondering what happened to GHOSTFACE & his arch-nemesis, the DeLuca family & those creepy 12 vinyl records . . . along with ADRIAN YOUNGE writing & arranging the whole album, this is another hip-hop noir classic with ample appearances from RAEKWON. Also popping up are RZA, VINCE STAPLES, BILAL & more. GHOST is as lethal on the mic as ever, of course. On YOUNGE's own Linear Labs label * RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $21.99

Cloud Rat
Qliphoth (w/ Download)
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IFB
Third full-length from Michigan's CLOUD RAT is every- thing you need a hardcore record to be: fast, pissed off & creative. 18 tracks of grinding beauty. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

Drakulas
Owowowowowowow
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Red Scare
Fun garage-y pop punk from members of the RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS & RISE AGAINST!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New 45 $7.49

Tame Impala
Currents (2lp, Color Vinyl) (limited Edition)
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Interscope
TAME IMPALA's sound is built on references to the Summer of Love, Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd, the Beatles "Revolver," & acid tabs, but rather than throwbacks, or revivalists, they're forward looking, & their music features those early psych tropes, witout being beholden to them. This is even more obvious with the new direction "Currents" has taken them, a sound that features less guitars & riffs & more slow building wooziness with all the sense of losing your bearings & slipping into a higher reality.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $27.99

Moon Pool & Dead Band
Meq (2lp) (w/ Download, Remixes)
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Midwich
The duo of DAVID SHETTLER (SIGHTS, SSM, RODRIGUEZ) and NATE YOUNG (WOLF EYES, REGRESSION, etc) return with a 2015 double-pack of damaged analog funk, driven further than ever before into dancefloor gold, with remixes from fellow Detroit-area denizens PATRICK RUSSELL, JTC, BMG, NATE YOUNG (in WOLF EYES mode), ICE COLD CHRISSY, BMG, ERNO THE INFERNO and DYKEHOUSE. Spread across 4 sides for maximum dancefloor devastation. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99

Magas
Heads Plus (5 Trks) (w/ Download)
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Midwich
Midwich presnts this 2015 all-instrumental banger from James Marlon Magas, his first proper release since 2009's 'Violent ARP'. Howling ARPs, funkin' Juno 60, 808 throb and moody cinematics comprise this dense mini-LP. It's a different kind of MAGAS this time around. GET IT NOW!!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

Pink Eyes
Pink Eyes (blue/white Vinyl) (ltd 198)
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Forge Again
Debut album from Chicago's PINK EYES is melodic, rough- around-the-edges rock/punk like only the Midwest can produce. OK, or maybe Florida because this could easily be on No Idea Records if we didn't know better.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $11.99

Swans
Filth (3cd, 2015 Reissue)
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Young God
Three remastered CDs include "Filth," "Body to Body" & "EP1" along with live recordings & photos from 1982-1984! Essential SWANS material!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New CD $20.99

Radioactivity
Silent Kill (w/ Download)
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Dirtnap
Much anticipated sophomore effort from RADIOACTIVITY, one of the best melodic punk bands going right now. The group features members of the sorely missed MARKED MEN as well as BAD SPORTS & VIDEO. We're not sure how they've managed it, but RADIOACTIVITY has somehow figure out a way to write punk music in 2015 that actually sounds unique & fresh. We don't mean offense to other punk bands going right now, but we think they'd agree that doing something different with punk nowadays is no easy task. Like RAMONES, THE BUZZCOCKS, DRIVE LIKE JEHU & Jay Reatard, RADIOACTIVITY's music is energetic & fun but some of their songs live in the minor keys with fantastic melodic vocals & very smart but simple arrangements. This will easily be one of the best punk rock albums of 2015. RECOMMENDED!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

Various Artists
Lucio Fulci's Horror & Thriller (2lp) Original Soundtrack Music From His Films
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Mondo
Very cool compilation of music from the films of the legendary Italian horror director Lucio Fulci. Tracks from his most famous films including "New York Ripper", "House by the Cemetery", "The Beyond" & more are included with music by Ennio Morricone, Francesco De Masi, Fabio Frizzi & more. Beautiful cover as always from Mondo.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $35.99

Drawing Trees/ Ant'lrd
Balanced Breakfast (w/download)
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Baro
Long-time BARO homies DRAWING TREES & ANT'LRD bring us a split to be enjoyed alongside the most important meal of the daY- breakfast! DRAWING TREES serves up a skillet of rapid-fire fingerstyle guitar atop a bed of found sound & warm synths. ANT'LRD brings us 3 new long-form warm drones much like his work on SUNNUP released earlier this year. Ear-worm like hooks, melodies & samples are embedded in every nook & cranny, this slab of woozy morning ambience will guide you from your first yawn to your post-coffee clarity. Very limited & RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Loop
NCS $5.99

Aarni, Olli
Peite (w/download)
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Baro
Local label BARO has brought us a fine slab of imported debris-caked ambience from Finnish sound painter OLLI AARNI. Described by Olli as "a blanket of fog," fans of eroded textures ala BASINSKI/CARETAKER/HECKER take note. Beautiful easy listening for these grey foggy mornings, morphing textures ala GROUPER with a familiar worn-in feel. Very limited, this should appeal to fans of the KRANKY label. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
NCS $5.99

Moral
And Life Is... (reissue)
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Dark Entries
Very welcome reissue of this 1984 album from the band MORAL out of Denmark. Their sound was a mix of minimal synth pop & post-punk of the era. Early 4AD & Factory bands are the main influence here & we can hear similarities to COCTEAU TWINS, WIRE, SECTION 25 & PYLON with some nice experimental touches from time to time. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $17.99

Flesh Panthers
Flesh Panthers (w/ Download)
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Tall Pat
If you like rock & roll & don't listen to the Chicago's FLESH PANTHERS you are not right in the head.
Available at: Loop
New LP $14.99

Mutoid Man
Bleeder (w/ Download)
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Sargent House
MUTOID MAN is a new band featuring Stephen Brodsky of CAVE IN & CONVERGE drummer Ben Koller. Their sound is a mix of 80's power metal & NWOBHM groups like JUDAS PRIEST with hints of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MARS VOLTA, MASTODON, FUCKING CHAMPS & even Chicago's HIGH SPIRITS. Heavy & melodic hard rock!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $17.99

Jaill
Brain Cream (w/ Download)
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Burger
2015 album from the Milwaukee group JAILL. Infectious indie rock that makes us think of that classic first STROKES & the "Burger" sound with more of a 70's power pop twist.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99