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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. 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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Click to View Remaining Record Store Day stock!

We hope you had a good RSD and got all the titles that you wanted, but we still have loads of titles in stock. Some we might only have one, but there are loads of titles to choose from still at the moment.

If you do not see it on the list, it is gone. We have been known to get some titles back in, either from distributors or customer returns so it cannot hurt to check back once in a while. You never know what may show back up.

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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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El Perro Del Mar
El Perro Del Mar (2lp, Deluxe Reissue) (10th Anniversary W/ Bonus & Download)
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Control Group
Very welcome 10th anniversary reissue of this now classic album from EL PERRO DEL MAR. Fans of 60's girl groups, Dusty Springfield & the now flourishing indie folk movement will be happy to be able to get this on vinyl again. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

Coliseum
Anxiety's Kiss (brown Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Deathwish
2015 album from COLISEUM is a monster of the post- hardcore/post-punk vibe. Heavy but melodic & catchy, COLISEUM has been developing their sound for like 10 years, now. Fans of FUCKED UP or TORCHE would most likely be receptive to this LP.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

Zombi
Zombi Anthology (white Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Relapse
First two EPs from ZOMBI finally widely available! These were issued previously, but only as self- released CD 10+ years ago, so now everyone can enjoy this early material, when they were at their GOBLIN- ist. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $16.99

Turbo Fruits
No Control (180g) (w/ Download)
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Melvin
2015 album from Nashville's TURBO FRUITS was produced by PATRICK CARNEY from the BLACK KEYS & has 11 punchy garage-rock bangers for your whoa-oh-ing along pleasure.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

Tribulation
Children Of The Night (2lp, Red Vinyl) (180g, Etched D-side, W/ Booklet)
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Century Media
Third album from Sweden's TRIBULATION ushers in a new style of death & roll, perfectly blackened. If you've followed these guys from their debut "The Horror" to the groundbreaking "The Formulas of Death" to now, you probably noticed their progression from death metal to blackened-death with more rock influence to today, where they've ditched blast beats completely & focused on the riffs & atmosphere. Heavy without being obvious & so, so catchy. VERY VERY RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $23.99

Fulgora
Stratagem (10")
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Housecore
Debut full-length from FULGORA, who have the brothers ADAM & JOHN JARVIS in their ranks (from PIG DESTROYER, MISERY INDEX, etc). This is more akin to PIG DESTROYER than MISERY INDEX. Very blast-y & fast & good.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $14.99

Alabama Shakes
Sound & Color (2lp, Clear Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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ATO
The sophomore effort from world shifting band the ALABAMA SHAKES. 3 yrs after they made fans of the taste-setting JACK WHITE, with their raucous brand of roots music, SOUND & COLOR adds some new style while maintaining their arena filling chops.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $20.99

Prefuse 73
Forsyth Gardens Ep 1 (w/ Download)
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Temporary Residence
It's been 4 years since the last PREFUSE 73, which is a lengthy chunk of time for the prolific Guilermo S. Herren. He's making up for it in 2015 though with a string of releases planned. The "Forsyth Gardens" EP is the first of those releases & it finds Herren getting back into more beat-heavy production with some of this actually reminding us of APHEX TWIN's reboot. This has definitely gotten us excited to hear more.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

Mucca Pazza
L.y.a. (w/ Download)
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Leather Bus
For over a decade, now, Chicago's MUCCA PAZZA has been making their merry, marching-band mayhem all over the city (& world). Original compositions are meticulously arranged by members of the 20+ piece group. Wholly original & VERY RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Loop
New LP $13.99

Lookouts
Spy Rock Road (and Other Stories) (remastered, W/ Download)
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Don Giovanni
When Tre Cool from GREEN DAY was at the young age of 12, he started this band, THE LOOKOUTS, honing his skills in the punk-rock world. Overtime, guitarist and singer of the band, Larry Livermore, started the indie label Lookout Records, introducing GREEN DAY to the world. And to boot, BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG does guest vocals & guitar on "Spy Rock Road." So if I didn't spell it out enough already, if you're a fan of GREEN DAY and the like, you need this record!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

Aphex Twin
Marchromt30a Edit 2b 96 (12")
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Warp
3 track EP including the "Marchromt30a Edit 2b 96" track that was a bonus track on the Japanese CD edition of "Syro." A nice warbly track with some dubby elements. Hopefully this deluge of APHEX TWIN material won't stop anytime soon...
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $13.99

Arcs
Stay In My Corner Tomato Can
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Nonesuch
THE ARCS is a new project for BLACK KEYS member Dan Auerbach. Not really bluesy at all but more of a rock & soul sort of vibe.
Available at: All Stores
New 45 $7.49

Electric Hawk
Electric Hawk Ii Ii (w/ Download)
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Self
2015 brings us the second album of instrumental power- rock from this Chicago three-piece. Heavy-hitting jams with slight prog tendencies & these guys are very good musicians but don't get super flashy for ELECTRIC HAWK. Think CLUTCH, DON CABALLERO, earlier MASTODON, etc. Very groovy & heavy with hints of psych. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Loop
New LP $13.99

Fay, Bill
Who Is The Sender? (2lp) (w/ Download)
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Dead Oceans
Bill Fay's reinvigorated career continues with this fantastic 2015 album "Who is the Sender?" Fay's songs have always been understated, going back to his first albums from the early 70's. The majority of the songs are centered around simple piano phrases with Fay's almost monotone singing but some of the songs to expand into full-on jammers (see "How Little"). Imagine a combo of a more downplayed Nilsson, Nick Cave's piano albums, Leonard Cohen & Bill Callahan. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $15.99

Bonnie Stillwatter
Devil Is People (ltd. Edition) (w/ Download)
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Temporary Residence
BONNIE STILLWATTER is collaboration project of Louisville musicians Will Oldham & the band WATTER, a an off-shoot of GRAILS. Basically this sounds like you'd expect, Will Oldham singing over WATTER's POPOL VUH/PINK FLOYD/EARTH inspired, expansive psych rock. Limited edition.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

Various Artists
Welcome To Los Santos Alchemist & Oh No Present
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Mass Appeal
Released in conjunction with the release of the video game Grand Theft Auto V on PC, this 14 track comp features more music from the game from all sorts of artists. The songs tend to skew towards hip-hop, but there's also tunes from WAVVES, PHANTOGRAM & TUNDE ADEBIMPE (TV ON THE RADIO). As far as the hip-hop artists go, there's a few appearances from FREDDIE GIBBS as well as A$AP FERG, EARL SWEATSHIRT, ALOE BLACC, MC EIHT, ACTION BRONSON & DANNY BROWN.
Available at: All Stores
New CD $11.99

Bjork
Vulnicura (deluxe Ed. W/ Acetate Art) (w/ Download)
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One Little Indian
Bjork's 2015 album "Vulnicura" was rush-released via I-tunes because of a leak & after a few months of waiting the physical version is here. Bjork's break-up with longtime partner Matthew Barney is well-known & our favorite Icelandic siren invites us all in to her private world to experience this with her. We feel that this is easily her best album since "Vespertine" & in many ways that doesn't surprise us as that record was her most personal lyrically until now. With production help from ARCA (Kanye's "Yeezus) & HAXAN CLOAK, Bjork has managed to straddle the line of melodic electronic pop & contemporary experimental music in the way that only she can. This is one of the best records of 2015 without a doubt!! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $19.99

Lasers & Fast & Shit
Third: Munch (red Vinyl) (screened Poly Sleeve, W/ Download)
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Forge Again
15 energetic blasts of snotty rock & roll with a fuzzed-out punk foundation. This one grabs you from the get-go & won't let go. Very catchy & fun stuff on one of Chicago's most underrated labels: Forge Again. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

Mountain Goats
Beat The Champ (deluxe Ed., 2lp, 45rpm) (w/ Download, Bonus 12", Color Vinyl)
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Merge
2015 album from JOHN DARNIELLE, who not only has helmed the MOUNTAIN GOATS for years, but pens an excellent column in the metal magazine Decibel & is apparantly a die-hard pro-wrestling fan. The songs are light- hearted, keeping in the spirit that encompases pro- wrestling seen through the filter of modern theatre. The titles will surely appeal to true wrestling fans: "Southwestern Territory," "The Legend of Chavo Guerrero," "Stabbed to Death Outside San Juan," etc. A brilliant concept with tunes to back it up. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $27.99

On Your Marx
Shock Up The System
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Self
2015 follow up to ON YOUR MARX's excellent debut, "Resound" from late 2011. Sultry female vocals over expertly recorded ska tunes. "Resound" was a little scattershot with its styles, varying between 2-Tone, reggae, dub, etc. "Shock Up the System" is more straightforward than "Resound," but no less easy on the ears with its 2-Tone stylings. The best Chicago band playing ska right now. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New CD $9.99

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

Marching Church
This World Is Not Enough (w/ Download)
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Sacred Bones
MARCHING CHURCH is the solo project of Elias Bender Ronnenfelt, singer of ICEAGE. This is a pretty different monster than ICEAGE, instead of aggressive post-punk, MARCHING CHURCH sounds like a more drunken, 4AM version of early Nick Cave or GUN CLUB.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $14.99

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: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
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: Milwaukee Ave. 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
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