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BUCKET BRIGADE
Frozen Flags (w/ Download)
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No Index
Bucket Brigade is the solo electronic project of Chicagoan Jacob Kart. "Frozen Flags" was made solely from Kart's self built Eurorack modular synthesizer, teetering on the line between abstract and IDM. On No Index and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Available at: Broadway
New Cassette $4.99

JENCIK, MATT
Weird Times (imp)
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Hands in the Dark
An icy terrain begins to form on this record. A place where large, shifting landmasses inch towards one another & drift apart. "Weird Times" is the solo debut by Chicagoan Matt Jencik who has performed with bands like IMPLODES, DON CABALLERO, SLINT, & CIRCUIT DES YEUX to name a few. Created with a sampling keyboard (Casio SK-5) and a laptop, "Weird Times" feels like a soundtrack for our uncertain days. Influences for the record refreshingly vary from minimalist composer Philip Glass to writers H.P. Lovecraft & Lovecraft devotee Laird Barron. Tracks like "Northland" & "Cosmic Horror" harp on Jencik's interests in shoegaze & feel like blackened and deconstructed SLOWDIVE instrumentals. If you enjoy horror movie soundtracks, contemporary classical music, or drone, atmospheric compositions "Weird Times" is the perfect cross-section of each.
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New LP $14.99

BRAINIAC 5
Journey To X
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Reckless
"Journey to X" is the 2nd full-length album by the London group BRAINIAC 5 since they reformed in 2012. The band got their start in the late 70's in Cornwall & later moved to London where they honed their sound which was a mix of punk & psych rock with hints of reggae & jazz. They've added a new drummer this time around which gives the record a beefier feel than the last one but the group's sense of melody & song craft is as strong as ever. Imagine a mix of mid-period DAMNED, SOFT BOYS & WIRE with some excellent psychedelic guitar soloing & you should have a good idea what to expect. Look out for more on the Reckless label soon!
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New CD $9.99

PROPHET, CHUCK
Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
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Yep Roc
Chuck Prophet describes his new album as "California Noir."- an album inspired by the mysterious death of rocker Bobby Fuller in LA in 1966. Gritty singer- songwriter americana at it's best. Featuring "A Bad Year for Rock and Roll," an ode to all of the great artists we lost in 2016. Vinyl comes with a giant BOBBY FULLER DIED FOR YOUR SINS button!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $17.99

NOVELLER
A Pink Sunset For No One (w/download)
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Fire
Filmmaker & composer Sarah Lipstate has produced an LP almost every year since her musical debut as Noveller in 2009. A PINK SUNSET is her eighth and most accomplished to date. This is modern, cinematic krautrock at it's best. Imagine if Durutti Column and Popol Vuh teamed up to score a film and you'd be getting pretty close. Great Fripp-ian guitar tones if you are craving some Evening Star action. Beautiful, transportive, emotional, & RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $21.99

JLIN
Dark Lotus
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Planet Mu
Brand new 12" from JLIN contains two of the most esoteric BANGERS we've heard in recent years. Slices of synth slither under a storm of hi-hats, drums,a nd ethereal vocal samples. The B side pairs djembe drums with sub bass over a seriously mind- bending syncopated rythm. Something new from Planet Mu is always welcome and this is no exception!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $14.99

LARAAJI
Celestial Vibration
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Soul Jazz
Finally- a much needed reissue of LARAAJI's debut effort from 1978. Some of you may be familiar with LARAAJI from his installment in ENO's famous AMBIENT series, AMBIENT 3. Absolutely gorgeous & eternally moving, Laraaji never fails to impress. The healing and meditative properties of Laraaji's music is well-documented and garunteed to manifest hapiness & tranquility in the listener. What more can we possibly say about this living legend? This is an absolutely timeless recording that deserves a spot in your collection.
Available at: Loop
New LP $28.99

VESSEY, DENMARK
Martin Lucid Dream (2lp, W/ Bonus Trks)
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Street Corner
FINALLY ON VINYL! 2016 album from DENMARK VESSEY is a swirling, trippy journey through VESSEY's mind & flow, which sounds like stream of consciousness but is actually immacuately assembled to provide as pure an experience possible. Funky, weird & definitely RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $17.99

KID KOALA & EMILIANA TORRINI
Music To Draw To (2lp)
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Arts & Crafts
By KID KOALA standards, this LP sounds quite simple, but rest assured that KID KOALA has layer upon layer of musical goodness on "Music to Draw To." This sees the heralded DJ team up with vocalist EMILIANA TORRINI for a mellow, semi-ambient voyage to Mars. This doesn't have funky beats like his previous stuff, but for those looking to space out, it's RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $23.99

CYNIC
Uroboric Forms (w/ 7") Complete Demo Recordings
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Century Media
This LP collects the legendary four demos by prog- death masters CYNIC. There was one demo released in each year between 1988 & 1991 & not only have they been remastered for this release, but CYNIC unearthed two previously-unreleased tracks! Almsot one full hour of head-spinning musical wizardry.
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New LP $25.99

MOSLEY, MILES
Uprising (w/ Download)
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World Galaxy
Miles Mosley & the West Coast Get Down, featuring a who's who of the LA Jazz scene including Kamasi Washington, recorded over 100 songs together, & these are if not the best of those sessions, the sort of representative whole that makes for an amazing record. The set falls somewhere on a spectrum of artists featuring the Meters, & the Blackbyrds, Sly Stone & Gary Bartz. This is funky, soulful, & jazzy in a way that defies easy categorization.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $17.99

DJ RUDE ONE
Onederful
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Closed Sessions
Insane album from DJ RUDE ONE, who enlisted the cream of the crop MCs to complement his hard production style: MR. MUTHAFUCKIN' EXQUIRE, ROC MARCIANO, J-ZONE, CONWAY THE MACHINE, JEREMIAH JAE & more. This album is definitely on the darker, harder style of hip-hop, so if you're looking for some DRAKE-style pop-rap, look elsewhere. If this LP doesn't make your neck snap, we don't know what will. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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New LP $17.99

VARAHA
Varaha
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Self
This is the debut EP from the talented Chicago metal band VARAHA. These guys blend elements of progressive black metal similar to bands like ALCEST & ENSLAVED with post-rock & even ethereal, shoegaze sounds at times. There's a nice mix of clean & harsh vocals, clean & harsh guitars & mellow passages. Bruce Lamont (BLOODIEST, YAKUZA etc...) guests on sax & Josie Boyer provides some cello. RECOMMENDED!
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New CD $4.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Cold Waves Of Color 4
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Lion Productions
Color Tapes was started in 1981 by future SUN DIAL member Gary Ramon & the label has re-started & teamed up with Lion Productions. Influenced by seeing early DEPECHE MODE & GRANDMASTER FLASH shows & the bleak landscape of late 70's & early 80's London, Ramon dove into the rapidly expanding DIY cassette culture. Many of the songs featured on this compilation were from small cassette pressings of less than 100 copies & many of the songs are being reissued here for the first time. This is mostly pretty minimal stuff with sparse drum box beats & primitive synths & a lot of the songs are closer to pre-industrial sounds of THROBBING GRISTLE, early HUMAN LEAGUE & early CABARET VOLTAIRE than the more slick sounds of DEPECHE MODE or O.M.D. This is the 4th volume in this great reissue series. Also comes with a poster & repro of the "Purple Twilight" zine from 1985.
Available at: Loop
New LP $17.99

UNIFORM CHOICE
Screaming For Change (remastered) (deluxe Reissue W/ Booklet)
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Southern Lord
Deluxe reissue of this legendary 1986 hardcore album by the California band UNIFORM CHOICE. Amazing, melodic hardcore with similarities to DAG NASTY, MINOR THREAT & the NYC hardcore scene of the time. This deluxe reissue is remastered & comes with a 12"X 12" booklet.
Available at: Broadway
New LP $17.99

UNWOUND
Fake Train (reissue)
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Numero Group
Numero Group's love & obsession for the amazing Pacific Northwest band UNWOUND continues beyond the comprehensive boxset campaign with this much appreciated reissue of the fantastic 1993 record "Fake Train." RECOMMENDED OF COURSE.
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New LP $15.99

RUIN
He- Ho/ Fiat Lux (2lps) Fiat Lux/he- Ho
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Southern Lord
Two full-length albums & some bonus tracks from this early/mid 80's Philadelphia hardcore band. These guys were a self-proclaimed "Buddhist hardcore band" & their sound was pretty unique for the era. We hear influences ranging from VOID, HUSKER DU & the early 80's Boston scene. There's even a few Leonard Cohen covers in there. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Loop
New LP $20.99

T2
T2 (aka Fantasy)
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Lion Productions
T2 are easily one of the finest 60s/70s progressive psych rock bands despite only lasting for one year. Their only official album "It'll All Work Out in Boomland" is a true gem of the genre & this album was recorded soon after but never released until now. This is along the same lines as their amazing debut with a tight as hell rhythm section, long jams & some melodic singing. We have to wonder how history would view this band if they'd manage to stay together longer. FANTASTIC STUFF!
Available at: Loop
New LP $18.99

MOON DUO
Occult Architecture Vol. 1 (w/ Download)
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Sacred Bones
MOON DUO returns with Vol. 1 of the proposed "Occult Architecture" series. The Portland duo are masters of minimalist, understated psych rock & this one is no different. Repetitive riffs & driving drums with some of their most melodic tunes yet. The song "Creepin" is in instant classic with a Thurston Moore esque vocal melody. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $14.99

IRON REAGAN
Crossover Ministry (w/ Download)
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Relapse
Third album of -- and this time it's in the title -- crossover from IRON REAGAN. Yeah yeah it's members of MUNICIPAL WASTE, but IRON REAGAN is something special on its own, contemporary crossover hardcore from guys who are actually old enough to know what's up. Need a fix of S.O.D. or D.R.I. style thrash/punk? Look no further . . . these guys seriously shred & keep the album under 30 minutes so your neck doesn't get sore from bangin'. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $17.99

HAZLEWOOD, LEE
13 (remaster W/ Bonus Tracks) (w/ Download)
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Light In The Attic
Light in the Attic took possession of a good deal of Lee Hazlewood's master tapes a few years back & they're still not done reissuing it all. We've been anxiously awaiting the reissue of this amazing 1972 album called "13" since we heard about the reissues & it's finally here. "13" was originally recorded for Hazlewood's LHI label by the artist Larry Marks but never released. Lee took the tapes & re-recorded the vocals himself & this would become "13." It's one of Lee's funkiest & most up-beat records for sure. The reissue includes some outtakes & the download includes the original Larry Marks version. RECOMMENDED!.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $21.99

EXCEL
Joke's On You (reissue, Colored Vinyl) (w/ Bonus Track)
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Southern Lord
Reisssue of the classic California crossover album "The Joke's on You" from 1989. 80's thrash with punky moments that will appeal to fans of C.O.C, D.R.I., SUICIDAL TENDENCIES etc...
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New LP $18.99

SLEEP
Clarity (one-sided 12" W/ Etching)
Southern Lord
"Clarity" is the first SLEEP song to be released in over 20 years. The song is very much in line with the SLEEP sound, complete with lyrics about a certain herb that you might be familiar with.
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New LP $16.99

LEIMER, K.
Land Of Look Behind (w/ Download)
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Palace of Lights
This is a reissue of the incredible soundtrack to the film "Land of Look Behind", a documentary about Jamaica filmed around the funeral of Bob Marley in 1982. K. Leimer took sounds from the film (including percussion) to make this gorgeous, new-age/cosmic album. The music reminds us of some of Eno's work with CLUSTER & some of his ambient albums, contemporary artists such as SUN ARAW etc... RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $15.99

GARZON- MONTANO, GABRIEL
Jardin (w/ Download)
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Stones Throw
We first heard from Gabriel Garzon Montano in 2014 with a record of smooth diffuse R&B jams, that emphasized his voice's texture & tone. Some of that remains on Jardin, but it's obvious from the first that the move over to Stones Throw has really pushed a latent hip hop influence into these tracks. Stand out tracks like Sour Mango & The Game make an entirely different use of Montano's voice this time with a punchy grooviness that gives this more of pop edge.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $17.99

VALENTINE, CALVIN
Eugene
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Eyrst
Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, Calvin Vaelentine AKA Bong Mayer, has a truly unique sound. The do-it-all, singer-songwriter, rapper, producer has worked with legends like Planet Asia & De La, & on his solo the Pacific Northwestener's love for fuzzy funk is evident.
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New LP $16.99

HOMEBOY SANDMAN
Actual Factual Pterodactyl (2lp)
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Fat Beats
While there were some releases put together in the early days of Homeboy Sandman's rise to notoriety, Actual Factual Pterodactyl is the one he claims as his true debut. The most personal set of rhymes Sand had put together at that time, it's a blast of dope beats & dope rhymes.
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New LP $20.99

WATCHER
Third Man Live (third Man Live Sleeve)
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Third Man
Kind of a left-field release for Third Man: a very intense post-punk band that has little in common with the usual Third Man fare. Very heavy & screamy & we likey!! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New 45 $4.99

FOXYGEN
Hang (translucent Green Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Jagjaguwar
For their 5th full-length, the duo of SAM FRANCE and JONATHAN RADO features a full symphony orchestra, conducted by TREY POLLARD and features contributions from MATTHEW E. WHITE, FLAMING LIPS's STEVE DROZD and THE LEMON TWIGS. A dense, grandiose and whimsical album.
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New LP $14.99

TYCHO
Epoch (w/ Download)
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Ghostly Int'l
TYCHO returns with a slowly unfolding and beautiful new synth-infused album with twinkling guitars and ethereal sounds. These sounds earned them a Grammy nomination and it's not hard to see why. Their music sounds infinite and breezy--a nice antidote to the oppressive shitscape that we're about to embark on, coinciding with the release date of this album.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $15.99