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LUXURIOUS BAGS
Frayed Knots
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Twisted Village
Hold on, we're catching our breathe here. We've been patiently waiting for over 20 years for a vinyl reissue of this classic noise-rock record by Tom Leonard's one-man band LUXURIOUS BAGS. The first two LUXURIOUS BAGS records were in line with the TWISTED VILLAGE releases of the early 90's with a mix of lo-fi noise/ drone with nods at pop song structure beneath the muck, but "Frayed Knots" was a massive leap ahead. The album begins with a masterpiece that rivals songs by the best bands of the 90s including DINOSAUR JR., BAILTER SPACE & FLYING SAUCER ATTACK. The record was famously labored over & though the album only features 7 tracks, there are so many great ideas stuffed into the songs that the album begs for repeat listens. If you're a fan of the great Twisted Village label, including bands like Leonard's post-LUXURIOUS BAGS band MAJOR STARS, Xpressway Records (DEAD C et al) & even the murkier side of bands like MY BLOODY VALENTINE then you MUST check this one out. Easily a candidate for best reissue of 2019, not to mention reissue of the decade for us here at Reckless. OK WE CAN DIE NOW... RECOMMENDED!!!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

APOCALYPSE HOBOKEN
Everybody's Been Burned (purple Vinyl) (reckless Exclusive Color, Ltd 100)
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Underground Communiq
RECKLESS-EXCLUSIVE PURPLE VINYL EDITION of this brand new collection of APOCALYPSE HOBOKEN songs from demos, splits, comps, etc which have all been remastered & sound amazing. APOCALYPSE HOBOKEN were/are (they've played shows here & there since they broke up in 1999 after the release of "Microstars") one of the most powerful & unique punk rock bands to ever emerge from Chicago. You know it's HOBOKEN as soon as you hear 'em with their angular & aggressive style capped by TODD POT's great lyrics & delivery. Truly one-of-a-kind & limited to 100 copies on PURPLE VINYL. *** FYI there is a naked man on the back cover.***
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

THIS HEAT
Repeat / Metal (remastered) (reckless Color Vinyl Exclusive)
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Modern Classics
The Modern Classics label (via Light in the Attic) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first ever gig by the legendary experimental rock group of London known as THIS HEAT with three new reissues."Repeat/ Metal" was recorded in 1979-80 & was intended as their third proper album but it wasn't officially released until 1993. These are the most experimental recordings by the group with two side long tracks of tape loops & studio experiments that still sound incredibly modern & unique 40 years later. We are honored to present our own limited Reckless Records vinyl color of 100 copies of each of these essential remasters. This pressing is only available in our physical shops & web store & was also for sale at the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99

THIS HEAT
Live 80- 81 (reckless Color Vinyl Exclusive)
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Modern Classics
The Modern Classics label (via Light in the Attic) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first ever gig by the legendary experimental rock group of London known as THIS HEAT with three new reissues. "Live 80-81" was compiled by guitarist Charles Bullen & drummer Charles Hayward & features lo-fi cassette recordings from various shows across Europe recorded in 1980 & 1981. As you can imagine with early 80's boombox recordings, the sound can be rough at times but the performances are incredible & prove that they were a formidable live band at their peak. We are honored to present our own limited Reckless Records vinyl color of 100 copies of each of these essential reissues. This pressing is only available in our physical shops & web store & was also for sale at the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99

THIS HEAT
Made Available (remastered) (reckless Color Vinyl Exclusive)
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Modern Classics
The Modern Classics label (via Light in the Attic) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first ever gig by the legendary experimental rock group of London known as THIS HEAT with three new reissues. These Peel Sessions were recorded for the legendary DJ's BBC Radio 1 show & were the first proper recordings that people ever heard by the group. Songs from their first two albums are featured here along with some tape experiments unique to this release. These recordings were first officially released in the late 90's & this is the first re-release on vinyl since then featuring newly remastered sound. We are honored to present our own limited Reckless Records vinyl color of 100 copies of each of these essential remasters. This pressing is only available in our physical shops & web store & was also for sale at the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival. RECOMMENDED OF COURSE.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $23.99

HECKER, TIM
Konoyo (2lp)
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Kranky
Tim Hecker returns to Kranky with his 2018 album "Konoyo." Over the course of his last few albums, Hecker has used recordings of a variety of ensembles for his source recordings for his intense, icy & stream of consciousness ambient/drone music. For this one, Hecker traveled to Tokyo to record Tokyo Gakuso, a gagaku orchestra that plays organs, flutes & various traditional Japanese instruments, often accompanied by dancers. Hecker has manipulated these recordings in his "Heckerian" ways & created an intense listen that rivals much of his already deep catalog of output. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $21.99

PRINCE
Piano & A Microphone 1983 (180g)
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Warner
This is the first official release by Prince's estate from the legendary "Vault" & the title pretty much tells you what you're getting. Somewhat lo-fi, intimate recordings (supposedly recorded to cassette tape) of the purple one on his own at the piano in his home studio. Some of it is more snippets than songs but hearing this from a "fly on the wall" perspective is really magical. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $20.99

NIGHT BIRDS
Roll Credits
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Fat Wreck Chords
Punchy, snotty pop punk from Jersey's NIGHT BIRDS! This is an all-killer, no filler, eight-track EP & features guest vocals from POISON IDEA's JERRY A!
Available at: Belmont
New LP $11.99

RIBEIRO, CATHERINE & ALPES
Paix (reissue)
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Anthology
100% legit reissues of the great French group CATHERINE RIBEIRO & ALPES. Psychedelic-folk-jazz with medieval influence and incredibly strong, hypnotic vocals from RIBEIRO. This album is an absolute must-have classic that stands tall in its own universe but may appeal to those into BRIGITTE FONTAINE, GAL COSTA, NICO, & Chicago's own CIRCUIT DES YEUX. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION POSSIBLE!!
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $21.99

RIBEIRO, CATHERINE & ALPES
No 2 (reissue)
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Anthology
100% legit reissues of the great French group CATHERINE RIBEIRO & ALPES. Psychedelic-folk-jazz with medieval influence and incredibly strong, hypnotic vocals from RIBEIRO. This album is an absolute must-have classic that stands tall in its own universe but may appeal to those into BRIGITTE FONTAINE, GAL COSTA, NICO, & Chicago's own CIRCUIT DES YEUX. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION POSSIBLE!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $22.99

RIBEIRO, CATHERINE & ALPES
Ame Debout (reissue)
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Anthology
100% legit reissues of the great French group CATHERINE RIBEIRO & ALPES. Psychedelic-folk-jazz with medieval influence and incredibly strong, hypnotic vocals from RIBEIRO. This album is an absolute must-have classic that stands tall in its own universe but may appeal to those into BRIGITTE FONTAINE, GAL COSTA, NICO, & Chicago's own CIRCUIT DES YEUX. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION POSSIBLE!!
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $21.99

LEMON TWIGS
Go To School (2lp Deluxe Edition) (w/ Bonus 7")
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4AD
The talented brothers Michael & Brian D'Addario from Long Island return with their sophomore album. "Go to School" is a musical about a monkey & it's almost disgusting how gifted these kids (ages 19 and 21) are. The amount of music that they've absorbed in their short times on earth is staggering. Similar to their other releases, 70's glam & vaudevillian soft pop is the primary influence with influences ranging from Todd Rundgren (who makes a guest appearance here), Van Dyke Parks, Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Randy Newman & SPARKS.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

JUNGLE
For Ever
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XL
The British funk/disco/soul big band known as JUNGLE are back with their second album. The band tours constantly & is known for their super fun live shows & it's easy to imagine these new ones getting everybody dancing. Fans of everything from CHIC, DAFT PUNK, Mark Ronson etc...will approve
Available at: All Stores
New LP $18.99

BLURRING
Cloud Burner
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S.O.A.
An absolute crusher! Only five songs, but this band from Rochester, NY features DANNY LILKER (BRUTAL TRUTH, S.O.D., ANTHRAX, NUCLEAR ASSAULT) & ERIK BURKE (BRUTAL TRUTH, LETHARGY, SULACO) so you know it's some seriously-twisted grind. Completely maniacal.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $16.99

WAXAHATCHEE
Great Thunder (yellow Vinyl) (peak Edition)
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Merge
While Katie Crutchfield was working on the "Cerulean Salt" & "Ivy Tripp" albums she was working on some songs under the moniker of GREAT THUNDER that never saw the light of day until now as re-worked versions under the WAXAHATCHEE name. These songs have a more singer/songwriter, stripped-down vibe to them with mellow, simple piano & guitar arrangements. The songs make us think of Carole King with subtle hints of the folky indie rock she's known for.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $17.99

SPIRITUALIZED
And Nothing Hurt
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Fat Possum
On the last few SPIRITUALIZED albums, Jason Pierce has seemed almost weary of life. His view isn't negative though, more dazed or shocked by the ups & downs of just being alive. Those familiar with the recent albums "Sweet Heart Sweet Light" & "Songs in A&E" will recognize Pierce's affinity for gospel & 60's rock & roll with a noticeably simplistic almost nursery rhyme approach. Most of the tracking was done "long distance" with very few tracks made with the players in the same room. You'd never know it from listening though. SPIRITUALIZED is one of our favorite bands at the shops & this is another classic to add to the collection. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Loop
New LP $17.99

DISROTTED & GUILTY C.
Live In Osaka
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Self
After collaborating with DISROTTED on their side of the split with SU19b, GUILTY C joined the band at a show in Osaka where they performed that very song live. Absolutely punishing death/noise/doom.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New Cassette $4.99

BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND
Serpent's Mouth
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Big Crown
Second album of straight-up FIRE from Germany's BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND! There is a handful of funky originals on here, but their instrumental arrangements of tracks like DR. DRE's "Xxplosive," MOBB DEEP's "Burn," AMERIE's "1 Thing," GANG STARR's "All for the Cash" & many more that are the stars of the show.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

OHMME
Parts (silver Vinyl)
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Joyful Noise
"Parts" is the debut full-length album from the talented Chicago duo OHMME. Sima Cunningham & Macie Stewart are both formidable guitarists & singers & their sound relies heavily on their complex & soaring vocal harmonies & willingness to push the pop song structure into more experimental territory. Both of the musicians have collaborated with musicians from a variety of genres including Ken Vandermark, Vic Mensa & Jeff Tweedy who they toured with in early 2018. Fans of everything from TUNE-YARDS to the BREEDERS, THE MINUTEMEN & THE ROCHES will love this. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $17.99

INTERPOL
Marauder (cream Vinyl, Indie-exclusive)
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Matador
INTERPOL IS BACK! "Marauder" is the NYC group's 6th album & 2nd as a trio. The album has a "no frills" vibe to it with dry production & straight-ahead songs. The mood is mostly pretty dark here with nods to all stages of their career with reminders of the very underrated group THE SOUND & early U2. RECOMMENDED.
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New LP $18.99

PAPA M
Broke Moon Rises A Broke Moon Rises
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Drag City
David Pajo has spent the past few years recovering from a major motorcycle accident & during that time he's managed to eek out two PAPA M records, "Highway Songs" from 2016 & now "A Broke Moon Rises" in 2018. Aside from some sparse drumming, this album focuses almost entirely around the acoustic guitar. Pajo seems to be exploring rhythms & melodies touched on by 20th century composers such as Philip Glass & Steve Reich & he closes the album with his version of the song "Spiegel im Spiegel" by the Estonian composer Arvo Part. Another amazing PAPA M album & we wish David a speedy recovery! RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $17.99

SULACO
Prize
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Translation Loss
Third album from Rochester, NY's SULACO! It's been seven long years since their last record (& it was five years between recods before that) but the wait is certainly worth it. Guitarist/vocalist ERIK BURKE was in the final incarnation of BRUTAL TRUTH & has a long pedigree of great bands: LETHARGY (pre-MASTODON) & KALIBAS included. SULACO could lazily be billed as tech-death, because the songs are complex, but there's such consistency from song to song, it feels less like "tech-metal" & more like fleshed-out grindcore or something. Whatever you want to call it, it was expertly recorded by DOUG WHITE at Watchmen Studios & sounds massive. Great stuff!!
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $19.99

SHOWBIZ & A.G.
Runaway Slave (2018 Reissue)
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Island
Thank you, Reissue Gods!!! Previously only available as a super rare promo LP and as a crappy-sounding reissue, Island Records has finally delivered an excellent-sounding reissue of this classic, CLASSIC 1992 record. Key members of the Diggin in the Crates (DITC) crew, this album is underrated amongst the numerous amazing LPs released during the Golden Era of hip hop. I can't recommened this enough!!!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave and Loop
New LP $22.99

INTEGRITY/ KRIEG
Integrity/ Krieg (split) Krieg/ Integrity
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Relapse
Crazy good split here with four songs by legendary metallic hardcore crew INTEGRITY & black metal recluses KRIEG, who offer up their first new song in four years, supplemented by what sounds like a re- recording of "This Time I'll Leave You To Drown" from their 2014 split with MOLOCH & a live version of "The Sick Winds Stir the Cold Dawn." SICK INDEED.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $14.99

SPIDER BAGS
Someday Everything Will Be Fine (peak Vinyl Ed. "bruiser" Color Vinyl)
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Merge
The Americana tinged punkers known as SPIDER BAGS return with "Someday Everything Will Be Fine." This falls in line with their previous style of upbeat punk rock tunes with a nod a country music & features guest vocals from Patrick of TITUS ANDRONICUS as well as Memphis legend Jack Oblivian. Fans of TITUS ANDRONICUS, HOLD STEADY etc... will dig.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $19.99

DAKOTA/ DAKOTA
Shoot In The Dark+ (colored Vinyl)
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Forge Again
Well lookee here!! This is the pre-RUSSIAN CIRCLES & RLYR band DAKOTA/DAKOTA's entire discography, which was first released in 2007 as an LP with a 7-inch, but Forge Again Records knew they could do better, so this reissue has all of the songs on one LP, re-cut & with a "tweaked" mastering job. Total math rock a la early MINUS THE BEAR, BATTLES, but instrumental.
Available at: Loop
New LP $12.99

KNELT ROTE
Alterity
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Nuclear War Now
We're not sure, but this might be KNELT ROTE's swan- song, & if so, at least they went out on a high note. After six long years since the incredible 2012 LP "Trespass," KNELT ROTE returns with this seven-song burst of blackened-noise-grind. Foul stuff for guttural blast freaks.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $21.99

LEDGE
Year One
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Feast of Tentacles
This three-song LP collects the OOP two-song LEDGE demo as well as their song from the split LP with fellow Chicago band DISROTTED. LEDGE is the solo jam from ex-WEEKEND NACHOS vocalist JOHN CAUTION, but is more sludge/doom than anything else. Ultra heavy.
Available at: Belmont and Loop
New LP $13.99

DIAMOND D
Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop (2lp) (2018 Reissue)
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Mercury
OFFICIAL 2018 reissue of this legendary 1992 debut album from DIAMOND (aka DIAMOND D). Pure, pure hip- hop . . . as funky as can be (DIAMOND D also produced every song on "Stunts" save for a lone song from his DITC pal SHOWBIZ), great lyrics & a range of emotions. "Best Kept Secret," "Sally Got a One Track Mind," "Fuck What You Heard," "Pass Dat Shit," BIG L, FAT JOE, LORD JAMAR, SADAT X, JUST GET THIS! RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont
New LP $22.99

DEAFHEAVEN
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (150g)
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Anti
The California genre hoppers known as DEAFHEAVEN return with their 4th album. The album begins with a slow piano melody that feels like it's going to go full-on SUPERTRAMP before it veers into a mix of beautiful post-punk & indie rock. Throughout the album they do what they do best, blending catchy almost emo guitar riffage with harsh screaming & nods at black metal ala WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $20.99