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1855 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
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  • Bill MacKay And Nathan Bowles – Keys
    Bill MacKay And Nathan Bowles – Keys
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    Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles’ debut is well titled: keys are what they play and keys unlock things too. Their trad bonafides are balanced with inquisitive playing that adds surprise […]

  • Masaki Batoh – Smile Jesus Loves YOU!
    Masaki Batoh – Smile Jesus Loves YOU!
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    Batoh is back! Solo again after last fall’s new Silence album, the Japanese psychedelic guru makes some solo cuts, with others featuring Ghost and Silence family members, including free drumming [...]

  • Ty Segall – Whirlybird (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Ty Segall – Whirlybird (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Ty Segall meets a new non-rock challenge head-on; soundtrack music for the documentary film Whirlybird. A variety of synth sounds, electric keyboards, drums, percussion and saxophone (and yeah, a [...]

  • Tashi Dorji – Stateless
    Tashi Dorji – Stateless
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    Guitar improviser Tashi Dorji takes acoustic in hand, recording in a rare studio setting with extra focus and balance. In a set of songs that travel through our bleak modern […]

  • No Age – People Helping People
    No Age – People Helping People
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    No Age’s ethos sings to us from beyond the clouds, with words and without, a conceptual boost to everyone helping everyone. Ensconced in Randy’s Garage without a clock to spit […]

  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You
    Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You is a tale as old as time. It’s an album. Its songs and music are by and for people together. For listening together. Before it […]

  • Silver Jews – Starlite Walker
    Silver Jews – Starlite Walker
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    “Starlite Walker was an Oxford, Mississippi record. David resided on the outskirts of town at the time. He was renting a tiny building that was part of a professor’s chemistry […]

  • Jim O’Rourke – Hands That Bind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Jim O’Rourke – Hands That Bind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    O’Rourke’s process — sourcing resonant sounds to be enmeshed together into a music that supersedes their resident parts — makes a fitting soundtrack for Kyle Armstrong’s “prairie gothic” tale of [...]

  • Bill Nace – Both
    Bill Nace – Both
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    Free guitar for the new age: improv with intention, construction and destruction, all with the grain and air of performance captured and telescoped in a sonic particle collider. Makes sense, […]

  • Bill Callahn – Shephard In Sheepskin Vest
    Bill Callahn – Shephard In Sheepskin Vest
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    The voice murmuring in our ear, with shaggy-dog and other kinds of stories, is an old friend so fine to hear from again. Bill’s gentle, spacey take on folk and […]

  • Bill Callahan – YTilaeR
    Bill Callahan – YTilaeR
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    From the beautiful to the jarring, intrepid explorer Callahan charts a passage through all kinds of territory, pitting dreams of dreams against dreams of reality. When he makes it back […]

  • Ty Segall – Hello, Hi
    Ty Segall – Hello, Hi
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    Tossing down straight acoustic shots with electric guitar back, Hello, Hi rides through the valley of yer ol’ Canyon legends, finding an isolated place to unspool Ty’s copious [...]

  • Circuits Des Yeux – Reaching For Indigo
    Circuits Des Yeux – Reaching For Indigo
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    A moment that fell down in the life of Haley Fohr on January 22, 2016 – now in album form! Redefining and realizing the goals that were set to allow […]

  • Smog – Julius Caesar
    Smog – Julius Caesar
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    A balladeer, a buccaneer, a map that confirms “you are here!” ========== Out on the street, indie rock was an exciting way of life for boys and girls alike in […]

  • Smog ‎– Wild Love
    Smog ‎– Wild Love
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    What you remember: the upside-down crosses on your girlfriend’s jean jacket. Always drawn with magic marker. Always smeared in the wash.

  • Jim O’Rourke ‎– Simple Songs
    Jim O’Rourke ‎– Simple Songs
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    There ARE no simple songs — only simple people. And since guns don’t kill people, “Simple Songs” will have to do. Super-sweet terrorism from our very own latter-day Spector!

  • Kamikaze Palm Tree – Mint Chip
    Kamikaze Palm Tree – Mint Chip
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    For their sophomore effort/Drag City debut, the enigmatic duo expand into eight-armed wonder; all the better to reach ever-deeper into their bag o’ tricks. Slinky and sliding elegantly, the [...]

  • Dean Spunt, John Wiese – The Echoing Shell
    Dean Spunt, John Wiese – The Echoing Shell
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    Veteran noisemakers Spunt & Wiese debut as collaborators by drawing from the rumble and crash of Dean’s drumkit, finding dimensions of hiss and crunch on beyond his No Age style. […]

  • Bill MacKay & Katinka Kleijn – STIR
    Bill MacKay & Katinka Kleijn – STIR
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    The combustive guitar/cello chemistry of MacKay and Kleijn is drawn from avant-rock, classical and experimental inspirations, forged through years of live performance. The freedom-cum-new [...]

  • Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy –  Blind Date Party
    Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Blind Date Party
    $37.00 | , Add to cart

    Bill & Bonny shared these songs with a travel-challenged world through late 2020 into earlier this year; now their online sensation comes home to roost on the good ol’ fashioned […]

  • Joanna Newsom ‎– Divers
    Joanna Newsom ‎– Divers
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    …further along and down the road apiece from where she took her leave of us, Joanna Newsom plays on. Breathe deep and equalize your today-ears to the new world of […]

  • Olivia Wyatt + Bitchin Bajas – Sailing A Sinking Sea
    Olivia Wyatt + Bitchin Bajas – Sailing A Sinking Sea
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    AV release!: you will swim under the sea past fishes and mermaids, sail boats across turquoise waters, hear the voices of Moken shamans and cascades of autoharp, synth, bells and flute lapping up [...]

  • Ty Segall ‎– Twins
    Ty Segall ‎– Twins
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    prolific san francisco native ty segall drops his third album of the year, a solo adventure entitled ‘twins’. ty segall is a new man, a different kind of man from […]

  • Royal Trux “Live” ‎– Platinum Tips + Ice Cream
    Royal Trux “Live” ‎– Platinum Tips + Ice Cream
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    Platinum Tips + Ice Cream is the first release from Royal Trux in 17 years, culled from two live sets recently recorded in New York and Los Angeles. It is […]

  • Royal Trux ‎– Hand Of Glory
    Royal Trux ‎– Hand Of Glory
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    Royal Trux’s 1990 four-song album Twin Infinitives holds an odd position in the canon of drug music. Neil “Michael” Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema have said that although the [...]

  • Royal Trux ‎– Pound For Pound
    Royal Trux ‎– Pound For Pound
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    On Pound for Pound, Royal Trux’s second album within a year, the increasingly prolific group revisits the laid-back, scuzzy sound of albums like Thank You and Sweet Sixteen — albeit [...]

  • Michael Yonkers – Michael Lee Yonkers
    Michael Yonkers – Michael Lee Yonkers
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    An original sealed pressing of Michael Yonkers‘s Michael Lee Yonkers from 1974. Self-recorded in 1971 and ’72, Michael Lee Yonkers has often been referred to as Michael’s [...]

  • Gary Higgins ‎– Seconds
    Gary Higgins ‎– Seconds
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    “The music business is full of funny stories — and some of them aren’t that funny at all. Take Gary Higgins. In the early 70s, he made a great record, […]

  • Father Yod And The Spirit Of ’76 ‎– Kohoutek
    Father Yod And The Spirit Of ’76 ‎– Kohoutek
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      “….the second coming of Kohoutek. This was the first spontaneous release that was made into a record, credited to Father Yod and The Spirit of ’76. It came out […]

  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy ‎– I Made A Place
    Bonnie “Prince” Billy ‎– I Made A Place
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    GQ clothes-horse and man who saw a darkness Bonnie Prince Billy has his first album of new songs since 2011. This time, he brings the lightness, with help from a Louisville band including picker [...]

  • Bill MacKay – Fountain Fire
    Bill MacKay – Fountain Fire
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    In and out of focus in a hallucinogenic haze, Bill’s conversations with himself follow a travel-worn map copied over and over again. The picker journeys sonically from familiar to unknown [...]

  • Bill Callahan – Have Fun With God
    Bill Callahan – Have Fun With God
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    Don’t be fooled by names. Dub is a ghost, a duppy. Here are Dream River versions, killed and resurrected, spilling tales of the other side of life in a language […]

  • No Age – Goons Be Gone
    No Age – Goons Be Gone
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    Summer 2020, and No Age are back out on the street! Effortlessly raw and extravagantly indulgent in one practiced swoop, they set their live/bedroom internal clock and get out early […]

  • Ed Askew –  A Child In the Sun: Radio Sessions 1969-1970
    Ed Askew – A Child In the Sun: Radio Sessions 1969-1970
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    If you, the discerning record collector, has even a passing interest in the posthumously named genre “acid folk”, surely the name ED ASKEW is in your golden pantheon. Askew recorded […]

  • Bill Mackay & Nathan Bowles – Keys
    Bill Mackay & Nathan Bowles – Keys
    $28.00 | , Add to cart

    Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles’ debut is well titled: keys are what they play and keys unlock things too. Their trad bonafides are balanced with inquisitive playing that adds surprise […]

  • Jackie Lynne – Jacqueline
    Jackie Lynne – Jacqueline
    $22.00 | , Add to cart

    The second Jackie Lynn album has arrived! Plunging into the glittering American darkness, unconvicted felon Jackie Lynn becomes new Queen of the Highway, Jaqueline, dancing through new [...]