Monday, March 16, 2015

Hey Everybody,
This week we've got the killer new record from Wand on In The Red, a stellar reissue of Charles Mingus' The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady on Superior Viaduct, another installment of the Live In San Francisco series on Castle Face featuring Destruction Unit and plenty more heavy hitters!

Also both the Chicago and the Los Angeles shops are getting quality used LPs, 7ins and CDs in all the time so come on by either location and dig in, we're sure you'll find something you like.  A sampling of some of the used LPs showing up at both shops can be found in lists at the very bottom of this newsletter.
Starting at 11AM on Saturday, March 21st PERMANENT RECORDS CHICAGO is having a MASSIVE DOLLAR RECORD SALE all weekend long!  Loads of new dollar titles hitting the floor for the first time, including THOUSANDS of 45s!  Bulk discounts are available!

Frankie and The Witch Fingers are hittin' the road!

3/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lolipop Records
3/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Permanent Records
3/10 - Laguna Beach, CA @ Marine Room
3/13 - Oakland, CA @ Eli's Mile High Club
3/14 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
3/15 - Sebastopol, CA @ 755 After Dark
3/16 - Arcata, CA @ Blondies
3/18 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
3/19 - Seattle, WA @ The Future
3/20 - Olympia, WA @ The Guest House

Hey Chicago!

Permanent Records had a great time DJing the Levitation Fest at Thalia Hall in Chicago!

Hey LA!

DJs Liz Bummer and Emily Rose kick off their new monthly punk night at the Offbeat Bar on York on March 24th 2015!  9PM to 2AM!  Do it!


1 Thou & The Body You, Whom I Have Always Hated Thrill Jockey
2 Frankie and the Witch Fingers Frankie and the Witch Fingers Permanent
3 Electric Eels Accident b/w Wreck & Roll Hozac
4 Twerps Range Anxiety Merge
5 Lotic Heterocetera EP Tri Angle
6 YYU Room Music Beer on the Rug
7 Steve Gunn and Black Twig Pickers Seasonal Hire Thrill Jockey
8 Rectal Hygienics Ultimate Purity Permanent
9 Entro Senestre ES W.T.
10 Zs Xe Northern Spy
11 Yawn Love Chills Old Flame
12 Sam Prekop The Republic Thrill Jockey
13 Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love Sub Pop
14 Bedhead Transaction De Novo Numero
15 Sundays and Cybele Gypsy House Guru Guru Brain
16 ALSO EP 03 R&S
17 Gradient Dub Iterations Greyscale
18 Colleen Green I Want to Grow Up Hardly Art
19 Nidia Minaj Danger Principe
20 easyFun Deep Trouble PC Music
21 Various Artists Doom Chuggy Thrill Jockey
22 The Aquadolls Stoked on You [Rerelease] Burger
23 Hop Along Waitress [Single] Saddle Creek
24 Ultimate Painting Ultimate Painting Trouble in Mind
25 Viet Cong Viet Cong Jagjaguwar
26 Baby Boy 2015 Self-Released
27 Black Pus Pus Mortem Rotted Tooth
28 Ty Segall $ingle$ 2 Drag City
29 D'Angelo Black Messiah RCA
30 Ryley Walker Sweet Satisfaction (Single) Dead Oceans


Have you been snoozin'? Lucky for you, there's still time to wake up. Many of the still in-print Permanent Label Releases are nearly sold out!

7in - Sneakers - Children Into People EP (Ltd 500) Early Perm release, CAVE side-project, 10 copies then it's OOP.

LP - Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead (Official 2013 Reissue, Repress, Black Wax, Ltd 300) 22 copies of this acid fried punk record still lookin' for a good home.

LP - Basic Cable - I'm Good To Drive (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Tune in while you still can, 12 copies to go.

LP - Heater - God and Hair (Regular Edition on Black Vinyl) Columbia Missouri's short lived DIY RNR summer jammer, less than 15 copies are still in the mix.

LP - Leather Slave - Leather Slave (Oxblood Wax, Ltd 100) Under 20 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl left, c'mon creeps, there's still time!

LP - MERX - 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea (White Wax, Ltd 100) Only 20 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl! Come up for air and grip a copy!

LP - Psyclones - Different Thinking People (Regular Black Vinyl) Just a few, as in 3, copies left. Get weird! Think different!

LP - Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss  (Regular Edition Black Vinyl) Fully printed jacket version is still with us thanks to a warehouse find! Only 20 copies left of this now classic Hiss debut by Mr. Mike Polizze! Screen printed tour edition stock is dwindling as well...


And just like every week, P-Rex Los Angeles DJs continue to FEED THE FREAKS!!!

Here's the general info on Feed The Freaks:
"Every Wednesday.  Black Boar - 1630 Colorado Blvd.  10-2am. Rock'n'Roll Partytime! With Lance Bummer and Special Guests. Drink specials. Excellent adventures, only.  Absolutely, no bogus journeys. Get down."


Running out of room, need to clear some space, going on the lam? Regardless of the reason, before you unload your unwanted records and digital media, please bring them to us for CASH or STORE CREDIT!  One man's trash is another man's treasure and we treasure all sorts of quote un-quote trash!  Before you donate your stuff or have a yard sale, drop us a line.  We'll probably pay more (without haggling) than you'll ever get at a garage sale and often times we'll buy it all in one shot.  It doesn't get much easier that!  So remember, when you wanna sell your stuff, SELL IT TO US!  Please and thank you!
P.S. We make house calls for collections.  Drop us a line to make an appointment.

Permanent Label is Portable!

Did you know, many Permanent Records Label Releases are now available for purchase as a digital download? Check out: Revolver, emusic, Google play, iTunes, Amazon.

Prefer streaming? Well good news, pretty much everything that has a “play” button on the internet now features many of our label release. Examples include: Spotify, Rhapsody, rdio, Deezer, and YouTube.


When you buy a record from Permanent Chicago by an artist playing at The Empty Bottle, we can get you on the Guest List (with a few exceptions).

Check the full list below and hit us up:


LP - Pharoah Sanders - Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun)

Dave - Permanent Records Chicago

$39.99 → Email If Interested LISTEN

"After Karma was issued and Sanders had established himself -- to himself -- as a musician who had something valuable and of use to say, he was on what this critic considers to be a divinely inspired tear. Deaf Dumb Blind is an example of that inspiration. Beginning with the title cut, a suite of over 21 minutes, Sanders brings in the whole of his obsession with rhythm and R&B. Using African percussion, bylophones, shakers, cowbells, and all manner of percussion, as well as drummer Clifford Jarvis, Sanders brought in Cecil McBee to hold down the bass chair and Lonnie Liston Smith back in on piano, and added a three-piece horn section that included Gary Bartz on alto and Woody Shaw on trumpet in addition to himself. Whew! Here the Latin and African polyrhythms collide and place the horns, as large and varied as they are, in almost a supplementary role. The horns check counterpoint in striated harmony, calling and responding over the wash of bass and drums and drums and drums! It evolves into a percussion orgy before the scary otherworldly multiphonic solos begin. And Shaw and Bartz are worthy foils for Sanders. And no matter how out it gets, those rhythms keep it rooted in the soul. "Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord" is almost 18 minutes in length. It has a long soprano intro, covered in shimmering bells and shakers with a glorious piano fill by Smith, who becomes more prominent, along with some excellent arco work by McBee, until the piece becomes a meditation on lyricism and silence about halfway through. The entire band eventually rejoins for a group ostinato with very little variation, except in timbre and subtle accented color work by Sanders and McBee. It is a stunningly beautiful and contemplative work that showcases how intrinsic melodic phrasing and drones were to Sanders at the time -- and still are today. This piece, and this album, is a joyful noise made in the direction of the divine, and we can feel it through the speakers, down in the place that scares us." -

LP - Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Jamie - Permanent Records Chicago

$19.99 → Email If Interested LISTEN

"A concept album exploring themes of broadcast communications, Radio-Activity marked Kraftwerk's return to more obtuse territory, extensively utilizing static, oscillators, and even Cage-like moments of silence to approximate the sense of radio transmission; a pivotal record in the group's continuing development, the title track -- the first they ever recorded in English -- is their most fully realized electro-pop effort to date, while "The Voice of Energy" precipitates the robot voice so crucial to their subsequent work." -

Pussy Galore - Groovy Hate Fuck - 2013 RSD Reissue

Jon - Permanent Records Chicago

$9.99 → Email If Interested LISTEN

"It may seem hard to believe, but the intentionally crude, gleefully offensive Groovy Hate Fuck represented something of an improvement over Pussy Galore's inconsistent debut, Feel Good About Your Body. First off, these cats (and kittens) were really just provocateurs -- or "poseurs" as the less charitable would have it -- not punks. They meant to make people mad, and they did, but there really wasn't anything particularly dangerous about their music. It was more like a conceptual art piece about teen angst. The song titles give the game away: "Teen Pussy Power," "Just Wanna Die," "Pretty Fuck Look," and more. Despite the off-putting title, "Cunt Tease" is actually the best of the bunch; Jon Spencer spews a misogynistic tirade over a lo-fi Cramps stomp while Julia Cafritz rebuffs each outburst with a simple, "F*ck You!" Both genders get to have their say. "You Look Like a Jew," meanwhile, seems designed solely to prove that there were no depths to which they wouldn't sink in order to provoke a reaction -- or it was possibly just an attempt to trump the Sex Pistols' "Belsen Was a Gas" in the tastelessness department? Then there's "Constant Pain," in which Spencer and Cafritz shout the title over and over again as Bob Bert rattles the pots and pans with abandon." -

LP - Gary Numan/Tubeway Army - Replicas - w/ Promo tracklist sticker on cover

Robert - Permanent Records Chicago

$19.99 → Email If Interested LISTEN

"By the release of their second album, Replicas, Gary Numan was the undisputed focal point and leader of icy electro-punkers Tubeway Army. And the move proved to be massively successful back home in the U.K., where both the album and the single "Are 'Friends' Electric?" topped the charts. The band had made a conscious effort to streamline the sound heard on its 1978 self-titled debut -- the distorted guitar riffs were played on Moog synthesizers instead, and Numan had perfected his faux-space-age persona. And the paranoia that is very evident in the lyrics and vocals on Numan's next release, The Pleasure Principle, can be detected on Replicas. Another near-perfect album by the band, highlights are many -- "Me! I Disconnect from You," "The Machman," "You Are in My Vision," and one of the most underrated new wave/synth-driven compositions of the whole era, the chilling ballad "Down in the Park."" -


LP - Wand - Golem


"Following up their debut full-length on Ty Segall’s God? label, Wand presents their second album, Golem, on In The Red. Recording with Chris Woodhouse at his Hanger studio in Sacramento, Wand summons the dark and heavy power of the riff. Back in September 2013, Wand was quietly dismembered and ritually eaten in the hills near Dodger Stadium. Wand was reborn as “Wand”—an obese organ falsely organized as four overjoyous nerds. Four flesh balloons betting on a few aging amplifiers. Rumor has it they listen to Here Come the Warm Jets on loop all day and plot mail fraud. What’s more, they allegedely stole Dale Crover’s car and sacrificed it to the weather near the Los Angeles County Line. A few things, at least, are certain: Wand hears ghosts. Wand prefers serpents. The Sun is the mother of every fiction. All phenomena will be consumed in alphabetical order, but desire will recirculate ad infinitum. If all else fails, Wand will just devour more hands. Wand is coming your way soon." - In The Red

LP - Various Artists - Michigan Meltdown Vol 2: Twelve More Non-Hits From Pleasant Peninsula Preternaturals And Water Wonderland Weirdos


YES. The killer sequel to the best out-of-nowhere compilations of recent years - Michigan Meltdown - has arrived and we couldn't be more stoked! Vol. 2 kicks even more ass, so have a listen to what the wise sages over at Coney Dog Records have to say for themselves while we wipe these crumbs out of our beards...

"While volume one of this series was highly acclaimed by tastemakers the likes of Julian Cope and the audio aesthetes at WFMU, volume two manages to ratchet up the intensity. More weirdos. More outcasts. More dudes who did not smell good. Meltdown chronicles the darker side of the post-garage and pre-punk era ('68-'75) in the Great Lakes state. An overabundance of fuzz guitar, primitive riffing and overall outré vibes permeate this collection of nobodies, malcontents and general black sheep of society. No doubt you've NEVER heard any of the groups here, but if songs about space flight, mental health problems, substance abuse or having absolutely no money are your thing, there's plenty to sink your teeth into here. All songs are previously uncompiled and mastered directly from the original 45's (NO MP3's!) coupled with full-color label scans and insightful, hysterical liner notes. Much in the same manner second volumes of compilations from the same family like Michigan Mixture and Michigan Mayhem, this edition of Michigan Meltdown only further cements the solid reputation of this collection. Giddy-up."

DUDES. Seriously what the fuck was in the water in Michigan in the late-Sixties/early-Seventies??? This collection is TOTALLY BONKERS from the rooter to the tooter - we're talking serious gonzo, destructo-rock'd proto-punk and post-garage madness! The levels of ineptitude from the performers are about as equally matched to the accidental brilliance of every cut on here, from the Stooges-esque riffage on TNS's "Time's Up" to the hard-rockin', fuzzed-out blitzkrieg of Space Rock's (yeah - the band is called SPACE ROCK, how are you gonna fuck with that?) "Going Down The Road", to the stumbling, barely-in-time neanderthal-stomp of Truth's "Being Bad" - ALL SONIC GOLD... and that's just on SIDE ONE. If you dig this kinda stuff, then this compilation is undoubtedly the Yin to your Bonehead Crunching Yang. WELL DONE, Coney Dog Records.... well done. Unequivocally RECOMMENDED. Get this to your turntable, STAT! We grew a moustache just LISTENING to this one!

LP - Aye Aye - Aye Aye


"The CV on Aye Aye, the long-rumored self-titled debut by Philadelphia’s premier desert blues marsupials, runs deep through the beer-strewn underbelly of Philly rock. The Gibbons Bros’ unmistakable slow-motion, big-chord fuzz will be familiar to anyone who’s taken a plunge into the Bardo Pond soundpool over the last few decades, though a cultivated ear will note more grits and butts and less pedalboard worship here. Ben Leapheart retains his very official title of greatest drummer in Philadelphia—have you shmoes not heard Purling Hiss or Watery Love?—with his innate understanding that the drums lead, not merely keep time. And then there’s the high lonesome harp of Harmonica Dan Balcer, a record hound of profound depth. He’s been the public face of Boogie Witch, blown his harp on records by Jack Rose and Birds of Maya, blasted noise with the Megajam Booze Band, patiently schooled dingdongs from behind the counter at the Philadelphia Record Exchange, and devoted unhealthy decades to an insatiable thirst for true rock spirit. Yeah, yeah, cool, but what does it sound like? OK bub, how about terrestrial crunching rock drifting over a great expanse? Aye Aye is limited to 300 copies on vinyl and includes a complimentary digital download with purchase." - Richie

LP - Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady - 2015 Reissue


 "Bassist / composer Charles Mingus is one of the most radical figures in American music. Throughout the ’50s, he worked as a sideman with legendary players Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and more. In the ’60s, he gained recognition as a bandleader, often followed by controversy for making strong-minded statements in the press about race, politics and stodgy music critics. While Mingus received many honors posthumously as well as during his career, perhaps his greatest achievement was transcending the restrictive label of jazz. The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady is without question Mingus’ magnum opus. Originally released on Impulse! in 1963, the album broke new ground in both genre-defying composition and innovative recording techniques. A six-part suite with dramatic shifts in mood and tempo, The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady features the three-way brass dialogue of trumpets, trombone and tuba, swooping reeds and awe-inspiring rhythm section. Balancing delicate Spanish modes and Ellingtonian themes, the ensemble breaks into a divine cacophony of group improvisation on par with free jazz giants like Ornette Coleman or Cecil Taylor. In his best-known essay, “Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung,” Lester Bangs praises, “the experience of the first few listenings to a record so total, so mind-twisting, that you authentically can say you’ll never be quite the same again. Black Saint and The Sinner Lady did that, and a very few others. They’re events you remember all your life, like your first real orgasm.” This long out-of-print vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes." - Superior Viaduct

LP - Destruction Unit - Live In San Francisco


“I believe Destruction Unit to be one of the most important underground bands in America. The live shows vary from dense chaos to dumbstruck pandemonium. The volume is always colossal. The spectacle, dramatic.  “Putting microphones on these Arizona weirdos is similar to trying to get a decent recording of a soccer riot—getting Ryan [Rousseau] to sing into our microphone like shooting a hummingbird with a spitball from across a gorge…but we’ve done it. Polished up and pushing the red, we present this deathless comet captured to tape. Headphones on, lowlights flickering, spliff in hand—you are a warrior on the dawn of a new perilous passage…until you have to flip the LP. Enjoy.” —John Dwyer" - Castle Face

LP - Inventions - Maze Of Woods


CD - Inventions - Maze Of Woods


"Inventions are the collaborative sum of longtime friends Matthew Cooper of Eluvium, and Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky. Their 2014 eponymous debut album introduced an ambition to create music that was both challenging and comforting. Their new album, Maze of Woods, opens with a vocal sample declaring, "I wanted to do something that I don't know how to do." Using this as a mission statement, Inventions have crafted a complex and exuberant album from an array of instruments, samples, found sounds, beats, chants, and raw bursts of noise, with a much greater emphasis on strong vocal accompaniment in every song. Two albums released in the span of 10 months speaks to the drive that these two have felt since they started playing together. Much like on the first record, they again mixed the album in a house on the Oregon coastline, with final mixing and production all done by Smith and Cooper. Inventions have stated that much of the inspiration for Maze of Woods comes from the closing paragraph of Denis Johnson's novella Train Dreams. In that paragraph, Johnson describes the nonverbal howl of a feral wolf boy, a pre-language that is yearning and instinctual; a statement of wordless distress and love. Maze of Woods is the product of two masters of their craft getting lost in the wilderness, "doing something that they don't know how to do," and emerging with something wholly unexpected and beguilingly beautiful." - Temporary Residence

LP - Notations - Still Here - 1967-1973


"From the dawn of doo-wop to the death of disco, the Notations saw - and sang - it all. Persisting through changing trends and technologies, on major labels and minor ones, produced by both Syl Johnson and Curtis Mayfield, nothing could stop the Notations from representing Chicago's Southside for decades. The first overview of their indie label golden age, Still Here 1967-1973 finds the Notations at a musical crossroads, turning from simmering R&B ballads to socially-conscious soul. Offering up a platter of golden-dipped harmonies, inventive arrangements, and super-powered soul, the Notations survived as unheralded legends in their own time." - Numero

LP - Portion Control - I Staggered Mentally


"PORTION CONTROL is a British electronic and industrial band from South London. The trio of JOHN WHYBREW, IAN SHARP and DEAN PIAVANI started out experimenting with electronics in 1980. Linking up with In Phaze Records, they released a number of cassettes and records before signing with Illuminated Records in 1983. There followed a series of classic 12" singles: Raise the Pulse, Rough Justice and Go-Talk, which have become underground dancefloor hits. The band classifies their music style as “Hard Rhythmic Electronics” and were a major influence on Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly and Depeche Mode.  Going back a few years, the band released their first official vinyl album I Staggered Mentally on In Phaze Records in 1982. This album laid the template for the harder edged rhythmic industrial sound of the ‘80s and ‘90s. I Staggered Mentally is as raw as electronic music gets. Dean Piavani’s anguished vocals are the lone human element amidst electric drones, metallic beats and alien analog flickers. Lead synths and effects were created with the Roland SH-09 and RS-09. The rhythm section was provided by the Roland TR-606 and then brand new TB-303 Bassline. Pulsing rhythmic tones were generated using the sample and hold feature of the Moog Rogue. This album documents the band's transition from Cabaret Voltaire-inspired experimentalists into proto-EBM and electro-industrial pioneers. It remains a shockingly brutal and viscerally exciting statement.  All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The jacket is an exact replica of the original 1982 edition featuring a pixelated man screaming. Each copy includes a 8 page, stapled pamphlet that contains press releases, concert flyers and photos circa the recording of I Staggered Mentally. The perfect soundtrack for the harsh, even malignant, urban-industrial nightmare." - Dark Entries

LP - Riz Ortolani - Cannibal Holocaust OST


" Considered one of the most notorious films ever released and banned in over 50 countries for many years, Ruggero Deodato’s most brutal film (and surely one of the first ‘found footage’ films) still retains the power to shock to this day, it charts a team of documentary filmmakers as they go deep into the jungle to find and film the indigenous tribes of the area. First time on vinyl. 180-gram pressing.   "One thing that always stuck out like a sore thumb when viewing Cannibal Holocaust was Riz Ortolani’s score, which is beautifully composed, and recorded, offering a mix of traditional orchestration and early synth work. As a stand alone piece of music it’s staggering and I honestly think that if Cannibal Holocaust had a more traditional horror score it would be even more uncomfortable to sit through. As it stands, Maestro Ortolani’s score offers some respite from the violence onscreen and the juxtaposition between the sights onscreen and musical soundtrack have in my opinion never been bettered." - Spencer Hickman, Mondo and Death Waltz Recording Company Label Manager." - Mondo

LP - Terminal Fuzz Terror - Vol. 0 - In The Shadow Of The Mountain


"On their vinyl debut, Vol. 0: In the Shadow of the Mountain, Terminal Fuzz Terror unleashes raw rock ’n’ roll fury sifted through the filters of punk, psychedelia and blues. Pummeling percussion and wailing riffs accompany vocals channeling an obliterated Jim Morrison at the height of religious revelry! The magnanimous, side-long, 17-minute title track closes the album with a long-form, slow-burning mind-melter.  Terminal Fuzz Terror is comprised of D. Rodriguez (guitar, vocals), D. Nelson (guitar, vocals), A. Crawshaw (drums) and J. Kleine (bass). The band recorded at Witch Ape Studio and enlisted Tad Doyle (Tad) to engineer / mix the album. Limited to 300 copies, Vol. 0: In the Shadow of the Mountain is housed in a silk-screened jacket printed at Broken Press in Seattle, WA, and includes a high-quality digital download." - Robotic Empire

LP - Van Kaye + Ignit - A Slight Delay


"VAN KAYE + IGNIT is the Dutch duo of ED VAN KASTEREN (Van Kaye) and INATINE BEKKEN (Ignit), who joined forces in the city of Arnhem during early 1980. While at university, Van Kaye was the singer of THE MoNoMeN, a local new wave band. By the end of 1979 he had become more interested in the use of electronics and rhythmic industrial patterns. In April 1980 he released a demo cassette with 30 minutes of his own work titled A Slight Delay. While experimenting with synthesizers and developing extreme sounds, he met Ignit, who had previously worked in the fields of art and performance. Together they recorded their first 4 songs with guest musician WILLIEM WISSELINK (WIZZKOPF) in the summer of 1981, and released the Picassos on the Wall 7“ later that year on their own Ding Dong label. Van Kaye + Ignit then began work on their debut 60 minute cassette album, A Slight Delay. Like the 7”, all songs were recorded and mixed by Van Kaye at his home studio on a TEAC A-3440 four-track recorder. Self-released in 1981, the album pairs conceptual sophistication with disarming naïveté in a way that has been difficult to replicate since the formative years of 'bedroom' electronic music. Both members handle vocals (or non-vocals), and songs feature everything from new wave riffs to slowly shifting oscillator buzzes and eerie electronics over mechanical rhythms.  This reissue includes the entire 11-track original c-60 cassette “A Slight Delay”, as well as all 4 tracks from the "Picassos on the Wall 7” spread across two vinyl discs. For the first time ever, the original 1/4” master tapes have been transferred and remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The jacket is a replica based on the original “A Slight Delay” cassette artwork, which was designed by the Van Kaye, with a hand-colored textured photograph resized and laid out by Eloise Leigh. Each album includes an 8x14 double sided insert with photos, lyrics, liner notes by the band, and a fold-out poster." - Dark Entries

7in - Unmanned Ship - Crystal Pepsi b/w Pad Thai Fighter



"rising from the dilapidated warehouse spaces and dark alleys of chicago's house show scene is a forceful new monster of a band that you must check out now, UNMANNED SHIP..... they play stoner noise caked space rock like you've never heard before, super mesmerizing, all instrumental, genre bending, creepy and loud as fuck....... " -

"Not every band needs vocals to get their point across. Some take a more exciting route with a wall of amps and stoner heavy sound to shatter their listeners ears. Unmanned Ship, a three piece hailing from Chicago, IL are a complete sick package. Thick repetitive bass lines and screaming guitar held together with a tight drummer make your head bob with every beat." -

7in - Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta - Corre Caballo b/w Roberto's Lament



 "Sonorama is a Chicago-based DJ collective, which was founded in March 2010 and is fronted by Charly Garcia and brothers Edgar and Marlowe Baca. Since then Sonorama has been energizing dance floors and sound waves with a unique blend of vintage Latin sounds via events, podcasts and their blog. Needless to say, Sonorama is a group of insatiable diggers and lovers of music on vinyl.

 It is with this in mind that the group is excited to announce the formation and arrival of its own record label, Sonorama Discos. The first release from the label is in collaboration with Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orchestra, a band that has been steadily making the rounds at Chicago’s premiere live music venues and festivals, bringing the sounds of pan-Latin American cumbia to audiences across the city with their gritty, grassroots, danceable approach.

The special 7” (45 rpm) release includes two well-known singles from Dos Santos. The first, “Corre Caballo” is a track that quickly kicks into a driving Latin funk groove building up to a hypnotic climax of swirling guitars and funky organ. The flip side is the moody instrumental “Roberto’s Lament” which serves up flavors reminiscent of Chile’s soul psych rockers, Los Angeles Negros. Soaked in layers of
reverb guitar and a trippy Hammond organ, it slowly swells leaving you wanting more.

Limited to 500 copies, the release is pressed on translucent yellow colored vinyl and packaged in a full color sleeve with enclosed HQ digital download card. Sonorama Discos is proud to feature two tracks from this great band, remastered and pressed onto vinyl for the first time ever. This release is set to ignite music lovers across the globe." - Sonorama

7in - Vatican Dagger - Not To Be


 "New Orleans’ VATICAN DAGGER are made up of ex-NECOR HIPPIES, GARY WRONG ad ROMAN GABRIEL TODD. These three distinct forces combine to make some killer downer punk that is covered in noise, soaked in slime, and here to bum you out. The bass line of “Not To Be” might be the scuzziest thing I’ve heard in quite some time. 100% TOTAL PUNK and make sure to check them out at this year’s TOTAL PUNK TOTAL FUCK OFF." - Total Punk


Cabaret Voltaire Red Mecca $29.99
Amon Duul II Carnival In Babylon $29.99
SRC s/t $39.99
Neil Young On The Beach $39.99
Kaleidoscope A Beacon From Mars $74.99
Strawberry Alarm Clock Changes $49.99
Alice Cooper Love It To Death (Thumb Cover) $29.99
Pretty Things Parachute $39.99
Jon and Beverley Martyn Road To Ruin $29.99
Iggy And The Stooges Raw Power UK Pressing $29.99
Modern Jazz Quartet Concorde $39.99
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins $39.99
Brian Eno Discreet Music $29.99
Monkees Head $29.99
SRC Milestones $29.99
Lilac Angels I'm Not Afarid To Say Yes! $39.99
Sparks A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing $29.99
Various Artists Alabama Blues 1927-1931 Yazoo $29.99
Yajaira Lento y Real $29.99
Jimmy Lewis Totally Involved $29.99
Namelosers Fabulous Sounds From Southern Sweden $29.99
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away $39.99


Monte Cazazza Stairway to Hell / Sex is No Emergency (oversized 7" Jacket w/ Mark Beyer Art) $49.99
Barrio Band Rock'm Latin $39.99
Alice Cooper Pretties For You $49.99
La Dusseldorf Individuellos $39.99
Caravan If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You $29.99
Elvin Bishop Don't Let the Bossman Get You Down! (Signed) $29.99
John Cale Fear $29.99
Equals Baby, Come Back $29.99
Eno, Moebius, Roedelius After the Heat $29.99
The Flame s/t (South African Psych) $49.99
Josephine Foster A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing $29.99
Fidlar Fidlar $39.99
Hot Chip The Warning $29.99
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King $29.99
King Tuff King Tuff (Loser Edition) $49.99
Harry Hosono & The Yellow Magic Band Paraiso $69.99
Love Forever Changes $49.99
Men / Eject Apologize / Draw (7" w/ Oversize Jacket) $74.99
Megadeth Peace Sells (Promo 12") $29.99
Nico Marble Index $79.99
Oblivians Desperation $39.99
Junko Ohashi & Minoya Central Station Hot Life $29.99
Michael Rother Traumreisen $39.99
Michael Rother Lust $39.99
Michael Rother Sterntaler $39.99
Michael Rother Flammende Herzen $39.99
Michael Rother Sussherz Und Tiefenscharfe $39.99
Suburban Lawns Suburban Lawns $49.99
Special Affect Too Much Soft Living OST $49.99
Smiths Smiths $29.99
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartment Bait and Switch $39.99
Riechmann Wunderbar s/t $39.99


  • 3/22/15 - Noon
Chicago Independent Labels Pop Up Shop Spring 2015
At The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave.


3/24/15 - 9PM to 2AM
DJs Liz Bummer and Emily Rose kick off their new monthly punk night at the Offbeat Bar on York on March 24th 2015!  9PM to 2AM!  Do it!
*** ALL shows are FREE and ALL AGES unless noted otherwise ***