New Vinyl Releases 7/14/17


  • Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues on Blue Vinyl  w/ Download
  • Coca Leaf – Deep Marble Sunrise
  • CKY – The Phoenix
  • Darkthrone – Under A Funeral Moon (Limited Edition Picture Disc)
  • Expulsion – Nightmare Futre
  • Art Feynman – Blast Off Through The Wicker w/ Download
  • Integrity – Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
  • Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. 180Gram 2LP Gatefold Pressing on Black Vinyl
  • Mammut – Kinder Versions
  • Missy Elliott – Supa Dupa Fly 20th Anniversary 2LP Reissue
  • Miles Mosley – Uprising
  • Mura Masa – S/T with 3D Lenticular Sleeve
  • Nickodemus – In My House/ Funk That
  • Shabazz Palaces ‎– Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines (Sub Pop ‘Loser Edition’ on colored vinyl)
  • Shabazz Palaces ‎– Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star (Sub Pop ‘Loser Edition’ on colored vinyl)
  • Sqürl – EP #260 w/ Download
  • Soundtrack – Stranger Things Vol. One (Deluxe on Red and Blue Starburst Vinyl)
  • The Stevens – Good w/ Download
  • Taking Back Sunday – Louder Now Warner Brothers Reissue LP
  • TLC – TLC
  • Tombs – The Grand Annihilation
  • Twinsmith – Stay Cool Limited Edition Pressing on Colored Vinyl w/ Download
  • Alan Vega (Suicide) – It Indie Exclusive Gatefold 2 LP on Transparent Orange Vinyl w/ Download and Pictures
  • Alan Vega (Suicide) – It Gatefold 2 LP w/ Drawings and Photos
  • The Vines – Highly Evolved Capitol Records 15th Anniversary Reissue of Debut LP
  • Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm Limited Edition Deluxe 2 LP Gatefold Pressing w/ Bonus Demos LP on Cloud White Vinyl
  • Yoko Ono+ Plastic Ono Band – Approximately Infinite Universe (1973)2 LP Reissue Pressing on White Vinyl
  • Yoko Ono+ Plastic Ono Band+Something Different – Feeling The Space (1973) Reissue Pressing on White Vinyl
  • Yoko Ono+ Plastic Ono Band – Fly (1971) 2 LP Reissue Pressing on White Vinyl








New Vinyl Releases 7/7/17


  • Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art?
  • Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder (2Lp Pressing with 28-Page Booklet)
  • Cemetery Urn – S/T
  • Goo Goo Dolls – Hold Me Up
  • Goo Goo Dolls – Jed
  • Goo Goo Dolls – S/T
  • Hidden Orchestra – Dawn Chorus
  • Great Grandpa – Plastic Cough (Double-Mint Green vinyl, Limited to 500)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus (40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set)
  • Master P – Ice Cream Man (2LP Reissue)
  • Moderat – Live (2-LP Pressing  Hand Printed Cardboard with 20-Page Photo Book)
  • Night Drive – S/T debut
  • Radiohead – OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (Indie Exclusive 3LP Blue Vinyl)
  • Soundtrack – True Romance (2LP on Feather White & Blood Splatter vinyl)
  • Soundtrack – Hannibal
  • STRFKR (Starfucker) – Vault Vol. 2 (180Gram Teal Vinyl)
  • Toro y Moi – Boo Boo (Indie Exclusive on Blue & White Marble vinyl or Standard available)
  • Tristen – Sneaker Waves (Translucent Clear vinyl)
  • Wildspeaker – Spreading Adder

Take it Slow After the Big Bangin’ Holiday with these Chicago Sessions

by Kevin Sterne

If you we’re anything like me this past holiday, you ate for America, drank for America and possibly barfed in the name of ‘merica. I feasted my through beans, greens, hogs, dogs, chickens and turkeys slathered with sauce. I imbibed sheer gallons of frothy IPAs, double IPAs, lagers and pilsners. All the while cursing the name of the Donald.

I woke up for work the next day in a sticky, sweaty t-shirt…swathed in a blanket of empty beer cans, needing about three more recovery days. And perhaps even a lifestyle change—nothing too drastic though. Because I have a New Year’s resolution to uphold.

Maybe just turning back the dial on the ABVs. This means shagging the malty, ultra bready double IPAs in lieu of bright, effervescent hopdom. Thankfully, Chicago has plenty of crushable session beers to get me through this week and the looming dog days of summer.


Daytime IPA by Lagunitas

Unbuckle your slacks, hop on the diving board and jack-knife into this juicy, tropical thirst-pool. It’s a downright chuggable juicy blend made for hop lovers. Chug away, just don’t try shot-gunning these stubby bottles. DO stay hydrated with this crisp, refreshing nectar, just be sure to wait 20 minutes before jumping back in the water.


Flywheel by Metropolitan Brewing

A Chicago-style pilsner from a brewery bucking the IPA trends—Metro Brewing, like Hopewell Brewing Co, focuses mainly on lagers. But this isn’t your dad’s beer by any means. Flywheel packs spicy hops that are evident in the nose and the taste. Pair this one with some backyard grilling or summer pizza.


Lil Citra by Pipeworks Brewing

An enormously juicy session that somehow keeps the ABV below 5%. True brewing prowess by the masters at Pdubs. With hordes of citrus flavor, including mango and guava, this is a beer that demands a companion. A Chicago-style hotdog makes a great pair. Hold the ketchup.


Troublesome by Off Color Brewing

Crisp, tart and refreshing, this beer gives no trouble going down the gullet. So why is it troublesome? Well, it uses Lactobacillus, which I had to look up too. If you’re not clicking on that hyper-informative hyperlink, then you’re missing out on the bacterial properties that lend to the sour flavor of this here Off Color wheat brew. I guess they call it a Gose.


Mango Guppy by Pipeworks Brewing

Does anyone do scintillatingly citrus beers in Chicago better than Pipeworks? Anyone? Bueller? How about session IPAs brewed with mango puree and honey? Mango Guppy is like your cool step aunt’s fruit salad. You know, the one without the shitty honeydew.

Kevin Sterne is a writer and journalist based in Chicago, the editor of LeFawn Magazine. Apart from Shuga Records, he’s written about beer and music for Mash Tun Journal, The Tangential and Substream Magazine. His creative fiction has appeared in Drunk Monkeys, Potluck Mag, Defenestration, Praxis Magazine, Down in the Dirt Magazine, and Word Eater, among many others.
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