New Vinyl Releases 12/15/17

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (180Gram Stereo Reissue)
  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Picture Disc)
  • The Chain Gang of 1974 – Daydream Forever (Clear Vinyl)
  • Bob Dylan – Time Out of Mind
  • Bomba Estereo – Ayo
  • Duke Ellington – The Duke Plays Ellington (Reissue)
  • Enslaved – Eld (Red with Black Splatter 2LP Reissue)
  • Ace Frehley – Anomaly Deluxe (2LP on Reflex Blue/Clear Starburst vinyl)
  • Ihsahn – The Adversary (Reissue on Red vinyl)
  • Ihsahn – After (Reissue on Clear vinyl)
  • Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen (Reissue on Gold vinyl)
  • Ihsahn – Eremita (Reissue on White vinyl)
  • The Killers – Day & Age (Reissue)
  • The Killers – Direct Hits 2003-2013 (Reissue)
  • The Killers – Sam’s Town (Reissue)
  • The Killers – Sawdust (Reissue)
  • Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
  • Nathan Milstein – Masterpieces for Violin and Orchestra (Stereo Repress, Ltd to 1000)
  • Thelonious Monk – The Complete Prestige 10-Inch Collection (5×10″ Box Set)
  • New Order – NOMC15 (3LP Live Album)
  • Nico – Chelsea Girl (Reissue)
  • The Offspring – Inxay On The Hombre (20th Anniversary Reissue on Gold vinyl)
  • Roy Orbison with The Philharmonic Orchestra – A Love So Beautiful
  • Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (5LP Deluxe Edition on Translucent Blue and Yellow vinyl with 3 12″ Singles)
  • Otis Redding – The Definitive Studio Album Collection (7LP Box Set)
  • Sia – Everyday is Christmas
  • Solstafir – Svartir Sandar (2LP on Split Red and Milky Clear Vinyl)
  • Taylor Swift – Reputation (2LP Picture Disc)
  • Various Artists – Crazy Heart (Original Motion Picture 2LP Soundtrack)
  • Various Artists – Insecure (Music from the HBO Original Series)
  • Various Artists – Pitch Perfect 3 (Music from the Motion Picture)
  • Various Artists – Stranger Things (Music from Seasons 1 & 2)
  • The Velvet Underground – 1969

New Releases 11/17/17

  • Ajattara- Lupaus (Lmtd. 2-LP with Bonus Tracks)
  • Electric Wizard- Wizard Bloody Wizard
  • Carpenters- Carpenters (1971) (180gram Remastered Pressing)
  • Carpenters- Close To You (1970) (180gram Remastered Pressing)
  • Mikko Joensuu- Amen 3 (3-LP with Etched G-Side)
  • Peggy Lee- Is That All There Is? (1969)
  • Paul McCartney- McCartney (1970) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Red Vinyl)
  • Paul McCartney- McCartney II (1980) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Clear Vinyl)
  • Paul McCartney- Tug Of War (1982) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Blue Vinyl)
  • Paul And Linda McCartney- Ram (1971) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Yellow Vinyl)
  • Paul And Linda McCartney- Ram (1971) (180gram Reissue)
  • Paul McCartney and Wings- Band On The Run (1973) (180gram Reissue)
  • Vic Mensa- The Autobiography (2-LP on White Vinyl)
  • Morrissey- Low In High School (Indie Exclusive on Transparent Green Vinyl)
  • Nine Inch Nails- Broken (1992) (180gram Reissue w/ Broken 7″)
  • Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral (1994) (2-LP 180gram Reissue)
  • Nine Inch Nails- The Fragile (1999) (3-LP 180gram Reissue)
  • Nine Inch Nails- The Fragile: Deviations 1 (Lmtd. 180gram 4-LP)
  • Nine Inch Nails- Add Violence EP (180gram)
  • Nine Inch Nails- Not The Actual Events EP (180gram)
  • Pharcyde- Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (2-LP On Translucent Blue And Yellow Vinyl)
  • Lou Reed- Transformer (1972)
  • Lou Reed- Rock n Roll Animal (1974)
  • Story Of The Year- Page Avenue (Lmtd. 180gram on Clear and White Vinyl)
  • Sza- Ctrl (2-LP on Translucent Green Vinyl)
  • Sum 41- Half Hour Of Power (Reissue on Opaque Red
  • Wings- Wings At The Speed Of Sound (1976) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Orange Vinyl)
  • Wings- Venus And Mars (1975) (Lmtd. 180gram Reissue on Red/Yellow Vinyl)

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New Releases 10/27/2017

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  • Julien Baker- Turn Out The Lights (Ltd. Edition Indie Exclusive on Clear Vinyl)
  • Beck- Modern Guilt (Geffen Reissue)
  • Beck- Mutations (1998) (Custom Records Reissue)
  • Chick Corea- The Musician (180gram 3-LP Pressing)
  • The Crystal Method- Vegas (2-LP Reissue with Gatefold Jacket)
  • EPMD- Back In Business (1997) (2-LP Reissue)
  • The Front Bottoms- Going Grey
  • John Frusciante- Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt (2-LP Pressing with Gatefold Jacket)
  • The Golliwogs (Credence Clearwater Revival)- Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 (2-LP Comp. with B-Sides and Rarities)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience- The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Ltd. Edition 180gram 8-LP Box Set-Numbered)
  • Michael Jackson- Scream (Ltd. Edition 2-LP on ‘Glow In The Dark’ and Blue Splatter Vinyl)
  • Lucky Chops- Walter EP (Gatefold Jacket)
  • Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts- Milano
  • Allison Pierce- Year Of The Rabbit (Masterworks Pressing with Gatefold Jacket)
  • Propagandhi- Victory Lap (Indie Exclusive on Translucent Red Vinyl)Elvis Perkins- Ash Wednesday (10th Anniversary 180gram 2-LP Reissue with Gatefold Jacket)
  • Quicksand- Manic Compression (1995) (SRC Reissue with Poster and Gatefold Jacket)

New Vinyl Releases 10/20/17

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  • Tori Amos – Native Invader
  • Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship… (Without A Sail)
  • Brand New – Science Fiction (Indie Exclusive Red + Blue Vinyl)
  • Bully – Losing (Standard Black and Sub Pop Loser Edition)
  • John Carpenter – Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998) (‘The fog Over Antonio Bay’ Blue Colored Vinyl)
  • John Carpenter – Lost Themes (‘Obsidian Green’ Colored Vinyl)
  • John Carpenter – Lost Themes II (‘Last Sunrise’ Colored Vinyl)
  • Cut Worms – Alien Sunset EP
  • Daylight Dies – Lost To The Living (Clear Vinyl)
  • Daylight Dies – A Frail Becoming (Transparent Blue Vinyl)
  • Daylight Dies – Dismantling Devotion (Transparent Red Vinyl)
  • Destroyer – Ken (Indie Exclusive on Yellow Vinyl)
  • Esmerine – Mechanics Of Dominion
  • Gel Set – Body Copy
  • Grooms – Exit Index
  • Gwar – The Blood Of Gods (Ten Bands One Cause Pink Vinyl)
  • Dhani Harrison – IN///PARALLEL
  • Headroom – Head In The Clouds
  • Kllo – Backwater
  • Kreator – Live Kreation (2003)
  • Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight (Limited Edition Picture Disc)
  • George Michael – Listen Without Predjudice Vol. 1 (1990)
  • Northlane – Mesmer (Limited Edition on Colored Vinyl)
  • Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul
  • Pet Shop Boys – Elysium
  • Pet Shop Boys – Yes
  • Professor Rhythm – Bafana Bafana
  • R. Ring – Ignite The Rest
  • Sepultura – Chaos A.D. (1993)
  • Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
  • Slipknot – Day Of The Gusano (Red Vinyl)
  • The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (5LP Box Set)
  • Sodom – M-16 (Orange Vinyl)
  • Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (10th Anniversary)
  • Talk Talk – It’s My Life (1984)
  • Talk Talk – The Party’s Over (1982)
  • Trivium – The Sin And The Sentence
  • Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Vol. 1 (Stand Black and Indie Exclusive on Purple/Silver Vinyl)
  • Watter – History Of The Future
  • Zalus – Of Adoration (Transparent Blue Vinyl)

Engine Summer – Revved Up

Words and Photos By Alicia Maciel 

At first listen, up and coming Elmhurst trio Engine Summer resonates rock music like that of Parquet Courts, Omni, and their biggest inspiration – Wire.

With a name that appears to have come from a mad lib, it turns out that the band got their name from a novel titled Engine Summer. As Jeremy Marsan, guitarist and vocalist, read the book in college and was fascinated by the plot line of society 3,000 years into the future – it’s no wonder he chose a band name that emphasizes the importance of time and motion.

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Engine Summer’s most recent lineup consists of Jeremy (mentioned above) with Ben Kostecki on bass and Ryan Ohm on drums. Being friends since high school with the possibility of being MySpace enemies at one point or another, they’ve all grown closer over the past few years. While Jeremy makes fun at Ben for his hands being “too small” to play bass way back when to simply goofing off with one another, the guys are more than ecstatic to be in a band together.

The group formed collectively after having had jammed for a while and narrowed down members to be the trio they are today. Starting to have played plenty of shows in 2014 and having had played 30-40 shows to date, they finally decided it’s time to make a record together as Engine Summer – titled Trophy Kids and self-engineered by Jeremy.

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While garnering influence from bands like Creedence Clearwater, Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets, Spoon, and any other krautrock bands – Jeremy, Ben, and Ryan bring some of those stylistic elements when composing songs. Recording the bass and drums together for their upcoming album release ensured that the rhythm carrying each track would bring adrenaline to any listener.

Attending concerts regularly and being active in the local scene is important for the suburban group. With their favorite local bands including Luke Henry, Twin Peaks, and Knox Fortune – it’s obvious that their taste delves into more than just rock music.

When asked what their ideal lineup would be, throwing names like Wire,Van Halen, Iggy Pop, and Ben’s dad performing slam poetry were no hesitation to the guys. While some merch they have coming out will include Elmhurst’s tree, you’ll see Engine Summer in the city more than you’d expect.

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With a top-secret release show followed by a benefit show at Tonic Room the same weekend, Engine Summer is bringing a limited run to their show Sunday, October 29. You can buy tickets here and who knows – maybe a record or two will end up at Shuga.

If Ben’s dad loves Engine Summer more than any of the other groups he’s been in, I’m pretty sure you’ll love ‘em too.


Alicia Maciel is a junior at DePaul University studying marketing, music business, public relations, and advertising. Immersing in photography, promotion, interviews, interning at Metro and Notion Presents, managing The Chicago Vibe, curating live music, and plenty more – she hopes to bring innovation to the music scene. “A Chicagoan gal making music personnel personal.”