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Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Hi folks!

Lotsa excellent new releases today! Not to mention, excellent weather....come take a stroll in scenic Lincoln Square and pick up some great music! We also have literally HUNDREDS of excellent titles in both our 'new arrivals' used LP and CD! Don't sleep!

Jimi Hendrix- Live at Woodstock

CD, LP, etc.
Acrassicauda- Only The Dead See... CDEP
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- Beat the Devils Tattoo
Broken Bells- S/T CD/LP
Broken Bells- S/T Deluxe Edition Music Box
Can- Delay (reissue)
Johnny Cash- American VI LP
Chieftains w/Ry Cooder- San Patricio
Class Actress- Journal of Ardency 10"
Cloud Nothings- Turning On 7"
Coconuts- S/T
Jason Collett- Rat a Tat Tat CD/LP
Dark Tranquility- We Are the Void
Daughters- S/T
Frightened Rabbit- Winter of Mixed Drinks CD/LP
Gorillaz- Plastic Beach
Gorillaz- Plastic Beach Deluxe Edition CD/DVD
Jimi Hendrix- First Rays of the New Rising Sun
Jimi Hendrix- Valleys of Neptune
Knife w/Mt Sims- Tomorrow in a Year
Miles Kurosky- Desert of Shallow Effects
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists- Brutalist Bricks CD/LP
Liars- Sisterworld
Liars- Sisterworld Deluxe Ltd. Ed.
Ludacris- Battle of the Sexes CD/LP
Method Actors- This is Still It
Morning Benders- Big Echo CD/LP
The Pack- S/T LP
Pavement- Quarantine the Past: Grtst. Hits CD/LP
Pavement- Brighten the Corners LP
Pavement- Crooked Rain LP
Pavement- Slanted & Enchanted LP
Pavement- Terror Twilight LP
Pavement- Watery Domestic LP
Pavement- Wowee Zowee LP
Josh Rouse- El Turista
Titus Andronicus- Monitor CD/LP
Violent Soho- S/T

Thanks all!
xo Laurie's staff

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

New Releases 3/02

Busy day here, tons of great used CDs and LPs/7"s still to be put out over the next few days. Join us this Wednesday night 3/3 when our ol' pal Chuck Wren will be spinning the greatest 2 Tone and 2 Clone ska at Late Bar.
Borknagar - Universal
Clogs - The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton
Flogging Molly - Live at the Greek Theatre CD/DVD
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
John Hiatt - Open Road
Holmes Brothers - Feed My Soul
Jaguar Love - Hologram Jams
Plimsouls - Live: Beg Borrow & Steal 10/31/81
Rogue Wave - Permalight
Sarah Silverman Program - Songs From...
Shooter Jennings & Hierophant - Black Ribbons
Shout Out Louds - Work
These New Puritans - Hidden
Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas: Tropicalia Psych Masterpieces 1967-76

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Joanna Newsom LPs back in!

Just a little FYI... JOANNA NEWSOM 3xLPs are back in stock! Limited quantity, first come first serve!

For yesterday's full new-release list, just scroll down.

Also, we'd love to see you tonight at LATE BAR for our Mixtape Meltdown event: PROCESSION!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Busy new release and restock day here! We're temporarily out of the Joanna Newsom LP but we should have them back in first thing Wednesday 2/24.

Black Dynamite
Superjail Season 1

CDs and/or LPs
Alkaline Trio - This Addiction CD/LP
Blessure Grave - Judged by Twelve
Breeders - Fate to Fatal 12"
BT - These Hopeful Machines
v/a -
Bustin' Out New Wave to New Beat: The Post Punk Era 1979-1981
Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
Clem Snide - Meat of Life
Deadstring Brothers - Sao Paulo CD/LP
The Dials - Amoeba Amore LP
Eluvium - Smiles
Golden Triangle LP/CD
Jaga Jazzist - One Armed Bandit
Japanther - Rock N Roll Ice Cream LP
Leather Strip - Satanic Reasons:Very Best Of
Madlib - Medicine Show 2
Mako Sica - Dual Horizons LP
Essra Mohawk - Primordial Lovers
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me CD/LP
Quasi - American Gong
Rave-Ups - The Book of Your Regrets/Chance
Real Estate - Reality LP
Jack Rose - Luck in the Valley CD/LP
Screaming Jay Hawkins - Frenzy
She & Him - In the Sun 7"
Smoking Popes - It's Been a Long Day LP
Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox
Ali Farka Touré/Toumani Diabaté - Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
U.S. Girls - Go Grey LP
Rocky Votolato - True Devotion
Xiu Xiu - Dear God I Hate Myself
John Zorn - In Search of the Miraculous

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New 2/16: Field Music, Tindersticks, Thee Silver Mt Zion, Lightspeed Champion...


We spent all morning rearranging the layout to the store, so please keep in mind that we did NOT get rid of our CDs!! We just moved 'em to where the vinyl was, and all vinyl is now in the middle of the store. Exciting! Please, pardon our dust over the next few days while we continue to rearrange.

On to new releases....

Aziz Ansari- Intimate Moments
Olga's House of Shame
Puppetoon: The Movie

CD, LP, etc.
Ellen Allien- Watergate 05
Buzzcocks- Another Music In a Different... (2CD reissue)
Buzzcocks- Different Kind of Tension (2CD reissue)
Buzzcocks- Love Bites (2CD reissue)
Carolina Chocolate Drops- Genuine Negro Jig
Dum Dum Girls- Jail La La 7"
Everybody Was in the French Resistance- Fixing the Charts Vol. 1
Field Music- Measure
Blind Lemon Jefferson- I Want to be Like Jesus LP
Joe Pug- Messenger
Fela Kuti- Open Close/Afrodisiac (reissue)
Lightspeed Champion- Life Is Sweet Nice to Meet You
Scott Lucas & the Married Men- George Lassos the Moon
Midlake- Courage of Others LP
Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Friends- "Preservation": An Album to Benefit... CD/LP
Priestess- Prior to the Fire LP
Raekwon- Only Built for Cuban Lix Pt.4 LP
Ma Rainey- Those Dogs of Mine LP
Smoking Popes- It's Been a Long Day: Best Of
Thee Silver Mt Zion- Kollaps Tradixionale CD/2x10"
Tindersticks- Falling Down a Mount

Spoon, XX, Gil Scott-Heron, Sade, Crazy Heart Sdtk, Trouble In Mind 45s!!, Magnetic Fields, Los Campesinos "Romance is Boring" LP, lots more...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Hi all,

FYI: HUGE EVENT taking place Wednesday 2/10 (tomorrow) at LATE BAR ('s a Chinese New Years celebration and it will be a great time. Please come by any time after 9pm for some delicious specials and great music!

On to new releases...

Boobs: An American Obsession

CD, LP, etc.
Album Leaf- A Chorus of Storytellers LP
Breakaways- Walking out on Love LP (post-Nerves!)
Eels- End Times LP
Charlotte Gainsbourg- Irm LP
Gang Gang Dance- Gods Money LP (reissue)
Woody Guthrie- Folkways: The Original Vision LP
Hot Chip- One Life Stand (regular & deluxe + DVD)
Magnetic Fields- Realism LP
Massive Attack- Heligoland
Allison Moorer- Crows
Pierced Arrows- Descending Shadows LP
Sade- Soldier of Love
Gil Scott-Heron- I'm New Here
Yeasayer- Odd Blood CD/LP
You Say Party We Say Die!- XXXX The X Album

Midlake, Raincoats "S/T" LP, Fever Ray LP, Charlotte Gainsbourg CD, Surfer Blood "Astro Coast," The Heavy, Basia Bulat, La Roux & more!

xo Laurie's staff

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Hi folks!

TONS of great new product! Brave the snow with some great records...we've also got a great, fresh new selection of used LP new arrivals!

CD, LP, etc.
Album Leaf- Chorus of Storyteller
Bird Show Band- S/T
Brunettes- Paper Dolls
Chicago Underground Duo- Boca Negra
Citay- Dream Get Together
Clipd Beaks- To Realize
Glossary- Feral Fire
Joy Division- Complete Peel Sessions LP
Land of Talk- Fun & Laughter
Lil Wayne- Rebirth
Lindstrom & Christabelle- Real Life is No Cool LP
Robert AA Lowe & Rose Lazar- Eclipses LP
Major Stars- Return to Form CD/LP
Midlake- Courage of Others
Scout Niblett- Calcination of Scout CD/LP
Nothing People- Enemy With an Invitation 7"
Pit er Pat- Flexible Entertainer
Pierced Arrows- Descending Shadows
Priestess- Prior to the Fire
Red Krayola- Five American Portraits
Jack Rose- I Do Play Rock 'n' Roll LP
Soft Pack- S/T
Spacemen 3- Perfect Prescription LP
Spacemen 3- Performance LP
Spacement 3- Sound of Confusion LP
Spencey Dude & the Doodles- Flirting 7"
V/A- Cajun Swamp Rock
V/A- Freedom, Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz & the Civil Rights Mvmnt LP
V/A- Good God! Born Again Funk (Numero)
V/A- Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control
Yeasayer- Odd Blood CD/LP
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band- Between My Head LP
Rob Zombie- Hellbilly Deluxe 2

Animal Collective "Fall Be Kind" CD/12", Jacuzzi Boys "No Seasons" LP, Light on the South Side BK/LP (Numero), Magnetic Fields "Realism", Mickey "She's So Crazy" 7", Spoon "Transference" CD/LP, Beach House "Teen Dream" LP, "20 Years of Dischord" Box Set (new low price!), Animal Hospital LP, GG King "Drug Zoo" 7", Jim O'Rourke CD/LP, Real Estate LPs, Thee Oh Sees "Masters Bedroom" LP

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Releases 1/26! Magnetic Fields! Charlotte Gainsbourg! Numero Good God!

Howdy Friends! The cold and snow returns, and our furnace is kicking out heat quietly, so come on in and get some hot wax and warm up. VEEDEE takes over the Mixtape Meltdown at Late Bar tonight. Grab a Hot Toddy from Melissa or Kristine and groove with those guys.

Aziz Ansari - Intimate Moments
Michael Jackson - This is It
Mother, Jugs and Speed
Paris, Texas Criterion Collection

Basia Bulat - Heart of My Own CD/LP
Broken Bells - High Road 7"
Beach House - Teen Dream CD/LP
Cave In - Planets of Old CD w/DVD
The Cribs - Ignore the Ignorant
Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia
Destroy All Monsters - 1974-1976 3 CD Box
Four Tet - There is Love In You
Fucked Up - Couple Tracks CD/LP
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
Gang Gang Dance - God's Money LP
Good God! Born Again Funk (Numero Group)
Patty Griffin - Downtown Church
The Heavy - House that Dirt Built
Yuka Honda - Heart Chamber Phantoms
Michael Hurley - Ida Con Snock
Los Campesinos - Romance is Boring
The Magnetic Fields - Realism
Muse - The Resistance LP
Old Crow Medicine Show - Greetings from Wawa
Corinne Bailey Rae - Sea
Retribution Gospel Choir - 2 LP/CD
RJD2 - Colossus
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast LP/CD
V/A - Actionable Offenses

xo Laurie's staff

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Hey folks,

2010 new releases are starting to pile in! Pretty good week this week and we are WELL stocked. FYI: we have the new MOJO magazine, and Vampire Weekend "Contra" AND Final Fantasy/Owen Pallett "Heartland" are back in stock on both CD and LP.

And just a note: our weekly sponsored event at Late Bar (3534 W. Belmont) is tonight... it'll be a reggae soul party from 9pm to 4am! Hope to see you!

Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon
Nunsploitation Collection
Scooby's Laff-Olympics Vol. 1

CD, LP, etc.
Animal Hospita- Memory LP
Aziz Ansari- Intimate Moments for a Sensual...
Philip Cohran & the Artistic Heritage Ens- Spanish Suite
Cold War Kids- Behave Yourself
Editors- In This Light...
Eels- End Times
Electric Bunnies- Through the Magical Door LP
Josephine Foster- Graphic as a Star LP
Lindstrom & Christabelle- Real Life is No Cool
Mazzy Star- She Hangs Brightly LP (reissue)
Medication- This Town LP (HoZac!)
Meercax- S/T LP
Mickey- She's So Crazy 7" (HoZac!)
Myelin Sheaths- Do the Mental Twist 7" (HoZac!)
Nerve City- Red Tops 7" (HoZac!)
Oh No- Dr. Oh No's Ethiopium
Old Crow Medicine Show- Greetings from Wawa
On Fillmore- Extended Vacation LP
Jay Reatard- Blood Visions CD/LP (Fat Possum reissues!)
RJD2- Colossus
Clara Rockmore- Art of the Theremin LP (Mississippi Recs)
Doug Snyder & Bob Thompson- Daily Dance LP
Spoon- Transference CD/LP
Surfer Blood- Astro Coast
V/A- Crazy Heart Sdtrk.

Vampire Weekend, Final Fantasy/Owen Pallett, Woods "Songs of Shame," Zola Jesus "Spoils," TROJAN BOX SETS, Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk & Soul CD/LP, Bon Iver "For Emma" CD/LP, Erik B & Rakim "Follow the Leader" LP, Hollows LP, The Ex "30 Years" CD/LP, all Neutral Milk Hotel titles, Jacuzzi Boys "No Season" LP, New Order "Low Life" LP & lots more!

xo Laurie's staff

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Hi folks!

A very small amount of new releases this week! Also, we'd like to remind you to join us tomorrow night (and every Wednesday) at Chicago's hottest new nightspot, LATE BAR, for our Mix Tape Meltdown event! 9pm to 4am...tomorrow is the debut of SLOW THRILLS: shoegaze, psychedelic and ambient sounds & visuals! Check out!

Curse of the Swamp Creature

CD, LP, etc.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis- The Road (Original Score)
Coconut Coolouts- The Last Man... LP
Dr. Dre- Chronic LP
Final Fantasy- Heartland
Iggy & the Stooges- More Power LP
Jay-Z- Black Album LP
Van Morrison- TB Sheets (remaster)
Mos Def- Ecstatic LP
OK GO- Of the Blue Coulour of the Sky
Josh Ritter- Hello Starling LP
Shangri-Las- Leader of the Pack LP
Uncle Tupelo- Anodyne LP
V/A- Kim Fowley's Lost Treasures V. 1 LP
V/A- NO NEW YORK (pic disc) LP
V/A- Teenage Shutdown comp LPs
Vampire Weekend- Contra CD/LP
Laura Veirs- July Flame
Ween- The Pod
Junior Wells- Hoodoo Man Blues LP

All titles and all formats of Pavement, Belle & Sebastian, The Pixes & The National! Big Star LPs! Cold Cave "Love Comes Close" CD/LP! Black Flag LPs! Decline of Western Civilization Part 1 DVD! Grizzly Bear "Veckatimest" CD/LP! Obits "I Blame You" LP! Marked Men "Fix My Brain" LP! Tons more!

Thanks all!
xo Laurie's staff

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Laurie's staff Dj & VJ at LATE BAR Wednesday night!

We'll all be at La-la-late Bar Wednesday night, from 9pm to 4am, spinning visual and audio oddities! Come say hi, have some delicious beers or cocktails (or fabulous virgin drinks!), dance, chat, or just experience our new favorite place in Chicago! Can't wait to see you!

laurie's night @ Late Bar

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mix Tape Meltdown at LATE BAR!

We hope that everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend! We also want to truly thank all of our customers and friends for continuing to support us throughout 2009. In a time where many indie record stores are slowly dying, we are still holding steady...thanks to you!

We also want to remind you of a new weekly event that we are sponsoring!

Our very good friends, DJ Dave Roberts and Kristine (of Planet Earth fame), have just opened their own hot nightspot! Late Bar is at 3534 W. Belmont, and we will be hosting/curating/supporting Mix Tape Meltdown EVERY WEDNESDAY! Join us every week from 9pm to 4am, and enjoy a wide variety of DJs/music and visuals (plus a great dance floor)! Kristine and Laurie's own staffer, Melissa, bartend! The first Mix Tape Meltdown starts this Wednesday! We hope to see you there!

Follow up on Late Bar and Mix Tape Meltdown at any of these web presences:
Late Bar Website
Mix Tape Meltdown on Myspace
Mix Tape Meltdown on Facebook
Late Bar on Twitter
Mix Tape Meltdown on Twitter

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Hours!

Hi folks,

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all of our dear customers and friends! You still have some time to come by for last-minute shopping, if need be, we are VERY well stocked with cool and unusual items!

Our Holiday hours are:

Wednesday December 23: 10-10
Thursday December 24: 10-5ish (we'll close when you stop coming in!)
Friday December 25: CLOSED

Back to normal hours on Saturday!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Hi folks,

More new stuff rolling in just in time for Christmas! Keep in mind that we're still taking special orders (at no extra charge) in time for Christmas eve! Call or come by...

All Tomorrow's Parties
Robot Chicken Ssn 4

39 Clocks- Paint it Dark
Animal Collective- Fall be Kind EP
Gato Barbieri- In Search Of...
Emeralds- Solar Bridge
Group Bombino- Agadez V.2
Group Doueh- Treeg Salaam
Alicia Keys- The Element of Freedom
Knife World- S/T LP
Harry Partch- World of Harry Partch LP
Primitive Calculators- 79-82
Real Estate- S/T CD/LP
Telefon Tel Aviv- Immolate Yourself LP
V/A- Everybody Jive to the London Rock
V/A- High All The Time V.1
V/A- Legends of Benin
V/A- Music for Mentalists: Unexpected Sounds for the Conoisseur
V/A- Panama! 3 CD/LP
V/A- Piccadilly Sunshine: British Pop Psych V.1
V/A- Psychedelic Super Piotr
V/A- Siamese Soul
V/A- Singapore A-Go-Go
V/A- Thai Beat A-Go-Go CD/LP
V/A- Tumbele: Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds CD/LP
V/A- Women Blue: 16 Lost US Femvox Classics

Bomp! book, SHINDIG mag, UGLY THINGS mag, BUDDHA MACHINES, GRISTLEISM, Guru Guru "UFO" LP, Bonny Billy live LP, YETI bk/cd, Kraftwerk "Ralf & Florian" CD, Nigeria Special comps, Ghana Soundz comps, LOTS MORE!!

xo Laurie's staff