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November 17 Mixtape

November 17 Mixtape

We thought maybe you could use some new tunes for your autumnal soundtrack. Because this is where we are at in the year, that precious time where greenery is yellowing, gourds are aplenty, and you can use 'autumnal' as an adjective to describe just about anything. 

Next week, Chicago favorite Angel Olsen is dropping her new album Phases and we'll have copies for you (in olive green vinyl, because we love specialty vinyl). Those boys in Whitney are also putting out a record, Light Upon the Lake: Demo Recordings including de-mixed versions of songs you love, and some you haven't heard, but certainly will love. 

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On our autumnal walks to and from Clark & Adams or on our turntables in our homes, these are the tunes that make us slow down a bit and enjoy what fall in the Midwest has to offer.

April 17 Mixtape

April 17 Mixtape

The sun's out in Chicago, which means it's time to grab a book and head to your favorite outdoor reading spot, because literature needs fresh air, too! We've got a playlist of tunes to accompany on your walk.

Since it's National Poetry Month, we're offering 20% off all Artifice and Curbside Splendor Poetry titles throughout April! Get titles such as Barry Giffard's New York, 1960 and Daniela Olszewska's Citizen J

For those auditory readers, we've got fonograf editions albums in! Check out these unique readings from esteemed poets Eileen Myles and Rae Armantrout. 

We aren't open for the official Record Store Day, but we are taking 10% off ALL records Friday April 21st! Get albums from JagjaguwarHoZac RecordsThrill Jockey RecordsMaximum PELTNumero GroupDrag City Records, and many more!

February 17 Mixtape

February 17 Mixtape

By now you’ve probably come down from your conversation heart sugar overload and realized the commercialism that is Valentine’s Day is passé and you’ve told yourself that next Valentine’s Day you’re not going to fight over elbow room with neighboring couples and dish out too much money for an ounce of beef tartar, especially when the vegetarian options looked immensely better during your eight bites of your eight course meal.

Next year, stay at home, put on a record, crack open a bottle of wine, and cook something special for someone special: a lover, a friend, your dog walker, whoever you care about.

This month we’re sampling the soundtrack for that meal. And we may or may not have thrown in a handful of tunes that aren’t as much on the lovey-dovey side of the spectrum, because what brings people closer than a little emotional teardown? Get swept up in Bon Iver’s new album 22, A Million, or come down with his drummer, S. Carey’s stripped-down EP Supermoon. Put on an upbeat front with La Sera’s Music For Listening To Music To, while basking in their subtly crushing lyrics, a la Morrissey style. Then while you’re contemplating if you cooked the mussels long enough, or you should have skipped the cream in your carbanara so you’re not left with some sort of milk and noodle soup, flip over Dan Rico’s Endless Love to that B-side and let his “Casual Feeling” take those worries away, at least for a little while.