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Record Breakers is at a new location!
Now calling Avondale home at
2935 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Come by and say hello to our turtle mascot, Humphrey. 🐢
Emmylou 🐶 might be behind the desk looking for a treat, too !

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Pre-Order / Buy

Wanna get your hands on new releases the day they come out, without worrying about other people beating you to the shop ?  Click the button below your album of choice for your copy.

Also, check out Record Breakers on Discogs.


Duo feat. Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby)

Tracyanne & Danny – Tracyanne & Danny

Pre-Order for Pickup at Record Breakers, 2935 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60618, beginning 25 May 2018. Limited edition, indie-only, single LP on opaque red vinyl. Includes bonus 7″ with “Baby’s Got it Bad” b/w “Can’t Get Over You” on black vinyl. Includes coupon for full download. Limited to 1,000 copies in the USA. UPC : 673855062709.



Tracyanne & Danny is a new collaborative project between singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby).  Tracyanne hails from Glasgow, Scotland. London-born Danny is based in Bristol, England.

Their paths first crossed in 2013 when introduced by mutual music industry pals. Tracyanne dug Danny’s Crybaby album (released on Helium Records) and invited him to open some Camera Obscura shows in the UK.  Mutual artistic respect led to the swapping of song ideas, but tentative plans to work together were set aside while Camera Obscura wrote, recorded, released, and promoted their fifth album Desire Lines.

Following the death of Camera Obscura’s Carey Lander, all band activity stopped. Time passed.  Tracyanne and Danny revisited the idea of collaborating.  A pool of songs were honed and crafted. On the suggestion of their manager (and Teenage Fanclub drummer) Francis Macdonald, they recorded at Clashnarrow, a studio in Helmsdale in the highlands of Scotland owned by the esteemed Edwyn Collins.


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Shows & Events

Many great in-store performances coming this summer.  Stay tuned for a full schedule.

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Record Breakers
2935 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618


Very pet friendly, we have treats! ♥

We’re also wheelchair accessible. √

Drop us a line if you have questions about:

  • Buying, selling, or trading used vinyl
  • Special orders
  • Anything else!

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About Us


Record Breakers started thirty years ago in 1988 as a suburb storefront in Hoffman Estates, IL.  In 2007, then-owner Robby Glick migrated Breakers to Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, where it took up residence on the second floor of Reggies – an all-in-one bar, concert venue, record store and rooftop bar.  After nearly 10 years at 2105 S. State St, Robby has passed the ownership torch to long-time employees Colin Brennan and Eric Kratz, and under this new ownership, Breakers has relocated once more to a brand new storefront home: this time on Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale.*

We buy, sell and trade used vinyl and cassettes, and offer up an impressive selection of band t-shirts, turntables and collectibles – band stickers, patches and posters.

Swing by Record Breakers to check out our collection of new and used vinyl, everything from Jefferson Airplane to Edith Piaf to Merle Haggard, as well as the new releases everyone’s talking about. Stay tuned for an upcoming monthly showcase featuring local bands in our all-ages space.

*Fun fact: Breakers is now in the space that once housed Blind Pig Records. Our space has a lot of creative history. Stop in and visit to learn more.

Colin “CB” Brennan

Currently Spinning:

The new WAND record, and Jerry Reed always. Oh, and WDCB 90.9.

Best venue to see a live show in Chicago:

Nothing feels more like home than Reggies and the Save More Lounge.

I play ______ in ________.


Beverage of choice:

Beer from ODell Brewing Co., from Ft. Collins, CO.

How I want to leave this Earth:

Mac ‘n cheese.

Eric “Kratz” Kratz

Currently Spinning:

Metz, Freakonomics, Oxbow, Lee Morgan.

Best venue to see a live show in Chicago:

Empty Bottle.

I play ______ in ________.


Beverage of choice:


How I want to leave this Earth: