Wash Your Hands & Shop for Records

Hello, internet and music lovers! Kratz & CB here, after a long hiatus from posts. We wanted to let you know that we are following all the state’s and city’s orders for retail businesses during their crazy weird time, and we are washing our hands…a lot. We can’t thank you enough for your support and your patronage even through this pandemic.

Big News: our FULL STORE INVENTORY is now ONLINE! Click the “Shop Now” in the navigation, or head on over to shop.recordbreakerschi.com to look through our new & used vinyl, grab some Breakers merch, and browse other gifts & items. Never hesitate to drop us a line or send us a note if you have questions, requests, or want a special order.

Record stores aren’t the same without humans in them. We can’t wait to be back spinning and selling with you soon.

PHONE // 773-698-8387
EMAIL // hello@recordbreakerschi.com

Be safe and wash your hands,

Kratz & CB

Breakers In The News

Record Breakers has been making the rounds in Chicago media this week! Even Humphrey, our turtle mascot, got himself a few shout-outs.

The best record stores in Chicago (TimeOut Chicago)
Former Reggies record store Record Breakers is celebrating its move to Avondale this weekend (TimeOut Chicago)
Record Breakers, Former Reggies Vinyl Shop, Lands In Avondale (DNAinfo Chicago, Logan Square)

What’s New – July Releases

So everyone knows Breakers has a pretty nifty collection of previously-owned records – you can find anything from Parliament to Stan Getz to Thin Lizzy.  BUT we’ve also got all the new stuff for which you’ve impatiently been counting the days on the calendar :


Check out new releases for July – including Girlpool, Imagine Dragons, Charles Lloyd Quartet, the Sid & Nancy soundtrack “Love Kills,” and Sampha.


And what kind of record store would we be if we didn’t include new releases from local bands ? Come by, chat a bit and pick up your copy of “Errors” by Chicago’s own Absolutely Not.  Note : The Melvins double EP, “A Walk with Love and Death,” also released this month, is a worthy contender to be the next addition to your record collection.

Breakers is Moving

The rumors are indeed true.  Breakers is moving to a new home, a store front at 2935 N Milwaukee Ave in the Avondale neighborhood.  While the Breakers crew is busy gutting and rehabbing our new home, check back here (or better come and visit us in-store !) to see how things are going.  Thank you to Robby and the Reggies crew for the past ten years on the second floor of 2105 South State Street.  From all of us at Breakers – we’ll miss the shows downstairs vibrating the floors and the TACOS (like really really miss ’em). breakers_flyer