New Arrivals – September

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  • We’ve got New York City gypsy-punks’ latest, “Seekers and Finders” from Gogol Bordello : good if you’re into punk but looking for a little something more eclectic.
  • Next up is California sisters, HAIM, and their sophomore album, “Something to Tell You” : more infectious pop-rock for your collection and post-relationship blues.
  • A restock of our generation’s most ambitious rapper (?) or at least the most willing to experiment with genre.  “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” – Kanye West.
  • Home-recording guru and lo-fi multiinstrumentalist, Ariel Pink’s third album : “Dedicated to Bobby Jameson.”
  • Kentucky alt-rockers who, if we didn’t know better, sound as if they’re from Manchester in the United Kingdom, Cage the Elephant’s, “Unpeeled.”
  • And finally, Paramore, which has gone electronic and 80’s synthpop on their latest album, “After Laughter.IMG_20170924_133243_253
  • New Releases and Old Favorites from Chicago’s own Drag City Records, including Royal Trux, Jim O’Rourke and new “Plum” from Wand and “Crew Licks” from Dead Rider.

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 :

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

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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