5405 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois | 773-944-0188 | Rattlebackrecords@gmail.com | MON-SAT: 11-7 SUN: 11-5

For your safety and ours...

Regardless of vaccination status, we are once again requiring masks to shop

Introducing the Rattleback Record Club

A monthly subscription service designed to help you build your collection and introduce you to new music!

Shop Rarities, Hidden Gems, and More!

Check out our rarities, special editions, hidden gems, and more through our Discogs store

Shop Rarities, Hidden Gems, and More!

Prefer eBay? Check out all of our hidden gems there!


A concert to benefit the Chicago Artists Relief Fund
Sun | July 05 | 6PM

We buy and sell all media.

If you’re looking to unload your old treasures, let us help you find good homes for them.

We will pay you cash for your used records, CDs, cassette tapes, and DVDs. Contact us to set up an appointment!

Rattleback Records is a unique music store offering a myriad selection of new and used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, movies and more.

You’ll also find everything you need to accessorize your music lounge, including vintage barware, books, posters and art prints. Our stock is continually changing, so be sure to shop our store early and often so as not to miss out on that hidden gem you’ve been searching for; or the one you didn’t even know you needed until you saw it!

Rattleback Records is the culmination of a lifelong love of music and vintage treasures. Be sure to stop in to the store to chat about your favorite artist, whether it’s the Grateful Dead, the Dead Kennedys, or Dead Can Dance. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Location and Contact

5405 N Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois

Order Your Gift Cards For the Holidays!

“Send a gift card straight to the music lover in your life!” 

Shop Online, Pre-order, Curate

We’ve streamlined our online shopping process! You can now: 

Shop Store Stock: Buy directly from our store stock. We’ll scour the bins to find exactly what you’re looking for, new or used!

Pre-Order: Secure that upcoming release you’ve been so excited for!

Curate: Wanna get into Jazz but don’t know where to start? Looking for “something in the vein of Slayer”? We’re happy to use our vast endless plethora of knowledge to curate a playlist of recommendations for you!

Use our Google form to submit your requests and we’ll email you an invoice to pay online. Orders can be picked up in-store or shipped directly to you. If you have submitted a request and have not hear back, please call the store directly for assistance.

*Free shipping for orders over $50. 

Broadtime Store

If you’re not in a rush, you can order new vinyl directly from our distributor. Old and new titles are available and will ship directly to you.

So far, I’ve been introduced to music I would never have found otherwise. It’s been exactly what I’ve been looking for.

— Matt S. 

It’s an excellent little surprise each month and the picks have been great so far!

— Josh H. 

I really appreciate that the records have gotten more and more tailored to my tastes as I have continued with the Record Club.  I really appreciate that y’all have taken feedback and adjusted based on learning more about what I’m into!

— Jibreel P. 

It’s fun to get a nice surprise opening the bags when we collect each month’s selection! So far we have enjoyed all the picks, and they have nicely added to the diversity and depth of our collection.

— Regan T. 

Please keep doing what you’re doing! You’re thoughtful picks and hard work have not gone unnoticed.

— Simon F. 

Love the selections this month! It’s so funny–our 3-year-old is obsessed with the Pixar movie Cars and we have it on repeat with Alexa. The thing is if you don’t say the word “soundtrack” you get the Gary Numan song, so we never get to listen to it because it’s not the “right one” according to her. We’re glad to see that song on the 80’s album!

— Meredith H.