Tone Deaf Records

Tone Deaf Records is an independent record store located in the lovely Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago. We carry new and used records, CD's, shirts, record cleaning kits, and other fun stuff for the vinyl junkie. We specialize in punk, metal, jazz, soul, indie, classic rock and a ton of other musical genres. We have been open since June of 2019 and look forward to your visit. Drop in and say hi when you are in the hood!

Tone deaf playlist

We thought it would be fun to share with all of you out there what we have been playing in the shop lately. We created a Spotify playlist with some of our faves of the last few weeks. It will be forever changing and updated so check back regularly. Everything in the playlist is for sale at the shop!!

Tone Deaf February 2023 Playlist

Tone Deaf Best Of 2022

Recent News 3/25/2023

Hope all is well with everyone. Spring is here and we are looking forward to some nice weather in the near while you wait here is some happenings around the shop. 


We have a new playlist for all ya!! Lots of good stuff coming out always, nicely packaged up for your perusal!! This might be our best one yet!!

March Spotify Playlist


We have an excellent ambient show this Sunday at 2:00 with some our favorite local acts that have played the shop before. Davi Music, Cinchel and RS Masters will be making some beautiful noise starting at 2:00 so come bliss out with us. We are also stoked to be hosting a record listening party next Friday the 31st. We will be partying with the Drag City folk while listening to the new JT IV album they unearthed. Next Friday starting at 7:00pm. Be there or be square. More info about both below. 

Open Books!!

We have partnered with one of our favorite local book shops, Open Books, as a book drop off location. If you are not familiar with Open Books, the are a string of non-profit Book Shops located in downtown, Pilsen and Logan Square that work with local community organizations on education, book donations and programs for underserved and under-resourced children in Chicago. We love the organization and the folks that work there. Bring your books by for donations!! 

Tone Deaf Tapes!!

Well we've been talking about it for a few months now, and it finally happened, we have two new releases on our Tone Deaf Tapes imprint. Both of these new tapes turned out soooo good and we are proud and honored to have been able to work with both artists.The tapes can be purchased from the links below

Tone Deaf Tapes

Tone Deaf Tapes Bandcamp

Prokharchin "Ardea Herodias" Cassette (TDT-003)

Ardea herodias is the debut release from Prokharchin. Analog synth bliss reminding us of 70's sci-fi soundtracks, Brian Eno and all your favorite thriftstore new age records. It's an amazing release. 

Prokharchin Bandcamp

Midnight Minds "Angsty Bodies" Cassette (TDT-004)

Chicago duo Midnight Minds drops a new release of their wonderful improvisational instrumental work. Incorporating guitar & violin over keyboards and laid back beats, its got a little drone, a little new age, a little psychedelic, but its all gorgeous, adventurous and soothing. Excellent stuff here folks!!

Midnight Minds Bandcamp 

Davi Music, Cinchel & RS Masters

JT IV "The Future" Record Release Party

Upcoming Events

March 26th (Sunday afternoon ambient show)
Davi Music
RS Masters

April 29th
Deep Tunnel Project

May 27th
Drone Day. Artists TBA

New Releases as of 3/25/2023