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 July 2022 Playlist

Tone Deaf June 2022 Playlist

Recent News 7/29/2022

A lot of big news over here at TDHQ. First off....

Anniversary Party!! Mark your calendars, Saturday Sept 24this our three year anniversary bash!! Live bands (Luggage, Lifeguard, Sick Day & Salisman), DJ's, booze, food, whatnot. We also will be having a record fair in the back during the party featuring local labels selling their goods. Drag City, International Anthem, Trouble In Mind just to name a few.  Its going to be LEGENDARY.....

Menstruatin' With Satan

We've teamed up with the Satanic Temple Illinois to serve as a collection center for menstrual products for those in need. We're collecting tampons, pads, and pantiliners which will be distributed through the Pilsen Food Pantry. This will be going on until the end of August!

Tone Deaf Tapes

We have officially kicked off our Tone Deaf Tapes offshoot. We are extremely excited about this project. We have our first two releases available for streaming via Bandcamp and will have tapes available in the next few weeks. Halve Maen Station is our good friend Costa doing some gorgeous and stunning guitar work, somewhere nestled between ambient and psychedelic, its an excellent release. The Pants is the ambient drone project by Tone Deaf Records owner Tony....trippy lush drone songs about UFOs. Check it out below

:Tone Deaf Tapes Bandcamp


We have a new Tone Deaf spotify playlist for the month of August. Its got a bunch of our favorite tracks that we've been featuring at the shop this month. All new releases (a few reissues) and it slays. Check it our below:

Tone Deaf August Spotify Playlist

Don't forget about our July playlist! That one rules as well!

Tone Deaf July Spotify Playlist

A bunch of new arrivals this week...See below for the whole shebang!!

Upcoming Events!!!

Hellriegel/Maneaters/Dangus Tarkus

Upcoming Events

Saturday Sept 17th


Saturday September 24th

Three Year Anniversary Party
Sick Day

Saturday Oct 15th

Cel Ray
Primitive Teeth

New Releases as of 8/7/2022