Tuesday, July 29

Free limited Spoon 10" with pre-order of They Want My Soul!

We just got a few of these limited Spoon 10"s! All you have to do is come in and pay for a copy of They Want My Soul and you get to take the 10" home right away at no extra charge! When the record comes out next week, just bring back your receipt and we'll hand your record. Prrrretty cool.

Empty Bottle Ticket Giveaways!


saki newsletter 7/29/14!

Heyyyy, how was your weekend? Did you come see Freak Happening with us or Cross Record at the Burlington on Friday? Did you go to Wicker Park Fest? Did you see our buds Santah, Diarreah Planet and Oshwa (or any of the other awesome bands on that lineup)? We hope you did! Did we see you there? Were we drunk? Oh man, so sorry about that...

No in-stores this weekend, but Morgan Sims is taking his show down on Sunday, so make sure you come check it out before then! See if you can find the Burger King logo... no one notices it at first. It's a surprise!

We'll also be announcing some Empty Bottle ticket giveaways real soon, so keep an eye out for those!

Ok, that's all for now! Make sure you check the weekly 20% off new release sale at the bottom. We have some good stuff from Trouble In Mind and local favorites, Circles for you!

Upcoming events:

Friday, August 8th @ 6pm 
Miles Jackson opening reception!

Friday, September 5th @ time TBA 
Opening reception of 'Drawing Makes Me Feel Good' by Mike Conway!

Saturday, September 20th @ 12pm 
BARO Records Showcase!

New releases:

Beck Song Reader - V/A CD
Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney - On The Waters Edge LP
Delay - Circle Change LP
Dezurik Sisters - Yodel and Sing their Greatest Hits LP
Hard Girls - A Thousand Surfaces LP
Hooray For Earth - Racy LP
Jungle - S/T LP
Krakatau - Water Near A Bridge LP (mixed colored vinyl)
Martha - Courting Strong LP
My Intention Is War: Trinidad Calypsos 1928-1948 LP
The Prodigy - The Singles: 1990 - 2005 LP
SBTRKT - Transitions 12"s I-III
Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty LP
Soft Walls - No Time LP (mixed colored vinyl)
Sun Kil Moon - Benji LP (black vinyl and yellow  vinyl!)
Swearin' - What A Dump 12" EP

Weekly new release sale:

This week we've got Krakatau, Soft Walls and Circles for 20% off!

Krakatau - Water Near A Bridge LP

Krakatau seemingly have their origins before recorded history, emerging from the primordial ooze and lurching towards your turntable like a creature out of Lovecraftian fiction. The guitar-less trio utilize organ, bass and drums to communicate their message crafting dense and heady tunes sprung from the seeds of improvisation and honed to perfection in the studio.




Soft Walls - No Time CD and LP

Brighton, UK's Dan Reeves is a busy guy. In addition to running his own label and playing in the band Cold Pumas, he also records under the moniker "Soft Walls". These 10 songs are meditations on the passing of time itself and the pre-concieved notions (both external and internal) of what you can and should be doing with it. Filled with avant-leaning psych drones, dreamy guitar ragas, motorik head-boppers, and pop tunes that shimmer enticingly, these are songs to get lost in; to discover and re-discover. Don't worry - there's plenty of time.

Circles - Shadowgraph LP

There's a refreshing purity to these recordings, a purity borne out of friendship and love of musical self expression done for its own sake. Featuring members of THE PONYS, RADAR EYES, FOOTBALL, and so many more, this purity of purpose shines through in a prismatic and jaunty guitar/organ driven swirl of pensive post-pop.

Weekly new release sale!

Each week saki will be offering a handful of new releases for 20% OFF! You can check the blog, Facebook, Twitter, or our newsletter, to find out which titles will be discounted. We'll choose 2-3 titles each week and they'll be discounted for their entire first week of release!

This week we've got Krakatau, Soft Walls and Circles!

Krakatau - Water Near A Bridge LP

Krakatau seemingly have their origins before recorded history, emerging from the primordial ooze and lurching towards your turntable like a creature out of Lovecraftian fiction. The guitar-less trio utilize organ, bass and drums to communicate their message crafting dense and heady tunes sprung from the seeds of improvisation and honed to perfection in the studio.




Soft Walls - No Time CD and LP

Brighton, UK's Dan Reeves is a busy guy. In addition to running his own label and playing in the band Cold Pumas, he also records under the moniker "Soft Walls". These 10 songs are meditations on the passing of time itself and the pre-concieved notions (both external and internal) of what you can and should be doing with it. Filled with avant-leaning psych drones, dreamy guitar ragas, motorik head-boppers, and pop tunes that shimmer enticingly, these are songs to get lost in; to discover and re-discover. Don't worry - there's plenty of time.

Circles - Shadowgraph LP

There's a refreshing purity to these recordings, a purity borne out of friendship and love of musical self expression done for its own sake. Featuring members of THE PONYS, RADAR EYES, FOOTBALL, and so many more, this purity of purpose shines through in a prismatic and jaunty guitar/organ driven swirl of pensive post-pop.

Friday, July 25

Ye Olde Freak Happening is tonight!

It's the last Friday of the month and you know what that means - FREAK HAPPENING is here! See you tonight at 7:30.

Just In (or back in stock) and 20% off for the rest of this week: Reigning Sound, Braid, Protomartyr, Hundred Waters and more!

That's right, everything pictured here is 20% off for the rest of this week, as well as everything that we posted as 'Just In' earlier this week too! We'll add more titles to the list tomorrow. Uhhhhh, you're welcome.


Wednesday, July 23

Just In (and 20% off this week): The Pitchfork Review #1-3!

Just got The Pitchfork Review #3 in today! It, along with numbers 1 and 2 are 20% off this week!

Anything else we add to the blog under the 'Just In' tag will also be 20% off this week, so keep checking here, or Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Tuesday, July 22

saki newsletter 7/22/14!

Hey, everyone! We are so wiped out from Pitchfork this weekend, but as always we had a great time and we enjoyed seeing some of you outside of the store for once! Oh, and the festival was cool too... WE GUESS. Seriously though, St. Vincent and Slowdive... woah.

Due to those extracurriculars we did not have time to film a vlogcatisode yet again... does anybody miss those? Should we keep doing them? Bueller?? We do have some awesome stuff coming up at the shop though. Freak Happening is this Friday and those goofy SOBs Nick and Goodrich have put together a whole renaissance faire for you! Just look at the poster down there! There may or may not be a centaur at the show! Please, please, someone dress up like it's a real renaissance faire... please. That would be THE BEST.

So, we'll see you all this Friday, right? Cool. Til' then.

Upcoming events:

Friday, July 25th @ 7:30pm
A Freak Happening Renaissance Faire featuring Charlie Bury, Nate Simmons, Andy Fleming, The Puterbaugh Sisters, Nick Rouley and Goodrich Gevaart!

Friday, August 8th @ 6pm
Miles Jackson opening reception!

Friday, September 5th @ time TBA
Michael Conway opening reception!

Saturday, September 20th @ 12pm
BARO Records Showcase!



New releases:

The Amazing Snakeheads - Amphetamine Ballads CD and LP
Bonny Billy and the Picket Line - Funtown Comedown
Neil Hamburger - First of Dismay LP
Hook and Anchor - S/T CD and LP
Hoopdreams - Dark Summer LP
I Hear The Devil Calling Me - V/A 7" (Drag City 'Record Store Day' release)
Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again LP
Kyuss - And The Circus Leaves Town LP
Kyuss - Blues From The Red Sun LP
Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley LP
Kyuss - Wretch LP
Mac Blackout Band - S/T LP
Dan Melchior und Das Menace - Hunger LP
OBN IIIs - Live in San Fransisco LP
Pavement - Demolition Plot J-7 7" (Drag City 'Record Store Day' release)
Pusswhip Banggang - Jambalaya LP
Royal Trux - Hero Zero 7" (Drag City 'Record Store Day' release)
Running - Frizzled 7"
White Fence - For The Recently Found Innocent CD, LP and cassette
The Yolks - Kings of Awesome LP
Matthew Young - Recurring Dreams LP

Weekly new release sale:

Each week saki will be offering a handful of new releases for 20% OFF! You can check the blog, Facebook, Twitter, or our newsletter, to find out which titles will be discounted. We'll choose 2-3 titles each week and they'll be discounted for their entire first week of release!

This week we're changing it up! Keep an eye on the blog, Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter. When you see us post a 'Just In' image, come on in and any album featured in that image will be 20% off. You can pick from any post throughout the week, good through next Monday night! We haven't done an 'Just In' posts yet this week, but be on the lookout. We'll be updating soon!

Weekly new release sale!

Each week saki will be offering a handful of new releases for 20% OFF! You can check the blog, Facebook, Twitter, or our newsletter, to find out which titles will be discounted. We'll choose 2-3 titles each week and they'll be discounted for their entire first week of release!

This week we're changing it up! Keep an eye on the blog, Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter. When you see us post a 'Just In' image, come on in and any album featured in that image will be 20% off. You can pick from any post throughout the week, good through next Monday night! We haven't done any 'Just In' posts yet this week, but be on the lookout. We'll be updating soon!

Friday, July 18

Just in: The Yolks, Joyce Manor, Amazing Snakeheads, Mike Cooper & Ought restocks + more!


Flatstock at Pitchfork Fest this weekend!

Nadine from Sonnenzimmer. She's the best.
While you're all enjoying this beautiful weather at Pitchfork Fest this weekend, make sure you check out Flatstock!

Flatstock is a print and show poster fest that features some of the best artists working today, many of whom have had exhibits at saki. Also they're 100% nice people over there, so go say hi and tell 'em we sent you!

Wednesday, July 16

Essential listening: Song Exploder

Song Exploder is a new-ish podcast from Hrishikesh Hirway (of the One AM Radio) that asks musicians to deconstruct one of their songs to show us how it was conceived, produced, orchestrated, etc. It sounds so simple, and really it is, but it's a truly fascinating podcast. We strongly recommend checking it out!

Some of best episodes are with Jimmy Tamborello (DNTEL, The Postal Service), Phil Elverum (The Microphones, Mount Eerie) and Jeff Beal (composer of the House of Cards theme song).

You can find out more at songexploder.net

Oh, and we discovered this podcast via the 99% Invisible design podcast, which is also a must hear!