Sunday, April 19

Remaining RSD Titles!

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for RSD! We hope you enjoyed yourselves and all the bands that played (thanks bands)! Special thanks to Dark Matter Coffee, Dante's Pizza, Rob Karlic Photography, and The Burlington for all the SWAG.

In case you're wondering (and we know you are), here's a list of remaining RSD titles! This list is subject to change as the week goes on, and we'll try to update it, but feel free to call us to double-check as we only have one copy left of a lot of these...

Ad Libs - You'll Always Be In Style/Boy From New York 7"
Amanaz - Africa LP
Animals - Animals No. 2 EP 10"
Animals - We're Gonna Howl Tonight LP
Armstrong, Billie Joe - Live Freaky! Die Freaky! 7"
At the Gates - Gardens of Grief LP
Atkins, Chet - My Brother Sings LP
Atreyu - So Others May Live 7"
Autumn Defense - S/T LP

Avicii - Days/Nights Remix EP LP
Barrett, Syd/R.E.M. - Side by Side 7"
Baseball Project/Minus 5 - Redeyed In Austin LP 
Beck, Jeff - Tallyman 7"
Bee Gees - Extended 12"
Better Than A Thousand - Just One LP 
Bis - I Love Bis LP 
Black Keys/Junior Kimbrough - Meet Me in the City 7"
Blue Mountain Eagle - S/T LP
Blue Oyster Cult - Bad Channels OST LP
Blunt, Doug Hream - Gentle Persuasion (Remix) LP 
Bob Moses - All in All LP
Boss Kong - Humans Soundtrack Vol. 2 7"
Bowie, David/Tom Verlaine - Kingdom Come 7"
Brass Tacks - Just The Facts (15th Anniversary Edition) LP
Bronxxx/Tubuloids - International Skaterock Split LP
Built to Spill - Untethered Moon LP
Built to Spill - Untethered Moon CD
Camera Shy - Crystal Clear 7"
Candlemass - Live LP
Carcass - Choice Cuts LP
!!! - All U Writers/Gonna Guetta Stomp LP
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else Remixes LP
Clutch - From Beal Street To Oblivion (Special Edition) LP
Cobra Skulls - Live At The BBC 7"
Comeback Kid - Rain City Sessions 10"
Cotton, James - Cut You Loose! LP
Country Joe and the Fish - Together LP 
Crispy Ambulance - Compulsion LP
Crooks On Tape - In The Realm of The Ancient Minor LP
D Generation - Queens of A 10"
Death By Stereo - If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die LP
Deathwish - Out For Blood LP
Deep Purple - Black Night 7"
Devil Wears Prada - South of the City 7"
Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love LP
Doors - Strange Days LP
Dott and Night School - Carousel 12" EP 
Dunlap, Slim - The Old New Me/Times Like This LP
Earle, Steve/Robert Johnson - Terraplane Blues 10"
Electric Century - S/T 10" EP
ESG - Moody 12" EP
Everly Brothers - 15 Everly Hits LP
Everymen - Spaceship Opening 7"
Fame, Georgie - RnB From The Camden Theatre LP 
Fanfare Ciocarlia - G-Flux vs Fanfare Ciocarlia 7"
Feathers, Charlie - S/T 10"
Field Music - Music For Drifters LP 
Filthy Thieving Bastards - Our Fathers Sent Us LP
Finn, Liam - Nihilist Demos 10"
Five Or Six - Cantame Esa Cancion Que Dice, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah LP
Flaming Lips - Bad Days 10"
Flaming Lips - Brainville 10"
Flaming Lips - This Here Giraffe 10"
Fool's Gold - Flying Lessons LP
Fourty Martyrs - Armenian Chanting From Aleppo LP
Fuller, Curtis - Blues-Ette LP
Futurebirds/T. Hardy Morris - split 7"
Gallagher - Best of Gallagher LP
Gameface - Every Last Time LP
Getz, Stan and Joao Gilberto - Selections from Getz/Gilberto '76 10" 
Giant Sand - Valley of Rain LP
Gibbs, Joe - African Dub Chapter Two LP
Girl Band - Early Years LP
Gods - Genesis LP
Grandmaster Flash/Stiff Little Fingers - Side By Side 7"
Guided By Voices - Do The Collapse LP
Hagerty-Toth Band - Qalgebra LP
Half Japanese - Volume 3: 1990-1995 LP 
Hawkwind - S/T LP
Heartbreakers - Live At Max's Kansas City (Volumes 1 and 2) LP
Heldon - Live in Paris 1976 LP
Herman's Hermits - Blaze LP
Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever LP
Hundred Waters - Cavity Flexi Disc 7"
Hutch and Kathy - S/T LP (The Thermals)
Icebird - Abandoned Lullaby LP
Icky Blossoms - Living in Fiction 7"
Ides of Gemini - Carthage 7"
Indio Bravo - Breakdown 7"
Insurgence DC - Poison Profits 7"
Islander - Violence and Destruction LP
Interpol - Everything Is Wrong 7"
Ivy - Guestroom LP
Jett, Joan and  the Blackhearts - Flashback LP 
Jib Kidder - In Between 7"
Jones, Sharon and Dap-Kings - Little Boys With Shiny Toys 7"
Kasher, Tim and Chris Farren - You Be Me For A While 7"
Keen, Robert Earl - Gringo Honeymoon LP 
Kid Cudi - Satellite Flight: Journey to the Mother Moon LP
Kinane, Kyle - I Liked His Old Stuff Better LP
Koes Barat - S/T LP
Kozelek, Mark - What's Next To The Moon LP
Leave the Planet - Sarah, Where Are You Going? 7"
Lee, Alvin - Still On The Road To Freedom LP
Lee, Ben - Big Love 7"
Lindsay, Arto - Encyclopedia of Arto LP 
Lord Sitar - S/T LP
Mad Parade - Underground 7"
Mae - Destination: B-Sides LP
Malin, Jesse - Hardcore Feeling 10"
Marley, Bob - So Much Things To Say: Bob Marley Interviews LP
Master Musicians of Joujouka - Into the Ahl Srif LP
Mavericks - Mono LP
May, Brian - Day After Halloween (1980 OST) LP
May, Brian - Patrick (1979 OST) LP
May, Brian - Thirst (1979 OST) LP
MC Lyte - Legend LP
McCartney, Paul - Family Way OST LP
Merzbow and Xiu Xiu - MERZXIU LP
Midlake - Live In Denton, TX LP 
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Question The Answer LP
Muro, Don - As Long As I've Got You 7"
Musselwhite, Charlie - Stand Back! LP
Nelson, Willie - Teatro LP
New Madrid - Dawn Teeth Rattling LP
Newsom, Joanna, Devendra Banhart and Vetiver - The Family Jams Book/DVD
No. 2 - No Memory LP
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton cass
Oates, John - Close 7"
OFF! - Live From the BBC 10"
Of Montreal - Snare Lustrous Doomings LP

Okkervil River - Sleep and Wake Up Songs LP 101ers - Elgin Avenue Breakdown LP
Onyeabor, William - Atomic Bomb Remix 12"
Charlie Parker - The Charlie Parker Story LP
Parks, Tess and Anton Newcombe - Cocaine Cat 10"
Parsons, Gram/Lemonheads - Side By Side 7"
Parton, Dolly - Grass Is Blue LP
Pastorious, Jaco - Anthology: Warner Bros. Years LP
Path of Resistance - Who Dares Wins LP
Pearlfishers - Strange Underworld of the Tall Poppies LP
Pele - Elephant LP
Phoenix Foundation/Eyelids - Split 7"
Poison Idea - Just To Get Away/Kick Out The Jams 7"
Pop Group - Versions Galore 12" EP
Power Glove - EP1 LP
Procol Harum - Homburg 7"
Publicist UK - Original Demo Recordings 7"
Pujol and Meth Dad - Relive at Queen Ave Lathe Cut 5"
Pullman - Turnstyles and Junkpiles (Reissue) LP
Pullman - Viewfinder (Reissue) LP
Pulp - Dogs Are Everywhere LP
Rainbow Ffolly - Sallies Forth LP
Ride - OX4: The Best of Ride LP
Rise Against - Eco-Terrorist In Me 7"
Rivers, Joan - The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album CD

Robinson, Chris Band - CRB RSD 15 CD
Rick Ross - Maybach Edition LP
Rubaiyats/John Williams and The Tick Tocks - Omar Khayyam/Do Me Like You Do Me 7"
Rundgren, Todd, Lindstrom, Emil Nikolaisen - Put Your Arms Around Me LP
Saints - Eternally Yours LP
Shoes - Primal Vinyl LP
Siday, Eric - Sound of Now LP
Simon and Garfunkel - Homeward Bound 7"
16 Horsepower - Folklore (Reissue) LP
16 Horsepower - Olden (Reissue) LP
Sloan - Alternates 12" EP
Small Faces - Afterglow of Your Love 7"
Social Distortion - S/T LP
Springsteen, Bruce - The Wild, Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle LP
Springsteen, Bruce - The River LP
Springsteen, Bruce - Born In The USA LP
Springsteen, Bruce - Nebraska
Springsteen, Bruce - Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ LP
Springsteen, Bruce - Born To Run LP
Springsteen, Bruce - Darkness On The Edge Of Town LP   
Stack Waddy - Bugger Off 2 LP
Sugarhill Gang - Best Of Sugarhill Gang LP
Sun Ra - Calling Planet Earth LP
Supergrass - Sofa (Of My Lethargy) 7"
Swift, Richard - Ground Trouble Jaw LP
Taylor, Maria - 11:11 LP
Taylor, Maria - Lynn Teeter Flower LP
Temples - Mesmerize Live EP LP
Thorburn, Nick - Original Music From Serial LP
Thorogood, George - George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers LP
Tokumaru, Shugo - L.S.T. LP
Tokumaru, Shugo - Night Piece LP
Tomorrow - S/T LP
Tove Lo - Truth Serum EP 10"
24 Gone - Spin LP
Twin Peaks - In The Morning (In The Evening) 7"
Tyler, William - Deseret Canyon (Reissue) LP

Unity - You Are One EP 7"
Used - Shallow Believer LP
U2 - Songs of Innocence LP
Utopia 2 - OST (Cristobal Tapia de Veer) LP
Vampire Weekend - Step 12"
Venetian Snares - Winter In The Belly of A Snake LP
Venom - From the Very Depths LP
Warwick, Dionne/Stranglers - Side By Side 7"
Watson, Doc and Merle Watson - Ballads from the Gap LP
Wedding Present - Meet Cute/Journey Into Space (Welsh Versions) 7"
Weepies - Sirens LP
West Bridge Band - Kibera Esbera LP
Wilson, Cassandra/Billie Holiday - You Go To My Head 10"
Winter, Johnny - Live Bootleg Series Vol. 4 LP
Winter, Johnny - It's My Life, Baby
Wilson, Brian - Right Time/Sail Away 7"
Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles LP
Young, Larry - In Paris: The ORTF Recordings 10"
Young the Giant - Mirrorball 10"
Zappa, Frank - 200 Motels 7"
V/A - BARSD15 10"
V/A - Continuum 7" (Jamie XX, Four Tet, Koreless, John Talbot)
V/A - Creation Artifact 45 7" Box Set
V/A - Down Beat Special 7" Box Set
V/A - I'm Here - Soundtrack to The Short Film by Spike Jonze LP
V/A - Live From High Fidelity: Best Of The Podcast Performances Vol. 2 LP
V/A - Lows In The Mid Sixties Vol. 54: Kosmic City LP
V/A - Music To Drink Beer To presented by Dogfish Head LP 
V/A - Next Life LP
V/A - On-U Journey Through Time and Space 10"
V/A - Orange Is The New Black soundtrack LP
V/A - Polyvinyl 4-Track Single Series Vol. 1 LP
V/A - R and B Hipshakers Vol. 3 LP
V/A - Rock and Roll Is A Beautiful Thing LP
V/A - Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove Vol. 2 LP
V/A - Rough Guide To Psychedelic Cambodia LP
V/A - Rough Guide To Psychedelic India LP
V/A - Rough Guide To Psychedelic Salsa LP
V/A - Sessions '64 10"
V/A - Soho Scene 62: Jazz Goes Mod LP
V/A - Sons of Anarchy: Songs of Anarchy Vol. 2 and 3 LP 
V/A - Texas Soul 64 LP
V/A - Thai Pop Spectacular (1960s-1980s) LP
V/A - Truth and Soul Forecast 2015 10"
V/A - When I Reach That Heavenly Shore LP Box Set

Thursday, April 16

Brightest Young Things Chicago Wants YOU!

saki's own Matt Byrne is helping with the launch of the Chicago branch of Brightest Young Things, a DC/NYC based arts & culture website. Thing is, in order to start getting things going, they need a base level of mailing list subscribers to receive their weekly event roundup, picking out the most exciting/interesting things happening in the city during the following week.

They don't sell email addresses to advertisers or spammers and unsubscribing is easy if you ever decide you don't want to hear from BYT anymore.

If you're interested, here's a link to sign up, thanks a lot!

To ensure this post isn't completely self-serving and gross, I've embedded a great video of an empanada truck driving very slowly, yelling nonsense into a neighborhood in Mexico.

Tuesday, April 14

saki newsletter 4/14 RECORD STORE DAY!

Record Store Day, Record Store Day, Record Store Day! You'd think that would have gotten it out of our system, but no, we just can't shut up about it. We've been highlighting all of our RSD performers in past newsletters and we will continue that series with our final two bands of the day, Supreme Nothing and The Sueves, but first let's talk about some other important stuff!

Number one, Record Store Day will be doubling as the opening reception for our April art show with Rob Karlic and Mac Blackout! Rob and Mac will be displaying their work on our walls, but more importantly they will have a photo booth set up in the store so you can take pictures with all your RSD loot! 

Number two, we think everyone knows the deal by now, but we figured it would be wise to reiterate a few ground rules for RSD. We won't hold RSD releases for customers. They will be sold first come, first served, and only one of each release per customer. AFTER Saturday, we can sell you as many copies as you want of any RSD leftovers, but we still won't keep holds until the following week. Sorry, this is just the best way to make sure that everyone gets a fair shot at their RSD wish list.

Number three, you can see our complete list of in-stock RSD items on our blog. The list is still not finished. We're still getting RSD stock in, and we will most likely continue to receive new stock up until Friday afternoon. When you come in on RSD, we will have the list posted near the front of the store. It will not include quantities or prices, and we will not necessarily be perfectly up to date as the day goes on. We will try to cross things off as they run out, but we make no guarantees. This list is just a handy guide that we compile to help answer some of your questions.

Last but not least, we'd like to tell you a little about our last two performers on RSD. If you'd like to now more about our first four acts of the day (Cheap Girls, Advance Base, Oshwa and Sleeping Bag) you can check out our previous newsletters (in your inbox, or on the saki blog).

RSD staff picks!

Man, there's a lot of stuff on that RSD list... here's our thoughts on a few of the titles that we're buying for ourselves on Saturday!

Adam's RSD picks...

Stack Waddy - Bugger Off 2 LP

Stack Waddy were a British blues-rock band at a time when there were probably too many of them. Sure, there's Clapton, and John Mayall, and Peter Green, but none of them had the balls of Stack Waddy. Bugger Off 2 is full of outtakes from the sessions that brought their most well known album, 'Bugger Off.' Of course, I could just tell you that John Peel LOVED this band, and that should be enough.
Bardo Pond - Is There A Heaven? 12"

I'll buy anything that Bardo Pond puts out. You're not me, I get it, but this is maybe the only way that you should try and be like me. This is the third installment in Bardo's 12" series for RSD. On each 12" they cover two of their favorite songs, re-imagining the likes of Funkadelic, Pharoah Sanders, Brian Eno, The Velvet Underground, and now Bryan Ferry and Albert Ayler. It's amazing and very limited and you need it.
Lows In The Mid Sixties Vol. 54: Kosmic City Part 2 LP

Psych-garage soul stompers straight out of Kansas City! These are a bunch of lesser-known no-hit wonders that Numero Group have compiled for us all in one, very cool looking compilation. There are some great originals, and a bunch of worthwhile covers in here. If nothing else, people will see this one on your shelf and just think it LOOKS cool, which it does, because Numero always does a great job.

Wonderland Philharmonic - Shogun Assassin OST LP

This is a weird one, but a must-have. If you're aware of Shogun Assassin, it's most likely because of GZA's Liquid Swords, or the Kill Bill movies, but this, the movies original soundtrack is a classic in its own right. It was produced by Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and The Raiders W. Michale Lewis of Rinder and Lewis. Much like the movie itself, the soundtrack is mash-up of Eastern themes and modern (at the time) American electronic music. It also comes with a huge movie poster!  
Guided By Voices - Do The Collapse LP

You could ignore every other track on here and just play 'Teenage FBI' on repeat and it would still be worth it. I'm not saying you SHOULD do that, but you could. That song is perfect, and the rest of this record is almost as good.
Brenton Wood - Oogum Boogum LP

'Oogum Boogum' and 'Gimme Little Sign' are two of the best soul/dance tracks ever put to wax. Fans of Al Green and Syl Johnson, don't forget to pick this one up!



Nick's RSD picks... 

Trojan - Rude Boy Rumble
Trojan is finally starting to sell more vinyl, with limited selections culled from their CD box sets that came out several years ago. This one was compiled just for RSD and contains some seriously choice cuts! If you've ever thought "I want to get into reggae, but I don't know where to start" then this is the comp for you! A bunch of essential artists on this one. GET IT!

Pretty Things - Pretty Things EP 7"
This reissue fucking rips! Four scorching tracks sure to inspire you to get zorched.

Kyle Kinane - I Liked His Old Stuff Better LP Former local boy done good! Sure it's just my opinion, but I'd say that Kyle is one of the top comedians you can see live today. Comedy is all about the live experience, but his past out puts have held their own. Dude went from playing in a ska band at the Fireside Bowl to his current gig as the voice of Comedy Central. Skank on that pickle, suckers! If you see this make sure to pick it up, pick it up.


Metallica - No Life Til Leather Cassette
HOLY SHIT, this is the one I've been waiting for! Sure it's a tape and sure it's demo tracks, but that doesn't stop it from being the best bay area thrash recordings of all time. I've only really been able to hear bootlegs online before and paying $400 for an original isn't very mesh, so owning a physical copy is a a must for those who long to bang their heads.

Trey Anastasio Band - Bounce / Never 7"
In all honestly, I don't care about the music on here whatsoever. I think you should buy a copy just so you and your granola eating friends can have a super limited edition frisbee to throw around at the final Dead shows when you're tailgating at Soldier Field later this year. If you can afford those tickets, then the fee here is chump change. RIP Jerry!

Tuesday, April 7

saki newsletter 4/7/15!

Nothing too crazy to report this week - just a small, but very strong batch of new releases, including Toro Y Moi, the re-release of Mitski's Bury Me At Makeout Creek on Don Giovanni, and a new one from Weed. We'll also be at the CHIRP Record Fair this Saturday! Other than that we're gonna get right back to RECORD STORE DAY. 

Last week we announced the day's lineup and offered some info on our first two scheduled performers of the day, Cheap Girls and Advance Base. If you're not already acquainted with those bands, go back and check that out. We think you'll love them as much as we do. So, here, again, is the full lineup, followed by more info on our 3rd and 4th performers of the day, Oshwa and Sleeping Bag!

1pm - Cheap Girls (acoustic)
2pm - Advance Base
3pm - Oshwa (Alicia solo)
4pm - Sleeping Bag
5pm - Supreme Nothing
6pm - The Sueves 

Friday, April 3

JUST IN: More Recent Restocks and New Arrivals!

More great stuff to add to the list from yesterday! Peruvian funk, soul, and psych, Morricone soundtracks, James Blackshaw, Punk 45 comps. and more!

Thursday, April 2

JUST IN: Recent Arrivals and Restocks!

Reissues of Cave In and Paul Westerberg, plus the new Lightning Bolt, Broken Water, and restocks of Gorillaz, Anika, Flamin' Groovies, Amps, Implodes, and more!

Wednesday, April 1

Jake's Pick of the Week: The Melton Brothers Band - Livin' in the City

This is the first and only release from The Melton Brothers Band, Livin' in the City.  It has all the makings of a great soul record: soaring vocals, keyboard workouts, and addicting boom-bap that simply makes you want to move. A must have for anyone with ears to listen to it.

Tuesday, March 31

saki newsletter 3/31/2015!

Today's the big day, folks! Not only do we have a killer batch of new releases, but we're also announcing our Record Store Day in-store lineup! First, we'd like to take a second to thank all the comics, and everyone else who came out for Freak Happening on Friday night. Freak Happening is one of the best comedy shows in the city in our eyes. It's been running for a little over a year now and we're still so pleased to see the crowds that come out to support the amazing show that Nick and Goodrich are able to throw together. Thank you!

Ok, now let's get to it. Those of you who have followed saki these past several years are probably already aware that we host an in-store marathon on RSD each year. Every year we panic and think that we're not going to be able to pull down a lineup that will stack up to previous years, and every year we're amazed to watch it all fall into place just in time. Some might call it hard work, we know it's just dumb luck. So, here it is, our lineup for RSD 2015:

1pm - Cheap Girls (acoustic)
2pm - Advance Base
3pm - Oshwa (Alicia solo)
4pm - Sleeping Bag
5pm - Supreme Nothing
6pm - The Sueves

For more info on our RSD festivities, keep an eye on our RSD page, as we will add new info there first! We may even have one or two more special in-stores and other details to announce.

For those of you who may not be aware of some of the bands on our RSD lineup, we're going to do a feature on 2 of them in the newsletter each week. Let's start with Cheap Girls and Advance Base!

Friday, March 27

Adam's Pick of the Week: The Notations - Still Here 1967-1973

Many of these songs have been featured on previous Numero releases, but this is the first vinyl compilation devoted solely to The Notations.

For fans of The Impressions and Curtis Mayfield's early solo outings, this one will hit the spot. The group was recorded by Syl Johnson and Mayfield himself. Although none of the latter's work appears on this collection, there is a cover of The Impressions' "I've Been Trying," which is the track that brought about their later collaborations with the soul legend.

If flawless early 70's production isn't enough for you, singer Clifford Curry's signature yelps will do the trick. Just listen to Curry's distinctive delivery on "I'm Still Here" below. How can you resist?

Wednesday, March 25

Sir Richard Bishop ticket giveaway!

We've got one more pair of tickets to give away for Sir Richard Bishop's upcoming show at Consellation (4/4). The next person to purchase Tangier Sessions gets them!

Tuesday, March 24

Metro guest list spots available!

We've got some more guest list spots to give away courtesy of Metro! Stop in ASAP to claim these. They won't last long!

Foxygen 4/9
Twin Shadow 4/10
Built To Spill 5/30

saki newsletter 3/24/15!

Great news, everyone: FREAK HAPPENING is this week! That's right, this is the last week of the month, which means this Friday is the last Friday of the month, which means FREAK HAPPENING. Can you tell we're trying to get you to come to FREAK HAPPENING? COME TO FREAK HAPPENING ALREADY. This month we've got Charlie Bury, David Drake and Sonia Denis along with (we're sure) some other surprises. See you Friday!

This is also the last week to come check out Justin Santora's screenprints at saki. You can see a few of our favorites below, but trust us, you want to see it all. Justin is a supremely talented man, and a real sweetheart to boot!

We're also still getting ready for the behemoth that is RECORD STORE DAY. It's on April 18th this year. We'll be opening the doors at 9AM. If you have any questions beyond that, we'd like to direct you to our RSD page on the saki blog. There is not that much info there yet, but there will be soon. Keep checking!

Keep on reading for other info, including staff picks, the weekly 20% off new release sale, ticket giveaways and new releases!

 Only a few more days to see Justin Santora's amazing work on our walls!

Not much new stuff this week, but we did get some nice restocks!

 We got a shipment with a bunch of damaged items. They were too good to return, and the damages are only cosmetic, so we put them out at a DEEP discount. Check the used vinyl section next time you're in!

 Nick and Adam stopped by Slippery Slope last Wednesday for their monthly Record Store Night!

Gilda and Bill T's are back in stock with a full run of sizes!

Saki hats are cool AND they keep your head warm. 

Upcoming events:

Friday, March 27th @ 8pm
Freak Happening!

Saturday, April 18th
Record Store Day!

New Releases:

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit LP/CD
Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen LP
Bjork - Vulnicura CD
Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home LP
Christian Death - Catastrophe Ballet LP
Christian Death - Ashes LP
Clark - Flame Rave LP
Common - Like Water For Chocolate LP
Dead Rider - New End b/w Uncomfy 7"
Eartheater - Metalepsis CD/Cas
Everything Is Terrible - Legends DVD
The Goodbye Party - Silver Blues LP
Goodly Thousands - Sunshine Hair EP 7"
Freddie Hubbard - Blue Spirits LP
Carl Hultgren - Tomorrow LP
Implodes - Reverser LP
Jeff the Brotherhood - Wasted On The Dream LP
Lightning Bolt - Fantasty Empire CD
Liturgy - The Ark Work LP/CD
Laura Marling - Short Movie LP
Myrrors - Arena Negra LP/CD
Sonny Rollins - Volume One LP
Wayne Shorter - Night Dreamer LP
Silence - S/T LP/CD
Frederick Michael St. Jude - Gang War CD
The Staple Singers - Freedom Highway Complete LP
Thin Lizzy - Fighting LP
Van Pelt - Imaginary Third LP
Williams Shift - We Were Wonderers CD
Yeesh - No Problem LP
Zu - Cortar Todo CD

20% off this week:

Robyn was our only employee who made it to SXSW this year. She picked a few of her favorite bands who played the festival, or as she puts it, "Bands I saw at SXSW that I can remember and that we have in stock."

Staff picks of the week:

Adam's Pick of the Week: Famous L. Renfroe - Children

There isn't a ton of verifiable info available about Famous L. Renfroe, or this, his sole album as far as I know. It seems that Renfroe recorded most of, if not all, of the record himself, and it shows. The arrangements are sparse, and the backing vocals are almost comically overdubbed.

If you like your gospel/soul a little on the strange side, this one will not disappoint. Children has the kind of heart that can only come from a 'mad genius' working out their singular vision without any interference. It's a must-buy for my money!

Jake's Pick of the Week: Eccentric Soul - Capitol City Soul

Numero Group makes themselves easy to love. With release after release of music that's flown under the radar, every one of their collections is worth the investment. Capitol City Soul is one that has a permanent spot in my record rotation, and each song will spend time stuck in your head. From the cover: "Capitol City Soul is a trove of completely unissued and underissued treasures from Moss and company. A decade in the making, this is the set of soul discoveries that no one but The Numero Group could achieve."

Ticket giveaways: 

Buy a release from any band playing an upcoming Empty Bottle, Schubas or Lincoln Hall show and we can add you to the guest list. Stop in or give us a call! Keep an eye out for announcements for eligible Metro and Bottom Lounge shows too!

Friday, March 20

Just In: Recent Restocks!

Some of these haven't been around for a while, like Kraftwerk and the LCD Soundsystem box set from last year's Record Store Day!

Wednesday, March 18

Jake's Pick of the Week : Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul

Numero Group makes themselves easy to love.  With release after release of music that's flown under the radar, every one of their collections is worth the investment.  Capitol City Soul is one that has a permanent spot in my record rotation, and each song will spend time stuck in your head.  From the cover: "Capitol City Soul is a trove of completely unissued and underissued treasures from Moss and company.  A decade in the making, this is the set of soul discoveries that no one but The Numero Group could achieve."