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!

Tuesday, July 15

Los Saicos: ¡Demolición! The Complete Recordings LP reissue

Ok, so this is one of those times when we tell you that a record we have in stock is absolutely essentially... the quote on the sleeve says it all:

'Who ever thought there could be a combo out there in Peru, 1965 that would make The Sonics sound like Simon and bloody Garfunkel?'

This is the Los Saicos singles comp. (they never released a full album) that has been on CD, cassette and 10" box set. Now it's available as a single LP and it. is. killer. The record includes a 12 pg. booklet with liner notes in Spanish and English, plus many unseen photos!

Just in: Lewis, Reigning Sound, Marcos Valle, Viet Cong and more!


saki newsletter 7/15!

Holy moly, what a weekend! We had Important Records, Morgan Sims' opening reception, The Caribbean's in-store and our friends at the Comedy Exposition kept it going all weekend with one amazing show after another. We're so happy and so exhausted. Let's keep it going!

We're not doing much in the store this weekend, but that's for a very good reason - we'll be selling records at PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL all weekend! Come say hi to us in the CHIRP Record Fair tent. We. Want. To. Party. With. You.

Also, because of all the craziness this past week, we did not have time to film and edit a vlogcastisode. If you can forgive us, please check back next week. We promise we'll get back in the swing of things soon!

In the meantime, you should spend your Tuesday listening to some of the awesome records on NPR's First Listen and Pitchfork Advance, including the new White Fence, Joyce Manor, The Amazing Snakeheads, Morrissey, and Braid. Hours of good music will hopefully make up for the 2 minute whole we've left in your day by not posting a vlogcastisode.

Upcoming events:

July 18th-20th
Find us at the Pitchfork Music Festival!

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

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

New releases:

Daniel Bachman - Orange Co. Serenade LP
Black Nasty - Talking To The People LP
Botch - An Anthology of Dead Ends LP
Braid - No Coast LP
The Clean - Anthology LP box
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll LP
Deep Freeze Mice - Best of 1979-1989 LP
Earth Girls - Wrong Side of History 7"
Eccentric Soul: Way Out Label - V/A LP
Form A Log - For The Record LP
Frankie Cosmos - Zentropy 12"
Garment District - If You Take Your Magic Slow
Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit LP
Fela Kuti - Live with Ginger Baker LP
Fela Kuti - He Miss Road LP
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music LP
Wes Montgomery - Full House LP
Morrissey - World Peace Is None of Your Business CD and LP
My Brightest Diamond - None More Than You 12" EP
The Pitchfork Review - Issues 1 and 2 book/magazine
Reigning Sound - Shattered CD and LP
William Shatner - Transformed Man LP
The Stevens - EP 7"
Nikkie Sudden and the Jacobites - Texas LP
United Waters - Sunburner LP

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 Braid, Frankie Cosmos, and Reigning Sound!

Braid - No Coast

Their first album in 16 years is served well by the fact that the members of the band have never really stopped writing and performing in one form or another since 1998's Frame and Canvas!
Frankie Cosmos - Zentropy

LIMITED EDITION OF 500, ONE-SIDED 12" VINYL ONLY RELEASE comes with download. Ready to melt your hearts and make you believe, Frankie Cosmos' (aka Greta Kline) songwriting captures everything great about a pop song - sadness, optimism and charm. Her 1st studio recording after 40 albums of anti-folk bedroom recordings, "Zentropy" is connected to your soul, revealing the flower you should grow.
Reigning Sound - Shattered

1st album for Merge, and 1st full LP since 2009's Love and Curses. The recordings are warm are punchy, a mixed bag of rockers, ballads, and something in between. Reigning Sound do not disappoint!

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 offering Braid, Frankie Cosmos, and Reigning Sound for 20% off!

Braid - No Coast

Their first album in 16 years is served well by the fact that the members of the band have never really stopped writing and performing in one form or another since 1998's Frame and Canvas!
Frankie Cosmos - Zentropy

LIMITED EDITION OF 500, ONE-SIDED 12" VINYL ONLY RELEASE comes with download. Ready to melt your hearts and make you believe, Frankie Cosmos' (aka Greta Kline) songwriting captures everything great about a pop song - sadness, optimism and charm. Her 1st studio recording after 40 albums of anti-folk bedroom recordings, "Zentropy" is connected to your soul, revealing the flower you should grow.
Reigning Sound - Shattered

1st album for Merge, and 1st full LP since 2009's Love and Curses. The recordings are warm are punchy, a mixed bag of rockers, ballads, and something in between. Reigning Sound do not disappoint!

Shabazz Palaces - Forerunner Foray


Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty out 7/29 on Sub Pop!

Friday, July 11

The Caribbean in-store at 2pm TODAY!

Washington DC's The Caribbean are playing an early-ish in-store at 2pm today!

Come see them and then you've got the whole rest of the day to do whatever you want - probably just sit inside and shake your fist at the rain, right?

Thursday, July 10

Important Records TONIGHT with Brandon Wetherbee, Joe McAdam, Gabe Liebowitz, Rock Falls and more!

You, Me, Them, Everybody's live show/podcast about records that are important is returning to saki tonight!

Three musicians and three people using words perform and discuss records that are important. Rock Falls and Seth Vanek perform/appreciate Paul Simon's "Graceland" Gabe Liebowitz and Joe McAdam act out/examine Neil Young's "On The Beach" Deadbeat Beat and Brandon Wetherbee interpret/act out Beck's "Mutations" The show will be recorded for a You, Me, Them, Everybody podcast.

Listen to the 2012 edition here:    http://www.youmethemeverybody.com/2012/05/31/important-records-at-saki-records-with-james-fritz-and-gabe-liebowitz-on-afghan-whigs-black-love-leor-galil-and-mike-riga-on-fugazis-the-argument-brandon-wetherbee-and-rock-falls-on-nirv/

Show starts at 6! As always, it's FREE and BYOB.