Tuesday, April 15

saki newsletter 4/15/14 ( + Record Store Day 4/19)!!

Cue the Jaws theme music because IT is coming... RECORD STORE DAY is this Saturday! We'll be opening the shop at 9am, but you crazies can start lining up as early as you want. For the most up to date info on what's going on in the store on Saturday, and which RSD releases we will have on hand (at least when the doors open, you know they'll go fast) you can visit the RSD page on the blog! We will be adding updates there probably until closing time on Friday night, so keep checking back!

There's plenty to be excited about for Record Store Day, but as always we are most excited about our awesome in-store marathon lineup presented by our friends at BV Chicago! Here's what we've got for you this year:

1pm - Wedding Dress
2pm - Minor Characters
3pm - Landmarks
4pm - Meat Wave
5pm - Negative Scanner
6pm - Their They're There

We will also have DJs from BV Chicago, saki/CTD, and The Owl spinning between the band's sets!

In addition to all of that, we will also have a raffle and freebie table with goodies provided by Drug Factory Press, Busy Beaver Button Co, Merge Records, Saddle Creek, Provenance Food and Wine, The Whistler, Light In The Attic and more!

This week's vlogcastisode is, you guessed it, all about RECORD STORE DAY (well, most of it is...)!


Upcoming events:

Saturday, April 19th 9am to 8pm
Record Store Day featuring an in-store marathon presented by BV Chicago!

Friday, May 2nd @ 6pm John Atwood Photography opening reception!

New releases:

AC/DC "Ballbreaker" + "Stiff Upper Lip" LP (re-issues)
Afghan Whigs "Do To the Beast" LP
Amps For Christ "Canyons, Cars, + Crows" LP
Ausmuteants "Amusements" LP
Johnny Cash "Out Among The Stars" LP
The Fix - S/T 2x7" (Touch + Go re-issue)
Orcas "Yearling" LP
Shocking Pinks "Guilt Mirrors" LP
Slint "Spiderland" CD/LP/DVD BOXSET
Thee Oh Sees "Drop" LP
Ryley Walker "All Kinds Of You" LP
Warm Soda "Young Reckless Hearts" LP
Woods "With Light and With Love" 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're offering Ryley Walker, Woods, and Thee Oh Sees for 20% off!


Ryley Walker - All Kinds of You CD and LP

24 year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. Inspired by Tim Hardin, Tim Buckley and Bert Jansch - this is a poised and accomplished debut album, recorded in Chicago by Cooper Crain of CAVE!






Woods - With Light and With Love CD and LP

Features guests Tim Presley (WHITE FENCE) on slide guitar and Jonathan Rado (FOXYGEN) on organ. This time the tinkering reveals an expanded sonic palette that includes singing saw, heavier emphasis on percussion, and a saloon piano that sounds like it was rescued from a flooded basement. Showcases a more sophisticated brand of contemporary drug music that owes more to Magical Mystery Tour than motorik.

Thee Oh Sees - Drop LP

New full-length comes after a brief hiatus and move to Southern California. Guest appearances from MIKAL CRONIN, GREER MCGETTRICK, CASAFIS.

Monday, April 14

Weekly new release sale 4/15/14!

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 Ryley Walker, Woods, and Thee Oh Sees for 20% off!

Ryley Walker - All Kinds of You CD and LP

24 year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. Inspired by Tim Hardin, Tim Buckley and Bert Jansch - this is a poised and accomplished debut album, recorded in Chicago by Cooper Crain of CAVE!






Woods - With Light and With Love CD and LP

Features guests Tim Presley (WHITE FENCE) on slide guitar and Jonathan Rado (FOXYGEN) on organ. This time the tinkering reveals an expanded sonic palette that includes singing saw, heavier emphasis on percussion, and a saloon piano that sounds like it was rescued from a flooded basement. Showcases a more sophisticated brand of contemporary drug music that owes more to Magical Mystery Tour than motorik.

Thee Oh Sees - Drop LP

New full-length comes after a brief hiatus and move to Southern California. Guest appearances from MIKAL CRONIN, GREER MCGETTRICK, CASAFIS.

Thursday, April 10

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib now in stock!

We know a lot of you have been waiting for this one! Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's 'Piñata' is now in stock!

Wednesday, April 9

Once in a Lifetime: Fifteen and Pregnant this FRIDAY!!!

One of our favorite events we work on, Once In A Lifetime, is back this Friday, with an all new location: Comfort Station Logan Square!  
      

This comedy show/movie night presented by saki and Everything is Terrible celebrates the horrifying world of Lifetime Original Movies. Each month, some of our favorite comedians provide commentary over the screening of a made-for-TV movie.

In honor of the show's introduction to Logan Square's Comfort Station, we've called up three of our favorite guests to riff on the classic FIFTEEN AND PREGNANT (starring a pre-VIRGIN SUICIDES/post-JUMANJI KIRSTEN DUNST):

Natalie Jose (https://twitter.com/nataliejose)
Candy Lawrence (https://twitter.com/comedylawrence)
and Katie McVay! (https://twitter.com/katiemcvay)

Friday, April 11th
Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N. Milwaukee
8pm
Free

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Fifteen and Pregnant

Directed by Sam Pillsbury

Starring Kirsten Dunst
Park Overall
David Andrews

Release dates United States January 19, 1998
Running time 96 minutes

Plot: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn her world apart, her pregnancy could re-unite her shattered family and help her find her true purpose in life. --IMDB

Tuesday, April 8

JUST IN: new arrivals from Missisippi Recs distro!

We got a box from Mississippi records with a bunch of their distributed product, meaning titles that are not in their catalog, but they they sell on behalf of some smaller labels. All of these titles are just as good as anything you'll hear from Mississippi, and that's saying a lot!

Costellation ticket giveaway: Makaya McCraven and Julianna Barwick!




We have guest list spots for Makaya McCraven's show on Friday night and Julianna Barwick on Saturday! Stop in to the store and claim them quick! Both shows are 21+.

Thanks to Constellation for helping us and YOU out!


saki newsletter 4/8/14!

This is the calm before the storm, guys! By next week we'll be in full Record Store Day meltdown mode and there's no way that it won't come through in our newsletter, so enjoy this one. In fact, it might event start before we finish this newsletter. We'll see!

Anyway, we had a super fun time this past weekend with Landland's opening on Friday. A lot of our old screen printer friends came out to say hi and we were all treated to a live set by Sonnenzimmer's Nick Butcher! Fun, fun stuff! You can come check out Landland's work all this month. They're very affordably priced so treat yourself to one or two.

We're keeping the fun going this weekend with Once In A Lifetime (now at Comfort Station)! We're watching the Kirsten Dunst classic 'Fifteen and Pregnant' with Candy Lawrence, Katie McVay and Natalie Jose doing goof-em-ups! It's... gonna... be... great!

We also have a pair of tickets to give away for Dean Wareham's solo show at 7pm on Friday night at the Old Town School! You're all cray-cray for letting those go unclaimed for this long. Seriously, get it together.

Did you hear about our Record Store Day in-store marathon presented by BV Chicago!? You can read all about it, and everything else that's going on at saki on April 19th, 2014 HERE. We'll be adding more info regularly in the next week and a half, so keep checking back! For now just marvel at the awesomeness of that in-store marathon lineup.

In this week's vlogcatisode we hear some Protomartyr and Handsome Family while making weird noises with our mouths and such. It's fun! Right?? Please tell us it's fun... we need the validation.


Upcoming events:

Friday, April 11th, 8pm at Comfort Station 
Once In A Lifetime: Fifteen and Pregnant! Presented by saki, Everything Is Terrible, and Comfort Station!

Saturday, April 19th 9am to 8pm 
Record Store Day featuring an in-store marathon presented by BV Chicago!

Friday, May 2nd @ 6pm 
John Atwood Photography opening reception!


New releases:

"Anthology of American Folk Music" Vols. 1-4 (wooden box set) LPs
Aries "Mermelada Dorada" LP
Christopher Bissonette "Essays In Idleness" LP
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma "Requiem (For Violin + Magnetic Tape)" 10"
Denney Y Los Jets "Mexican Coke" LP
Diarrhea Planet "Yama-Uba" 7"
EMA "The Future's Void" LP/CS/CD
Faint - Doom Abuse CD
Lilacs + Champagne "Midnight Features Vol. 1: Shower Scene" LP
Man Forever w/ So Percussion "Ryonen" LP
Mawrcrest "Never Seen" CD
Off! "Wasted Years" LP
Nina Persson "Animal Heart" LP
Protomartyr "Under Color Of Official Right" LP/CD
Ratking "So It Goes" LP
Screaming Females "Live at the Hideout" CD (LPs delayed)
The Skull Defekts "Dances In Dreams Of The Known Unknown" LP/CD
Sleepyhead "Wild Sometimes" CD
Sohn "Tremors" LP
Split Single "Fragmented World" CD
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks "Enter The Slasher House" LP
Todd Terje "It's Album Time" LP/CD
Trans Am "The Surveillance" + "Futureworld" LP (reissues)
Tweens "S/T" LP
Tom Ze "Brazil 5: The Return O Tom Ze" LP

Mississippi Records Anthology of American Folk Music wooden box now in stock!

Just got these puppies in today! It's the four individual volumes in a hand-made wooden box!

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 Protomartyr, EMA, and Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks for 20% off!


Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right LP

A stunner of a sophomore album, crafted by cold hands in a poorly insulated practice space is a model of Motor City efficiency. Taut, austere rock incubated in a Detroit warehouse littered with beer cans and cigarette butts, resulting in short songs w/ a sound that's idiosyncratic but relatable, hooky but off-kilter.





EMA - Future's Void CD, LP and cassette

Follow-up to the highly acclaimed 'Past Life Martyred Saints' maintains the haze of EMA's debut, but incorporates new elements to expand her sonic palette to great effect!







Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - Enter The Slasher House LP

A group of three hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 2013's rural music scene fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic band, including a leather-masked, guitar-wielding Avey Tare (Himself, Animal Collective), his knife-wielding keyboard player Angel Deradoorian (Deradoorian, Dirty Projectors), and their cannibal chief drummer and decaying grandfather Jeremy Hyman (Ponytail, Boredoms, Dan Deacon). This is their debut album.

The Elephant In The Music Room * Consequence of Sound

The Elephant In The Music Room

from http://neurotica-.tumblr.com/post/15916100691

In 1991, I was working at Cargo Records, a nascent Chicago music distributor that we were running out of the un-airconditioned garage of an empty gas station at Clybourn and Greenview. (Like everything else, it's now condos.) Every day was an exciting, but exhausting, new scramble to stay on top of what was out there. We read every line of every zine we could get ahold of. We sent and received tons of US Mail inquiries every day. We sent and received reams of faxes. And we burned the hell of out our phone lines trying desperately to track down that kid that put out that one vegan hard core single that we needed 300 copies of to ship to Southern California (Hi Lou's! Hi Vinyl Solution!), Manhattan (Later Bleeker Bob's!), and London (Hi Rough Trade!). We could barely keep up with the flow of new music coming out, and sometimes we just couldn't.

I still remember the day that our order from the industrious indie pop punks (pop punk was not what it became) at Simple Machines turned up, and with it, an extra box of stuff we didn't order. In that box was

Sunday, April 6

Friday, April 4

Used vinyl new arrivals!

A few more goodies hit the racks today! 400 Blows, Harold Budd, Cabaret Voltaire, The Beatles, Mance Lipscomb, Akron/Family, Braid, Built To Spill, Sea + Cake, M.I.A, and more!

Thursday, April 3

Schubas/Lincoln Hall guest list spots available!


Did you know that saki has a running promotion with our friends at Schubas and Lincoln Hall? If you purchase the latest full length release from any band playing an upcoming Schubas/LH show, we can add you and a friend to the guest list! Here's a few shows in the next month or so that we highly recommend.

Schubas

4/10 Tweens, Jaill and Bad Dreams
4/18 Lost In The Trees and All Tiny Creatures
4/22 Colin Stetson
4/27 Lydia Loveless

Lincoln Hall

4/9 The Julie Ruin and Screaming Females
4/23 S. Carey and White Hinterland
4/26 Temples and Drowners
5/8 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Wrekmeister Harmonies
5/9 Matt Pond PA
5/14 The Haxan Cloak

*** Sold out shows are not eligible, limit one show per customer per month, and spots must be claimed at least 2 days in advance of the requested show. ***

Record Store Day 2014 in-store marathon announced!


Time is a flat circle, and on the 3rd Saturday of every April we have Record Store Day! Here's the lineup for this year's in-store marathon presented by BV Chicago! You can keep up on all the details for #RSD14 at saki by visiting our official RSD page here on the saki blog!

Special thanks to Chris Hefner for the awesome poster you see above, and BV Chicago for helping us put this all together for you!

Wednesday, April 2

Freak Happening presents: Holy Hahas with Brothers Nick Rouley & Goodrich Gevaart

Freak Happening Church was presided over by Bishop Goodrich Gevaart and Brother Nick Rouley


with guests
Liza Treyger, Matty Ryan, Jeff Steinbrunner, and Jason Earl Folks as Travelling Pastor Christopher Christopher
Photos by pmonaghan