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Wednesday, August 22

saki newsletter 8/21/12!

I'm trying a new thing this week. I've pasted our weekly newsletter e-mail blast to the blog for everyone to see. What do you guys think? 

Hey folks, first we'd like to thank everyone who came out for Bully In The Hallway & The Luck of Eden Hall this weekend. It's nice to see you all as always! We've got Circuit Des Yeux & Oshwa this Friday, so don't miss that one. It's also an Epitonic saki Session, so you can check out the entire set on Epitonic a few weeks from now. That's it for this weekend, but next weekend we've got another Creative Control show. Check the Facebook event for more details, but we've got the always lovely, Rock Falls, as a musical guest & we'll hopefully have some new show posters printed up. They're designed by Paul Hornschemeier. You may recognize his style from the Comedy Bang Bang! (podcast & TV show) and Comedy Death-Ray Radio logos, as well as, you know, lots of other stuff that he's done, but mainly those two things. Either way, Creative Control is always great, so come out and learn to laugh you grumpy guses!

We also have some guest list spots left for upcoming Metro shows including First Aid Kit, Menomena & Heartless Bastards! Come in quick and snag those, or check the Schubas/Lincoln Hall calendars because we always have our running promotion with them! Listen, you should be buying records anyway, so why not buy a record and get to see the show for FREE. If you look up "awesome deal" in urban dictionary there's a picture of this deal next to it (probably not really, but we're working on that).

Have a good week everyone! See you at
The Burlington's 5th Anniversary Party on Saturday!

Upcoming events:
Friday, August 24th @ 5pm
Epitonic saki Session w/ Circuit Des Yeux & Oshwa!

Friday, August 31st @ 8pm
Creative Control hosted by Joe McAdam!

Tuesday, September 4th @ 9pm
saki presents: Magic Milk, The Shivas & The Sueves @ The Burlington!

Thursday, September 13th @ 6:30pm
Epitonic saki Session w/ Handsome Family & Daniel Knox!

Friday, September 18th @ 6pm
Opening Reception of Fug Comics: A Collection of Fugscreens comic-oriented prints!

Monday, October 29th @ 6pm
Aquarium Drunkard Presentes: An Epitonic saki Session w/ Father John Misty & The Orwells!



New Releases @ saki 8/21:
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Mature Themes" CD/LP
Amanar "Alghafiat" LP
Audacity "Mellow Cruisers" LP
Bailterspace "Strobosphere" LP
Bart & Friends "It's Not The Words That You Say" CD
Big Brother & The Holding Co. w/ Janis Joplin "S/T" LP (re-issue)
Ali Birra "Ammalele" LP
Bloc Party "Four" CD/LP
Evan Caminiti "Dreamless Sleep" LP
Dead Can Dance "Anastasis" LP
Dinosaur Jr. "Bug - Live @ the 9:30 Club" LP
Directions In Music "S/T" LP (re-issue)
Dreamscape "La-Di-Da Recordings" CD/LP
Bill Fay "Life Is People" CD/LP
Tsege Mariam Gebru "Spielt Eigene Kompositionen" LP
Lee Hazlewood "A House Safe For Tigers OST" CD/LP (re-issue)
Carol Kleyn "Takin' The Time" CD/LP (re-issue)
Lindstrom "De Javu/No Release" 12" (remixes)
Low "Long Division" & "I Could Live In Hope" CD (re-issues)
Mount Eerie "Ocean Roar" LP (delayed!)
Myrrh "S/T" LP
Ombre "Believe You Me" LP (feat. Julianna Barwick & Helado Negro)
Owl City "Midsummer Station" CD/LP
Sea & Cake "One Bedroom" & "Oui" LP (re-issue)
Sigur Ros "Varud" 10"
Six Organs Of Admittance "Ascent" CD/LP
Teengirl Fantasy "Tracer"LP
V/A "5 Minutes To Midnight" 10" (Mississippi Recs. release)
Matthew E. White "Big Inner" CD
Xiu Xiu "Remixes" 7" (feat. Deerhoof & Kid 606)
Yeasayer "Fragrant World" LP/CD (vinyl comes with ltd. bonus 7")
Sundress "California Dreams" 7"
Tortoise "It's All Around You" LP

Check out these new & upcoming featured releases from saki/CTD!

Mellow Cruisers cover art
  Audacity    Mellow Cruisers
Label:  Recess 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  rec159lp 
Release Date:  August 21, 2012 
Vinyl version. INCLD DOWNLOAD 

2wice 2wins cover art
  Blanche Blanche Blanche    2wice 2wins
Label:  Feeding Tube 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  ftr051lp 
Release Date:  August 14, 2012 
"BBB take the reins & go deep to explore the parameters of electronic pop at its most legitimately peculiar" - Pitchfork. Engraved B-side 

Our Place cover art
  Blanche Blanche Blanche    Our Place
Label:  Feeding Tube 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  ftr070lp 
Release Date:  August 14, 2012 
Mostly keyboard-oriented skeletal pop gems from the softest imaginable bones 

Beams cover art
  Dear, Matthew    Beams
Label:  Ghostly International 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  gi155cd 
Release Date:  August 28, 2012 
08/28 STREET DATE. 4th full length following 2010's lauded masterpiece "Black City", features PITCHFORK BEST NEW TRACK "Her Fantasy". While the album's dancefloor-ready tempos, major keys, & sun-warmed synths signal "Beams" as the lighter, brighter response to its predecessor, Dear's latest productions creak & groan like anxious organisms, with slivers of guitar, electric bass, & drum kit darting in & out among the synths & samples. His lyrics, meanwhile, are deeply personal, expressing vulnerability & confusion in startlingly immediate ways. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA 

Beams cover art
  Dear, Matthew    Beams
Label:  Ghostly International 
Format:  2LP 
Catalog Number:  gi155lp 
Release Date:  August 28, 2012 
08/28 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION of 2xLP comes in hi-quality packaging & detail. Includes 2-panel art sleeve, art labels, inner art vinyl jackets & download card & features PITCHFORK BEST NEW TRACK "Her Fantasy". "The songs may still be cryptic, & full of contradictions- but in my opinion, that is pure, unadulterated thought in musical form. They are direct lines to the center." - Matthew Dear. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA 

A Thing Called Divine Fits cover art
  Divine Fits    A Thing Called Divine Fits
Label:  Merge 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  mrg455cd 
Release Date:  August 28, 2012 
Debut full-length from SPOON's Britt Daniel, WOLF PARADE's Dan Boeckner & NEW BOMB TURKS' Sam Brown. (Roughly) 1/2 the tracks are lead-sung by Dan & 1/2 by Britt. USA only 

A Thing Called Divine Fits cover art
  Divine Fits    A Thing Called Divine Fits
Label:  Merge 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mrg455lp 
Release Date:  August 28, 2012 
LP w/ download. NO RETURNS. USA only 

V/A cover art
  Five Minutes To Midnight    V/A
Label:  Mississippi 
Format:  10" 
Catalog Number:  mrp015/10 
Release Date:  August 21, 2012 
Austere & intense gospel performances culled from very small label 7"s. Lo-fi guitar based recordings from the 60s & 70s that will put the hairs on the back of your neck on end. No holds bared songs that tackle the meat of the matter only - birth, love & death 

Tiger cover art
  Francisco The Man    Tiger
Label:  Small Plates 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  smpl010 
Release Date:  August 14, 2012 
Locomotive Crazy Horse jams w/ squalling feedaback, the punky spirit of 1977 New York, sunburnt shogaze hymnals, & chunky Motown grooves, all saturated in the rose-hued California powerpop surf, like a mix of Big Star & the Beach Boys. "Broken Arrows begins as innocent, pastoral indie only to erupt into an awesomely caterwauling, Doug Martsch-styled guitar assault. As misdirections go, they rarely come more jolting or effective." -NME Ltd to 500 on blue vinyl. Incld download 

Spielt Eigene Komposition cover art
  Gebru, Tsege Mariam    Spielt Eigene Komposition
Label:  Mississippi 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mrp025lp 
Release Date:  August 21, 2012 
An Ethiopian nun who has dedicated her life to helping others. She has been composing & playing music on the piano since the 1960s. Her music is a unique mix of Western classical music vein of Erik Satie, Ethiopian music & Religious Christian meditation music. A reissue of her first LP 

Back Home With Driftin' Woods cover art
  Hurley, Michael    Back Home With Driftin' Woods
Label:  Mississippi/Nero's Neptune 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mrp022lp 
Release Date:  August 12, 2012 
Recording in 1964 by Fred Ramsey as part of the same sessions that resulted in Michael's "First Songs" LP on Folkways. Never before released. Great for Hurley fans & newcomers alike. Sometimes lilting & sometimes mournful psychedelic folk 

Black Hole Lace cover art
  Kemp & Eden    Black Hole Lace
Label:  Chimera Music 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  chim09cd 
Release Date:  August 28, 2012 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 08/28 STREET DATE. 6 yr. old Eden Rice & 4 yr. old Kemp Muhl (GHOST OF A SABER TOOTH TIGER) grew up together in the heat of suburban Georgia. In their early teens Eden, a classically trained choral singer & Kemp, a self-taught guitar plucker, wrote dozens of songs. Then fate intervened, & they were separated. 8 years later after a bit of exposure to the world & to proper guitar chords, they came together again to record their childhood songs. Features appearances by SEAN LENNON, CHRIS THILE (NICKEL CREEK), & THOMAS BARTLETT (DOVEMAN) 

Black Hole Lace cover art
  Kemp & Eden    Black Hole Lace
Label:  Chimera Music 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  chim09lp 
Release Date:  August 28, 2012 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 08/28 STREET DATE. Vinyl Version 

V/A cover art
  Laila Je T'aime    V/A
Label:  Mississippi/Sahel Sounds 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mrp016lp 
Release Date:  August 12, 2012 
Beautiful field recording compilation of guitar music from the Western Sahel. A wide spectrum of styles is covered here in stripped down variations of regional styles ranging from the deep acoustic ballads & nostalgic folks songs to Western pop cover songs. Street musicians & professional stage bands are featured in intimate & informal sessions in village houses or around desert campfires, complete w/ the occasional car horn or motorcycle rumble in the distance 

Blonde Album cover art
  Lightning Love    Blonde Album
Label:  Quite Scientific 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  qsr033cd 
Release Date:  August 28, 2012 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 08/28 STREET DATE. The minimal, carefully arranged & melodic tunes within counter the delicate, twee pop with lyrics that thane a clear-eyed & unflinching look at the sorrows of love, life & the occasional drunken shit-show. Like the new wave & Brit-pop groups that inspired the band, Lightning Love knows that the best way to swallow a bitter pill is to douse it in something sweet. "Best Indie Band of 2011 & 2012" - Detroit Weekly 

I Could Live In Hope cover art
  Low    I Could Live In Hope
Label:  Plain 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  plain175cd 
Release Date:  August 21, 2012 
Debut from slowcore pioneers, originally released on Vernon Yard in 1994. Contains 4 bonus tracks & new liner notes from Alan Sparhawk. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

Long Division cover art
  Low    Long Division
Label:  Plain 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  plain171cd 
Release Date:  August 21, 2012 
2nd album, originally released on Vernon Yard in 1995. Contains 3 bonus tracks & new liner notes from Alan Sparhawk. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

Live At Irving Plaza cover art
  Mars    Live At Irving Plaza
Label:  Feeding Tube 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  ftr083lp 
Release Date:  August 28, 2012 
2nd volume of live recordings of the seminal No Wave legends - recorded at their penultimate show, August 4, 1978. Includes a download card for both Mars FTR LPs, as well as a 20-page booklet, "Mars As We Know It," an oral history of the band assembled by Byron Coley & Thurston Moore from interviews conducted for their No Wave... book 

So Bad So Sad cover art
  Normals    So Bad So Sad
Label:  Last Laugh 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  haw027lp 
10 studio tracks from 1979 & an alternate mix of "Almost Ready" 

Half Way Home cover art
  Olsen, Angel    Half Way Home
Label:  Bathetic 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  bath068lp 
Release Date:  September 04, 2012 
STREET DATE 9/4. A continuation of her elegance brought forth on Strange Cacti, a collection of both new & old music, honed & matured, thoughts revisited. We're hearing this same beautiful girl w/ that same beautiful voice, this time brought up to a new level, in no doubt a growth & reach brought on by several roadtrips w/ the one & only BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY & crew 

Frozen Soundtracks cover art
  Pillowdiver    Frozen Soundtracks
Label:  Nomadic Kids Republic 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  nkr018cd 
Seriously warm, cosy, magnificent ambience. Track titles are "Twin Peaks," "Woman in the Dunes," "Hausu," & "Le Mepris." All you need to know. 

Glam, Proto Punk, & Bubblegum: European Picture Sleeves 1970-197 cover art
  Wired Up!    Glam, Proto Punk, & Bubblegum: European Picture Sleeves 1970-197
Label:  Wired Up 
Format:  BOOK 
Catalog Number:  wrdup01bk 
Release Date:  August 14, 2012 
Jeremy Thompson, co-owner of punk & power pop reissue label Sing Sing, & Mary Blount compile a year-by-year collection of European glam, proto punk, & bubblegum 7" picture sleeves from 1970-1976. From the New York Dolls & Feather, to T Rex & Elton John. 384pp. HARDCOVER 

Harsh Tokes & Bong Jokes cover art
  Your Heart Breaks    Harsh Tokes & Bong Jokes
Label:  This Will Be Our Summer 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  twbos007lp 
Release Date:  July 03, 2012 
In the spare, messy style of Your Heart Breaks, "Harsh Tokes and Bong Jokes" is a nostalgic chronicle of the twins of youth: romance and rebellion. With the perspective that years bring, songwriter Clyde Peterson weaves melodies out of teenage trouble and innocence, songs in which we can all recognize ourselves. Featuring THEO HILTON (Nana Grizol, Music Tapes, Defiance Ohio), KARL BLAU (K Records, D+, Mirah, Mount Eerie), and Jared Gandy (Witches) 


If you are interested in our exclusives please check out our list of exclusively distributed labels. Good stuff, cheap and available a week before other online retailers!
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