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Tuesday, August 28

saki newsletter 8/28/12!

Did you guys come to see Circuit Des Yeux & Oshwa this past weekend!? Wasn't it so good!? We freakin' love both those bands... There's a lot of craziness coming up in the next week, some of it you already knew about, some will be very new and exciting. Here's the deal: We have another Creative Control this Friday (because it's the last Friday of every month). There's not much to say about that. It will be great - it is always great. Stand up comics, sketches & a musical guest. We've got Rock Falls this month. They're lovely! Check out this awesome poster that Paul Hornschemeier did for us. Paul has also done the Comedy Bang Bang! logo as well as a bunch of the animation on Comedy Bang Bang! TV. He's a raaaad dude.



So, that's that. On Saturday, we have Marble Lion playing an in-store with some friends. Marble Lion is an awesome project out of Montreal. Their new EP was recorded with Taylor from the band Braids! So, there's that too. Then we've got a nice quiet Sunday & Monday to collect our thoughts before kicking it off big time on Tuesday. We still don't quite believe it ourselves, but we've confirmed an Epitonic saki Session with Xiu Xiu on Tuesday, September 4th! They're stopping in on their way out of town so it's a really early set kicking off at 12:30. We'll be in here early setting up for it, so feel free to show up a little before we open at 12. We'll let you in.

If that weren't nutso enough for you, we've got a "saki presents" show at The Burlington Tuesday night. We're welcoming some buds from Portland, The Shivas for a great bill with locals The Sueves & the always awesome, Magic Milk! We even got these fancy posters made by Ryan Duggan. Everything about this paragraph is awesome. Check out the poster below. If we have left overs we'll bring them to sell at the show (real cheap, let's say $5).



After all that, we're slowing down for a bit until the Fugscreens opening on 9/15. That show, of all things, is one not to be missed. More info on that one to come!

Upcoming Events @ saki:

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

Saturday, September 1st @ 5pm
In-store w/ Marble Lion & guest TBA!

Tuesday, September 4th @ 12:30pm
Epitonic saki Session w/ Xiu Xiu!

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!

Saturday, September 15th @ 6pm
Opening Reception of Fug Comics: A Collection of Fugscreens comic-oriented prints!


Friday, September 21st @ 7pm
Senorita Weiner w/ Junior Stopka! (Chicago's finest standup comedy/ice cream social event)

Saturday, September 22nd @ 4pm
In-store w/ Terra 5 & Cochise Soulstar!

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

New Releases @ saki 8/28/12:

Cold Showers "Decay" 7"
Dan Deacon "America" LP
Matthew Dear "Beams" LP
Divine Fits "A Thing Called..." LP/CD
Entrance Band "Fine Flow" LP
Richard Hawley "Standing At The Sky's Edge" CD/LP
Isley Brothers "Twist & Shout" LP (re-issue)
Kemp & Eden "Black Hole Lace" LP
Michael Kiwanuka "Home Again" LP/CD
Maria Minerva "Will Happiness Find Me?" LP
Minus The Bear "Infinity Overhead" LP/CD
Nick Edwards "Plekzationz" LP
Orbital "Wonky" LP
Pallbearer "Sorrow & Extinction" LP
Swans "The Seer" CD/LP
Teen "In Limbo" LP
Wild Nothing "Nocturne" LP/CD
Townes Van Zandt "No Deeper Blue" CD
Why? "Sod In The Seed" 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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