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Tuesday, October 16

saki newsletter 10/16/12!

Another chapter in the saga that is saki is in the books! We had some cool stuff going on this past week with Motion City Soundtrack, Angel Eyes, Good Willsmith & the Powell Brew House folks! Hope some of you made it out for that stuff. If not, we'll see you next time maybe?? This week we've got our new game show at Schubas, the International Movie Betting Game! It's similar to our old Predictive Gaming for Substandard films, but this one is at Schubas, and we've got Joe McAdam hosting, and there is a whole panel of Chicago comedians to give running commentary on what will surely be a terrible, terrible movie. Hey, look! Here's a poster for it!



We also need TWO contestants to play the game! Do you want to be a contestant? Just e-mail us at info@sakistore.net and let us know. You'll win prizes just for playing, and you'll get even better prizes if you win the game!

Are stupid, amateur game shows not your thing? Are you more of a pizza, bands & record shopping type? We've also got the 2nd Annual CHIRP Record Crawl stopping by this Saturday! This year we're the last stop on the crawl and we'll be hosting a pizza party for Crawlers that comes complete with Epitonic saki Sessions from The Bingers & Brother George! We'll supply the bands, the records, the pizza and the soda, you can BYOB! Even if you're not participating in the record crawl you can stop by and enjoy the bands (and the alluring smell of pizza). Ok, you're coming now? Good, it's gonna be a partyyyy.

On Sunday we welcome back Another New Calligraphy for another installment of their Pish Posh series. This time around we've got Flux Bikes & A Light Sleeper playing, and readings from ANC's own Robyn & Bill! If past experience is any indicator, there will probably be cupcakes too!


Upcoming Events @ saki:

Thursday, October 18th, 7pm @ Schubas
saki presents: The International Movie Betting Game hosted by Joe McAdam!
*Note: This event is at Schubas, not saki!

Saturday, October 20th @ 6pm
The CHIRP Record Crawl stops at saki!
Pizza party for Crawlers w/ Epitonic saki Sessions by The Bingers & Brother George!

Sunday, October 21st @ 4pm
Another New Calligraphy presents: Pish Posh w/ A Light Sleeper & Flux Bikes!

Friday, October 26th @ 8pm
Creative Control w/ Joe McAdam!

Saturday, October 27th @ 8pm
Halloween 197BOO! saki's 1972-themed Halloween party w/ Netherfriends, Everything Is Terrible! & Bigcolour (as Can)!

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

Friday, November 2nd @ 6pm
Opening Reception of Clearly Undefined: An Exhibition by Kevin Coutts!

New Releases @ saki 10/16/12:

A Place To Bury Strangers - And I'm Up 7"
Absent Without Leave - Neath The Tumbling Stars LP
Balmorhea - Stranger LP
David Bazan - Fewer Moving Parts LP
Califone - Roomsound LP
Daphni - JIALONG CD (Dan Snaith of Caribou)
V/A - Err On The Good Side LP
Benjamin Gibbard - Former Lives CD/LP
Godspeed! You Black Emperor - Hallelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! CD/LP
Jeremy Lemos & Matt Jencik - Three:Four Split Series Vol. 5 10"
Lightning Bolt - Oblivion Hunter LP
Luyas - Animator CD/LP
Jason Lytle - Dept. of Disappearance CD/LP
Maserati - VII LP
Minamo & Lawrence English - A Path Less Travelled LP
My Disco - Wrapped Coast/All I Can Do LP
Pinback - Information Retrieved CD/LP
Iggy Pop & Zig Zags/Betty Davis - If I'm In Luck, I Might Get Picked Up 7"
Santah - You're Still A Lover CD (12" EP out 11/13!)
Silencio - When I'm Gone LP
Subsonics - In The Black Spot LP
Villages - Theories of Aging LP
Martha Wainwright - Come Home To Mama CD

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



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Altar Eagle Nightrunners
Label: Digitalis
Format: LP
Catalog Number: digi047lp
2nd album from Brad Rose & Eden Hemming's endearing, gauzy pop project. The soft-focus beauty of Eden's voice is now placed center stage, & the industrial pop productions are as dreamy as they've ever been. As they saunter from electrified shoegaze notes to darker sounds, each track seems intrinsically linked to the next, imbuing Nightrunners w/ a narrative that brings to mind classic 4AD - from the jagged pop of This Mortal Coil to the outsider dub-pop of Colourbox
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Ambarchi, Oren & Robin Fox Connected
Label: kranky
Format: CD
Catalog Number: krank169cd
Release Date: October 23, 2012
10/23 STREET DATE. This release brings together 2 of the most extraordinary artist/musicians working in Australia today & here they join forces to produce powerful music that fuses Oren Ambarchi's legendary guitar sound with Robin Fox's mathematically rigorous tones & textures, resulting in sound works that stretch in scope from the sublime & spacious to the intensely dense & foreboding. NO EXPORT TO UK/EU
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Ambarchi, Oren & Robin Fox Connected
Label: kranky
Format: LP
Catalog Number: krank169lp
Release Date: October 23, 2012
10/23 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION. NO EXPORT TO UK/EU
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Bardo Pond Yntra
Label: Latitudes
Format: CD
Catalog Number: gmt029cd
Release Date: October 23, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/23 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION CD OF 500 QTY. "Yntra" is a brilliant distillation of what the band do best into just 3 epic tracks. Still incredibly thick with their battery of guitars & unrelenting signature groove riding merrily along underneath, Bardo Pond, true to their name, manage to balance their sound exquisitely between polar extremes. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA
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Bardo Pond Yntra
Label: Latitudes
Format: LP
Catalog Number: gmt029lp
Release Date: October 23, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/23 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION LIMITED TO 800 QTY ON 180 GRAM GREY COLORED VINYL comes in foil-blocked & letter pressed die cut sleeve. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA
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By The Sea Dream Waters
Label: Shelflife
Format: 7"
Catalog Number: life095
Release Date: October 23, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/23 STREET DATE. 2 tracks that evoke the soul of seminal 80s indie bands that helped inspire them. Two-tone colored vinyl, ltd to 100 hand numbered copies for North America. For fans of: Violens, Felt, Pale Saints. Recent shows w/ Veronica Falls, Memoryhouse, Still Corners. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA
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Cave Summer Flexi Series
Label: Rotted Tooth
Format: 7" Flexi
Catalog Number: rtr023
Release Date: October 23, 2012
STREET DATE 10/23. A nameless track exclusive to this release. 5 minutes of autobahn-ready psych instrumental, which picks up right where "Neverendless" left off. Ltd to 500.
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Falconberry, Dana Leelanau
Label: Antenna Farm
Format: CD
Catalog Number: ant541cd
Release Date: October 09, 2012
Orchestral folk-pop. Citing influences ranging from the prints of artist Gwen Frostic, the books of Willa Cather, & the stark childs-eye beauty of the Swedish film "Let The Right One In", Falconberry finds lyrical inspiration in her idyllic childhood retreats to the Great Lakes State's Leelanau peninsula. Her fairy-like voice is bolstered by the orchestration of a 6-piece band
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Fawn Spots Spanish Glass
Label: Louder Than War
Format: 7"
Catalog Number: ltw006
Release Date: October 23, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/23 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION VINYL ONLY RELEASE. When delivering hyperactive, effects drenched pop-ditties with the fever of the early SST bands, their often dramatic, always entertaining & ridiculously energetic live show is a must for fans of early college rock, 80s American punk & the lo-fi/noise resurgence of recent times. Versed in early Dischord records & post hardcore noise they have somehow turned it into a glorious, noisy melodic guitar wall of sound. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA
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Glass, Philip Rework - Philip Glass Remixed
Label: Kora
Format: 2CD
Catalog Number: tkr026cd
Release Date: October 23, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE!!! 10/23 STREET DATE. Philip & his friend & new collaborator BECK recruited producer Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Bjork, Lou Reed) to help assemble a collection of remixes of Glass' works by a list of critically acclaimed artists including BECK himself, TYONDAI BRAXTON, AMON TOBIN, CORNELIUS, DAN DEACON, JOHANN JOHANNSSON, NOSAJ THING, MEMORY TAPES, SILVER ALERT, PANTHA DU PRINCE, MY GREAT GHOST & PETER BRODERICK. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA
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Ladyhawk No Can Do
Label: Triple Crown
Format: LP
Catalog Number: tcr007lp
Release Date: October 09, 2012
3rd full length - their most assertive & soul stirring yet. NO RETURNS
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Moore, Aaron & Thierry Muller Today Is Yesterday's Tomorrow
Label: Three Four
Format: LP
Catalog Number: tfr018lp
Release Date: October 23, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/23 STREET DATE. 2xLP VINYL ONLY RELEASE comes with download code. Aaron Moore (VOLCANO THE BEAR, INVISIBLE SPORTS) & Thierry Muller (RUTH) met at a shared gig in 2009, deciding to work together in the future. The variety of the instruments & the musical richness of those 74 minutes give you a hard time to put this record into any category. Alternately noisy, melodic, rock or ambient, this is an experimental record in the literal and figurative sense. NO EXPORT TO EUROPE
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Mueran Humanos Culpable
Label: Louder Than War
Format: 7"
Catalog Number: ltw003
Release Date: October 23, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/23 STREET DATE. "Mueran Humanos tranlates as death to humanity which gives you a clue what's going on here. There is darness and tension to their keyboard driven music as the two of them, the hauntingly aloof and beautiful Carmen Burguess and the rocker Tomas Nocheff between them make a music that is beguiling, dark, sexy, dangerous and haunting." - John Robb. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA
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Of Montreal Daughter of Cloud
Label: Polyvinyl
Format: CD
Catalog Number: prc246cd
Release Date: October 23, 2012
STREET DATE 10/23. 17 track rarities compilation. 10 unreleased & 7 rare or out-of-print - recorded between 2007 & 2012
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Of Montreal Daughter of Cloud
Label: Polyvinyl
Format: 2LP
Catalog Number: prc246lp
Release Date: October 23, 2012
STREET DATE 10/23. 180gm 2LP on cyan colored vinyl w/ download
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Ruth featuring Mushy Far From Paradise
Label: Three Four
Format: CD
Catalog Number: tfr016cd
Release Date: October 23, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/23 STREET DATE. "Far From Paradise" is the result of the partnership of Thierry Muller & Mushy in Muller's dance project, Ruth. Dark & wistful atmospheres with a hint of eroticism melt with more electric & spontaneous moments. Even though some tracks could be considered as electropop, cold wave or synthetic krautrock, the consistency lies in the cold tension & minimalism present all through the record. NO EXPORT TO EUROPE
Far From Paradise cover art
Ruth featuring Mushy Far From Paradise
Label: Three Four
Format: LP+7"
Catalog Number: tfr016lp
Release Date: October 23, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/23 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION includes download code. NO EXPORT TO EUROPE
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Swanson, Pete Pro Style
Label: Type
Format: LP
Catalog Number: type110lp
Release Date: November 06, 2012
Swanson (YELLOW SWANS) at his most explosive, w/ his archetypal searing synthesizer blasts directed over warehouse kicks worthy of the Downwards catalog
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UV Race/Eddy Current Suppression Ring SPLIT
Label: Last Laugh
Format: LP
Catalog Number: haw026lp
Recorded live at Missing Link Records on May 2nd 2008. Great sets by two of Australia's most notable punk, garage, post-punk combos. Inld dowload. Ltd to 1000
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!
Thanks for your interest, direct any questions, comments, accolades, or complaints to info@sakistore.net!

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