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Tuesday, October 23

saki newsletter 10/23/12!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the International Movie Betting Game at Schubas, the CHIRP Record Crawl after-party with The Bingers and Brother George, and Pish Posh with Another New Calligraphy, A Light Sleeper & Flux Bikes! The very first installment of IMBG was a runaway success. We can't wait to do another! If you missed The Bingers & Brother George, you can catch them both playing around town soon. The pizza from CHIRP, however, is all gone...

We're gearing up for another big week with TWO Chicago release shows for Santah's 'You're Still A Lover' (CD out now, 12" EP coming next month on saki's new label!). First one is on Thursday at Township with tourmates Savoir Adore & Royal Canoe. Then on Friday, after you come to saki for A Very Creative Control Halloween, join us at The Burlington for round 2 with Santah, Brother George & Psychic Twin! We've got Old Style drink specials at both, and you can pre-order the vinyl version of the EP at either show!



We'll follow it up on Saturday night with our blowout 1972-themed Halloween party, "Halloween 197BOO!" Bigcolour is playing a set as the legendary Can, and Netherfriends will be performing a completely sample-based set culled from the hits of 1972. Our friend at Everyhing Is Terrible have also made a Superfly Blaxploitation Horror Megamix video for us, which we'll be screening thoughout the night! Goose Island is providing drinks and we'll have plenty of other Halloween treats for you as well. Party starts at 8pm. Don't miss it!




Upcoming Events @ saki:

Thursday, October 25th @ 9pm
Santah 'You're Still A Lover' Record Release celebration part 1 @ Township w/ Santah, Savoir Adore & Royal Canoe!
Friday, October 26th @ 8pm

A Very Creative Control Halloween w/ Joe McAdam, Soft Candy, Chad Briggs, Rebecca O'Neal, Martin Morrow, Think Tank & more!
Friday, October 26th @ 9pm

Santah 'You're Still A Lover' Record Release celebration part 2 @ The Burlington w/ Santah, Psychic Twin & Brother George!
Saturday, October 27th @ 8pm

Halloween 197BOO! feat. Bigcolour (as Can), Netherfriends doing 1972 samples & a "Superfly Blaxploitation Horror Megamix" video from Everything Is Terrible!
Monday, October 29th @ 6pm

AD Presents: Father John Misty & The Orwells (Epitonic saki Session)!
Friday, November 2nd @ 6pm

Opening reception of Clearly Undefined: An exhibition by Kevin Coutts w/ performances by Grimble Grumble, Royal Son of a Guns & Randall Pike!
Saturday, November 10th @ 9pm

New releases @ saki 10/23/12:
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead "Lost Songs" CD
Auxes "Mehr Mehr Mehr" 7"
Bardo Bond "Yntra" LP/CD
Black Moth Super Rainbow "Cobra Juicy" CD/LP
Paul Banks (of Interpol) "Banks" CD/LP
By The Sea "Dream Waters/Eveline" 7"
John Cale "Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood" LP
Deerhoof/Half Waif "Split" 7"
Diamond Rings "Free Dimensional" CD
Fawn Spots 7"
Fontanelle "Vitamin F" CD
Jose Gonzalez "Veneer" LP (re-issue)
Jeffrey Lewis "The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane" LP
Mueran Humanos 7"
Philip Glass "Rework: Remixes" CD (
20% OFF THIS WEEK!)
Of Montreal "Daughter Of Cloud" CD/LP (
20% OFF THIS WEEK!)
Residents "Eskimo" LP (re-issue)
Karriem Riggins "Alone Together" CD
Rites Of Spring ""Demos" 10"
Ruth feat. Mushy "Far From paradise" LP
Titus Andronicus "Local Business" CD/LP

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

 
 
JIAOLONG cover art
  Daphni    JIAOLONG
Label:  Merge 
Format:  2LP 
Catalog Number:  mrg478lp 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
150gm 2LP. NO RETURNS. USA ONLY. An album of shape shifting work from Dan Snaith (CARIBOU) that sits easily w/ the kinetic likes of Theo Parrish & Floating Points. "I've been building a modular synthesizer, which plays a prominent role on this album. It growls & screams when I don't expect it to. Nudging one dial changes the sound so drastically that I'll never get the original sound back. It's like improvising w/ another musician, & its voice is all over this music" 

 
Monkey/The Drift cover art
  Hospitality    Monkey/The Drift
Label:  Merge 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  mrg461 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
STREET DATE 10/30. 2 new tracks w/ download. NO RETURNS. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

 
Part Time Punks Radio Sessions cover art
  HTRK / Tropic of Cancer    Part Time Punks Radio Sessions
Label:  Ghostly International 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  gi168lp 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
10/30 STREET DATE. NOTE CORRECTED UPC!! LIMITED EDITION VINYL ONLY RELEASE FOR RETAIL ACCOUNTS ONLY. Comparable to a fly-on-a-wall Peel Sessions, the critically acclaimed Part Time Punks radio show is the sound of the LA underground, run by local icon Michael Stock. Capturing both bands live at the radio headquarters during HTRK's first 2011 tour of the USA, flipping this vinyl sounds like 2 sides of the same cursed coin, & mirrors a high school dance playing an endless lustful waltz. BPMs bumped down to a psychic stalk. It's a broken & beautiful memento. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA 

 
The Keystone Cut Ups cover art
  People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz    The Keystone Cut Ups
Label:  Illegal Art 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  ill131dvd 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/30 STREET DATE. Region Free NTSC DVD. People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz composed 45 minutes of music that is simultaneously whimsical & poignant. Once the soundtrack was in place, visuals were assembled around the audio in order to create a stimulating assault on the mind that evokes a sense of the surreal & fantastical. Soundtracks are no stranger to People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz, as they had previously created them for both Hans Richter's "Ghosts Before Breakfast" & Christian Marclay's "Screenplay". But "The Keystone Cut Ups" turned the creative process on its head by adding visuals to compliment the audio, instead of the other way around. 

 
S/T cover art
  Primitive Hearts    S/T
Label:  No Rules 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  nr01 
Release Date:  October 16, 2012 
Debut 7" from this Oakland, CA three-piece. Spewing scuffed up powerpop w/ the kind of pent up energy sure to please fans of Gentle Jesse & His Men & Nobunny 

 
Emma Sofia cover art
  Rats On Rafts    Emma Sofia
Label:  Louder Than War 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  ltw005 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/30 STREET DATE. This modern lo-fi 4 piece have quite simply taken Holland by storm; recent tours in the UK supporting Minny Pops, a ravingly reviewed CD/LP release, & controversial appearances on Dutch TV, are all a welcome change from the usual indie outfits. Incorporate that with a new raw & unadulterated sound, these guys have been marked as one of the best upcoming bands around. "Rats On Rafts play a tough, psychedelic, discordant guitar pop driven by a hard bass sound & some great melodies. If only John Peel was still alive today they would be doing a session for him every week." - John Robb. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA 

 
Gremlins Crawl cover art
  Shannon & The Clams    Gremlins Crawl
Label:  Volar Records 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  volar022 
Long in the works single featuring "Gremlins Crawl" & a cover of Jefferon Airplane's "White Rabbit" on the flip. Members also play in Hunx & His Punks. Modern lo-fi garage w/ heaving nods to yester-year & the likes of Del Shannon 

 
Songs For Cadets cover art
  Stacian    Songs For Cadets
Label:  Moniker 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  mnkr009cd 
Release Date:  October 23, 2012 
A 37-minute barage of krauty, synth-drenched dance-pop. In reality the record is a coded training-manual for intergalactic mercenaries, sent back in time from 2112. These young fighters have been enlisted by the global government to colonize Jupiter 6, a lush Earth-like planet in a hostile zone. Pretty wild 

 
Songs For Cadets cover art
  Stacian    Songs For Cadets
Label:  Moniker 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mnkr009lp 
Release Date:  October 23, 2012 
Vinyl version 

 
Circular Scratch cover art
  Stick Insect    Circular Scratch
Label:  Teenbeat 
Format:  CDR 
Catalog Number:  tb486cd 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/30 STREET DATE. NOTE CORRECTED UPC!! CD-R only release LIMITED to 150 QTY. Stick Insect was hatched as a recording project of Brooklyn's JEANNINE DURFEE (SISTERHOOD OF CONVOLUTED THINKERS). Stick Insect is recognized by its typically fast, tight drumbeats & large, layered bass sounds, balanced by infectious glockenspiel & vocal melodies. 2 sets of basses, 2 sets of drums (fast, fast, drums), glockenspiel, keyboard, & girl singers, post-punk bass lines & Japanese-inspired indie-pop 

 
Tinsel & Lights cover art
  Thorn, Tracey    Tinsel & Lights
Label:  Merge 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  mrg459cd 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
STREET DATE 10/30. Christmas album featuring 10 seasonal cover versions, two new original tracks & appearance from Green Gartside (SCRITTI POLITTI). Covers of tracks by Dolly Parton, Stephin Merritt, Ron Sexsmith, Jack White, Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Low, Sufjan Stevens. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

 
Tinsel & Lights cover art
  Thorn, Tracey    Tinsel & Lights
Label:  Merge 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mrg459lp 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
STREET DATE 10/30. LP w/ download + exclusive bonus track "25th December" + TRACEY THORN holiday wrapping paper. NO RETURNS. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

 
Work It Out cover art
  Twerps    Work It Out
Label:  Underwater Peoples 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  ups010 
Release Date:  October 23, 2012 
Triple A-side single form Melbourne's pop chillers, their 1st new release since their celebrated debut album of last year, & perhaps their most polished effort yet. The new 7" takes their warm jangle pop down a darker path. NO RETURNS 

 
Secrecy cover art
  Ungdomskulen    Secrecy
Label:  Smalltown Supersound/Yap 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  yap043lp 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
**EXCLUSIVE! 10/30 STREET DATE. VINYL ONLY RELEASE from Bergen, Norway's Ungdomskulen follows a trilogy of 7-inches (all of which sold out 1500 qty immediately) & heavy touring with "Secrecy". Recorded in their own studio, the band maintained their "us against the world" mentality, pooling their blood, bloody sweat & bloody tears into a truly amazing rock album. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA 

 
Mirror, Mirror cover art
  Wax Fang    Mirror, Mirror
Label:  Karate Body 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  kbr021cd 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/30 STREET DATE. Led by singer/guitarist Scott Carney's urgent voice & narrative prowess, "Mirror, Mirror" is a 4 song foray into the darker portals of Wax Fang's musical imagination, where aural feeds visual & vice versa until the 2 are intertwined. It's a misadventure through a schizophrenic looking glass, where dysfunctional families sleep underwater & a telepathic preacher commands his congregation to raise their voices to the heavens in the name of truth. Wax Fang's appetite for sonic exploration has always yielded landmark music, with 1 foot rooted in the classic, the other in another galaxy. 

 
Mirror, Mirror cover art
  Wax Fang    Mirror, Mirror
Label:  Karate Body 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  kbr021lp 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/30 STREET DATE. BLACK VINYL VERSION comes with gratis download code. "Singer Scott Carney has got a shot of Broadway in his vocals, & hearing his dramatics framed by gutsy guitar solos & thunderclap drum work makes for a compellingly weird combo out of Louisville. Imagine 'The Wall' with a Bonnaroo beard." - SPIN 

 
Mirror, Mirror cover art
  Wax Fang    Mirror, Mirror
Label:  Karate Body 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  kbr021lpx 
Release Date:  October 30, 2012 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 10/30 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION OF 250 QTY COKE BOTTLE CLEAR COLORED VINYL comes with gratis download code. "Wax Fang is epic guitar rock, with melodic solos breaking free from hypnotic loops." - LA TIMES 

 

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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