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Monday, November 26

saki newsletter 11/27/12!

Helllooooo, friends! Hope you all had a thankfulicious holiday and were able to wake up from your post-dinner hibernation without incident. We'd also like to thank you guys for coming out this weekend to pick up the Record Store Day Black Friday releases and not physically assaulting each other. We've said it before and we'll say it again, WE ARE NOT A WALMART. Thank you guys for keeping it stab and mace-free! We've got a very small handful of RSD BF titles left, but they are now available to mail order customers as well, so if you need anything get over here soon!

We're going to get back in the swing of things this Friday with another installment of our favorite thing ever: Creative Control with Joe McAdam! If you haven't made out to one of these yet (we do them on the last Friday of every month) you are missing out. It's the most fun you'll ever have at a record store. This time our friends from Powell Brew House are coming out to offer samples of their homebrewed goodness too! On Saturday we've got another Epitonic saki Session with an awesome band from Bloomington called Sleeping Bag! They're one of our favorite new bands from the past few years. If you haven't heard them before be sure to come check them out for FREE at saki this weekend!

Plenty of other good stuff coming up in the next few weeks as well! Check the listings below and stay tuned for more info on all that on the blog and in next week's newsletter!

Also, don't forget to check the blog every week to see which new releases we're offering up for 20% OFF! This week you can grab: Sleep's epic Dopesmoker, and we're adding two new killer Trouble In Mind releases, MMOSS' Only Children and Woollen Kits' Four Girls!


Upcoming Events:

Friday, November 30th @ 8pm

Creative Control w/ Joe McAdam featuring standup from Matt Drufke, Mike Joyce, Candy Lawrence, Kevin Lee & Andrew Smreker, sketches from Christina Boucher & Chris Stephens, & music from Oshwa!
Beverages provided by
Powell Brew House!

Saturday, November 31st @ 6pm

Epitonic saki Session w/ Sleeping Bag!

Thursday, December 6th @ 9pm

Orindal Records & saki present: Advance Base, Julie Byrne & J. Fernandez @ The Burlington!
*THIS SHOW IS NOT AT SAKI*

Saturday, December 8th @ 4pm

In-store w/ Gnarwaals & Good Wives!

Sunday, December 9th @ 3pm

Epitonic saki Session w/ Foxygen & Angel Olsen!

Friday, December 14th @ 6pm
Opening Reception of...
From The Rooftops: Screenprints by Ethan D'Ercole featuring music from Bedfellows and members of Manniquen Men!
Beverages & snacks provided by saki Goose Island!

Saturday, December 15th @ 7pm

A Very Girl Group Christmas w/ Summer Girlfriends and Kitchen Hips hosted by Phil Spector!
Beverages & snacks provided by saki & Goose Island!

New Releases @ saki 11/27/12:

Peter Brotzmann - Walk, Love, Sleep CD
Neneh Cherry and the Thing - Cherry Thing Remixes LP
V/A - Contemporary Guitar LP
Kevin Devine - Split the Country Split the Street LP (reissue)
The Garlands - S/T CD and LP
Joan of Arc - S/T LP
KARP - Kill All Redneck Pricks DVD
MMOSS - Only Children CD and LP (20% OFF THIS WEEK)
Profligate - Videotape LP
Shoes - Black Vinyl Shoes LP
Shoes - Present Tense Demos LP
Sleep - Dopesmoker LP (from 11/20 releases but still 20% OFF THIS WEEK)
Trash Talk - 119 LP
Tyvek - On Triple Beams LP
Woollen Kits - Four Girls LP (20% OFF THIS WEEK)

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


Dammit Pomegranate b/w Can't Complain cover art
A Giant Dog Dammit Pomegranate b/w Can't Complain
Label: Tic Tac Totally
Format: 7"
Catalog Number: ttt060
New single from Austin vets. Massive bites of well-written pop chargers featuring members of Bad Sports, OBN III's, and Bobby Jealousy. Produced by Mike McCarthy and mastered at Chicago Mastering Service. Housed in a big fat glue pocket with high quality download. Everything about this record is huge
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Billow Observatory Billow Observatory
Label: Felte
Format: 2LP
Catalog Number: felte003lp
Release Date: December 04, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE! STREET DATE 12/04. The self-titled VINYL ONLY OF 120 QTY debut album from Billow Observatory - the duo comprising Danish producer Jonas Munk, aka Manual, & Auburn Lull guitarist Jason Kolb - is a record that has been nearly a decade in the making. As Kolb explains, "This record is extremely guitar heavy, which may surprise people. A lot of my guitar parts were actually recorded with amps & mics and then treated &re-treated." This material as sounding as if it comes from surroundings rather than from hands touching instruments. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA
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Budd, Harold Bandits of Stature
Label: Darla
Format: CD
Catalog Number: drl262cd
Release Date: November 27, 2012
14 compact BUDD composed string quartets played by the Formalist Quartet. Elegantly simple, avant-garde string quartets, each w/ his own unique & subtle tension & abstraction sometimes-pastoral but as-often otherworldly mood shining through
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Contemporary Guitar V/A
Label: 4 Men WIth Beards
Format: LP
Catalog Number: 4m226lp
Release Date: November 27, 2012
Originally released in 1966 on the Takoma label, this is a compilation of solo acoustic guitar instrumentals from folk &blues legends such as BUKKA WHITE, JOHN FAHEY, & ROBBIE BASHO as well as lesser known-s like MAX OCHS & HARRY TAUSSIG. An essential compilation of American guitar soli. NO CANADA/NO EXPORTS
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Dadamah Violet Stains Red
Label: Little Axe
Format: 7"
Catalog Number: gr011
Release Date: December 04, 2012
STREET DATE 12/04. Two unreleased tracks recorded in the early 90's. Beautiful murky vocals paired w/ bleak jangly bursts of guitar & droning organ/synth from Kim Pieters, Janine Stagg, Peter Stapleton, & Roy Montgomery
Personality Matrix cover art
Featureless Ghost Personality Matrix
Label: Night People
Format: LP
Catalog Number: np175lp
Synth pop, dark wave, minimal synth, trance, none of it really matters. This is deep eclectic electronic music performed to live midi, hybrid digital & analog perfection. The dual male/female vocal delivery presented on this record shows a high concern for distinctly developed interplay & identity that is perhaps unequaled in contemporary synth pop
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Goldendust S/T
Label: Night People
Format: LP
Catalog Number: np171lp
Rides deep & dark but not free of a lush joyful pop sensibility sometimes sneaking in behind menacing moments to disrupt the darkness & let a little light through
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Grouper A I A: Alien Observer
Label: Mississippi
Format: LP
Catalog Number: grouper006blp
Release Date: August 23, 2011
REPRESS. "A I A" is a two-part release comprised of songs written & recorded over the last four years. Both albums are low, both discuss:Êbeing an other to oneÕs own self, to other humans; ghosts & aliens, both literal & metaphorical; other worlds to escape to. Second in the two-part series
A I A: Dream Loss cover art
Grouper A I A: Dream Loss
Label: Mississippi
Format: LP
Catalog Number: grouper006alp
Release Date: August 23, 2011
REPRESS. "A I A" is a two-part release comprised of songs written & recorded over the last four years. Both albums are low, both discuss:Êbeing an other to oneÕs own self, to other humans; ghosts & aliens, both literal & metaphorical; other worlds to escape to. First in the two-part series
Cover The Windows & The Walls cover art
Grouper Cover The Windows & The Walls
Label: Yellowelectric
Format: LP
Catalog Number: rs19lp
3rd repress of Grouper's 3rd solo full-length. Originally pressed in '07 on Root Strata
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Guthrie, Robin Fortune
Label: Soleil Apres Minuit
Format: CD
Catalog Number: sm1203cd
Release Date: November 27, 2012
The guitars are bright. The bass is deep. The drums are real. The melodies powerful. Guthrie (COCTEAU TWINS) quietly coaxes beauty & emotion from his guitar & seemingly invites us inside the dream where we are a blissful & integral part of the whole creation
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Karp Kill All Redneck Pricks
Label: Molasses Manifesto
Format: DVD
Catalog Number: molman1dvd
Release Date: November 27, 2012
**EXCLUSIVE!! A documentary film about a band called KARP. A story of 3 friends overcoming odds through rock n' roll music. Film features BIG BUSINESS, MELVINS, UNWOUND, BEAT HAPPENING, CALVIN JOHNSON, KATHLEEN HANNA, KIMYA DAWSON, JOE PRESTON. 84 minutes
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Lowe, Robert Aki Aubrey Timon Imok Manta
Label: Type
Format: LP
Catalog Number: type111lp
A single mantra-like piece followed by a "version" in classic dub fashion. Takes tumbling electrified rhythms & sets them up against slowly-modulating analog patterns, gradually building into something even more revenant. Bass-heavy & precariously stripped bare, leaving only skeletons of influence & form. On B-side, Lowe touches on Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works II, early Popul Vuh, & Rhythm & Sound in one fell swoop
A Wrenched Virile Lore cover art
Mogwai A Wrenched Virile Lore
Label: Sub Pop
Format: 2LP
Catalog Number: spp1033lp
Release Date: November 23, 2012
STREET DATE 11/23. BLACK FRIDAY RSD RELEASE. A companion piece to "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will", w/ remixes from artist at the cutting edge of electronic & expertimental music. Features ZOMBI, TIM HECKER, UMBERTO, XANDER HARRIS, & more. Ltd to 2500 on color vinyl. Incld download. NO RETURNS. NO EXPORT
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Montgomery, Roy Music From the Film Hey Badfinger
Label: Little Axe
Format: LP
Catalog Number: gr010lp
Release Date: December 04, 2012
STREET DATE 12/04. 23 short & moody narratives, reminiscent of Carlos Paredes. Solo guitar music & loops from recordings he rediscovered/revisited several years ago
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OBN IIIs S/T
Label: Tic Tac Totally
Format: LP
Catalog Number: ttt059lp
Release Date: October 30, 2012
OBN III's huge-sounding follow-up adds a new dimension of heavy rock to their incredible debut EP and LP outings thus far. ÊAll the punch with even better writing and recording, delving into darker moods and much heavier hits. ÊFrom the 2" tape reels to the needle that drops down onto it, no expense was spared to create the vinyl version of this record. ÊFollowing a meticulous, 100% analog signal path...Neeley's swinging microphone hitting your head is the only thing missing from the immediacy of their live show! Ê180 gram vinyl pressing, gatefold sleeve, and the requisite high-quality digital download included
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Pale Lights S/T EP
Label: Calico Cat
Format: 7"
Catalog Number: cal003
Debut four track EP from Brooklyn indie pop group, featuring members of COMET GAIN, CRYSTAL STILTS, CINEMA RED & BLUE. Includes download
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Paradise I Love Thousands Every Summer/Psychic Returns
Label: Thin Wrist
Format: 7"
Catalog Number: tw-lr2
California indie pop musician Nedelle Torrisi (formerly of CRYPTACIZE). This blissful single draws inspiration from Coleridge's "Kubla Kahn." Deluxe packaging w/ download included. Nine 7x7" full color inserts housed in letterpressed vellum envelope
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Shoes Black Vinyl Shoes
Label: Numero
Format: LP
Catalog Number: njr003lp
Release Date: November 27, 2012
The gateway LP for powerpop mainliner's the world over. Originally released in 1977, reissued here on 150g vinyl, & remastered from the original master tapes. A powerpop MUST
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Shoes Present Tense Demos
Label: Numero
Format: LP
Catalog Number: njr004lp
Release Date: November 27, 2012
Prior to signing w/ Elektra in 1979, Shoes were just four guys cutting demos in a Zion, IL basement. Compiled here for the first time on vinyl is a track-by-track reevaluation of the Zion demos, cut from the original master tapes & lovingly treated on high-qquality 150g vinyl
Dopesmoker cover art
Sleep Dopesmoker
Label: Southern Lord
Format: 2LP
Catalog Number: sunn158lp
Release Date: November 20, 2012
NO RETURNS. 180gm purple 2LP. Contains bonus track not available on CD version. "Drop out of life with bong in hand, follow the smoke to the riff-filled land!"
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Social Studies Developer
Label: Antenna Farm
Format: CD
Catalog Number: ant542cd
Release Date: November 13, 2012
The San Francisco-based five-piece deliver a 21st century take on rock anthems on their sophomore full-length. Here things are stripped down to the basics w/ a focus on texture & mood, where powerful vocals are showcased against a cascade of whirling synthesizers, soaring guitars, & thundering drums. Co-produced by Eli Crews (TUNEYARDS, DEERHOOF, THAO & MIRAH)
Developer cover art
Social Studies Developer
Label: Antenna Farm
Format: LP
Catalog Number: antf542lp
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Vinyl version. Incld download w/ bonus tracks
Silk Prison cover art
Tight Phantomz Silk Prison
Label: Forge Again
Format: 2LP
Catalog Number: far038lp
Release Date: November 20, 2012
Members of LUSTRE KING, PINEBENDER, REDS N BLUE, MILEMARKER, SEAM. Though it's a dark trip, it carries the same self-deprecating thread as classic drunken Replacements channeled through Black Sabbath. 2LP on clear orange vinyl w/ download
S/T cover art
Wooden Indian Burial Ground S/T
Label: Mon Amie
Format: LP
Catalog Number: monam005lp
Release Date: October 30, 2012
This Portland, Oregon combo draws inspiration from grey skies, vintage sci-fi novels, fuzz pedals & homemade drone boxes. The result is a collection of drunken-funeral-folk tunes
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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