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Tuesday, January 15

saki newsletter 1/15/13!

Allo', allo', allo'! We'd like to thank everyone who came out this weekend. It was truly a special one for us. A special thanks goes to Mike Lebovitz, Junior Stopka, and all the comics who performed for Senorita Weiner's Top Secret Humor Experiment and Ice Cream Social Club, Notes and Bolts, Chandeliers, Deep Sleep, Zelienople and Pillars and Tongues! Everyone was so awesome. We haven't had that much fun at work in a while!

We're already gearing up for another great weekend starting Friday with the opening reception for Delicious Design League's show, Yuck! In addition to DDL's amazing screen prints on display, we'll have a performance from Trevor de Brauw (Pelican, Chord) and treats from saki and Upton's Naturals!

On Saturday, we'll be celebrating the first release on saki's new record label, Santah's You're Still A Lover 12" vinyl EP. Santah has put together a great lineup of bands, including Grandkids, Barber Greene, and Gabe Liebowitz of Dastardly. We'll also have some food and drinks. It'll be like an art opening, but with more bands!

Of course, there's always more to come at saki. Just keep checking the events listings on the blog, facebook, or here on this newsletter and we'll keep you in the know! There's some REALLY special stuff coming up at the end of January into February...

Upcoming events:

Friday, January 18th @ 6pm
Opening reception of 'Yuck' Screen-printed works of Delicious Design League!

Saturday, January 19th @ 6pm
Santah 'You're Still A Lover' record release party feat. Grandkids, Gabe from Dastardly & Barber Greene!
Followed by DJ sets from saki & members of Santah at The Burlington!

Friday, January 25th @ 8pm
Creative Control w/ Joe McAdam!

Saturday, January 26th @ 4pm
Notes & Bolts presents: an Epitonic saki Session w/ Pink Frost!

Sunday, January 27th @ 3pm
In-store w/ She Speaks In Tongues and MEKILLERRUN!

Monday, January 28th @ 7pm
Off The Record: a listening party w/ Brokeback!
A celebration of Brokeback's new record 'Brokeback & the Black Rock!'

Thursday, January 31st, 7pm @ Lincoln Hall
saki presents: The Punch Up feat. Robocop & Beverly Hills Cop!

Thursday, February 7th, 8pm @ Schubas
IMBG: The International Movie Betting Game returns!


New releases @ saki:

Cave Dwellers - Run Around 2x7"
Sean Lennon - Alter Egos (OST) CD and LP
Mystical Weapons - S/T CD and LP
The National - Virginia 12" EP
Christopher Owens - Lysandre CD and LP
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold CD and LP
Pretty - Mustache In Your Face CD and LP
Marcos Valle - S/T CD and LP
Marcos Valle - Garra CD and LP
Wicked Lester - You Are Doomed 2x7"
Yo La Tengo - Fade CD and deluxe LP (regular LP delayed to 1/29)

Weekly new release sale @ saki:

Each week saki will be offering a handful of new releases for 20% OFF! You can check the blog, Facebook, Twitter, or our newsletter, to find out which titles will be discounted. We'll choose 2-3 titles each week and they'll be discounted for their entire first week of release!

This week we're offering the reissue of Crazy Horse's 1971 debut, Sean Lennon's score for the film "Alter Egos" and all three of Numero Group's new double 7" sets for 20% off!


Crazy Horse - S/T LP

Reissue of the long out of print classic debut from Neil Young's backing band! Originally released in 1971. Features Danny Whitten, Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot, with Jack Nitzche & Nilz Lofgren. Cut from the original analog masters on 180gr vinyl!

Sean Lennon - Alter Egos (OST) CD or LP

Sweeping orchestral arrangements, surf guitar, epic superhero themes & a touch of eerie that recalls "Twin Peaks". All of these diverse elements blend seamlessly together on Sean Lennon's "Alter Egos" film score. Lennon acts as both composer & performer on the 20 song soundtrack. Miho Hatori (CIBO MATTO, GORILLAZ) lends her voice talents herein on a few tracks.




Pretty: Mustache In Your Face, Cave Dwellers: Run Around, and Wicked Lester: You Are Doomed double 7" sets from Numero Group

A trio of primo late-60's to late-70's psych, punk, and garage rock, all hailing from, or recorded somewhere in the Midwest. Has the Numero Group ever done your wrong, folks? The answer is NO. Snag all three of these!


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


  Bell Gardens    Full Sundown Assembly
Label:  Southern 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  28167cd 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 01/22 STREET DATE. Debut from Brian McBride (STARS OF THE LID) & Kenneth Gibson (APENDICS, FURRY THINGS) & friends. They embark upon an exploration of cinematic pop sound that often belies their respective backgrounds in the fields of experimental electronic, techno & minimalist music. For their first long-player, the duo expand on their strange yet beautiful soundscapes, favoring piano melodies, horns, pedal steel & lush vocal harmonies. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA
 

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  Bell Gardens    Full Sundown Assembly
Label:  Southern 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  28167lp 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 01/22 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION 180 GRAM WHITE & ORANGE VINYL (500 of each color). Debut from duo of Brian McBride (STARS OF THE LID) & Kenneth Gibson (APENDICS, FURRY THINGS). Bell Gardens have created an album which sounds more like a lost pop treasure, finally unearthed. LP comes in gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeve. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA
 

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  Big Harp    Chain Letters
Label:  Saddle Creek 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  lbj181cd 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
STREET DATE 1/22. Filled w/ the rich intensity & raw delivery that are birthed from a natural connection, this L.A. duo effortlessly channel their experiences as husband & wife, & their respective indie-punk & country-folk roots into their strum-filled musings on love, life & the brushed-over things that create our experiences. NO EXPORT 

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  Big Harp    Chain Letters
Label:  Saddle Creek 
Format:  LP+CD 
Catalog Number:  lbj181lp 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
STREET DATE 1/22. Vinyl veriosn. NO EXPORT. NO RETURNS 

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  Brokeback    Brokeback & the Black Rock
Label:  Thrill Jockey 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  thrill312cd 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
STREET DATE 1/22. Longstanding project of Douglas McCombs (TORTOISE, ELEVENTH DREAM DAY, PULLMAN). Features an entirely new band assembled by McCombs & features members of TIGHT PHANTOMZ, PINEBENDER & HEAD OF SKULLS! NO EXPORT 

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  Brokeback    Brokeback & the Black Rock
Label:  Thrill Jockey 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  thrill312lp 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
STREET DATE 1/22. NO EXPORT. NO RETURNS 

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  Darrow, Chris    Artist Proof
Label:  Drag City 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  dc528cd 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
01/22 STREET DATE. Founding member of KALEIDOSCOPE, session man for LEONARD COHEN, LINDA RONSTADT, GENE VINCENT, HOYT AXTON & musical wunderkind CHRIS DARROW's debut album, lost for 40 years, & now found is a rich & powerful dose of California country rock, played with grit & precision by a cast of great players including Ed Black, Loren Newkirk, Arnie Moore, Mickey McGee & John Ware. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

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  Darrow, Chris    Artist Proof
Label:  Drag City 
Format:  LP+CD 
Catalog Number:  dc528lp 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
01/22 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION includes CD of Chris Darrow's debut album with bonus tracks. "Artist Proof"'s debossed LP jacket has been carefully reproduced along with photos from Chris Darrow's archive, bringing back the time of a new feeling in American music in all its melodic, singular glory. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

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  Dial.81    Detropia - An Original Score
Label:  UHF 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  uhf001lp 
Score to the 2012 documentary Detropia. Blair French manages to create an atmosphere of claustrophobia & intense industrial dilapidation, but doesn't allow the listener to wallow in desperation & misery. Like the film, the score offers hope. With the use of dusty samplers & drum machines, he blends lo-fi textures, weighty bass lines, & hypnotic melodies to create the ambient score. Includes download 

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  Foxygen    We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
Label:  Jagjaguwar 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  jag227cd 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
STREET DATE 1/22. A precocious & cocksure joyride across California psychedelia w/ a burning, bursting punk rock engine. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT
  

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  Fury    Flying
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  hzr125 
Release Date:  November 13, 2012 
Hozac's first archival release. Two unissued '72 cuts by New York proto unk group FURY, fronted by a young Sonny Vincent, who would later lead the legendary Testors. Ltd to 600 

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  Games    S/T
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  hzr123cd 
Release Date:  November 13, 2012 
A pop album w/ all the subtleties & effervescence of those misty classics of the Pre-Punk Powerpop era. Not that you'd expect anything less from former Busy Signals member & Sing Sing records co-owner Jeremy Thompson. Taking the same cues as the Raspberries, Big Star Rockin' Horse, Shoes, & Milk 'N Cookies did well before the codification of New Wave, GAMES is a crystal-clear shot in the arm to the current state of rock 'n roll 

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  Heavy Times    I'm Single
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  hzr126 
Release Date:  November 13, 2012 
3-track EP which further illustrates the kung fu grip this Chicago combo has on pop hooks & the on-the-brink-of-collapse punk animalism they use to deliver them. B-sides are exclusive to this release 

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  Lindstrom    Vos-sako-rv
Label:  Smalltown Supersound 
Format:  12" 
Catalog Number:  sts23712lp 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 01/22 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 QTY VINYL ONLY RELEASE. 2nd 12-incher from Lindstrom's acclaimed "Smalhans" release, with 2 Todd Terje edits on the flip side. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA 

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  Men    Electric/Water Babies
Label:  Sacred Bones 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  sacbr078 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
STREET DATE 1/22. Perfect introductory glimpse into the panoramic full-length & companion EP, forthcoming March 5 & late 2013, respectively. Swelling their captivation w/ smudged Americana to untried new peaks, as a whole the Big Indian sessions come down as reaffirmation that they truly are the rare restless force, which pulses on regardless of era, affiliation or blessing. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

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  Mil Mascaras    Fuzz
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  hzr124 
Release Date:  November 13, 2012 
Found near the end of the french Glue Wave awakening of the early 00s, what stands out most about these wild punk women is their incredibly stripped-down sound. Taking the most primitive post-punk guitar stabs swirling arounrd their heads, interjecting the most refreshingly abnormal chord changes & tying it all together around the hidden harmonies & a siniter bass line, these girls have delivered an EP brimming w/ 81's subversive tension, 91's empowering aggression, 01's distilled desperation. Ltd to 375 

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  Peoples Temple    More For The Masses
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  hzr122cd 
Release Date:  November 13, 2012 
A bold advance in the songwriting structure, w/ intricate arrangements, incredibly diverse new directions not far off from the pioneering material spurned forth from the iconic 60s band Love. A direct shot of rock n' roll snarl, classic pop, head-expanding fuzz, those two-part vocal harmonies, & an ever-compeling riff that takes you over the edge & back within minutes 

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  Peoples Temple    More For The Masses
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  hzr122lp 
Release Date:  November 13, 2012 
A bold advance in the songwriting structure, w/ intricate arrangements, incredibly diverse new directions not far off from the pioneering material spurned forth from the iconic 60s band Love. A direct shot of rock n' roll snarl, classic pop, head-expanding fuzz, those two-part vocal harmonies, & an ever-compeling riff that takes you over the edge & back winthin minutes. LTD TO 550 

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  Pia Fraus    Silmi Island
Label:  Shelflife 
Format:  LP+CD 
Catalog Number:  life096lp 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 01/22 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION OF 250 QTY 180 GRAM VINYL (W/CD) RELEASE. "Silmi Island" is a celebration of Pia Fraus' 10 year history featuring 13 of their very best tracks from 1998-2008 & presented on limited LP+CD format. All tracks were completely re-recorded or remastered & appearing on vinyl for the very 1st time. 2 bonus tracks are included on the CD - one being a surprise My Bloody Valentine cover! NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NA 

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  Pretty    Mustache In Your Face
Label:  Numero 
Format:  2X7" 
Catalog Number:  numero701 
Release Date:  January 15, 2013 
Recorded in an actual cave in western Missouri, the quartet formerly known as the Fabulous Four emerged from the depths of 1969 w/ an album's worth of wasted psych. Helmed by the Electric Prunes' Michael Quint, the session produced one promo-only 45. The songs blend backwards guitar lines, Flamenco runs, triple-tracked vocals, heavy distortion, handclaps, key vamps, a Stones rip, & extremly absurd lyrical content. NO RETURNS 

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  Roberts, Alasdair & Friends    A Wonder Working Stone
Label:  Drag City 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  dc534cd 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
01/22 STREET DATE. Alasdair's most ambitious, fully-realized work to date: "A Wonder Working Stone" continues his long-standing love affair and deeply creative interaction with the traditional music of has native Scotland (& beyond). Roberts delivers his unique 'scordatura' finger style guitar & distinctive tenor vocals with the backing of a core group of among Glasgow's finest, with special guest vocals from Olivia Chaney. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

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  Roberts, Alasdair & Friends    A Wonder Working Stone
Label:  Drag City 
Format:  LP+CD 
Catalog Number:  dc534lp 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
01/22 STREET DATE. DOUBLE VINYL VERSION. "Alasdair Roberts is the most exciting young musician currently working within the folk tradition of these islands and is, in my opinion, a kind of genius." - Robin Robertson, shortlisted for 2010 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, & author of "The Wrecking Ball". NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

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  Segall, Ty    The Hill / Mother Lemonade
Label:  Drag City 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  dc531 
Release Date:  September 04, 2012 
VINYL! 1st single from Ty Segall's "Twins", cracking the window of your future in October 2012 - & all futures beyond. "Mother Lemonade" is a fun-ish, sun-ish flip-side anthem. Like a quicksilver wire at the center, Ty's voice seethes you as the unseen craft whirls closer. These are the bongbursts of tomorrow. Your mission, before it is too late: take "The Hill." NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EUROPE 

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  Segall, Ty    Would You Be My Love / For Those Who Would Weep
Label:  Drag City 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  dc548 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
01/22 STREET DATE. For the jukebox that is your life from the pinball machine of Ty Segall's brain, "Would You Be My Love" is the 2nd single from Ty's titanic 3rd album "Twins". NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

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  Speck Mountain    Badwater
Label:  Carrot Top 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  saki053cd 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE! 01/22 STREET DATE. 3rd album from Chicago "ambient soul" band. If the band's 1st 2 albums sound like they were recorded underwater, their 3rd finds the band washed ashore onto a dusty, sun-bleached desert. Marie-Claire Balabanian's soulful, breathy vocals heat the record, providing the warm tonal blanket to co-writer Karl Briedrick's swirling, luminous guitars ÐÊboth swelling together in search of some distant release. Lay down & watch the storm. 

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  Speck Mountain    Badwater
Label:  Carrot Top Records 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  saki053lp 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE! 01/22 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION comes with download. 

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  Thomas, Fred    Night Times
Label:  Framework 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  frame002lp 
White vinyl w/ download. Originally released as a free download in 2010, this is the 6th volume of Thomas' (SATURDAY LOOKS GOOD TO ME, CITY CENTER, SWIMSUIT) largely obscured solo material. Drawing on the insular spirit of Arthur Russell's bedroom productions & the haunted folk poetry of acts like WIll Oldham, Mount Eerie, or Neil Young's darkest hours, Thomas melds subtle acoustic structures w/ waves of buzzing guitar tones & ghostly vocals. These 17 astral pop gems rival the greatest of his previous offerings
 



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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