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Tuesday, February 12

saki newsletter 2/12/13!

First thing's first: we hope you all had a great time this Sunday at our second Off The Record listening party! We know a lot of people didn't get to enjoy the pie or coffee, but that turnout was obviously even better than we thought it would be. Who'd have known that free pie and Mikal Cronin would be such a big draw!? Wait, now that we think about it WE Should have know that... well, we hope you had a blast anyway! We'd of course like to thank Trouble In Mind, Mikal Cronin, Jacco Gardner, Maston, Goose Island, Bang Bang Pie Shop, New Wave Coffee, and our man Joel Beeman from Weegee's Lounge for mixing your brunch beverages. None of these Off The Record parties would be possible without the support of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events so the biggest thank you always goes to them and the great work they do!

We don't have much going on at the shop this weekend, but make sure you stop by and pick up Grouper or tUnE-yArDs for 20% off sometime in the next week! We'll pick it back up on Friday the 22nd with this month's installment of Creative Control, followed by in-stores with Fue, As One, Panda Riot and Startropics. We hope to see you then, but also probably before that too. What we mean to say is, come shop here!

Upcoming events:
Friday, February 22nd @ 8pm
Creative Control w/ Joe McAdam featuring comedy from Joe Kwaczala, Charlie Bury, Aaron Weaver, Jeff Hanson, Chris Hauser & music from Hemmingbirds!


Saturday, February 23rd @ 4pm
In-store w/ Fue and As One!

Sunday, February 24th @ 4pm
Notes and Bolts presents and Epitonic saki Session w/ Panda Riot and Startropics!

Thursday, February 28th
The Punch-Up at Lincoln Hall featuring Showgirls and Flashdance!

Friday, March 1st @ 6pm
Opening reception of Anne Benjamin: Posters and Prints!

Saturday, March 2nd @ 4pm
In-store w/ Audiences and Norman Toronto!

New releases @ saki 2/12/13:
Austin Psych Fest 2012 DVD
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone "In Cambridge" LP
Durutti Column "LC" (2xCD reissue)
Frontier Ruckus "Eternity Of Dimming" CD/LP
Goodly Thousands "Honest/I Wish" 7"
Jacco Gardner "Cabinet Of Curiosities" LP/CD
Maston "Shadows" LP/CD
Pissed Jeans "Honeys" LP/CD
PVT "Homosapien" CD/LP
tUnE-yArDs "As Yoko" 10"
Veronica Falls "Waiting For Something To Happen LP/CD
Chelsea Wolfe "Prayer For The Unborn" LP/CD
Fear Of Men "Early Fragments" LP

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

Are On The Other Side cover art
  Bad Indian    Are On The Other Side
Label: CQ 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: cq004lp 
Release Date: February 05, 2013 
This Michigan band brings their brand of rust belt garage, psych, jangle & rock n' roll over 13 tracks on their 2nd fulll-length. 60s style punk rave-ups, organ laced c86 jangle, haunting ballads & psych freak-outs 

 
7th Time Around cover art
  Barreracudas    7th Time Around
Label: Windian 
Format: 7" 
Catalog Number: win20027 
Release Date: January 08, 2013 
Atlanta power-poppers follow up their 2011 full-length release w/ 2 more dirt meets glam punkers 

 
Rough Carpenters cover art
  Black Twig Pickers    Rough Carpenters
Label: Thrill Jockey 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: thrill309cd 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
STREET DATE 2/19. Can be seen as an inward-gazing foil to Whompyjawed EP's long-form hoedown epics. NO EXPORT 

 
Skip i Natten / Offerdans cover art
  Casiokids    Skip i Natten / Offerdans
Label: Splendour 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: sple018lp 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 02/19 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION OF 150 QTY VINYL ONLY RELEASE. Casiokids returned with a cathcy, dancy, beautiful synth pop offering on a limited edition 12" for their fall Norway tour. The songs are exclusive to this 12". NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NA 

 
In Cambridge cover art
  Casiotone For The Painfully Alone    In Cambridge
Label: Orindal 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: ord06lp 
Release Date: February 12, 2013 
First official live album. Recorded on April 28th, 2010 at the Middle East Upstairs, at the tail end of the only tour to feature a 6 piece band (members of MAGICAL BEAUTIFUL & DEAD SCIENCE). Drawing heavily from "Etiquette" & "Vs. Children" these recordings bring 14 classic songs to life w/ pianos, organs, horns, guitars, live drums, & percussion. A document of a short-lived live incarnation of OWEN ASHWORTH's often solo, electronic, lo-fi pop songwriting project. Limited edition 150G vinyl. Incld download 

 
Total Folklore cover art
  Friel, Dan    Total Folklore
Label: Thrill Jockey 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: thrill324cd 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
STREET DATE 2/19. Founding member of PARTS & LABOR. Armed w/ an arsenal of thriftstore pedals & noisemakers splayed across his lap, he has spent the last decade home brewing electronic music that is equal parts ragged, punk, psychedelic & glorious. NO EXPORT 

 
K-9 cover art
  Heavy Times    K-9
Label: Windian 
Format: 7" 
Catalog Number: win20028 
Release Date: January 08, 2013 
Follwing their rock-solid sophomore full-length "Jacker" for Hozac records, this single features the same harsh dual guitars w/ a surfy punk underbelly. The B-side showcases their stellar bare bones songwriting 

 
Live In Chicago cover art
  Hot Water Music    Live In Chicago
Label: No idea 
Format: 2LP 
Catalog Number: nir280lp 
Release Date: January 13, 2013 
3xLP version. Incld download. Colored vinyl 

 
The Best of The Howling Hex cover art
  Howling Hex    The Best of The Howling Hex
Label: Drag City 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: dc545cd 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
02/19 STREET DATE. NOTE: This is NOT a greatest hits compilation, but is a NEW album by a new incarnation of The Howling Hex. Don't fret - the album is still square state rock with sharp corners; southern lights refocused on a more northern steppe, yet still awash in the vibration of the west, red as the rocks that the Indians danced upon not so very long ago. CD features HIDDEN BONUS TRACK! NO EXPORT TO EU/UK. 

 
The Best of The Howling Hex cover art
  Howling Hex    The Best of The Howling Hex
Label: Drag City 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: dc545lp 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
02/19 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

 
African Dialects cover art
  King, Peter    African Dialects
Label: Secret Stash 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: srr28lp 
Release Date: February 12, 2013 
1979 recording is a heavy blend of Afrobeat, Afro Funk, & Caribbean sounds. Includes download 

 
The Waiting Room cover art
  Lusine    The Waiting Room
Label: Ghostly International 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: gi172cd 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
02/19 STREET DATE. s the 3rd full length from Seattle-based electronic pop & experimental electronic producer Jeff McIlwain (LUSINE). It's an album that's both cerebral & visceral, a record that's both rewarding of a serious headphone session & also warm & melodic enough to make listening as engaging in an emotional sense as it is in an intellectual one. Features vocals from Sarah McIlwain. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NA 

 
The Waiting Room cover art
  Lusine    The Waiting Room
Label: Ghostly International 
Format: 2LP 
Catalog Number: gi172lp 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
02/19 STREET DATE. DOUBLE VINYL VERSION. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NA 

 
Marriage of True Minds cover art
  Matmos    Marriage of True Minds
Label: Thrill Jockey 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: thrill316cd 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
STREET DATE 2/19. Known for making toe-tapping rhythmic pop out of odd & unusual sound sources. They have always worn genre loosely, but it's safe to say that this is the 1st electronic album to start w/ tap dancing & end w/ doom metal. Stomping techno, eerie synth jams, musique concrete, Latin rhythms, & Ethiopian music, at once at home in the academy, the art gallery, the nightclub & the noise warehouse. NO EXPORT 

 
What The Brothers Sang cover art
  McCarthy, Dawn & Bonnie Prince Billy    What The Brothers Sang
Label: Drag City 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: dc555cd 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
02/19 STREET DATE. Bonny & Dawn of FAUN FABLES present "What the Brothers Sang" as no mere gesture of nostalgia; these new versions rethink The Everly Brothers for the audience of listeners today, people who naturally might have no knowledge or experience with those songs. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK/AUSTRALIA/HONG KONK/JAPAN 

 
What The Brothers Sang cover art
  McCarthy, Dawn & Bonnie Prince Billy    What The Brothers Sang
Label: Drag City 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: dc555lp 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
02/19 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

 
Leave Me Midnight cover art
  My Gold Mask    Leave Me Midnight
Label: Goldy Tapes 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: gt004cd 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 02/19 STREET DATE. MY GOLD MASK have been the buzz of the internets & blogosphere, featured on Gossip Girl, included in Vogue fashion shows & remixed by The Hood Internet. The follow up is a wall of sound that creates a spooky realm for these songs to flourish. "ItÕs only a matter of time before people fall head over heels for their spooky racket." - Time Out Chicago 

 
Honeys cover art
  Pissed Jeans    Honeys
Label: Sub Pop 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: spp1029cd 
Release Date: February 12, 2013 
Refined, but no less intense. Catchy-ness at Black Flag velocity 

 
One Track Mind cover art
  Psychic Ills    One Track Mind
Label: Sacred Bones 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: sacbr089cd 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
STREET DATE 2/19. Perhaps the most straight-forward rock record the Ills have ever made. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

 
Dots & Loops cover art
  Stereolab    Dots & Loops
Label: 1972 
Format: 2LP 
Catalog Number: if10lp 
Release Date: February 05, 2013 
5th album, originally released in 1997. 1st to completely ditch the motorik drone that had been a trademark since their inception; predominated by lush lounge & jazz textures, it showcases the band's most complex set of rhythms yet. NO EXPORTS 

 
Emperor Tomato Ketchup cover art
  Stereolab    Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Label: 1972 
Format: 2LP 
Catalog Number: if09lp 
Release Date: January 22, 2013 
4th full-length, originally released in 1996. Continuing to mine the music of the '60s & early '70s, they employ Farfisas & Moogs, melodies from Bacharach & Hardy, soft-rock, bubblegum, dub & hip-hop sounds to augment their core influences of krautrock, punk, jazz & space rock. NO EXPORT 

 
Waiting For Something To Happen cover art
  Veronica Falls    Waiting For Something To Happen
Label: Slumberland 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: slr185cd 
Release Date: February 12, 2013 
The quartet easily throw off the tongue in cheek references to ghostly romances & suicides to elegantly distill the essence of an aimless twenty-something existence - the collective anxieties, tensions & confusion of moving from adolescence into full fledged adulthood - into a set of immaculately conceived & perfectly wrought pop songs 

 
Transfiguration of Vincent cover art
  Ward, M.    Transfiguration of Vincent
Label: Jealous Butcher 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: jb070lp 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE! 02/19 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION. COMING BACK INTO PRINT! Ward's 3rd album that is clearly progressive while simultaneously sounding regressive, feeling dusty w/ age, & manifesting a genius that is pure & untempered. 

 
Night, Sleep, Death cover art
  Wingdale Community Singers    Night, Sleep, Death
Label: Blue Chopsticks 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: bch023lp 
Release Date: February 19, 2013 
02/19 STREET DATE. VINYL ONLY RELEASE LIMITED TO 500 QTY. 3rd full-length album finds the core trio of Hannah Marcus, Rick Moody, & David Grubbs augmented by a cast of effortlessly sympatico guests including JOLIE HOLLAND, TANYA DONNELLY & ONEIDA'S KID MILLIONS, featuring lyrical content from Walt Whitman. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

 

If you are interested in our other 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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