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Tuesday, February 19

saki newsletter 2/19/13!

First thing's first: if you read last week's newsletter in your inbox (and not here on the blog) you may have noticed that the, uh, words were in the wrong place... we screwed up. You guys probably don't care nearly as much as we do, but all the same, we'll do better! We take this job very seriously - about as seriously as a Monty Python sketch.

This Friday is the last Friday of the month and you know what that means, Creative Control is back again! Seriously, if you haven't been to Creative Control yet, we're not kidding when we say that it's our favorite thing and you really should come! This month we've got comedy from Joe Kwaczala, Charlie Bury, Aaron Weaver, Jeff Hanson, Marlena Rodriquez and Chris Hauser, and music from Hemmingbirds! Saturday we've got an in-store with Fue and As One and Sunday is another Epitonic saki Session presented by Notes and Bolts! This is our third EsS with Notes and Bolts and if you've made it out to the other two you know that each one represents a release party for the latest Notes and Bolts release, as well as the recording of a new live session at saki which will be co-released on cassette with saki's label and Notes and Bolts! This time we've got Panda Riot, celebrating the release of their new flexi disc, joined by their friends Startropics. It's gonna be a good one!

Next week we've got another Punch-Up at Lincoln Hall, an art opening, and of course, more in-stores! As always, don't forget about the weekly new release sale. We've got Iceage, Psychic Ills and M. Ward for 20% off!

Upcoming events:


Friday, Feburary 22nd @ 8pm 

Creative Control w/ Joe McAdam featuring Joe Kwaczala, Charlie Bury, Aaron Weaver, Jeff Hanson, Marlena Rodriquez, Chris Hauser and Hemmingbirds!

Saturday, February 23rd @ 4pm 

In-store w/ Fue and As One!

Sunday, February 24th @ 4pm 

Notes and Bolts presents an Epitonic saki Session w/ Panda Riot and Startropics!

Thursday, February 28th @ 7pm 

The Punch-Up @ Lincoln Hall feat. Flashdance and Showgirls!

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

Saturday, March 2nd @ 3pm
In-store w/ Audiences and Norman Toronto!



New releases @ saki 2/19/13:


Beach Fossils "Clash The Truth" LP/CD
Black Twig Pickers "Rough Carpenters" LP
Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars "S/T" LP (re-issue)
Doldrums "Lesser Evil" LP
Eat Skull "III" LP
Endless Boogie "Long Island" CD/LP
Dan Friel "Total Folklore" LP
Hookers "Horror Rises From The Tombs" LP
Howling Hex "The Best Of The Howling Hex" CD/LP
Iceage "You're Nothing" (Ltd. LP comes with flag!!!)
Inc. "No World" LP
Lusine "The Waiting Room" LP
Lust For Youth "Chasing The Light" 12" EP
Mark Kozelek "Like Rats" CD (covers album)
Mark Kozelek "Live At Phoenix Public House, Melbourne" CD
Jens Lekman "I Know What Love Isn't/That's The Way Love Is" 7"
Jamie Lidell "S/T" CD/LP
Matmos "Marriage Of True Minds" LP
Dawn Mccarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "What The Brothers Sang" LP/CD
Cass Mccombs / White Magic "Split" 7"
MV & EE "Fuzzweed" LP
My Gold Mask "Leave Me Midnight" CD
Jeffrey Novak "Baron In The Trees " LP
Psychic Ills "One Track Mind" CD/LP
Volunteers Park "EP" 7"
M. Ward "Transfiguration Of Vincent" LP (re-issue)
Wingdale Community Singers "Night, Sleep, Death" LP
Witch "In The Past" LP (re-issue)

Weekly new release sale:

This week we've got the new Psychic Ills (includes bonus 7") and Iceage, plus Jealous Butcher's reissue of M. Ward's 3rd album, Transfiguration of Vincent for 20% off!

Iceage - You're Nothing CD or LP

The sound of a band pushing their singular mix of punk, goth, hardcore, and post-punk to even further extremes. It's overwhelming how many ways Iceage have found to write the short aggressive rock song. First LP sale comes with an Iceage flag!




Psychic Ills - One Track Mind CD or LP (comes with bonus 7" while they last)

Perhaps the most straight-forward rock record the Ills have ever made, but it still revels in hazy psychedelia as we've come to expect by now. We always say, if it's on Sacred Bones, you might as well just buy it!

M. Ward - Transfiguration of Vincent LP reissue

Ward's 3rd album is clearly progressive while simultaneously sounding regressive, feeling dusty w/ age, & manifesting a genius that is pure & untempered.








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

Golden Haze 2 EP cover art
  Bam! Bam!    Golden Haze 2 EP
Label:  Happy Happy Birthday to Me 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  hhbtm151 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
Bay Area duo sings about bad times until they become the good times with their Young Marble Giant-esque take on garage-pop. CALVIN JOHNSON appears as a guest vocalist on the B-side 

 
Burnt Up On Re-Entry cover art
  Boduf Songs    Burnt Up On Re-Entry
Label:  Southern 
Format:  2LP 
Catalog Number:  28166lp 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 02/26 STREET DATE. PITCHFORK 7.4! DOUBLE 180 gram VINYL ONLY RELEASE with etched D side of Boduf Songs' "Burnt Up On Re-Entry" is an infinite space where dark psychedelics are crafted using a combination of raw electronics, manipulated samples & heavy rock guitar. The song craft remains centered around a heavy melodic & melancholic core, which has been prevalent across the entire Boduf Songs canon. Download included. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NA 

 
Burnt Up On Re-Entry cover art
  Boduf Songs    Burnt Up On Re-Entry
Label:  Southern 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  28166cd 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 02/26 STREET DATE. PITCHFORK 7.4! "Burnt Up On Re-Entry" is an infinite space where dark psychedelics are crafted using a combination of raw electronics, manipulated samples & heavy rock guitar. The song craft remains centered around a heavy melodic & melancholic core, which has been prevalent across the entire Boduf Songs canon. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NA 

 
Breathe cover art
  Eternal    Breathe
Label:  Graveface 
Format:  10" 
Catalog Number:  grave080/10 
Release Date:  February 12, 2013 
1st band from Christian & Sean (SLOWDIVE, MONSTER MOVIE). 1st time this has been available since the '80s 

 
First Blues cover art
  Ginsberg, Allen    First Blues
Label:  Allen Ginsberg Recordings 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  agfblp01lp 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 02/26 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 VINYL VERSION contains digital download of 17 BONUS tracks. This 7 track vinyl release, m.i.a. since the mid 80s/early 90s, has returned complete with a recreation of the original newsprint insert of lyrics & liner notes. Original track arrangements by BOB DYLAN, ARTHUR RUSSELL, DAVID AMRAM, THE CLASH, ANNE WALDMAN, & of course, ALLEN GINSBERG himself. This is a perfect combo for music & poetry lovers. 

 
Barbed Wire Kisses (B-Sides & More) cover art
  Jesus & Mary Chain    Barbed Wire Kisses (B-Sides & More)
Label:  1972 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  if19lp 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
Collection of early B-sides, outtakes & rare tracks originally released in 1988. NO EXPORT 

 
Sound of Speed cover art
  Jesus & Mary Chain    Sound of Speed
Label:  1972 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  if20lp 
Release Date:  January 22, 2013 
Their 2nd compilation of singles, B-sides & rare tracks, originally released in 1993. NO EXPORT 

 
Dresses Too Short cover art
  Johnson, Syl    Dresses Too Short
Label:  Numero 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  njr007lp 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
STREET DATE 2/26. Released in the summer of '69, Syl's first full-length outing sompiles the fruits of his late '60s Twinight sides. Included are the seminal, & often sampled, hits "Come On Sock It To Me" & "Different Strokes". The perfect entry point to explore this soul titan's most productive years. 150G vinyl 

 
Is It Because I'm Black cover art
  Johnson, Syl    Is It Because I'm Black
Label:  Numero 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  njr008lp 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
STREET DATE 2/26. Coming hot on the heels of his first full-length, the self-proclaimed "most sampled artist of all time," released this groundbreaking black concept album. Throwing away the notion of a sophomore jinx, Syl delivered this politically charged document. 150G vinyl 

 
Like Rats cover art
  Kozelek, Mark    Like Rats
Label:  Caldo Verde 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  cv021cd 
Release Date:  February 19, 2013 
13 song covers record featuring acoustic versions of Bad Brains, Misfits, The Descendents, Yes, Genesis, Danzig, Bruno Mars, Maxine Nightingale, Dayglo Abortions, Ted Nugent, Sonny & Cher, Godflesh, Josh Turner 

 
Miracle Temple cover art
  Mount Moriah    Miracle Temple
Label:  Merge 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  mrg466cd 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
STREET DATE 2/26. Sports bigger arrangements, louder guitars, bolder vocals, & more soulful rhythms than their acclaimed s/t debut. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

 
Miracle Temple cover art
  Mount Moriah    Miracle Temple
Label:  Merge 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mrg466lp 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
STREET DATE 2/26. NO RETURNS. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT. LP w/ download 

 
Soft Opening cover art
  Pearl Necklace    Soft Opening
Label:  Smalltown Supersound 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  sts236cd 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE! 02/26 STREET DATE. Brooklyn duo Pearl Necklace (Bryce Hackford & Frank Lyon) share a fascination with text - with language, sound, meaning & with forms of communication. "Soft Opening" is a subtle but distinct dissemination of all of that, wherein all we think we know is revealed to be, in fact, quite alien. Pearl Necklace define their SoundWorld by an open-minded approach to sampling, using source material of various fidelities - field recordings, Library records, dusted disco cuts, etc., & live, primarily synth-based instrumentation, plus definitive use of an MPC1000 sampler. Features contributions from Smalltown alumnus, ARP. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NA 

 
Optica cover art
  Shout Out Louds    Optica
Label:  Merge 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  mrg460cd 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
STREET DATE 2/26. Follow up to 2010 album Work. The band worked w/ a string composer to achieve lush arrangements described by Carl as "Disney on drugs" & by Adam as "like warm mayonnaise." NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

 
Lifeissin cover art
  Villain, Carmen    Lifeissin
Label:  Smalltown Supersound 
Format:  12" 
Catalog Number:  sts22712lp 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 02/26 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 QTY VINYL ONLY RELEASE. 1st single from Carmen Villain's "Sleeper" (with remix by PRINS THOMAS on the flip), due in March 2013. Villain draws on a lineage of sprawling, taboo-busting lo-fi rock: Sonic Youth, Royal Trux, Broadcast, Bikini Kill & The Stooges, while she equally admires the cut 'n' paste productions of J Dilla, Wu-Tang Clan & avant garde post-punkers This Heat. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA 

 
Color Change/Flatlining cover art
  Whirr/Monster Movie    Color Change/Flatlining
Label:  Graveface 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  grave085 
Shoegaze beginners WHIRR team up w/ MONSTER MOVIE for this split 7" 

 

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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