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Monday, February 25

saki newsletter 2/26!

We've got some big news coming soon, you guys! We can't tell you what it is yet, but it has to do with our Off The Record listening party for March - you'll find out the rest very soon... for now, we'll just say thanks for coming out to Creative Control and both of our in-stores and Epitonic saki Sessions this weekend! Creative Control was amazing as always (last Friday of every month at saki, get on board), our in-stores with Fue and As One on Saturday were delightful, and our Epitonic saki Session with Panda Riot and Startropics on Sunday (presented by Notes and Bolts) was about as awesome as we thought it would be (read: really really awesome)! 

This week/weekend we've got another Punch Up at Lincoln Hall with Flashdance and Showgirls. That's another awesome thing we've been doing for a while that you all need to get on top of... we watch two movies and invite some of our standup comic friends to make fun of them for your enjoyment! This time we've got Candy Lawrence hosting with Adam Burke, Natalie Jose, Jeff Steinbrunner and Liza Treyger on the "panel." It will most definitely be a good time and it's FREE so you should most definitely be there drinking, and eating, and laughing with us!

This Friday we've got the opening reception for our next exhibiting artist, Anne Benjamin! Anne Benjamin: Prints and posters is a collection of Anne's exceptional work on paper. Her design sense is broad and playful, drawing from the art deco, art nouveau, and pop art movements, as well as classic children's book illustrations and vintage animation. The reception is from 6-9 and will feature a DJ set from CHIRP DJ Caitlin Lavin and food and drinks provided by saki!

Saturday we've got an in-store with Audiences and Norman Toronto! We've been trying to get Audiences in here for a while now so we're glad it's finally happening. Norman Toronto is actually made up of several young men who have spent many a paycheck shopping at saki so we're honored to have them playing as well. 

Sunday, we have a semi-last minute in-store with Deanna Devore! Deanna is playing the Metro on Friday, March 8th in support of Simpleton and Cityfolk, so this is your chance to check her out for FREE!

Upcoming events:

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! 

Thursday, March 7th @ 7pm 
Off The Record: A Listening Party! Special guest announced soon! 

Saturday, March 16th @ 3pm 
In-store w/ An Aesthetic Anaesthetic and War Brides!

New releases @ saki 2/26/13:

Don't forget about our weekly new release sale featuring Boduf Songs, Mount Moriah and Syl Johnson for 20% off THIS WEEK!

Arctic Monkeys "Favourite Worst Nightmare" LP reissue
Atoms For Peace "Amok" CD, deluxe CD, LP or deluxe LP
Bam! Bam! "Golden Haze 2" EP
Bitchin Bajas "Krausened" 12" EP
Boduf Songs "Burnt Up On Re-Entry" CD or LP
Cosmonauts "S/T" LP
Deathfix "S/T" CD or LP
Nick Drake "Pink Moon" LP reissue
Estrogen Highs "Cycles" LP
Allen Ginsberg "First Blues" LP
Hair Police "Mercurial Rites" LP
Wayne Hancock "Ride" CD or LP
Holy Wave "Evil Hits" LP
Syl Johnson "Dresses Too Short" and "Is It Because I'm Black" LP reissues
Leven Signs "Hemp Is Here" LP
Mister Lies "Mowgli" CD or LP
Mount Moriah "Miracle Temple" CD or LP
Jon Mueller "Death Blues" LP
Sally Shapiro "Somewhere Else" CD or LP
Shout Out Louds "Optica" CD or LP
Carmen Villain "Lifeissin" 12"
Pearl Necklace "Soft Opening" CD

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


Krausened EP cover art
  Bitchin Bajas    Krausened EP
Label:  Permanent Records 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  perm034lp 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
LIMITED TO 500 COPIES! New 12" from Cooper Crain of CAVE and Dan Quinlivan formerly of MAHJONGG. Two-side long pieces on this nearly 40 minute EP were written on their 2012 European tour. Recorded and mixed over three days by Bitchin Bajas at Minbal Studio in Chicago. NO RETURNS 

 
S/T cover art
  Bloody Amateur    S/T
Label:  TeenBeat 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  tb466lp 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE! 03/05 STREET DATE. Andy Comer (PROSAICS) began Bloody Amateur in late 2009 as a 2 night stint by Andy at NYC's storied space, The Kitchen. It's a recording of dark & personal beauty - spare & assertive, intricate & electric. RIYL: The Feelies, Colin Newman, Unrest, The Chills, Roy Montgomery & The Go-Betweens. 

 
S/T cover art
  Exquisites    S/T
Label:  Asian Man 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  am254cd 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
Urgent rock highlighted by driving drums, walls of guitar, & singer Jason Clackley's soulful howl, which Greg Cartwright fans will find all too welcoming 

 
S/T cover art
  Exquisites    S/T
Label:  Asian Man 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  am254lp 
Release Date:  February 26, 2013 
COLOR VINYL 

 
Tune In, Turn On, Free Tibet cover art
  Ghost    Tune In, Turn On, Free Tibet
Label:  Drag City 
Format:  2LP 
Catalog Number:  dc165lp 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
Fancy mirror board jacketed VINYL VERSION BACK IN STOCK! NOTE NEW PRICE & UPC. What can one man do? Does he dare disturb the universe? Ghost insist "tune in, turn on, & do the nonviolent sabotage!" Free Tibet while you're at it. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK/JAPAN 

 
Mercurial Rites cover art
  Hair Police    Mercurial Rites
Label:  Type 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  type113lp 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
STREET DATE 3/5. 1st album since 2008. As dirt-sodden & gruesome as the band has ever sounded, & marks an evolution in industrial noise w/o straying far from their original intentions. Tape-saturated bells & gongs push up awkwardly against pounding, funereal percussion & the kind of disembodied screams we last heard on '80s-era Whitehouse sides, & while the result might terrify some, it re-affirms what made the noise scene so alluring in the 1st place 

 
What The Brothers Sang cover art
  McCarthy, Dawn & Bonnie Prince Billy    What The Brothers Sang
Label:  Drag City 
Format:  MC 
Catalog Number:  dc555cas 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
PITCHFORK 7.0! LIMITED EDITION CASSETTE VERSION (the format of young America). NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

 
New Moon cover art
  Men    New Moon
Label:  Sacred Bones 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  sacbr090cd 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
STREET DATE 3/5. Simultaneously an expansion of palette & a contraction of focus, hedged w/ as much leaden dirge & ecstatic abandon, as it is genuine saccharine steel-string levity & an ever-tightening, no apologies pop concision. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

 
New Moon cover art
  Men    New Moon
Label:  Sacred Bones 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  sacbr090lp 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
STREET DATE 3/5. NO RETURNS. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 

 
SPLIT cover art
  OBN III's/Energy    SPLIT
Label:  Team Science 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  tmsci034 
Release Date:  December 18, 2012 
Features one new track from each band. Alternative version of the ONB III's track is on the latest LP. Ltd to 300 

 
Hymnal cover art
  Pioulard, Benoit    Hymnal
Label:  kranky 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  krank178cd 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
03/05 STREET DATE. 4th kranky album by Thomas Meluch, aka Benoit Pioulard. Raised as a Catholic but never especially pious, Meluch drew on this aspect of social history as the basis for the albums' 12 chapters. He notes a particular preoccupation with the ways that faith offers a sense of solace & belonging in an existence that inherently provides none, framed in a context of tradition, ritual & the notion of the eternal. Also featured are string arrangements by Kranky label mate Felix & guitar work from ambient maestro Kyle Bobby Dunn. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

 
Hymnal cover art
  Pioulard, Benoit    Hymnal
Label:  kranky 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  krank178lp 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
03/05 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION. "Hymnal" contains some of Thomas Meluch's (aka Benoit Pioulard) most expansive instrumental works & fully realized pop compositions, making for a rich & dynamic long-playing arc. "Benoit Pioulard finds beauty in the raw and corroded." - NPR. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 

 

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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