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Tuesday, March 5

saki newsletter 3/5/13!

As always, welcome to the weekly saki newsletter! As you should all be aware by now, we've got a BIG week in store for you. This Thursday we are hosting the March edition of our monthly Off The Record listening party series, sponsored by the city of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and this one's a doozy. We are beyond excited to welcome one of our favorite bands, Low to the shop! They will be playing a selection of songs primarily from their new Sub Pop album, The Invisible Way, out 3/19! Now, that could be enough right there, but NO, we'll also have a Q&A after Low's set with the members of the band, as well as Jeff Tweedy! Jeff recorded and produced The Invisible Way with Low, right here in Chicago at the famed Wilco loft. The performance will start at 7pm, but we will begin distributing wristbands (to keep track of capacity) at 6pm. Obviously, we have a capacity limit in our fairly small space and we have to observe that, so we can NOT guarantee entry. Please show up early if you're concerned that you won't be able to get in. See you Thursday!

We've got some other awesome stuff in the works for you later in the month, including in-stores with An Aesthetic Anaesthetic, War Brides and Passerines, a "saki presents" show at the Burlington with Zelienople, Radere and Scott Cortez, another Punch-Up movie night at Lincoln Hall, and of course, Creative Control on the last Friday of the month. Check the events listings and Facebook events for more details on those!

Upcoming events:




Thursday, March 7th @ 7pm 
Off The Record: A Listening Party w/ Low's 'The Invisible Way'!

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

Saturday, March 23rd @ time TBA
In-store w/ Passerines!

Saturday, March 23rd, 9pm @ The Burlington
saki presents: Zelienople, Radere and Scott Cortez!

Wednesday, March 27th, 7pm @ Lincoln Hall
saki presents: The Punch-Up featuring Road House, Cocktail and the cast and writers of The Late Live Show!

Friday, March 29th @ 8pm
Creative Control w/ Joe McAdam!

Friday, April 5th @ 6pm
Opening reception of More Like An Ocean: Windshowers by Paul Richardson and Mary Rothlisberger with music from Ryley Walker!

Saturday, April 20th

Record Store Day!


New releases @ saki 3/5/13:

At the Drive-In "Acrobatic Tenement" CD

Autechre "Exai" CD and LP
B/B/S "Brick Mask" LP
Julianna Barwick "Pacing" 7"
Big Boys "Where's My Towel/Industry Standard" LP
Bloody Amateur "S/T" LP
Cave Singers "Naomi" CD and LP
Chelsea Light Moving CD and LP
Converge "All We Love We Leave Behind" LP
Rob Crow "Per-Flexed" flexi disc
Dead C. vs Rangda LP
Dead Moon "Strange Pray Tell" LP
Dead Moon "Stranded In The Mystery Zone" LP
Dirty Beaches "Water Park OST" 10"
Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 Part 1 and Part 2 LPs and CD
Hair Police "Mercurial Rites" LP
Jimi Hendrix Experience "Are You Experienced" 200gr LP
Jimi Hendrix Experience "Axis: Bold As Love" 200gr LP
Herbcraft "Astral Body Electric" LP
Robyn Hitchcock "Love From London" CD and LP
Lena Hughes "Queen of the Flat Top Guitar" LP
Javelin - "High Beams" CD and LP
Syl Johnson "Total Explosion" LP
The Men "New Moon" CD and LP
Helado Negro "Invisible Life" CD and LP
Benoit Pioulard "Hymnal" CD and LP
Josh Ritter "Beast In Its Tracks" CD and LP
Sigur Ros - "Valtari Film Experiment" DVD
Suuns "Images du Futur" CD and LP
Richard Thompson "Electric" LP
Ulfur "White Mountain" CD and LP
Woolen Men "S/T" LP
Yeasayer "Fragrant World" 7"
Youth Lagoon "Wondrous Bughouse" LP

This week you can get Benoit Pioulard, The Men and Dead C vs Rangda for 20% OFF at saki!

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


To Each... - 180 GRAM cover art
  A Certain Ratio    To Each... - 180 GRAM
Label:  Drastic Plastic 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  dpr27hlp 
180gm version. Postpunk masterpiece, originally released on Factory Records in 1981, & produced by legendary Joy Division producer Martin Hannett 

 
To Each... - OPAQUE-RED VINYL cover art
  A Certain Ratio    To Each... - OPAQUE-RED VINYL
Label:  Drastic Plastic 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  dpr27clp 
Opaque-red vinyl version. Postpunk masterpiece, originally released on Factory Records in 1981, & produced by legendary Joy Division producer Martin Hannett 

 
Brick Mask cover art
  B/B/S/    Brick Mask
Label:  Miasmah 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mia022lp 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
LP. Debut album from collaboration between Miasmah boss Erik Skodvin (SVARTE GREINER, DEAF CENTER), Andrea Belfi & Aidan Baker (NADJA). Like Supersilent, but rooted in metal instead of jazz 

 
Go To Sleep, Mess cover art
  Day Joy    Go To Sleep, Mess
Label:  Small Plates 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  smpl011cd 
Release Date:  February 12, 2013 
Beautiful lush dream folk landscapes carressed w/ crooning & heart felt melodies & deep poetic lyricism 

 
Go To Sleep, Mess cover art
  Day Joy    Go To Sleep, Mess
Label:  Small Plates 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  smpl011lp 
Release Date:  February 12, 2013 
Vinyl version ltd to 500 

 
S/T cover art
  Dead C vs. Rangda    S/T
Label:  Ba Da Bing! 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  bing081lp 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
Split album between US & New Zealand "supergroups." DEAD C tracks date to the late '80s & are outtakes from the sessions for their Eusa Kills album. RANGDA tracks were recorded recently at Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana 

 
Stranded In The Mystery Zone cover art
  Dead Moon    Stranded In The Mystery Zone
Label:  Mississippi 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mrp042lp 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
Another stone sold classic by the worlds greatest underground rock band. Some call them the thinking man's AC/DC & some call them the working man's Roky Erickson but really there is nothing that compares to DEAD MOON. DIY on every imaginable level, brilliant song writing, perfect elemental stripped down playing, honest & intense vocals 

 
Strange Pray Tell cover art
  Dead Moon    Strange Pray Tell
Label:  Mississippi 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mrp041lp 
Release Date:  March 05, 2013 
One of their all time classics, filled w/ some of their catchiest & most rousing songs. Rockers of the highest caliber such as "Destination X", "Fire IN The Western World" & "Don't Look Back" as as perfect ballads such as "You Can't Do That" & "Out In The Blues". An utter masterpieces od psychedelic rock straigh from the heart 

 
V/A cover art
  Devil Is Busy in Knoxville    V/A
Label:  Mississippi 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mrp038lp 
Release Date:  February 05, 2013 
Compilation of early gospel recordings spanning from 1927-1955. Sanctifies blues by the Two Gospel Keys, Mother McCollum, Blind Rosevelt Graves, Lottie Bracey, Sister O.M. Terrell & Rev. IB Wre. Beautiful slow country gospel by the Anglin Brothers & Delmore Brothers. Intense vocal performances by the New Gospel Keys, Elder Richard Briant & the Silent Grove Baptist Church Congregation, & much more! All killer no filler comp that rocks hard & get deep & sad too. Ltd one-time pressing 

 
Devil's Dream cover art
  Hemphill, Sid    Devil's Dream
Label:  Mississippi 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mrp037lp 
Release Date:  February 05, 2013 
This multi-instrumentalist, band-leader, & composer was for decades the musical patriarch of the Mississippi Hill Country. He & his band were fixtures at dances, picnics, & frolics throught the right triangle formed by Memphis, the Delta, & the Hill Country. These recordings contributed to a broader perspective of black vernacular instrumentation w/ their inclusion of the fiddle & banjo of the string band, the fife & drum ensemble, & the cane panpipes or "quills." The music is loose & wild & of a style seldom heard 

 
S/T - 180 GRAM cover art
  Motorhead    S/T - 180 GRAM
Label:  Drastic Plastic 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  dpr25hlp 
180gm version. Sounds as relevant today as it seemed abrasive & genre-bending in 1977. Masterdisk remastered this release for vinyl from a digital transfer of the original master tapes. LTD TO 500 

 
S/T - OPAQUE-GREY VINYL cover art
  Motorhead    S/T - OPAQUE-GREY VINYL
Label:  Drastic Plastic 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  dpr25clp 
Opaque-grey vinyl version. Sounds as relevant today as it seemed abrasive & genre-bending in 1977. Masterdisk remastered this release for vinyl from a digital transfer of the original master tapes. LTD TO 500 

 
Sleeper cover art
  Villain, Carmen    Sleeper
Label:  Smalltown Supersound 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  sts238cd 
Release Date:  March 12, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE! 03/12 STREET DATE. Let's get this out of the way 1st - Carmen Villain used to be a very successful model. Her face has appeared on the covers of Vogue & Nylon, & high profile cosmetic ad campaigns. It turns out Carmen Hillestad (CARMEN VILLAIN) has been a spy in the house of fashion. Behind the scenes, she was channeling her frustrations into a set of songs with a defiantly DIY underground free-rock sound. Now she's stepping off the glossy page & emerging as a major new songwriting voice & multi-instrumentalist. Behind the angelic face lurks a villain. With acid in her airbrush, she reminds us of This Heat, Bikini Kill, Sonic Youth, Royal Trux & NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA 

 

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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