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Monday, April 15

saki newsletter 4/16/13!

Gadzooks! Everything is crazy here in Record Store World, what with Record Store Day looming and all. Before we get into all that, we'd like to thank Implodes, Chris Hefner, DCASE, Provenance Food and Wine, Epitonic and Kranky Records for helping us make this past Friday's Off The Record with Implodes such a wonderful event! Recurring Dream has been on repeat around here for weeks and it just keeps better every time we listen. Stay tuned for details on next month's Off The Record with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound! 

We'd also like to thank Joe Kwaczala and all of the folks who came out for the very first Scriptreaders at saki. We had a great time. Scriptreaders will continue every Sunday at saki throughout April and into the first week of May. It's a really fun opportunity to hear some new and often really funny work from local comics and screenwriters!


Ok, so hopefully you all know by now that this Saturday is Record Store Day. As always, we try to make RSD at saki as much fun as possible. Sure, we all want those limited releases, but what are you to do all day after you get that Liquid Swords box set!? Well, we've got an in-store marathon running from 1pm to 7pm (we'll announce the full lineup tomorrow with BV Chicago) followed by a short break and then another live taping of the Revolutions Per Minute podcast with hosts Joe McAdam and Nick Rouley and their guests Blizzard Babies!


That's just the meat of it. We've also got CHIRP Radio coming out to give away prizes from CHIRP, saki and a hand-picked number of other local stores and venues, through their CHIRP-Plinko game (you may remember it from last year)! CHIRP DJs will also be spinning in between the bands all day!


If you're one of the true record nuts who wake up early on RSD to line up in front of the store, we've got you covered! We open at 9am, but around 8:30 our friends from Santah and Gaslight Coffee Roasters will be serving complimentary coffee and playing a few songs for the true believers! It's our little way of saying thanks for coming out early on RSD. We hope you come and enjoy it!


For the most possible info on saki's RSD festivities, and what RSD titles we have in stock, check the RSD 2013 page on our blog!


Upcoming events:


Saturday, April 20th from 9am-10pm

Record Store Day! 

Sunday, April 21st @ 4pm

Scriptreaders!

Thursday, April 25th, 9pm @ The Logan Theatre 

saki and Everything Is Terrible! present: The Crap Shoot!

Friday, April 26th @ 8pm

Creative Control with Joe McAdam - One Year Anniversary show!

Saturday, April 27th @ 4pm

Epitonic saki Session with Jon Lindsay and Canasta! 

Saturday, April 27th @ 7pm 

Opening reception of These Roads: posters and prints by Kathleen Judge!

Friday, June 7th @ 6pm

Opening reception of Potential Difference: New Works by Emily Haasch!


New releases @ saki 4/16/13:

As always, don't forget about our weekly new release sale! You can get The Flaming Lips, Iron and Wine and Disappears for 20% off this week!


1939 Ensemble - Howl and Bite LP

V/A - Acid Mysterons Invade The Jackin' Zone: Chicago House Vol. 1 and 2 CD and LP (with graphic novel)
ADR - Chunky Monkey CD and LP
Anika - S/T CD EP
Aidan Baker - Already Drowning CD
Bardo Pond - Ticket Crystals LP
Barn Owl - V CD and LP
Bibio - Tout L'Heure 7"
Blank Realm - Go Easy CD and LP
Born Ruffians - Birthmarks LP
Catholic Spray - Earth Slime LP
Disappears - Kone 12" (20% off this week!)
Expo 70 - Virtually From The Unknown LP
The Feeling of Love - Reward Your Grace LP
The Flaming Lips - The Terror CD and LP (20% off this week!)
Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge - 12 Reasons To Die CD
David Grubbs - The Plain Where The Palace Stood CD and LP
Xander Harris - New Dark Age of Love LP
Heavy Hawaii - Goosebumps LP
Iron and Wine - Ghost on Ghost CD and LP (20% off this week!)
Jim Jam Gems Vol. 1 and 2 10"s
Harmony Korine - A Crackup at the Race Riots paperback book
Locust - You'll Be Safe Forever LP
Major Lazer - Free The Universe CD
Marquis de Tren and Bonny Billy - Solemns LP
Merzbow - Takahe Collage CD
Miles - Faint Hearted LP
John Parish - Screenplay LP
Rich Ristagno - What Would It Be Like To Be Rich
Frank Rosaly - Cicade Music CD
Scott and Charlene's Wedding - Two Weeks 10"
Micah Blue Smaldone - Ring of the Rise LP
Tiago Sousa - Samsara LP
Spacemen 3 - Performance (180 gr orange vinyl) LP
Tera Melos - X'ed Out LP
Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin LP
The Thermals - Desperate Ground CD and LP
Urinals - S/T, Sex, and Another EP 7"s
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito CD and LP
Zomes - Time Was LP

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


Split cover art
  Bats/Songs    Split
Label:  Spring Press 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  spress06 

NEW@CTD. Greatly influential New Zealanders THE BATS provide 2 new tracks of their signature understated guitar pop; 1 an excerpt from their album The Guilty Office & the other an unreleased outtake from the same sessions. Sydney based SONGS provide an acoustic version of "Keeping it Clean" & an unreleased recording of "My Number"


 


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  Big Dipper    Joke Outfit
Label:  Last Laugh 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  arr028 
Release Date:  April 20, 2013 
STREET DATE 4/20. RSD 2013 RELEASE! Two tracks previously released on their 2012 CD. Features collage art by Robert Pollard. Ltd to 500

 


Reflecting The Light cover art
  Black Bug    Reflecting The Light
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  hzr127lp 
Release Date:  March 26, 2013 
Vinyl version. LTD TO 550. A terrifying throb of sinister synthesizers, endless shadows, & mysterious dried blood, this transplanted Swedish band now evading the authorities in Bordeaux, France is a seductively subtle nightmare you won't be able to pull yourself away from. Breaking out from their insidious debut LP's screech & grind, the reborn BLACK BUG carries their torch even further down the dimly-lit well of desperation, creating a far more atmospheric, horror film soundtrack-type feel between it's gnarled bursts of blown-out Spits-style synth punk energy

 


Get on Jolly cover art
  Bonnie Prince Billy & Mick Turner    Get on Jolly
Label:  Palace 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  pr24lp 
Release Date:  April 09, 2013 
REPRESSED! NOTE NEW PRICING! VINYL VERSION includes 6 songs of Will Oldham & Mick Turner (Dirty Three). NON-RETURNABLE

 


Paper Moon cover art
  Georgiana Starlington    Paper Moon
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  hzr131lp 
Release Date:  March 26, 2013 
Vinyl version. LTD TO 550. Debut album from Julie & Jack Hines (K-HOLES/EX-BLACK LIPS). No K-Holes-style punk skronk here, this band utilizes iconically lonesome lap steel to great effect, drizzling a honest & raw pure country warmth over these songs like falling magnolia blossoms. Like Johnny & June picking through the Velvert Underground's songbook, or if the Gun Club & Mazzy Star met in some alternate universe & cobbled together a collection of hazy death ballads for the future generations

 


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  Harafin So: Bollywood Inspired Film Music From Hausa Nigeria    V/A
Label:  Mississippi/Little Axe 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  mla007lp 
Release Date:  April 16, 2013 
First ever international release of film soundtrack tunes from Northern Nigeria - where the film industry is modeled on Bollywood. Autotuned robotic vocals combine w/ frenetic drum machines & pitch bending synths for a singular hybrid of local styles & Indian influence. Featuring smash hits by Hausa superstars Fati Niger, Abubakar Sani, & the exuberant Sani Danja. Co-release w/ Sahel Sounds. Ltd to 1000

 


Four Great Points cover art
  June of 44    Four Great Points
Label:  QuarterStick 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  qs54lp 
Release Date:  April 23, 2013 
STREET DATE 4/23. LP reissue w/ download. The punk rock pirates of the math rock world, w/ ex-members of RODAN, REX, CODEINE, CROWNHATE RUIN, SONORA, HOOVER. NO RETURNS. NO CANADA/NO EUROPE

 


Let It Buffer cover art
  Kleenex Girl Wonder    Let It Buffer
Label:  This Will Be Our Summer 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  twbos009lp 
Release Date:  April 16, 2013 
20-year-old NY-based pop/rock band who specialize in earworm-grade melodies and laureate-class multisyllabic-rhyme-bejewelled lyrics

 


This Is What Your Mind Imagines cover art
  Muuy Biien    This Is What Your Mind Imagines
Label:  Happy Happy Birthday to Me 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  hhbtm152lp 
Release Date:  May 14, 2013 
STREET DATE 5/14. Debut album from Athens, GA group. The soundtrack to your next nervous breakdown. The album ricochets between pure anger (think side 2 of 'Zen Arcade') and blissed-out white ambience

 


White Crosses cover art
  Population    White Crosses
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  hzr129 
Release Date:  March 26, 2013 
An impeccable specimen of jarring post-punk force, met w/ melodic flourishes & kept in time w/ a furious rhythm. Just as Christian Death uniquely emerged from the shards of the California hardcore scene over 30 years ago, these key members of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood hardcore community delve deep into the early 80s underworld, artfully intertwining tenebrous synth lines w/ desolate bass runs to form a monolithic, impenetrable coldness. Ltd to 375

 


Cinderella Sizzle cover art
  Rainbow Gun Show    Cinderella Sizzle
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  hzr130 
Release Date:  March 26, 2013 
Formed as a bedroom synth pop project a few years ago, & now fully realized as a powerful Chicago live unit, RAINBOW GUN SHOW have arrived. W/ their unusually cerebral production, a series of interestingly intricate melodic bridges, all liberally doused in handclaps & inebriated confidence, they've managed to pull ahead of their contemporaries & carve out a place for themselves w/ their hooks & snarl. RIYL Redd kross, Soft Cell, White Fence, Flamin' Groovies. Ltd to 375

 


Mercurial cover art
  Schonwald    Mercurial
Label:  HoZac Records 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  hzr128 
Release Date:  March 26, 2013 
Debut US single from this Italian band. They emerge here slithering w/ unsettling vibes right from the start. A chilling & hopelessly bleak drum-machine rhythm sets the tone, parting the waves of rippling darkness into a massive surge of inescapable, hushed-yet-crushing electronic melancholia. European post-punk at it's finest. Ltd to 375

 


Scientific Dub cover art
  Scientist    Scientific Dub
Label:  Clocktower 
Format:  3X10" 
Catalog Number:  ctbox119/10 
Release Date:  April 20, 2013 
STREET DATE 4/20. RSD 2013 RELEASE. NO MAILORDER. Dub pioneer Overton Brown burst onto the Jamaican Reggae scene in the early '70s, 1st as engineer under the careful watch of King Tubby, then as his own dub style as Dub Chemist. Considered one of the greatest dub records of all time, this was recorded at King Tubby's studio in 1981. 3x10" boxset on red, green & gold vinyl w/ two bonus tracks. Ltd to 2,000

 


Stop Draggin' My Heart Around cover art
  Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten    Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
Label:  Sub Pop 
Format:  7" 
Catalog Number:  spp049 
Release Date:  April 20, 2013 
STREET DATE 4/20. RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE! A cover of the 1981 duet by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, originally recorded for The Onion's AV Club sessions on the a-side and a previously unreleased original on the b-side. NO MAIL ORDER. NO RETURNS

 


V/A cover art
  Sub Pop 1000    V/A
Label:  Sub Pop 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  spp1000lp 
Release Date:  April 20, 2013 
STREET DATE 4/20. RSD 2013 RELEASE! In the tradition of Sub Pop's 1986 'Sub Pop 100' comp., this vinyl comp. features unreleased and exclusive tracks from some of today's most vital artists. NO MAIL ORDER. NO RETURNS

 


Floating Coffin cover art
  Thee Oh Sees    Floating Coffin
Label:  Castle Face 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  cf018lp 
Release Date:  April 16, 2013 
LP version. "These songs occur in the mindset of a world that's perpetually war-ridden. Overall, it's pretty dark, & much heavier than our other albums" - John Dwyer

 


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  Thermals    Desperate Ground
Label:  Saddle Creek 
Format:  CD 
Catalog Number:  lbj186cd 
Release Date:  April 16, 2013 
Their 6th LP & first on Saddle Creek is a true scrappy & scratchy return-to-form, w/ all the raw power & unhinged adolescent energy that made their early LPs so insanely enjoyable. Lyrically, the ablum is a brash & iressponsible ode to human violence, a black celebration of the inevitability of war & death. A dark & yet joyous affair. NO EXPORT

 


Desperate Ground cover art
  Thermals    Desperate Ground
Label:  Saddle Creek 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  lbj186lp 
Release Date:  April 16, 2013 
Vinyl version. 180g w/ download. NO EXPORT. NO RETURNS

 


Live In Tucson, AZ (5-31-2009) cover art
  Windy & Carl    Live In Tucson, AZ (5-31-2009)
Label:  Blue Flea 
Format:  MC 
Catalog Number:  blfl019cas 
Release Date:  April 20, 2013 
STREET DATE 4/20. CTD EXCLUSIVE RSD 2013 RELEASE. NO MAILORDER. In 2013, W&C are celebrating their 20th year (!) of recording w/ several releases. The 1st is a cassette tape in a very ltd edition of only 150 copies made specially for RSD 2013. At approx 56 minutes in length, this is a never before released live recording from Tucson, AZ during their Spring 2009 U.S. Tour. Songs mostly from Consciousness, Depths, & Antarctica were played on this date. Each one is hand numbered w/ each cover also individually hand-painted by Windy

 


I Dream of Mezzanine/Cloudplanes cover art
  Youngs, Richard    I Dream of Mezzanine/Cloudplanes
Label:  Spring Press 
Format:  LP 
Catalog Number:  spress11lp 
NEW@CTD. A commanding new exploration of his interest in the composition of voice & electronics. Utilizing motif & repetition, each work is rich, detailed & slowly developing, both tracks spanning over 16 minutes each. 200gm LP (45RPM)

 



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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