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Tuesday, April 23

saki newsletter 4/23/13!

Holy Record Store Day, that was nuts! We had a hell of a day and there are so many people to thank. We're going to skip listing them all here, but if you came out to shop, helped us out with promotion, played a live set, or helped out in any other way, you know who you are. You're all the best!

Well folks, life goes on! We've got a new event that we're doing at the Logan Theatre with Everything Is Terrible on Thursday called The Crap Shoot. It's similar to The Punch Ups we've done at Lincoln Hall but, you know, it's at The Logan and that place is the bees knees! Also, with EIT involved you know the movie is going to super ridiculous.

Friday night we've got a very special Creative Control. It's the one year anniversary! This marks exactly one year of Creative Control being our favorite thing ever, so that's pretty special. The lineup will be stellar as always. Bring your own booze and let's get silly.

On Saturday we've got a full day with an Epitonic saki Session from Jon Lindsay and Canasta at 4pm, followed by the opening reception of Kathleen Judge's art show, These Roads at 7pm! We've been working on getting Kathleen in here for a while now so we really can't wait for this one.

On Sunday we've got another installment of our new Scriptreaders series. Each Sunday (through May 5th) we're bringing in some of Chicago's most talented young screenwriters to work out some of their new material. The last two have been a blast with some really amazing scripts from Joe Kwaczala and Conor Sullivan. This Sunday we'll be Andrew Smrekers Untitles Cult Sitcom. We have no idea what that is, but know Andrew it's sure to be a good one!

Upcoming events:

Thursday, April 25th @ 9pm
saki and Everything Is Terrible present The Crap Shoot at The Logan Theatre!
Joe McAdam, The Puterbaugh Sisters and Jeff Steinbrunner heckle the movie Flyin' Ryan!

Friday, April 26th @ 8pm
The One Year Anniversary of Creative Control with Joe McAdam!

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!

Sunday, April 28th @ 4pm
Scriptreaders! A reading of Andrew Smrekers Untitled Cult Sitcom featuring Joe Kwaczala, John Eisenrich, Andrew Smreker, Christina Boucher and more!


New releases @ saki 4/23/13: 

Don't forget about the weekly new release sale!

Waylon Jennings - Goin' Down Rockin': The Last Recordings LP
June of 44 - Four Great Points LP
Junip - S/T LP
Low + Dirty Three - In The Fishtank Vol. 7 CD and LP
Phoenix - Bankrupt CD, deluxe CD and LP
Laura Stevenson - Wheel CD and LP
Tortoise and The Ex - In The Fishtank Vol. 5 LP

Check out these new and upcoming featured releases from saki/CTD!
Sub Verses cover art
  Akron/Family    Sub Verses
Label: Dead Oceans 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: doc078cd 
Release Date: April 30, 2013 
STREET DATE 4/30. "Now even more time has passed, & we find them rocking (still rocking) but now in a skittering kaleidoscope. The shards of music styles & influences flung through the speakers from all directions, congealing for a second, then just as quickly dissolving into something new & unexpected. They're amphetamine crazed jugglers of sound & texture, but there's always those vocals, rooting the thing in a deep & satisfying place" - Michael Gira (Swans). NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 
Sub Verses cover art
  Akron/Family    Sub Verses
Label: Dead Oceans 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: doc078lp 
Release Date: April 30, 2013 
STREET DATE 4/30. NO RETURNS. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 
Blood Robots cover art
  Androids Of Mu    Blood Robots
Label: Water Wing 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: wtrwng08lp 
Release Date: April 23, 2013 
A noisy all-girl early post-punk band that emerged from London, UK, in '79, alongside the likes of the Slits & The Raincoats. They grounded themselves in psychedelic synthesizer & guitar music, & when they finally got hold of a cheap synth & a noisy guitar of their own, they used them, at full volume, w/ fat bass & bouncing drums. Recorded at lo-fi cult studio Street Level in '79 
Glass Crocodile Medicine cover art
  Baker, Aidan with Plurals    Glass Crocodile Medicine
Label: Latitudes 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: gmt032cd 
Release Date: April 30, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 04/30 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 hand-packaged 2 track CDs with foil sleeves. Aidan Baker brought British tour-mates Plurals to the studio with him. A gradual unfurling of intricate layers of sound builds & envelopes the listener over "Dead Foxes In The Street"'s 20 minutes, creating a warm & uplifting aural atmosphere. "Turning Children Into Mice" is a brooding, decidedly sinister beast, weaving a repetitive & increasingly dark threat, until it explodes into a hive of noise, & then slowly & poignantly dies a hero's death. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NA 
Glass Crocodile Medicine cover art
  Baker, Aidan with Plurals    Glass Crocodile Medicine
Label: Latitudes 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: gmt032lp 
Release Date: April 30, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 04/30 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 180 gram BLUE COLOR VINYL from Aidan Baker (NADJA) & Plurals. NO EXPORT OUTSIDE OF NA 
Time of the Last Persecution cover art
  Fay, Bill    Time of the Last Persecution
Label: 4 Men WIth Beards 
Format: LP 
Catalog Number: 4m819lp 
Release Date: March 19, 2013 
2nd & final album for the Deram label, released in 1971. An absolute classic of melancholy (borderline morbid) folk-rock that falls somewhere between Pearls Before Swine, Leonard Cohen, & a suicide prevention hotline. 180gm. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT 
Sleigh Ride cover art
  Fuzz    Sleigh Ride
Label: In The Red 
Format: 7" 
Catalog Number: itr241 
Release Date: April 16, 2013 
2nd single from new band featuring TY SEGALL & CHARLIE MOONHEART. Sludgy, heavy, psyched-out proto-metal that is steeped in shredding fuzztone guitar (a la Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Hendrix). Follows now-deleted debut 7-inch on Trouble in Mind. Watch for their debut album later this year! 
Retro Virus cover art
  Lunch, Lydia    Retro Virus
Label: ugEXPLODE 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: ug61cd 
Release Date: March 19, 2013 
A blistering live document from her recent tour w/ an all-star bast of sonic brutarians in a no-holds-barred survey of her musical outpu from 1977 to the present. Features Weasel Walter, Algis Kizys (SWANS, FOETUS), & drummer Bob Bert (SONIC YOUTH, PUSSY GALORE, CHROME CRANKS). 
Cloud Room, Glass Room cover art
  Pan American    Cloud Room, Glass Room
Label: kranky 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: krank175cd 
Release Date: April 30, 2013 
04/30 STREET DATE. With percussionist extraordinaire Steven Hess (LOCRIAN) now a full fledged member, Mark Nelson & Pan American deliver their 1st new album since "White Bird Release" from 2009. Begun with the duo rehearsing for a series of shows, these songs were written together as a group to be played live. Bobby Donne (LABRADFORD, CRISTAL) plays bass on multiple tracks, further emphasizing the live band feel. Mark Nelson's deft production touches abound, while Hess shows a mastery of understated rhythms. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 
Cloud Room, Glass Room cover art
  Pan American    Cloud Room, Glass Room
Label: kranky 
Format: 2LP 
Catalog Number: krank175lp 
Release Date: April 30, 2013 
04/30 STREET DATE. 2xLP VINYL VERSION. "Pan American albums seem to be painfully few and far between, but when one does eventually make it out of the studio the result is something very special indeed." - Boomkat. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK 
Step Pyramid / Universal Vision EP cover art
  Sorcerer    Step Pyramid / Universal Vision EP
Label: Catune 
Format: 12" 
Catalog Number: catune049lp 
Release Date: April 30, 2013 
**EXCLUSIVE!! 04/30 STREET DATE. VINYL ONLY RELEASE. Dan Judd (WINDSURF) is Sorcerer. Side A's "Step Pyramid" works perfectly on dance floors keeping the melodies minimal, but with bright synth sounds & vocal cut up loops lock you into a breezing groove, & also features a remix by Traks Boys. Side B's "Universal Vision", also a DJ friendly cut, features vocals & synth, & a remix by The Beat Broker. NO EXPORT TO JAPAN 
Sewn cover art
  Stirrup    Sewn
Label: 482 Music 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: 4821084cd 
Release Date: April 16, 2013 
Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, & Charles Rumback. The Chicago trio first played together as "the shimmering rhythm section of the Horse's Ha," (Time Out Chicago), a group featuring vocalist Janet Bean of Freakwater & Eleventh Dream Day, & decided to form their own trio in 2009 to explore deep grooves, moody harmonies, & extended structures. A true collective, the genre-defiant trio all write & arrange for the band w/ influences as varied as the extensive list of bands & musicians thay have worked with 
Oh, Willie, Please... cover art
  Vandaveer    Oh, Willie, Please...
Label: Quack! 
Format: CD 
Catalog Number: qk030cd 
Release Date: April 30, 2013 
STREET DATE 4/30. Latest effort from the folk collective is a re-imagining of age-old murder ballads & songs of self ruin plucked almost entirely from the public domain. The result is a spacious, honest album that balances reverence & respect for the source material w/ a healthy coat of contemporary color. Touring with MATT COSTA & THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS this spring


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!

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