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Tuesday, April 9

saki newsletter 4/9/13!

Ok folks, we're going to be as brief as possible (read: typos out the arse) because Record Store Day is upon is and things are really heating up in the proverbial kitchen!

We'd like to thank Paul Richardson and Mary Rothlisberger for coming to town and setting up a beautiful art show for us. We had the opening this past Friday with a stunning live set from Ryley Walker. If you haven't picked up Ryley's 7" on Addenda. Do that TODAY! Paul and Mary's show will be up through the 26th. Come check it out before then. It's one of the coolest things we've had in our store to date!

On Saturday we hosted the dumbest, but also the most fun, event we've ever had. Show Me The Jerrys! was a celebration of Everything Is Terrible's completely ridiculous campaign to save all of the Jerry Maguire VHS tapes in the world from certain demise. They've collected about 5,000 copies of the Cameron Crowe *ahem* classic and we decorated our store with about 3,500 of those copies. There are a few hundred still here if you want to come check them out for some crazy reason... up to you! Thanks to all the EIT folks and to Natalie Jose, Katie McVay, Lisa Lauretta and Chad Briggs for providing the night's entertainment. We had way more fun than you probably think.

This weekend we've got our Off The Record listening party for April. This month we're celebrating Implodes' incredible new record (their best yet) Recurring Dream! The band will play a live set at 8pm with visual accompaniment from our mutual friend - filmmaker, Chris Hefner. After their set we'll play Recurring Dream in it's entirety and have a little reception for the band with food provided by Provenance Food and Wine! Like all of our events, Off The Record is FREE, BYOB and ALL AGES. Bring yo' kids. Bring yo' wife!

On Saturday, we'll be out at the CHIRP Record Fair selling the wares. Find our table and say hi to Karl and Matt!

Of course, the BIG deal this month is Record Store Day on the 20th. If  you've been to saki on Record Store Day in past years, you know we go all out! As always, we'll have an in-store marathon going for most of the day with Twin Peaks, Fake Limbs, Pink Avalanche, Radar Eyes and a few others we can't announce just yet! Check our RSD 2013 page on the blog for the most up-to-date info! We'll also have our friends from CHIRP DJing between the bands and helping us give away some cool prizes, in addition to all the usual freebies and exclusive Record Store Day titles. 

After all the hoopla dies down we're hosting another live Revolutions Per Minute podcast taping with Nick Rouley and Joe McAdam at 8pm! Their guests this time around will be Blizzard Babies who will sit in for an interview and play a short live set. If you missed our first live RPM at saki, the podcast just went up today! You can subscribe in iTunes or check it out at The Nicest Guys In Town site. Stay tuned for a lot more info on Record Store Day in the next few days!

Upcoming events:

Friday, April 12th @ 7pm 
Off The Record: a listening party for Implodes' 'Recurring Dream'! 

Saturday, April 13th
Find us at the CHIRP Record Fair!

Sunday, April 14th @ 4pm 
Scriptreaders! New and noteworthy scripts read by local comics and writers! 

Saturday, April 20th 
Record Store Day! 

Thursday, April 25th, 9pm @ The Logan Theatre 
saki and Everything Is Terrible! present: The Crap Shoot! 

Friday, April 26th @ 8pm
Creative Control w/ Joe McAdam: One-Year Anniversary Edition!

Saturday, April 27th @ 4pm
Epitonic saki Session w/ Jon Lindsay and Canasta!

Saturday, April 27th @ 7pm 
Opening reception of These Roads: posters and prints by Kathleen Judge!

New Releases @ saki 4/9/13



Don't forget about our weekly new release sale! This week you can get Implodes, Kurt Vile and Postal Service for 20% off!

James Blake "Overgrown" CD
Clothilde "French Swinging Mademoiselle 1967" LP
Geater Davis "Lost Soul" LP
Deadstring Brothers "Cannery Row" CD and LP
Deepchord "10/11/12 (remastered)" 3x12"
Lawrence English "Lonely Women's Club" LP
The Feeling Of Love "Reward Your Grace" LP
Fennesz "17.02.12" LP box
The Knife "Shaking The Habitual" LP
Land Lines "S/T" LP
Livids "Your House Or The Courthouse" 7"
Local H "Hallelujah! I'm A Bum" LP
Locust "You'll Be Safe Forever" LP
London Is The Place For Me Vol. 4 LP
London Is The Place For Me Vols. 5 and 6 CD
Mouthbreathers "Nowhere Else To Go" 7"
Paal Nilssen-Love and Terrie Ex "Gored Gored" CD
The Postal Service "Give Up" 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (comes with postcard packet while they last!)
Son Volt "Honky Tonk" LP
Vampire Weekend "Diane Young" 7"
Kurt Vile "Wakin' On A Pretty Daze" CD, LP and deluxe LP

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





Howl & Bite cover art
1939 Ensemble Howl & Bite
Label: Jealous Butcher
Format: LP
Catalog Number: jb107lp
Release Date: April 16, 2013
**EXCLUSIVE!! 04/16 STREET DATE. VINYL ONLY RELEASE. Comprised of percussionists Jose Medeles (BREEDERS) & David Coniglio, 1939 Ensemble generates a breeze that blows the drums, metal, wood & vibes in continual wind chime motion, before the drummers break the spell trying to top each other's cacophony. Consider it random precision through noise.

Definitive Collection cover art
Art Lord & The Self Portraits Definitive Collection
Label: Friends Records
Format: 2LP
Catalog Number: fr020lp
Release Date: February 19, 2013
2LP retrospective of the pre-FUTURE ISLANDS band

V cover art
Barn Owl V
Label: Thrill Jockey
Format: CD
Catalog Number: thrill321cd
Release Date: April 16, 2013
STREET DATE 4/16. Sees the band at their most complex & diverse w/ the addition of electronics to their arsenal of guitars & effects. For years, the duo experimented w/ the idea of doom dub & in some ways have finally realized that vision. In addition to dub, V is informed by musique concrete, library music, & minimal techno. NO EXPORT

Blues Trip cover art
Blackout Beach Blues Trip
Label: Soft Abuse
Format: LP
Catalog Number: sab060lp
Release Date: April 16, 2013
**EXCLUSIVE!! 04/16 STREET DATE. NOTE NEW UPC. LIMITED VINYL ONLY RELEASE includes download. "Blues Trip", Carey Mercer's (FROG EYES, SWAN LAKE) retooling of the album "Fuck Death" from 2011. Almost a year later, Mercer & his blues trio (wife & FROG EYES conspirator Melanie Campbell on drums & ex-WOLF PARADEr Dante DeCaro on bass) revisited the songs. This music is primal & emotional, with Mercer's howl & tone-perfect guitar at the fore, leading these unconventional songs through their charred path. Listen in for Dan Bejar (DESTROYER) singing on a few songs.

Watchers cover art
Blackshaw, James & Lubomya Melnyk Watchers
Label: Important
Format: CD
Catalog Number: imprec375cd
"We set up, Lubomya at the grand piano, me directly facing him w/ my 12-string guitar & began. I would retune at random between songs & together we would find interesting chord progressions, hints of melodies & ways in which to weave those immense overtones that Lubomya is able to generate on the piano w/ those of my guitar" - Blackshaw

Watchers cover art
Blackshaw, James & Lubomya Melnyk Watchers
Label: Important
Format: LP
Catalog Number: imprec375lp
LP ltd to 500

This Night cover art
Destroyer This Night
Label: Merge
Format: 2LP
Catalog Number: mrg218lp
Release Date: April 20, 2013
STREET DATE 4/20. RSD 2013 RELEASE. NO MAILORDER. 1st time on vinyl in the US! 2LP w/ download. NO RETURNS. NO CANADA. NO EXPORT

Kone cover art
Disappears Kone
Label: Disappears
Format: 12"
Catalog Number: dis005lp
Release Date: April 16, 2013
**EXCLUSIVE!! 04/16 STREET DATE. NOTE NEW UPC! LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 QTY 12" VINYL ONLY VERSION comes with download. Disappears take 30 plus minutes to stretch out into the void, get abstract & make something that's rare these days - music that asks the listener to listen. 2 different versions of "Kone" (the B-Side "Edit" ends in a lock groove to infinity!) plus one new cut to boot.

The Plain Where The Palace Stood cover art
Grubbs, David The Plain Where The Palace Stood
Label: Drag City
Format: CD
Catalog Number: dc551cd
Release Date: April 16, 2013
04/16 STREET DATE. David Grubbs' (SQUIRREL BAIT, BASTRO, GASTR DEL SOL, RED KRAYOLA) newest release finds him working with Andrea Belfi (drums, electronics) & Stefano Pilia (guitar). The welcome return of his distinctive overdriven guitar tone is a highlight of the record. And C. SPENCER YEH (BURNING STAR CORE) plays some absolutely apeshit violin on 2 tracks. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK/JAPAN

The Plain Where The Palace Stood cover art
Grubbs, David The Plain Where The Palace Stood
Label: Drag City
Format: LP
Catalog Number: dc551lp
Release Date: April 16, 2013
04/16 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION. The glass partition which all too often separates genre-spanning rock & academic experimentation shatters under Grubbs' langourously insistent, idiosyncratic, immediately recognizable songs & arrangements. It's 2013 & here is David Grubbs: Punkademic Godfather. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK

A Crackup At The Race Riots (Paperback) cover art
Korine, Harmony A Crackup At The Race Riots (Paperback)
Label: Drag City
Format: BOOK
Catalog Number: dc486bk
Release Date: April 16, 2013
04/16 STREET DATE. Paperback 127 page book. Korine's first novel presents fragments of a portrait in multimedia: print, photographs, drawings, news clippings, handwriting, a poem, attempted diagrams, clip art - but mostly text, including hard luck stories, off-&-on-color jokes, script-scraps, found letters, free rhymes, drug flashbacks & other missing scenes, exploring the world of showbiz with fingers prying in the cracks & feet set lightly in the black humours of the real world. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK

She Likes Zits cover art
Livids She Likes Zits
Label: Twistworthy
Format: 7"
Catalog Number: twist16
Release Date: April 02, 2013
A marrow-rattling buzz-punk stuporgroup from Brooklyn, ft. screamer Eric Davidson (NEW BOMB TURKS), Jami Wolf (SHOP FRONTS, ZODIAC KILLERS), Dan-yell Kelley (DEAD RINGERS, COMPLAINTS, PAPER BAGS), Greg Collins (RADIO 4), & Joi Locour. 2 blazing punk rock 'n' roll originals, plus a cover of 70's punk obscurity "Savage Eyes" by Rollerball. Ltd to 500. Incld download

Free The Universe cover art
Major Lazer Free The Universe
Label: Secretly Canadian
Format: CD
Catalog Number: sc292cd
Release Date: April 16, 2013
STREET DATE 4/16. Latest offering from DIPLO features performances by SANTIGOLD, VYBZ CARTEL, Amber Coffman (DIRTY PROJECTORS), FLUX PAVILION, PEACHES, Ezra Koenig (VAMPIRE WEEKEND), BUSY SIGNAL, SHAGGY, WYCLEF JEAN, BRUNO MARS. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT

Solemns cover art
Marquis de Tren & Bonny Billy Solemns
Label: Drag City
Format: LP
Catalog Number: dc549lp
Release Date: April 16, 2013
04/16 STREET DATE. VINYL ONLY 12" 3 TRACK RELEASE. The 'Prince' & the Marquis (Mick Turner of DIRTY THREE) unfurled the scroll together, with Tren Brother Jim White (DIRTY THREE, CAT POWER) rumbling & banging things & playing drums, & the Bonny gang crew of Van Campbell, Emmett Kelly & Angel Olsen added invaluable dimensions to the moments herein. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK

What Would It Be Like To Be Rich cover art
Ristagno, Rich What Would It Be Like To Be Rich
Label: Drag City
Format: LP
Catalog Number: dc521lp
Release Date: April 16, 2013
04/16 STREET DATE. Initially intended as an autobiographical release in 1981, "What Would It Be Like To Be Rich" was to be an autobiographical concept album. Hiring local funk band Soular Flight, Ristagno's angsty delivery mixed with Soular Flight's disco tendencies seemingly anticipates industrial & techno, & reflects contemporaries like The Contortions or DNA. In reality, Ristagno remained blissfully ignorant, & cites influences such as Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, & the perennially influential Beatles. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK

Rainer cover art
Secret Mountains Rainer
Label: Friends Records
Format: LP
Catalog Number: fr022lp
Debut long player from Baltimore sextet whose handful of EPs & singles have captured a new take on an ancient yearn for psychedelic exploration via the deep soul, heavy pop & lush noise they've grown up engulfed in

Ring of the Rise cover art
Smaldone, Micah Blue Ring of the Rise
Label: Immune
Format: CD
Catalog Number: immune030cd
Release Date: April 16, 2013
STREET DATE 4/16. Features much full band accompaniment, exploring the sonic reaches of early 70's era Neil Young, or Richard & Linda Thompson's 1st albums, w/ electric guitars & homemade tube amplifiers, as well as Micah's familiar acoustic finger-stylings

Angular Music cover art
Tilth Angular Music
Label: Soft Abuse
Format: LP
Catalog Number: sab059lp
Release Date: April 16, 2013
**EXCLUSIVE!! 04/16 STREET DATE. LIMITED EDITION OF 100 QTY VINYL ONLY VERSION comes in hand printed sleeve. Through 7 meditative pieces, the duo of Nathan McLaughlin (tapes, etc.) & Cody Yantis (guitar, etc.) take a trip into fatigue, informed first-hand by the conditions from the which this music springs. "Angular Music" is inspired and provoked by Bill Dixon's idea of going to the center, & is 1 of the most engaging concrete works to emerge in years.

Bender/Drifter cover art
Total Life Bender/Drifter
Label: Debacle
Format: LP
Catalog Number: dbl073lp
Kevin Doria of GROWING. Two sidelong tracks exploring minimal modulationchanges & processes on lofty walls of roaring drone. This verticality of composition owes something to Matthew Bower's sculptural fuzz techniques, though long time fans will recognize the minimalistic tones as echoing some early Growing tracks like "Anaheim II". 150gm white vinyl

S/T cover art
Wet Lungs S/T
Label: Twistworthy
Format: 7"
Catalog Number: twist15
Release Date: April 02, 2013
A 7 song blast, which straddles the line between the grinding hardcore you would come to expect from drummer Gabe Serbian (The Locust, Holy Molar) & the doomy end-time jams of vocalist Mike Morowitz's previous work w/ Roller. Ltd to 500

Telepathic cover art
White Mystery Telepathic
Label: White Mystery
Format: CD
Catalog Number: wmyst013cd
Release Date: April 20, 2013
STREET DATE 4/20. RSD RELEASE! 3rd full-length from sister/brother duo Miss Alex White & Francis Scott Key White. Dirty, fuzzed-out, ferocious rock n roll

Telepathic cover art
White Mystery Telepathic
Label: White Mystery
Format: LP
Catalog Number: wmyst013lp
Release Date: April 20, 2013
STREET DATE 4/20. RSD RELEASE. Vinyl version. LTD TO 1000 on split color vinyl


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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