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Tuesday, May 7

saki newsletter 5/7/13!

Hey, everyone! We had a nice relaxing week, how about you? We'd like to thank all of the writers and performers, and of course, the audience who came out for Scriptreaders on Sunday. That was the last installment for now, but we're working on bringing it back. Stay tuned! 

Not much happening here event-wise this week, but we've got some awesome new releases coming out and we're always looking for new stuff. What are you listening to!?

Later in the month we have another Off The Record listening party. This time we've got JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound performing songs from their new record Howl! They'll do an on-stage Q&A with Marty Lennartz from XRT and a DJ set to close out the night. Off The Record is a FREE and BYOB monthly event!

After that we have another Creative Control with Joe McAdam and our third Revolutions Per Minute live podcast with Joe McAdam and Nick Rouley! We'll update you all with more info on the comics and guests for those very soon! In the meantime, check out past episodes of RPM (including our two live episodes) here!

Upcoming events:

Tuesday, May 21st @ 6pm
Off The Record with JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound's 'Howl'!

Saturday, May 25th @ time TBA
Revolutions Per Minute live podcast! 

Friday, May 31st @ 8pm 
Creative Control with Joe McAdam! 

Friday, June 7th @ 6pm 
Opening reception of Potential Difference: New Works by Emily Haasch!

New Releases @ saki 5/7/13

Don't forget about the weekly new release sale! Get select items for 20% off each week!

Blackout Beach - Blues Trip LP
Mikal Cronin - MCII CD and LP
Deerhunter - Monomania CD and LP
Django Django - Hi DJinx remix LP
Galaxie 500 - Temperature's Rising: An Oral and Visual History of Galaxie 500 BOOK
Mr. Dibbs - Dead World Reborn! pic disc LP
Daniel Higgs - The Godward Way CD and LP
Savages - Silence Yourself CD and LP
She and Him - Volume 3 CD and LP
Tame Impala - Mind Mischief 12"
Thee Oh Sees - Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion LP+DVD
Yeti - Issue #13 BOOK + 7"

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

Artist / Title: Blank Tapes / Vacation
Label: Antenna Farm
Format: CD
Catalog Number: antf543cd
Release Date: May 14, 2013STREET DATE 5/14. Blank Tapes is now & has always been MATT ADAMS, a soft-spoken kid from a Southern California suburb who learned to play practically every instrument a good garage band needs, & then started making beautifully idiosyncratic records on his trusty home eight-track. This is the first album not recorded in Adam's home. Full of the kind of three-part harmonies the Wilson Brothers used to love, this record has songs that transplant the style & sentiment of immortals like Ray Davies & Robyn Hitchcock, Kris Kristofferson & Lou Reed, into modern garage pop
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68318

Artist / Title: Blank Tapes / Vacation
Label: Antenna Farm
Format: LP
Catalog Number: antf543lp
Release Date: May 14, 2013STREET DATE 5/14. Vinyl version. Incld download w/ bonus tracks
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68319

Artist / Title: Cronin, Mikal / MCII
Label: Merge
Format: LP
Catalog Number: mrg475lp
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=67564

Artist / Title: Death / For the Whole World To See
Label: Drag City
Format: LP
Catalog Number: dc387lp
Release Date: February 17, 2009VINYL VERSION! REPRESSED!! Death is the 3 Hackney brothers, fueled by the raucous sounds of Iggy & Co., creating their own take on the emerging sounds of punk. Socially conscious lyrics mixed with a sky-cracking combination of guitar & vocals, all recorded in raw fashion with little in the way of polish. Seek Death, my children! NON-RETURNABLE! NO EXPORT TO EU/UK
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=20524

Artist / Title: Eleventh Dream Day / New Moodio
Label: Comedy Minus One
Format: LP
Catalog Number: cmo025lp
Release Date: May 14, 2013STREET DATE 5/14. Recorded in '92 & never released it its original form. A CD version of was issued, but all songs were re-recorded & the album was never released on vinyl in the US. There's an urgency & excitement that courses through these songs played by a band empowered by freedom & possibility, after having been set free from a contract w/ their former label Atlantic. Seminal & classic American Underground. Ltd to 500. Incld download
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=67370

Artist / Title: Eluvium / Nightmare Ending
Label: Temporary Residence
Format: 2CD
Catalog Number: trr214cd
Release Date: May 14, 2013STREET DATE 5/14. 2CD features guest appearances from members of YO LA TENGO & EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY. 1st proper album since 2010's Similes, the unexpectedly vocal-heavy ambient-pop record that simultaneously delighted & confounded longtime fans. But the Nightmare Ending story actually began years earlier, as it was intended to be the follow-up to the watershed album, Copia. Encompasses everything remarkable about past albums, executed more powerfully & poignant than ever before. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68130

Artist / Title: Galaxie 500 / Temperature's Rising: An Oral & Visual History Of Galaxie 500
Label: Yeti
Format: BOOK
Catalog Number: 978-1-891241-56-7
Release Date: May 07, 2013A fascinating oral history of one of American indie rock's most enduring & influential acts, this book provides a complex, sometimes contentious account of the band's rise to indie stardom & their acrimonious breakup. It also includes dozens of rare & never-before-seen photos, as well as posters & other ephemera from the collections of the band members & their friends & colleagues. 208pp
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68452

Artist / Title: Grey March / S/T
Label: Hand/Eye
Format: CD
Catalog Number: h/e057cd
Release Date: May 14, 2013**EXCLUSIVE! 05/14 STREET DATE. 1st album in 20 years from Baltimore/DC legends. Gritty & honest - coming from the darker side of popular music, the sound of Grey march reflects a post-punk sensibility. Oscillating between the explosive, furious & frenetic, realized in a predatory stalking, the music of Grey march moves beyond influences into it's own truth. Edgy, frustrated, explosive; heavy & visceral
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68015

Artist / Title: Handsome Family / Wilderness
Label: Carrot Top
Format: CD
Catalog Number: saki055cd
Release Date: May 14, 201305/14 STREET DATE. Wild animals, tall tales, & dark stories from American history populate the lyrics of "Wilderness". Appalachian holler, psychedelic rock, tin pan alley, & medieval ballads inform The Handsome Family's unique brand of Americana, while an affinity for parlor ballads & clawhammer banjo has crept in with "Wilderness." NO EXPORT TO EU/UK/IRELAND/AUSTRALIA/NZ/SCANDINAVIA
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=67173

Artist / Title: Hunt, Rollin / Phoney
Label: Moniker
Format: CD
Catalog Number: mnkr014cd
Release Date: April 30, 2013The oddly-charming, lo-fi R&B songster pairs up w/ Doni Schroader, who brings gorgeous production to this album. Orchestral arrangements & pyrotechnic studio wizardry, in an awesome synthese of organic & electric that's both warm & futuristic
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=66956

Artist / Title: Hunt, Rollin / Phoney
Label: Moniker
Format: LP
Catalog Number: mnkr014lp
Release Date: April 30, 2013Vinyl version
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=66957

Artist / Title: Jones, Glenn / My Garden State
Label: Thrill Jockey
Format: LP
Catalog Number: thrill326lp
Release Date: May 14, 2013STREET DATE 5/14. LP w/ download. NO RETURNS. 5th album is a collection of original compositions for solo acoustic 6 & 12-string guitar & 5-string banjo. Guest appearances from Laura Baird & Meg Baird (ESPERS)
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=67501

Artist / Title: Key, Scott / This Forest & the Sea
Label: Lion Productions
Format: CD
Catalog Number: lion657cd
Excellent 1976 private press acoustic album, filled w/ beautiful fingerstyle acoustic guitar, plus some atonal bottleneck slide, string scrapes & drones (at times, very Ry Cooder/"Paris, Texas" about 6 years before that soundtrack existed). Rates up there w/ classics by Bob Desper, Perry Leopold, Robbie Basho, & Phil Yost, w/ dark moods similar to John Fahey & Nick Drake
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=67907

Artist / Title: Man...Or Astro-Man? / Analog Series Vol. 3
Label: Chunklet
Format: 7"
Catalog Number: chk7004
Release Date: May 14, 2013**EXCLUSIVE!! 05/14 STREET DATE. Man or Astro-Man? return with the 3rd of 3 new 7"s, all preceeding a new full length in 2013.  "I Disintegrate" & "Defcon 0" will appear in some form on the impending full length while "Baby's First Spacewalk" is exclusive to this release. Recorded by Steve Albini & Daniel Farris (ST. VINCENT). Enough with the filler, here comes the killer.
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=67462

Artist / Title: Needlecraft / S/T
Label: Wantage USA
Format: LP
Catalog Number: wan060lp
Release Date: April 30, 2013We think they sound like the Shags, but they're also part of the whole neo-garage wave w/ folks like Shannon & the Clams, Hunx & His Punx & that whole Ty Segall-Oh Sees axis. It's part Waters/Hairspray camp, part uh... Ronnettes & some outsider mountain isolation
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68429

Artist / Title: Olsen, Angel / Half Way Home
Label: Bathetic/Jagjaguwar
Format: CD
Catalog Number: jagspec17cd
Release Date: May 14, 2013STREET DATE 5/14. Critically acclaimed 2012 LP, now available on CD! A continuation of her elegance brought forth on Strange Cacti, a collection of both new & old music, honed & matured, thoughts revisited. We're hearing this same beautiful girl w/ that same beautiful voice, this time brought up to a new level, in no doubt a growth & reach brought on by several roadtrips w/ the one & only BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY & crew. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68100

Artist / Title: She & Him / Volume 3
Label: Merge
Format: LP
Catalog Number: mrg474lp
Release Date: May 07, 2013RECENT. PRE-ORDER SALE! 5% OFF THROUGH 5/10. CHEAPER THAN ANYWHERE ELSE! Ltd edition blue vinyl w/ download! NO RETURNS. NO CANADA/NO EXPORT
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=67562

Artist / Title: Standish/Carlyon / Deleted Scenes
Label: Felte
Format: CD
Catalog Number: felte010cd
Release Date: May 14, 2013**EXCLUSIVE!! 05/14 STREET DATE. Debut album by futurist dub pop duo STANDISH/CARLYON, comprising bassist/vocalist Conrad Standish & guitarist Tom Carlyon, both formerly of noir rock group DEVASTATIONS. The atmosphere throughout is one of surreal chic. In rich baritone or impressive falsetto, Standish intones dark, absurdist lyrics over the band's shimmering take on dub, a sensual, ultramodern gloss disturbed by deep vibrations.
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68012

Artist / Title: Standish/Carlyon / Deleted Scenes
Label: Felte
Format: LP
Catalog Number: felte010lp
Release Date: May 14, 2013**EXCLUSIVE! 05/14 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION. Features guest spots from members of HTRK, BLANCK MASS & FUCK BUTTONS.
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68013

Artist / Title: Wright, Shannon / In Film Sound
Label: Ernest Jenning
Format: CD
Catalog Number: ejrc099cd
Release Date: May 07, 2013Reintroduces listeners to her trademark cutting guitars w/ a distinctive bittersweet fury that jumps from the speakers
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68352

Artist / Title: Wright, Shannon / In Film Sound
Label: Ernest Jenning
Format: LP
Catalog Number: ejrc099lp
Import vinyl
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68467

Artist / Title: Yeti / Issue#13 BOOK+7"
Label: Yeti
Format: BK+7
Catalog Number: yeti013
Release Date: May 07, 2013Inside the book: A very lengthy oral history of CODEINE by Mike McGonigal, recent paintings by Daivid Moreno, an introduction to the great/forgotten Surrealist writer Gisele Prassinos, Fursaxa interview & collages by Ilyas Ahmed, & tone more. On the single: The GREAT UNWASHED, MOON DUO, THE TRYPES (FEELIES offshoot) from a 1984 practice session, & an unreleased KAREN DALTON track recorded in '66. 192pp. 8x8
Link: https://sakistore.net/mailorder/product_info.php?products_id=68431

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