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Monday, May 13

saki newsletter 5/14/13!

We're slipping into a boredom coma around here with our lack of events, but we find some comfort in the fact that we have another Off The Record listening party coming up on the 21st!

We couldn't be more excited to have JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound back at the shop for a live set and DJ set, Q&A with the band and of course, some free food! Come hang out with us and the band and pick up some Bloodshot titles at a discount!

The following Saturday, we have another live Revolutions Per Minute podcast taping! RPM hosts, Nick Rouley and Joe McAdam are two of the funniest comedy dudes in town and they know their music too! They're bringing back some of their favorite guests from past episodes for a sort of all-star comedy/music panel. You can check out previous episodes of the podcast, including two episodes taped at saki, on iTunes or at RPM's Tumblr!

After that, we've got another Creative Control, another Notes + Bolts in-store/release show, and an art opening with Emily Haasch! We'll have more detail on all of that for you in the coming weeks!

Upcoming events:

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

Saturday, May 25th @ 7pm
Revolutions Per Minute live podcast! 

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

Saturday, June 2nd @ 4pm 
Notes + Bolts presents: an Epitonic saki Session w/ Love and Radiation and Magicks! 

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

Saturday, June 15th @ time TBA
Off The Record - June!


New Releases:

Don't forget about the weekly new release sale! We have Cleaners From Venus, Daniel Higgs and The Handsome Family for 20% off this week!

Adult. - The Way Things Fall CD and LP
William Basinski - Nocturnes CD
Bass Drum of Death - Shattered Me 8" (Yes... 8")
Bibio - Silver Wilkinson CD
Blank Tapes - Vacation LP
Brother JT - Svelteness of Boogietude LP
Cleaners From Venus - Vol. 2 4xCD
CVLTS - Realiser LP
Dump - I Can Hear Music 2xCD and 2xLP (James McNew of Yo La Tengo)
Dungeonesse - S/T CD and LP (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak)
Eleventh Dream Day - New Moodio LP
Elkin Fil - S/T LP
Eluvium - Nightmare Ending CD
Henry Flynt - Graduation LP
Handsome Family - Wilderness CD, LP and deluxe LP
Glenn Jones - My Garden State LP
Human Eye - 4: Into Unknown LP
Man or Astro-Man? - Analog Series Vol. 3 7"
Muuy Bien - This Is What Your Mind Imagines LP
Paal Nilssen-Love and Terrie Ex - Gored Gored CD
Peals - Walking Field CD
Pharmakon - Abandon CD and LP
Jessica Pratt - S/T CD (LP already out!)
Pure X - Crawling Up The Stairs CD and LP
Rilo Kiley - RKives LP
Small Black - Limits of Desire CD and LP
Stellar Om Source - Elite Excel LP
Swamp Dogg - Gag a Maggott LP
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City LP
Var - No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers CD and LP
Wampire - Curiousity LP

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


Nocturnes cover art
Basinski, William Nocturnes
Label: Temporary Residence
Format: CD
Catalog Number: trrspec10cd
Release Date: May 14, 2013
Like his best & most iconic works, the magic of Nocturnes is in the glacial, inevitable decay of something beautiful. Tape loops of prepared piano - composed & recorded more than 30 years ago - reflecting, refracting, & disintegrating into a haunting sentimental haze, like losing a vivid memory to the natural deterioration of time. Two sprawling new works, begun in 1979 & completed in 2012. NO CANADA/NO EXPORTS

Svelteness of Boogietude cover art
Brother JT Svelteness of Boogietude
Label: Thrill Jockey
Format: CD
Catalog Number: thrill334cd
Release Date: May 14, 2013
Previous releases on Drag City, Siltbreeze, Birdman, & Drunken Fish. Rockers mixed w/ ballads, all of them crafted w/ casual elegance -- but this time there's an attention to the legacy of late-period T. Rex, which results in tunes that kick total ass. JT also manages to pull off ballads that can remind one of Beat Happening or what it might be like to hear Warren Zevon covering the Velvets, a lost track by the Stalk Forrest Group, or even a Kevin Ayers/Scott Walker move so bold you'll shiver. NO EXPORT

Svelteness of Boogietude cover art
Brother JT Svelteness of Boogietude
Label: Thrill Jockey
Format: LP
Catalog Number: thrill334lp
Release Date: May 14, 2013
LP w/ download. NO RETURNS. NO EXPORT

A Strange Game cover art
Fan-Tan A Strange Game
Label: Good Night
Format: CD
Catalog Number: gnr028cd
Release Date: May 21, 2013
**EXCLUSIVE!! 05/21 STREET DATE. Known for their intense live performances, melding guitar noise with icy rhythm, haloed by sharp, lilting vocals, Fan-Tan recall a more dramatic Jesus & Mary Chain, or a less rigid My Bloody Valentine. "For additional post-punk brillance, cross your fingers that springtime - and therefore, 'A Strange Game'- arrives quickly. We will too.Ó - Filter Magazine

A Strange Game cover art
Fan-Tan A Strange Game
Label: Good Night
Format: LP
Catalog Number: gnr028lp
Release Date: May 21, 2013
**EXCLUSIVE!! 05/21 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION

V/A cover art
Five Days Married & Other Laments: Song & Dance from Northern Gr V/A
Label: Angry Mom
Format: LP
Catalog Number: ama003lp
Release Date: May 14, 2013
Collection of rarely-heard music from Northern Greece circa 1928-1958 that span the range of plaintive, ancient dirges to hypnotic, droning dance pieces. Accompanied by liner notes & lyric translations as well as original artwork by Robert Crumb

Wilderness cover art
Handsome Family Wilderness
Label: Carrot Top
Format: LP
Catalog Number: saki055lp
Release Date: May 21, 2013
05/21 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION w/ download code. Appalachian holler, psychedelic rock, tin pan alley, & medieval ballads continue to inform The Handsome FamilyÕs unique brand of Americana, while an affinity for parlor ballads & clawhammer banjo has crept in with "Wilderness". This is haunting music in the most wonderful way Ð brilliant, emotionally charged & completely unique. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK/IRELAND/AUSTRALIA/NZ/SCANDINAVIA

Wilderness Deluxe LP cover art
Handsome Family Wilderness Deluxe LP
Label: Carrot Top
Format: LP+BOOK
Catalog Number: saki058lp
Release Date: May 21, 2013
05/21 STREET DATE. DELUXE LP VERSION comes w/ full color box, vinyl LP, download code, 72-pg 12x12" full color book of essays & art by Rennie Sparks, 11x17" poster, 6 postcard set with original full color art by Rennie Sparks. NO EXPORT TO UK/EU/IRELAND/NZ/AUSTRALIA

Pass The Ringo cover art
Legs Pass The Ringo
Label: Loglady
Format: LP
Catalog Number: ll012lp
LP w/ download. Informed by their love of the jangle guitar pop dispatched during the early '80s by labels like Flying Nun & Creation Records. Their music glides along w/ simple chord progressions & rudimentary drum beats filtered through the haze of obsolete reverb units & dirty tape machines; vocals float, cymbals crash, & guitars scratch

Phantasmes cover art
Maninkari Phantasmes
Label: Three Four
Format: 12"
Catalog Number: tfr020lp
Release Date: May 21, 2013
**EXCLUSIVE!! 05/21 STREET DATE. 12" VINYL ONLY RELEASE. Soundtrack to Thomas Pantalacci's film "Phantasmes". Maninkari is an instrumental duet combining improvisation & original composition, with a hint on ambient, gloomy, minimalist, jazz, rock & surreal sounds that forms organic layers of ancestral, dark & repetitive tunes that blend percussion instruments, viola, cimbalom, keyboards, & samples to reach mysticism at its climax. NO EXPORT TO EU

Totale Nite cover art
Merchandise Totale Nite
Label: Night People
Format: CD
Catalog Number: np180cd
Release Date: March 19, 2013
Pop hooks w/ an experimental bend are found throughout. The mark of the underground punk/noise community is still easily detectable in their music, but broader sounds & influence see the band turning into an entity of its own. Echoes of Roxy Music, Miles Davis, Merle Haggard, & Franco Battiato enhance the band's post-punk core. NO JAPAN/AUSTRALIA/UK

It's Up To Emma cover art
Niblett, Scout It's Up To Emma
Label: Drag City
Format: CD
Catalog Number: dc532cd
Release Date: May 21, 2013
05/21 STREET DATE. Over the course of 46 minutes & 9 songs, "It's Up To Emma" simmers, storms & cascades through an alinear tale of domestic emotional crises, all of which are immaculately rendered in Scout's distinctive songwriting style & benefit from a handful of talented players (Jose Medeles, Dan Wilson, Saunder Jurriaans, Banny Bensi & Emil Amos from OM). NO EXPORT TO EU/UK

It's Up To Emma cover art
Niblett, Scout It's Up To Emma
Label: Drag City
Format: LP
Catalog Number: dc532lp
Release Date: May 21, 2013
05/21 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION. Revisiting Rollins' proclamation "At the end of the day, all you have is yourself and your mind" felt like checking in with an old friend, the friend who doesn't want anything from you, the friend who encourages you - fuck it, forces you to see your own strength. And thus, "ItÕs Up To Emma". NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK

Gethsemane Dubplate cover art
Om Gethsemane Dubplate
Label: Drag City
Format: 12"
Catalog Number: dc557lp
Release Date: May 21, 2013
05/21 STREET DATE. 12" VINYL ONLY RELEASE. Second of 2 dub-inspired remix 12"s on Drag City for OM. This, with "Gethsemane" from "Advaitic Songs" & "Garden of Gethsemane" from Alpha & Omega. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK

One Kiss Ends It All cover art
Saturday Looks Good To Me One Kiss Ends It All
Label: Polyvinyl
Format: CD
Catalog Number: prc256cd
Release Date: May 21, 2013
STREET DATE 5/21. A spontaneous & breezy vibe flows through the album's 12 selections, drawing on the reference points of 60's pop & early indie rock, all filtered through the band's skewed pop lens

One Kiss Ends It All cover art
Saturday Looks Good To Me One Kiss Ends It All
Label: Polyvinyl
Format: LP
Catalog Number: prc256lp
Release Date: May 21, 2013
STREET DATE 5/21. White vinyl w/ download. NO RETURNS

She's On Top cover art
Sic Alps She's On Top
Label: Drag City
Format: LP
Catalog Number: dc556lp
Release Date: May 21, 2013
05/21 STREET DATE. VINYL ONLY RELEASE. "She's On Top" is a 3 song 12" single, a B-12-booster shot extract straight from the heart of Sic Alps to the inner lining of your own poor broke-crippled ripcage ribself. This is how the other half lives, laughs & loves! It's fun & exciting, a picture from the airplane! Sic Alps are like you. They're your friends - the better, smarter, faster, stronger ones! NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK

Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack cover art
Source Family Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Drag City
Format: CD
Catalog Number: dc559cd
Release Date: May 21, 2013
05/21 STREET DATE. For the soundtrack to The Source Family documentary, a selection of material was chosen to include the widest variety of Source Family members, showcasing the talents of many not previously showcased. In addition, you'll also hear the contributions of Cinderella, Ahom, Aquariana, Anastasia, Rhythm, Horn, Electron, Zoroaster, Vibration, Pythias, Damian & Zinaru - as, and of course, the omnipotent Yahowa himself, Father Yod. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK

Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack cover art
Source Family Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Drag City
Format: LP
Catalog Number: dc559lp
Release Date: May 21, 2013
05/21 STREET DATE. VINYL VERSION. In 2007, the release of Isis Aquarian's book "The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13 & The Source Family", opened the doors on the mysterious & influential doings of The Source Family - & now the Spring of 2013 sees a definitive documentary film on the subject, entitled "The Source Family". This is the soundtrack. NON-RETURNABLE. NO EXPORT TO EU/UK

Hounds of Foggy Notion cover art
Thee Oh Sees Hounds of Foggy Notion
Label: Captcha
Format: LP+DVD
Catalog Number: hbsp2x003lp
Release Date: April 23, 2013
BACK IN PRINT W/ NEW GATEFOLD JACKETS! A brilliant live performance collaboration between THEE OH SEES & video director BRIAN LEE HUGHES. Filmed & recorded, not on stages but at a variety of hauntingly scenic sites in & around San Francisco. The LP features the performances along w/ dozens of stories, jokes & whatnots filmed during their 4-day adventure

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