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Tuesday, March 18

saki newsletter 3/18/14!

It was yet another relatively quiet week in the store, but we made up for it by heading out to Second City's UP Comedy Club for the opening weekend of American Mixtape! We sold some records, shook some hands, and kissed some babies out front of the show - a show which featured some pretty damn cool music from the likes of Iggy Pop, Peggy Lee and Brian Eno! We may head back out for some dates later in the show's run, but if you decided to go to any of the dates you can keep your ticket for a discount here at saki!

We also had a pretty solid week in the used vinyl department. We're still pricing some of our new arrivals, but come out now if you want to snag some solid and well priced wax like the Nuggets comp., Yazoo's Guitar Wizards comp., Radiohead, Mac Demarco, Julia Holter, Pere Ubu, Television, Telex, Broken Social Scene and more! Most of this batch won't last long so don't wait for the weekend if you can help it.

No in-stores this weekend, but we are presenting a very cool bill at Schubas next Monday night! Join us at 8pm for Fenster, Sunjacket and Thin Hymns! Fenster is a Berlin-based dream pop band that we're happy to call our new friends. Their last two LPs Bones and The Pink Caves are definitely worth your time, and we can't wait to see those songs live. They'll be supported by two of our favorite Chicago bands, Sunjacket, featuring our old coworker and vlogcastisode star Tricia Scully on guitar, keys and backing vocals, and Thin Hymns!

Speaking of the vlogcastisode... we don't have one for you this week. We were a little swamped with Record Store Day solicitations (...it's coming...) and extra hours tabling at UP, but we should be back on top of things next week. For now, here's 1:25 of penguins falling down to 'Yakety Sax'. Trust us, it's better than anything we could have made...


Upcoming events:

Monday, March 24th, 8pm @ Schubas
saki welcomes: Fenster, Sunjacket, and Thin Hymns!

Friday, March 28th @ 7:30pm
Freak Happening with Nick Rouley and Goodrich Gevaart!

April 4th @ 6pm
LandLand opening reception!

Friday, April 11th, 8pm at Comfort Station
One In A Lifetime: Fifteen and Pregnant! Presented by saki, Everything Is Terrible, and Comfort Station!

New releases:

Each week saki will be offering a handful of new releases for 20% OFF! You can check the blog, Facebook, Twitter, or our newsletter, to find out which titles will be discounted. We'll choose 2-3 titles each week and they'll be discounted for their entire first week of release!

This week we're offering Richard Buckner, Sunn O))) and Ulver, and the Dex Romweber Duo for 20% off!

Richard Buckner - Bloomed CD and LP

Reissue of 1994 debut album includes bonus disc w/ radio sessions, live performances and original recordings of songs that appeared on future releases. Pitchfork called it "A traditional outsider-country record in the lineage of Townes Van Zandt. Buckner's voice is all honey and oak, his guitar style elaborately twanging, his constant subject matter heartache."
Sunn O))) and Ulver - Terrestrials LP

Collaboration between two of the most respected avant-metal bands. Three movements which are fluid like the flow of magma beneath the Earth's crust, sonically uninhibited, unpredictably cosmic, haunting and stirring yet simultaneously ceremonious and beautiful.

Dex Romweber Duo - Images 13 LP

Nothing less than an icon of the American music underground, Dex pioneered the template for the stripped-to-the-essentials guitar/drums duo format so often emulated, so rarely duplicated. His latest LP takes listeners through haunted neon-lit alleys full of pulp fiction juvey rock, should-have-been-sci-fi TV theme songs, and greasy denim 50's hipster jive.

Full new release list:

The Axemen - Derry Legends LP
Black Lips - Undernearth the Rainbow LP
Fred Armisen presents: Bjelland Brothers/Taste of New York - split 7"
Richard Buckner - Bloomed CD and LP
The Coathangers - Suck My Shirt CD and LP
CYNE - All My Angels Are Right CD
Dead Rider - Chills on Glass CD and LP
Death of Samantha - If Memory Serves Us Well LP
Dahga Bloom - No Curtains CD
Dex Romweber Duo - Images 13 LP
Ex Hex - Hot and Cold 7"
Funkadelic - S/T (colored vinyl reissue)
Hauschka - Abandoned City LP
Jerry's Kids - Is This My World LP
Josefus - Dead Man LP
Lips N' Ass - 2 Song 7"
David Novick - Your Sister's Hand CD and LP
Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love CD and LP
Shit Robot - We Got A Love LP
Sisyphus - S/T CD and LP
Spits - Kill The Kool LP
Sunn O))) and Ulver - Terrestrials LP
Tycho - Awake LP
Unwound - Rat Conspiracy LP
War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream CD and LP
Woo - When the Past Arrives CD and LP

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