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Wednesday, May 7

saki newsletter 5/6/14!

Sorry for the delay, friends! We had some technical difficulties with the vlogcastisode this week (read: YouTube is made of farts), but here it is - what you've all been waiting for - this week's newsletter and vlogcastisode! 

We'd like to thank John Atwood, Daniel Knox, Ronnie Kuller, and everyone who came out for John's opening reception on Friday! "Watermill Works" will be up all this month and then some, so make sure you come check it out! 

Did yous guys go to any CIMMFest stuff?? We saw Verma (their upcoming Trouble In Mind LP is KILLER) and Wrekmeister Harmones, plus some new films by Vincent Moon, and 20,000 Days On Earth, a fictional day in the life of Nick Cave. It was fun. What a great festival!

This Friday we're goofing on the Lifetime movie To Be Fat Like Me with comedians Katie McVay, Kristin Clifford, and Andy Fleming at Comfort Station. On Saturday we've got an in-store and record release show for Slushy with a solo set by Slushy's Chris Kramer and Luke Tokyo Drifter opening! 

This week's vlogcastisode celebrates Helios, or Ra, or just sunshine in general. We've gone tropical, dudes! We've also got music from TEEN, Jeffertiti's Nile and Sleepyhead, and an update on upcoming Schubas and Lincoln Hall shows!

Upcoming events:

Friday, May 9th, 8pm @ Comfort Station
saki and Everything Is Terrible present Once In A Lifetime: To Be Fat Like Me with commentary by Katie McVay, Kristin Clifford and Andy Fleming!

Saturday, May 10th @ 4pm
Chris Kramer plays Slushy's Pastime Gardens! Opening set by Luke Tokyo Drifter!

Sunday, March 18th @ 4pm
In-store with Royal Pines!

Friday, July 11th @ 6pm
Morgan Sims opening reception!

July 18th-20th
Find us at the Pitchfork Music Festival!

New releases:

Andrew Jackson Jihad - Christmas Island LP
The Both - S/T LP
The Cramps - Flamejob LP
Eno and Hyde - Someday World CD
The Horrors - Luminous LP
Howlin' Rain - Live Rain LP
Jeffertiti's Nile - Electric Hour CD and LP
Jungle - Busy Earnin' 12"
LE1F - Hey 12"
Madam Robot and the Lust Brigade - Gardens LP
Residents - Residue of the Residents LP
Residents - Santa Dog 2x7"
Savages - Fuckers 12"
Silkworm - Libertines LP
Sleepyhead - Wild Sometimes LP
Thou - Sacrifice LP
Tune-yards - Nikki-Nack LP (regular and deluxe versions)
Young Magic - Breathing Statues LP

Each week saki will be offering a handful of new releases for 20% OFF! This week we're offering Silkworm, Jeffertiti's Nile and Sleepyhead!

Silkworm - Libertine LP reissue

Deluxe reissue of their 1994 LP, the 3rd and final full length record as a quartet. Double LP w/ bonus CD. Triple-threat songwriting, 2 cagey guitars circling the drain but never going under, a bassist whose axe looks like an oar and sounds like the metal cable of a suspension bridge, anchored by a drummer clad in little more than gardening gloves whose kick drum is the oversized kind favored by marching bands. All in all, a combination as heady as it was brainy. "Very few bands make even one great album. Silkworm made several, and this is the first." - Steve Albini

Jeffertiti's Nile - The Electric Hour LP

Jeffertitti plays bass in FATHER JOHN MISTY, and in fact, Father Misty plays drums on "The Electric Hour". "Transcendental Space-Punk Doo Wop" was once declared to be the name of this boundless sound, by the authority of Jeffertitti himself.

Sleepyhead - Wild Sometimes LP

1st new release in 15 years! Although born in the post-punk 90s, Sleepyhead has always had a heart that, in part, beats to classic American rock n roll - marrying unpretentious up-tempo tunes to extraordinary harmonized lyrics constructed by mature, but definitely not jaded sensibilities. With founding members Chris O'Rourke (guitar) and Rachael McNally (drums), Sleepyhead had quite the run in the golden age of Indie Rock, and the labels that released their music (Slumberland, Homestead, Sealed Fate) are a Who's Who of that era.

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