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Tuesday, June 2

saki newsletter 6/2/15!

Ah, Tuesday again - the smell of fresh new releases fills the air... check below to see what we've got this week. We're sure you'll find something you like down there. We're all about those Kinks reissues.
Next weekend we've got a packed lineup of events. Our June artist, Peregrine Angthius opens her FIRST Chicago show, Nothing Left, on Friday the 12th. The show will be up all month, but you all know by now that the best time to see an art show is the opening night, on account of all the free food and drinks! We'll also have a set by DJ Wild Jesus so you can stuff your ears just as much as your mouth and eyes. On the 13th we've got an in-store record release show for The Bribes. They'll be joined by Bad Bad Meow and Baby Money for a Saturday full of awesome local music!

Here's some things we were talking about on Instagram, etc. this week!

Our buddies in Sewingneedle celebrated the release of Sewingneedle's Vote of No Confidence at The Burlington on Saturday! The show is over but you can still find Spiteful Brewing's limited Vote of No Confidence double IPA on the shelves in a few local stores. We'll have the album on LP and cassette soon!

 We had a slow start on Sunday morning so we kicked back with some coffee (mug provided by our friends at Easy Street Records in West Seattle) and yet another flip through Ryan Duggan's book!

 Pork Magazine sent us some new zines! We've still got the last issue too. We really don't want to toss them, but we'll have to make room soon, so come get one of each!

Upcoming events:

Friday, June 12th @ 6pm
Opening reception for Peregrine Angthius' show "Nothing Left"! 

Saturday, June 13th @ 3pm
Record release in-store for The Bribes "Nobody Got Anywhere" with Bad Bad Meow and Baby Money!

New releases:

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - S/T (10th Anniversary Edition) LP
Eternal Summers - Gold and Stone LP 
Friend Roulette - I See You. Your Eyes Are Red LP and CD
Fu Manchu - Kept Between Trees 10"
Gacha - Send Two Sunsets LP
Daughn Gibson - Carnation LP
Girlpool - Before The World Was Big LP and CD
Goblin - Chi? 7"
Hot Water Music - New What Next LP
Hotel Books - Run Wild, Young Beauty LP 
I Hate Myself - 3 Songs 12"
Jagga Jazzist - Starfire CD
The Kinks - Face to Face LP
The Kinks - Kinda Kinks LP
The Kinks - S/T LP
The Kinks - Kink Kontroversy LP
Lasers and Fast Shit - Third: Munch LP
Mastodon - Crack The Eye LP
Melvins - Bulls and The Bees/Electroretard CD
Modern Baseball - Sports LP
Mothmen - Pay Attention! LP and CD
Nozinja - Nozinja Lodge CD
Peaches - What Else Is In The Teaches of The Peaches Book
Pinkv Eyes - S/T LP
Public Service Broadcasting - Go! LP
Chuck Ragan - Los Feliz LP
Seluah - Phase III LP
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - High Country LP
Sun Kil Moon - Universal Themes CD
Tenement - Predatory Headlights LP
Trails and Ways - Pathology CD
The Weaks - Bad Year LP
White Manna - Pan LP

20% off this week:

Pitchfork Fest picks! This week we're celebrating Day One of Pitchfork Music Festival 2015. Stay tuned for more deals and TICKET GIVEAWAYS for Pitchfork Fest, coming soon!

Staff Picks:

Adam's Pick of the Week: Hop Along - Painted Shut

In one line, Frances Quinlan's voice can swing from a tender almost-whisper to a menacing growl, and in one song, well, she's all over the place. Quinlan's singing and songwriting (especially her singing) has always been the centerpiece of Hop Along's sound, from her earlier, more folky songs, to Get Disowned, the album that placed Hop Along firmly in the forefront of the burgeoning "pop punk" revival with bands like Caves and Swearin'. That tag can be damning, as most people think of the more juvenile NOFX or Blink 182, but whatever you want to call it, Hop Along is very, very good at it, and they've only gotten better on Painted Shut. 

Every song here sounds like it's being poured out rather than played. Repeated phrases that build into emotional eruptions, with anchored rhythms, and sometimes chaotic mingling of guitars, this album really finds a groove in unexpected places. It can be off-putting at first when you realize the fervency that Hop Along gives to sometimes mundane situations, like a waitress waiting for her tables to clear at the end of the night, but ultimately that's what makes it even more impressive. This is one of the most unique albums in recent memory, especially for being as accessible as it is. Buy it now and leave a spot near the top of your Best of 2015 list - you won't be the only one!

Ticket giveaways: 

Buy a release from any band playing an upcoming Empty Bottle, Schubas or Lincoln Hall show and we can add you to the guest list. Stop in or give us a call! Keep an eye out for announcements for eligible Metro, Constellation, and Bottom Lounge shows too!

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