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Friday, July 24

saki newsletter 7/24/15!

Hey, sweaty people! We think we've finally dried out from Pitchfork. You know what they say, if the constant sweating doesn't get you, the torrential downpours will! We had a blast though. We caught all the usual suspects and as usual we found a new respect for a few bands that we thought were just 'meh' before. Pitchfork Fest is always good for that! We'd like to thank everyone who paid us a visit in the CHIRP Record Fair tent as well as our helpers from Easy Street Records in Seattle, Dasha and Atticus.

We also owe a big thanks to Dave Davison, Rebecca Ryskalczyk, Kø, and The Burlington for a wonderful show last night. Everyone was awesome and we had a great time! You should all go visit the new project from The Burlington's owners in the old Brown Sack location at Central Park and Belden. It's called Wyler Road and it's now officially our go-to lunch option at saki. Check it out!

No big plans in the store for this week. We're just gonna relax in the AC and listen to the new Nap Eyes, Van Halen reissues, and new arrivals from Mississippi Records. We love this job!

One more thing! There's a new CHIRP Factory Session with Circuit Des Yeux that you should see/hear. Haley has a new band and there are some very familiar faces in there. As always, Mike Lust, Big Foot Media and the folks at CHIRP have done a great job putting this thing together. We have not been disappointed yet. Keep it up, folks!

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

We're still giving away these Carpark Records USB sticks (designed by Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick). They contain the first 100 releases from Carpark! No purchase necessary, just stop in and fill out an entry form with your name and contact info.

 We had fun at P4K Fest, we swear.

See! Fun! Dasha and Atticus came from Easy Street Records in Seattle to help us out at Pitchfork. They were very excited to be working next to Graveface Records. They thought The Bean was just OK. 

 Bitchin' Bajas are in there somewhere... we're not great at taking pictures.

That's Viet Cong! One of the best sets of the fest even though they were competing with Mourn on the Blue Stage. Mourn was VERY good!

We had a blast at The Burlington last night. Thank you all for coming! Kø is quickly becoming one of our favorite local acts, and Rebecca and Dave both killed it with solo sets.

Upcoming events:

Saturday, August 22nd @ 4pm
Acoustic Powerpop: Lee Ketch (Mooner), Ian Olvera (Sleepwalkers - MKE), Wes Hollywood in-store!

New releases:

Ariel Pink - Thrash and Burn
Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires - Sweet Disorder! 7"
Birds of Paradise - Untitled 7"
Canadian Rifle - Sexually Fucked 7"
Count Counsellor - And The Childhood Heroes 7"
Dead Moon - Nervous Sooner Changes LP
DJ Rashad - 6613 12" EP
Ducktails - St. Catherine LP
Eleventh Dream Day - Works For Tomorrow CD and LP
Goldberg (Barry Goldberg) - Misty Flats CD (LP coming soon)
Joy Division - Still LP
Joy Division - Substance LP
Jessy Lanza, DJ Spinn and Taso - You Never Show Your Love 12" EP
Loop - Array 1 LP
Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) - Astro Love and Infinite Kisses LP
 Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers LP
Isaiah Owens - You Without Sin Cast The First Stone LP
Ricked Wicky - King Heavy Metal LP
Idrissa Soumoaro - Ampsa LP
Sediment Club - Psychosymplastic
Omar Souleyman - Bahdeni Nami LP
Strange Wilds - Subjective Concepts LP
Thing (Rich Crook of Lover!, Lost Sounds, Reatards) - Untitled LP
Van Halen - Women and Children First LP
Van Halen - II LP
Van Halen - Fair Warning LP
Van Halen - Diver Down LP 

20% off this week:

We'll pick new staff picks for the 20% off rack each day. Come in and see!

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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