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Friday, October 30

saki newsletter 10/30/15!

The CHIRP Record Crawl is this Sunday! We're the last stop on the crawl, but you can show up at any point during the day with your badge and we'll honor the discount.

Max Clarke's 'Pizza Astronaut' print from our pizza-themed art show was easily the most popular piece. We've invited Max back for his very own show, which is up now! If you missed the opening, with sets from Wet Wallet and Max's band, The Cut Worms, you should be very upset about it. It was an awesome time! Max's pieces will be up all month and he's in the process of relocating to New York. Let's help him move!

We have another 'saki presents' show coming up at The Burlington next month. Our old pals from Bloomington, Sleeping Bag are going to be in town. They'll touring with Five Pound Snap out of Detroit, and our local favs Ovef Ow will round out the bill. We'll probably have some kind of deal for free drinks, and maybe some saki giveaways and/or DJ sets, so keep checking the newsletter or the Facebook event for more info!

saki presents Sleeping Bag with Five Pound Snap and Ovef Ow at The Burlington

Tuesday, November 17th at 9pm 

We also just confirmed an in-store for Saturday, November 7th with Whoa Thunder and Beat Bums, plus possible one more TBA! We'll probably start around 4pm, but keep an eye out for updates.

In-store with Whoa Thunder and Beat Bums
Saturday, November 7th at 4pm

We're pretty excited to offer a new feature in our weekly newsletters. From now on we're going to include a Spotify playlist of some of our favorite tracks from this week's releases (the ones that are available on Spotify at least). Let us know what you think! Do you think we left anything important out? Did we pick the wrong track from your favorite release? We want to know. You can contact us via Twitter, Facebook, or email us at info@sakistore.net. We have other playlists available on Spotify as well. Follow us, check out the playlists, and keep an eye on what we're playing in the store!

 Here are a few things we were yammering about on Instagram, etc. this week:

 We picked up a few items from Stupid Bag Records (and distro) that you won't find any many stores! The Radiator Hospital 7" is already sold out and we have VERY low quantity of these others. Come snag one quick!

 New arrivals and restocks from Get Hip Records (and distro). Lots of weirdo psych/garage and soul unknowns to dig into!

It was a good week in general for new arrivals and restocks. 

As the weather is getting colder, don't forget you can pick up a saki knit cap that will not only keep your tip extra toasty, it's also good for 5% off your purchase any time you wear it in the store! Same goes for any other saki-branded merchandise, FYI.

 The Busy Beaver Button-O-Matic is back in stock with all new buttons!

 We're going to bring in some stuff from an amazing DC rare boogie/funk/R&B label called People's Potential Unlimited. Go have a listen on their website or Soundcloud and let us know if there's anything in particular you want us to bring in!

 We moved the Calvin Johnson mixtapes from the counter to make some space, but we still have a few left. You can find them on the tape rack.

This is our new headless friend. We think he needs a name. What do you think?

New releases: 

Ryan Adams - 1989 CD
Ahleuchatistas - Arrebato CD and LP
American Snakeskin - Turquoise For Hello LP
Ata Kak - Obaa Sima/Adagya 12"
Jaye Bartell - Loyalty LP
Beach Slang - Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
Boogarins - Manual LP
Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love LP
The Byrds - Sanctuary IV: Sweetheart of the Rodeo Sessions LP
Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Style LP
Cease and Desist DIY!: Cult Classics From The Post-Punk Era (1978-1982)LP
Child Bite/Dope Body - split 12"
Todd Congelliere - Time To Be A Pussy 7"
Todd Congelliere - Wrong Side LP
Destroy This Place - Animal Rites LP
Dogs On Acid - S/T LP
Ian Drennan - Flower of Love LP
Eels - Daisies of the Galaxy LP
Eels - Souljacker LP
Fujiwara - Kung Fu Twist CD
Gang of Four - Solid Gold LP
Get Up Kids - Something To Write Home About LP
Daniel Higgs and Michael Zerang - Untitled LP
Don Howland - Life Is A Nightmare LP
HP Lovecraft - Live 1968 LP
J Dilla - Dillatronic Vol. 1 LP
J Dilla - Dillatronic Vol. 2 LP
J Dilla - Dillatronic Vol. 3 LP
John Cougar Concentration Camp - Armageddon Party 7"
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah 12"
Jeffrey Lewis and Los Bolts - Manhattan LP
Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone LP
Maritime - Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones LP
Maserati - Rehumanizer LP
Maston - Opal Collection LP
Moonlandingz - Expanded EP 10"
Native Eloquence - Big Blue Nowhere LP
OBN IIIs - Worth A Lot of Money LP
Ork Records: New York, New York - V/A 4LP + book box set
Pedestrian Deposit - Eleventh Hour LP
Popol Vuh - Das Hohelied Salomos LP
Popol Vuh - Aguirre LP
Popol Vuh - Coeur De Verre LP
Popol Vuh - Letzte Tage-Letzte Nachte LP
Popol Vuh - Nosferatu LP 2LP deluxe
Pretend - Tapestry'd Life LP
The Promise Ring - Nothing Feels Good LP
Rabit - Communion LP
Shearing Pinx - Poison Hands LP
Shigeto - Intermission LP
Snakehole - S/T 12" EP
Soft Shoulder - No Draw LP
Son Volt - Trace LP
Spoonboy / Colour Me Wednesday - split LP and cassette
Kelley Stoltz - 4 New Cuts LP 2x7"
Sweet Talk - Double Perfect LP
Ugly Casanova - Sharpen Your Teeth LP
The Wake - Here Comes Everbody + Singles LP
We're Gonna Change The World: 60s Chicago Garage Sound of Quill Records - V/A LP
Weird Willie (Kelley Stoltz) - Scuzzy Inputs of Willie Weird LP
Staff Picks:

Adam's pick... Gang of Four - Solid Gold

Gang of Four's 1981 sophomore album is easily overlooked by casual fans of the band. Entertainment!, their debut, is immediately catchy enough for some fans to just groove to it and ignore the scathing, sardonic lyrics. Solid Gold, however, does away with the hooks and dives deep into the dubby, angular grooves. The lyrics still bite, but they waiver from ennui to bitter disappointment, and rather than shouting along to the beat, now they're just straight up shouting.
It's not surprising that the band changed lineups and direction pretty drastically after this album. The band members were clearly fed up with a lot of things, not the least of which being their musical direction and careers. You COULD argue that Solid Gold lacks something that Entertainment! has in spades, but then you'd be neglecting a really good album just because it's not as good as the one that came before it, which is one of the greatest albums of all time. Don't do that. That's silly. Solid Gold is awesome!

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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