Wednesday, April 16, 2014

RECORD STORE DAY IS UPON US


Are you ready? I mean, are you REALLY ready? We think we are...
We're working like elves in Santa's workshop to bring you some of the best releases on Record Store Day. To get you hyped before we put up the list of releases, here's what we've got planned for the day!

-Most importantly, Record Store Day is
-OV will be open from 8 am - 10 pm.
-1st person in line will have 5 minutes to shop all by themselves!
-We'll be letting people in 10 at a time to avoid any "Jingle All The Way"-style skirmishes.
-Each title is limited to 1 per customer.
-The first 50 people will receive a free tote bag with some random goodies (records! posters! t-shirts! Oh my!).
-We'll be giving away two RPM Nick Cave figurines with two pairs of tickets for the show in July! Stayed tuned for more deets about that one.
-Our buds at Masa will be offering 10% off to anyone who shows their Origami receipt that day!

We will also have some amazing DJs spinning all vinyl sets from 8am - 5pm. They are:
- 8:00am - Mukta Mohan (KXLU)
- 9:00am - Anne Litt (KCRW)
- 10:00am - Mike Clemenza (Blah Blah Blah Science)
- 11:00am - Sodapop (Anticon)
- 12:00pm - Bennett Kogon (KXLU/FYF Fest)
- 1:00pm - Kat Corbett (KROQ)
- 2:00pm - Rodrigo Amarante
- 3:00pm - Buzzbands
- 4:00pm - Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch (Funky Sole)

THEN we will have live performances from:
- 7:00pm - Juan Wauters (Captured Tracks)
- 8:00pm - Pink Mountaintops (Jagjaguwar)
We'll also have some special guests throughout the day stopping in to say wassup and give high fives to all you dedicated customers! We're pretty stoked to hang out with these folks... trust us, you will be too! Hints will be dropped.
SEE YOU BRIGHT AND EARLY ON SATURDAY!! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEW RELEASES: We Like Them New When Taxes Are Due

NEW RELEASES + NEW IN STOCK!


Courtney Barnett - The Double LP: Sea Of Split Peas (w/ Ltd. Fan Zine) ...GET IT


The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast (Loser Edition) ...GET IT


NO- El Prado ...GET IT


Sandy Pussy - S/T ...GET IT


Ausmuteants - Amusements ...GET IT
Teebs - E s t a r a ...GET IT
Dean Wareham - S/T (Ltd. Colored Vinyl) ...GET IT
Downliners Sekt - Silent Ascent ...GET IT
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Pinata ...GET IT
Jerry Goldsmith - The Omen OST ...GET IT
The Parallelograms - Stratospheric Dreams ...GET IT
Slim - Listen WIthin ...GET IT
Tweens - S/T ...GET IT
Jozef Van Wissem & SQURL - Only Lovers Left Alive OST ...GET IT
Warm Soda - Young Reckless Hearts ...GET IT
White Denim - A Place To Start 7" ...GET IT
Woods - With Light And With Love ...GET IT
Yacht Club - Tropicana 7" ...GET IT
Tom Ze - Brazil Classics 5: The Hips Of Tradition ...GET IT
V/A - Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul Of Black Peru ...GET IT
V/A - Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical (Reissue) ...GET IT
V/A - World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's A Real Thing: The Funky Fuzzy Sounds Of West Africa ...GET IT


RELEASE PARTY: Courtney Barnett "The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas" TONIGHT @ Record Club!

Tonight we've got a super special edition of Record Club coming your way courtesy of Courtney Barnett! As part of the release of her newest double EP A Sea Of Split Peas on Mom + Pop, Courtney will be stopping by Record Club to hang and spin her newest record with us!

After years toiling away as a guitarist in other-people’s bands, Courtney Barnett finally gained the courage to step out as a solo artist less than two years ago. Gathering together a bunch of like minded friends, she recorded two EPs of rambling garage pop and began her auspicious career as a front-woman. Both EPs garnered considerable praise at home and abroad, and Courtney quickly moved from LP credits to article headlines across the likes of Stereogum, Pitchfork and CoS. With the increase in demand for her two EPs, Courtney released both EPs as A Sea Of Split Peas abroad earlier this year and now the time has come for the U.S release via Mom + Pop! We've been itching to get out hands on A Sea Of Split Peas ever since it first graced our ears and absolutely can't wait to hear it at Record Club!

Alongside spinning A Sea Of Split Peas, we'll also have the record on sale and the first 30 purchases will score you a FREE DRINK! So come on down, hang with Courtney, throw us a couple high fives, and get an awesome peek into the world of Courtney Barnett! While you wait, check out Courtney's video for her single "Avant Gardener" below! See you soon!

Monday, April 14, 2014

OV WEEKLY: The Calm Before RSD

This week at OV come check us out centering our chakras and getting our feng shui absolutely perfect for Record Store Day this Saturday! In case you didn't know, we reach karmic balance through high fives, so help us out.


Monday, April 14th (that's today!)
Mystic Braves Residency @ The Echo!

Tonight Echo Park faves and OV alums Mystic Braves take the stage with their patented blend of garage and psych rock! Formerly known as Blackfeet Braves, these guys have been gaining recognition within LA over the last couple years, and for good reason. The Braves craft groovy, psychedelic jams that tunnel right to pleasure centers in both your brain and your feet. Their 2013 self-titled album was one of our favorite local records of the year and we are super stoked for their newest record Desert Island which comes out later this month! So stop on by The Echo tonight at 8:30 for a kickass night of music courtesy of Mystic Braves. See you there!




Tuesday, April 15th
Courtney Barnett Double EP Release Party @ Record Club!

Tonight we've got a super special edition of Record Club coming your way courtesy of Courtney Barnett! As part of the release of her newest double EP A Sea Of Split Peas on Mom + Pop, Courtney will be stopping by Record Club to hang and spin her newest record with us!

After years toiling away as a guitarist in other-people’s bands, Courtney Barnett finally gained the courage to step out as a solo artist less than two years ago. Quickly garnering rave reviews for her first two EPs, Courtney released both EPs as A Sea Of Split Peas abroad earlier this year and now the time has come for the U.S release via Mom + Pop! We've been itching to get out hands on A Sea Of Split Peas ever since it first graced our ears and absolutely can't wait to hear it at Record Club tonight!

Alongside spinning A Sea Of Split Peas, we'll also have the record on sale and the first 30 purchases will score you a FREE DRINK! So come on down, hang with Courtney, throw us a couple high fives, and get an awesome peek into the world of Courtney Barnett!




Wednesday, April 16th
Just say NO To New Releases!

We've really only got one thing on our mind for new releases this week and that's the brand new pressing of NO's newest album El Prado! We've been giddy with excitement ever since El Prado came out earlier this year, but now that we can finally get our hands on the band's newest physical release we are over the moon. We expect this baby to roll out of the shop quick so you better come by and pick it up before we can say no to you!




Thursday, April 17th
Future Islands + OV Emily @ Pappy & Harriet's!

Just like last week, if you're looking to rock out with OV, look no further than tonight's Future Islands show at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown! Fresh off of the release of their latest album Singles, Future Islands has been blowing up all over the place and we couldn't be happier with their success. We've been all over these dudes since day one and have been looking forward to this show all month. To make things even better, Em will be rocking the tables between sets and will keep you feet tapping all night long! See you there!





Friday, April 18th
A RSD Checklist Just For You!

These are the essentials people:

1. A highlighted list of our RSD releases (coming soon!)
2. A Sharpie to cross out your pickups -- so satisfying.
3. Elbow pads just in case someone tries to get at your crate
4. An extra pair of socks
5. A record tote for your haul
6. Layers because L.A weather is stupid sometimes
7. Water, duh
8. Sturdy palms for all those OV high fives!


Saturday, April 19th
Record Store Day Is Here!

Where do we even begin? Today is gonna be absolutely crazy so we're just gonna get right down to it and break down today's awesomeness.

Pink Mountaintops @ 8pm
We are beyond excited to welcome Pink Mountaintops in for an acoustic performance. Stephen McBean, who is part of Black Mountain, moved down to Echo Park a couple of years ago and has become a good friend of the shop. This is an in-store we’ve been working on for quite some time and are stoked to finally have it come together. His new album, “Get Back”, comes out on April 29th on Jagjaguwar and this will be the first show for that release. Listen to “North Hollywood Microwaves” (which features Annie Hardy of Giant Drag) off the new album below!



Juan Wauters @ 7pm
Juan Wauters, whom you may also know from the garage-folk band The Beets, recently released his debut solo album, “North American Poetry” on Captured Tracks and we’ve been rocking it hard. This in-store is bound to make Emily and Christine go googoo gaga all night long! Check out the incredible song “Sanity” below!



DJ Sets!
We will have 1 hour DJ sets from these awesome peeps in the DJ community 8am - 5pm!
- Rodrigo Amarante
- Anne Litt (KCRW)
- Mukta Mohan (KXLU)
- Kat Corbett (KROQ)
- Mike Clemenza (Blah Blah Blah Science)
- DJ Soft Touch aka Clifton James Weaver III (Funky Sole)
+ More to be announced!


Here are the ~official~ deets for our RSD shenanigans!

Record Store Day :: Saturday, April 19th :: 8am - 10pm
- OV will open at 8am
- The FIRST customer in line gets to shop OV all by themselves for 5 minutes.
- After that, we will let customers in 10 at a time to ensure we have an easy-going and laid-back shopping experience.
- Each customer is allowed 1 copy per item.


Now that we've planned your week, we hope to see you bright and early on Record Store Day and every other day this week!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

IN-STORE: Plague Vendor TONIGHT @ 5PM!

Tonight at 5PM we've got Plague Vendor performing in our loft!

Straight out of Whitter, we first heard about these dudes earlier this month and we were so blown away we had to have them perform as part of our OV Birthday Bash. Featuring a raw rock sound replete with driving drums, snarling guitars and infectious bass lines, Plague Vendor got us moving and sweaty real quick. Headed by emotive frontman Brandon Blaine, Plague Vendor has been tearing up local joints in support for their new LP Free To Eat and we were lucky to snag them again after their killer set at our bday.

So come on down to OV tonight at 5PM and see the meteorological event that is a Plague Vendor hurricane! Things are gonna get crazy. While you wait for the chaos, give a listen to Plague Vendor's most recent single "Black Sap Scripture" below!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NEW RELEASES + RESTOCKS: Late To The Party


Dean Wareham - S/T | Ltd. Colored Vinyl GET IT
Denney & Los Jets - Mexican Coke   GET IT
Downliners Sekt - Silent Ascent  GET IT
Jerry Goldsmith - The Omen OST  GET IT
Jozef Van Wissem & SQURL - Only Lovers Left Alive OST   GET IT
Sandy Pussy - S/T     GET IT                         
Teebs - E s t a r a   GET IT     
The Faint - Doom Abuse GET IT
Tom Ze - Brazil Classics 5: The Hips Of Tradition GET IT
Tweens - S/T GET IT
V/A - Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul Of Black Peru  GET IT       
V/A - Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical GET IT!
V/A - World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's A Real Thing: The Funky Fuzzy Sounds Of West Africa     GET IT
White Denim - A Place To Start | 7”  
Yacht Club - Tropicana | 7"   GET IT

RESTOCKS!
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness   GET IT        
Atoms For Peace - Amok  GET IT     
Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children (Reissue) GET IT
Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum GET IT
Elliott Smith - S/T      GET IT
Explosions In The Sky - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone GET IT
Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care    GET IT
Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place    GET IT     
Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever    GET IT
Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic GET IT
Future Islands - Singles     GET IT                                         
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F# a#        
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven   GET IT        
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada EP    GET IT    
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!  GET IT
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O  GET IT          
Jonathan Wilson -  Gentle Spirit  GET IT
Juan Wauters - N.A.P. North American Poetry  GET IT
King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath The Moon   GET IT      
Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth GET IT                                       
Phosphorescent - Muchacho  GET IT
Real Estate - Atlas  GET IT
St. Vincent - Marry Me  GET IT
Sufjan Stevens - Michigan GET IT
The National - Alligator    GET IT      
The National - Boxer  GET IT
The National - High Violet    GET IT     
The Orwells - Remember When GET IT
The Verlaines - Juvenilia (Reissue)    GET IT
The War On Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues 
Tim Maia - Nobody Can Live Forever     GET IT      
Tycho - Awake    GET IT       
Tycho - Dive  GET IT
Tycho - Past Is Prologue  GET IT
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II     GET IT     
Unwound - Rat Conspiracy | Box Set     GET IT       
V/A - Studio One: Ska Fever! More Ska Sounds From Sir Coxsone's Downbeat     GET IT
V/A - Suicide Squeeze Records Presents: Forever Singles  GET IT    

Warpaint - S/T  GET IT

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NEW RELEASES: Call em Regis Philbin 'cuz THEY OUTTA CONTROL!

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - Enter The Slasher House ...GET IT

Incan Abraham - Tolerance ...GET IT

EMA - The Future's Void ...GET IT

Sohn - Tremors ...GET IT

Ratking - So It Goes ...GET IT

Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (PRE-ORDER w/ Ltd. 12-Page Fan Zine) ...GET IT


The Deadly Ensemble - Poison! Poison! Poison! 7" ...GET IT
De Lux - Voyage ...GET IT
Heathers - Fear/Life Is Elsewhere 7" ...GET IT
Lures - Dizzy 7" ...GET IT
Mas Ysa - Worth ...GET IT
OFF! - Wasted Years ...GET IT
Omid Walizadeh - Modern Persian Speech Sounds ...GET IT
Protomartyr - Under Color Of Official Right | Ltd. Colored Vinyl ...GET IT
Pure X - Angel ...GET IT
Siren Section - All We Want At Once ...GET IT
Ana Tijoux - 1977 ...GET IT
Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams ...GET IT
Triptides / Frankie & The Witch Fingers / The See See / The Young Sinclairs - 4-Way Split 7" ...GET IT

Monday, April 7, 2014

OV WEEKLY: April Is On Fire!

This week at OV, the gang patiently awaits to see what Neil will write his next novel on after his recent forays into Slint and OV turning 5. Stay tuned. 


Monday, April 7th (that's today!)
A New Month of Residencies!

Now that it's April, its time for a brand spanking new Monday residency at The Echo!

This month, Echo Park faves and OV alums Mystic Braves take the stage with their patented blend of garage and psych rock! Formerly known as Blackfeet Braves, these guys have been gaining recognition within LA over the last couple years, and for good reason. The Braves craft groovy, psychedelic jams that tunnel right to pleasure centers in both your brain and your feet. Their 2013 self-titled album was one of our favorite local records of the year and we are super stoked for their newest record Desert Island which comes out later this month! So stop on by The Echo tonight at 8:30 for a kickass night of music courtesy of Mystic Braves. Supporting Mystic Braves are two more OV faves Froth & Adult Books! See you there!




Tuesday, April 8th
New Releases Are Like Aloe Vera After A Sunburn! Record Club!

This week's releases will soothe any and all of your musical itches, with LPs from OFF!, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks and Timber Timbre swinging by the shop. We're ready to throw down to all of them and will have them hot'n'ready for your musical consumption Tuesday morning!

And as always, Record Club comes to El Prado tonight at 9PM! Come jam to some records with us!




Wednesday, April 9th
Jazz For Cows!

Nothing much is happening today, so just enjoy the majesty of the video below.




Thursday, April 10th
Goat @ Pappy & Harriet's!

If your looking to rock out with OV, look no further than tonight's Goat show at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown! The Swedish band's 2013 LP World Music was one of top LPs of 2013 and we've barely been able to keep their LP stocked in the shop. So when we heard that the band was making a rare CA appearance, we got very very excited and got our bags packed wayy early. So come find us out in the desert tonight -- we'll be the dudes dancing all mystical-like in the back.




Friday, April 11th
Emily & Christine Take Coachella!

For all you cool cats hitting Coachella this weekend, make sure to keep an eye out for the delegation from the land of Origami -- Emily and Christine! They'll be kicking up dirt and hell all weekend long, so if you catch 'em make sure to grab a Coachella Edition OV High Five™!

Your best bet of finding this duo? Follow the high pitched "EEEEEEE" sound. At its source will be a very stoked Christine.


Saturday, April 12th
RSD In One Week!

Yeah, the madness hits next week. Y'all better be prepared cause it's gonna be a crazy day chock full of the best music RSD can offer. We go big every year, and this year is no different. Want a taste of what's to come? Pink Mountaintops, one of our faves on Jagjaguwar, will be stopping by the loft to throw down some jams at 8PM! That's not all though, so stay tuned to our page for more delicious RSD info!




Giveaways This Week!
Vertical Scratchers + Monster Rally @ The Mint 4/12 - 3 pairs!

Keep an eye on our Twitter/Facebook for future giveaways!

Now that we've planned your week, we hope to see you shining faces on the regs!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

IN-STORE: Lures TONIGHT @ 7PM!












OV is very excited to have Lures in store tonight at 7PM for a live performance!

This Washington group blends surf rock, garage rock, and elements of 60's psychedelic rock to make their own unique and awesome sound. We loved their two singles "Dizzy" and "Vacant" from last year and are super excited for the full album! Their latest single, "22nd", takes the band in a slightly different direction with a 10 minute piece, combines elements of post-rock and soft, chant-like vocals. Whatever their sound, we stoked to have them perform their chill surf tunes and and catchy guitar riffs all night long. So come on down to OV tonight give these guys a warm Southern Californian welcome!

While you wait for tonight to come around, take a listen to their latest release "22nd" below and get ready for a night of great music! See you soon!

Friday, April 4, 2014

OV PRESENTS: Cloud Nothings + Metz 07/09 @ The Roxy!

It's happening.

OV + FYF are bringing you the damn near best-thing-ever when Cloud Nothings and METZ roll into The Roxy this July. It's gonna be a wild and crazy night, so you better come prepared.

And, while we know July might seem like a long time off, with all the praise Cloud Nothings and METZ have been getting in the past couple years, grabbing tickets soon might be the best decision you make all day. So stay tuned to our blog for deets about getting tix to see these two awesome bands at the Roxy!

IN-STORE: Heathers TONIGHT @ 7PM!

Tonight at 7PM we've got Heathers performing in our loft!

OV doesn't stop, even for a 5 year anniversary, so tonight we're gonna have L.A-locals Heathers up in our loft at 7PM! Self-described as "miserablist guitar-pop," this trio mixes jangly guitars and fuzzed out pedal-rock to create sickly sweet pop tunes that'll have you reaching for both your anorak and your scuffed up Docs. Their newest single "Fear" just came out a few weeks ago and is an absolute gem that we can't wait to see performed in our loft. Along with everything else they've made. We see big things for these dudes, so it'd be a good idea to come see them tonight at 7PM!

While you wait for the awesomeness that is Heathers, give a listen to their most recent single "Fear" below!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

OV IS FIVE!

To All My High Fivers Out There!

Unreal to think this shop has lasted 5 years come this morning! Honestly, I never thought we’d get here. Not because I didn’t believe in what we were doing, it was just that doing anything for 5 years seemed nearly impossible to me. I’ve never done anything for that long. What started out of some high school dream, that became more of a distant fantasy throughout my 20’s, and was born out of desperation, a need of change, and some wild serendipity, turned into the foundation of what Origami is today. The core philosophy of Origami was to share my passion for music with others in my neighborhood. To support local music and to provide a place where bands could promote their self-released records and perform intimate shows.

At the time of opening, many thought I was crazy. The economy was shit, vinyl records hadn’t really hit their stride, and Echo Park was transitioning. But all of that didn’t really matter to me. I rationalized this experience by weighing my options of getting another corporate job or going back to school for a masters degree. I felt that if I opened the shop and it failed within 2 years I would have gained a ton more experience than any job was going to give me and would learn a ton more about entrepreneurship than any masters program could teach me. In a way the risk was small. I felt I would be a winner even in a situation in which I failed and that’s what made it happen.

Once the doors opened on April 3rd, 2009, reality sank in. In less than 5 months me and some friends were able to build the shop and stock it with music. Then you guys started coming and helping us to evolve and grow it into what it is today, 5 years later. I am so grateful to all of you for helping me realize my dream. Thank you!

So enough with the sappy stuff. LET’S PARTY tonight at The Echo!!!




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NEW RELEASES: Some of our favorites came out just in time for our BIRTHDAY!

Mac Demarco - Salad Days ...GET IT

Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else ...GET IT

Saintseneca - Dark Arc ...GET IT

Manchester Orchestra - Cope ...GET IT

Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education, & War ...GET IT

Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband (PRE-ORDER) ...GET IT


Evian Christ - Waterfall 12" ...GET IT
The Halo Benders - God Don't Make No Junk (Reissue) ...GET IT
HTRK - Psychic 9-5 Club ...GET IT
Inventions - S/T ...GET IT
Malachai - Beyond Ugly ...GET IT
S. Carey - Range Of Light ...GET IT
White Hinterland - Baby ...GET IT
The Singles - Look How Fast A Heart Can Break ...GET IT
Criminal Hygiene / Dagos - Split 7" ...GET IT

Monday, March 31, 2014

OV WEEKLY: It's Our Birthday Week!!!

In case you didn't know, OV's 5-year birthday is this week. Which means everyone at the shop is frantically trying to figure out what you buy a 5 year old. Seriously we have no idea. We do have the party nailed down though, and you better be there!


Monday, March 31st (that's today!)
Kaiser Chiefs Album Premiere Party! OV Presents Moses Sumney @ The Bootleg!

Tonight at 6PM we're keeping the hits coming with another premiere party! Tonight's edition features the new Kaiser Chiefs album Education, Education, Education & War out on ATO Records! Now six records in, Kaiser Chiefs might seem like a band easing into a middle age groove, but this Leeds quintet has never been content with the status quo. Exploring new thematic and sonic environments as only Kaiser Chiefs can do, Education, Education, Education & War cements their ever-present innovative spirit. We're super stoked to be premiering the album before its release and hope you can come join us for some awesome new music!



Next up, Origami is super-stoked to be presenting rising L.A singer-songwriter Moses Sumney's LAST SET at the Bootleg Theatre tonight at 9PM! A UCLA alum, Moses' craft is a intoxicating mix of soul and folk arranged around liquid guitar lines and unique looped arrangements. Popping up as a special guest for many soon-to-be-big bands, Moses has been receiving glowing reviews across the board without a single physical release to his name, and looks to be moving up in the L.A music world. With talent to spare, Moses' residency at the Bootleg is sure to be a breakout success and we look forward to seeing him and you there one last time! Give a listen to a live performance of "Replaceable" and we'll see you tonight!




Tuesday, April 1st
New Releases Make The World Go 'Round! 45 Night @ Record Club!

March madness continues with the new releases and this week we've got two heavy-hitters coming in the shop -- Mac DeMarco's Salad Days and Cloud Nothing's Here And Nowhere Else! Both albums are already getting awesome press and look to be heavy sellers, so you better get down to the shop as soon as you can Tuesday to secure your copy! Also, if you missed either the Manchester Orchestra or Kaiser Chiefs Premiere Party, we've still got their records in the shop for you aural pleasure!



And as always, Record Club returns at El Prado tonight at 9PM! Because it's the first Record Club of the month, that means we'll be spinning your favorite 45s all night! To make the deal even sweeter, our friends in Saintseneca will be stopping by to hang out and spin some records of their own. It's gonna be a damn good time!


Wednesday, April 2nd
Last Chance to Snag OV 5 Year Party Tickets!

Tomorrow night is going to be absolutely killer. OV is gonna be 5 years old, and like any 5 year old, we're gonna celebrate by dancing until we pass out. The lineup is absolutely stacked and we really hope you can make it to celebrate half a decade with us! We're gonna be absolutely giddy in the shop all day, so come witness our silliest happy faces and snag a ticket before the show sells out!


Thursday, April 3rd
OV IS FIVE! OV IS FIVE! WHEE!

Neil has written a novel about this day in our 5 year zine that'll be at tonight's show, but here's a sneak peek:

"To All My High Fivers Out There! Unreal to think this shop has lasted 5 years come April 3rd! Honestly, I never thought we’d get here. Not because I didn’t believe in what we were doing, it was just that doing anything for 5 years seemed nearly impossible to me. I’ve never done anything for that long. What started out of some high school dream, that became more of a distant fantasy throughout my 20’s, and was born out of desperation, a need of change, and some wild serendipity, turned into the foundation of what Origami is today.

Once the doors opened on April 3rd, 2009, reality sank in. In less than 5 months me and some friends were able to build the shop and stock it with music. Then you guys started coming and helping us to evolve and grow it into what it is today, 5 years later. I am so grateful to all of you for helping me realize my dream. Thank you! So enough with the sappy stuff. LET’S PARTY! HIGH FIVE!"

Seriously, tonight is gonna be awesome, and we would love to see you all there. Check out the poster below and clear out your calendar for a night of pure OV awesome-sauce. See you there!


Friday, April 4th
Heathers In-Store!

OV doesn't stop, even for a 5 year anniversary, so tonight we're gonna have L.A-locals Heathers up in our loft at 7PM! Self-described as "miserablist guitar-pop," this trio mixes jangly guitars and fuzzed out pedal-rock to create sickly sweet pop tunes that'll have you reaching for both your anorak and your scuffed up Docs. Their newest single "Fear" just came out a few weeks ago and is an absolute gem that we can't wait to see them perform it in our loft. Along with everything else they've made. We see big things for these dudes, so it'd be a good idea to come see them tonight at 7PM!


Saturday, April 5th
The Lures In-Store!

Tonight at 7PM, we've got Washington group The Lures up in our loft! This Washington group blends surf rock, garage rock, and elements of 60's psychedelic rock to make their own unique and awesome sound. Their latest single, "22nd", takes the band in a slightly different direction with a 10 minute piece, combines elements of post-rock and soft, chant-like vocals. Whatever their sound, we stoked to have them perform their chill surf tunes and and catchy guitar riffs all night long. So come on down to OV tonight give these guys a warm Southern Californian welcome!



Now that we've planned your week, we can't wait to PARTY WITH YOU!!!!

PREMIERE PARTY: Kaiser Chiefs "Education, Education, Education & War" TONIGHT @ 6PM!

Tonight at 6PM we're keeping the hits coming with another premiere party! Tonight's edition features the new Kaiser Chiefs album Education, Education, Education & War out on ATO Records!

Now six records in, Kaiser Chiefs might seem like a band easing into a middle age groove, but this Leeds quintet has never been content with the status quo. Case in point: 2011's The Future is Medieval gave listeners the ability to choose the final track listing and art work. While their newest album has been compiled directly by the band, their innovative spirit hasn't ceased with Education, Education, Education & War which has the band exploring new thematic and sonic environments as only Kaiser Chiefs can do. We're super stoked to be premiering the album before its release and hope you can come join us for some awesome new music!

So set yourself a reminder, ditch the Netflix for a night, and come on down to OV tonight at 6PM! To get yourself prepared, give a listen to Education...'s  single "Coming Home" below. See you soon!