Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pink Vinyl for October's Breast Cancer Awareness month!

As you may or may not know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in support of those who fought or are currently fighting cancer, RED distribution has reissued 10 bands' records on limited edition pink vinyl. We are so honored to be a part of this unique initiative started by Alex Brody.

$1 of every pink record goes directly to Gilda's Club NYC. Formed in fond memory of Gilda Radner, the foundation provides networking, support, groups, educational lectures, workshops and social activities, all free of charge to those who need it.

The titles we have are:
Temples - Sun Structures 

In addition to the above titles on lovely pink vinyl, we'll have a donation box for Keep A Breast on the counter for the whole month of October. Be sure to tell everyone to bring their cash or checks to support!

Last but not least, Hard Candy, Spotify and 'Stache Media created a 10-track Spotify playlist containing one track from each of the 10 albums reissued on pink vinyl. Hard Candy will donate $1 for every follower to the playlist for the first 1,000 followers. Follow the playlist here. 

NEW RELEASES: Here To Save You From The Heat Death Of The Universe

Boards Of Canada - Hi Scores (Deluxe Reissue | PRE-ORDER)


The Drums - Encyclopedia (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl)


Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? | Remastered


Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone


Lower Plenty - Life Thrills


Yelle - Completement Fou


Alice Gerrard - Follow The Music
Talib Kweli - The Beautiful Struggle (Reissue)
Talib Kweli & Hi Tek: Reflection Eternal - Train Of Thought (Reissue)
Martyrdod - Elddop
Soft Swells - Floodlights
Luke Sweeney - Adventure: Us
Torch Runner - Endless Nothing

Monday, September 29, 2014

OV WEEKLY: The Start Of Something Spooky


This week at OV is a heavy one. We've got a lot on our plate and are looking to share the best bits with you. Hungry? Then let's get to the Weekly! (Also look at that cute lil bat. Ugh.)


Monday, September 29th
The Orwells @ Fonda Theatre! Fenech Soler Monday Night Residency @ The Echo!

To get your week started right, head over to the Fonda Theatre tonight for a sure-to-be-crazy night of music from The Orwells! Longtime snot-nosed punk ruffians and perennial OV favorites, The Orwells descend on the Fonda tonight in support of their newest album Disgraceland. Chock full of garage crushing punk and plenty of open road screamers, Disgraceland is the perfect album to get those Monday night blues out with, so we better see you rockin' out tonight at the Fonda!



Also on tap: Fenech Soler @ The Echo!

Sometimes when the world gets this hot, music is the only thing that gets those legs moving. And so for their September residency, our buds at The Echo have booked the eminently danceable Fenech Soler to motivate those calves and thighs! Purveyors of groove-centric electro-rock, Fenech Soler have recently embraced their pop leanings with heartfelt punch, opening up their hearts and dance moves to the world with 2012's Rituals, which catapulted Fenech Soler to widespread attention across Europe. Now looking to conquer U.S soils, Fenech Soler take over The Echo tonight at 9PM and are ready to get those sloppy September feet jumping again. To get ready for tonight's show, check out Fenech Soler's single "Magnetic" below and then meet us at The Echo at 9!




Tuesday, September 30th
New Releases! RCLA! Wand/La Luz @ The Echo! Talk In Tongues @ The Roxy!

The hits keep on coming at OV with new releases this week! Headlined by new albums from The Drums a killer Oasis reissue, OV's got you covered on the new, old and everything in between. There's more to grab, but for that, you're gonna have to check the full list on our blog tomorrow morning!



After you've survived our new release storm, you best be bringing that new vinyl down to RCLA at El Prado to give it a virgin spin! The best place to hear what your local buds are digging, RCLA gives YOU the opportunity to spin your records and even snag a free drink in the process! The fun gets started at 9PM, so dig out those LPs and get ready for a night of great music!

If you're looking for some live music this Tuesday night, we've got plenty of options for ya as OV faves La Luz, Wand and Talk In Tongues are playing across L.A! First up, La Luz will be serving up 60s vibes and girl group choruses as openers for Wand at The Echo before their psych-rock partners floor the room with their swirling brand of guitar myth-making. A perfect one-two punch. Across town, Talk In Tongues will be opening for the perpetually sublime Cibo Matto at the Roxy! Finishing up the fine details of their newest album, (and recently featured on Noisey!!) tonight is the perfect place to sneak a peek at the future of Talk In Tongues while enjoying the awesome power of Cibo Matto! See you there!






Wednesday, October 1st
The Start Of Something Spooky!

Oh yes. It's finally October. Which means something wicked this way comes.. What will it be? Simone brandishing her latest wall-of-noise punk record? The wail of Christine's EEEEEEEs emanating from every dark corner? The ghost of single Sean (RIP)? Who knows, but no matter what, it's gonna be 31 days of fright right here at OV. So you better keep a keen eye on the blog so you've got the drop on Halloween at OV before it's too late..



P.S. Looking to go to a Horror-full concert for free? Check the giveaways below!


Thursday, October 2nd
The War On Drugs @ Fonda Theatre!

One of our most anticipated shows of the year, tonight at the Fonda, The War On Drugs make their L.A debut in support of their newest album Lost In The Dream! An OV fave and one of our best sellers, Lost In The Dream is the perfect record for the transition into Fall and longer, colder nights. Full of cascading guitars and hazy lyrics, Lost In The Dream mixes the voices of Springsteen and Dylan into a heady Americana mix that we just can't get enough of and can't wait to see live tonight at the Fonda!




Fiday, October 3rd
Vinyl For A Cause!

We all know that buying LPs is good for our own souls, but did you know they can also be good for others? Well they can, and all October, OV will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by stocking some super-exclusive pink vinyl whose sales go in direct support of Gilda's Club! Keep on the lookout for a blog containing the full deets and featured releases, and join us in support of breast cancer awareness!



Saturday, September 4th
Glass Animals In-Store @ 1PM!

Come on down today at 1PM to see Glass Animals perform in our loft! Straight out of the UK, Glass Animals is currently on a world wide tour supporting their debut album ZABA. Somewhere between ethereal soundscape and dance music lies the unique sound that the synth pop band has crafted for themselves. Their cerebral music is jam-packed with tasty harmonies, warm synths, tribal percussion and punchy baselines creating a vibe that makes you want to chill out and dance your face off at the same time. They're playing 2 sold out shows at The Troubadour, so this could be your only chance to see them until the next time they're in LA! The show gets started early, so don't miss out!



Giveaways This Week!
The Horrors @ The Mayan 10/15 - 1 pair comes with the purchase of The Horrors' newest LP Luminous!

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


Now that we've planned your week, you better check under your bed every night. You never know where Emily may strike from next!

Friday, September 26, 2014

USED: It's been a while old friend!













Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (USED-VG)
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (USED-GOOD)
Paul McCartney - Band on the Run (USED - GOOD)
Bright Eyes - Digital Ash In A Digital Urn (USED-GOOD)
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street (USED-GOOD)
Arcade Fire - Funeral (USED-GOOD)
The White Stripes - Live In Las Vegas 3xLP (USED-VG)
Coheed & Cambria - No World For Tomorrow (USED-GOOD)
Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil (USED-VG)
Air - Moon Safari (USED-VG)
Jimi Hendrix - Smash Hits (USED-GOOD)
Incubus - Light Grenades (USED-VG)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (USED-VG)
The Strokes - Comedown Machine (USED-VG)
Thirty Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie | Picture Disc (USED-VG)
Rise Against - The Sufferer & The Witness (USED-VG)
Rise Against - Siren Song Of The Counter Culture (USED-VG)
Audioslave - Out Of Exile | Blue Vinyl (USED-VG)
Queen - A Night At The Opera (USED-GOOD)
The Beatles - 1967-1970 (USED-FAIR)
Metallica - Ride The Lightening (USED-VG)
Silversun Pickups - Carnavas (USED-VG)
The White Stripes - Elephant | Red/White Vinyl (USED-VG)

IN-STORE: Floating Action TONIGHT @ 7PM

Come down tonight @ 7PM to watch Floating Action perform in our loft!

Named after a vintage bass drum pedal of the same name, Floating Action of Black Mountain, North Carolina backs a punch with their blend of music styles. Part folk, part psych rock and part soul music, this low-fi bedroom rock band represent the melting pot of American roots music with a twist. Led by frontman Seth Kauffman, the band has put together two full length albums that feature floaty and comfortable songwriting with the warmth and character you'd hear when listening to a vinyl. There album which was quoted as an "explosion of inspiration" is a triumph to say the least!

So come down tonight at 7PM to check out this awesome band! If you can't quite wait til later to check them out, listen to their track "Well Hidden" below. See you tonight!


Monday, September 22, 2014

OV WEEKLY: Fall Into OV! And A Good Nap!


With a return to largely normal weather, OV suggests a quality nap to get your week rolling. Which of course requires a full stomach. Today's meal? OV Weekly of course!


Monday, September 22nd
Fenech Soler Monday Night Residency @ The Echo!

Sometimes when the world gets this hot, music is the only thing that gets those legs moving. And so for their September residency, our buds at The Echo have booked the eminently danceable Fenech Soler to motivate those calves and thighs! Purveyors of groove-centric electro-rock, Fenech Soler have recently embraced their pop leanings with heartfelt punch, opening up their hearts and dance moves to the world with 2012's Rituals, which catapulted Fenech Soler to widespread attention across Europe. Now looking to conquer U.S soils, Fenech Soler take over The Echo tonight at 9PM and are ready to get those sloppy September feet jumping again. To get ready for tonight's show, check out Fenech Soler's single "Magnetic" below and then meet us at The Echo at 9!




Tuesday, September 23rd
New Releases: 13 Years In The Making! RCLA!

Come Tuesday, Aphex Twin will have a new record out. That's not a sentence we thought would be uttered this year. But oh boy are we happy to say it. We've still got a couple special edition download cards for pre-orders and plenty of LPs to go round Tuesday morning. But unless you wanna wait another 13 years, you better get here early to pick up Syro tomorrow morning! We've also got some slick stuff on the new release plate tomorrow including Tears for Fears, Perfume Genius and Boris! Check the full list on our blog tomorrow morning!



After you've survived our new release storm, you best be bringing that new vinyl down to RCLA at El Prado to give it a virgin spin! The best place to hear what your local buds are digging, RCLA gives YOU the opportunity to spin your records and even snag a free drink in the process! The fun gets started at 9PM, so dig out those LPs and get ready for a night of great music!


Thursday, September 25th
Simian Mobile Disco @ El Rey!

Get your weekend started early (real real early) with Simian Mobile Disco tonight at El Rey Theatre! Touring in support of their newest LP Whorl, Simian Mobile Disco return to L.A to get ur butt shaking. Featuring heavier textures and atmospherics, Whorl promises to both enchant your brain and your feet. What more could ya want? The fun gets started at 9PM and you bet we're gonna be there getting our groove on all night long!




Friday, September 26th
Floating Action In-Store!

Named after a vintage bass drum pedal of the same name, Floating Action of Black Mountain, North Carolina backs a punch with their blend of music styles. Part folk, part psych rock and part soul music, this low-fi bedroom rock band represent the melting pot of American roots music with a twist. Led by frontman Seth Kauffman, the band has put together two full length albums that feature floaty and comfortable songwriting with the warmth and character you'd hear when listening to a vinyl. Their album which was quoted as an "explosion of inspiration" is a triumph to say the least! So come on down to OV tonight @ 7PM to watch Floating Action perform in our loft!




Saturday, September 27th
Mechandise @ The Echo!

It's shows all weekend long as Merchandise take the stage tonight at The Echo! Merchandise is a band fighting against the easy categorization reserved for abbreviated biographies. The project is equal parts punk misanthropy, maudlin balladeering, fine art, low humor, classical study, psychedelic spacecasing, mad science and pop genius. Touring in support of their 4AD debut After the End, Merchandise arrive at The Echo tonight buoyed by widespread critical acclaim, receiving plaudits from Pitchfork, Stereogum and NME. Given this success, tonight might be the last time you'll be able to see this Merchandise up close. So get to The Echo tonight and join us for a night of great music with Merchandise!



Giveaways This Week!
The Raveonettes @ El Rey 9/24 - 1 ticket comes with the purchase of The Raveonettes' newest LP Pe'ahi!

The Orwells/Skaters @ Fonda Theatre 9/29 - 1 ticket comes with the purchase of The Orwells' newest LP Disgraceland!

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


Now that we've planned your week, take that nap. Just drift awayyyyy...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

IN-STORE: Pr0files TONIGHT @ 7PM!

Here at OV, we are major suckers for some emotion. We are also suckers for some good atmospherics. Tonight at OV, we're gonna have both in spades as synth-pop group Pr0files takes over the loft! Formed from a collaboration between Danny Sternbaum and long-time friend Lauren Pardini, Pr0file's dark rhythms are the initial draw to the band's sound, churning and slippery all at once. Above these dynamic atmospherics, Sternbaum and Pardini weave honest confessionals that strike immediately and often. Recently featured by both Buzzbands and L.A Weekly in their annual "Bands To Watch" lists, Pr0files look poised to capture wider audiences with the release of their debut EP Luxury this month, so it'd be best not to sleep on tonight's show! The fun gets started tonight at 7, and if ya wanna grab a sneak peek, check out their single "Call Yourself A Lover" below!

Friday, September 19, 2014

THE TIMES: Mukta Mohan, DJ Soft Touch & SPECIAL GUEST Philip Anagnos TONIGHT @ Ace Hotel!

It's Friday dude, and you know what that means, The Times is back Upstairs @ Ace Hotel! On the slate this week is Mukta Mohan and DJ Soft Touch, lookin' to get your groove going all night and weekend long! Also on tap, we've got a very special guest DJ set from filmmaker Philip Anagnos who's just finished work on a documentary about the life of famed electronic composer Bruce Haak!

The brainchild of our glorious leader, Neil Schield, ‘The Times’ brings together a diverse group of LA artists, musicians, writers, and DJs to share their favorite musical gems at the ‘creative mothership’ that is The Ace Hotel in Downtown LA. This weekly Friday event’s rotating cast includes Neil Schield himself, The Gaslamp Killer, LA Record founder Chris Ziegler, graphic artist/designer Steve Harrington, radio DJ and photographer Mukta Mohan, co-founder of dublab Mark ‘Frosty’ McNeill, rhythm & blues musician/producer Nick Waterhouse, and DJ/musician Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch. With a line up this diverse, the sounds are sure to run the gamut of nearly every genre and style created in the last one hundred years or so. These are THE TIMES!

The party gets started at 9PM dudes, so you better get all snappy looking quick!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

OV WEEKLY: Take OV With You!


All those in favor of puppies replacing briefcases and backpacks, please raise your hands. I thought so. Now carry this week's Weekly as you would a portable black lab. Carefully and joyously.

Monday, September 15th
Fenech Soler Monday Night Residency @ The Echo!

Sometimes when the world gets this hot, music is the only thing that gets those legs moving. And so for their September residency, our buds at The Echo have booked the eminently danceable Fenech Soler to motivate those calves and thighs! Purveyors of groove-centric electro-rock, Fenech Soler have recently embraced their pop leanings with heartfelt punch, opening up their hearts and dance moves to the world with 2012's Rituals, which catapulted Fenech Soler to widespread attention across Europe. Now looking to conquer U.S soils, Fenech Soler take over The Echo tonight at 9PM and are ready to get those sloppy September feet jumping again. To get ready for tonight's show, check out Fenech Soler's single "Magnetic" below and then meet us at The Echo at 9!




Tuesday, September 16th
New Releases Are Newer and Releasier Than Ever!

In addition to the insane amount of Beatles LPs we just put out, we've got another wave of delicious vinyl coming your way tomorrow morning and it looks like a sweet, sweet bunch. Headlined by White Arrows' newest, we've also got new music from Bleached, This Will Destroy You, and some hidden gems that you can find for yourself Tuesday morning. It's gonnnn be goood.



After you've survived our new release storm, you best be bringing that new vinyl down to RCLA at El Prado to give it a virgin spin! The best place to hear what your local buds are digging, RCLA gives YOU the opportunity to spin your records and even snag a free drink in the process! The fun gets started at 9PM, so dig out those LPs and get ready for a night of great music!


Wednesday, September 17th
Alex G + LAPD @ The Echo!

Tonight, The Echo brings out lo-fi up-and-comers Alex G and LAPD! The latter, an OV alum, first graced our loft as part of EPR, and his lo-fi folk leanings hypnotized everyone in the shop immediately. Garnering considerable buzz for his hazy confessional gems, LAPD's S/T came out last week and has become a quick favorite at OV. Touring alongside Alex G, we'd love to see you at The Echo in support of some crazy-good local talent. Plus, y'all get to see Bandcamp legend Alex G perform songs from his newest album DSU! What more could ya want?






Friday, September 19th
Jungle @ The Fonda!

From Jungle's bio: "It’s the hottest day of the year. Slender bodies swaying in the heat haze. You’re on a beach, but it’s more than a beach – the colours are brighter, the sunlight warmer, the cool sea a more psychedelic shade of turquoise. And somewhere nearby there’s a band playing… This is where Jungle want to take you. An infinite holiday, a place called bliss, a great escape from the grey and the everyday – because, as aesthetes from Oscar Wilde to Pharrell Williams knew, there is nothing so serious as fun and nothing as subversive as happiness."

Now that's is the way to celebrate Friday. Emily will be there, all smiles and sway. So you better be there too!




Saturday, September 20th
Pr0files In-Store @ 7PM!

Here at OV, we are major suckers for some emotion. We are also suckers for some good atmospherics. Tonight at OV, we're gonna have both in spades as synth-pop group Pr0files takes over the loft! Formed from a collaboration between Danny Sternbaum and long-time friend Lauren Pardini, Pr0file's dark rhythms are the initial draw to the band's sound, churning and slippery all at once. Above these dynamic atmospherics, Sternbaum and Pardini weave honest confessionals that strike immediately and often. Recently featured by both Buzzbands and L.A Weekly in their annual "Bands To Watch" lists, Pr0files look poised to capture wider audiences with the release of their debut EP Luxury this month, so it'd be best not to sleep on tonight's show! The fun gets started tonight at 7, and if ya wanna grab a sneak peek, check out their single "Call Yourself A Lover" below!




Giveaways This Week!
The Raveonettes @ El Rey 9/24 - 1 ticket comes with the purchase of The Raveonettes' newest LP Pe'ahi!

The Orwells/Skaters @ Fonda Theatre 9/29 - 1 ticket comes with the purchase of The Orwells' newest LP Disgraceland!

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


Now that we've planned your week, make sure to tell your A/C that it's appreciated. Cause you don't want that thing angry right now.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

IN-STORE: Teach Me Equals TODAY @ 3pm!


Teach Me Equals's most immediate description is chamber pop gone punk. Or The Xx gone industrial. Or raw orchestral rock. Or something else entirely. But whatever Teach Me Equals is, it's damn good. Breaking up conventional genres in their powerful instrumental builds, Teach Me equals imbues their minimalistic setup with a heady dose of emotional fury that transforms into fiery and beautiful landscapes. Touring in support of their newest release, Knives in the Hope Chest, we're looking forward to their musical pairing alongside RedRumsey and expect the combination of their sounds to be a musical cocktail made in heaven.

So spice up your Sunday with OV and come on down to the shop TODAY at 3PM for some great music and vibes courtesy of Teach Me Equals! In the meantime, check out Teach Me Equals first single "Swallow The Smoke" below! See you soon!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WHITE ARROWS LISTENING PARTY TONIGHT @ 8

Tonight's the night! Come down to the shop tonight to support LA based band White Arrows as they release their new album In Bardo!

We're going to be listening to the new album in it's entirety and hanging out with the band, who was nice enough to agree to come down and hang with us! As always there will be mouthwatering pizza and thirst -quenching drinks for your enjoyment as we all get to hear White Arrows newest album for the first time... Don't miss out on the fun!






TIMEWARP DANCE-A-THON @ The Unique Space 10/18

Do you love dancing your face off? Do you like supporting a good cause? If you answered yes to both these questions, which i'm sure you did, then this is the event for you! Our favorite non-profit dedicated to supporting students from ages 6 to 18 express themselves creatively through writing, 826LA is turning 10 years old!

In order to raise money for their awesome cause they're holding a fundraiser dance-marathon where teams of dancers will shake their tails for a good cause! You can donate to individual teams OR you can start your own team and compete for awesome prizes! Check out the team info and registration HERE.

We're proud to announce that our fearless leader Neil Schield has enlisted his pals over at The Times to DJ the whole event. The Times, brings together an assortment of local LA DJ's, writers, and artists to throw down their favorite tunes on vinyl all night long at the Ace Hotel. This weekly event features a rotating cast that includes. Neil Schield himself, The Gaslamp KillerLA Record founder Chris Ziegler, graphic artist/designer Steve Harrington, radio DJ and photographer Mukta Mohan, co-founder of dublab Mark ‘Frosty’ McNeill, rhythm & blues musician/producer Nick Waterhouse, and DJ/musician Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch. With such a diverse line up, the tunes are sure to be an eclectic bunch, spanning all genres and generations!

This is a truly awesome event that you shouldn't miss!!!

OV PRESENTS: HOTT MT + Pomar + Vinyl Willaims TONIGHT @ Downstairs At Fifty Seven!

Yo, looking for something to do tonight? One that involves crazy music and energy? Well then let us direct your attention to HOTT MT's show tonight Downstairs @ Fifty Seven! Supported by Pomar & Vinyl Williams, we're super excited to be presenting such a great night of live music!

At the top of the bill, HOTT MT is an Origami favorite ever since we released their collaborative single with Wayne Coyne in '12. Now touring on the release of their new album I Made This and a bunch of kickass EPs, they'll be throwing down pop grooves all night long! Here's what The Echo has had to say about the group:

"International sensation HOTT MT (Hour Of The Time Majesty Twelve), is an experimental post-pop collective based in Los Angeles, CA. HOTT MT is the result of an ongoing curiosity project between Queen Ashi Dala and Spooky Tavi, which expanded to include multi-instrumentalist Bahd Bad in December of 2011, and guitarist Guitty Dryver and drummer Chairman Towel in early 2012. Thoughts and anxieties about myth, experience, conspiracy theories, and Thailand fuel the groups explorations.

HOTT MT's debut LP “I Made This” was released in May, and they recently completed work w/ The Flaming Lips on a Stone Roses cover album (release TBD). Live highlights include shows supporting Bat For Lashes, Wavves, Frightened Rabbit, Ra Ra Riot, Django Django, Robert DeLong, Hands, and The Flaming Lips, including their Guinness World Record setting event."