Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sic!!!! Sic Alps to play Origami Vinyl on Sunday, January 3rd + Kill Shaman goodies!!!

Get the hell outta here 2009, we are ready for 2010 and we are kicking it off in a big way!!!

SIC ALPS!!!! In-store performance THIS SUNDAY at 7PM!!! FREE!!! This is gonna SLAY!

Then to top it all off, our buddy Julian, head honcho at Kill Shaman records just brought us the new loot:

Bipolar Bear - Manbase 7"

Bipolar Bear/Hiroshima Rocks Around - Split LP

Flight - S/T 10"

Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin "Reverse Shark Attack"

P.S. Origami will be closed on New Years Eve and New Years Day. See ya on the flip!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa just came in and dropped off a couple more records!

Just at the last minute we got these babies in...

New Adds
Boys Noize – Power
V/A - Miami Sound: Rare Funk & Soul From Miami, Florida 1967-1974 (Soul Jazz)

New Restocks
Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind EP
Bob Dylan - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series Vol 7)
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
The Growlers – Are You In or Out?
V/A - Afro Baby: The Evolution of the Afro-Sound in Nigeria 1970-1979 (Soundway)
V/A - Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in 70's Ghana Vol.2 (Soundway)
V/A - Jamaica Funk: Original Jamaican Funk and Soul 45s (Soul Jazz)
V/A - Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79 (Soundway)
V/A - Nigeria Special Part 1: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (Soundway)

We will be open 'til 6pm tonight, so come in and get that last minute shopping in!

Have a great Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our last restock before the holiday hits us!

I know it's not a big restock but you just might discover a last minute gift idea amongst these here walls.

Hopefully some of these will shake the gift cobwebs loose.

New Adds
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (Reissue)
Neil Young - After the Goldrush (Reissue)
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (Reissue)
Kraftwerk - Tour de France (Reissue)
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Reissue)
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (Reissue)
White Stripes – Elephant (Import)
The Street & Babe Shadow - S/T

New Restocks
Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart
Fugazi - Steady Diet Of Nothing
Fugazi - 7 Songs
Fugazi - Instrument Soundtrack
The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha


Love, Origami Vinyl

Monday, December 21, 2009

Some Newbies for Last Minute Shopping...

We just got an ace shipment of records and such, that may help with your last minute shopping needs! These just in...

Vestax - Handytrax Portable Turntable

Nirvana - Live at Reading 2xLP

Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly (180gram Reissue)

Iggy Pop - Lust For Life (180gram Reissue)

Iggy Pop - The Idiot (180gram Reissue)

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (180gram Reissue)

Television - Marquee Moon (180gram Reissue)

Elliott Smith - XO (180gram Reissue)

Big Star - #1 Record (180gram Reissue)

Big Star - Radio City (180gram Reissue)

Big Star - 3rd (180gram Reissue)

Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos (180gram Reissue)

AND, Just a reminder we have Gift Certificates in any if you can't find something, get em one these...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Origami Holiday Hours + new 2010 Hours

Hey Folks,
Just wanted to fill ya in on hours for the coming couple of weeks!

December 21st - Noon 'til 10pm
December 22nd - Noon 'til 9pm
December 23rd - Noon 'til 10pm
December 24th - Noon 'til 6pm
December 25th - CLOSED
December 26th - Noon 'til Midnight
December 27th - Noon 'til 9pm
December 28th - Noon 'til 10pm
December 29th - Noon 'til 9pm
December 30th - Noon 'til 10pm
December 31st - CLOSED
January 1st - CLOSED

Starting January 2nd and moving forward our 2010 hours will be:
Sundays - Noon 'til 8pm
Monday - Thursday - Noon 'til 9pm
Friday and Saturday - Noon 'til Midnight

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Monolators want you!!!

Come to Origami tomorrow (Saturday, December 19th) and enjoy some holiday cheer while The Monolators perform their Christmas Spectacular...including the seasonal favorite "Santa Claus vs. Dave Matthews".

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Show begins at 7pm and is FREE to the public.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 12/17/09

Cheggit, men and women! We've stuffed our crates fulla...STUFF!!!

New Adds
Best Coast - When I'm With You 7" (Ltd to 500, Black Iris)
Campfires – Stormy Late Fall 7” (Ltd to 500, Mexican Summer)
Cold Cave - Death Comes Close 12"
Cold Cave - Love Comes Close
Holly Miranda - Forest Green Oh Forest Green 7"
Nite Jewel- Suburbia 7" (Ltd to 500)
Nite Jewel- Want You Back 12" (Ltd to 500)
The Amazing - Code II (Ltd to 500, Mexican Summer)
The Horrors - Whole New Way 7"
Vampire Weekend - Cousins 7"
Woodsman – Collages (Ltd to 500, Mexican Summer)

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Discovery – LP
Girls – Album
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
Little Joy - S/T
Mission Of Burma - Innermost 7"
Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted
Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
Pixies – Doolittle
Ratatat - Classics
Sigur Ros - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
St. Vincent - Actor
St. Vincent - Marry Me
The Cave Singers - Invitations Songs
The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy
The National – Alligator
The National – Boxer
The XX – XX
Warpaint - Exquisite Corpse EP

STUFF yourself!

Holly Miranda In-Store at Origami Vinyl Tonight!

XL Recordings artist Holly Miranda will be gracing our loft tonight at 7pm for a special solo show to celebrate her debut 7" release. Her highly anticipated debut full length comes out February 23rd, 2010. This is her only LA show after getting off tours with The Antlers and The XX. Be sure to check it out!!! If you can;t make it in person, be sure to check back on our blog around 7pm to stream the live webcast.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lilofee 7" Record Release Party Tonight!

Come join us in celebrating our first ever vinyl release, Lilofee's "Runaway"/"In Flight" 7"!!

The party kicks off @ Origami Vinyl at 7pm. We will have free beer and pizza while they last. Then we head over to the Echo at 9pm to see War Tapes, Twilight Sleep, Lilofee, and Acid Girls perform. The show is free if you are over 21 and is $7 if you are under 21.

We will have the 7"s for sale at the shop and at the echo for $5. Get 'em early! There were only 500 made and they have already sold out in San Francisco.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Origami Vinyl's Best of 2009 Lists

Sean, Sam and Myself all got together and picked some of our faves of the year and thought we would share. We broke it down into 4 categories: Favorite Albums, Favorite 7"s, Favorite Reissues, and Favorite Local Releases. Please leave a comment at the bottom and share your lists and thoughts with us as well.

Favorite Albums of 2009

1. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca (Domino)
2. Akron/Family – Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free (Dead Oceans)
3. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino)
4. Mew – No More Stories (Columbia)
5. Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy (Matador)
6. HEALTH – Get Color (Lovepump United)
7. Pissed Jeans – King Of Jeans (Subpop)
8. Obits – I Blame You (Subpop)
9. Broadcast & The Focus Group – Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age (Warp)
10. Clues - S/T (Constellation)

1. Fever Ray - S/T (Mute)
2. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (Domino)
3. Mew - No More Stories... (Columbia)
4. Akron/Family - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free (Dead Oceans)
5. Timber Timbre - S/T (Arts & Crafts)
6. Dan Deacon - Bromst (Carpark)
7. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (Warp)
8. Kissing Cousins - Pillar of Salt (Velvet Blue)
9. Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love (Jagjaguwar)
10. Obits - I Blame You (Subpop)

1. J.Tillman - Year in the Kingdom (Western Vinyl)
2. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - S/T (Slumberland)
3. The Mother Hips - Pacific Dust (Camera)
4. Dawes - Northern Hills (ATO)
5. I Was A King - S/T (The Control Group)
6. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (Warp)

Favorite Reissues of 2009

1. Graham Nash – Songs For Beginners (Rhino)
2. Big Star – Radio City (Ardent/Stax)
3. Sunny Day Real Estate – LP2 (Subpop)
4. Jawbox – For Your Own Special Sweetheart (DeSoto)
5. Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Matador)
6. Wilco - Summerteeth (Nonesuch)
7. The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (Warner Brothers)
8. The Nerves – One Way Ticket (Alive!)
9. Fred McDowell – S/T (Mississippi)
10. De Kift – S/T 7” (Mississippi)

1. Neil Young - Official Release Series Discs 1-4 Box Set (S/T, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, After The Gold Rush, Harvest) (Reprise)
2. Abner Jay - The True Story of Abner Jay (Mississippi)
3. Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2 (Subpop)
4. Fred McDowell - S/T (Mississippi)
5. The Vaselines - Enter the Vaselines (Subpop)
6. Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart (DeSoto)
7. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (Warner Brothers)
8. Nirvana - Bleach (Subpop)
9. The Jesus Lizard - Down (Touch and Go)
10. Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (Light in the Attic)

1. Big Star - #1 Record (Ardent/Stax)
2. Big Star - Radio City (Ardent/Stax)
3. Arthur Russell - Love is Overtaking Me (Audika)
4. Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2 (Subpop)
5. Wilco - AM (Nonesuch)

Favorite 7"s of 2009
1. Big Star – Feels (Ardent)
2. Three Mile Pilot – Planets (Temporary Residence)
3. Salem – Frost/Legend (Audraglint)
4. Obits – I Can’t Lose (Subpop)
5. I Was A King – Norman Bleik (The Control Group)
6. Lilofee – Runaway/In Flight (Origami Vinyl/Future Sounds)
7. Ganglians – Blood On The Sand (Captured Tracks)
8. Anglos – Cleopatra (Great Minds)
9. Can’t/Arthur Russell – Split (Terrible)
10. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Zodiac Girls (Suicide Squeeze)

1. Salem - Frost/Legend (Audraglint)
2. Lilofee - Runaway/In Flight (Origami Vinyl/Future Sounds)
3. The Big Pink - Velvet (4AD)
4. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For The Others/While you Wait for the Others feat. Michael McDonald (Warp)
5. Health - Die Slow (Lovepump United)
6. Avi Buffalo - What's In It For (Subpop)
7. Best Coast - Sun Was High (So Was I) (Art Fag)
8. The Sonik Youth / Beck - Pay No Mind / Green Light (Matador)
9 - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction (Slumberland)
10 - Ganglians - Blood on the Sand (Captured Tracks)

1. Big Star - Feels (Ardent)
2. Can't/Arthur Russell - Split (Terrible)
3. Avi Buffalo - What's In It For (Subpop)
4. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For The Others/While you Wait for the Others feat. Michael McDonald (Warp)

Favorite Local Releases of 2009

1. Kissing Cousins – Pillar Of Salt (Velvet Blue)
2. 60 Watt Kid – We Come From The Bright Side (Absolutely Kosher)
3. Glasser – Apply EP (True Panther)
4. Alexandra Hope – Invisible Sunday (Manimal)
5. Jail Weddings – Inconvenient Dreams (White Noise)
6. Fools Gold – S/T (I Am Sound)
7. The Parson Redheads – Orangufang 7” (Jaxart)
8. Frankel – Anonymity Is The New Fame (Autumn Tone)
9. Olentangy John – See Seven Stars 7” (Trailer Fire)
10. John Carpenter – Seasons 7” (Mexican Summer)

1. Kissing Cousins - Pillar of Salt (Velvet Blue)
2. The Entrance Band - S/T (Ecstatic Peace)
3. HEALTH - Get Color (Lovepump United)
4. The Growlers - S/T (Everloving)
5. Fool's Gold - S/T (I Am Sound)
6. Glasser - Apply EP (True Panther)
7. Warpaint - Exquisite Corpse EP (Manimal)
8. Frankel - Anonymity is the New Fame (Autumn Tone)
9. Alexandra Hope - Invisible Sunday (Manimal)
10. Virginia Reed - She is the Horse (How To Be A Microwave)

1. Dawes - Northern Hills (ATO)
2. Princeton - Cocoon of Love (Kanine)
3. Avi Buffalo - What's In It For (Subpop)

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Adds & Restocks for 12/14

Hey folks. Here's another grip of stuff just in time for the holidays.

We are most excited for all the Eccentric Soul comps that we got in, but Neon Indian & the Eddie Hinton tribute 7"s are right up there as well. Maybe you will find something on here too.

New Adds:
Fool’s Gold – Surprise Hotel b/w Surprise Hotel (M.A.T.H.E.S.Remix) (UK only 7” / Origami is the only store in the US to have this)
Yacht - Psychic City 7" (Limited Edition Picture Disk)
Predator - 7" EP
Spencey Dude & The Doodles - Flirting 7"
Greg Dulli - Dangerous Highway: A Tribute to the Songs of Eddie Hinton Vol 1. 7"
Drive By Truckers - Dangerous Highway: A Tribute to the Songs of Eddie Hinton Vol 2. 7"
13th Chime - The Lost Album
The Fleshies - Brown Flag
V/A - Back to Peru: The Most Complete Compilation of Peruvian Underground 1964/1974 Vol. 2
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
V/A - Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968 - 81 5xLP Box Set
Magik Markers/Sic Alps - Split 12"
Former Ghosts – Fleurs
Talk Normal – Sugarland
V/A - Dont Stop: Recording Tap 3LP (Numero 019)
V/A - Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli (Numero018)
V/A - Home Schooled: The ABCs of Kid Soul (Numero016)
The Final Solution - Brotherman Soundtrack (Numero022)
V/A - Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up (Numero006)
V/A - Good God!: A Gospel Funk Hymnal (Numero010)
V/A - Soul Messages from Dimona (Numero021)
Niela Miller - Songs of Leaving
V/A - Eccentric Soul 023: The Young Disciples
V/A - Wayfaring Strangers: Lonesome Heroes (Numero028)

New Restocks:
Thee Oh Sees – Help
The Fresh & Onlys - Debut LP
Abner Jay - True Story Of Abner Jay (Mississippi)
V/A - Fight On, Your Time Ain't Long (Mississippi)
V/A - Last Kind Words (Mississippi)
V/A - Mata La Pena (Mississippi)
Cave - Hunt Like Devil EP/Jamz EP
V/A - Eccentric Soul 009: The Big Mack Label
V/A - Eccentric Soul 017: The Outskirts Of Deep City
V/A - Eccentric Soul 015: The Prix Label
V/A - Eccentric Soul 027: Smart's Palace
Pisces - A Lovely Sight
V/A - Eccentric Soul 001: The Capsoul Label

The Cigarette Bums In-Store Performance Tonight

Tonight we welcome The Cigarette Bums in our loft for a special in-store performance at 8pm to celebrate their brand new 7" "Jailbird" b/w "Careless Love". "Ranging from delta blues, jazz, funk, to garage rock, The Cigarette Bums play an ecclectic mix of sounds that are sure to get you moving. The band can be found at many local dives and venues playing a set or just jamming with random street musicians. Originating in silverlake with singer songwriter eamon michael mcginness, steven slaughter and drummer jimmy c., the Bums paint on a soundscape with the depth of pollock and the texture of a Van Gogh." - A. Nony Mous

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tonight is the night...not just like any other night

Tonight we’re tagging up with our friends at Aquarium Drunkard to celebrate their decade in review. While they won't won’t finish on the blog until December 31st, we've got the master list of AD’s favorites and are stocking as many of them in vinyl as possible. This is a good time to ask Santa for that turntable you’ve been pining for.

The party is free and so is the booze (thanks Colt 45!), so come down and hang out with us as our friends The Henry Clay People, Dirt Dress and Evan Way perform in the loft. There may be Santa suits involved.

See you here

Friday, December 11, 2009

This Weekend is Gonna Be Fun!!!

Friends and Fam!

Origami Vinyl is very excited to host two rad events this weekend and we hope that most of you can come out to check one or maybe both of them out!

Tomorrow marks the first annual "Echo Park Holiday Shop Hop" and Origami Vinyl is getting involved in a big way! First off, the Echo Park Holiday Parade kicks off at Noon, rain or shine! Then Origami will put on an Origami folding workshop outside our doors to teach kids how to fold cool things like frogs, cobras, boxes, and cranes. Then around 3pm, newly signed to Sub Pop, local faves Avi Buffalo will kick off a set in our loft! At about 7pm, the lovely Angela Correa aka Correatown will perform. In addition to our festivities you will also find a comedy show and Charles Dickens reading at 826LA, The Damselles doing doo wop holiday caroling up and down the strip, a Santa visit at the Out of the Closet, Craft Fair at the Echo, and all sorts of other rad stuff. You can check the Echo Park Holiday Shop Hop Facebook Page for more info about participating shops and their events. This is a great opportunity to bring the family out, do some holiday shopping, get some deals, and support local business!

On Sunday, local but nationally coveted music blog, Aquarium Drunkard will host their "Decade in Review" party at Origami Vinyl from 7pm - ???. For the past couple of months, Aquarium Drunkard has been highlighting all their favorite albums of the 2000's on their site and will celebrate the decade here at the shop! Performances from The Henry Clay People, Evan Way of Parson Red Heads, and Dirt Dress will all be happening in the loft. Free beer will be flowing. Origami has also stocked their shelves with as much of AD's faves as possible so that you can get in on the action!!

Both events are free! We hope to see you here! And thanks to everyone for all of your support. Flyers for both events are below.

Neil, Sam, and Sean

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 12/10/09

Some tasty new treats for all of you. Plus we have a couple copies of the smashing Mississippi Records release of blues legend Fred Mc Dowell. And more! Come say hey.

Atlas Sound - Logos
Bright Eyes - Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Fred McDowell - S/T
Glasser- Apply
Mi Ami- Cut Men 12"

Trans Am - What Day Is It Tonight? (Live 93-08)

Holly Miranda in the Origami Loft December 17th!

Mark your calendars this is going to be a good one.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Origami New Adds & Restocks - Bringin' In Some Classics!

We got hooked up with a lot of the good ole stuff today! Check 'er out!

New Adds:
Arthur Lee - Love Jumped Through My Window 7"
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Child is Father to the Man
Bob Dylan - Self Portrait
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Chicago Blues Festival 1964
Chrome - Half Machine Lip Moves
Echo & The Bunnymen – Flowers
Firehose - "if'n"
Hapshash And The Coloured Coat - Featuring The Human Host And The Heavy Metal Kids
Lucky Luke - Travelling For A Living (Mexican Summer, Limited to 500)
Minutemen - Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
Minutemen - What Makes a Man Start Fires
Otis Redding - In Person At The Whisky A Go Go
Otis Redding - Live in Europe
Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Rush - Mourning in the Morning
Pearl Harbor – Something About the Chaparrals (Mexican Summer, Limtited to 500)
Shuggie Otis - In Session (Limited to 300)
Skip James - Devil Got My Woman
Steve Moore – Fever Dream (Mexican Summer, Limited to 500)
The Jeff Beck Group - Beck-Ola

Bettye Lavette - Do Your Duty
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'
Chrome - Alien Soundtracks
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Gram Parsons - Another Side Of This Life
Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power
Iggy & The Stooges - Search And Destroy 7"
Johnny Cash - Original Sun Singles '55-'58
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Love And Hate
MC5 - Back In The USA
MC5 - High Time
Nico - All Tomorrow's Parties (Limited to 200)
Otis Redding - Dictionary Of Soul
Otis Redding - Otis Blue
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - King & Queen
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Tha Doggfather
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Releases for tonight!

It's all here! Everything on your so-and-so's wishlist...and you don't have to wait!!!

Come down at midnight and grab some sweet shi...

Alog/Astral Club – Split Series #20

Circulatory System – Signal Morning

Dinosaur Jr – Pieces 7”

Frightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See Land 7”
Girl Talk – Night Ripper
Little Girls – Concepts

Múm – Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know

Okkervil River – Black Sheep Boy (Deluxe 2XLP)

Timbaland - Shock Value II

The Entrance Band Live in the Loft...Live Stream!

The Entrance Band Live in the Origami Loft Tonight @ 7PM!!!

Ear drums will be blown, some records will fall off the wall due to Paz's bass vibrations, and sonic bliss will be shared amongst thee faithful who shake off the rain. This may be the biggest and loudest show we've had yet and we are pumped! If for some reason you can't come be here with us, please watch our live webcast right here. We will post the video a few minutes before the band plays.

Oh and did we mention, Free Colt 45 too?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Goodies Galore + Local Natives ticket deal

We are very happy to become acquainted with How To Fight Records! They have two releases to their name and they are both fantastic.

Meho Plaza's "Made of Gold" is a wild, angular head rush driven by raging bass guitar and washes of crash cymbals in the chorus, all beneath the wail of "Made of Goooold!!"

Voices Voices pressed their song "Tidal," which by comparison is more orchestrated- droney and entrancing, like a crystal cave where black magic is practiced.

Enticed? Check out these rad How To Fight Records releases, and be on the lookout for the next installation of HTFR's Animal Battles Series, Volume 2, featuring drum and shout noisemakers Foot Village.

And this just in: Local Natives 7inches! Four bucks a pop, and with it you get a free ticket to their show @ The Echo on December 22nd. Now that's what I call a best buy!

New Adds & Restocks 12/04/09

We just got a fresh batch of some homegrown tunes along with more of your favorites!

We've got our eyes on these sweet babies below so get down here asap before we take 'em for ourselves:

Eccentric Soul V/A - Light: On The South Side

Eccentric Soul V/A - Twinight's Lunar

and there just might be something for you in here:
(a)pendics.shuffle - Group Trivia 12"
(a)pendics.shuffle - Mass Reduction 12"
(a)pendics.shuffle/Bulgar Brothers - Split 10"
Abe Vigoda - Animal Ghosts 7"
Atlas Sound - Atlas Shrugged 7"
Beat Happening – Jamboree
Beat Happening - You Turn Me On
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum
Carola Pisaturo - Delle Palme 12"
Cascabel Gentz - Dirty Lips EP
Cascabel Gentz - The Pressure of it All 12"
Castanets/Dirty Projectors - Unusual Animals Vol 2 Split 10"
Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened 7”
Dilo vs Gurtz - Tundra 12"
Eight Frozen Modules - Deleated Chemistry
Eight Frozen Modules - Thought Process Disorder: (Delusional Malfunction)
Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell The …
Furry Things - Hide 7" (Super our of print/Warehouse find!!!)
Hawkeye - Presents El Disco Acido 3 12”
Joseph Spence - Bahaman Guitarist
K.J. Gibbs - Never Taint You In My Eyes 12"
Kit Clayton - I Left My Heart in San Francisco 12"
Lightning Dust - Infinite Dust
Meat Beat Manifesto - RUOK?
Minutemen - Double Nickels OnTheDime
Minutemen - Paranoid Time
Morrissey - Years of Refusal
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place 7”
Ryan Adams – 29
Sebastian Russell - Sexus 12" (w/ (a)pendics.shuffle remix)
Slayer - World Painted Blood LP
Stephen Malkmus, - Face The Truth
Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise
The Black Hollies - Softly Towards the Light

Friday, December 4, 2009

Circus Time

This Friday, December 4th at 7pm we will be hosting the opening of "JORDAN AND ANNIE JOIN THE CIRCUS", an exhibition of new collaborative artwork by Annie Madison and Jordan Tyson. Ferocious illustrations and daredevil patterns walk the flying trapeze, while jumbo silkscreens and psychic watercolors get shot from a cannon during this month long show.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Flaming Lips! Tegan and Sara! The Best Coast 7" on Art Fag + more rad stuff!

We got hit hard with the goods yesterday and we just had to share!

Our friends at Art Fag really hooked us up. For weeks now, customers have been hitting us up for the Best Coast 7", "Sun Was High (So Was I)". Sadly only a few peeps were lucky enough to score them and they sold out immediately. Then at about 3pm yesterday we get an unidentified package of these gems! 10 of them to be exact! We called Art Fag and they confirmed that they had uncovered these 10 and sent them to us and that this was the end of them! WHOA! Thanks Art Fag! In addition to this, they also hooked us up with 10 copies of the Crocodiles/Dum Dum Girls/Pens/Graffiti Island split 7"!

Best Coast "Sun Was High (So Was I)" 7"

Crocodiles/Dum Dum Girls/Pens/Graffiti Island - Split 7"

Then J from Zoo Music dropped in and gave us 20 copies of the new Reading Rainbow "Restless" 7". As of now we are the only place you can buy them other than through their site and from the band at shows. This one is sure to go fast too as it is very limited. Both Gorilla vs Bear and Stereogum just gave it their thumbs up!

We also finally received the new Flaming Lips "Embryonic" LP

...and the new Tegan and Sara "Sainthood" LP

Here are the other New Adds and Restocks we got!
Alma Mater- st/
Boris- Japanese Heavy Rock Hits #1 7"
Brilliant Colors - Introducing...
Charlie & the Moonhearts- Real Hot Breakers 7"
Deastro - Moondagger
Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar 7" (Picture Disc)
King Khan & BBQ Show - Invisible Girl
Morrissey - Years of Refusal
Real Estate - S/T
Ryan Adams - 29
The Girls at Dawn- s/t
The Notwist- Music for "Storm"
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher Than The Stars 12" EP
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Come Saturday 7"
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction 7”
Ty Segall- My Sunshine 7"
Wipers - Youth of America

The Shortstop Tonight. Let's Take it BACK!

OK, I have lived in Echo Park for about 9 years. I use to frequent the Shortstop about every other day back when they allowed dancing, before they got busted for not having a permit, before they acquired a permit and reopened the dancefloor. The place was fucking amazing then. Lot's of cool art kids, punks, and dub heads. The jukebox always had cool tunes playing if there weren't DJs and the hot bartenders would always poor me a stiff Jim and Coke. Not to mention I am a huge Greg Dulli (Afghan Wigs/Twilight Singers/The Gutter Twins) fan and he is one of the owners. Once the dancefloor got shut down, we started to frequent the bar less and less. We found ourselves hitting the Gold Room for free tacos and a shot with all the old Latinos, which was kinda sketchy at times- I'm pretty sure few white kids dared venture in back then. But it proved to be a great escape from the "scene" of places like the newly opened Little Joy. Once the Shorty got it's dancefloor reopened we started to go back. But it just wasn't the same. It had this bridge and tunnel feel to it. No disrespect to the owners, but it just seemed to take on this USC college crowd thing. All of a sudden lines were forming outside and a 45 minute wait became the standard (In the beginning of the line stuff, the bouncers were cool and would let all us old locals skip it and go in. But after awhile they were catching so much shit from it, they had to stop). Nowadays, I spend most of my time at El Prado. For me it has the right vibe and good beer selection (my liver just can't handle the hard stuff anymore), plus it is mellow and suits my preference to having conversations and hearing good records over the blaring Michael Jackson and bad 80's music (I do still take part in pre-Dodger game pitchers of PBR at Shorty though). In this time I have maintained a close working relationship with Shortstop co-owner Dave Neupert (La Cita, Footsies, El Tres Inn). Origami currently curates their rad 3 room suites at El Tres in Los Feliz. Dave had become a fan of our Record Club night at El Prado and wanted to find a way to have us do a DJ night at one of his bars. Since Shortstop is so close to the store and we'd prefer to support our hood, we felt it fit what we wanted to do best. But to be honest I'm a little nervous. I'm nervous that people aren't going to be into what we play. I'm nervous that since we don;t really play a whole lot of 80's, Michael Jackson, and hits, we are gonna get booed out of there.

So, this is our chance to get back a night at Shortstop to where it was. Because in reality it is the best bar/dancefloor in Echo Park. And peeps that live here would love to love it again. We are gonna rock a bunch of new stuff, rare stuff, unheard stuff, and classic stuff. It's gonna be fun stuff, some you can dance to, some to nod your head to. This is our night, guys and we need your help to make it cool. We are going to do this thing on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month starting in January. Tonight is our test run! Let's kill it!

We call this thing, Paper Crème! Kicking off @ 10pm and goin til 2am. Free. 21 and over.
DJs are Neil, Sam, and Sean


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 12/2/09

Dig it!

Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda
Common - Finding Forever
Daniel Johnston - Yip Jump Music
Jimi Hendrix - Live At Woodstock
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
John Coltrane Quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison & Elvin Jones - Ballads
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
Lissy – Self-Taught Learner
Lucero - 1372 Overton Park
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades (180g Reissue)
Motorhead - No Sleep 'til Hammersmith
Serge Gainsbourg - Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited
The Bad Plus - For All I Care
The Entrance Band - The Entrance Band
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Monterey
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At Berkeley
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
The Who - Who's Next
Thin Lizzy - Still Dangerous: Live At The Tower Theatre Philadelphia 77
UNKLE - Psyence Fiction
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
V/A - Def Jam 25: DJ Bring that Back Volumes 1 and 2
Wale - Attention Deficit
Willie Nelson - Songbird
Willie Nelson - Last of the Breed
Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg
Woody Guthrie – Woody’s Roots
Woody Guthrie – Woody the Agitator
Woody Guthrie - Woody's Greatest Hits
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Avi Buffalo & Correatown to join our holiday festivities

**Just confirmed Avi Buffalo & Correatown will be joining us on December 12th as part of the 1st annual Echo Park Holiday Shop Hop.

This is a day where Echo Park businesses come together and do unique events for everyone. The Echo Park holiday parade kicks off at noon on Sunset Blvd and Origami will have an Origami Folding table in front of the store teaching kids the japanese art of folding paper.

We have two free in-store performances:
Avi Buffalo will perform at 3pm

and later we have Correatown at 7pm.
Echo Park Time Travel Mart, Masa, The Clinic of Echo Park, Stories, El Prado, The Echo, Jensen's Rec Center, Classico Tattoo, Allston Yacht Club, Out of the Closet and others are all doing some cool things that day, so be sure to check it out. For more details, check out the Echo Park Shop Hop Facebook Page

Origami Vinyl is Giving Away a Pair of Tickets to Brian Wilson at the Walt Disney Concert Hall!

That's right! Walt Disney Concert Hall and the LA Phil have hooked us up with a pair of tickets to give away for this Sunday's show with Brian Wilson, Dave Alvin, The Living Sisters (Inara George, Becky Stark, and Eleni Mandell) and Harper Simon! We will be giving the pair of tickets away via our Twitter account on Wednesday, December 2nd sometime between 2pm and 5pm so stay tuned!

If you don't win tickets you can purchase them here

Ticket Prices:
Front Orch $42.00
Orchestra $38.00
Orch East $36.00
Orch West $36.00
Terrace $32.00
Terrace East $30.00
Terrace West $30.00
Orch View $28.00
Balcony $30.00
Terrace View $28.00