Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Adds and Restock in today 4/30/09

Hey Friends, We got a ton of rad stuff from Dischord and Secretly Canadian today, plus some other random things for good measure! cheggit!

Title Tracks – Every Little Bit
Q and Not U – 3 Songs
Q and Not U – No Kill No Beep
Fugazi – Repeater
Rites of Spring – S/T
Edie Sedgwick – Sinister
One Last Wish – 1986
Fath/Void – Split
Minor Threat – Out of Step
Minor Threat – First 2 7”s
Dag Nasty – Can I Say
Embrace – (14 Songs)
Dag Nasty – Wig Out at Denko’s
Fugazi – 7 Songs
Fugazi – Red Medicine
Bad Brains – Live
Extra Golden – Thank You Very Quickly
Frodus – Conglomerate International
Bad Brains – ROIR Sessions
Nation of Ulysses – 13 Point Program to Destroy America
Rites of Spring – All Through A Life 7”
V/A – 4 old 7”s (Dischord)
V/A – Flex Your Head
The Evens – S/T
El Guapo – Fake French
Fugazi – Furniture
Fugazi – Instrument
Fugazi – Steady of Diet of Nothing
Jawbox – Tongues
Nation of Ulysses – Plays Pretty for Baby
Weird War – If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Bite ‘Em
Sufjan Stevens – Michigan
Castanets – City of Refuge
The Welcome Wagon – Welcome to the…
Fol Chen – Part 1: Jon Shade, Your Fortunes Made
Atlas Sound – Atlas Shrugged 7”
Mum – Nightly Cares 7”
Mum – They Made Frogs Choke ‘Til They Exploded 7”
Pink Mountaintops – S/T
Black Mountain – S/T
Swan Lake – Beast Moans
Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Julie Doiron – I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day
Mirah – (A)spera
Chain and the Gang – Down with Liberty…Up With Chains!
Songs: Ohia – Axxess & Ace
Richard Swift – Dressed Up For The Let Down
Richard Swift – Richard Swift as Onassis
Richard Swift – The Atlantic Ocean
Antony & The Johnsons – The Crying Light
BLK JKS – Mystery EP
Antony & The Johnsons – Epilepsy is Dancing 7”
Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans
School of Seven Bells – Face to Face on High Places
Casiotone for the Painfully Along – Vs. Children
Explosions In The Sky - The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place
Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever
Balmorhea - All is Wild, All is Silent
Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened 7"
Archers of Loaf - Vitus Tinnitus
Archers of Loaf - Vs The Greatest of All Time
The Horrors / Suicide / Nic Void - Split 10"
Lydia Lunch / Suicide - Split 10"
Asobi Seksu - Strawberries 7"
Antietam - Opus Mixtum
G.G. Allin - Freaks, Faggots, Drunks & Junkies
Beck / Jay Reatard - Gamma Ray 7"
Beck - Gamma Ray 7"
Liars - Leopard on my Right 7"
Air Conditioning - Dead Rails
Doug Martsch / John Michael - Split 7"
The Raveonettes - Blush 7"
Au Revoir Simone - Summer Lines 7"
Scout Niblett - It's Time My Beloved 7"
The Acorn/ Ohbijou - Split EP
Suarasama - Fajar Di Atas Atwan

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Adds and Restock in today 4/28/09

Here's all the cool new stuff that came in today!

U.S. Girls – Me + Yoko 7”
Goliath Bird Eater / Sasqrotch – Split 10”
Raccoo-oo-oon - S/T
Pocahaunted – Passage
Robedoor - Rancor Keeper
Secret Abuse - Violent Narcissus
Sun Araw - Beach Head
Social Junk - Concussion Summer
Emaciator – Coveting
Mythical Beast – Scales
Magic Lantern - High Beams
Ex Cocaine / Yellow Swans - Split 12"
Dead Kennedys – Nazi Punks Fuck Off 7”
Black Tusk / Holy Mountain – Split 7”
Vivian Girls – I Can’t Stay 7”
Crystal Stilts – Love is a Wave 7”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Young Adult Friction 7”
Blank Dogs - Diana (The Hearld)
Wesley Willis - Rush Hour
Scott Walker – Scott
Scott Walker - Scott 3
Scott Walker - Scott 4
Wavves - S/T (Woodsist 2008)
Wire - Chairs Missing
Wire – 154
Woods - Songs Of Shame
The Sonics - Savage Young Sonics
The Stooges - Gimme Some Skin
T.Rex - The Slider
Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Tx
Elliott Smith – XO
Elliott Smith - Figure 8
No Age - Get Hurt EP
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
Kurt Vile - Constant Hitmaker
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
The Gun Club - Ahmed's Wild Dream
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F# a#
Glass Candy - B/E/A/T/B/O/X
Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
The Flaming Lips - In a Priest Driven Ambulance
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
The Black Keys – thickfreakness
The Cure – Faith
Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different
Betty Davis - S/T
Sonic Youth - S/T
Sonic Youth - J'Accuse Ted Hughes
Sonic Youth W/Jim O'Rourke - Invito Al Cielo
Sonic Youth – Anagrama
Thurston Moore - Psychic Hearts
Guided By Voices – Propeller
Isis - In The Absence Of Truth
Vivian Girls - S/T
Jay Reatard - Blood Visions
The King Khan & BBQ Show - S/T
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - Dracula Boots
The Hospitals - S/T
Wooden Shjips - Vol. 1
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Jawbreaker - Dear You
Why? - Elephant Eyelash
Son Lux - At War With Walls and Mazes
Nina Simone - Black is the Colour of my True Love's Hair
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson

We sell insect repellent!

A Wall Street Journal Headline reads:

Against Insect Plague, Nevadans Wield Ultimate Weapon: Hard Rock
Tiny Tuscarora Counts on Stereos Arrayed In Desert to Repel Hungry Mormon Crickets

This isn't even a joke! Man, and I thought Sunday's LA Times front page was good! Fighting off Mormon insects with heavy metal music? It's too good not to talk about!

Apparently this little desert town in Nevada deals with a yearly infestation of crickets. And it gets so bad sometimes that they march along highways, get squished by cars and make the roads so slick they cause gross car accidents! People drive with brooms in their front seats so they can sweep a clear walkway from car door to front door!

In their desperation to keep the crickets at bay, the townsfolk tried playing heavy metal music and it worked to ward them off and away from the desert homes... like a reverse Coachella effect. How did it come to that? Check out the Wall Street Journal article and spread the word... Origami Vinyl sells insect repellent! Make 'em run to the hills!

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New Releases for the week of 4/28/09

New Releases out today!

- Buy the new Great Northern album, "Remind Me Where the Light Is" and receive a free hand numbered Great Northern 7" (Houses b/w For Weeks) and an autographed poster. Limited supplies

- We have a hand drawn copy of the new Florence & The Machine record from Florence herself. It's pretty f*ing rad! Make sure you get here asap to snag it.

- Plus our favorite redheads put out a new 7" titled Orangufang. Come pick it up now and make sure to come on Saturday at 3pm to see them grace our stage with an acoustic set.

Here's a picture of our new release chalkboard for this week.

xo - neil

Monday, April 27, 2009

Restocks and New Adds 4/27/09

Hey Friends!

We received a huge shipment of records today. Check 'em out below!

Grizzly Bear – Live on KCRW RSD 7”
Swervedriver – The Hitcher RSD 7”
The Doves – Kingdom of Rust
Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything to Nothing
John Doe and the Sadies – Country Club
Metric – Help I’m Alive RSD 7”
Nick Lowe / Robyn Hitchcock – Split 7” RSD
Great Northern – Trading Twilight for Daylight
Radio Moscow – Brain Cycles
The BPA – I Think We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – 100 Days 100 Nights
Asobie Seksu – Citrus
Squarepusher – Just a Souvenir
Moving Units – S/T
Grizzly Bear – Friend EP
Bat For Lashes – Fur and Gold
Ane Brun – Changin of the Seasons
Marching Band – Spark Large
Whiskeytown – Strangers Almanac
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – B.R.M.C.
The Steeve Miller Band – Greatest Hits 1974 – 78
Babyshambles – Albion 7”
Metro Station – S/T
Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy – Still Dangerous: Live at the Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977
John Mayall and Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – Cold Roses
Portishead – Third
Portishead – Machine Gun 12”
Daniel Johnston – Yip Jump Music Summer 1983
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is!
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind
Marvin Gaye – I Want You
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
RZA – Birth of a Prince
Daniel Johnston – Artistic Vice and 1990
Portishead – S/T
Portishead – The Rip 12”
DJ Shadow – ENDtroducing
DJ Shadow – Preemptive Strike
James Brown – Live at the Apollo
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
Neon Neon – Stainless Style
Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come
Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston

The Parson Red Heads present Orangufang 7"

Coming out tonight at Midnight...we bring you the newest from the Parson Red Heads!!

Viva Orangufang!

**Also, The PRH will be doing a special acoustic instore at Origami Vinyl on May 2nd at 3pm.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Front Page of the LA Times!

Hey Y'all! Today we were featured on the front page of the LA Times. If you haven't seen it yet, here it is...

Thanks to August Brown at the Times for taking an interest vinyl and the local shops who have put their life into doing this.

Go here to the read the article in it's entirety.

Also, last week we received a cool little blurb in the UK Guardian! If you wanna read that as well, you can go here

P.S. Thanks to all of you who support us and your local record store. We greatly appreciate it!

- Neil

Saturday, April 25, 2009

...Also, this is just really interesting and record player related.

New Releases

Check this out people...

We are open 'til 2am on Monday nights and since new releases come out on Tuesday we will now be putting out all new releases at midnight for your earliest convenience.

Come late, grab it Origami Vinyl

Ya dig?

P.S. Look for the new Parson Red Heads 7" Orangufang and more on April 28th

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Releases and Tickets on Sale for the week of 4/21

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed our festivities and exclusive titles for record store day. We met so many great people and it was definitely the most fun we've had so far. Please come back soon and hang out with us. We will be posting pics from the night in the next day or so. Peep em and see if you see yourself.

Here are the new releases for this week!

And here are the new tickets for sale. Shellac!!! Oh and these are just some of the highlights. Just a reminder we sell tickets to all events at the Echo, Echoplex and Spaceland. So if you don't see it up there it doesn't mean we don't have it.

Also here is a list of all the cool new stock we got in:
- Television - The Blow-Up
- Various Artists - Eccentric Soul (7, 9, 15, 17)
- Various Artists - Essential Dub
- Bauhaus - Mask (180g)
- Bauhaus - In the Flatfield (Deluxe Edition 180g)
- Dead Can Dance - S/T + Garden of the Arcane Delight (Deluxe 180g)
- Gary Numan - Pleasure Principle (180g)
- Tubeway Army - Replicas (180g)
- Antipop Consortium - Antipop Consortium vs. Matthew Shipp
- El-P - High Water (Mark)
- Roy Orbison - All-Time Greatest Hits
- Peggy Lee - Latin a la Lee (180g)
- Elf Power - Back to the Web
- Joe Jackson - Rain (180g)
- Gary Louris - Vagabonds (180g)
- Ladytron - Witching Hour
- Dub Trio feat. Mike Patton - Not Alone 7"
- GG Allin - Res-Erected
- The Dickies - Still Got Live, Even if You Don't Want It
- Flipper - Blow N Chunks
- Bill Laswell - Dub Chamber 3
- Bill Laswell - Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission
- The Legendary Pink Dots - All The Kings Men
- MC5 - Babes in Arms
- New York Dolls - Lipstick Killers
- Suicide - Ghost Riders
- Suicide - Half Alive
- The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
- The Replacements - Tim
- Dead Kennedys - Bedtime for Democracy
- Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist
- Dead Kennedys - In God We Trust, Inc.
- Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters
- Yes - Close to the Edge (180g)
- Boz Scaggs - S/T (180g)
- America - S/T (180g)
- The Doobie Brothers - Minute by Minute (180g)
- Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - Lifeline
- Sex Pistols - Spunk: The Official Bootleg 7" box set
- Tommy Castro - Painkiller (180g)
- Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Drinkin' TNT & Smokin' Dynamite
- Nachtmystium - Worldfall
- The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Grave
- The Creatures - HAI!
- Still Flyin' - Never Gonna Touch the Ground
- Barbara Hendricks - Barbara Sings the Blues
- Pink Martini - Sympathique
- Pack of Wolves - Betrayer
- Dengue Fever - Escape from Dragon House
- The No-Neck Blues Band - At 6am We Bacame the Police
- Sea Wolf / Eulogies - Split 7"
- Eulogies - If I Knew You 7" (Picture Disk)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Record Store Day!!!

As many of you know Record Store Day is tomorrow. This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music, and Origami Vinyl will be no exception.                    

Join us tomorrow for 10% off everything in the store as well as live music starting at 4pm.

The handsome devils joining us tomorrow will be:
& 9pm - Restavrant

Although we know you will come for the music we know that what you really want is to get your hands on some of the limited release Record Store Day vinyl. Just get a load of what we're getting in:

Akron/Family - "Everyone is Guilty" 
Bad Religion - "Original EP" 
Andrew Bird / Loney Dear - Split 
Blitzen Trapper - "War is Placebo" 
Camera Obscura - "French Navy" 
Leonard Cohen - "The Future" 
Jenny Lewis / Elvis Costello - Split 
Depeche Mode - "Wrong" 
Dr. Dog / Floating Action - Split 
Bob Dylan - "Dreaming From You" 
Flaming Lips / Black Keys - Split 
Flight of the Conchords - Pencils In the Wind" 
Grizzly Bear - Live on KCRW 
Heaven Hell - "Bible Black" 
Jane's Addiction - "Mountain Song" 
Jesus Lizard - "Inch" Box Set 
Lykke Li / Perro Del Mar - Split 
Jamie Lidell - "Little Bit of Feel Good" 
Nick Lowe / Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Split 
Magnolia Electric Co. - "It's Made Me Cry Again" 
MC5 - "Kick Out The Jams" 
Metric - "Help I'm Alive" 
Modest Mouse - "Satellite Skin" 
New Order - "Temptation" 
Obits - "I Can't Lose" 
Elvis Perkins - "Lorraine Lookout" 
The Pretenders - "Break Up the Pavement" 
Slayer - "Psycopathy Red" 
The Smiths - "The Heamaster's Ritual" 
Sonic Youth / Beck - Split 
Sonic Youth / Jay Reatard - Split 
Bruce Springsteen - "What Love Can Do" 
The Stooges - "1969" 
Swervedriver - "The Hitcher" 
The Thermals / Thao - Split 
Tom Waits / Lucinda - Split 
Vetiver - "Wishing Well" 

Black Kids - "Wizard of Ahhs" 
Cursive/Ladyfinger - Split 
Radiohead 10" Series: Drill, Creep, My Iron Lung, High & Dry, Fake Plastic Trees, Just, Street Spirit, Paranoid Android, Karma Police, No Surprises, Pyramid Song, 2+2=5

LP / 12" 
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Deja Vu Live" 
El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez - "Cryptomnesia" 
Jackson 5 - "ABC" 
Jane's Addiction - "Nothing's Shocking" 
Jane's Addiction - "Ritual De Lo Habitual" 
Misfits - "Walk Among Us" 
Mutemath - "Spotlight" 
The Parlor Mob - "And You Were a Crow" 
Pavement - "Live in Cologne 1997" 
Arthur Russell - "Love is Taking Me" 
Silversun Pickups - "Pikul" 
Regina Spektor - "Begin to Hope" 
Squarepusher - "Numbers Lucent" 
Talking Heads - "77" 
Various - "Thrill Jockey Presents Records Toreism Compilation" 
Various - "History of Def Jam" - 4xLP 
Hank Williams III - "Straight To Hell" 
Hank Williams III - "Lovesick Broke & Driftin'" 
Hank Williams III - "Risin' Outlaw" 
Neil Young - "Sugar Mountain - Live at Canterbury House 1968" 

Come early for the goods...stay late for the party. It's gonna be great!

See you there!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Releases Out Today 4/14/09 and a Sneak Peek at What's Coming Out On Record Store Day this Saturday!

Below are the new releases that we have in store for 4/14/09

We have also posted a sneak peek at some of the cool titles that we will be carrying for Record Store Day this Saturday, April 18th. This is like a 1/4 of everything we will have. I personally can't wait for the Jesus Lizard "Inch" release!

Look for a post from us tomorrow that will give you all the details about this Saturday including the bands we have playing, the discount in the store, and a complete listing of what we will have on-hand.

- Neil

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Order

After our Grand Opening and celebratory 10% off EVERYTHING sale, we were in need of a re-up. We opened on Friday and had to place replenishment orders by Tuesday! It was a happy little problem to have :) And you all might be happy to know that we already received a new order!

Neil and Sean quickly tore through the boxes like two kids in an ear candy store

One of the many new fat stax o' wax

"Oh rad.. Delta 72!" - a very pleased Sean checking the newbies into inventory

Not too bad for a day's work, huh? Needless to say, we've got a ton of new records and they're all out on the floor... all but the secret stash of Record Store Day exclusives, that is. Oh didn't you know? Well, stay tuned for more details on how we're celebrating Record Store Day this weekend... in the meantime, you're welcome to come on in, check out the goods and maybe add to our Origami Vinyl origa-menagerie, should you feel so inclined.

Our new order is your new order...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Releases and New Tickets on Sale 4/7/09

Below are the New Releases we have in store for 4/7/09

we also received these new amazing 7"s
- Antony and the Johnsons "Epilepsy is Dancing"
- Fool's Gold "Surprise Hotel"
- Foreign Born "Vacationing People"
- All The Saints / These Arms Are Snakes - Split
- Wavves "To the Dregs"

We also just got hooked up with tickets for the Echo/Echoplex/Spaceland. We will be selling tickets to every show at each of these venues and for their Spaceland Presents shows. Sean Carlson (F Yeah Fest) also stopped in and has set us up to sell tickets to his shows including the two Vetiver shows and the Crystal Antlers show at the Eagle Rock Center For Arts. Below are some highlights we've put on our chalkboard.

See ya soon!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Thank you Echo Park!

Opening weekend for Origami Vinyl was, by all accounts, a big fat success. And we can't thank everyone enough. The warm reception to the neighborhood was so much more than we had hoped for and we'd just like to say thanks for a really great Grand Opening. The good folks of Echo Park really know how to make the new kid feel welcome.

Doors opened Friday at Noon sharp! Jeff hand painted those very official store hours... and that gem of an Open/Shut sign was made by Ed.

We enjoyed an afternoon of good conversation with music seekers and curious neighbors alike.

Sometimes our friends take us literally. This Origami origami was made into a mobile by Dave and Alexis... more Dave than Alexis, I gather.

Bird's eye view - namely an origami crane's eye view - of Store Manager Sean Stentz ready at the register.

The shop really started to fill in for the evening's festivities which we kicked off with an acoustic set by Wait.Think.Fast. in the lofted performance space.

Another shot of the crowd. I see Neil... yes, THE Neil.

Guests also enjoyed an open bar stocked with a variety of Pyramid Brews (thank you Mario Ojeda!) and sake and soju from Ty-ku (way to hook it up Ray).

The one and only Nico Stai performing solo.

Now, I have to talk about the surprise last-minute performance - which was a surprise to everyone, especially Neil - by Bodies of Water! So... Sean Stentz set this up, knowing that Neil is a big fan. And confirmation came just a couple hours before the performance. All the anticipation, the build... on top of all the planned Grand Opening fun... man, oh man. That being said, I have no photos of David's set. I just sort of lost it when he started playing. I'm sorry.

On that note, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for a night to remember... which turned into a whole Grand Opening weekend to remember!

Y'all come back now, ya hear?

Origami overflow - onto Sunset Blvd.

Do me a favor & turn this one up!