Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Amazing Baby! Amazing Baby! Amazing Baby!

Amazing Baby finds time from their tour with Phoenix to grace our stage on the release date of their new album Rewild. This is going to be huge folks. We predict this is a band to see in a small venue while you still can.

....Then come join us across the street for Record Club: 7" Edition. It's gonna be a blast. Bring your favorite 45 and come join in on the fun!

Monday, June 29, 2009

New Wilco at Midnight + New adds for today

Hey Y'all!
Come by at midnight tonight to grab a copy of the new Wilco album or relive your past with the
brand new limited reissue of Twisted Sister's "Stay Hungry" on PINK vinyl!

Or you can just pick up some of these new adds...

Babyshambles - Albion 7"
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Broken Social Scene - S/T
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot In People
Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew - Spirit If...
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
Einsturzende Neubauten - Alles Wieder Offen
Goldfrapp - A&E 7" (numbered limited edition picturedisc)
Goldfrapp - Caravan Girl 7" (numbered limited edition picturedisc)
Goldfrapp - Happiness 7" (numbered limited edition picturedisc)
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine 12" (import)
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine 2x12"
Goldfrapp - Train 12"
Grinderman - S/T
I'm From Barcelona - Who Killed Harry Houdini?
Late of the Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
Liars - Houseclouds 7"
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Live in San Francisco
Nirvana – Nevermind
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Radiohead - OK Computer
Regina Spektor – Far
Richard Hawley - Serious 7"
Suicide - S/T
The 13th Floor Elevators - Psychedelic Sounds
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Throbbing Gristle – Grief
Yelle - Ce Jeu 12"
Yelle - Pop-Up

- Neil

Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 6/27/09

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - S/T
Alex Chilton - Like Flies On Sherbert
Angels Of Light - We Are Him
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Anni Rossi & Whitman - Collaborative 10" (Limited to 500)
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker
Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running 7"
Big Black – Headache
Big Black – Lungs
Big Black – Pigpile
Big Black - Songs About Fucking
Blank Dogs - Waiting 7"
Blonde Redhead - Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Drinkin TNT & Smokin' Dynamite
Calexico – Descamino
Calexico – Spoke
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of this Country
Can - Delay 1968
Can – Soundtracks
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk
Cave - Made in Malaysia 7"
CocoRosie - Le Maison de Mon Reve
CocoRosie - Noah's Ark
Dead Kennedys - Nazi Punks Fuck Off! 7"
Deerhunter – Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Dengue Fever - Tiger Phone Card 7" (Super Limited not available anywhere in the US)
Dengue Fever / Chicha Libre Split 7" (Limited to 1000 copies)
Dirty Three - Horse Stories
Don Caballero - What Burns Never Returns
Dr Dog - We All Belong
Eels - Hombre Lobo
Einsturzende Neubauten - Fuenf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala
Einsturzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch
Einsturzende Neubauten - Haus Der Luege
Hot Chip - Shake A Fist
Jason Lytle – Yours Truly, The Commuter
Love - Forever Changes
Love is All - Wishing Well 7"
Man Or Astroman - Experiment Zero
Neko Case – Blacklisted
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Nina Nastasia – Dogs
PJ Harvey - White Chalk
Polvo - Cor-Crane Secret
Polvo - Exploded Drawing
Propagandhi - Supporting Caste
Qui - The Little Golden Blanket 7" (Limited to 500)
Shellac - 1000 Hurts
Shellac - At Action Park
Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound
Shellac – Terraform
Spoon - Girls Can Tell
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
Suicide - Ghost Riders
Suicide - Half Alive
Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – Atlantis
Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra - We Travel The Space Ways
The Black Heart Procession – 2
The Clientele - God Save the Clientele
The New Year - S/T
The New Year - The End Is Near
The Walkmen - A Hundred Miles Off
Thee Oh Sees - Tidal Wave 7"
Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segall - Split 7" (Limited to 1000)
Tubeway Army – Replicas
Ty Segall - Cents 7"
V/A - Essential Dub
Weezer - Blue Album
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Machine
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Master

Saturday, June 27, 2009

These are Not The Government you are looking for

And it happened completely out of the blue.

...one minute everything was fine...
...the next minute they were lying everywhere...
...it just got so out of control...

We can't deny it. We are very excited!
Origami presents Not The Government this evening at 7pm

Let the nightmare begin.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Drew Andrews In-Store Performance Today @ 7pm!

Hey Y'all! We have a very special in-store performance this evening with Drew Andrews!

Drew Andrews hails from San Diego and released his solo album, "Only Mirrors" on Minty Fresh late last year. You may also know Drew as a member of The Album Leaf and Via Satellite.

Come check Drew out and enjoy a free Tecate on us!!

See ya at 7!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 6/25/09

Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out
Big Star - #1 Record
Big Star - Radio City
Caetano Veloso - Caetano Veloso
Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos
Frankel - Anonymity is the New Fame (handmade album cover numbered/limited to 250)
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
Nico - Chelsea Girl
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes
Otis Redding - Sings Soul Ballads
Primal Scream – Screamadelica
Scott Walker - Scott 2
Scott Walker - Scott 4
The Flaming Lips - In a Priest Driven Ambulance
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
Tropicalia - Ou Panis Et Circenses
Wire - Chairs Missing

F Yeah Fest presents...

Tuesday, August 11th
The Accused
Eagle Twin
@ the Center for Arts, Eagle Rock
Los Angeles, CA 90041
7:00pm / All Ages / $16.50 adv.

Presented by the F Yeah Fest & Eagle Rock Music Festival
Tickets on sale saturday at 10:00am through ticketweb and at, you guessed it, Origami Vinyl in Echo Park.

I will be there! Come join!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Releases and Record Club Recap!

Thanks to all who came out to record club last night! It was a fun one. Here's a little recap...

- Sean Foye, a local music producer and engineer, is currently putting the finishing touches on the new Summer Darling album to be released by Origami later this year. Sean started the night off with one of our favorite 70's/80's groups, The Sparks. He chose their Angst in My Pants album and played the A Side. It was a fun way to kick off the night and got us all thinking a little dirty.

- Gabriel Hart, frontman for the 10-piece local band, Jail Weddings, was up next and played his favorite album of all time, Rowland S. Howard's "Teenage Snuff Film". His Classically arranged Link Wray-through a meat grinder guitar, mixed with his deadpan delivery of emotionally charged cryptic-puns make it a real doozy of a record, not to mention his mastery of aural assault guitar feedback.

- Jack, a local resident, and Silverlake Trader Joe calendar boy, was up next and decided to play his new pick-up from Origami, Deerhunter's "Rainwater Cassette Exchange". Deerhunter is one of his favorite contemporary artists and couldn't wait to hear it blast over the Prado speakers.

- I went on next and played the B side of Dan Deacon's latest release "Bromst". It has been an album I've wanted to play at Record Club since we started it and tonight seemed like the right time. To be honest I wasn't really a fan of his 'til this record came along. It just sounded like he took his art to the next level and had a much more serious approach to it. And I really appreciated that.

- Sean Stentz went on next and played the Margo Guryan reissue of "Take a Picture". Sean had been wanting to pick this up for awhile. It was really great to hear this relatively unknown Pop classic. She was such an amazing songwriter that really didn't get credit for her impeccable voice until way later.

- Justin Taylor, who works at the Higher Path, a medicinal cannabis dispensary on Sunset, just a few blocks east of Origami, brought some indie soul for the bar to sway to. His pick was side A of Darondo's "Let My People Go" because somebody's gotta rep 70sBayAreaSoulChaunce. and cause people need to start getting laid at Record Night!

- Sam Cooper, who is a local musician and producer who creates music under the moniker Big Swell as well as makes music with Alejandro Cohen as Pharoahs. He also worked at Amoeba for 4 years in the vinyl department, and has a pretty extensive vinyl collection. He decided to bring La Dusseldorf's "Viva". Neu! is a big favorite of his and this was a great extension of Klaus Dinger's talents.

- To close out the night was singer/guitarist for local band Summer Darling, Benjamin Heywood. Ben is also manager of local Vietnamese restaurant, Gingergrass. Ben's new favorite record is Tweak Bird's "Invitations". A true onslaught of Guitar and Drums that exposes a band like Wolfmother as Pop Rock wannabes.

And now on to our new releases. It was a hefty week and lots of good stuff came through. Below is our board that showcases the highlights. Other items that also came out that you should pick-up are:
- Young Widows / Pelican - Split 7" #3 in a series of 4
- Free - Fire and Water (Reissue)
- Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (Reissue)
- Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse (Reissue)
- Of Montreal - For Our Elegant Caste 7"
- Royal City - 1999 – 2004
- Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown

and now for the board...

Hope to see ya soon!


Monday, June 22, 2009

New Releases at Midnight + New Adds for today

We are puttin' out the goods tonight at Midnight tonite. Come by and get yours early!

New Releases for 6/23/09
Busdriver - Jhelli Beam
Dinosaur Jr – Farm
Foreign Born - Person to Person
Free - Fire and Water (Reissue)
Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another
God Help the Girl - S/T
Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (Reissue)
Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse (Reissue)
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Of Montreal - For Our Elegant Caste 7"
Pavement – Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Ed (Deluxe Edition)
R.E.M - Reckoning (Reissue)
R.E.M. - Murmur (Reissue)
Royal City - 1999 – 2004
Sparks - Kimono My House (Reissue)
Sunset Rubdown – Dragonslayer
Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship
Young Widows - Pelican Split 7" 3 of 4

New Adds & Restocks 6/22/09
David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Double Dagger – More
Here We Go Magic - S/T
Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers - S/T
Kurt Vile & The Violators - The Hunchback EP
Kurt Vile/Beat Jams - (freeway) Split 7"
Loren Connors - The Curse of Midnight Mary (Hand Numbered limited to 515)
Mountains - Choral
Shuta Hasunuma - POP OOGA PLUS
The Rats - Intermittent Signals
The Sea And Cake - Car Alarm
The Sea And Cake – Everybody
Trans Am – TA
White Hills - Heads on Fire

The Origami Week-In-Music

Pay attention all you Origam-maniacs. We've got a lot going on this coming week!

First off, this Friday June 26th, in support of his new record "Only Mirrors", we have the pleasure of bringing you Drew Andrews (Via Satellite, The Album Leaf).Drew will be playing at 7pm. Please don't miss this wonderful intimate performance.

Then, on Saturday, June 27th at 7pm we bring you the local band Not The Government. Originally from San Antonio, TX, they are now bringing their psychedelic post-punk to Origami Vinyl, The Smell and pretty much any venue around you can think of.Check out their upcoming calendar at www.notthegovernment.com/shows

And, last but not least, we are very excited that Amazing Baby could find the time from their tour with Phoenix to grace our stage on the release date of their new album Rewild. This is going to be huge folks. We predict this is a band to see in a small venue while you still can.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Vinyl Saturday!! + New Adds/Restock

Tomorrow/Today is Vinyl Saturday!!!!

Another fine idea from the folks who brought us Record Store Day.

Vinyl Saturday will take place the third Saturday of each month and will offer music fans special vinyl releases that are limited and exclusive, along with highlighting non-exclusive but new vinyl releases and reissues.

For this first of, we hope many, Vinyl Saturdays Origami will be presenting the following limited edition 7"s

"You Never Know" b/w "Unlikely Japan (an amazing early (2003) version of Impossible Germany, previously unreleased)

NUMBERED vinyl version of the “Know Your Enemy” single b/w “Hearts Collide” (previously unreleased)

“Relator” single (from their upcoming record BREAK UP) b/w “I Don’t Know What To Do” (Pete Yorn demo)

**AND We've put out 2 copies of the soon-to-be-released Pavement "Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creed Edition". Get em before they're gone.

Also, while you're here check out the following various restocks and exciting new adds!!!

Al Green – I'm Still In Love With You
Andrew Bird – The Mysterous Production Of Eggs
Arcade Fire – Intervention
Archers Of Loaf – Mutes In The Steeple 7”
Bachelorette – My Electric Family
Beachwood Sparks – Make The Cowboy Robots Cry
Beachwood Sparks – Once We Were Trees
Beck – Gamma Ray 7”
Big Star – #1 Record
Big Star – 3rd (Sister Lovers)
Big Star – Radio City
Bishop Perry Tillis – In Times Like These
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Dandelion Gum
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Drippers
Blackout Beach – Skin Of Evil
Blitzen Trapper – Cool Love #1 7"
Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso (A Little More Blue)
Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos
Curtis Mayfield – Curtis
Curtis Mayfield – Super Fly
Dandy Warhols – 13 Tales Of Urban Bohemia
Death - …For The Whole World To See
Deerhunter – Microcastles
Deerhunter – Nothing Ever Happened 7”
Deerhunter – Rainwater Cassette
Deer Tick - Born On Flag Day
Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis
Earth – Radio Live 2007-2008
Elliott Smith – XO
Flipper – Gone Fishin'
Gore – Mean Man;s Dream
Iceburn – Power Of The Lion
Iron And Wine – The Creek Drank The Cradle
It's Casual – Buicregl
It's Casual – Stop Listening to Bad Music
It's Casual – The New Los Angeles
Joanna Newsom – Ys
Larry Jon Wilson – Larry John Wilson
Low – Drums and Guns
Low + Dirty Three – In The Fishtank 7
Magik Markers – Balf Quarry
Mark Sultan – Hold On 7"
Modwheelmood – Pearls to Pigs (signed and Limited to 500)
Murder City Devils – Empty Bottles Broken Hearts
Murder City Devils – Murder City Devils
My Bloody Valentine – Isn't Anything
Nattefrost – Terrorist
No Age – Eraser 7"
Obits – One Cross Apiece 7"
Om – Pilgrimage
Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes
Osorezan – Mimidokodesuka
Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart
Otis Redding – Sings Soul Ballads
Pernice Brothers – Jimmy Coma 7"
Pissed Jeans – Don't Need Smoke to Make Myself Disappear 7"
Public Image Ltd – Second Edition
Public Image Ltd – The Flowers Of Romance
Red House Painters – Songs For A Blue Guitar
Scout Niblett – It’s Time My Beloved 7”
Sebadoh – Ocean 7"
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire De Melody Nelson
Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Singer – Unhistories
Starflyer 59 – S/T (Silver)
Suicide/Lydia Lunch – Frankie Teardrop Split 10”
The Cure – Seventeen Seconds
The Fall – The Rough Trade Singles Collection
The Handsome Family – Honey Moon
The Iceburn Collective – Power Of The Lion
The Kinks – United Kinksdom
The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers
The Muslims – Parasites 7”
The Muslims – The Muslims
The Postal Sevice – We Will Become Silhouettes
The Presets – Apocalypso
The Shins – Oh, Inverted World
The Shins – Wincing The Night Away
The Vaselines – Enter The Vaselines
The Velvet Underground – S/T (3rd Album)
The Velvet Underground – VU: A Collection Of Unreleased Recordings
Thou – Tyrant
Tim Hecker – Harmony In Ultraviolet
Tortoise + The Ex - In The Fishtank 5
Tropicalia - Ou Panis Et Circenses
TV On The Radio – Young Liars EP
V/A – No New York
Vetiver – Tight Knit
Wino – Punctuated Equilibrium
Wolf Parade – Apologies To Queen Mary
Wolves In The Throne Room – Black Cascade
Wolves In The Throne Room – Malevolent Grain
Wolves In The Throne Room – Two Hunters
Wooden Shjips – Loose Lips 7"
Woods – How To Survive In + In The Woods
YaHoWha 13 – Magnificence In The Memory

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 6/18/02

Here's all the latest and greatest that has been added to our store

A Place To Bury Strangers - S/T
Arthur Russell – Love Is Overtaking Me
Belle & Sebastian – BBC Sessions
Bikini Kill – Pussy Whipped
Blonde Redhead – 23
Blonde Redhead – Misery Is A Butterfly
Brightblack Morning Light – Brightblack Morning Light
Brightblack Morning Light – Motion To Rejoin
Camera Obscura – French Navy 7” (Record Store Day Single)
Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Carrer
Cat Power – The Greatest
Celebration - Celebration
Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
Condo Fucks – Fuckbook
Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
Drew Andrews – Only Mirrors
Elliott Smith – Needle In The Hay 7”
Elliott Smith – New Moon
Fucked Up – No Epiphany 7”
Glasser – Apply
Grandaddy - Excerpts From The Diary Of Todd Zilla
Grizzly Bear – Friend EP
Holy Fuck – LP
Hunx and his Punx - Don't Cha Want Me Back? 7"(limited to 500)
Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications
Little Joy – Little Joy
Lou Reed – Berlin: Live at St. Ann’s
Mirrors - Something That Would Never Do
Nada Surf – Let Go
Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted
Pixies – Bossanova
Pixies – Doolittle
Pixies – Surfer Rosa
Ratatat – Classics
Ratatat – LP3
Sigur Ros - Með Suð I Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
Sunset - Loveshines II 7"
Super Furry Animals – Dark Days/Light Years
The Big Pink – Velvet 7”
The Horrors – Primary Colours
The Libertines – Up The Bracket
The Mountain Goats – The Sunset Tree
The National – Alligator
The National – Boxer
The Wooden Birds – Magnolia
Ty Segall - Universal Momma 7"
V/A – Dark Was The Night
V/A - Live at Rob's House 7" (Carbonas/Black Lips/Gentleman Jesse/Predator + DVD)
V/A - The World is Lousy with Ideas Vol. 8 (Vivian Girls/Blank Dogs/Thee Oh Sees)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sonic Youth Special + Eluvium Sale + New Adds and Restocks

A couple updates for today!

First of all Thank You to all of you who came out to Record Club last night. It was so much fun. I even heard a line formed outside for a little bit. Craaazy.

Sonic Youth Special!
Come in now and buy the new album, The Eternal, and get the Sonic Youth Live LP Free! We only have 12 of these guys, so get it while ya can!

Our Eluvium "Live Through Bombardment" 7xLP set has gone on sale. We only have one and need to make room for some new stuff. If you are a fan of the band this is a must have. It normally retails for $180, but we have it on sale for $125.

And here are all the new goodies we got today...
New Adds & Restocks 6/17/09

Aceyalone - Lightning Strikes
Amusement Parks on Fire - A Star is Born
Amusement Parks on Fire - Out of the Angeles
Asobi Seksu - Strawberries 7" (limited red vinyl with scented sleeve)
Athlete - Hurricane 7" (import colored vinyl)
Blood on the Wall – Liferz
Blood on the Wall - S/T
Boom Bip- Sacchrilege
Built to Spill - Don't Try 7"
Calla - It Dawned On Me 7" (import)
Calvin Johnson - Before the Dream Faded...
Clinic - The Witch 7" (import)
Cold War Kids - We Used to Vacation 7"
Cryptacize - Dig That Treasure
Diplo, Newham Generals, Elewedu of Agege - Split 12"
Early Day Miners – Offshore
Eastern Conference Champions - The Box 7"
Fever Ray - If I Had A Heart 7"
Guided By Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy 7"
Guided By Voices - Do The Collapse
Guided By Voices - Isolations Drills
Guided By Voices - Surgical Focus 7"
Headlights - Some Racing, Some Stopping
James Figurine - Covers 7"
Jay-Z / 9th Wonder - Black is Back
Les Savy Fav - What Would Wolves Do 7"
Pop Levi - Never Never Love 7"
Pop Levi - Sugar Assault Me Now 10" (limited color vinyl – import)
Radiohead - OK Computer
Secret Machines - All at Once (It's Not Important) 7" (import white vinyl)
Asobi Seksu - Strawberries (CSS Remix) 7" (limited red vinyl with scented sleeve)
Shapes & Sizes - Split Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner
Smashing Pumpkins – Gish
Super Furry Animals - Show Your Hand 7"
Tapes 'n Tapes - Hang Them All 7" (import)
The 13th Floor Elevators - Psychedelic Sounds
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Black Keys - Strange Times 7"
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Impossible Shapes – Horus
The Kooks - Shine On 7"
V/A - Bippp (French Synth-Wave 1979/85)
Xu Xu Fang – These Days

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Record Club and New Releases + Tickets On Sale

Hey Everyone,
Don't forget about Record Club tonight at El Prado. The festivities begin at 9pm and feature a great collection of people and their favorite sides. Here's a little intro...

Sean Foye - A local music producer and sound engineer who is currently finishing up Summer Darling's new album to be released on Origami!

Todd Armstrong - A man of many skills, but we know him best for being the goalkeeper on Echo Park Futbol Club.

Jordan Rae - is an Echo Park resident and artist who specializes in Letterpress. (He's actually finishing up our business cards for us as we speak)

Joel Garcia - Joel is an LA native who has been helping inner city children for years, his current project is managing a non-profit called, The Harmony Project, which gives children opportunities through music. You can find out more about it at www.harmony-project.org

Zach Hart - back again for another dose. Zach's blog WeListenForYou has been bringing in some really cool performances for their Silverlake Steps series. You should check it out!

Joshua Locy - Josh graces Record Club again and is sure to bring some new and interesting treat for the bar.

Every Tuesday Night at 9pm 'til 1am
@ El Prado 1805 W. Sunset Blvd in Echo Park across the street from Origami Vinyl

As for New Releases it is a pretty light week but there are still some goodies! We have the Deerhunter on the board but we won't actually get it 'til Thursday.

We also have a lot of great new tickets on sale. Here's the board for more info

Hope to see ya tonight!!!


Monday, June 15, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 6/15/09

New Adds & Restocks 6/15/09

13 & God - S/T
13th Chime - The Singles 1981-1983
A Hawk and a Hacksaw - The Way the Wind Blows
Akron/Family - Love Is Simple
Amon Tobin - Out From Out Where
Animals and Men - Never Bought Never Sold
Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Beirut - March Of The Zapotec & Realpeople Holland
Black Lips - Let It Bloom
Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different
Bettye Lavette - Do Your Duty
Black Flag – Damaged
Bonobo - Between The Lines/Recurring 10"
Burial Hex / Zola Jesus - Split 12"
Carlos Nino & Friends - High With a Little Help From
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone & Concern - Split 10"
Cat Power - Dear Sir
Cheap Time - Woodland Drive 7"
Crocodiles - Summer Of Hate
De La Soul - De La Soul is Dead
Dog Faced Hermans - Hum Of Life
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Dredg - The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Flying Lotus – 1983
Glass Candy - B/E/A/T/B/O/X
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F# a#
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O
Headdress – Lunes
High Tide - Sea Shanties
Karen Dalton - It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - Dracula Boots
Kurt Vile - Constant Hitmaker
Leonard Cohen - Live Songs
Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room
MC5 - High Time
MC5 - I Can Only Give You Everything
Mount Eerie – Dawn (White/Blue Marble vinyl)
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
Nico - Chelsea Girl
Of Montreal - id engager (mad decent remixes)
Otis Redding - Otis Blue
Rodriguez - Coming From Reality
Sonic Youth - Dirty Box
The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic
The Exploding Hearts – Shattered
The King Khan & BBQ Show - S/T
The Kinks - Low Budget
The Kinks - One For The Road
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - S/T
The Strange Boys - Woe Is You and Me 7"
The Uniques - Uniquely Yours
Thee Oh Sees – Help
Townes Van Zandt - S/T
Tyvek - S/T
V/A - Bippp (French Synth-Wave 1979/85)
V/A - Last Kind Words (Mississippi Records)
Vivian Girls - I Can't Stay 7"
Wavves - S/T
Wavves – Wavves
Why? – Alopecia
Why? - Elephant Eyelash
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Snake
Wire - Pink Flag
Wooden Shjips – Dos
Wooden Shjips - Vol. 1
Woods - Songs Of Shame
Zola Jesus - Soeur Sewer 7"
Zola Jesus - Tsar Bomba

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Origami Vinyl would like to say thanks to The Naked Hearts, Pwrfl Power & Cap Lori for gracing our stage with their wonderful selves.

You can catch The Naked Hearts again tonight at The Hotel Cafe w/Pwrfl Power, Cap Lori and Alex & Sam. The show starts at 7pm. Go there! Now!!...I mean...LATER!!

The Naked Hearts

Pwrfl Power

*Thanks to Nassir from Foundtrack.com for the photos

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Origami presents: straight from New York city/Seattle/Japan

You better believe it!!

The Naked Hearts - 6pm
Pwrfl Power - 5pm
Cap Lori - 4pm

If you haven't heard any of these bands...well, you're missing out.

Friday, June 12, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 6/12/09

Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - When Sweet Sleep Returns
Bad Brains - ROIR Sessions
Black Eyes - S/T
Burial Hex / Zola Jesus - Split 12" (limited to 500)
Dead Kennedys - Nazi Punks Fuck Off! 7” (comes with DK patch)
Edie Sedgwick / Aran Epochal - Split 7"
Elliott Smith - Figure 8
Fugazi - Furniture 7"
Fugazi - In On the Kill Taker
Fugazi - Instrument Soundtrack
Fugazi - Red Medicine
Fugazi – Repeater
Ganglians - Monster Head Room (iincludes 7”)
Joan of Arc - Flowers
Marginal Man – Identity
Merzbow – Hiranya (limited to 1000)
Minor Threat - Out Of Step
Minor Threat - S/T
Minor Threat - Salad Days 7"
Moderat - S/T
Peter, Bjorn And John - Living Thing
Q And Not U - 3 Songs 7"
Rites Of Spring - S/T
Sleepy Sun – Embrace
Tape – Luminarium (limited to 500)
Telefon Tel Aviv - Immolate Yourself
The Breeders - Fate Fatal (limited to 1000)
The Creatures - Hai!
The Nation Of Ulysses - Plays Pretty For Baby
Title Tracks - S/T 7"
V/A - 4 Old 7"s (Dischord – Teen Idles, S.O.A, Government Issue, Youth Brigade)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 6/10/09

Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda
Blind Faith – S/T
Boom Bip – Blue Eyed In the Red Room
Boom Bip – Sacchrilege
Congos – Heart of the Congos
Daniel Johnston – Hi, How Are You?
Derek and the Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Drive-By Truckers – Southern Rock Opera
Ducktails – S/T
Duke Ellington And John Coltrane – S/T
Earthless – Live at Roadburn
Earthless – Rhythms From a Cosmic Sky
Elvis Costello – Momofuku
Entrance – Prayer of Death
G. Love & Special Sauce – Superhero Brother
High On Fire – Art of Self Defence
Jay-Z – In My Lifetime, Vol.1
Jay-Z – The Black Album
John Coltrane – Coltrane
John Coltrane – Crescent
John Coltrane – Live at the Village Vanguard Again!
John Coltrane – Sun Ship
Kalas – S/T
Nas – Nas
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack)
Pocahaunted – Passage
Ryan Adams – 29
Ryan Bingham – Mescalito
Sun Araw – Heavy Deeds
Teeth of the Hydra – Greenland
The Allman Brothers Band – Live at the Fillmore East
The Cure – 4:13 Dream
US Girls – Me + Yoko 7"
Various Artists – Night Train to Nashville
Vibes – Psychic 7"
Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price – Last of the Breed
Witch – S/T
Zealous Records Presents Soul Sides Volume 2: The Covers

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Takeover has begun

It's starting... As of this morning, Origami Vinyl ceased to exist (temporarily, of course) as Sonic Youth claimed the shop for their House of Shifting Plates & Ridiculous Juice.

It's official!

Thurston's Staff Picks

Kim's favorites

Recommended by Steve

Listen like Lee

See you tonight at 5:30pm for all things Eternal!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 6/6/09

Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Swervedriver - The Hitcher 7"
Prefuse 73 - The Forest of Oversensitivity
Metric – Fantasies
Battlestar - Harmonic 313 12" Single
Elliott Smith - S/T
Lydia Lunch - Big Sexy Noise
Little Girls – Thrills (numbered and limited to 500)
Wooden Shjips – Contact (numbered and limited to 550)
Marissa Nadler - Ballads Of Living And Dying (numbered and limited 1000)
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Don't You Want To Be In a Cult 12" Picturedisc (numbered and limited to 1000)
Dungen - Satt Att Se (numbered and limited to 1000)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Can't Hear My Eyes 7" (numbered and limited to 500)
T. Rex - The Slider
Joy Division - Preston 28 February 1980
Johnny Cash - Sings Hank Williams
The Damned- Neat Neat Neat 7"
The Damned- Problem Child 7"
Al Green- Al Green’s Greatest Hits
Al Green- Let’s Stay Together
The La’s- S/T
The Ramones- S/T
The Slits- Cut
Scott Walker- 1
Scott Walker- 2
Scott Walker- 3
Nina Simone- The Amazing Nina Simone
Daniel Johnston- Lost and Found
Daniel Johnston- Fear Yourself
Ron Sexsmith- Time Being
Sun Ra- Sun Song
Sun Ra and the Arkestra- Sound of Joy
The Fall- The Rough Trade Singles Collection
The Fall - Dragnet
The Modern Lovers- Rock 'n' Roll With the Modern Lovers
Bjork – Debut
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Firstborn Is Dead
Nick Cave - From Her To Eternity
Love - Da Capo
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
Beatles - Let it Be
Beatles – Revolver
The Cure - Standing on the Beach, The Singles
Santogold - S/T
The Germs - Forming 7"
The Hearbreakers - What Goes Around...
Iggy & The Stooges - 10/6/73 Michigan Palace
V/A - The Best Of Bomp Volume One
The Barracudas - Drop Acid with the Barracudas 10"
DMZ - Live at the Rat
Dead Boys - Night of the Living Dead Boys
Dead Boys - All This and More
The Germs – Germicide
Iggy and the Stooges - Open Up and Bleed
Iggy & The Stooges - California Bleeding
Iggy & The Stooges - Rough Power
The Telescopes - # Untitled Second
The Weirdos - Destroy All Music
The Telescopes - As Approved by the Committee
Black Lips - S/T
BBQ - Tie Your Noose (Clear Vinyl Limited to 500)
Easy Star All-Stars – Radiodread
The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
Heatmiser - Yellow No.5 10"
Clues - S/T
Redd Kross - Born Innocent
Suicidal Tendencies - S/T (25th Anniversary Edition – Ltd 140gr Colored Vinyl)
Heatmiser - Dead Air
Weirdos - We Got The Neutron Bomb: Weird World Volume Two: 1977-1989
V/A - Dangerhouse Volume One
V/A - Dangerhouse Volume Two
The Three O'Clock - Sixteen Tambourines
Eddie and the Subtitles - Louie Louie 7"
The Middle Class - Out of Vogue 7"
The Middle Class – Homeland
Weirdos – Condor
The Long Ryders - Native Sons
Totimoshi - Viva Zapata 7"
Battletorn / Double Negative - Split 7" (limited to 500)
Valis / Kandi Coded - Split 7" (limited to 500)
Birds of Avalon / Dark Meat - Split 7" (limited to 500)
Tweak Bird / Red Fang - Split 7" (limited to 500)
HR / Valient Thorr - Split 7" (limited to 500)
Riverboat Gamblers - A Choppy Yet Sincere Apology 7" (limited to 1000)
Year Long DIsaster - S/T
ASG - Win Us Over
Birds of Avalon - Outer Upper Inner
Birds of Avalon - Bazaar Bazaar
Valient Thorr – Immortalizer
Valient Thorr - Legend of the World
Valiant Thorr - Total Universe Man
Totimoshi – Milagrosa
V/A - Pebbles: Original Artyfacts From the First Punk Era Vol. 1
V/A - Pebbles: Vol 3 The Acid Gallery
The Pandoras - It's About Time
GG Allin - The Masturbation Session
V/A - Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks Vol. 4
The Nerves - One Way Ticket
Black Diamond Heavies - A Touch of Someone Else's Class (limied green vinyl)
Buffalo Killers - Let it Ride (red vinyl limited to 500)
The Modern Lovers - S/T
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - S/T
Otis Redding - Sings Soul Ballads
Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays
Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking
The Velvet Underground - VU: A Collection of Unreleased Recordings
Herbie Hancock - Blow-Up The Original Soundtrack Album
Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
Gene Clark - White Light aka Gene Clark
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Funkadelic - S/T
Flipper - Public Flipper Limited Live 1980-1985
Flipper - Sex Bomb Baby!
Television – Adventure
Rufus Wainwright - S/T
V/A - You Can Never Go Fast Enough (feat. Sonic Youth, Wilco, Cat Power, + more)
Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
V/A – IAMAPHOTOGRAPHER (tribute album to Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up)
Silver Apples - S/T
The Field – Yesterday and Today
Ellen Allien – Sool
Ellen Allien – Stadtkind
The Orb - Okie Dokie It's The Orb on Kompakt
Lali Puna – Tridecoder
Lali Puna - Faking the Books
Cave - Made in Malaysia 7" (Limited to 500)
Rodriguez - Coming From Reality
Cheap Time - Woodland Drive 7" (Limited to 1000)
Wooden Wand - Born Bad
V/A - Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace
Bardo Pond – Peri (limited to 1640)
Bardo Pond - Gazing at Shilla (limited to 1000)
Cave - Psychic Psummer
50 Foot Wave - Power & Light
Cheap Time - S/T
13th Chime - The Singles 1981-1983
Will Sheff / Charles Bissell - Split 7"
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Young Shields 7"
Frightened Rabbit - I Feel Better 7"
Islands - Tomlab Alphabet Singles Series 7" (Limited to 500)
The Curtains - Tomlab Alphabet Singles Series 7" (Limited to 500)
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Bobby Malone Moves Home 7"
Half-Handed Cloud - What's The Remedy? E.P 7"
David Vandervelde - Jacket 7"
Danielson - Dry Goods Dry Power 7"
Castanets - Strong Animal 7"
Shapes and Sizes / The Weird Weeds - Unusual Animals Vol.1 7"
Pansy Division with Calvin Johnson - Jackson 7"
The Rondelles - TV Zombie 7"

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sonic Youth to Takeover Origami Vinyl on Tuesday, June 9th

In celebration of their new album on Matador Records, The Eternal, Sonic Youth will take over our little record shop. For one day only, on June 9th, Origami Vinyl will become Sonic Youth's House of Shifting Plates and Ridiculous Juice, as dubbed by the band itself. Our wall of featured albums will display selections hand-picked by Thurston, Kim, Lee and Steve - ranging from Okkyung Lee to John Lennon - as well as a wide range of Sonic Youth and Sonic Youth related releases. The band has also invited their friends Pocahaunted and Shiloe to play sets at the store. Deathbomb Arc, a local label in Los Angeles that has released some Thurston Moore stuff on vinyl, gave us the following very limited edition goodies to sell in-store:

Gang Wizard / Algebrassiere
split 12"
originally co-released between Deathbomb Arc & Ecstatic Peace
Test pressings packaged in exclusive handmade art by Melissa
From 5:30 till 6:30 on June 9th, Melissa will be in-store to
personalize the art on these for the lucky buyers.
limited: 2 copies / $25

Thurston Moore / Men Who Can't Love
split 12"
originally released as a part of the Thrash Sabbatical box set by
Deathbomb Arc
Overrun of this record from the box set has been hiding at DBA HQ for
some time.
Now repackaged in exclusive handmade art by Josh Taylor.
limited: 13 copies / $15

Origami has also teamed up with local artist, Seizer, to create a special limited edition silkscreen print of the art below. The art poster will be limited to 50 copies, hand numbered and signed, available for pre-order the day of the event.

As if that weren't enough, Two Boots Pizza will create a special "Eternal" pie that resembles the album's artwork. Free slices of this pie will be given away during the event at Origami. Phil, owner of Two Boots and long-time friend of the band, is excited to be a part of the band's new release.

The details of the event are:
Sonic Youth's House of Shifting Plates and Ridiculous Juice
Tuesday, June 9th from 5.30pm - 9pm
with live performances by Pocahaunted and Shiloe
Limited edition goodies provided by Deathbomb Arc and Not Not Fun
Free "Eternal" Pizza slices provided by Two Boots
+ other SPECIAL surprises
1816 W. Sunset Blvd, Echo Park, Ca 90026

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 6/3/09

Hey Y'all, we got some great new albums in.

check it!

The Duke Spirit – Neptune
Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health
The Walkmen - You & Me
White Rabbits - Fort Nightly
Mudhoney - The Lucky Ones
Murder City Devils - S/T
Radio Birdman - The Essential Radio Birdman
The Thermals - The Body the Blood the Machine
Comets on Fire – Avatar
Fleet Foxes - S/T
Low - The Great Destroyer
The Vaselines - Enter the Vaselines
Love as Laughter - Temptation Island 7"
Vetiver - Hey Doll Baby 7"
The Grifters - Wicked Thing 7"
The Grifters - Last Man Alive 7"
Band Of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You 7"
Wooden Shjips - Loose Lips 7"
Blitzen Trapper - Cool Love #1
Loney, Dear - The City, The Airport 7"
Low - Santa's Coming Over 7"
Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick 7"
Mudhoney - Sonic Infusion 7"
Pissed Jeans - Don't Need Smoke to Make Myself Disappear 7"
Pernice Brothers - Jimmy Coma 7"
Sebadoh - Ocean 7"
The Creatures - Take Mine 7"
Love as Laughter - Looks Like This City's Broken 7"
Love as Laughter - My Case 7"
Love as Laughter - Laughter's Fifth
Oxford Collapse - Remember the Night Parties
Pissed Jeans - Hope For Men
Saint Etienne - Sound of Water
The Makers - Strangest Parade
The Makers - Rock Star God
The Thermals - More Parts Per Million
Chad Van Gaalen - Soft Airplane
Constantines - Kensington Heights
Damien Jurado - I Break Chairs (Limited to 2000)
David Cross - It's Not Funny
David Cross - Shut Up, You Fucking Baby!
Earth - Phase 3 Thrones and Dominions
Earth - Pentastar: In The Style of Demons
Earth - Earth 2
Earth - Extra-Capsular Extraction
Kinski - Alpine Static
Kinski - Down Below It's Chaos
Love as Laughter - Destination 2000
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Air - Pocket Symphony
Air - Moon Safari
Nirvana – Nevermind
Crystal Castles - S/T
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong Live Recordings
M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
Fever Ray - S/T
Beach House – Devotion
Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac
Madlib - Shades of Blue
The Band - S/T
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Hot Chip - Coming on Strong
Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
Alexander Spence – Oar
The Kooks – Konk
Pulp - This is Hardcore
Jose Gonzalez - In Our Nature
The Doves - Kingdom of Rust 7"
The Kooks - Sway Pt. 2 7" (import)
The Sleepy Jackson - God Lead Your Soul 7" (limited edition white vinyl)
John Coltrane – Soultrane
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
Thelonious Monk - Plays Duke Ellington
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane - S/T
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
The Cars - Greatest Hits
V/A - Formula 45
New Order – Technique
Gregory Isaacs - Come Along
V/A - Off The Wall

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Releases 6/2/09 + Tickets on Sale!

Hey Everyone below are photos of our New Release and Ticket Chalkboards. Come check em out!

New Adds & Restocks 6/1/09

Here's some cool new stuff we got in today...

El Perro Del Mar – From The Valley To The Stars
El Perro Del Mar – S/T
Figurines – Skeleton
The Long Winters – When I Pretend To Fall
The Long Winters – Ultimatum
The Long Winters – The Worst You Can Do Is Harm
The Long Winters – Putting The Days To Bed
The Kings Of Leon – Because Of The Times
The Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
I Was A King – Norman Bleik 7”
Figurines – S/T 7”
El Perro Del Mar – How Did We Forget 7”
Hecuba – Paradise (BRAND NEW ALBUM)
The Monolators – Santa Claus Vs. Dave Matthews 7”
The Monolators – You Look Good On The Train
The Monolators – Don’t Dance
Big Business – Mind The Drift
Big Business – Biz Bot Remixes
Bob Dylan – The Freewheeling Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde
Husker Du – Metal Circus
Husker Du – New Day Rising
Black Flag – My War
2Pac – All Eyez On Me
Black Flag – Damaged
Minutemen – The Politics Of Time
Otis Redding – Otis Redding
The MC5 – High Time
Johnny Cash – Original Sun Singles 1955 – 1958
Margo Guryan – Take A Picture
V/A - 2131 South Michigan Avenue (60's Garage & Psych From U.S.A. & Destination Records
Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power
Leonard Cohen – Live Songs
Leonard Cohen – New Skin For The Old Ceremony
Blue Cheer/ MC5 7”
Iggy Pop & The Stooges – Search & Destroy 7”
Dungen – 4
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label
Stardeath and White Dwarves - The Birth
Abe Vigoda – Skeleton
Abe Vigoda - Reviver
Cotton Jones - Paranoid Cocoon
The Coathangers – Scramble
Chain and the Gang - Down with Liberty... Up With Chains!
Minus The Bear - They Make Beer Commercials Like This
Cass McCombs – PREfection
Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light
Antony & The Johnsons - The Lake
Antony & The Johnsons - You Are My Sister
The Besnard Lakes - Are the Dark Horse
Blood On The Wall – Awesomer
I.U.D. - The Proper Sex
Bobb Trimble - Iron Curtain Innocence
Genghis Tron - Dead Mountain Mouth
Silk Flowers - S/T 7"
School Of Seven Bells - Silent Grip 7"
The Coathangers - Dreamboat 7"
The Coathangers - Shake Shake 7"
Wavves - To The Dregs 7"
Pictureplane - Trance Doll 7"
Mum - Nightly Cares 7"
Modest Mouse - A Life of Arctic Sounds 7"
Julie Doiron / Calm Down It's Monday - Split 7"
HEALTH - Die Slow 7"
Gun Outfit - S/T 7"
Elliott Smith - Division Day 7"
Clipd Beaks - Visions 7"
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Zodiac Girls 7"