Friday, May 29, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 5/29/09

A Place To Bury Strangers - Missing You 7"
A Tribe Called Quest – Beats, Rhymes, and Life
A Tribe Called Quest – Hits. Rarities & Remixes
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
A Tribe Called Quest – Peoples’ Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rhythm
A Tribe Called Quest – The Anthology
A Tribe Called Quest – The Love Movement
AA – Essential Entertainment 7” (reissue – Limited to 500)
Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation
Blue Sabbath Black Cheer – D.D.T.T.N.B. (Limited to 200 copies)
Bob Dylan – Tell Tale Signs (The Bootleg Series Vol 8.) Boxset
Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome the Seeger Sessions
Dead Kennedys – Give Me Convenience or Give me Death
Dengue Fever – Escape From Dragon House
Dog Faced Hermans – Hum of Life
DRMWPN – Bright Blue Galile (feat. Members from Town & Country and Tortoise - limited to 300)
El Michels Affair – Enter the 37th Chamber
Expo 70 – I Am Seamonster 7" (limited to 285)
Grandaddy – Excerpts From the Diary of Todd Zilla
Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels
Here We Go Magic – S/T
Iron Maiden – Somewhere Back In Time (The Best Of: 1980-1989)
KRS-ONE – I Got Next
KRS-ONE – Return of the Boom Bap
Lazer Crystal – EP1 (members of Cave and Mahjongg - limited to 300)
Lazer Crystal – Hot Pink BMX (limited to 100 – cloth cover)
Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything To Nothing
Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s – Animal!
Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s – Not Animal
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Nas – Streets Disciple
Nas – The Lost Tapes
onYou – Poltergeist (limited to 100)
Outkast – Aquemini
Outkast – ATLiens
Outkast – Speakerboxxx/TheLove Below
Outkast – Stankonia
Slayer – Christ Illusion
The Clash – Live At Shea Stadium
The Clash – London Calling
The Pretty Things / Philippe DeBarge - S/T (Limited to 1000)
The Strokes – Is This It?
Tool – Lateralus (Limited edition 2x Full Color Picture Disc)
Tool – Opiate EP
Tool – Undertow
V/A – Conquer The World: The Lost Soul Of Philadelphia International Records
Vivian Girls - Wild Eyes 7" (limited to 2000)
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
Wu-Tang Clan – Legend Of The Wu-Tang: Wu-Tang Clan’s Greatest Hits


Save Our Beaches!

This isn't a vinyl thing... but this sunset is music to my eyeballs.

Just weeks ago at the polling stations, voters shot down Gov. Schwarzeneggar's proposed tax increases. Now his budget efforts have focused on cutting funding for California's state parks and beaches.

The new proposal threatens to close all but 59 of the state's 279 state parks! Among those slated for closure are landmark spots like Pt. Mugu, Torrey Pines, El Cap, McGrath, Refugio, Carpinteria, even Half Moon Bay and more than 200 others! The plan would be devastating to surfers, campers, cyclists, hikers, conservationists... anyone who enjoys California's natural awesomeness; but it would also hit local economies real hard, taking away the revenue that comes with the many park visitors... in effect worsening the very budget problems it purports to solve.

It's time to take a stand for our beaches and parks. The Surfrider Foundation has put together an easy form letter that you can send right from their site:

We need your help to take action TODAY and tell the Governor and your state legislators that gutting funding to state parks is unacceptable.

Next Tuesday, June 2, the Legislature's Budget Conference Committee will consider this proposal. State park and coastal advocates need to make their voices heard RIGHT NOW. Your contact to your legislators is critical.

Submit yours now and urge your friends to do the same.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 5/28

13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere
Band Of Horses - No One's Going To Love You 7"
Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
Can - Tago Mago
Neko Case - Blacklisted
Daft Punk - Discovery
Dan Deacon/Adventure Split 12"
Nick Drake - Family Tree
Dungen - Tio Bitar
Eels - Hombre Lobo
PJ Harvey - The Peel Sessions
King Khan & His Shrines - Three Hairs & You Are Mine
Neu - Neu!
Nirvana - Unplugged In New York
The Smiths - The Headmaster Ritual (Record Store Day Release)
The Specials - Ghost Town
Vetiver - Vetiver
Weezer - Pinkerton
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hello Friends,
Tonight at 9pm, our 3rd installment of Record Club graces El Prado! Tonight's guests include:

- Imee - who is a neighborhood vinyl junkie who still thinks its cool to buy records at thrift stores and still plays cassette tape. She is excited to play a record at El Prado that gives everyone a nice little head nod while sitting on their stools

- Kim Hell - Bassist for local band Future Ghost has a fantasy for playing records super loud in a living room, full of sunshine, with wide open windows. But for now she is going to settle for doing this at a bar.

- Wes Armstrong - You might know him for slanging drinks at the Edendale. His vinyl collection has been growing steadily lately and he's having a hard time narrowing down the selection for tonight. Pressure is on!

- Ashley Jex - Runs Jaxart Records. Has released records from the Parson Red Heads, Henry Clay People, The Valley Arena, and other local faves. Also plays bass for the Monolators. Sure to bring something really cool, guaranteed.

+ some some other last minute guests.

Your hosts Neil and Sean from Origami Vinyl will also play you some stuff that we think is kinda neat. Our sign-up sheet will be at the bar for those that would like to participate in a future record club night.

Here are the details:

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

Hope to see you tonight!

New Releases 5/26/09!!!

Not only have we been graced with a new Grizzly Bear record this week that some may say is a strong candidate for record of the year, but we also have 11 (or 10) other newbies that may require some listening...

check it!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Veckatimest is upon us!!

Today we will be listening to Grizzly Bears new album 'Veckatimest'. This an album we have been awaiting for some time and we are so very excited that it is finally here.

So come down and join us at 6pm and snatch up an early copy for yourself.

Pizza & beer provided.

See you soon!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Reminder!!! Grizzly Bear "Veckatimest" Listening Party on May 25th @ 6pm

To Do:
1. Check this video out
2. Get super psyched
3. Head down to Origami Vinyl on May 25th
4. Eat pizza, drink beer, and chill out to what might be your favorite record of the year

Pizza & beer provided. See you soon!

New Adds & Restocks 5/22/09

Just a couple added titles in time for the weekend. Happy memorial day weekend!

- Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters (Gold Vinyl)
- Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls of the Soul
- Bob Dylan - Modern Times
- Miles Davis – Nefertiti
- Bruce Springsteen – Magic
- Xiu Xiu - A Promise
- Pattern is Movement - All Together
- The Wrens - The Meadowlands
- Pearl Jam – 10
- Rodrigo y Gabriela - S/T
- R.L. Burnside - First Recordings

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Adds & restocks 5/21/09

Oh yeah! more great stuff in today...

Okkervil River - The Stage Names
Okkervil River - The Stand-Ins
Okkervil River - Down the River of Golden Dreams
Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Explosions In The Sky - The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place
Explosions In The Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever
Phosphorescent - To Willie
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
Magnolia Electric Co - What Comes After the Blues
Vollmar - Tell The Dirt
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Advance Base Battery Life
Richard Swift - Kisses For The Misses 7"
DJ Roger Mas - Baila Hihi 7"
These Arms Are Snakes - Good Friday 7"
Antony & The Johnsons - Epilepsy is Dancing 7"
Final Fantasy - Has a Good Home
Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise
Sufjan Stevens – Michigan
Fol Chen - Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made
Thee Oh Sees - Tidal Wave 7"
Psychedelic Horseshit - Shitgaze Anthems
Adam Franklin - Spent Bullets
Jason Crumer + Roxann Spikula - Suppression in the Third
Intelligence – Deuteronomy
Real Estate - Fake Blues 7"
Mount Eerie - Live in Copenhagen 3xLP
Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Elliott Smith - S/T
Elliott Smith - New Moon
Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
400 Blows - The Sore Thumb 7"
The Black Keys - The Big Come Up (Orange vinyl)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Dap-Dippin' With...
The Chapin Sisters w/The Winter Flowers - Split Picture disc
Gossip - Arkansas Heat
Horse Feathers - House With No Home
Trainwreck Riders - The Perch
Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - What Have you Done, My Brother?
Los Straitjackets - The Further Adventures of
The Zeros - Don't Push Me Around (Rare and Unreleased Classics from '77)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Adds and Restocks 5/19/09

Hey everyone,
Here are some new records we received today.

Iron And Wine - The Sea & The Rhythm
Iron And Wine - Woman King
Iron And Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
Iron And Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle
Blitzen Trapper – Furr
Murder City Devils - S/T
Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin
Vetiver - Tight Knit
Beachwood Sparks - Make the Cowboy Robots Cry
Beachwood Sparks - Once We Were Trees
The Rapture - Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks
The Faint - Wet From Birth
Daedelus - Impending Doom/Just Briefly
Islands - Arm's Way
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound – Ekranoplan
Fucked Up - Year Of The Rat
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Witch – Paralyzed
Public Image Ltd – Album
Dr Dog – Fate
Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
Scott Walker - Scott 4
Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
V/A - Last Kind Words (Mississippi Records)
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind
Glass Candy - B/E/A/T/B/O/X
The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic
Sun Araw - Boat Trip
School Of Seven Bells – Alpinisms
Ladytron - Light & Magic
Love Is All - A Hundred Things To Keep Me Up At Night
The Black Keys – thickfreakness
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
Serge Gainsbourg - Aux Armes Et Caetera
Serge Gainsbourg - L'Homme A Tete De Chou
Graham Moore / Thurston Moore – Split
The Velvet Underground - S/T (3rd Album)
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes
Parson Red Heads – Orangufang 7”
Henry Clay People - Working Part Time 7"
Okkyung Lee - I Saw The Ghost of an Unknown Soul and it Said...
Wire - Chairs Missing
Wire – 154
Venetian Snares – Filth
Woods - Songs Of Shame
Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Deerhunter – Cryptograms
Clues - S/T
Crocodiles - Summer of Hate
The Strange Boys - And Girls Club
Jawbreaker - Dear You
Jawbreaker - Etc.
Butthole Surfers - Humpty Dumpty LSD
Butthole Surfers - Brown Reason To Live
Black Lips - Let It Bloom
The Hospitals - S/T
Matthew Dear - Asa Breed
Beirut - March Of The Zapotec & Realpeople Holland
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
Vivian Girls - I Can't Stay 7"
The Dirtbombs - We Have You Surrounded
Thee Oh Sees – Help
The Deadly Snakes - Porcella or A Bird In The Hand Is Worthless
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction 7”
Dinosaur Jr. – Beyond
Dinosaur Jr – Bug
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone & Concern - Split 8"
Why? - Elephant Eyelash
Wooden Shjips – Dos
Crystal Stilts - Love Is A Wave 7"
Dolphins Into the Future -...On Sea Faring Isolation
Papercuts - You Can Have What You Want
The Manhattan Love Suicides - S/T
Ganglians - S/T
Bricolage - S/T
Eat Skull - Wild and Inside
Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Snake
Cause Co-Motion! - Because Because Because
James Ferraro – Clear
James Ferraro – Discovery
Neko Case - Black Listed
Elfin Saddle - Ringing For The Begin Again
Zola Jesus - Soeur Sewer 7"
Zola Jesus - Tsar Bomba
Teeth Mountain - Live On
Heavy Winged + Inca Ore - Ring Mining
Brandi Carlile - Downpour 7"
The Dead Weather - Hang You From The Heavens
MC5 - Kick Out the Jams 7"
Heaven & Hell - Bible Black 7"
Sublime - April 29th 1992 7"
Jenny Lewis - Carpetbaggers 7"
The Stooges - 1969 7"
Lykke Li / El Perro Del Mar - Split 7"
Black Kids - Wizards of Ahhs 10”

a little recap on record club last night...

I must say, last night was a blast! El Prado was packed and we had fun chatting it up with a lot of you about music. The best part about all of this is just getting the chance to interact with everyone and get to know all of you better. I really cannot wait 'til next Tuesday.

Here is a little recap of what was played and by whom...

- I started things off with a record I have been digging since the middle of last year, Pattern is Movement's All Together. I played the A side, which ended up being a theme for the whole night, weird... Anyways, I came across PIM, because of Ben Heywood. He had a heard a thing or two about 'em, so we spontaneously went down to the Echo to go check em out. It was a pretty empty show, which was too bad, because these 2 guys laid it down! I couldn't believe the complexity and beauty of the music that came out of only 2 people. It was quite the treat.

- Next up was Sean Foye. Sean is a local music producer and audio engineer. He is currently working on a couple of projects that include the new Summer Darling album, Brandon Hardy of Future Ghost's side project, and some odds and ends for Wait.Think.Fast. Sean played the A side of Sleater-Kinney's album, Dig Me Out, because he loves girls who rock (see Kissing Cousins). that was a plug...

- Zach, a local screenwriter and blogger for music site was our next guest. He brought the Silver Jews album, American Water, because he feels that lyrically it's one of the greatest albums ever written. Like Leonard Cohen, Silver Jews frontman David Berman is a poet first and a songwriter second. (highly recommend Berman's book of poetry, Actual Air). With this said, the melodies are nothing to turn your nose up at, catchy guitar riffs will have many tracks off this album stuck in your head for days. It also helps that Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) plays lead guitar on the album.

- Following Zach was Chris Stewart, aka Stew to his buds, helps run the mixed use space / vintage store called, The Clinic, which is a couple dooors west of Origami Vinyl. Bringing a freight train to El Prado, Chris, played Wu-Tang's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), only because he has always wanted to hear that record at El Prado and this was his chance to fulfil his fantasy.

- Heather Heywood stepped up the plate next and delivered, playing the A side of Department of Eagle's In Ear Park, because she is so excited for the new Grizzly Bear album to come out next week. Heather, sings and plays guitar in Kissing Cousins and plays bass in Summer Darling, both rad local bands. Kissing Cousins new album drops in June so keep a look out for it.

- Ben Heywood, Heather's husband, and lead singer / guitarist for Summer Darling was up next. He had a rough day at work and needed to unwind. So he played These Arms are Snakes' album Easter to get all of his aggression out. It totally worked. Musical Therapy!

- To close out the night Brandon Hardy, the drummer for Future Ghost, a local band from Echo Park, played Time Out by Dave Brubeck. When Brandon was learning drums at the age of 12, he was told to listen to this album and pay attention to the odd time signatures. The album ended up being a big influence on his playing.

Hope you enjoyed Record Club and we look forward to hanging out with you again next Tuesday night!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Releases 5/19/09 and Record Club Tonight!!

Hey Y'all!

Don't forget Record Club tonight at El Prado @ 9pm. We've got some cool gems coming out tonite. Also a couple peeps cancelled, so if you got a record and wanna play it, shoot me an email at

Hope to see you there tonight!

And now on to our new releases for this week. There were so many of them we couldn't fit 'em all on the board...

- MC5 / Blue Cheer - Split 7"
- Leonard Cohen - New Skin For The Old Ceremony
- Tori Amos - Abnormally Attracted to Sin
- Hopewell - Good Good Desperation
- Headlights - Remixes
- Desolation Wilderness - No Tomorrow 7"
- Faux Hoax - Your Friends Will Carry You Home 7"
- Joker's Daughter - The Last Laugh
- Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - 'Em Are I

And on the board we have...
Hope to see you soon!


New Adds & Restocks 5/18/09

New Adds & Restocks 5/18/09

Constantines - Hard Feelings 7"
Constantines - Our Age 7"
St. Vincent – Actor
St. Vincent - Marry Me
The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (Mono Version)
The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
Vic Chesnutt - North Star Deserter
Death - ...For The Whole World To See
The Coathangers - Shake Shake 7"
J.T. IV - Cosmic Lightning
Sir Richard Bishop – Improvika
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Glorify Astrological Martyrdom
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Bright Eyes - Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
Spoon - Anticipation 7"
Matt Sweeney / Bonnie 'Prince' Billy – Superwolf
Do Make Say Think - Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
Do Make Say Think - Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead
Do Make Say Think - You, You're a History in Rust
Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams
Darker My Love / Moccasin – Split
Superchunk - Misfits & Mistakes 7"
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Drippers
Maritime - Glass Floor
Dan Melchior und das Menace - 'Thankyou very much'
Minutemen - The Punch Line
The Knife - Like a Pen
Health - Heaven 12 Inch Single + RMXS
The Handsome Family - Honey Moon
The Flaming Lips - Hear It Is
Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
The Presets – Apocalypso
Neko Case - The Tigers Have Spoken
The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
Deerhunter – Cryptograms
The Slits – Cut
Tortoise + The Ex - In the Fishtank 5
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - S/T
Silver Mt. Zion - Horses in the Sky
Low + Dirty Three - In the Fishtank 7
Brother JT3 - Jelly Roll Gospel
Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy – Beware
Doug Martsch / John Michael - Split 7"
Scout Niblett - It's Time My Beloved 7"
Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened 7"
Au Revoir Simone - Summer Lines 7"
V/A – Everything is Nice Matador 10 year Anniversary
V/A – Dark Was the Night
Cat Power – The Greatest
Brightblack Morning Light – Motion to Rejoin
Mogwai – Batcat EP
Mogwai – The Hawk is Howling
Fucked Up – No Epiphany 7”
Earles & Jensen Present Just Farr the Record
Camera Obscura – French Navy 7”
Department of Eagles – In Ear Park
Pixies – Surfer Rosa
Belle and Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Emiliana Torrini – Me and Armini
Arthur Russell – Love is Overtaking Me
Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow
Devendra Banhart – Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
Ratatat – Classics
Tunng – Good Arrows
Pontiak – Maker
Arbouretum – Song of the Pearl
Mountains – Choral
Lithops – Ye Viols!
Pit Er Pat – High Time
The Sea and Cake – Car Alarm
The Sea and Cake – Everybody
Trans Am – Sex Change
Extra Golden – Ok-Oyot System
Trans Am – TA
Death Vessel – Stay Close
Kurt Vile / Beat Jams – Split 7”
Mi Ami – Ark of the Covenant
Kurt Vile & The Violators – The Hunchback EP
Cave – The Ride 7”
Double Dagger – Bored Meeting 7”
High Places – Vision’s the First… 7”
Pit Er Pat – High Time Remix 12”
White Hills / The Heads – Collisions V.01
Sunray feat. Sonic Boom 0 Ocean EP
Ponytail - Kamehameha

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Grizzly Bear "Veckatimest" Listening Party

Just a reminder to join us on Monday, May 25th for a sneak peak of Grizzly Bear's new album Veckatimest.

We will be getting underway at 6pm. Pizza & Beer provided. Make sure to mark your calendars.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 5/16/09

Masters Of Reality – Masters Of Reality
The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II
The Pharcyde – Labcabincalifornia
The Pharcyde – Running 7”
V/A - JayDeelicious: 95-98 (The Delicious Vinyl Years)
Chris Darrow – Under My Own Disguise Box Set
Herman Dune – Next Year In Zion
Cornelius – Gum
Don Cavallo – Cryland
Wendy & Lisa – White Flags Of Winter Chimneys
Velvet Cacoon – Genevieve
Velvet Cacoon – Northsuite
Asbestosdeath – Dejection, Unclean
Oren Ambarchi – In The Pendulum’s Embrace
Glorior Belli – Manifesting The Raging Beast
Weedeater – God Luck & Good Speed
Earth – The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull
Lair Of The Minotaur – War Metal Battle Master
SUNN O))) – Domkirke: Live In Bergen Cathedral
The Iceburn Collective – Power Of The Lion
Wolves In The Throne Room – Malevolent Grain
Matt & Kim – Grand
Aceyalone & RJD2 – Magnificent City
Liz Phair – Exile In Guyville
The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing
Black Kids – Partie Traumatic
Earth Wind & Fire – Gratitude
Charlie Mingus – Mingus Ah Um
Johnnie Cash – 16 Biggest Hits
Blue Oyster Cult – Agents Of Fortune
Willie Nelson – Red Headed Stranger
Sam Cooke – One Night Stand: Live At The Harlem Square
Peter Bjorn & John – Living Thing
Peter Bjorn & John – Seaside Rock
Herbie Hancock – Thrust
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
Miles Davis – In A Silent Way
Miles Davis – Sketches Of Spain

The Amateurs In-Store TODAY, 4pm

Join us tonight for a special in-store performance by the Amateurs!

We'll be celebrating the release of their new vinyl ep, If We Dare Win, with an acoustic set in the loft and some Tecate on the floor... both are free, so feel free to drop by! See you at 4pm...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Last Night at Record Club...

We did the following:

- Interrupted the bar to make an announcement about Record Club to 98% cheering and 2% jeering. the 2% got chewed out by 98%

- Neil played an unknown Neil Young bootleg, Side 3 of a 2xLP set. It was recorded in the early 70's and featured "Sugar Mountain", "Don't Let It Bring You Down", and "Love in Mind". The album is white labeled and has my late father's handwriting all over it, which makes it really cool.

- Melissa played the B side of The Doors "The Soft Parade". Melissa talked about how her and her dad would lay on the floor and listen to "The Soft Parade". It totally shaped her love for music and is one of her favorite memories of her Dad.

- Sean S. played the A side of the Self Titled album from The La's. Sean explained that to him it is one of the best pop albums ever made that has never been heard. And even though they were looked over as a one-hit wonder, it's the album cuts that really make this band.

- Sean F. played the A side of the Fugazi's "The Argument". Sean didn't really say much about the record other than he found the record sealed at Heather's house and was excited to open it and play it for it's first time at Record Club.

- Heather played the B Side of Starflyer 59's album "Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice". SF59 is one of Heather's all time favorite bands and has been a huge influence on her songwriting. Her bands; Kissing Cousins and Summer Darling have worked with Frank Lenz and have become friends with Jason Martin, which is like the raddest thing.

- Beth, unbeknownst to what Sean F was playing, also brought Fugazi's "The Argument" (What are the chances of that happening?) and played the B side of the record. Luckily for both of them, they wanted to play the opposite sides. Whew! Conflict averted...

- And swooping in at the nick of time, was Ben who concluded the night with the perfect comedown, Massive Attack's "Mezzanine". The A side helped us fade out from the bar and into a swirling buzz on Sunset.

Thanks to Catherine, Jeff, and Leonel at El Prado for making it all happen. We have already filled up our slots for the next two weeks, so be sure to come out and sign up for a future night. We are really excited about all of this and hope you are too.

'til next week...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Origami Vinyl to Host Record Club, Beginning Tonight at El Prado in Echo Park!!!

Hello Friends!

Starting tonight and continuing every Tuesday hereafter, Origami Vinyl will host Record Club at El Prado in Echo Park. Record Club started as an intimate gathering of friends at their humble abodes in Echo Park and Silverlake, where each person invited (generally around 8) would bring 2 songs to play for everyone. The night would conclude with the host making a mix of all the songs played and handing them out to the participants. We all found it to be such a rewarding experience of new music and social interaction that we wanted to bring it out into the public. The new format is a bit different but just as rewarding and is as follows:

- Each Tuesday, we invite 8 people to sign up to participate in Record Club...It's first come, first serve so get there early!!
- Record Club begins at 9pm roughly and ends around 1am.
- Each person will have a full side of their record played. A side or B side is fine...your choice!
- We like to tweet each contribution and hopefully get a little insight into why people brought each particular record.
- Each participant is rewarded a free beer on us for taking part.

If you would like to participate in future record clubs, please come tonight and we will put you on our list, or visit us at the shop.

Here are the details for Record Club

Origami Vinyl hosts Record Club
Every Tuesday night at 9pm to 1am
@ El Prado 1805 W. Sunset Blvd in Echo Park across the street from Origami Vinyl

Hope to see you tonight!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Say Hi In-Store Performance Wed at 7pm

Heeeeeeeeeyyyyyy People! It's time again for another great in-store presented to you by Origami Vinyl.

This Wednesday, May 13th @ 7pm we bring you Say Hi playing songs from their latest 'Oohs & Aahs' out now on Barsuk.

We will also have Tecates on hand for the parched of mouth.

Alela Diane & her guitar

Alela Diane paid us a visit on Saturday to sing us a set and debut her new pixie cut! Well, it was more the former than the latter but both made a really good impression.

She walked in with her guitar and her dad, and proceeded to fill our small space with music as equally charming as her face. Nothing about Alela Diane seems the least bit unnatural and her voice was so rich and smooth... like a satisfying cup o' joe for my ears. And that'd probably be a nice afternoon decaf - more soothing midday warmth than morning caffeine rush.

Needless to say, she totally made our day and we've got her newly released album, To Be Still, in stock now. Check out Alela's MySpace for a little taste and come see us for your own copy of the freshly brewed afternoon delight!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Alela Diane In-Store Performance Today @ 4PM!!!

Don't forget to come by Origami Vinyl today for a free in-store performance from Rough Trade recording artist Alela Diane!!!

We will have some Tecates if you are thirsty.

New Adds & Restocks 5/8/09

Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Karate - In the Fishtank 12
Dinosaur Jr. - Where You Been
Iron And Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
Mogwai - The Batcat EP
Antony & The Johnsons - Another World
Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat
The Kills – Midnight Boom
The Raveonettes – Lust Lust Lust
The Warlocks – Heavy Deavy Skull Lover
Cass McCombs – Dropping The Writ
Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same
Hayden – Skyscraper National Park
My Morning Jacket – Chocolate
My Morning Jacket – Z
Swell – Whenever You’re Ready
The Starvations – Get Well Soon
V/A – Dynamite With A Laserbeam: Queen As Heard Through The Meatgrinder Of ThreeOneG
Denison Witmer – Carry The Weight
Jaga Jazzist – Animal Chin EP
Lilys – Selected
K.U.K.L. – The Eye
Talkdemonic – Eyes At Half Mast
Eli “Paperboy” Reed – Roll With You
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Bringing It All Back Home – Again

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Adds and Restocks 5/7/09

Minutemen - The Politics of Time
Bad Brains - I Against I
The Stooges - S/T
Husker Du - New Day Rising
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - King & Queen
Otis Redding - Otis Blue
The Sonics - Introducing The Sonics
The Fallen Angels - Who Do You Love 7"
Iggy & The Stooges - Search And Destroy 7"
Minutemen - Paranoid Time 7"
Friendly Fires - S/T
Fucked Up - No Epiphany 7"
Camera Obscura - French Navy 7"
The Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird's Bark
Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years
The Veils - Sun Gangs
Ratatat – Classics
Jay Reatard - Matador Singles '08
Scritti Politti – Early
Shearwater - Palo Santo
The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
The National – Boxer
The National – Alligator
Mogwai - Mr. Beast
Scout Niblett - This Fool Can Die Now
The Pixies - Come on Pilgrim
Weave! - S/T
Voxtrot - S/T
Emiliana Torrini - Me and Armini
Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
Matmos - Supreme Balloon
Lavendar Diamond - Imagine Our Love
It Hugs Back - Inside Your Guitar
Holy Fuck – LP
Micachu – Jewellery
Cat Power - You Are Free
Elvis Perkins in Dearland - S/T
The Cave Singers - Invitations Songs
Alela Diane - To Be Still
Brightblack Morning Light - S/T
Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions
Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
Talking Heads – 77
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
Misfits - Walk Among Us
John Coltrane - Giant Steps 45 RPM 2xLP Set
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
The Black Keys - Magic Potion
Prince - Purple Rain
Eva Cassidy – Songbird
The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
Tom Petty – Wildflowers
Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions The Very Best of
Built to Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Built to Spill - You in Reverse
Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid
The Parlor Mob - And You Were A Crow
Bee Gees – Odessa
The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall 1971
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
The Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly 7"
The Black Keys - Strange Times 7"
Dub Trio - Not Alone (Feat. Mike Patton) 7"
Jeremy Jay – Airwalker 7”
Women – Women
Beat Happening – Jamboree
Beat Happening – Dreamy
Beat Happening – You Turn Me On
Mirah – You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This
Antony & The Johnsons – I Am A Bird
Bobb Trimble – Iron Curtain Innocence
Zero Boys – History Of
Christian Fennesz – June
Stephen O’Malley – Keep An Eye Out
Neptune – Gong Lake
Young Widows – Old Wounds

Alela Diane In-Store Performance This Saturday, May 9th @ 4pm

We are extremely excited to welcome Alela Diane to Origami Vinyl this Saturday, May 9th at 4PM for an intimate acoustic performance in celebration of her new album, "To Be Still" out now on Rough Trade.

To hear more check out Alela's MySpace page.

We'll probably have some Tecates to celebrate with as well!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Adds and Restocks 5/6/09

Hey Y'all! Here are our new adds and restocks for today

Mahikari - S/T
Wooden Shjips – Dos
Son Cubano NYC - Cuban Roots NYC
Radio City - Class of '77
Crocodiles - Summer of Hate
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Tom Waits - Closing Time
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
Can - Tago Mago
Ween - Pure Guava
Kraftwerk - Electric Café
Weezer - Blue Album
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
The Specials - Ghost Town
Jesu – Lifeline
Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
Big Star - #1 Record
Ape School - S/T
Thee Oh Sees – Help
Thunderheist - S/T
Pink Mountain - S/T
Wavves – Wavves (2009)
Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind
Flipper - Album Generic Flipper
Dog Faced Hermans - Mental Blocks For All Ages
V/A - Last Kind Words (Mississippi Records)
Animals and Men - Never Bought Never Sold
Hospitals - Hairdryer Peace
Fleet Foxes – S/T
Guided by Voices - Isolations Drills
Guided by Voices - Surgical Focus 7"
Guided by Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy 7"
Guided By Voices - Do The Collapse
Nirvana – Bleach
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
Dntel - Dumb Luck
The Postal Service - Give Up
Dwarves - Blood Guts & Pussy
No Age - Eraser 7"
No Age – Nouns
No Age - Teen Creeps 7"
Iron And Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle
Iron And Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin
Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time
Murder City Devils - In Name and Blood
Murder City Devils - S/T
The Rapture - Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks
Wolf Parade - Apologies to Queen Mary
Wolf Eyes - Human Animal
Handsome Furs - Plague Park
Low - Drums and Guns
Foals – Antidotes
Obits - I Blame You
Obits - One Cross Apiece 7"
The Dutchess and the Duke - She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke
Rogue Wave - Descended Like Vultures
Nirvana - Sliver 7"

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

See B.S.

Did you catch Origami Vinyl on CBS 2 News tonight? We made our appearance at 6pm this evening... as the "6:15 Spotlight", to be more precise. In case you missed it, here's a totally shameless bootleg version from my point & shoot... until CBS starts allowing embedding from their site, it'll hafta do.

Oh Johnny Mountain, you slay me.

New Releases out today!!!

Check the board for our new releases this week. Actually it was such a huge week for new music, we couldn't fit it all on the board! Here are the ones that aren't on there.

- Sara Watkins "S/T"
- Fleet Foxes "Mykonos" 7"
- Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. "Lord of the Underground"
- Double Dagger "More"
- Jon Mueller "Physical Changes"
- Julie Doiron / Calm Down - Split 7"
- Nomo "Invisible Cities"

And on to the New Release board...

In other "NEWS", Origami Vinyl will be featured on the CBS 6 O'Clock News tonight. Apparently they are doing a whole segment on us and vinyl. CRAZY! Make sure to TiVo it!

There they are across the street from our shop!

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Releases for 5/05/09

Remember people, we put out all our new releases at midnight. We're staying open later for you to get the goodies you want.

Tonight we are putting out new releases from
- St. Vincent - Actor
- Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band - Outer South
- Akron/Family - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free
- Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love
- Mika Miko - We Be Xuxa
- Double Dagger - More
- Tara Jane O'Neil - A Ways Away
- Peaches - I Feel Cream
- Jon Mueller - Physical Changes
- Mastodon - Crack The Skye
- Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
- Alasdair Roberts - Spoils
- Sunburned Hand Of Man - Fire Escape
- Magik Markers - Balf Quarry
- Julie Doiron/Calm Down - Split 7"
- Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - When Sweet Sleep Returns
- Nomo - Invisible Cities

Come and get it!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Adds and Restock in today 5/03/09

Across Tundras – Dark Songs Of The Prairie
Adele – 19
Alex Chilton – Like Flies On Sherbert
Amnesty – Free Your Mind
Andrew Bird – Noble Beast
Angels Of Light – We Are Him
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker 12” Single
Arabian Prince – Innovative Life: The Anthology 1984-1989
Architecture In Helsinki – Places Like This
Beat Happening – Black Candy
Buck 65 – Situation
Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf
Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos
Daft Punk – Discovery
Daft Punk – Homework
Dam Funk - Let's Take Off (Far Away)
Dan Deacon/Adventure – Split 12”
Daniel Lanois – Shine
Department Of Eagles – In Ear Park
Dungen – Tio Bitar
Einsturzende Neubauten – Fuenf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala
Einsturzende Neubauten – Halber Mensch
Einsturzende Neubauten – Haus Der Luege
Fucked Up – Hidden World
High Places – High Places
Hot Chip – Shake A Fist 12” Single
Hot Chip – The Warning
Isis + Aereogramme – In The Fishtank 14
Islands – Return To The Sea
James Brown – Get On The Goodfoot
Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Sahara Swing
Killing Joke – Killing Joke
King Khan & His Shrines – Three Hairs And You’re Mine
Koushik – Nothing’s The Same 7”
Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine
Madlib – Beat Kondukta Vol. 5
Madlib – Beat Kondukta Vol. 6
Mayer Hawthorne & The County – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out
Michael Jackson – Thriller (25th Anniversary Edition)
Mr. Chop – Lightworlds
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation
Serge Gainsbourg – Initials B.B.
Stark Reality – 1969
The Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
The Electric Prunes – Release Of An Oath
The Electric Prunes – Underground
The Heliocentrics – Out There
The Jam – This Is The Modern World
The L.A. Carnival – Would Like To Pose A Question
Various Artist – The Funky 16 Corners

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Parson Red Heads In-Store Today at 3PM

Come join us at 3pm to celebrate The Parson Red Heads new 7" Orangufang. The band will be performing an all acoustic set!

New Adds and Restocks in today 5/01/09

Flipper - Gone Fishin'
Nimrod Workman - I Want to Go Where Things Are Beautiful
Royal Trux - S/T
Silver Mt. Zion - He Has Left Us Alone
Silver Mt. Zion - Horses in the Sky
Tortoise - It's All Around You
Weirdos - Weird World: 1977 – 1981
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
J. Spaceman / Sun City Girls - Mister Lonely
Six Organs of Admittance - Shelter From the Ash
Bill Fay Group - Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow
El-P - Fantastic Damage
Helena Espnall & Masaki Batoh - S/T
Azita - How Will You?
Archers of Loaf - White Trash Heroes
The Faint – Fascination
The Appleseed Cast - Mare Vitalis
The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
Friends Forever – Killball
The Bitter Tears - Jam Tarts in the Jakehouse
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Strange Form of Life
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Ask Forgiveness
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Arise Therefore
Brother JT3 - Jelly Roll Gospel
Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
Deer Tick - War Elephant
Children of the Sixth Root Race - Songs From the Source
Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Baby Dee - Safe Inside The Day
Peter, Bjorn and John - Lving Thing
The Ramones - Live, January 7, 1978 at the Palladium, NYC (Part 1) Picturedisk
Fever Ray - S/T
Lee Ranaldo - Countless Centuries Fled Into the Distance Like So Many Storms
Loose Fur - S/T
Isis - The Red Sea
Pelican - The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw
Low - Songs for a Dead Pilot
Low - Secret Name
Of Montreal - Jon Brion Remix EP
Yoko Ono - Ono With The Flaming Lips, Ono With the Polyphonic Spree
Osorezan – Mimidokodesuka
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - S/T
Matt & Kim – Grand
Of Montreal - Jimmy 7" Picture disk and DVD
Somoeone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin / Puzzle - Split 7"
Elisa Ambrogio & Axolotl - Yankee Psychic Hygine 7"
Archers of Loaf - Mutes in the Steeple 7"
The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction
Monotonix - Body Language
Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic
Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade & Afterlife
David Grubbs - An Optimist Notes the Dusk
Al Green - Lay It Down
Ghost - Snuff Box Immanence
The Iceburn Collective - Power of the Lion
Howling Hex - Earth Junk
Neil Hamburger - America's Funnymean
Abunai! - Two Brothers
Acetate Zero - Somehow About Perfection
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Mirror Man
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Safe As Milk
13th Floor Elevators – Easter Everywhere
Big Star – Third
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Get Ready For Love 7”
The Damned – New Rose 7” (Record Store Day Release)
Flipper – Album Generic Flipper
Grizzly Bear – Knife 7”
Neu! – Neu!
New Order – Temptation 7” (Record Store Day Release)
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Young Adult Friction 7”
Iggy Pop – Sister Midnight
Public Enemy – Rebirth Of A Nation
Rocket From The Crypt – Paint As a Fragrance
Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
Roxy Music – Roxy Music
Royal Trux – Hand Of Glory LP
Russian Circles – Station
The Specials – Ghost Town
Sun Ra – Angels And Demons At Play
Sun Ra – Atlantis
Sun Ra – My Brother The Wind
Sun Ra – Other Planes Of There
Sun Ra – We Travel The Spaceways
Sun Ra – When Sun Comes Out
SUNN O))) – Oracle
TV On The Radio – Dear Science
Vetiver – Vetiver