Friday, October 30, 2009

A buffalo of a deal.

Come to Origami and pre-order the upcoming Avi Buffalo 7" from Sub Pop Records. We will hook you up with a 50% discount on a ticket to their Nov.5th Echo show. You're guaranteed a 7" and you get a ticket for five bucks. C'est Avi, mon ami!

I don't know French.

Look what came in!

Akron/Family- Set ‘em Wild, Set ‘em Free
CANT (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear)/Arthur Russell split 7”
Explosions In the Sky- The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
Flight Of The Conchords - S/T
Psychic Ills- Mirror Eye
Slaraffenland- We’re On Your Side
Volcano Choir – Unmap
Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
The Toxic Avenger - Toxic is Dead
Heavy Trash - Midnight Soul Serenade
Totally Michael - S/T
Datarock – Red
VA - Flying Funk Flying Groove
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
Mew - No More Stories...
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Elliott Smith - Speed Trials 7"
Cymbals Eat Guitars- Why There Are Mountains
Panther- Entropy 12"
The Budos Band- S/T EP
The Brian Jonestown Massacre- The Love EP
The Apples In Stereo- #1 Hits Explosion
The Boy Least Likely To- The Law of the Playground
The Heavy- The House That Dirt Built
The Heavy- How You Like Me Now 12"
Delta 5- Mind Your Own Business 7"
The Shaky Hands- Let It Die
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Elliott Smith- New Moon

Origami Vinyl. Free your mind and the rest will (Buf)falo.

Comedy Night @ Origami Vinyl tonight with Matt Braunger, Matt Dwyer, Steve Agee, Nikki Glaser, Hugh Moore and Mike Burns

So a few weeks back Matt Braunger comes in here cracking jokes right and left. One of them was that he had a new comedy album out on vinyl! Turns out he wasn't joking. So we decided why not have a little comedy show here to promote his new album and laugh at him. He hit up his friends Matt Dwyer, Steve Agee, Nikki Glaser, Hugh Moore and Mike Burns to come down tonight and join him. To sweeten the deal even more, he is bribing us with free beer!

you should really come laugh your ass off tonight at 7pm with us!

Here's Matt Braunger and Matt Dwyer starring in the Broken West's "Perfect Games" video.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tonight at 7 in the Origami Loft: The Antlers

Come see Frenchkiss recording sensation The Antlers perform on the Origami Ledge, TONIGHT, Thursday October 29th at 7pm. Always free, always fun. See you at seven!

Watch the show live via The Rock and Roll Super Show!



Avi Buffalo Pre-order special

This just in: pre-order the new Avi Buffalo (Sub Pop) 7" at Origami Vinyl and receive a 50% discount on a ticket to the 11/3 at The Echo. What a deal!?! And can I say: Congratu-freaking-lations to Avi Buffalo!

New Adds & Restocks 10/29/09

Hey all! Come open the vinyl tap and see all the new colors that come out:

Akron/Family- Set ‘em Wild, Set ‘em Free
Boris- Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Vol.2
Call and Response- s/t
CANT (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear)/Arthur Russell split 7”
Cococoma- Things Are Not Alright
Crime- San Francisco's Still Doomed
Explosions In the Sky- The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
Flight Of The Conchords - S/T
Fuck Buttons- Tarot Sport
Jello Biafra- The Audacity of Hype
Joseph Spence- Bahaman Guitarist (Mississippi Records)
Michael Hurley- Parsnip Snips (Mississippi Records)
Oh Sees/Paul Cary Split 7"
Psychic Ills- Mirror Eye
Slaraffenland- We’re On Your Side
Sparklehorse & Fennesz-In the Fishtank 15
Starfucker- Burnin' Up 7"
Starfucker- s/t
Starfucker- Jupiter
The Appleseed Cast- Two Conversations
The Bats- Don't You Rise 7"
The Mother Hips- Pacific Dust
The Mother Hips- Red Tandy 7"
The Mother Hips- The Bees 7”
The Sight Below- Murmur EP
The Spits- Fourth Self-Titled Album
Tropa Macaca- Sensacao Do Principio
Various Artists- Dirty French Psychedelics
Various Artists- Mortika (Mississippi Records)
Volcano Choir - Unmap
Yoga- Megafauna

And also: The Antlers live on the Ledge (that's in our store) tonight at 7pm! Free dollars!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Timber Timbre (Arts & Crafts) In-Store Performance Tonight at 7pm!

Did you catch Timber Timbre's performance this morning on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic this morning? Oh man it was sooo good. If you heard it and want to see it live you HAVE to come tonight. He is playing a sold out show tomorrow so this may be your only other chance. AND it's free!

Wednesday, Oct. 28th
Timber Timbre @ Origami Vinyl
Starts @ 7pm

Here is a taste if you aren't familiar with the music

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Adds & Restock for 10/27

Between Dischord & all of the local bands dropping off their stuff it's a DIY feast in here.

Come and get it!!!

Fugazi – 3 Songs 7”
Fugazi – 7 Songs
Fugazi – End Hits
Fugazi – Margin Walker
Fugazi – Red Medicine
Fugazi – Steady Diet Of Nothing
Fugazi – The Argument
Jubilee – In With The Out Crowd 7”
Jubilee – Rebel Hiss 7” (Ltd. Tour Single)
Languis – Unithematic
Michael Nhat – S/T
Minor Threat – First Demo Tape 7”
Minor Threat – Out Of Step
Minor Threat – Salad Days 7”
Psychic Powers – You Can't Hide Your Love Forever 4 7"
Q And Not U – Different Damage
Q And Not U – No Kill No Beep Beep
The Nation Of Ulysses – 13-Point Program To Destroy America

Also, while we have them, if you grab a copy of the Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack you will receive a free Karen O & The Kids - All Is Love 7" single. We love Carol.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Midnight is for lovers...Vinyl Lovers!!!

You know what time it is...NEW RELEASE TIME.

All you little Origami boys and Origami girls can come by at midnight to snatch up all these wonderful goodies:

Glass Ghost - Idol Omen

Old Canes - Feral Harmonic (Chris Crisci from Appleseed Cast)

Barzin - Notes To An Absent Lover

Broadcast & The Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age

I'll be here...where will you be?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dear readers, Origami people.

Here is a video recap of our latest in-stores:

The Builders & The Butchers


Make sure you are stop by this week for:
-Timber Timbre this Wednesday at 7pm,
-The Antlers the following day (Thursday) at 7pm,
-and a very special Origami Comedy night with Matt Braunger and special guests to be announced shortly.


7 and 7 is...

A Love song! Thank you Ashley from Jaxart for dropping off Henry Clay People 7-inches! This is one of the best local bands in my opinion, and they put on a great live show. So get familiar with these tunes, and also check out their as-yet CD-only full-length "For Cheap or For Free." And next time they play I will see you there!


Henry Clay People "Working Part Time" 7"

David Bazan (Pedro the Lion) put out a cool 7-inch with classic covers on it. This is that euphoric Dylan tune featured in "The Big Lebowski." Tasty like hyena.

David Bazan "The Man In Me" b/w "Hallelujah" 7"

Also, did you know that Grizzly Bear put out a 7" featuring Michael McDonald? Yep, he's on the B-side singing "While You Wait For the Others." You know what's even weirder? It's awesome. We have that too, so think about it.

Have a great rest 'o the weekend.



Saturday, October 24, 2009

In-store mania

Big thanks to local frantic-rockers WEAVE! for heating up our loft with their music. Peep the right side of our blog for a list of upcoming in-stores- come down, hang out with your friendly neighborhood record geeks, and catch some acts! You've got plenty of chances next week!

See you then.

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Adds & Restocks, 10/23/09

Alongside this unseasonable heatwave is a FUNseasonal BEATwave. You don't need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind blows- it makes its groovy way clockwise, just like a record, to Origami Vinyl, where the weather is sunny with a chance of awesome showers. Weatherman Sam here, to give you your daily forecast.

Hot Chip - Coming On Strong
Alice Coltrane – Eternity
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine
Afro Baby- The Evolution of the Afro-Sound in Nigeria 1970-1979
Simone White – Yakimo
VA - Dublab Presents Freeways
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Clear Spot
Captain Beefheart - The Spotlight Kid
VA - Fight On, Your Time Ain't Long (Mississippi)
Sin Fang Bous – Clangour
ESG - Keep on Moving
Nicky Siano's Legendary THE GALLERY- The Original New York Disco 1973-77
Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda
Alice Coltrane - Huntington Ashram Monastery
Arthur Russell - The World of Arthur Russell
The Field - Yesterday and Today
VA - Jamaica Funk: Original Jamaican Funk and Soul 45s
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off
VA - Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-75 Vol 1
Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-75 Vol 2
The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love
Jack Penate - Everything Is New
Jonsi & Alex - Riceboy Sleeps
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura
Girls – Album
Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie
Mission Of Burma - Vs. (The Definitive Edition)
The XX – XX
Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy
Spiral Stairs - The Real Feel
Elvis Perkins in Dearland - The Doomsday EP
Yacht- See Mystery Lights
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher Than The Stars 12" EP
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher Than the Stars 7"
Brightblack Morning Light / Lungfish - Split 7"
Oren Ambarchi / Lasse Marhaug - Split 7"
Dam Funk - It's My Life 7"
Fergus & Geronimo - Harder Than It's Ever Been 7"
Sarandon / The Membranes - Split 7"
Wipers - Youth of America (Limited Reissue)
The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Moon Duo - Love on the Sea
Dan Melchior's Broke Revue - 'O Clouds Unfold!
The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials
Cold Cave – Cremations
The Broke Revue (Dan Melchior) - Oldtime-Futureshock
Factums – Flowers
Boston Spaceships - Zero to 99

The weather's always changing- come bask in it while we still have it! Back to you, Rod.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Adds (Nadds?) for Oct.22nd

Never fear, blog-o-sphere! Origami is here to make sure the latest turntable gear reaches your ear. He- uh...THIS is what's new to our store:

Andrew Bird- Bowl of Fire- The Swimming Hour double LP

Dark Meat- Truce Opium

Excepter- Black Beach

Exene Cervenka- Somewhere Gone

Graham Nash- Songs for Beginners

Islands- Vapours

Imaad Wasif- The Voidist

Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard- One Fast Move Or I'm Gone soundtrack

Jay-Z- The Blueprint 3

Rain Machine- s/t

Tickley Feather- Hors D’oeuvres

Come get the latest jams at Origami.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Adds & Restocks for 10/21

Hey Y'all. Got a lot of fine records hitting the shelves today. check 'er out...

Alasdair Roberts - The Wyrd Meme
Bachelorette - Do The Circuit 7"
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Stay 7"
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master And Everyone
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - The Letting Go
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney – Superwolf
Boredoms - Super Roots 10
Built To Spill - There Is No Enemy
CocoRosie - The Adventures Of Ghosthorse And Stillborn
Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters
Dinosaur Jr. - Green Mind
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Echo And The Bunnymen - Crocodiles
Espers – III
Eternal Tapestry - Palace Of The Night Skies (Limited to 730/numbered)
Floating Action - S/T
Floating Action / Dr. Dog - Split 7”
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Gary War - Horribles Parade
Heavy Winged - Alive in my Mouth (Limited to 647 copies/Numbered)
Jason Urick - Husbands
Joy Division - Still (Limited Edition)
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
MIJ aka Jim Holmberg - Yodeling Astrologer
Moon Duo - Killing Time EP
Mountains - Etching
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
OOIOO - Armonico Hewa
Pisces - A Lovely Sight
Pontiak - Sea Voids
Roy Orbison - The All-Time Greatest Hits
Slaraffenland - We're On Your Side
Slint – Spiderland
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon - Girls Can Tell
Thank You - Pathetic Magic 12" EP
The Growlers – Are You In Or Out?
The Journal Of Popular Noise Vol. 1 – Issues 10-12: Climax Golden Twins / Pwrfl Power / Linda & Ron’s Dad
The Journal Of Popular Noise Vol. 1 – Issues 13-15: Andrew WK / Walker & Cantrell / Felt Letters (Letterpress & Zine edidtions)
The Journal Of Popular Noise Vol. 1 – Issues 4-6: Teflon Don / Copy / Pontius Pilots
The Journal Of Popular Noise Vol. 1 – Issues 7-9: Past Lives / Bora Yoon + Ben Frost / Na + Junko
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Tortoise - Beacons Of Ancestorship
Tool – Undertow
Will Oldham aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Arise Therefore

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Releases Out at Midnight Tonight! plus new adds and restocks...

Check Out all the goodies out tonight at midnight tonight!

Atlas Sound "Logos" (Comes with Free Poster)

Sufjan Stevens "The BQE" (Limited Edition includes 32 page photo booklet, Road Trip liner notes by Sufjan, Original Super Teenage Hooper Heroes Comic Book, FLAC download of entire album)

Leonard Cohen "Live at the Isle of Wight 1970"

The Black Heart Procession "Six" (Delixe Edition includes Vinyl Etching)

White Denim "Fits" (Double Vinyl package includes bonus LP of their album "Exposion + Download of album"

El Perro Del Mar "Love is not Pop" (Includes MP3 download of album + bonus remix)

The Nerves "Live!" (Limited Edition of 500 Pink Vinyl)
Richard Youngs "Under Stellar Stream" (Includes free download of album)
Majuere "Time Span"(Includes free download of album)
Akron/Family "River" b/w "Morning on Michigan Avenue (Thinking of Old Friends)" 7"
Old Lights "Every Night Begins The Same" (handmade jacket limited to 100)
Lissy Trullie "Self-Taught Learner" (Includes free download of album)

+ Check out these new adds and restocks!
Atlas Sound "Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel"
Bipolar Bear/Talbot Tagora Split 10"
Deerhunter "Cyrptograms"
El Perro Del Mar "From The Valley To The Stars"
El Perro Del Mar "How Did We Forget?" 7”
Expo 70/Rahdunes - Split 12"
Flexions "Leisure Time"
Nerve City "I Fucked Death" 10"
Pink Noise "Graffiti Youth"
Red Maids "Andalucia"
Spectrum "War Sucks"
The Stone Roses "Fools Gold" 7”
The Stone Roses "One Love" 7”
The Stone Roses "She Bangs The Drum" 7”
Vashti Bunyan "Just Another Diamond Day"
Vashti Bunyan "Lookaftering"
White Shit "White Shi'ite" 10"

Sunday, October 18, 2009


It looks like we had some problems with the audio in our stream of the Builders & The Butchers show today. Sorry we didn't catch that sooner BUT we did record the whole thing and it was AWESOME!! So check back with us in a few to see the video complete with audio!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Builders and the Butchers In-Store Performance in the Origami Loft, Tomorrow at 3pm!

Portland, Oregon's The Builders and The Butchers will be gracing the Origami Loft at 3pm Sunday. The band, currently on tour with Brand New, and playing the Palladium tonight and tomorrow night, will be doing a special intimate stripped-down set. PLUS You will be able to watch from home if you can't make it. Just go to here at 3pm.

If you want to get a taste of their freakish ways, check this out:

the builders and the butchers: in california from The Builders & The Butchers on Vimeo.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dirty Projectors Tickets for Halloween Now On Sale at Origami + Today's New Adds & Restocks

Origami Vinyl now has tickets to the Dirty Projector's Halloween Show at Jensen's Rec Center in Echo Park! Tickets are $20 + a $2 per ticket service charge. These guys are going quick! Sean, Neil and Sam all have this album in their top 10 albums of the year, which means you'll probably see us there!

We also got some great new restocks and adds today, check 'em out below.

Abe Vigoda – Reviver
Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
Beat Happening - Black Candy
Beat Happening – Jamboree
Beat Happening - You Turn Me On
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
Foreign Born - Person To Person
Lightning Dust - Infinite Dust
Mum – Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy
Nesey Gallons - Eyes & Eyes & Eyes Ago
Nurses - Apple's Acre
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Songs From Lonely Avenue
We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

Want Kurt Vile tickets??

Starting today if you purchase Kurt Vile's new album "Childish Prodigy" from Origami Vinyl you will receive a guest spot +1 for his show on October 23rd at Spaceland.

This is what it looks like...

and this is what it sounds like...AWESOMENESS!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Adds & Restock for 10/14

A Tribe Called Quest - Hits, Rarities & Remixes
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
A Tribe Called Quest - The Anthology
A.A. Bondy - American Hearts
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Bipolar Bear - Harlem Pripyat (Limited to 500)
Black Flag - My War
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Brendan Benson - My Old Familiar Friend
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk
Charlie Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
Chocolate Watch Band - No Way Out
Chrome - Alien Soundtracks
Dan Deacon – Bromst
Dodos – Visiter
Dungen – 4
Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
Easy Star All-Stars – Radiodread
Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic
Foot Village/60 Watt Kid - Split 7"
Gossip - Music For Men
Johnny Cash - 16 Biggest Hits
Leonard Cohen - New Skin For The Old Ceremony
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen
Love - Forever Changes
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain
Modest Mouse - No One's First, And You're Next
Monsters of Folk - S/T
Outkast – Aquemini
Outkast – ATLiens
Outkast – Stankonia
Rodrigo y Gabriela - S/T
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Spirit - Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus
SUNN O))) - Domkirke: Live In Bergen Cathedral
Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary
Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2 (Pink)
The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
The Black Keys - Chulahoma (The Songs Of Junior Kimbrough)
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
The Clash - London Calling
The Incredible String Band - The Hangmans Beautiful Daughter
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
The Sonics - Introducing The Sonics
The Stone Roses - S/T
The Stooges - S/T
The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth
The Strokes - Is This It?
The Strokes - Room On Fire
The Vaselines - Enter the Vaselines
Tool – Lateralus
Townes Van Zandt - Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Tx
V/A - Conquer The World: The Lost Soul Of Philadelphia International Records
V/A – We’re Gonna Change The World: The 60‘s Chicago Garage Sound of Quill Productions
Wax Tailor - In The Mood For Life
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
Wolf Parade - Apologies To Queen Mary
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
Wolf Parade - Shine A Light
Yim Yames - Tribute To...
Young Prisms - S/T (Limited to 500)

It's a very, merry unbirthday to YOU!

Re-Air: John Carpenter LIVE in the Origami Loft

For those who missed it here is a "re-air" of John Carpenters set at Origami. Why you may ask? Because it was hella awesome!!

Origami Boys, Sean and Neil, DJing Tonight at N I T E C L U B @ Verdugo Bar

Come kick it with us at the Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park (y'know that small little spot between Echo Park and Eagle Rock) where Sean and I are gonna trainwreck the shit out of it tonight. We will be rocking the spot from 11pm on. Verdugo is also famous for having one of the best beer selections in town. And we love beer! Sound like a good night to you? It does to us!

N I T E C L U B is a bi-weekly night our friends John and Steve Harrington throw. You should check out these kids art too.

Here's the deets:
N I T E C L U B @ Verdugo Bar
9pm - 2am (Sean and Neil @ 11pm)
3408 Verdugo Rd.
LA, Ca 90065

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Road Report 2: NYC mayhem

I just wanted to give this little post a big movie title:) Greetings again from New York! Last week we (the Parson Red Heads) left cozy Echo Park for our first east coast tour. After playing New Jersey with Roadside Graves and getting our first taste of NYC, the tour continued with more shows and exploration in the big city.

After Googie's lounge on Monday we took the train to Central Park and walked about, visiting the ever-powerful, emotionally evocative John Lennon "Imagine" tribute. It was tasteful, you know? We dug it. That evening we made our way to Park Slope and found Union Hall, where we were treated so well! What an accommodating venue- a cozy fireplace and bookcases, great food and drinks, and an excellent music hall. We opened for the kindest bands in Brooklyn- Hymns and Ladybug Transistor- which were both a pleasure to watch performing to the home crowd. After the show we hung out with a man named Jessie, whose dad was in The Raspberries. Neat! And Adrian Grenier, the star of Entourage, bought our cds. He was a nice guy. After the show was another subway ride (we all like the subway!) back to Harlem, to our friend Jeremy's apartment. And, instead of going straight to bed and fighting jet lag, we put on Starship Troopers. Oh, baby!

Well! Today it's more exploration! We're going to record stores today, and getting some of those famous New York bagels. We're playing a special 7pm set tonight at Arlene's Grocery, and tomorrow at Northern Kingdom with Brittain Ashford. Come get a glass of wine and enjoy the mellow, harmony-laden folkery! And if you're feeling adventuresome come to Philadelphia on Friday- we're playing with east coast greats: The Roadside Graves and Cotton Jones, at the M Room. See you there, yeah?

ps- pictures will be posted on this blog when I get to a super-computer, or when I find someone to help me with that. I'm no techno-ace! But we have some good ones, and movies too!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

JUST CONFIRMED: The Antlers in-store performance @ 7pm on Thursday, October 29th

That's right!!! The Antlers from Brooklyn are coming to Origami for a special stripped-down set @ 7pm Thursday, October 29th!!

Big thanks to Jess Phelps @ The Orchard and Paul @ Frenchkiss for making this all happen.

Check out The Antlers on MySpace

I AM that man!!!

Yes, it's true. I am making a special transmission from a galaxy far, far away, known as... New York City! Harlem, to be exact. And this galaxy rules!

As I previously mentioned, I play in a rock and roll outfit called The Parson Red Heads. You can peep that ice here ( We are on our first east coast tour and I am here to keep any Red Heads Heads and/or Origamites updated on our adventures.

We've been playing shows with our good friends The Roadside Graves, an excellent band from these parts. We played their hometown's local indie bookstore, The Raconteur- what a great, relaxing evening! Many familiar faces as well as friendly new ones, all chilling out with a beer and enjoying the (mostly) acoustic show. The performance was followed by a party down the street at Graves drummer Colin's place. Rowdy singalongs on the upright piano, fiddle, guitars, etc. were so much fun (thanks, Jeremy!). We drank, sang, and made merriment until late into the night, and...ended up watching Teen Wolf. The perfect night-cap!

We've played a couple shows in New York now, one at Lit Lounge and last night at Googie's. Both have been excellent! Our folky local friend Linda Draper played the show with us last night- she is so talented and kind! Our set was another mellow one, which is common if you're performing as a three piece acoustic/electric act:) We just had wine glasses on a little stool by the microphones, played our harmony-driven songs for a few friends, and had a lovely time. After us a few more people showed up (looking a bit like the cast of Rent), and Grace McClean took the stage. You'll have to look her up- I'm not sure I have the words to describe such a...unique performer!

The next couple days will be spent in Brooklyn and the surrounding area. Tonight we get to play Union Hall with Hymns and Ladybug Transistor! We are looking forward to it. Before the show we're going to go explore with our city-savvy friends. Record shops, vegan diners, central parks, and the spirit of New York!


Sam,, Brette, Evan

Ps- I took lots of pictures! And they're on their way. I also have video of Roadside Graves playing in the bookstore! I'm going to try and post that in the next couple days, when I bring the necessary cables up to the apartment we're staying in. Wow! People shouting really hard at each other! Harlem is intense! Oh that reminds me: once in awhile people totally peg us for west coasters:)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Have you seen this man?

We are asking for any information on the whereabouts of this man......because we miss him.

Send all photos & newspaper clippings to
sean or neil

TONIGHT: Sole & The Skyrider Band present "Plastique"

A reminder:

Tonight we will be having a listening party for the amazing new album from Sole & The Skyrider Band entitled Plastique.

Here's the cover. You'll probably want to snatch this up for that alone.The listening starts at 7pm and pizza & beer will be provided + a special giveaway!

See you here!

Night time is the right time...for new records!

Well it's going to be a mellow Tuesday as compared to the last few weeks but we've still got some goodies.

Out at midnight tonight we have for you:
Grant-Lee Phillips - Little Moon
The Raincoats - S/T (Reissue of their 1979 debut)
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster
Sole & The Skyrider Band - Plastique

So, my advice for tonight is go to The Echo and witness the wonderful Correatown on the second night of their residency along with Square On Square and Summer Darling.

Then come over at midnight and rock it Origami style!

Stay warm.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

John Carpenter is our first streaming instore!

Check out the video of John Carpenter live in the Origami Loft. You can see it here on The Rock n Roll Super Show - John Carpenter. It's super bitchin'. Watch out for this guy. He's taking over the town.

Stay tuned for a redux edition to be posted very soon.

Thanks again to both Danny at The Rock n Roll Super Show & John Carpenter and friends for an amazing night.

Best Wishes,
Neil, Sean & Sam

John Carpenter (Mexican Summer) In-Store Performance Tonight @ 6pm!!!

The Golden-Throated John Carpenter is now Los Angeles' nightclub rock n' roll and will be appearing in the Origami Loft Tonight @ 6pm. We got some Free Tecate to make it even sweeter!

Be sure to pick up his limited edition 7" on Mexican Summer as well!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Tonight @ the Origami Vinyl Loft...GOSPEL GOSSIP!!!

We are very excited to announce Gospel Gossip from Minnesota @ 7pm tonight! We will also have some free Tecate for those of age...

Here's what peeps have been saying!

Pitchfork Media
"certainly flawed"

Redefine Magazine
"Sing Into My Mouth is full of whimsical bridges that burst into a dancing climax. This album will keep you on your feet or, at the very least, will keep you smiling. The band is so in sync that the album seems flawless."

Space City Rock
"It's a total absence of regard for boundaries but still very defined in what it is. That's the overall feeling of Sing Into My Mouth, that it defies its own shoegazer label to be something that can be truly awesome"

Bitch Magazine
"It's fuzzy, pretty, and uberrhythmic—that midtempo, incredibly danceable pop that Fugazi and Nation of Ulysses popularized in Washington D.C., in the early '90s. Lead singer Sarah Nienaber does a remarkable job evoking her forebears."

Mustang Daily
"Listening to Gospel Gossip is like finding a 20 in the wash. Actually, scratch that - it's like finding a kilo of Columbian non-dairy creamer in the wash."

The Big Takeover
"Sarah Nienaber's vocals are somewhere between a Mazzy Star delicacy and a Siouxsie Sioux sexuality. Now picture those vocals floating on a mix of goth wave tribal roll and No Wave noise distortion, but tied together in a melodic-pop picnic basket. It's hard to think of anything that's more fun to listen to right now."

City Pages - Best New Band
"Drawing on old-soul pop awareness they must have accrued in their past lives, these wunderkinds have made a high-wattage debut that harkens to the finer, headier days when brainiacs like the Velvet Underground and New Order were called party music."

Reveille Magazine
"Most great albums require multiple spins in order to truly grasp the scope of where they're going. Gospel Gossip’s debut, Sing Into My Mouth is no exception. Its 13 tracks range from well-developed songs to short Casio-keyboard drumbeat ditties to gritty, distortion-based instrumentals. Ultimately, the 45 minutes of shoegaze fuzz from these Northfield-based musicians is filled with promise."

City Pages - Gospel Gossip Interstate Transport and Shoegaze, Ltd.
"Sing into My Mouth is an auspicious debut, a record that feels like a harbinger of bigger, hairier, more sprawling albums to come, and thus a record that future fans can hold up as the beginning of something brilliant, should it work out that way."

Star Tribune
"...the quartet has become yet another band of shockingly young newcomers playing refreshingly ageless rock music..."

"But one can clearly tell from the life and energy bursting from these tracks that Sing Into My Mouth is anything but complacent. These songs start off in a simple fashion and then slowly, steadily, they add more parts and melodies until the inevitable anthemic climax. By that point, whether it's the build-up to synth lines in "Revolution In Physics" and "Wind" or the jangly coda of "Shadows Are Bent", one feels as if they, with the band, are engaging in what alcoholic musicians might call a sonic moment of clarity."

Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros Tix on-sale @ Origami!

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros totally just hooked US and YOU up!

They are running a sweet little deal here at Origami that allows you guys to pick up tickets to their December 14th show at the Mayan without having to pay a SERVICE CHARGE.

AND to sweeten it even more, if you buy the new LP at Origami + buy a ticket you will receieve a rad, numbered, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros print (Pictured Below)

We have a very small amount of tickets so come get em quick!

Here are the details:
December 14th, 2009
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
8pm @ The Mayan - 1044 S Hill in downtown Los Angeles

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vampire Weekend Tickets On-Sale at Origami, Friday @ Noon!

Oh Damn! Origami Vinyl has a limited amount of tickets available for Vampire Weekends' November 14th show @ the V.F.W. Hall in Lomita presented by FYF Fest. This is their only LA Show!!! The tickets are $22 and will go fast, so get 'em while you can.

Also on-sale tomorrow:

Dan Deacon + Nuclear Power Plants @ The Eagle Rock Center For Arts
October 16th. 8pm. Presented by FYF Fest.
Tickets are $12

Horse the Band @ The Eagle Rock Center For Arts
October 17th. 8pm. Presented by FYF Fest.
Tickets are $12

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Parson Red Heads tour blog

Hey Origamites!

Sam here. In addition to working for this fine store, I play in a local band called The Parson Red Heads. Here is a somewhat silly picture of us:

Tomorrow we go not-so-local...we are leaving to tour the east coast for two weeks! I've been invited to keep a tour blog on ye ole Origami blog, in order that I may keep in touch with my friends and neighborhood, and to share any interesting stories that may transpire out on the road of rock and roll.

Well, more folk, actually. This tour's a three-piece edition of the Parsons- I'm playing guitar and singing, so is Evan, and Evan's wife and drummer extraordinaire Brette is playing percussion and adding harmonies. It's quite a different sound than the normal show, but I am happy we get to tour this way because I think this line-up really warrants its own showcasing. The harmonies are really brought to the fore and we get to show a softer side of the music and still have a lot of (quieter) fun. And away we go!

Our send off show was last night. We had the privilege of opening for Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 at Spaceland! His bandmates were stellar players and great human beings (including Peter Buck on guitar!). I even jumped onstage with them, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings for the Soft Boys classic "I Wanna Destroy You" and played tambourine! What a moment!

Tomorrow we are flying to Newark and beginning the official adventure. Please wish us safe travels, and I will type to you soon.

Take care, give care,


Tuesday, October 6, 2009


So much good stuff came out today! And we just got a bunch more in for ya.

Here goes nothin'!

Atlas Sound - Ill Be Your Mirror 7" (Pink vinyl w Hand Made Canvas Sleeve)
Atlas Sound - Requiem For All The Lonely Teenagers with Passed Out Moms (Orange Vinyl w Hand Made Canvas Sleeve)
Boris - 8 7" (Southern Lord)
Carbonas – S/T
De Kift – Krankenhaus (Ltd to 1000)
De Kift - S/T 7" (Mississippi)
De Kift – Yverzucht (Mississippi)
Death Cab For Cutie – Something About Airplanes (Reissue)
Eyedea & Abilities – By The Throat
Ganglians - Blood on the Sand 7"
Jim O’Rourke – The Visitor
Neko Case – Canadian Amp
Nurse with Wound - The Bacteria Magnet (One of a Kind Ltd Picture Disc)
Om – God Is Good
The Fresh & Onlys - Grey-Eyed Girls
The Fresh and Onlys - Laughter is Contagious 7"
Thee Oh Sees – Dog Poison
Unrest - Imperial f.f.r.r.
We Break Cameras - S/T EP

Can – Ege Bamyasi
Can – Out Of Reach
Can – Soundtracks
Dan Deacon/Adventure – Split 12”
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below
My Bloody Valentine – Before Loveless
Radiohead - …Before Computers
The Gun Club – Death Party
The Gun Club – Fire Of Love

Here's an idea...come down and snag one of these awesome new releases then bring it across the street for record club. Hmm?

Maybe we'll see you later.

You Bring 'Em, We Play 'Em...7" Night at Record Club TONIGHT!

That's right folks, It's the 1st Tuesday of the month, which means it is 7" night!! Always the most interesting and chaotic of the Record Club nights, 7" night is an open mic sort of deal, where you bring a stack of 45s and tell us what to play. So bring a handful and have some beers with us, k?

If you aren't already a friend of ours on Twitter, please start following us @OrigamiVinyl. We blurb about each record we play, who's picked it and why in real time! It's a fun little in-the-know treat, while you drink at the bar or watch from home!

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.

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

Monday, October 5, 2009

Midnight is making moves (New Releases at MIDNIGHT)

Well, I hate to start out an a bad note but we’ve got a little bit of bad news…the new Built To Spill record has been postponed until next week so check back with us then for your BTS needs.

And now for the good news! Here’s what we did get and boy is there a lot...and it's all out at MIDNIGHT!!!

New Releases:
Alela Diane Featuring Alina Hardin – Alela & Alina
Ancestors – Of Sound Mind
Blitzen Trapper – Black River Killer
Califone – All My Friends Are Funeral Sin
Hunx & His Punx – Gay Singles
John Vanderslice – Too Much Time 7”
Karl Blau – Zebra
Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
Lake – Let’s Build A Roof
Lou Barlow – Goodnight Unknown
Lucero – 1372 Overton Park
Mission Of Burma – The Sound The Speed The Light
Music Go Music – Expressions
New Order – Brotherhood
New Order – Low Life
New Order – Movement
New Order – Power, Corruption & Lies
New Order – Technique
No Age – Losing Feeling EP
Orenda Fink – Ask The Night
Osso (Sufjan Stevens) – Run Rabbit Run
Plants & Animals – Parc Avenue
The Clientele – Bonfires On The Heath
The Dutchess & The Duke – Sunset/Sunrise
The Growlers – Are You In Or Out?
The Jesus Lizard – Down (Deluxe Reissue)
The Jesus Lizard – Goat (Deluxe Reissue)
The Jesus Lizard – Head (Deluxe Reissue)
The Jesus Lizard – Liar (Deluxe Reissue)
The Jesus Lizard – Pure (Deluxe Reissue)
The Mountain Goats – The Life Of The World To Come
The Spinto Band – Slim & Slender EP
Three Mile Pilot – Planets 7”
Toro Y Moi – Blessa/109 7”
Various Artist – Dublab Presents: Echo Expansion

And lots of restocks:
Al Green – Call Me
Big Star - #1 Record
Big Star – Radio City
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Tell 'Em What Your Name Is!
Bob Marley - Catch A Fire (180g Reissue)
Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady
Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso (A Little More Blue)
Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos
Curtis Mayfield – Super Fly
Daniel Johnston - Artistic Vice and 1990
Daniel Johnston – Fear Yourself
Daniel Johnston – Lost & Found
Daniel Johnston - Yip Jump Music
De La Soul – …Is Dead
Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis
Elliott Smith – Figure 8
Elliott Smith – XO
Fairport Convention – What We Did On Our Holidays
Faust – So Far
Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop
Funkadelic – Free Your Mind…And Your Ass Will Follow
Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (Reissue)
James Brown - In the Jungle Groove (180g Reissue)
M.I.A. – Kala
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
John Coltrane Quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison & Elvin Jones – Ballads
Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do
Moondog – Moondog
Moondog – More Moondog
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades (180g Reissue)
My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
Nina Simone – The Amazing Nina Simone
Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart
Portishead - The Rip 12” Etching
Red House Painters – Songs For A Blue Guitar
Sam Cooke – Peace In The Valley
Scott Walker – Scott 4
Serge Gainsbourg – Aux Armes Et Caetera
Stevie Wonder – Talking Book
Television – Marquee Moon
Television Personalities – And Don’t The Kids Just Love It
The Cure – Seventeen Seconds
The Cure – Three Imaginary Boys
The Damned – Neat Neat Neat
The Damned – New Rose 7”
The Electric Prunes – Mass In F Minor
The Electric Prunes – S/T
The Fall – Rough Trade Singles
The Flaming Lips – In A Priest Driven Ambulance
The Modern Lovers – S/T
The Presets - Are You The One?
The Ramones – Rocket To Russia
The Roots - Game Theory
The Roots - Rising Down
The Velvet Underground – S/T
The Velvet Underground – VU
The Velvet Underground – White Light, White Heat
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombone
Toots and the Maytals - Funky Kingston (180g Reissue)
Tropicalia – Ou Panis Et Circences
V/A - Pulp Fiction Soundtrack (180g Reissue)
Various Artists – No New York
Ween – Chocolate And Cheese
Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Hey all! Josh from Zoo Music just stopped by with their latest release the "Minus Touch" EP from Woven Bones.
Only 500 of these puppies made.
And stay tuned for their next release from Reading Rainbow!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Half-Birthday Origami Vinyl!!

Today is our 6 month anniversary people!Wow 6 months already! We would like to say thanks to everyone who has supported us these past months and in order to show our appreciation everyone who comes by today will enjoy a free Tecate (age appropriate) and receive 10% off all purchases.

Here's to many more!!

With much love,
Neil, Sean & Sam

Friday, October 2, 2009

New York Dolls 7" & new adds & restocks

We've got what you want...and today it is here in the form of The New York Dolls "Trash" 7". This a limited edition Vinyl Saturday release and we've got two so they're probably going to go quickly. Just a word of warning. They will be out at midnight.

Also released today is David Bazan's new album "Curse Your Branches"

And here's what we've restocked

Anti-Pop Consortium - Fluorescent Black
Beck - Modern Guilt
Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
Flying Lotus – Los Angeles
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Howlies - Trippin' with Howlies
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
M.I.A. – Arular
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (reissue)
Metallica - Kill 'Em All
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Live at the Fillmore East March 6 & 7, 1970
Oasis - Be Here Now
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight
Ryan Adams – Gold
Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio
The Entrance Band - S/T
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Wilco - A.M.
Wilco – Summerteeth

"Best New Back-To-The Future Vinyl Record Store" according to LA Weekly

LA Weekly has just put out their annual Best of LA issue and Origami made the cut! Man we are just overjoyed that they think so highly of our little shop. Here's what they had to say...

"It kind of boggles (and tickles) the mind that in the tech-infected 21st century there would exist this category. Seems like only yesterday the major record labels conspired to destroy the LP in order to profit off of the more lucrati— er, better sounding, compact disc. So, as vinyl enthusiasts, it is with great joy (and irony) that we celebrate the best new vinyl store in L.A., Origami on Sunset, as we dance on the grave of the CD. Yes, there are still more Starbucks outlets in Westwood than there are fresh vinyl record stores in the metropolitan area, but the gems that have sprouted — and remain — are thrilling. Freak Beat in the Valley, Vacation in East Hollywood, Territory BBQ & Records, Fingerprints in Long Beach, the jumbo and all-consuming Amoeba in Hollywood, and Origami in Echo Park are the music lover's equivalent of an antiquarian bookstore. A tiny shop just down the street from the Time Travel Mart, Origami's about the size of Amoeba's entryway, with a selection the size of Amoeba's soundtrack section. But within those racks are rows and rows of new LPs from around the world and across time. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's oeuvre sits near German proto-punks Can, alongside new squares from Mika Miko, HEALTH, Silversun Pickups and Rainbow Arabia. A little bookshelf contains the week's flyer population, cellophaned LPs line the walls, each a nice-sized work of art. When it comes to vinyl shops, it turns out, bigger isn't always better."

Thanks Guys!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Adds & Restocks, 10/1/09

Boo! We got so many new's spooky. Throw on a ghoulish rendition of Grizzly Bear's latest, featuring ghost vocals by Michael McDonald. Frighteningly good! Reach into the cryptic vaults of the Dirty Projectors back catalog, and get to know these Brooklyn banshees better. Haunt your house with hair-raising jams from Origami.

Born Ruffians – Red Yellow & Blue

Grizzly Bear - While You Wait for the Others (Feat. Michael McDonald) 7"

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - This is Why You Love Me EP

Volcano Choir – Unmap

Castanets – Texas Rose, The Thaw, & The Beasts

Akron Family – Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free

Explosions in the Sky – Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die…

Dirty Projectors – Rise Above

Bon Iver –For Emma, Forever Ago

Sufjan Stevens – Michigan

Health – Get Color

Explosions in the Sky – All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone

Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise

Atlas Sound – Atlas Shrugged 7”

Antony & The Johnsons – Aeon b/w Crazy In Love 7”

White Shit – Sculpted Beef

Magnolia Electric Co. - Rider. Shadow. Wolf. 7”

Tom Brosseau - Posthumous Success

The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead

Hornet Leg - Ribbon of Fear

Rose Melberg - Homemade Ship

Early Day Miners - The Treatment

Music Go Music - Warm in the Shadows 12"

Music Go Music - Light of Love 12"

Music Go Music - Reach Out 12"

The Horns of Happiness - Weathering Alterations (Ltd to 200)

We also have Halloween candy, if you're feeling...CANNIBALISTIC, MWAHAHAHA!!!