Monday, November 30, 2009

Watch The Growlers streaming live in the Origami Loft

The Growlers Live in the Origami Loft Tonight @ 8pm!

It's about to get hazy in here! The Growlers from Long Beach are gonna ride their lo-fi drugged-out sound to our Loft tonight at 8pm. It's gonna be one of those don't miss Monday nights for sure!

If for some reason you find yourself unfit to be here in person, then be sure to watch from the confines of your personal computer! We will have a webcast right here on Origami's blog starting around 8pm, so tune in and tune out!

The Growlers Myspace

Sunday, November 29, 2009

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night!

Told ya... Saturday night was a good one. Cobra Lillies, Voyeurs AND Wait.Think.Fast... not a bad way to kick off the holiday season.

Cobra Lillies started off the night with the very first two-story-set every performed at Origami... which included tap dancing and some mid-stair sax.

They also brought refreshments a la Charlie Brown Christmas (plus beer)

Next up, the Voyeurs in the loft!

Later, at the Echoplex, Wait.Think.Fast. performed live for Mucho Wednesdays

Origami's own Sean Stentz on bass alongside Biggles

The lovely Jacqueline

Oh! And we're getting into the holiday spirit!

So come on in, hang with these guys, pick up an Origami Gift Certificate and enjoy the warmth and the lights.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Live in the Loft tonight: Cobra Lillies and The Voyeurs @ 7:20-ish

This is what's going down tonight!

At 7pm tonight in the Origami Loft we present:It's gonna be awesome!!!

Then afterwards head down to the Echoplex for Wait. Think. Fast. at 10pm.

We'll see you there!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Glasser Give Us Glasser Boxes

The other day, Cameron aka Glasser stopped in to chat. She spoke about playing a pump organ that her and her friend, Tauba Auerbach designed for her art show at Deitch Projects in New York for the past couple of months, The continuous effort in laying down tracks for her upcoming album, and some new art she had been making at home. The latter, which is on display above, are cute little plexiglass boxes filled with various fun little objects that include rocks, beads, confetti, netting, fuzzballs, and other random items. Each one is different from the next and form cool little 3-D collages. Inside these boxes also includes a download code of Glasser songs. The larger boxes contain the "Apply" EP that came out earlier this year on True Panther Sounds to rave reviews from Pitchfork, and the smaller ones contain a download code of one of her singles, "Glad" and "Learn". We were so enamored by these guys that we couldn't resist offering her some space to sell them in the shop. These things are extremely limited. We were lucky enough to get 2 of each piece. They are really affordable too! $16 for the EP, and $8 for each of the singles! Come by and check em out! They probably won't last very long!

(If the video buttons don't work then click on the video and hit space bar to start/stop.)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Adds & Restocks for 11/25/09

Gobbly greetings to you there! Whether you prefer good old fashioned turkey roasted with all the fixins, or that new-fangled Tofurkey with all the vegan stuffin, one thing unites us: we all love vinyl! We are thankful for YOU, record buying public. Ah heck, let's just say friends!

Here's a big old list of ROCKing stuffers we got. I mean, erm, records.

Anti-Pop Consortium - Fluorescent Black
Bad Lieutenant - Never Cry Another Tear
Barbaro - Feeding 7" (Limited Blue Vinyl)
BBQ - Tie Your Noose (Limited to 500 Clear Vinyl)
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Don't You Want To Be In a Cult 12" Picturedisc (Limited to 1000, out of print)
Botch - Unifying Themes Redux (Limited Brown Vinyl + CD)
Boxer Rebellion - Uncle Stockpiler 7"
Cave In – Antenna
Cave In – Jupiter
Cave In - Tides of Tomorrow
Cavity - On the Lam (Picture Disc)
Clark - Totems Flare
Clouds - We Are Above You (Limited White Vinyl + CD)
David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
Deerhoof - Matchbook Seeks Maniac 7"
Dungen - Samtidigt 12" (Limited to 500, Tour Only 12”, out of print
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros- Up From Below
Elefant "The Black Magic Show"
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Elliott Smith - Speed Trials 7"
Everlovely Lightningheart - Sien Weal Tallion Rue (Limited Black Vinyl)
Fog - Check Fraud 12"
Fog - 'What a Day' Day 12"
Gonjasufi - Holidays/Candylane 7" (Limited to 700 + 20 page gold foil prayer book)
Gossip - Arkansas Heat 10”
Grant-Lee Phillips - Little Moon
Harkonen - Grizz 7"
Helms Alee - Lionize 7" (Limited Clear Vinyl)
Iggy and the Stooges - Open Up and Bleed
Kayo Dot - Blue Lambecy Downward (Limited Maroon Vinyl)
Keelhaul - Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity
Langhorne Slim - Be Set Free (Autographed Copy)
Lonelady - Immaterial 7"
Lydia Lunch - Big Sexy Noise
Max Tundra “Parallax Error Beheads You”
Oxbow - Songs for the French (Limited Black Vinyl)
Xasthur - Subliminal Genocide (Limited Black Vinyl)
Pivot - In The Blood 12"
Prefuse 73 - Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
Prefuse 73 - The Forest Of Oversensitivity
Psychic TV - PTV3: Hell is Invisible Heaven Is Her/e
Rough Kids- Why So Serious 7"
Seu Jorge – Carolina
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Dap-Dippin' With...
Talkdemonic - Eyes At Half Mast
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - We Brave Bee Stings and All
The Breakaways - Walking Out On Love (The Lost Sessions) (Limited Green Vinyl)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Bravery Repitition and Noise
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request
The Brian Jonestown Massacre- The Love EP
The Hollomen - Brand New Genius 7"
The Horns of Happiness “Weathering Alterations” (Limited to 200)
The Mae-Shi – Terrorbird
The Melvins - A Senile Animal 4xLP (Limited to 1000 Blue/Yellow Vinyl w/ etchings)
The Nerves - Live! at the Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, Oh May 26, 1977
The Soft Pack (The Muslims) - Grinding Halt 7" (Limited to 500)
The Thermals - Now We Can See
Torche - Healer/Across The Shields 12" (Limited White Vinyl)
Torche – Meanderthal (Limited Clear Vinyl)
Unwound - Challenge For A Civilized Society
V/A - Brazil Classics at 20: Anti-Aging Solutions Revealed
V/A - Daptone Gold
V/A - Dynamite With A Laserbeam: Queen As Heard Through The Meatgrinder Of Three One G
V/A - Pebbles, Vol.1 (Limited Clear Vinyl)
V/A - The Best Of Bomp Volume One (Limited Color Vinyl)
Xasthur - All Reflections Drained (Limited Red Mist Color comes with Slipmat)

Origami will be closed Thanksgiving day. We open at noon Friday.

Happy Holidays, friends.

Love Origami.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Origami Vinyl Releases it's first ever 7" with SF band Lilofee!

Origami Vinyl, Echo Park's vinyl only record shop and digital record label, will make the transition to vinyl label by releasing San Francisco based Lilofee's debut 7" "Runaway" b/w "In Flight" in conjuction with Future Sounds Records on December 1st, 2009. The 7" is a hand-numbered, limited edition of 500 on clear vinyl. Photos below.

Lead track, “Runaway” hums like Kim Wilde’s “Kids In America” with a mix of Blondie’s rapid-fire lyrics in “Rapture” that fits nicely next to contemporaries like Santogold or MIA. “In Flight” is a dreamy melancholy song of a girl who slowly turns into a bird and flies away, set to a musical backdrop of glitchy, radiating magic.

Two record release parties will take place around the launch of "Runaway" single, the first in San Francisco as Lilofee supports the Donnas at Slim's on December 9th and the second taking place in Los Angeles on December 16th with Origami cohorts Twilight Sleep at the Echo. There will also be a pre-party at Origami Vinyl from 7pm - 9pm before the LA show with free beer and pizza to celebrate the special occasion. More acts to be announced for both shows soon.
Lilofee’s music is exactly like the dark German fairy tale it is named after, full of angst and love, dripping with affliction and laced with enchantment. Add to that a serious dance beat, a sprinkle of glitter and some remarkably catchy lyrics, and you have Lilofee.

The San Francisco duo, composed of Rob Easson and Kimi Recor, met through friends in 2007 and bonded over their mutual interest in dark pop, industrial music, and the Beatles. As Recor says, "the first time we played music together, we didn't leave the studio for 15 hours." The band has already shared the stage with Hercules & Love Affair, Sebastien Tellier, and opened for Deerhunter at this year’s Noise Pop Music Festival in San Francisco.

As a live act, Lilofee transforms into a dynamic six piece, joined by drummer Dan Aquino, bassist Cyrus Etemad, guitarist Shea Roberts and keyboardist Chris Vick. Their collective musical experience comes through in their dramatic live performances and their dark, heavy sound has garnered comparison to bands such as Ladytron, Interpol and the Knife.

Lilofee's first full length - ‘The Only Years’ - will be released early in 2010.

“MIA eat your heart out – (“Lock & Key”) it’s 2009’s Paper Planes.” – There Goes The Fear

“We’re hooked on the catchy tunes of Lilofee, an electro duo hailing from California, which combine the sounds of the '60s girl bands with modern synth rock” – Paper Magazine

"Runaway" is a glittery club thumper pulsating with the sultry flow of Kimi Recor. Think She Wants Revenge with a hint of Interpol, and a bit of Peaches, only less raunchy. Hot." - The Owl Mag

For review copies or to purchase the 7", please contact:

Neil Schield
Origami Vinyl
1816 W. Sunset Blvd
Echo Park, CA 90026

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Voyeurs & The Cobra Lillies in the Origami Loft

and so the celebration begins...

We've got Metal arms & legs!

Origami Vinyl is now carrying Prosthetic Records!!

And they were handpicked for us by the Prosthetic's what we've got!

Holy Grail - Improper Burial 7" (New Release!)

Book Of Black Earth - Horoskopus

Kylesa - Static Tensions

Skeletonwitch - Breathing The Fire

Testament - The Gathering

Testament - Demonic

Withered - Folie Circulaire

New THEM Releases CROOKED at VULTURES Midnight ALBUM Tonight!

Hey there kiddies. We are open late tonight to give you all a head start on picking up these hot new releases! Check out what we have hitting the shelves!

Them Crooked Vultures "S/T" 2xLP 180g + Digital Download

Baroness "Blue Record" Limited Edition Colored Vinyl + Digital Download

Jawbox "For Your Own Special Sweetheart" Reissue Remastered from Original Tapes + Digital Download of Album + 3 bonus tracks from the Savory EP.

Gray Matter "Take it Back" Reissue Remastered from Original Tapes + Digital Download of Album

Fin Fang Foom "Monomyth" Includes Digital Download of Album

The Mercury Program "Chez Viking" Includes Digital Download of Album

You may be asking, where is that Flaming Lips "Embryonic" LP or why can't I seem to find that Tegan and Sara "Sainthood" LP. Fear not people! They are coming on December 1st. The label officially pushed them back again due to production delays.

See ya tonight!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Static Aktion tickets on sale HERE!!!!

You want it! We've got it!

Static Aktion and KXLU 88.9FM present…
An evening of modern psych at The Smell

James Ferraro (member of The Skaters from Belgium)
Mark McGuire (member of Emeralds from Cleveland, OH)
Vodka Soap (member of The Skaters from Belgium)
Mirror To Mirror (ex-member of Deep Jew)

plus DJ Heather Gram and vegan baked goods by Out Of Step Baking Co.

9pm - December 12th at The Smell
247 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
All Ages

more info at

New Adds & Restocks 11/20/09

Well...I don't know about you but I'm excited about the new Washed Out LP & Salem 7"'s we just got in.

Washed Out – Life of Leisure (Mexican Summer, Limited to 1000)
Salem – Frost & Legend 7”

And more awesome stuff:
Antony & The Johnsons – Aeon 7”
Antony & The Johnsons – Another World
Antony & The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
Antony & The Johnsons – The Crying Light
Antony & The Johnsons – The Lake
Antony & The Johnsons – You Are My Sister
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Califone – All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
Gun Outfit – Dim Light
Health – Die Slow 7”
Health – S/T
J. Tillman – Year In The Kingdom
Jeremy Jay – A Place Where We Could Go
Nurses – Apple’s Acre
Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise
Sufjan Stevens – Michigan
Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans
The Books – Lost And Safe
The Books – Thought For Food
Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals

Friday, November 20, 2009

Samuel Stewart - Live in the Origami Loft

For all your live-music-from-home needs check this out!

Samuel Stewart instore tonight at 8pm!!!

Join us for the first ever Writers Bloc Party

Introducing emerging Los Angeles artist Samuel Stewart

Tonight in the Origami Loft!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Adds & Restocks 11/19

It's Mississippi Mayhem in here! A huge holiday replenishment of all that Mississippi Records good stuff. Not familiar? Come in and pick up "Last Kind Words," and get lost in the creaky old sounds of the blues. We also have a bunch of new 7" and more! Check it!

Nortec Collective - Tijuana Makes Me Happy 12"
Nortec Collective - Tijuana Sessions Vol 3
Manu Chao - Politik Kills Remix 12"
Manu Chao - La Radiolina
Glasser – Apply 12”
Glasser – Apply Song Box (Handcrafted by Cameron of Glasser, Includes digital download of EP. Extremely Limited)
Glasser – Glad Song Box (Handcrafted by Cameron of Glasser, Includes digital download of song. Extremely Limited)
Glasser – Learn Song Box (Handcrafted by Cameron of Glasser, Includes digital download of song. Extremely Limited)
Real Estate - S/T
Ye Olde Maids - God Blesses Us, Mother Dresses Us
Meanderthals - Desire Lines
Various Artists- Mortika (Missisisippi Records, Limited to 1000)
Animals & Men - S/T (Mississippi Records, Limited to 1000)
Crocodiles - Summer Of Hate
De Kift – Yverzucht (Mississippi Records, Limited to 1000)
Abner Jay - True Story Of Abner Jay (Mississippi Records, Limited to 1000)
V/A - Last Kind Words (Mississippi Records)
Thieves Like Us - Really Like To See You Again 12"
Against Me - Reinventing Axl Rose
V/A - Mata La Pena (Mississippi Records)
Joseph Spence- Bahaman Guitarist (Mississippi Records, Limited to 1000)
V/A - Fight On, Your Time Ain't Long (Mississippi Records)
V/A - Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974
The Dodos - Beware of the Maniacs
Skip James - Jesus is a Mighty Good Leader
Ma Rainey - Those Dogs of Mine
Sonny & The Sunsets - Tomorrow is Alright
Fred McDowell - S/T (Mississippi Records, Limited to 1000)
Michael Hurley- Parsnip Snips (Mississippi Records, Limited to 1000)
A Place To Bury Strangers - S/T
Melt Banana- 666 6" (it’s a 6 inch!)
Eddy Current Suppression Ring- Demons Demands 7"
NOFX- My Orphan Year 7"
NOFX- Cokie the Clown 7"
Ganglians/Eat Skull split 7"
Melt Banana- Initial T. 7"
Boris- Japanese Heavy Rock Hits #3

Behold the mighty Mississip!

The Big Pink is DJing Tonight in the Origami Loft @ 8pm

The Big Pink rocked their first US show to a packed crowd last night at the El Rey and now come to Origami to get a bit more intimate! Come hang with us, share some brews and rock out to some of the band's favorite tunes while perusing the record bins! The guys will get here around 8pm. We are free and all ages, always.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pop Noir live in the Loft! Nov. 18th @ 7pm

Pop Noir In-Store Performance Tonight @ 7pm Presented by the Rock n Roll Supershow!

Pop Noir, in the midst of their Monday Residency at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, come North to play a special set in the Origami Loft to celebrate their new 7", "DIY" tonight at 7pm

The show is presented by local music blog Rock 'n' Roll Supershow ( and will be webcast right here on our blog! So if you can't make it to the shop, watch online at 7!

Pop Noir Myspace

eskuché + The Juan Maclean and Parallels at Echoplex

Need a cool pair of headphones? Want to go see The Juan Maclean at the Echoplex this Saturday, November 21st? Well for $60 (+ tax) you can get a pair of slick new headphones AND 2 tickets to the show, only @ Origami Vinyl! We have limited supplies, so if you want in, come sooner than later.

Check em out:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Origami Vinyl featured in Variety

Variety Magazine has done a feature regarding the resurgence of vinyl that features Origami, Mississippi Records, Numero Group, Sundazed, EMI, and Rhino. Thanks to Chris for allowing us to be part of this!

LP Sales Grow, Biz Opens To Indies, Big Labels
By Christopher Morris

Even early on a gray, drizzly October afternoon, several customers could be found browsing at Mississippi Records in Portland, Ore., pawing through the bins of the cramped 650-square-foot store, drawn by the elusive and resurgent mystique of the shop's exclusive product: new and used vinyl LPs.

"When we started, it was 'one man's trash is another man's gold' -- LPs were cheaper and more available," says Eric Isaacson, owner of the six-year-old store and partner in the vinyl-only Mississippi Records label. "Nowadays it seems like the allure is about wanting something more tangible. The digital medium has run its course…The (vinyl) ritual has become important."

The major U.S. labels jettisoned the LP as the principal medium for recorded music in the late '80s as the compact disc took hold, but the long-playing vinyl platter has acquired fresh commercial potential in recent years.

Nielsen SoundScan figures indicate that 1.4 million LPs were sold in the U.S. in 2008; that's a nearly two-fold increase over the 782,000 units sold the previous year.

"There's a huge growth there," says Neil Schield, owner of the seven-month-old vinyl-only store Origami in Los Angeles' Echo Park neighborhood. "We've been extremely steady in business, and we've far exceeded our projections of what we were going to do."

The strong spike in the vinyl business during the current steep decline in CD sales has led some of the majors to once again scrutinize the LP as a revenue source.

Mason Williams, director of A&R at Warner Music Group's catalog arm Rhino Records, noted that the company has issued somewhere between 120 and 150 LP titles since 2003. Pressed on heavy 180-gram vinyl, they retail for $25-$35 each.

Much of Rhino's LP stock is marketed by audiophile websites like Acoustic Sound and Music Direct and independent retailers such as Boston's Newbury Comics and Minneapolis' Electric Fetus. But, Williams added, "There's a handful of Best Buys that have been dabbling in vinyl."

Jason Boyd, VP of catalog sales at EMI Music North America, says the company has released 50 LP titles, priced from $19.98 to $24.98, since September 2008.

"We've scanned over 100,000 units since we started the initiative," Boyd says. "It's a very niche business, but it's pretty substantial…Best Buy, Costco and Amazon are supporting the configuration. The big boys have been supportive."

Ironically, vinyl pressing now has to be contracted independently, since the majors converted their plants to CD replication years ago. Firms like Rainbo Records in Canoga Park, Calif., United Record Pressing in Nashville, and Record Technology in Camarillo, Calif., handle much of the business.

Opportunities exist for companies willing to take on titles in which the majors are not interested. Bob Irwin's 20-year-old independent label Sundazed Music has amassed a catalog of nearly 500 licensed titles, nearly 70% of which were originally issued by the majors.

"It's a lengthy and involved process to make a great (vinyl) record these days, which the major labels for the most part are not equipped to do," Irwin says. "It's labor-intensive.

"Even in the dog days of the mid-'90s, we continued to make vinyl," Irwin adds. "We always had a core audience, and when the (sales) uptick happened, we were perfectly poised to take advantage of that."

Chicago's Numero Group has released its much-admired "Eccentric Soul" series on both LP and CD, while issuing unique vinyl 45s and 12-inch singles. The label's most recent release is "Light: On the South Side," an elaborate LP-only collection of '70s blues-funk packaged with a 132-page photo book.

"We've got kids getting into soul music through hip-hop and indie rock," says Numero's Ken Shipley. "We've also got an older audience who aren't getting what they need from Rhino Handmade."

Origami's Schield, -- a former exec with San Francisco digital music distributor IODA -- says his indie-rock clientele has warmed to the process of spinning vinyl platters.

"There's an experience and an interaction that doesn't exist in any other format," he says. "That whole experience is very unique and very captivating, and it becomes a very social thing."

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jail Weddings "Inconvenient Dreams" EP + new adds and restocks

Thanks to Gabe Hart for dropping off these super sweet copies of the new Jail Weddings EP "Inconvenient Dreams".

Come check this hot mess out!

In other news, here's our new adds and restocks:
Art Brut – Good Weekend 7”
Black Lips/King Khan & The BBQ Show – Merry Christmas 7”
Boris – 8 7”
Can – Ege Bamyasi
Can – Soundtracks
Can – Tago Mago
Department of Eagles – No One Does It Like You 7"
Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime
Faust – IV
Jarvis Cocker – Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time 7”
Joy Division – Atmosphere 7”
Joy Division – Peel Sessions
Joy Division – Transmission/Novelty 7”
Neu! – 2
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – More New From Nowhere 7”
Ratatat – Shiller 7"
Rocket From The Crypt / The Get Up Kids – Split 7" (ltd to 2000, White Vinyl)
The Belle & Sebastian – The Blues Are Still Blue 7”
The Decemberists – Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series Vol. 3: Record Year for Rainfall 7"
The Notwist – Boneless / Boneless (Panda Bear Remix) 7"
The Notwist – S/T
The Stone Roses – Elephant Stone 7” + Box
The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
The Stone Roses – Made Of Stone 7”
TV On The Radio – New Health Rock 7”
V/A – A Factory Sample 7”
Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma 7”
Vashti Bunyan – Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind 7”

We've got goodies!!!

For All You Non-Cinderellas Out There, We Have New Releases at Midnight Tonight!

We've got some heavy hitters and some new names gracing our new releases tonight, come and add them to your collection!

Annie "Don't Stop" (Totally/Smalltown Supersound)

Vic Chesnutt "Skitter on Take-Off" (Vapor)

Morrissey "Swords" (Polydor)

Ryan Trevor "Introducing Ryan Trevor" (Galactic Zoo Disc/Drag City)

Steve Martin "The Crow" (Rounder)

Jason Yates "S/T" (Vapor)

50 Cent "Before I Self Destruct" (Interscope/Shady/Aftermath)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Olentangy John live in the Origami Loft

HEY YOU!!! YEAH YOU!!! Here's where all the action is!

We've got Thin Wrists!!!

Thanks to Peter from Thin Wrist Recordings who just came by and dropped off some amazing albums.

Check it out!

Upsilon Acrux - Radian Futura
(Embossed, Full Color Heavy Tip-On Cover on 180 Gram Vinyl / Ltd. to 500)

Burning Star Core - The Very Heart Of The World (Ltd. to 500)

Peter Kolovos - New Bodies
(Full Color Heavy Tip-On Cover on 180 Gram Vinyl / Ltd. to 500)

Olentangy John In-Store tonight at 7pm

Come join us tonight as we proudly present Olentangy John live in the Origami Loft. Now I know what you are thinking...Who is this Olentangy John? Where did he come from? Did he really wrestle a river? Are the stories all true? Well, this is just one story that has to be heard to be believed...and one people will be telling into the ages.

See you tonight.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Horse Stories Record Release Party and In-Store Tonight @ 7pm in the Origami Loft!

Come out tonight at 7pm and celebrate Horse Stories' new release, "November, November"! Beer will be provided!

Horse Stories is the main band project of singer, songwriter, composer, producer and writer Toby Burke.

Burke has released three Horse Stories albums to date, one solo record, an experimental instrumental record (and accompanying photography project) under the title Perfect Black Swan, as well as working on scores, art instalations and publishing fiction (sometimes as TB Hemingway). All this whilst spending time living in London, Melbourne (his place of birth) and his more permanent base, Los Angeles, where Horse Stories first formed.

His last album, the critically acclaimed "Everyone's A Photographer", was engineered and produced by Pall Jenkins of The Black Heart Procession in San Diego.

Now we come together to celebrate his latest endeavor, the new LP, "November, November"

Horse Stories Myspace

Here are what some cool people have said about Horse Stories...

"Expertly judged chamber-pop, twang swapped for painstaking production... Burke's vocals evoke Joe Pernice, gentle, wracked, velvety exhalations that sweeten his powerfully bleak pieces."
"The painterly approach and fragile harmonies have served them well... the quieter moments could raise gooseflesh."
"Projected via a quietly commanding voice, songs emerge paine and mysterious, but not without hope."
- Q
"Wonderful... Reference points are that lonely, slow-motion American indie rock-of-ages, from early REM to Galaxie 500."
- The Age (Melbourne)
"Three albums in, the unfettered melancholy bliss of the man from Melbourne's electronica-tinged, dust-clouded tales are surely going to find themselves a wider audience... recall(s) Wilco's recent awesome studio-bound experimentation and REM at their most countrified respectively. Really, there's no higher praise than that."

New Adds & Restock for 11/13

(Smog) – Accumulation: None
Atlas Sound – Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Atlas Sound – Logos
Au – Versions 10"
Au Revoir Simone – Summer Lines 7”
Bonnie “Prince” Billy – The Letting Go
Darker My Love / Moccasin – Split
Espers – II
Espers – III
Fred McDowell – S/T (Mississippi)
Gary Higgins – Seconds
Jesu – Opiate Sun (Yellow Vinyl)
Jim O’Rourke – Insignificance
Jim O’Rourke – The Visitor
Joanna Newsom - & The Ys Street Band EP
Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender
Joseph Mattson/Six Organs Of Admittance – Empty The Sun
Legendary Pink Dots – All The King's Men
Minutemen – Double Nickels On The Dime
Minutemen – The Politics Of Time
Of Montreal – Satanic Panic In The Attic
Palace Brothers – Days In The Wake
Palace Brothers – There Is No One What Would Take Care Of You
Pavement – Westing (By Musket & Sextant)
Radiohead – Nude 7”
Silver Jews – American Water
Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Silver Jews – Starlite Walker
Silver Jews – Tanglewood Numbers
Silver Jews – Tennessee
Silver Jews – The Natural Bridge
Silver Mt. Zion – Horses in the Sky
Smog – Dongs Of Sevotion
Smog – Julius Caesar
Smog – Knock Knock
Smog – Rain On Lens
Smog – Red Apple Falls
Smog – The Doctor Came At Dawn
Smog – Wild Love
Sonic Youth, I.C.P., The Ex – In The Fishtank 9
Sparklehorse & Fennesz – In the Fishtank 15
Television – The Blow-Up
The Cigarette Bums – Jailbird 7”
The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
The Minutemen – Paranoid Time 7”
The Muslims (The Soft Pack) – S/T
The Presets – Apocalypso
The Raveonettes – In and Out of Control
V/A – Hey Drag City
V/A – Mortika: Recordings from a Greek Underworld (Mississippi)
Will Oldham – Joya
YaHoWha 13 – Magnificence In The Memory

Friday, November 13, 2009

60 Watt Kid Record Release Party and In-Store Performance Tonight @ 7pm in the Origami Loft!

San Francisco's 60 Watt Kid celebrates their brand new album, "We Come From the Bright Side" on Absolutely Kosher, with a free, live performance in the Origami Loft tonight at 7pm. The LP, which comes out next Tuesday, November 17th, will be available at the show as well as a split 7" they did with local noise groovers Foot Village.

Come get "Schizo" with us!!!

60 Watt Kid Myspace