Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunsday Jamz!

Tonight at 7pm in the Origami Loft we bring you

Matt Mottel (of Talibam!) & The Mystery Band feat. Corey Fogel (Cryptacize) & Jim Brown (The Holloys) + more special guests tba.

No doubt this is gonna be amazing and we can't wait to see what happens!

See you here.

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Adds & Restock for 1/29

Man oh man, this week has just been restocks galore...and we just got another monster list in.

Check out the magic!

New Adds
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM

Japandroids - Post-Nothing

MV & EE - Home Comfort (Live)

The Dukes of Stratosphere - 25 O'Clock (reissue)

The Dukes of Stratosphere - Psonic Psunspot (reissue)

Vashti Bunyan – Some Things Just Stick In Your Head
+ all this other great stuff

Cloak / Dagger - Kamikazes 7"
Cloak / Dagger - Lost Art
Cloak / Dagger - Surf Song 7"
Einsturzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.
Gary War - Zontag 7"
Girls Against Boys - You Can't Fight What You Can't See
J Church - The Precession of Simulacra 10"
Joan of Arc - So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness
Neil Young - Greatest Hits (Reissue)
Of Montreal - Aldhils Arboretum
Of Montreal - Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies
Of Montreal - The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
Of Montreal - The Bird Who Continues to Eat the Rabbit's Flower
Of Montreal - The Early Four Track Recordings
Smith Westerns – S/T
Spacemen 3 – Perfect Prescription
Spacemen 3 – Performance
Spacemen 3 – Sound Of Confusion
Tape & Bill Wells – Fugue
The Phenomenal Handclap Band – S/T
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Drain the Blood 7"
Turing Machine - A New Machine For Living
Ty Segall – S/T
V/A - Found 7" (feat TRS80, Claudine Coule, The Victrolas, and Jon Langford)
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

New Restocks
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Oddities Sodomies (Pink Vinyl)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Oddities Sodomies Vol. 1 (Black Vinyl)
Beirut – Gulag Orkester
Blue Jungle - Baby Don't Cry
Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
Built To Spill - You In Reverse
Cass McCombs – Catacombs
CocoRosie - Le Maison de Mon Reve
Crocodiles – Summer Of Hate
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Einsturzende Neubauten - Haus Der Luege
Graham Nash - Songs for Beginners
Lindstrom & Christabelle - Real Life Is No Cool
Neil Young - S/T (Reissue)
New Order - Movement (180g Reissue)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (180g Reissue)
Ofege – Try And Love
Real Estate – S/T
Slint – Spiderland
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)
The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
The Fresh & Onlys – Debut
The Jesus Lizard - Down (Reissue)
The Jesus Lizard - Pure (Reissue)
The King Khan & BBQ Show - S/T
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - S/T
The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me
Thee Oh Sees – Sucks Blood
Thee Oh Sees – The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending The Night In
TRS-80 - The New You (Clear Vinyl)
TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
V/A - Mata La Pena (Mississippi)
Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
Wilco - A.M.
Wilco - S/T
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

You know you want what we got.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Adds & Restock for 1/28

New Adds:
Chicago Underground Duo “Boca Negra”
Pit er Pat “The Flexible Entertainer”
Robert A.A. Lowe & Rose Lazar “Eclipses” & Stress Ape “Time Hard” 7"

New Restocks:
Avi Buffalo “What’s In It For”
Band Of Horses “Cease To Begin”
Band Of Horses “Everything All The Time”
Blitzen Trapper “Black River Killer”
Fleet Foxers “Fleet Foxes”
Moon Duo “Love On The Sea”
New Order “Brotherhood” (180g Reissue)
Obits “I Blame You”
Sunny Day Real Estate “LP2”
Talibam! with Daniel Carter “The New Nixon Tapes”
Talibam!/Wasteland Jazz Unit “Ecstatic Jazz Duos”
The Shins “Oh, Inverted World”
The Smiths “S/T”
The Smiths “Strangeways, Here We Come”
The Smiths “The Queen Is Dead”
Wolf Parade “Apologies To The Queen Mary”
Wolf Parade “At Mount Zoomer”

Matt Mottel & The Mystery Band

Matt Mottel is in Los Angeles for the first time to hang out. He just finished a two nite run at Echo Curio with Talibam! his long time project with Kevin Shea. Now he will check out the LA scene and collaborate with some friends in gigs on Friday/Saturday and here at Origami Vinyl on Sunday. Expect collaborations with some of the finest LA chillers and shakers.

In the last few years he has appeared on Akron/Family's 'Love Is Simple' and Awesome Color's 'Electric Aboriginies' and has performed with the Jeffrey Lewis band, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and G. Lucas Crane of Woods/Vanishing Voice. Aside from Talibam! he performs in the CSC Funk Band with Colin of usaisamonster in 8 piece funk configuration and in Alien Whale a power trio with Colin as well... active biz.

Matt hopes to meet some new crew out here and make an LA band fast on the holler at if the price is right.

Matt Mottel & The Mystery Band
Sunday @ Origami Vinyl - 7pm

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

OH MY GAWD! New Release Mayhem at OV

Damn, This is like a new release week from heaven...


Beach House “Teen Dream”

Real Estate “Reality”

Fucked Up “Couple Tracks” (comes w/ free 7”)

Washed Out / Small Black “Split” 7”

Best Coast “Something in the Way” 7”

Gang Gang Dance “God’s Money”

Citay “Dream Get Together”

Royal Trux “S/T”

Clipd Beaks “To Realize”


Infinite Body “Carve Out the Face of my God”

The Red Krayola “Five American Portraits”

- V/A “Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010”
- Basia Bulat “Heart of My Own”
- Home “17”
- J.Tillman “Wild Honey Never Stolen” 7”
- The XX “VCR” 7”
- Girls “Laura” 7”
- Quail Lungs “Dumb DaDaDum”
- Darin Gray / Loren Connors “The Lost Mariner”
- The Orkustra “Adventures in Experimental Electric Orchestra From the San Francisco Underground”
- Robert Lester Folsom “Music and Dreams”
- Major Stars “Return to Form”
- Weekend “All-American” 10”
- Retritbution Gospel Choir “2”
- John Vanderslice “D.I.A.L.O.” 7”

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Adds & Restock for 1/25

New Adds
Love “Love Lost” (Reissue)

Sunny Day Real Estate “Diary” (Reissue)
No Age “Nouns”
Leonard Cohen “Songs Of Love And Hate”
Leonard Cohen “New Skin For The Old Ceremony”
Otis Redding “The Dock Of The Bay”
Otis Redding “Otis Blue”
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas “King & Queen”
Otis Redding “Dictionary Of Soul”
Black Flag “Damaged”

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Agent Ribbons in-store tonight cancelled

The Agent Ribbons in-store tonight has been cancelled. Yeah, we are bummed too. But have no fear, these fantastic ladies will be by soon to rock you on your heels.


Your favorite Origamists.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mincemeat or Tenspeed in-store + New Adds & Restocks

Noisy and minimal dance static made with pedals alone. We're sold but if you still need more check this out:

Philadelphia’s David Harms started making music with effects pedals as Mincemeat or Tenspeed in 2006, and quickly garnered a dedicated following. Baltimore whiz Dan Deacon claimed that Harms was his favorite performer in 2007, and S-S Records head Scott Soriano wrote in the Z Gun fanzine "This is loud minimalism and full of all kinds of great ideas." Harms doesn’t use a guitar to create his noise -- just the pedals and a mixer. In fact, in Harms’ liner notes to his latest album Strange Gods (Zum), he wrote, "No synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, drum machines, computers, musical instruments." More power to him.
-Dusted Magazine

Also, get what you've been missing right here:

New Adds:
Best Coast “Something In The Way” 7”
Bonny Billy & The Picket Line “Funtown Comedown”
Bert Jansch “L.A. Turnaround”
Bert Jansch “Santa Barbara Honeymoon”
Bert Jansch “A Rare Conundrum”
Jim O’Rourke “Bad Timing”
Scout Niblett “The Calcination Of Scout Niblett”

New Restocks:
The Big Pink “A Brief History of Love”
Yo La Tengo “Popular Songs”
Kurt Vile “Childish Prodigy”
Pavement “Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain”
Pavement “Slanted And Enchanted”
St. Vincent “Actor”
Girls “Album”
Bill Callahan “Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle”
Death “…For The Whole World To See”

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Street & Babe Shadow Live in the Origami Loft @ 8pm Tonight!

The Street & Babe Shadow (Luke Paquin & Paige Stark) will be bringing us their warm, laidback style of americana this coming Friday at 7pm. Now I'm not trying to do a list of "this-band-sounds-like" but I hear moments that remind me of Calexico, The Doves & Nick Cave...and that's just the first three songs. Just to be clear The Street & Babe Shadow are not wearing their influences on their sleeve. They are just good enough to call those bands their contemporaries.

The Street & Babe Shadow MySpace

and if you read this far, you win a free Colt45 at the show

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Releases This Week at Origami Vinyl

Get Some!

Spoon "Transference"

Surfer Blood "Astro Coast"

Lindstrom & Christabelle "Real Life is No Cool"

The Spits "Pain" 7"

We also got these rad new adds:
Owen Pallett "Heartland"
Christmas Island "Nineteen" 7"
The Mayfair Set "Already Warm" 7"
The Fresh & Onlys "Second One To Know" 7"
The Bitters "East" 7"
Thee Oh Sees "The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending a Night In"
The Mantles "S/T"
Liturgy "Renihilation"
Finches "Six Songs"
Pixeltan "Yamerarena-i"
Ovideo "S/T"
El Diablos Blancos "Dancing To Contusions" 7"
El Diablos Blancos "Geilen Flicken"
El Diablos Blancos /The Shanks "Split" 7"

and these new restocks...
Mariachi El Bronx "S/T"
The Muslims "S/T"
King Khan & BBQ Show "Invisible Girl"
Woods "Songs of Shame"
Ganglians "S/T"
Mos Def "The Ecstatic"
John Coltrane "A Love Supreme"
John Coltrane "Coltrane"
John Coltrane Quartet "Ballads"
Tom Waits "Swordfishtrombones"
Grace Jones "Nightclubbing"
The Velvet Underground & Nico "S/T"
MIA "Kala"

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Adds & Restock for 1/18

Strength - Metal 7"
Falsetto - San Francisco Nights 7"

Ryan Adams – Gold
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
The Entrance Band - S/T
White Denim – Fits
Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

Also, our friends over at Aquarium Drunkard have a new "mixtape" up. You can check that bad boy out right here

and now...we leave you with this.
Yeah...we're working on getting an instore. :)

A Couple of Important Shows That We Think You Should Hit This Week

This week there are two very important shows that you should try and attend if possible.

The first is being put on by local label Manimal Vinyl to raise funds to the people of Haiti on Friday, January 22nd. Paul and Estelle have been working around the clock to put together an evening where we can all gather, donate a little cash and enjoy some music. There will also be various items raffled off throughout the evening including 2 $25 Origami Vinyl Gift Certificates.

The Line-up is still being finalized, but here are the artists confirmed so far...
- Nico Vega
- Adanowsky
- Jenny O
- Corridor
- SoKo
- Pizza!

The show will be held at the Echoplex and entrance is a $10 donation. The flier is below.

The second show is on Saturday, January 23rd to raise money for local non-profit

That show features:
- Laco$te
- Dirt Dress
- 60 Watt Kid
- Restavrant
- The Cooling Time
- Essay

The show will take place @TOW (1450 E. Sixth Street, Los Angeles, 90021 between Mateo and Santa Fe at the base of the Sixth Street bridge) @ 8pm. Tickets are available in advance at Origami and are 2 for $17 or 1 for $12. Tickets automatically enter you into a raffle to win cool stuff.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Adds & Restock for 1/16

Along with these wonderful restocks we also received our copies of Surfer Blood - Astro Coast & Spoon - Transference. Look for them on Monday night.

Can't find what you're looking for? Hit us up about special order. There's nothing we like more than tracking down a record for you.

Broken Bells - The High Road 7"
Clara Rockmore – Art Of The Theremin
Dodos - Time to Die
Midlake - Acts of Man 12"
Nice Nice - One Hit 7"
Primus - Frizzle Fry
Rev. Louis Overstreet – At St. Lukes Powerhouse
Russian Circles – Enter
Spoon – Written In Reverse 7”
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (Picture Disc)
The Hot Rats - Turn Ons
We Are Country Mice - There's No Other 7"
Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Abner Jay – The True Story Of Abner Jay
Akron/Family - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free
Alog/Astral Social Club - Split Series #20
Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light
Archers Of Loaf – Vitus Tinnitus
Atlas Sound – Logos
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Circulatory System - Signal Morning
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
Dawes - North Hills
Girl Talk – Night Ripper
Gossip - Music For Men
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
J. Tillman - Year In The Kingdom
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young
Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970
Lightning Dust - Infinite Dust
Menomena – Posh Isolation/Tung Tracks 7”
Mew - No More Stories...
Of Montreal – Jon Brion Remix EP
Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love
Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise
Sufjan Stevens – Michigan
Sufjan Stevens - The BQE
The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
The Nerves - One Way Ticket (Puple Vinyl)
The Stone Roses - S/T
Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes
Townes Van Zandt - Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Tx
Townes Van Zandt - Our Mother The Mountain
V/A – African Scream Contest
V/A – Eccentric Soul 001: Capsoul Label
V/A – Eccentric Soul 015: The Prix Label
Volcano Choir – Unmap
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals


Friday, January 15, 2010

Yeasayer "Odd Blood" Listening Party Tonight @ 6PM

Tonight at 6pm, Origami proudly hosts Yeasayer's "Odd Blood" listening party!!!

Yeasayer's last album, "All Hour Cymbals" was one of our favorite albums of the last decade, so we are excited to start the 10's with one of the most anticipated follow-ups in recent memory. Sean and I have been rocking the single, "Ambling Alp" every time we DJ out and are pumped to have the rest of the songs available on wax.

Free Colt45! Bring you coozie!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Some New Adds and Restocks for yourSELF!

3 Shades - Thank God For Beatniks
Bill Evans - The Bill Evans Album
Digital Underground - Sex Packets
Man/Miracle - Pushing and Shoving 7"
Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou - Echoes Hypnotiques: 1969-1979
Plaid – Spokes
Rainy Day - The Winter Album
Tim Buckley - Greetings From L.A.

Arthur Russell - The World of Arthur Russell
El Perro Del Mar - How Did We Forget? 7"
V/A - Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-75 Vol 2
V/A - Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-75 Vol 1
V/A - Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79

Man/Miracle in-store tonight 6pm

Head on over to Origami Vinyl tonight to catch this quartet from Oakland, CA play incredibly masterful pop off of their debut The Shape Of Things which will be released next month.
You can check out a sample from the new album and hear about it here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Release Day at the OV!!!

We are extremely proud to announce that Origami has just digitally released the latest single of Echo Park's Wait.Think.Fast. Their newest work, "Look Alive" finds the band tackling a more pop driven sound with synth driven beats. The song has already received airplay on Los Angeles radio stations KCRW and KROQ as well as Indie 103's online station. Look for the song to be featured in next Monday's "One Tree Hill" on the CW. You can purchase the song at iTunes, eMusic, and Amazon.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut full length album with critically acclaimed producer Craig Schumacher (Calexico, DeVotchka, Robyn Hitchcock) at Wavelab Studio in Tucson, Arizona. Look for the album to drop later this year.

Wait.Think.Fast. on Myspace.

We also got these albums in the shop today...

Vampire Weekend "Contra"

Eels "End Times"

Adam Harding "Nothing An Arrow Wouldn't Fix"
(featuring Lou Barlow on bass. Only 300 copies made!!!)

See ya tonight at Record Club!

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Sound Of Wall shout out

Hey there musician friends. Knee Shy are doing a rad musical installation and performance at Origami and need some junk guitar parts donated to help build it out. Please read Jeremy's email below and if you have anything, please reach out to him. If you don't but may know someone who does, please feel free to forward this on.

Thanks, Neil, Sean & Sam

Subject: the sound of wall shout out...
Hello, this is Jeremy Kennedy, a local artist and 1/2 of the collaborative art duo Knee Shy. I am writing with an inquiry concerning an upcoming art project/installation we are doing in the area. The project is titled “the sound of wall”, and it centers around a 111 string electric/acoustic wall mounted instrument. We will be installing the piece at Origami Vinyl feb. 5th, and also be performing a piece of music written for this thing. Construction on “the sound..” has begun and is going smoothly. But we are still seeking additional parts and materials for the piece. In an effort to spread the word and to keep our overhead costs down (-ish) we wanted to inquire if anybody out there might have any busted junk parts that were unwanted, or ultimately destined for the trash that we might be able to acquire. We are seeking electric/acoustic guitar/bass pick-ups, guts, bridges, nuts, tuning keys, anything to do with strings! And we don’t care about the condition! Let us know if have things lying around, we can take them off your hands, and save you a trip to the dumpster. Though we would like to, we can’t offer much in the way of money, so...a sponsor mention with the show/piece? Anyway, we had to ask! Thanks for your time!

Cheers, Jeremy Kennedy (

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Meho Plaza in-store tonight!

Starting at 7pm Meho Plaza will gently assault Origami Vinyl with their wonderfully disjointed and angular sounds. This is not one to miss.

You'll be dancing in the aisles!

Friday, January 8, 2010

New restock & Not Not Fun delivers!

Britt from Not Not Fun has unloaded all sorts of goodies into Origami today. Check out the latest from this amazing LA label.

Not Not Fun:
Topaz Rags – Capricorn Born Again

Sex Worker – The Labor Of Love

Little Claw – Human Taste

Wet Hair – Glass Fountain

Explorers – Bermuda Telepaths

And more:
Odd Clouds – Deceiving Illusion
Dylan Ettinger & The Heat – Smokin’ 7”
Eternal Tapestry – The Invisible Landscape
Explorers – Bermuda Telepaths
Odd Cloud – Deceiving Illusion
Robedoor – Pagan Drugs 7”
Robedoor – Raiders
Sun Araw – The Phynx
V/A - My Estrogeneration
US Girls – Me + Yoko 7”
Vibes – Psychic 7”

Plus we got these great restocks in:

Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
De Kift – S/T 7”
Ma Rainey - Those Dogs of Mine
Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff (Reissue)
No Age - Losing Feeling EP
No Age – Nouns
Pens - Hey Friend! What Are You Doing
Skip James - Jesus is a Mighty Good Leader
Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary (Reissue)
Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2 (Reissue)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – S/T
The Vaselines - Enter the Vaselines
Townes Van Zandt - Delta Momma Blues
Townes Van Zandt - S/T
V/A - Fight On, Your Time Ain't Long (Mississippi)
V/A - Mata La Pena (Mississippi)

See ya 'round

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tonight, you need to ICE SKATE!!!

Origami Vinyl Presents Twilight Sleep and Kissing Cousins (Our #1 local album of 2009) at the Spaceland on Ice event at Pershing Square in Downtown Tonight @ 8pm. The event is all ages and is free to attend. If you want to rent some ice skates and try and see how long you can stay on your feet, I think it's only $2! There's also some yummy street vendor food and taco's close by. And if you are really looking to make it a night out, go hit up Bar 107 after!

Here's the address
532 S. Olive
LA 90013

LA Weekly picked this as their top show tonight. Check out what they had to say...
"Echo Park record shop Origami Vinyl curates this installment of Spaceland's concert series at Pershing Square, choosing two lady-led local bands to soundtrack a night of ice skating and (we hope) eating fair food 'neath the twinkling lights of the downtown skyline. Twilight Sleep specializes in a sultry style of synth-heavy shoegaze made hypnotic by the husky vocals of singer Tracy Mercellino. When the project was a solo act, Mercellino found occasional collaborators in folks like Silversun Pickups singer Brian Aubert, but now she's got an all-star indie cast to back her fulltime: guitarist Nicole Gehweiler (The Comas), bassist Nicole Fiorentino (Radio Vago, Veruca Salt), and drummer Davey Latter (Earlimart, Great Northern). Kissing Cousins recently released debut LP, Pillar Of Salt, was produced by Richard Swift, but more interesting still is the backstory of frontwoman Heather B. Heywood. The daughter of a Pentecostal preacher, she relocated to L.A. from Alabama in order to make her distinct music: a mix of Spector-esque harmonies and Sabbath-inspired rock." - Chris Martins

Hope you can all come out and play!
Kissing Cousins

Twilight Sleep

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Michael Jackson 5 Reissues New this week!

It's a Michael Jackson 5 release week at the 'gami...

Michael Jackson Reissues

"Music & Me"

"Forever, Michael"

"Got To Be There"

The Jackson 5 Reissues
"Get It Together"

"Goin' Back To Indiana"


"Maybe Tomorrow"

"Lookin' Through The Windows"