Sunday, February 28, 2010

SNAP: An Exhibition of Benjamin Hoste's Photography

There will be photos of Silversun Pickups, No Age, Crystal Antlers, Dan Deacon, Everest, and more! We will have wine, Colt 45, and a live dj spinning only vinyl.

PLUS!!!!! Ben will be giving away two prints in a raffle at the opening, one of Brian from Silversun Pickups & one of Jeff Tweedy from Wilco.

The fun begins tonight at 6pm.

SNAP will be showing through March.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Dirty Projectors Have Kidnapped Neil and Sean for the Eve!

So unfortunately the store will be closing at 7pm due to these circumstances. If you happen to see Neil and Sean at the Walt Disney Concert Hall between the hours of 8pm and 11pm, please give them a big high five, hug, firm handshake, or kiss.

Thank you.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Brunch with The Mother Hips today in the Origami Loft!

Anyone up for a liquid lunch?

Come by today at noon to have mimosas and some Mother Hips crammed into your gullet.

You can't drink all day unless you start with The Mother Hips!

Corridor and Estelle Raskina Live in the Origami Loft Tonight!!! + We Have the Joanna Newsom Back In Stock!!

We also got these in today:
Joanna Newsom "Have One On Me"

Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Atlas Sound – Logos
Deerhunter – Microcastle
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Lotus Plaza - Floodlight Collective
Minutemen - The Punch Line
Radiohead - Nude 7"
V/A - Eccentric Soul 007: The Deep City Label
V/A - Eccentric Soul 027: Smart's Palace

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Back like they never went out of style!

We've seen you, waiting by the window, holding on to hope, the simple need for a new Origami T-shirt gone unanswered. Well your prayers have finally been heard...


A special thanks to Hannah Stouffer for the incredible artwork & Altamont! YEAH GUYS! You're the jam...or the jelly...or any other wonderful kind of spread.

And for all you suckas who only care about records...well we've got some more of those in too.

New Adds
Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Raquel 7"
Dam Funk - Toaechizown 5 LP Box Set
J Dilla – Donuts
Judee Sill - S/T
Madlib - No. 1: Before the Verdict with Guilty Simpson
Mayer Hawthorne - The Ills 7"
Myron & E / The Soul Investigators - It's a Shame 7"
Peanut Butter Wolf - Straight to Tape 1990-1992
Quasi - American Gong
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?
V/A - Psych Funk 101
Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I Hate Myself

New Restocks
Big Star - #1 Record
Big Star - 3rd (Sister Lovers)
Black Lips - We Did Not Know The Forest Spirit Made The Flowers Grow
Blockhead – The Music Scene
Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains
Dam Funk - It's My Life 7"
Elliott Smith – Either/Or
Elliott Smith – XO
Elliott Smith – Needle In The Hay 7”
Elliott Smith – Speed Trials 7”
Faust - So Far
Grant-Lee Phillips - Little Moon
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Grizzly Bear – Yellow House
J Dilla - Ruff Draft
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine
Kraftwerk - Tour De France
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
Lilys – Selected
Mayer Hawthorne And The County - Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (Heart Shaped 7”)
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
Nico - Chelsea Girl
Nina Simone - The Amazing Nina Simone
Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart
Public Image Ltd - Second Edition
Serge Gainsbourg - Aux Armes Et Caetera
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie & Clyde
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock
Spacemen 3 – Performance
Television - Marquee Moon
The Budos Band – The Budos Band EP
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
The Heavy – The House That Dirt Built
The Kinks - United Kinksdom
The Raincoats - S/T
The Seeds - S/T
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
Unwound - Challenge For A Civilized Societyzxxt
V/A - Dublab Presents Echo Expansion
V/A - Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974
V/A - The Best Of Bomp Volume One
V/A - The Funky 16 Corners
Wire - Chairs Missing

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Releases Like Crazy

Another big release date at the OV is upon us. so sit back and enjoy...

We Are The World "Clay Stones" 7"
#1 in a series of 7"s from the LA Collection on IAMSOUND

Joanna Newsom "Have One On Me"

Shout Out Louds "Work"

Holly Miranda "The Magician's Private Library"

Four Tet "There Is Love In You"

Plus these:
Efterklang - Magic Chairs
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
Gil Scott-Heron - Me And The Devil 7"
High On Fire – Snakes For The Divine
Hockey – Learn To Lose 7”
Hockey – Too Fake 7”
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Meat Puppets - II (reissue)
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise
Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago
The Big Pink – Velvet Remixes 12"
The Morning Benders - Promises 7"
The Rocket Summer - Of Men and Angels
Titus Andronicus - Four Score and Seven 7"
Tune Yards - Hatari 7"
Tune Yards - Real Live Flesh 7"
tUnE-yArDs - BiRd-BrAiNs
V/A - Harder Shade of Black
Ween – The Pod (Reissue)

And these restocks:
Fever Ray – S/T
Fucked Up - Couple Tracks
Hunx and His Punx - Gay Singles
Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy
M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
M83 – Digital Shades Vol. 1
M83 – Saturdays = Youth
Mission Of Burma - Vs. (The Definitive Edition)
Pixies – Doolittle
Ratatat – Classics
Ratatat - LP3
St. Vincent - Marry Me
The Growlers – Are You In Or Out
The Horrors - Primary Colours
The National – Alligator
The National – Boxer
The XX - VCR 7"
The XX – XX
Vampire Weekend - S/T
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I'm sure you're no stranger to the name VOICEsVOICEs especially since the release of their fantastic new "Origins" EP (produced by Prefuse 73).

But now Origami Vinyl & How To Fight Records would like to introduce you to GOLD ETHER.
Come to Origami Vinyl at 7pm tonight to witness this next incarnation of otherwordly beauty that is VOICEsVOICEs.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Patience, MeditatIon + Restocks

"Have patience. Have patience. Don't be in such a hurry." I'm sure you've all been singing this to yourself under your breath. But fear not, self control & meditation are a thing of the past. Turn off that Tanpura drone, put out the incense and get down to Origami because they're baaaaaack!

Beach House - Teen Dream

Crocodiles/Graffiti Island/Dum Dum Girls/Pens - Split 7"

Best Coast - Sun Was High 7"(on Orange Vinyl)

It's all you ever wanted and more!

Bonnie ‘Billy’ Billy – Arise Therefore
Bonnie ‘Billy’ Billy – Ask Forgiveness
Bonnie ‘Billy’ Billy – Beware
Bonnie ‘Billy’ Billy – Ease Down The Road
Bonnie ‘Billy’ Billy – Lie Down In The Light
Bonnie ‘Billy’ Billy – Master And Everyone
Bonnie ‘Billy’ Billy – Summer In The Southeast
Death – …For The Whole World To See
Jim O’Rourke – Visitor
Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender
Royal Trux – Untitled
Silver Jews – Starlite Walker
Silver Jews – Tanglewood Numbers
Smog – Dongs Of Sevotion
Smog – Julius Caesar
Smog – Julius Caesar
Smog – Knock Knock
Smog – Red Apples Fall
Smog – Supper

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cold Cave Take-Over Origami Tomorrow + Tons of new stock!

From Matador (Cold Cave's Label)
"We here in New York City are a little tired of our west coast friends telling us about their recent streak of 80 degree days. It’s February. It’s supposed to be cold. It’s supposed to be dark. It’s supposed to be gloomy. Deal with it. So to combat the sunshine we’re sending a little bit of the East Coast over to Echo Park tomorrow night when Cold Cave takes over Origami Vinyl for a few hours before their show at The Echoplex.

The store will feature a wall of LPs curated by Cold Cave frontman Wes Eisold, some books and records from Eisold’s own Heartworm Press, a special DJ set/meet-and-greet from the band and free Colt 45.

So quit applying your sunscreen and get your February on."

Sounds fun right!

Here are all the great things we got in the shop today...
New Adds
Chin Chin - We Don't Wanna Be Prisoners 7"
Hollerado - Record In A Bag
Hoquiam (Damien & Drake Jurado) - S/T
Human Skab - Thunder Hips and Saddle Bags
Interference - S/T
Los Campesinos - Romance is Boring
Magic Lantern - S/T
Make-Up - Save Yourself (reissue)
MV & EE - Barn Nova
Past Lives - Tapestry of Webs
Priestess - Prior to the Fire
Reverend Douglas Bell & The Stage Cruisers - Nuclear Blast
Robert Pollard - We All Got Out of the Army
She & Him - In The Sun 7"
Sun Ra - Disco 3000
The Art Museums - Rough Frame
The Babies - All Things Come To Pass Caroline 7"
U.S. Girls - Go Grey
V/A - In A Cloud: New Sounds from San Francisco
V/A - Soviet Funk: Volume One
Wolf People – Tidings
Zeus - Say Us

New Restocks
Antony & The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
Antony & The Johnsons - The Lake
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Broken Social Scene - Bee Hives
Broken Social Scene - S/T
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Circulatory System - Signal Morning
Gang Gang Dance - God's Money
Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
Ganglians - S/T
HEALTH - Die Slow 7"
J. Tillman - Wild Honey Never Stolen 7"
J. Tillman - Year In The Kingdom
Jay Reatard - Singles 06-07
Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970
Lightning Dust - Infinite Dust
Lindstrom & Christabelle - Real Life Is No Cool
Los Campesinos - Hold On Now, Youngster...
Los Campesinos - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Passion Pit – Manners
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie & Clyde
Skip James - Jesus is a Mighty Good Leader
Sonic Youth - S/T
Stars - Do You Trust Your Friends?
The American Analog Set - Set Free
The Antlers – Hospice
The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
The Oh Sees - Sucks Blood
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - S/T
Timber Timbre - S/T
Townes Van Zandt - Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Tx
Volcano Choir – Unmap
Woods - Songs Of Shame

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Gear + New Music & Restocks

New Gear
Bellari VP29 Phono Preamp - a simple solid state phono preamp designed to amplify an RIAA equalized phono signal to a hi-level signal. Very small with a big reputation for durability.

Bear Hands – What A Drag 7”

V/A – Preservation: An album to benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (feat. Andrew Bird, Tom Waits, Yim Yames, Louis Armstrong + more)

Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

Aziz Ansari – Intimate Moments For A Sensual Evening

New Restocks
Iron And Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle
Iron And Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time
No Age - Losing Feeling EP
Avi Buffalo - What's In It For? 7"
Vestax Handytrax
Music Hall Tracker Cartridge

Saturday, February 13, 2010

VOICEsVOICEs in-store + even more new adds & restocks

We are extremely proud to be able to bring you an in-store from one of our favorite local bands VOICEsVOICEs.

On Saturday, February 20th VOICEsVOICEs will be performing as their alter-ego Gold Ether. There will only be guitar, vocals and electronics but no live drums and it will be their only show in LA for at least 3 months.

And in the "more good news" category we just got in all these albums you are looking for:

New Adds
Lambchop – OH (ohio)
Little Dragons – Machine Dreams

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live
Can – Delay
Can – Soundtracks
Can – Out Of Reach
Can – Tago Mago
David Bowie – Pinups
David Bowie – Space Oddity
Faust – Faust IV
Fever Ray – S/T
Gil Scott-Heron – Free Will
Microphones – The Glow, Pt. 2
My Bloody Valentine – Before Loveless
Neu! – Neu!
Neu! – Neu! ‘75
Phoenix – It’s Never Been Like That
PJ Harvey – Peel Sessions
Radiohead – Amnesiac
Radiohead – Kid A
Radiohead – OK Computer
The Slits – Trapped Animal
Yelle – Pop-Up

Friday, February 12, 2010

Deakin tix on sale + New Adds and a few key Restocks

Yo yo yo, check out the new FYF event! TICKETS ON SALE NOW RIGHT HERE!!!

Deakin (Animal Collective) featuring more TBA
Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 7:30 PM PDT (7:30 PM Doors)
at Center for the Arts
2225 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041

FYF Fest is beyond excited to be hosting DEAKIN from Animal Collective's first LA show (and we're beyond ecstatic, so...everyone's basically stoked!). This will be an event not to be missed. All Ages. Any questions please email

Also, you should check out our new stuffs & things:

New Adds
Babe Rainbow – Shaved EP
Big Bang – Edendale
Black Cobra – Chronomega
Dead Man’s Bones – S/T
Lonelady – Intuition 7”
Midlake – The Courage Of Others
Nice Nice – Sea Wave 7”
Silver Starling – S/T
Sonny & The Sunsets – The Hypnotist 7”
We Are Wolves – Invisible Violence

Hecuba – Sir
Spoon – Transference

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The lovers, the dreamers and Origami

Currently outside Origami Vinyl...

Chickens In Love

Over the last 2 months we have been working very closely with the great people over at the non-profit 826LA on helping them create a fundraiser for their free tutoring and workshop programs for children.

What came of it was a lyric writing workshop hosted by LA band The Submarines back in December, called Chickens in Love as coined by the kids. We asked some local musicians to donate time and come down to teach children the basics of lyric composition. Members of Kissing Cousins, Frankel, Hexham Heads, Nico Stai, and The Monolators split up the kids into 6 groups and each created a song of their own. You can see videos of most of them performing the songs at The site also allows you to vote for your favorite song/band by donating a dollar. Each dollar donated equals a vote. And a $30 pledge is Tax Deductible! The winning kids band gets the Gold Record and a rockin' ice cream social!

We then reached out to LA based bands to cover these kids songs and compile them to be released on a Limited Edition LP releasing later this Spring. The artists were extremely generous and really put a ton of love into their kids' song. The artists involved in this compilation are:

- Fiona Apple with Jon Brion and The Punch Brothers
- She & Him
- Cold War Kids
- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
- Tim & Eric
- The Happy Hollows
- Summer Darling
- Dum Dum Girls
- The Growlers
- Crystal Antlers
- The Pity Party
- The Submarines

The songs will be compiled on a Limited Edition LP, CD and as a digital release on iTunes with all proceeds of sales going back to the extremely important free workshops and tutoring programs offered by 826LA. The LP can be pre-ordered now at

In addition to all of this we will be hosting an 826LA mini-festival fundraising event on Saturday, March 6th at 1pm at the Echoplex in Echo Park with a good portion of these artists playing 20-30 minute sets along with their cover of their kids' song. The LPs, CDs, limited run posters and T-shirts will be available. Details and final line-up are still forthcoming, so stay tuned.

I have included the official Press Release as an attachment. We would really appreciate your help in spreading the word via Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and any other channels you may have at your disposal. We have also created a place where you can grab the Press Release, Banner Ads, and other guerilla items to post here

If you write for a magazine, blog, website, or paper, please get in touch with us!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Adds & Restock for 2/6

Here's a little baby one for y'all


New Adds
Etienne Jaumet - Night Music

New Restocks
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
Dan Deacon + Adventure - Split 12"
Neil Young - S/T (Reissue)
Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) - Heartland
Panda Bear - Person Pitch

Have a good weekend!

Friday, February 5, 2010

"the sound of wall" opening TONIGHT + New Adds & Restocks

“the sound of wall”
installation + installation specific sound performance
by: (knee shy)
Tonight from 7-11pm

(knee shy) is a fun-loving art duo, and recent addition to the bulging rolodex of the Los Angeles art community. With their upcoming installation piece, “the sound of wall”, they plan to display their penchant for inclusive playfulness, as well as their love of the strange and beautiful.

The piece itself is essentially a large wall mounted string instrument to which most standard technical titles both do and do not apply. The 7 section unit contains in total 111 strings, some strung properly and others prepared with a variety of objects. The object is amplified both electrically and naturally, and fills the roll of several traditional instrument variants.

Guests are welcome to interact with the piece. For the opening of the installation, (knee shy) will also perform a sound piece composed specifically for the piece in it’s current tuning. It’s sure to be full of 4 handed plucking, bowing, string piano, and other extended technique action.

Tonight, along with the scheduled performance, (knee shy) will be joined by several musical guests. “the sound of wall” will be on exhibition and playable at Origami Vinyl from February 5th through March during normal store hours.

also, some other stuff:

New Adds
Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook
The Besnard Lakes - Albatross 12"
The Melvins – S/T
V/A – Our Boy Roy (Roy Orbison Tribute feat. Ty Segall, Holy Cobras, Cheater Slicks + more)

New Restocks
Alog/Astral Social Club - Split Series #20
Antony & The Johnsons - Another World
Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light
Antony & The Johnsons - You Are My Sister
Beirut – Gulag Orkester
Beirut – March Of The Zapotec/Realpeople Holland
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
Best Coast - Something in the Way 7"
Carbonas – S/T
Cold Cave – Cremations
Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
Fred McDowell – S/T
Fresh & Onlys – Grey Eyed Girls
Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
King Khan & BBQ Show – Invisible Girl
Lindstrom & Christabelle – S/T
Ma Rainey – Those Dogs Of Mine
Skip James – Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)
Sonic Youth – Dirty (Deluxe Edition)
Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise
Sufjan Stevens – Michigan
Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Origami Vinyl presents Paper Crème @ The Short Stop - 10pm Tonight

Here it is again! Come on out to Short Stop tonight and drink, dance & get into some trouble to our hand picked jams & sweet, sweet oddities. Tonights guest DJ is Todd (Sea Level) Clifford.

Vinyl Community unite!!!

And don't forget, Paper Crème is the first Thursday of every month.


Neil, Sean & Sam

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

And here are this weeks new releases!

HAPPY GROUNDHOGS DAY!!! Now I know it's not as big as last week but some great albums have come out today. So get out of that repetitive cycle with some of these sweet, new jams.

Eat Skull - Jerusalem Mall 7"

Kevin Barker - You & Me

Nurse With Wound - Space Music

The Album Leaf - A Chorus Of Storytellers

The Soft Pack - S/T

Toro Y Moi - Causers Of This

Also, we are now carrying vinyl from M'lady's & Awesome Vista Records

Bad Thoughts – Oh Jena 7”
Explode Into Colors – Coffins 7”
Explode Into Colors – Eyes Hands Mouth 7”
Explode Into Colors – Paper 7”
Felt Letters – 600,000 Bands 7”
Mutating Meltdown – Fantasy 7”
Religious To Damn – Falls Down Again 7”
Tamaryn – Weather War 7”

Awesome Vistas:
Dragging An Ox Through Water – The Tropics Of Phenomenon
Flower Of Flesh And Blood – Highlife
IS – Totalities (feat. Sam Coomes, Tara Jane O’Neil, Sara Lund + many more)
Jackie-o Motherfucker – The Cryin’ Sea
Linda Hagood – Pink Love/Red Love

Here's to Tuesdays!