Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Releases at the OV

Got some good new stuff here for your listening pleasure...

Dum Dum Girls "I Will Be"

Wooden Shjips “Vol.2”

Glass Candy “Feeling Without Touching” 12”

Black Tambourine “S/T”

Zola Jesus “Stridulum EP”

+ these
Beirut “Lon Gisland” (Reissue)
Farah “Gay Boy” 12”
Zelia Barbosa “Brazil: Songs of Protest”
Garotas Suecas “Codinome Dinamite” 7”
Jawbreaker “Unfun” (Reissue)
Lou Bond “S/T” (reissue)
Michoacan “In The Dark of the Night” 12” (DFA)
Polar Bear “Peepers”
The Babies “Meet Me in the City” 7”
The Crystal Ark “The City Never Sleeps” 12” (DFA)
Unnatural Helpers “Sunshine” 7”
V/A “Afro-Rock Volume 1” (Kona Records)
V/A “Up In The Air” Soundtrack
Vivian Girls “My Love Will Follow Me” 7”

Saturday, March 27, 2010

WAVED OUT Festival TODAY @ Echo, Echoplex & Origami Vinyl

Aquarium Drunkard w/ The Echo, KXLU & Origami Vinyl brings you

WAVED OUT: A recurring festival of rising artists.
To join in we will be having a selection of bands in our loft:

Jacques Barabon @ 1pm
Young Prisms @ 1:45pm
Dazzleships @ 2:45pm
Pepper Rabbit @ 3:30pm

As always our in-stores are free so stop by on your way into the Echo!

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Splinters and JEFF the Brotherhood Live in the Origami Loft Tonight @ 6pm! + New Adds and Restocks!

We are gushing about our rad little 2fer tonight in the Origami Loft. The Splinters have been tearing up the bay for a little while and bring with them JEFF the Brotherhood, who absolutely impressed down at SXSW. Many were saying they were the best of the fest! Well come see both for yourself for Free along with some free Colt45. The show starts at 6pm!

The Splinters Myspace

JEFF the Brotherhood Myspace

We also got some good new stock in:
New Adds:
Autechre – Oversteps
Dirty Three - Whatever You Love, You Are
Malachai - Ugly Side of Love
Neil Young - Dreamin' Man Live '92
Russian Circles – Geneva
The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights
You Say Party! We Say Die! – XXXX

Blockhead – The Music Scene
Elliott Smith – Needle In The Hay 7”
Elliott Smith – Speed Trials 7”
Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Grizzly Bear – Yellow House
Midlake – The Courage Of Others
Russian Circles – Enter
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Dap-Dippin’ With…
The Budos Band – S/T EP
The Heavy – The House That Dirt Built
The Magnetic Fields – Realism
The Nerves – Live At The Pirate’s Cove
The Nerves – One Way Ticket
V/A – Dynamite With A Laserbeam: Queen As Heard Through The Meat Grinder Of Three One G
V/A - Eccentric Soul 007: The Deep City Label
V/A – Pebbles Vol. 1
Zeros – Don’t Push Me Around

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Neil DJs Tonight at Boys. Regular at the Good Luck Bar

Hey Folks,
If you don't have any plans tonight and are feeling dapper and dainty, then come join me as I guest DJ at a new monthly called Boys. Regular hosted by our friends Neil Popkin and Josh Castro. We'll be spinning all sorts of goodies from the days of yonder. I'll be sippin on an old fashioned for sure...

here is the flier

Hope to see ya there!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Origami Vinyl joins Waved Out Festival

Aquarium Drunkard, The Echo & KXLU present
WAVED OUT: A Recurring Festival Of Rising Artists
...and Origami Vinyl has been asked to join up!
During the festival we'll be having a selection of bands in our loft space. Come join in on the fun!

1:00pm - Jacques Barabon
1:45pm - Young Prisms
2:45pm - Dazzleships
3:30pm - Pepper Rabbit
4:30pm - We Barbarians ( Not confirmed)

Free & All Ages

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Releases + Special Ltd Edition Dirty Projectors Poster from their Feb 27th Show!

It's a new release day and we have a really cool exclusive on sale here at the OV.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall has given us a small amount of art posters of the Dirty Projectors with Alarm Will Sound and the Los Angeles Philharmonic show that occurred on February 27th, 2010. We only have 15 of these and probably won't get any more. They are only $10, so hurry up an get yours.

Here's all the new stuff we got:
- Bonnie “Prince” Billy & The Picket Line “Funtown Comedown”
- Michael Yonkers “Lovely Gold”
- Bill Callahan “Rough Travel For A Rare Thing”
- Bill Callahan “The Wind & The Dove” 7”
- The Cairo Gang “Holy Clover” 7”
- The Crystelles “Attach and Detach”
- Peg Leg Love “Valley of the Dead” 7”

And here's the restocks!
- Sic Alps / Magik Markers "Six Song Tour 12""
- Sic Alps "A Long Way Around to a Shortcut"
- Smog "Julius Caesar"
- Smog "Wild Love"
- Silver Jews "Starlite Walker"
- OM "God is Good"
- Six Organs of Admittance "Luminous Night"
- Bert Jansch "LA Turnaround"
- Will Oldham "Joya"
- Bonnie "Prince" Billy "Master and Everyone"
- Jim O'Rourke "Eureka"
- Scott Walker "Tilt"

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Restock List for 3/22

WOW!! What a week! SXSW was a blast. Thanks again to our very special helping hands who kept the shop up and running while we were gone.

Here's a lil' teaser restock with plenty more coming soon.

Bob Marley – Catch A Fire
Bob Marley – Exodus
Broken Bells – The High Road 7”
Crystal Castles – S/T
Daniel Johnston – Artistic Vice & 1990
Daniel Johnston – Hi, How Are You
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – S/T
James Brown – Live At The Apollo
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
John Coltrane – Ballads
Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around
M.I.A. – Kala
Mos Def – The Ecstatic
Rogue Wave – Permalight
Ryan Adams – 29
Ryan Adams – Cold Roses
Ryan Adams – Demolition
Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger
Ryan Adams – Gold
Ryan Adams – Jacksonville City Nights
The Entrance Band – S/T
The Melvins – Nude With Boots
Them Crooked Vultures – S/T
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
UNKLE – Psyence Fiction
V/A – Monsieur Gainbsourg Revisited
White Denim – Fits
Willie Nelson – Songbird
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones

Drop by and swap some stories with us if you're around. Excited to hear how everyone's time was.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

WORKER BEE performing at 6pm TODAY!

Happy Marathon day Los Angeles! Congrats to all those runners who completed the run today. You made it!! Now that Sunset is drivable again get yourself down to the store tonight at 6pm. Worker Bee is here all the way from San Jose , CA (home of the haunted Winchester Mansion!!) and will be performing in the loft. COME ON!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Releases + Shortened Hours this week due to SXSW

We leave at the butt crack of dawn tomorrow for what is sure to be an epic journey for our ears and tummies, but fear not for those that we leave behind! Origami will still be open thanks to our friends Jacqueline, S. Foye, Katie, and Brandon! The hours will be a little shorter so hopefully it isn't too inconvenient to you.

Here are the hours for the next 7 days:

Tue - Wed: Noon til 7pm
Fri - Sat: Noon til 10pm
Sun - Mon: Noon til 7pm

And here is everything we got in stock today!

New Releases
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba - I Speak Fula
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba - Segu Blue
Editors - In This Light and On This Evening
Happy Birthday - S/T
King Khan & Pat Meteor - The Fiery Tears of St. Laurent 7”
Pelican - What We All Come To Need
The Whigs - In The Dark
Tiny Vipers - Life on Earth (ltd to 500)

New Adds
Catherine Howe - What A Beautiful Place (Numero 012)
V/A - Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay (Numero 014)
V/A - Good God! Born Again Funk (Numero 030)
V/A - Local Customs: Downriver Revival (Numero 026)

New Restocks
24-Carat Black - Gone: The Promises of Yesterday
Eccentric Soul 13 - Twinight's Lunar Rotation (4LP Box – Numero 013)
Niela Miller - Songs of Leaving
Pisces - A Lovely Sight
V/A - Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up (Numero006)
V/A - Dont Stop: Recording Tap 3LP (Numero 019)
V/A - Eccentric Soul 007: The Deep City Label
V/A - Eccentric Soul 027: Smart's Palace
V/A - Soul Messages from Dimona (Numero021)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Crystal Antlers + The Franks in-stores

We've got a double feature for you today.

Kicking the day off at 4pm with Crystal Antlers who are celebrating the release of their new 7"!! We will have plenty on hand.

Then at 7pm we bring you The Franks who are also celebrating the recent release of their first 7". We know you will be grabbing this up after you get a whiff of their unmistakable rock.
and as always we will have free Colt 45 on hand.

It's an aural kick in the neck we think you can handle.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Ben Harper and Relentless7 Live in the Origami Loft Tonight @ 9pm + New Adds and Restocks

Last Saturday, as we were preparing our shop for the BigBang in-store, a very familiar character walked in and began to browse the selection. After 20 or so minutes he had made his choices and casually walked to the register. BigBang had started to make a ruckus upstairs whilst setting up their gear and our customer looked up and said, "Oh shit!, I guess I need to look up more often!" After chatting with Sean for a few minutes he introduced himself. Sean recalled the memorable experience of watching Ben play at Bonnaroo a few years back with John Paul Jones and ?uestlove and mentioned how he would love to hear that on a record. After many friendly exchanges, Ben mentioned something about wanting to play the shop and gave Sean his email. A couple emails back and forth and here we are, less than a week later, all giddy about Ben Harper and Relentless7 playing probably their most intimate show ever (45 people capacity). Crazy!

So here's the deal... We will start letting people line-up outside (in a secret location) at 7:30pm. No one is allowed to line-up prior. At 8:45pm we will clear out all the customers in the shop and let in the first 45 people. Ben Harper and Relentless7 will start around 9pm. We aren't sure how long they plan on playing, but we hope they jam out as long as possible.

We ask that everyone plays nice tonight. This is a very special opportunity for everyone. Please remember that we are just a little record shop.

We want to thank Ben and Relentless7 for being such strong supporters of our shop and gracing us with this very special performance.

For those about to shop, here are some newbies in time for the weekend!
New Adds
Beach House - S/T
Dayna Kurtz / My Brightest Diamond - Split 7"
Field Music - Field Music (Measure)
Field Music - If Only The Moon Were Up
Field Music - In Context 7"
Field Music - She Can Do What She Wants 7"
Japanther / Ninjasonik - Split 7"
Lamps - Niels Bohr Was An Excellent Ping Pong Player 7"
Michael Hurley - Hi Fi Snock Uptown
Neurosis - The Eye of Every Storm
Nice Face - Immer Etwas
Overnight Lows - City of Rotten Eyes
Pentagram - Review Your Choices
Pentagram - Sub-Basement
Pixies - S/T
The C&B - 1991 pre-Shadow Ring Recordings 7"
The Ex + Tom Cora - Scrabbling at the Lock
The Pink Noise – Birdland
V/A - Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria
V/A - Nigeria Special: Volume 2 Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6
V/A - Thai Beat A Go-Go: Groovy Sounds From the Land of Smile Volume 2
Wedding Present - George Best
Woods - I Was Gone 7"

Chin Chin - We Don't Wanna Be Prisoners 7"
El-P - Fantastic Damage
Fred McDowell - S/T
Karen Dalton - It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best
King Khan & BBQ Show - Invisible Girl
Kurt Vile - Constant Hitmaker
Lindstrom & Christabelle - Real Life Is No Cool
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
Sun Ra - Disco 3000
The Mantles - S/T
The Oh Sees - Sucks Blood
V/A - Soviet Funk: Volume One
Woods - How To Survive In + In The Woods
Woods - Songs Of Shame

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Releases, Adds & Restocks

New Releases
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat The Devil's Tattoo
The Besnard Lakes - Are The Roaring Night
Crystal Antlers - Little Sister/Dead Horses 7”
Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Coconuts - S/T
Johnny Cash - American VI Ain't No Grave
Lovvers - OCD Go Go Go Girls
Burning Star Core - Papercuts Theater
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced (reissue)
Jimi Hendrix -Axis: Bold as Love (reissue)
Jimi Hendrix -Electric Ladyland (reissue)
Jimi Hendrix -First Rays of the New Rising Sun (reissue)
Shooter Jennings & HIerophant - Black Ribbons
JJ - No. 3
Pavement - Brighten the Corners (Reissue)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Reissue)
Pavement - Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (reissue)
Pavement - Terror Twilight (Reissue)
Pavement - Watery, Domestic (Reissue)
Pavement - Wowee Zowee (Reissue)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
The Bundles - S/T
The Holloys/Dengue Fever - Split 7”
The Morning Benders Big Echo
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
Twin Tigers - Gray Waves
Twin Tigers - Sexless Love 7”
White Hinterland - Kairos

New Adds
Lylas - Do You Believe in Blood"
Franklin Bruno - Zero Return 7”

Girls - Album
Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy
Ratatat - Classics
The Big Pink - Velvet Remixes 12"
The Horrors - Primary Colours
The Morning Benders - Promises 7"
The National - Boxer
The XX - XX
Vampire Weekend - Contra

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Origami Vinyl steps out tonight with LA Approved

(click the image for a better view)

Come on out and hang!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

BigBang storms the Origami Loft tonight

Let us tell you about Bigbang. They have been dubbed Norway’s Greatest Live Band, and have been a major force in the Norwegian music scene for over a decade. This year they released "Edendale" a love letter to Silverlake (where band members have lived for the last few years). "Edendale" is full of raucous and rollicking rock, a little bit of soul & some psychedelia, the tracks imbued with mad dashes of everything from CSNY harmonies to Hüsker Dü energy, J. Mascis guitar gusts and more. All of which has earned them a nomination for a Spellmanprisen (the Norwegian equivalent to a Grammy).

We are very excited to welcome them to the loft and hope you will be too.

BigBang plays at 7pm + free Colt 45.

Get ready, get set, get chicken love!

This all ages Festival/Fundraiser features

The Submarines
The Growlers
The Pity Party
Summer Darling
& Thao Nguyen
with special guest-host Dianna Agron from GLEE!

Also: Get in the mood with punk rock hairdos from The Hive Hair Shop, rocker accessories from local LA designers, burgers from Grill ‘Em All Food Truck, and more.
For more information click here: http://826lachickensinlove.eventbrite.com

All the proceeds go to help 826LA continue all of their wonderful after-school workshops. Support the kids. Support the cause. We hope to see you out today! If you can't make it click the image above to donate at your convenience.

(If you can't make it watch the live stream right here)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Blue Jungle Live in the Origami Loft Tonight @ 7pm + New Stuff in Stock!

Local reverb lovers Blue Jungle take the loft on tonight at 7pm sharp. We will have their album on sale and free Colt45 on ice!

We also got these great new items in stock!
New Adds:
Balmorhea – Constellations
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat the Devil's Tattoo
Hockey - Mind Chaos
Skeletonwitch - Worship the Witch 10"
Tom Waits – Orphans (7LP Box + 32 Page Booklet)
V/A – Minimal Waves Compilation
V/A – Secondhand Sureshot

Dan Deacon + Adventure – Split 12”
Health - Get Color
Panda Bear – Person Pitch
The Dukes Of Stratosphear – 25 O’Clock
Yeasayer – Odd Blood
Doom - Gazzillion-Ear EP

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Who's That Girl?

Ali, Origami mascot and self-appointed greeter, seems to make friends everyday. This cute little girl comes by whenever Ali's in the shop and we have yet to meet her ourselves. If anyone knows her name... let us know. Who's that girl? (¿Quien es esta nina?)


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

On the New Tip: OV gots these...


A Sunny Day In Glasgow "Nitetime Rainbows"

Japanther "Rock 'n' Roll Ice Cream"

Little Boots "Hands EP"

Lightspeed Champion "Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You."

Golden Triangle "Double Jointer"

Jaguar Love "Hologram Jams"

Frank Turner "Love Ire & Song"

Prince Far I "Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3"

The Ruby Suns "Fight Softly"

Phantograms "Eyelid Movies"

Loscil "Endless Falls"

Monday, March 1, 2010

IAMSOUND Presents the LA Collection + Restocks

New Adds
Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros/Moonrats Split 7” (The LA Collection #1 – IAMSOUND)

IAMSOUND is proud to present The LA Collection, a series of limited edition split 7-inches to be released from February to August in collaboration with one of their favorite UK record stores, Pure Groove Records. All artists are LA acts hand-picked by IAMSOUND that represent the true talent and diversity that they believe the City Of Angles has to offer. All of the artwork is done by local artists Ingrid Allen and Elisa Saether, with typesetting by designer Aaron Rose.

Kicking off the series is this excellent split with Ed Sharpe and his crew offering up a live version of the summery sing-a-long "Up From Below" and The Moonrats bring the hypnotic swagger of "Goodnight Blue". Both are gems! Don't miss out and keep your eye out for more fun from IAMSOUND.

New Restocks
Band Of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You 7"
Baroness – The Blue Album
Beach House - Teen Dream
Gossip – Music For Men
Iron And Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
Low - Drums and Guns
No Age – Nouns
Retribution Gospel Choir – 2
The Album Leaf - A Chorus Of Storytellers
Townes Van Zandt – Flying Shoes
Townes Van Zandt – Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas