Monday, September 27, 2010


Hey everybody!!! What're you doing to beat the heat this week? Our trick: stay busy...then you don't notice it. What can we say, we like to live in denial. We're keeping our minds from melting by getting ready for our trip out to Vegas this coming week. MATADOR 21 HERE WE COME! (If you haven't heard...check it out)

Well, here's what we've gotten in so far:

New Adds
Animal Collective - Here Comes The Indian
Animal Collective – Danse Manatee
Animal Collective – Sung Tongs
Brian Eno – The BBC Sessions
Can – Inner Space
Ceremony – Rohnert Park
Conan O'Brien – And They Call Me Mad? 7”
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Dark Night Of The Soul
Dead Weather – Blue Blood Blues 7”
Eels – Tomorrow Morning
Einsturzende Neubauten – Haus Der Luege
Einsturzende Neubauten – Kollaps
Fever Ray – Seven 12”
Games - Everything Is Working 7"
Gang Of Four – The Peel Sessions
Guilty Simpson - OJ Simpson
Hanni El Khatib 7”
J Dilla - Donut Shop (Special Edition)
Jason Falkner – I'm OK, You're OK
Junip - Fields
Lightning Bolt – Earthly Delights
Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow
Madlib - Medicine Show #3: Beat Konducta in Africa
Madlib - Medicine Show #5: History of The Loop Digga
Madlib - Medicine Show #7: High Jazz
Moses Campbell - Who Are You? Who Is Anyone?
Neu! - Vinyl Box
Oingo Boingo – Marching In Time
Oneohtrix Point Never / Antony / Fennesz - Returnal 7"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Semi-Marxist Like Us
Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (Box Set)
The Beatles – Let It Be...Naked
The Cramps – Memphis Poseurs
The Cramps – Off The Bone
The Cure – Pillbox Tales: 1977-1979
The Sundelles - Dead Youth 7"
V/A - Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti Box Set
Young Hunting - Into Yr Mind 7"

A Place To Bury Strangers – Exploding Head
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
Beach House - Teen Dream
Beastie Boys – Check Your Head
Big Black – Songs About Fucking
Billy Holiday – God Bless The Child
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Beat The Devil's Tattoo
Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void
Brant Bjork – Jalamanta
Brant Bjork – Local Angel
Brant Bjork – Tres Dias
Brant Bjork & The Bros – Somera Sol
Brant Bjork & The Operators – S/T
Broken Social Scene – Feel Good Lost
Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
Burning Brides – Anhedonia
Burning Brides – Hang Love
Can - Future Days
Can – Future Days
Can – Monster Movie
Can – Tago Mago
Captain Beefheart – Clear Spot
Che – Sounds Of Liberation
Descendents – Milo Goes To College
Drive Like Jehu – S/T
Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime (+ 7”)
Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Simplest Love 7”
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below
Eels – End Times
Eels – Hombre Lobo
Einsturzende Neubauten – Halber Mensch
Exploding Hearts – Guitar Romantic
Farflung – A Wound In Eternity
Fatso Jetson – Live
Fever Ray – S/T
Frank Sinatra – Sings For Only The Lonely
Fu Manchu – California Crossing Demos
Fu Manchu – Godzilla's/Eating Dust
Fu Manchu – Signs Of Infinite Power
Guilty Simpson - Ode To The Ghetto
Happy Birthday - S/T
Hold Steady – Stay Positive
Icarus Line – Black Lives At The Golden Coast
Iron And Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
J Dilla - Donuts
J Dilla - Ruff Draft
Jay Reatard – Blood Visions
Joy Division – Ideal For Living 7”
Kraftwerk – Autobahn
Kraftwerk – Computer World
Lambchop – Oh (Ohio)
Liars – Sisterworld
Love – Four Sail
M83 – Before The Dawn Heals Us
Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
Mayer Hawthorne - Just Aint Gonna Work Out 10" (Heart Shaped)
Misfits – Collection
Misfits – Collection 2
Mogwai - Young Team (Box Set)
Mondo Generator – Dog Food 7”
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
Neu! - Neu! '75
Neu! - Neu! '86
Neu! - Neu! 2
Nirvana - Nevermind (Reissue)
Nite Jewel - Weak For Me 7"
No Joy – No Summer 7”
Peanut Butter Wolf - Straight To Tape 1990-1992
Radiohead – Amnesiac
Radiohead – Kid A
Radiohead – Ok Computer
Radiohead – The Bends
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation
Robyn Hitchcock – Spooked
Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
Roxy Music – S/T
Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker
Sir Richard Bishop – The Freak Of Araby
Smashing Pumpkins – Gish
Soundgarden – Hunting Down 7”
Sun Ra – Angels & Demons At Play
The Beatles – Abbey Road
The Bellrays – Hard, Sweet & Sticky
The Bellrays – Have A Little Faith
The Oh Sees – Warm Slime
The Specials – S/T
The Stone Roses – She Bangs The Drum 7”
The Zombies – Odessey & Oracle
Tom Waits – Mule Variations
V/A - Forge Your Own Chains
V/A - Minimal Wave Tapes
V/A - Psych Funk 101: A Global Psychedelic Funk Curriculum
Warsaw – S/T
Weezer – Weezer (Blue Album)
Yawning Man – Pothead 10”
Yawning Man – Rock Formations
Eels – Transmissions Session 2009

So much work. So very little time. You can help lighten our work load by taking some of this off our hands. It's a WIN WIN!

See ya!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Tomorrow we are teaming up with our friends at Aquarium Drunkard & The Echoplex for WAVED OUT 2. Dungen are headlining and there are plenty of amazing bands filling out the rest of the day so simply put this is going to be an amazing day/night of music. Along with the great lineup there will be DJs, food trucks, tarot card readers, HIT & RUN silk screening, spin art and a few other wonderful surprises. We won't lie...IT'S GONNA BE SICK!!!

Check out the lineup...

All of our shows are free and all ages.

2pm-2:30pm Bowery Beasts

3pm-3:40pm Victoria Noll

4:30pm-5pm The Zig Zags

5:45pm-6:15pm So Many Wizards

7pm-7:30pm John Carpenter

8:10pm Gestapo Khazi

THE ECHOPLEX (Doors at 3pm.)

4:30pm-5pm Young Prisms

5:15pm-5:40pm Summer Darling

6pm-6:30pm Shannon & the Clams

6:50pm-7:20pm Hanni El Khatib

7:40pm-8:10pm Lord Huron

8:30pm Sharon Van Etten

9:30pm The Entrance Band

10:30pm Dungen

now here's a sweet poster...

Don't miss out on any part of this incredible day of music!!

JUST ANNOUNCED: Brunch With SUPERCHUNK @ Origami Vinyl on Tuesday, Oct 19th @ Noon!


One of the all-time great indie bands will be rockin' Origami's Loft...SUPERCHUNK! This is a dream come true for Sean and I...

On Tuesday, October 19th at noon, Superchunk will be playing an all acoustic set of songs from their new album on Merge Records, Majesty Shredding, plus some of your faves from albums past!

The only way to guarantee entry to the show is by purchasing Majesty Shredding or the brand new reissues of No Pocky For Kitty and On The Mouth. We only have 40 spots. 1 LP = 1 entry so act fast!!!

You can also purchase tickets to Superchunk's show at the Henry Fonda for that same night right here at Origami!

Superchunk - Digging For Something from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wet & Reckless in-store tonight 7pm

How rad is tonight gonna be? IT'S GONNA BE AWESOME!!!

We're celebrating the (about time they had something) release of Wet & Reckless' first 7" - a split with Tuscon's own Tracy Shedd and out on Fort Lowell Records.

W&R make catchy, poppy songs that subtly hide a darker side. Listen below for the twist!
Fort Lowell Records Artist Sampler by FortLowellRecords
So like I said tonight is gonna be awesome! Get in on the fun at 7pm.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Releases, New Adds, Retocks!

New Releases
Flying Lotus "Pattern + Grid World"
Maximum Balloon "S/T"
Oval "O"
Sam Prekop "Old Punch Card"
Tera Melos "Patagonian Rats"
Forgetters "Vampire Lessons" 7" (Blake from Jawbreaker/Jets To Brazil)
No Bunny "First Blood"
Tim Hecker "Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again" (Reissue)
Shit Robot "From The Cradle To The Rave"
Sharon Van Etten "epic"
The Monochrome Set "Early Recordings: 1977-1977 White Noise"
Circle Pit "Bruise Constellation"
Frankie Rose and The Outs "S/T"

New Adds
Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III + Tarr – Split 12”
Delorean - As Time Breaks Off 12"
King Khan and The Shrines - The Supreme Genius Of...
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists - Hearts of Oak
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Shake the Streets
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists - The Tyranny of Distance
The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream
The Thermals – Personal Life
V/A - Dracula Safari

400 Blows - Angel's Trumpets And Devil's Trombones
Arthur Russell - The Sleeping Bag Sessions
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus (12 Year Anniversary Edition)
Future Islands – In Evening Air
King Khan & The Shrines - What Is?!
The Black Crowes – Croweology

Monday, September 20, 2010

POST- is TONIGHT! Special Guests: BLUE JUNGLE!

Our weekly DJ night, POST- is happening tonight @ Footsie's in Highland Park. Special Guests, Blue Jungle, will be spinning as well!

drink special is $5 shot w/ beer.

no cover.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Judgement Day...TONIGHT!

Our new friends Judgement Day are stopping by this evening to blast your ears and hearts full of their amazing black metal. It's dark, violent & evil sounding...and the best part is it's all played on violin & cello.

You can check these devilish virtuosos out at 7pm live in our loft!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Merge Records Double-Header TODAY w/ The Love Language and Radar Brothers!

What a treat!!! Our good buddies at Merge Records have put together a stellar double-header of music today at Origami!

At 5pm we welcome The Love Language to our loft. The Raleigh, NC kids are in town doing a tour with Local Natives and have been playing to packed crowds each night.

Then at 7pm, the fantastic Radar Brothers will be gracing the loft. We've been getting them in to the shop for a really long time and are so excited to finally have them play.

As always, our in-stores are free. Come pick up both of their LPs which were just recently released.

Also for today only. If you shop at Origami you get a 10% discount off your meal at XOIA across the street. Just show 'em your receipt! Heart Echo Park!

Friday, September 17, 2010

New Adds & Restocks

Hey! You! Yeah you! You lookin' for records? Well we got 'em. Check out all the stuff we got back in. Whatever you're looking for is probably in there...and if it's not then we probably already have it on it's way. HELLZ YEAH!!

New Adds
Ana Caravelle – Basic Climb
Asura / Anenon - Split 12"
BXI (Boris w/Ian Astbury) – BXI
Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
Superchunk – Majesty Shredding
The Black Keys – Brothers
Traps, Ps – S/T 7”
Up Died Sound – S/T

Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Blonde Redhead – In An Expression Of The Inexpressable
Blonde Redhead – Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons
Built To Spill – Keep It Like A Secret
Built To Spill – Perfect From Now On
Built To Spill – There Is No Enemy
Built To Spill – You In Reverse
Cap’n Jazz – Analphabetapolothology
Caribou – Swim
Crystal Antlers – Tentacles
Dead Man’s Bones – S/T
Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
Gang Of Four – Entertainment
Joy Division – Closer
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
Les Savy Fav – Root For Ruin
Neil Young – Greatest Hits
Neil Young – Harvest
Neil Young – S/T
Neil Young with Crazy Horse – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Nirvana – In Utero
Panda Bear – Person Pitch
Public Image Ltd. – Album
Rare Grooves – S/T 7”
Spoon – Gimme Fiction
Spoon – Transference
T. Rex – Electric Warrior
Talking Heads – 77
Talking Heads – Remain In Light
The Cure – Disintegration (2xLP reissue)
The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics (180g)
The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
The Smiths – S/T
The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
The Soft Pack – S/T
The Walkmen – Lisbon
Tom Waits – Alice
Tom Waits – Blood Money
Toro Y Moi – Causers Of This
Wilco – A Ghost Is Born
Wilco – AM
Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
Wilco – Summerteeth
Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

KXSC Presents yOya / Ana Caravelle w/ Asura TONIGHT @ 7pm

This one features LA's favorite new folktronic band yOya and the gorgeous pixie folk of Ana Caravelle with the talented beat maker, Asura, filling in on harp and tambura.

both are celebrating their new releases on vinyl! come check out the sounds and pick up a copy!

It all kicks off at 7pm and is free!

Another awesome show at OV put on by our friends at KXSC!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Summer Darling Confirms Tour With OK GO!

Summer Darling has just confirmed their tour with OK GO!!!

Here are the Dates:
10/5 - Albuquerque, NM TBC
10/6 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater ^
10/7 - TBC
10/8 - TBC
10/9 - TBC
10/10 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues ^
10/11 - TBC
10/12 - Louisville, KY - Discover Louisville Festival ^
10/13 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom ^
10/14 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theater ^
10/15 - Ottawa, ON - Capital City Music Hall ^
10/16 - Montreal, ON - Le National ^

^ with OK GO and Company of Thieves

Summer Darling on Anchortapes

Our pals at Anchortapes recently shot Summer Darling live in the Origami Loft for an upcoming feature. You can check out some of that action below...

ONEoff: SUMMER DARLING // ORIGAMI VINYL // 09.06.10 from Anchortapes.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Grinderman 2 + Other newbies in Today

New Adds
Azure Ray - Drawing Down The Moon
Chromeo - Business Casual
Deftones - White Pony (REISSUE)
Doug Burr – O Ye Devastator
Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
Milt Jackson / Coleman Hawkins - Bean Bags (REISSUE)
Philip Selway – Familial
Prince Rama - Shadow Temple
Starflyer 59 – The Changing of the Guard
Telegraph Canyon – The Tide and The Current
The Langley Sisters – Queen Bee 7”
The Stooges - Fun House (REISSUE)
The Stooges - S/T (REISSUE)

Richard Swift – The Novelist

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Releases TODAY + A huge restock...

It's a big release day today. Here's what we got so far...

New Releases

Aids Wolf – Very Friendly 12”
Antony & The Johnsons – Thank You For Your Love
Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart
Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle
Electric Sunset – S/T
J. Tillman – Singing Ax
Les Savy Fav – Root For Ruin
Megafaun – Heretofore
Mice Parade – What It Means To Be Left Handed
The Drums – S/T
The Walkmen – Lisbon
White Shit – Carry Me 7”


Abe Vigoda – Skeleton
Akron/Family - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free
Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Blonde Redhead – 23
Blonde Redhead - Misery Is a Butterfly
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Cat Power - Moon Pix
Cat Power - The Greatest
Cat Power - You Are Free
Cold Cave - Life Magazine
Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park
Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
Dinosaur Jr – Farm
Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
Explosions In The Sky - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone
Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell The Truth…
Fol Chen - Part II: The New December
Fucked Up - Year Of The Pig
Gang Gang Dance - God's Money
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes
Guided By Voices - Under The Bushes Under The Stars
Harlem – Hippies
Indian Jewelry – Totaled
Infinite Body - Carve Out The Face Of My God
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
jj – jj n° 2
jj - jj n° 3
Jonsi – Go
Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls, and Marches (Reissue)
Mission of Burma - Vs. (Reissue)
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy (Deluxe 2xLP)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Reissue)
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (reissue)
Pavement - Terror Twilight (Reissue)
Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
Pixies – Doolittle
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Pixies - Trompe Le Monde
Ratatat – Classics
Ratatat - LP3
Ratatat - LP4
Sigur Ros - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
St. Vincent – Actor
St. Vincent - Marry Me
Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise
Sufjan Stevens - The BQE
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
The Morning Benders - Big Echo
The National – Alligator
The National - High Violet
The New Pornographers - Electric Version
The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
Vampire Weekend - S/T
Volcano Choir – Unmap
White Shit - Sculpted Beef
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

Monday, September 13, 2010

POST- is tonight!!!

Come on down to Footsie's tonight to hear Sean and Neil play some of their favorite Post-Punk, Post-Metal, Post-Hardcore, and Post-Rock records. We kick things off @ 10pm and are running a drink special! A PBR and Well-Shot for $5...

it's 21+ and Free to get in!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

ORIGAMI VINYL presents FRENCH MIAMI at SPACELAND tonight + Florence & The Machine photos!

We're super excited to bring some of our favorite bands to Spaceland tonight and think you should join us. Each of the bands tonight have all caught our attention in some way either by flooring us live or catching a track that made us search out everything we could find. We hope tonight does the same thing to you!

The night goes as such:
9pm - Lesands

10pm - Alpine Decline

11pm - French Miami

12pm - LA Font

Hope to see you tonight!

Also, in Origami news...yesterdays Florence + The Machine in-store was fantastic. Check out the photo slideshow below to see some amazing shots of the band (as far as we're concerned the shop never looked so good).

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Florence + The Machine performs for VEVO + Robotanists In-Store

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! What a day we have in store!

First off...The SALEM listening party was fantastic last night! The new album sounds amazing! Cheers to IAMSOUND for another awesome release!

Now, I'm sure by now most of you have heard that Florence + The Machine are performing at Origami Vinyl this afternoon. We are so excited and proud that she chose us for this! Unfortunately, if you are just finding out, attendance to this event is completely filled up, but her performance will be filmed by VEVO so you can look for it there later. Also, you can add us on Twitter or Facebook to catch our quick breaking updates so you don't miss out next time.

Afterwards, stick around for Robotanists LP release party and in-store. Robotanists' first LP CURRENT is now available at Origami Vinyl in Echo Park and to celebrate the album's release they're doing a special in store performance!

Aptly titled CURRENT, the record includes hand picked selections from the band’s previous records, including songs like, “Wait a Minute Here,” “Close Down The Woods,” “Exiled State of Mind,” “Dance, Dance, Dance,” and others! Included with the album are FREE digital downloads of both full albums, CLOSE DOWN THE WOODS and SHAPES AND VARIATIONS. Each limited edition record is hand numbered, in a durable clear jacket, and made of randomly colored 150 gram deluxe vinyl… so NO TWO ARE ALIKE!!!!

Robotanists play at 7pm.


Friday, September 10, 2010

OV Doubleheader: Futurebirds In-Store at 4pm :: SALEM Listening Party @ 8pm!


Futurebirds, who just released their album on local imprint, Autumn Tone, are going to be gracing our loft at 4pm! They hail from Athens are feature a blend of psychedlic and southern folk. They are rockin' and if you haven't seen these cats yet, you are in for a treat!


SALEM, which is one of our most anticipated releases of the year, will be having a listening party for their new album out on IAMSOUND at 8pm. We will also be hooking you up with a free exclusive SALEM 7" if you pre-order the record tonight. Refreshments will be provided.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

KXSC presents Daedelus + Teebs "ACLA 10x6" Release Party + In-store Tonight

Come celebrate the release of the latest in the All City LA Series with Daedelus & Teebs appearing live in our loft!

For the sixth 10 of the series All City has lined up one of LA’s old guard and one of the hardest working – Daedelus (Plug Research/Brainfeeder) alongside new comer Teebs (Brainfeeder/Poobah). A founding member of LA’s Dublab internet radio station and with a discography spanning over 10 years not to mention multiple genres, Daedelus’s rep as one of the godfathers of the current beat scene is well earned. His side here reads as one continuous stream of music in six parts. Seamlessly flowing the best it builds right to the last track "Vous Ites Stereo" a fantastic Stereolab flip. On the other side Teebs, who already designed the Knxwledge cover for All City earlier this year, comes with 4 lush tracks. One of the privileged few who can post fix his name with the word ‘Brainfeeder’. Expect to hear more from him in the future. - All City

For more info & to preview the album check it out right here: Rush Hour

The show begins at 7pm and is brought to you by KXSC

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rawkblog Premieres Summer Darling's Video for The Author!

Head over to Rawkblog today to check out Summer Darling's first official video for their song "The Author" off their new self-titled album on Origami! The video was directed by Joshua Locy.

Watch the video HERE

Download the entire album for FREE here

Here are some stills from the video:

Monday, September 6, 2010

POST- is back!!!

POST- IS BACK!!! Come join us at our new home Footsies every Monday starting tonight. Grab some drinks and hear your favorite post-punk, post-rock, post-folk or whatever. 10pm-2am.

Hope to see ya later!

Summer Darling Video Premiere Party Tonight @ 6pm

Summer Darling will be unleashing their first music video for "The Author" tonight at 6pm at Origami. Directed by Josh Locy. Come enjoy free refreshments, pizza, and a free stripped down performance from the band!

Pizza and Refreshments - 6pm
"The Author" Screening - 7pm
Summer Darling - 7:15pm

If you can't join us tonight, be sure to catch it's online premiere at tomorrow!!!

The album is still available as a FREE download at the band's Bandcamp page

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Closing early today

Hi everyone. In the spirit of recovery from FYF Fest (and from screaming our heads off to Unbroken) we will be closing at 6pm today.

Thanks for your understanding. We will be back tomorrow bright, bushy tailed and with full hours.

See ya real soon!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Shop Origami Vinyl at FYF Fest!

Our Sunset location will be closed all day tomorrow, Saturday 9/4/10, in order to cater to all who attend FYF Fest that day or night. Come chat us up at out tent while you’re at the festival & check out our special FYF vinyl selections.

See you there!


Neil, Sean, Brandon and the gang.