Monday, November 29, 2010

POST- is tonight

POST- is happening again tonight at Footsie's Bar!! Come hear us spin yr fav post-anything jams. Tonights special guest is our homey Brooke from INDIGENOUS. 10-2 every Monday. See you there!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Origami Vinyl's Favorite Albums, Reissues, Singles, and Local Releases of 2010!!!

The time has come for us to unleash our faves of 2010! Below you will find Neil, Sean, and Brandon's top 10 albums, reissues, singles, and local releases of the year.

drum roll please....

Neil's Favorite Albums of 2010
1. Beach House "Teen Dream"
2. Phantogram "Eyelid Movies"
3. Liars "Sisterworld"
4. Crocodiles "Sleep Forever"
5. Lower Dens "Twin Hand Movement"
6. Baths "Cerulean"
7. Menomena "Mines"
8. Deerhunter "Halcyon Digest"
9. Future Islands "In Evening Air"
10. Glasser "Ring"
* footnote: i don't feel right picking Summer Darling's album here since we put it out, but you know I think it slays...

Sean's Favorite Albums of 2010
1. Future Islands "In Evening Air"
2. Grinderman "Grinderman 2"
3. Liars "Sisterworld"
4. Phantogram "Eyelid Movies"
5. Male Bonding "Nothing Hurts"
6. Malachai "Ugly Side Of Love"
7. The New Pornographers "Together"
8. Beach House "Teen Dream"
9. Archie Bronson Outfit "Coconuts"
10. Owen Pallett "Heartland"

Brandon's Favorite Albums of 2010
1. Grinderman "Grinderman 2"
2. Crocodiles "Sleep Forever"
3. Arcade Fire "The Suburbs"
4. Tweak Bird "s/t"
5. Best Coast "Crazy For You"
6. Ok Go "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky"
7. Summer Darling "S/T"
8. No Age "Everything In Between"
9. Gestapo Khazi "S/T"
10. Deerhunter "Halycon Digest"

Neil's Favorite Reissues of 2010
1. Refused "The Shape of Punk To Come"
2. Menomena "Friend and Foe"
3. Antena "Camino Del Sol"
4. Hot Snakes "Suicide Invoice"
5. Ride "Nowhere"
6. Failure "Fantastic Planet"
7. Jawbox "For Your Own Special Sweetheart"
8. Slowdive "Souvlaki"
9. Jesus Lizard "Down"
10. Deftones "White Pony"

Sean's Favorite Reissues of 2010
1. Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy
2. Jawbox "For Your Own Special Sweetheart"
3. Ride "Nowhere"
4. Slowdive "Souvlaki"
5. Hot Snakes "Suicide Invoice"
6. The Fall "This Nation's Saving Grace"
7. Antena "Camino Del Sol"
8. Jesus Lizard "Down"
9. Christie Front Drive "S/T (Stereo)"
10. Beck "Sea Change"

Brandon's Favorite Reissues of 2010
1. Gang of Four "Entertainment"
2. The Magnetic Fields "69 Love Songs
3. Refused "the Shape of Punk to Come"
4. Hot Snakes "Suicide Invoice"
5. Ride "Nowhere"
6. The Fall "The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall"
7. Slowdive "Souvlaki"
8. Failure "Fantastic Planet"
9. The Kinks "Something Else"
10. Jawbox "For Your Own Special Sweetheart"

Neil's Favorite Singles of 2010
1. Young Hunting "Into Yr Mind"
2. Esben and the Witch "Marching Song"
3. SISU "Sharp Teeth"
4. Fever Ray "Mercy Street"
5. Small Black "Despicable Dogs"
6. No Age "Glitter"
7. Abe Vigoda "Throwing Shade"
8. Kurt Vile "In My Time"
9. Best Coast "When I'm With You"
10. Beach Fossils "Daydream"

Sean's Favorite Singles of 2010
1. Young Hunting "Into Yr Mind"
2. Small Black "Despicable Dogs"
3. Esben and the Witch "Marching Song"
4. Dante Vs. Zombies "Branded By Nuns"
5. Kurt Vile "In My Time"
6. White Ring / oOoOO "Split"
7. Abe Vigoda "Throwing Shade"
8. Spain "I'm Still Free"
9. The Franks "S/T" EP
10. No Joy "No Joy"

Brandon's Favorite Singles of 2010
1. Crocodiles/Graffiti Island/Dum Dum Girls/Pens
2. Best Coast "When I'm With You"
3. No Age "Glitter"
4. Gestapo Khazi "Open House"
5. Deerhunter "Revival"
6. Abe Vigoda "Throwing Shade"
7. The Franks "S/T"
8. Kurt Vile "In My Time"
9. Young Hunting "Into Yr Mind"
10. Male Bonding / Dum Dum Girls "Split"

Neil's Favorite Local albums of 2010
1. Crocodiles "Sleep Forever"
2. Baths "Cerulean"
3. Superhumanoids "Urgency"
4. Alpine Decline "S/T"
5. Active Child "Curtis Lane"
6. Autolux "Transit Transit"
7. Warpaint "The Fool"
8. No Age "Everything In Between"
9. Local Natives "Gorilla Manor"
10. Best Coast "Crazy For You"

Sean's Favorite Local Albums of 2010
1. Baths "Cerulean"
2. Superhumanoids "Urgency"
3. Crocodiles "Sleep Forever"
4. No Age "Everything In Between"
5. Alpine Decline "S/T"
6. Jail Weddings "Love Is Lawless"
7. Active Child "Curtis Lane"
8. White Fence "S/T"
9. LA Font "The American Leagues"
10. Residual Echoes "Dead Head"

Brandon's Favorite Local Albums of 2010
1. Gestapo Khazi "S/T"
2. Abe Vigoda "Crush"
3. Crocodiles "Sleep Forever"
4. No Age "Everything In Between"
5. Superhumanoids "Urgency"
6. Summer Darling "S/T"
7. Best Coast "Crazy For You"
8. Autolux "Transit Transit"
9. Jail Weddings "Love Is Lawless"
10. Ok Go "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky"

Birds & Batteries in-store today at 5pm

Come spend your last bit of Black Friday energy with us this afternoon when we welcome Birds & Batteries from S.F.

Their new album "Panorama" (out on Spune/Velvet Blue) has been called "hard-to-describe-but-easy-to-love" by The SF Weekly. Birds & Batteries expertly dive into varying styles that never seem ill-fit be it the epic pulsing of "Some Hypnotic Flash" or the laid back fuzz of "Raincheck".

Check them out at 5pm in our loft.

Happy Black Friday!!!

The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally been called Black Friday. It's apparently the largest shopping day of the year. But I'm pretty sure that means people in the suburbs hit the malls, because last year it was just a normal day for us and the other shops in our hood. Well that may all change today due to our good friends who put together Record Store Day. They are working with labels to release some very cool and limited vinyl goods! They got really creative with the name of the day too! They are calling it Black Friday! man those guys...

So here are some the items we will have today. They are extremely limited in quantities and will sell out fast, so get here early! We open at noon!

- U2 "Wide Awake In Europe" 12"
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Nowhere/Surrender" 7"
- Soundgarden "Telephantasm" 7"
- Dr. Dog "Double" 7"
- Grinderman "Heathen Child" 12"
- The Black Keys "Brothers Double" 12" with bonus 10"
- The Doors "The Doors" 180 gram reissue LP
- Cee Lo Green "Fuck You" 12"
- Iron and Wine "Walking Far From Home" 12"
- Cage The Elephant "Shake Me Down" 7"
- Drive By Truckers "The Thanksgiving Filter" 7"
- Pantera "Cowboys From Hell: The Demos" 180 gram LP
- Badly Drawn Boy "It's What I'm Thinking"

BLACK FRIDAY is upon us!

OH NO!!! The slathering, sales hungry hordes have risen from their carb-induced comas and are wandering the streets looking for "deals" to sink their teeth into...

Everyone knows this is the largest shopping day of the year. But I'm pretty sure that means people in the suburbs hit the malls, because last year it was just a normal day for us and the other shops in our hood. Well that may all change for us this year due to our good friends who put together Record Store Day. They are working with labels to release some very cool and limited vinyl goods today, the blackest of Fridays. They got really creative with the name of the day too! They are calling it Black Friday! man those guys...

So here is the shiz that you can find here:

- Badly Drawn Boy "It's What I'm Thinking"
- Cage The Elephant "Shake Me Down" 7"
- Cee Lo Green "Fuck You" 12"
- Dr. Dog "Double" 7"
- Drive By Truckers "The Thanksgiving Filter" 7"
- Grinderman "Heathen Child" 12"
- Iron and Wine "Walking Far From Home" 12"
- Pantera "Cowboys From Hell: The Demos" 180 gram LP
- Soundgarden "Telephantasm" 7"
- The Black Keys – Brothers (45 rpm/180 gram Deluxe Edition)
- The Black Keys "Brothers Double" 12" with bonus 10"
- The Doors "The Doors" 180 gram reissue LP
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Nowhere/Surrender" 7"
- U2"Wide Awake In Europe" 12"

Dig it!


Also tonight, Origami Vinyl presents:


DJ sets by Christopher Roman

21+ / DOORS @ 8:30PM / MUSIC STARTS AT 9:30

The Little Frenchie food truck will be on the scene and the upstairs lounge will be turned into a game room featuring Nintendo, board games, and of course Spaceland's beloved pool table. If you're in town for the Thanksgiving Holiday please join us at your local home away from home, Spaceland.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Releases, New Adds, and Restocks!!

New Releases
Baroness “A Horse Called Golgotha” 7”
Brilliant Colors / Girls Names “Split” 7”
Craft Spells “Party Talk” 7”
Faust “71 Minutes” (Reissue)
Four Tet “Pause” (Reissue)
Four Tet “Rounds” (Reissue)
Further Reductions “Decidedly So” 7”
Girls “Broken Dreams Club”
Matt and Kim “Sidewalks”
Nortec Collective Presents Bostich and Fussible “Bulevar 2000”
Robert Wyatt “Cuckooland” (Reissue)
Robert Wyatt “Shleep” (Reissue)
Robert Wyatt “Theatre Royal Drury Lane” (Reissue)
Spectrals “A Spectrals Extended Play”
The Cult “Love” (Reissue)
The Fall “The Wonderful and Frightening World of…” (Reissue)
The Fall “This Nation’s Saving Grace” (Reissue)
The National “Terrible Love” 7”
The Orange Peels “2020”
Tobacco “LA UTI”
Mike Patton “Mondo Cane”

New Adds
Agent Ribbons “Chateau Crone”
Chrome “Alien Soundtracks”
Chrome “Red Exposure”
Fennesz “Endless Summer”
Oneohtrix Point Never “Zones Without People”

Beach Fossils “Face It” 7”
Warpaint “Exquisite Corps” EP
Young Hunting “Into Yr Mind”

Diamond Rings In-Store TODAY @ 4pm

Rainbow-Eye-Painted-Electro-Rocker-Glam-Boy Diamond Rings will be gracing the Origami Loft today @ 4pm. The music reminds us of a futuristic Gary Numan. Check the video below to get totally inspired and show up with your own rainbow face paint! While you are at it, make sure to pick up a copy of Diamond Rings new album, Special Affections out on Secret City, here at OV!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

LORD HURON 7" Release Party is tonight!!

Join us tonight as Origami Vinyl & Hit City U.S.A. celebrate the release of the first 7" by LORD HURON, the alter-ego of Los Angeles-by-way-of-Michigan singer-songwriter Benji Schneider.

From LA Weekly: "Lord Huron is probably Los Angeles' most mysterious band. They've only been in existence for a few months, but has already drawing critical buzz from their EP, Into The Sun that was released online in June. You could almost feel the ocean breezes that poured out of the tropical guitar licks, which were accompanied by harmonized distorted vocals that sounded like they were coming from the bottom of a well, drums that came in like claps of thunder, steady maracas, and accented by odd computer yips and blerps from two laptops.

Sound insane? Perhaps, but it's the kind of laid back madness that I, for one, would like to be a part of."

It's gonna be a party! Yay parties!!

Lord Huron - Mighty

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SISU "SHARP TEETH 7" release party @ 7pm TONIGHT

Tonight in the loft Origami Vinyl presents Sisu (see-soo), the solo project of Sandy Vu from Dum Dum Girls, Midnight Movies + more. Reminiscent of Siouxsie or Zola Jesus...lovely dark pop that will take you elsewhere. Come celebrate the release of their first 7" - SHARP TEETH at 7pm

Friday, November 19, 2010

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Tickets On Sale HERE @ 5pm

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Tickets go on sale at 5pm here at Origami! Tickets are $27.50 + a $2 service fee per ticket. There is a 4 ticket limit per person. Tickets are cash only.

Here are the deets:

FYF and Goldenvoice Present:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Tuesday, February 22nd

With very special guest, OM

At The Fox Theater in Pomona
$27.50 + $2 service fee | 8pm | All Ages

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Tonight...oh tonight!! We have got a wonderful night of music in store for you.

First off we have Pepper Rabbit at Grizzly Bear and Mercury Rev taking drugs yet to be invented

afterwards it's Kitten

Come join in the fun!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bunch of Drag City stuff came in including the new Stereolab!

New Adds
Bachelorette – Isolation Loops
Bachelorette – The End of Things
Faun Fables – Light of a Vaster Dark
Laetitia Sadier – The Trip
Stereolab – Not Music

Of Montreal – False Priest
Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St
The J.B.’s – Doing It To Death

Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Ask Forgiveness
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master And Everyone
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang - The Wonder Show Of The World
Death - ...For The Whole World To See
Jim O'Rourke – Eureka
Jim O'Rourke – Insignificance
Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
Joanna Newsom - & The Ys Street Band EP
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Palace Brothers - Days In The Wake
Palace Brothers - There Is No One What Will Take Care of You
Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
Scott Walker – Tilt
Smog - Accumulation:None
Smog - Julius Caesar
Smog - Wild Love
Stereolab - Aluminum Tunes
Will Oldham – Joya

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Releases + New Adds + Restocks + New Used + We Love You!

Check the list duders! Some cool ish in da house!

New Releases
Beach Fossils – Face It 7”
Dark Castle – Sprited Migration
DJ Shadow – The 4-Track Era
Dum Dum Girls – S/T EP (Reissue)
El Ten Eleven – It’s Still Like a Secret
Elliott Smith – An Introduction To…
French Miami – Motor Skills
Horse Feathers – Drain You 7”
The Sights – Most Of What Follows Is True
La Sera – Never Come Around 7”
Lord Huron – Into The Sun 7”
Menomena – Friend And Foe (Reissue)
Pearly Gate Music – S/T
Ra Ra Riot – The Orchard
Robert Wyatt – Dondestan (Revisited) (Reissue)
Robert Wyatt – Nothing Can Stop Us (Reissue)
Robert Wyatt – Old Rottenhat (Reissue)
Robert Wyatt – Rock Bottom (Reissue)
Robert Wyatt – Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard (Reissue)
Screaming Females – Castle Talk
Well & Goode – Spray Tan 7”

New Adds
Dunes – Little Stems 7”
El Ten Eleven – S/T
Erase Errata – Damaged 7”
King Midas Sound – Lost 7”
The Thermals – Never Listen To Me 7”
Whitman – Here’s To Denying Our Existence 5”

Avi Buffalo – S/T
Beach Fossils – S/T
Cloud Nothings – Turning On
Ducktails - Landscapes
Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
Elliott Smith – Either/Or
Elliott Smith – S/T
Javelin – No Mas
Midlake – The Courage Of Others
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
Pissed Jeans – Sam Kinnison 7”
Real Estate – S/T
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Dap-Dippin’ With…
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I Learned The Hard Way
Sleater Kinney – The Hot Rock
The Black Keys – The Big Come Up
Ty Segall - Melted
Ty Segall – S/T
Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – Reverse Shark Attack
V/A – Pebbles, Vol. 1
Woods – How To Survive In + In The Woods
Zach Hill – Face Tat

Air – Premiers Symptomes
Johnny Cash & June Carter – Carryin’ On With…
Pat Benatar – In the Heat Of The Night
Stray Cat’s – Built For Speed
The Guess Who – American Woman
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Hums of The Lovin’ Spoonful
The Who – It’s Hard
The Who – Who Are You

Monday, November 15, 2010

El Ten Eleven In-Store Performance @ 7pm, DJ Set at POST- @ 11pm!

We are so pumped about the El Ten Eleven in-store tonight! These guys bring a great amount of energy to their post-rock dance party and we hope you come in and shake your little tails off to 'em!

The shindig kicks off at 7pm and our friends at Brand X think you should head down here too as they picked it as their show of the night. We will also have their brand spanking new LP, It's Still a Secret, in stock to pick-up!

Once you boogie down at Origami, head over to Footsie's with us as El Ten Eleven and us Origami Boys light up the decks with some of our favorite Post-Punk and Post-Rock gems. Plus they have a sweet drink special, only $5 for a shot of whiskey and a PBR. Sounds like Mondays are your new Wednesdays...

Hope to spend the night with you...smooches...

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Tonight in the loft catch psych-villains WOODSMAN as they invade your dreams + the newest Underwater Peoples popsters MELTED TOYS

Here's a taste:

Melted Toys

Dreaminess begins at 5pm

Saturday, November 13, 2010

TRAPS, PS in-store + restock attack!!

What should you expect when you come see TRAPS, PS play in our loft tonight? The same raw energy that made bands like Shellac great...the fantastic spastic vocal attack that made us all fall violently in love with US Maple...this only a rough introduction but one we hope is intriguing enough for you to check out this rad in-store.

Their first release is Volume 1 Issue 1 of the Papermade Singles Series. Recorded by Raymond G. live during a street performance in downtown Los Angeles in March 2009, the release also contains an accompanying book. Since almost all of the band’s shows had been street or guerrilla shows up to this point, this issue of the singles series is dedicated to the impromptu and adventurous attitudes of these kinds of shows. Complete with artifacts taken from the location. Come snag 'em up!!

Traps, ps play at 7pm. See ya there...I mean here!!!


We got some more fun bits for your collections...amongst which are some fantastic Finders Keepers releases. You should look into each of those to find out just how freaking cool that label is. We've marked them below for your ease of searching!

New Adds
Birds & Batteries – Panorama
Billy Green – STONE: Original Soundtrack Recording (Finders Keepers)
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain
Dinosaur L - 24-24 Music
Doves - Jetstream 12"
Emma Tricca – Minor White (Finders Keepers)
Gil Scott-Heron - The Bottle 7"
Holger Czukay - Let's Get Hot, Let's Get Cool
Husky Rescue - Caravan 12"
Husky Rescue - City Lights EP
Husky Rescue - My Home Ghost 7"
Husky Rescue - Nightless Night 7"
Isaac Hayes - Shaft Soundtrack (Picture Disc)
Joe Strummer - The Harder They Come 7"
Johnny Cash - The Sun Singles 6x7" Box
Kites Sail High – Alone/Secrets
Kraftwerk - Ultra Rare Traxx
Oasis - The Shock of the Lightning 7"
Pregnant – Regional Music
Ride/Mark Gardner - Knitting Factory
Salma & Sabina - Hits of Abba in Hindi
Slowdive – Souvlaki
Snowy Red - The Right To Die
The King Khan & BBQ Show – Animal Party 7”
V/A – Absolute Belter (Finders Keepers)
V/A – Bird Songs: Effeminate Euphony (Finders Keepers)
V/A – Cloud Cuckooland (Finders Keepers)
V/A – B-Music: Drive In, Turn On, Freak Out (Finders Keepers)
V/A - Mason Lindahl/Ellie Fortune/Raleigh Moncrief /Zach Hill Split 7”
V/A - Sedmikraskey (Dasies): Original Soundtrack Recording (Finders Keepers)
V/A – The Byg Deal (Finders Keepers)
V/A – The Sound Of Wonder (Finders Keepers)
V/A - Willows Songs (Finders Keepers)
Vangelis – Who Killed The Dragon: The BYG Sessions (Finders Keepers)

24-Carat Black – Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday
31 Knots – It Was High Time To Escape
A.A. Bondy – American Hearts
Andrew Bird & Loney Dear – Split 7”
Bill Callahan – Woke On A Whaleheart
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Beware
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Ease Down The Road
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Lie Down In The Light
Broken Bells – S/T
Jandek – Ready For The House
Jandek – Six And Six
Japandroids – Younger Us 7”
Jimi Hendrix – First Rays Of The New Rising Sun
Johnny Cash – 16 Biggest Hits
Joy Division - An Ideal For Living EP 12"
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart 12"
Joy Division - Peel Sessions
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
Menomena – Posh Isolation 7”
Michael Jackson – Thriller (25th Anniversary Edition)
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
My Bloody Valentine - Before Loveless
Of Monreal – Satanic Panic In The Attic
Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Of Montreal – Jon Brion Remix EP
Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping
Purling Hiss – Public Service Announcement
Silver Jews – American Water
Silver Jews – Bright Flight
Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Silver Jews – Starlite Walker
Silver Jews – Tanglewood Numbers
Smog – Dongs Of Sevotion
Smog – The Doctor Came At Dawn
Stereolab – Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Volume 2]
The Black Keys – Brothers
The Black Keys – Chulahoma
The Black Keys – Rubber Factory
The Black Keys – thickfreakness
The Walkmen - Lisbon
Willie Nelson – Red Headed Stranger
Woods – I Was Gone 7”

Friday, November 12, 2010

PURLING HISS in-Store + a Big Ole Restock

Do you like it freaky? Do you like it loud? Do you like Philadelphia?

Then you should be here tonight at 7pm to check out PURLING HISS! Their latest album, Public Service Announcement, just dropped on Woodsist and they are gonna rock the shit out of the loft tonight!

Here's what Stereogum had to say...
I like how the guitars open up and refuse to stop toward the end of “Run From The City,” the opening track on Purling Hiss’s Woodsist debut, Public Service Announcement. Purling Hiss is the clipped and collaged (and damaged) psychedelic bedroom rock project of Philadelphia-based Birds of Maya guitarist/noisemaker Mike Polizze. This is his third Purling Hiss album, following a self-titled debut on Permanent Records, the sophomore Richie-imprinted Hissteria. The new songs sound like they were recorded underwater. Or re-recorded over old Twisted Village or Siltbreeze LPs, Crystallized Movements and Luxurious Bags just barely seeping through Polizze’s quieter, half-erased home recordings. He tears into full-on aerodynamic drone on “Malice in Wonderland.” “Zor” offers meditative sky-melting loner psych. David Lee Roth shows up on the cassette looping “Bedroom.” Otherwise, this is gentler, even delicate (albeit continually tape-hissed, warping) terrain: “Goodbye Blue” reminds me of Sentridoh; it makes perfect sense he’s on tour with Kurt Vile. Get a taste via “Run From The City” and another album track, the vintage-Shrimper/Goosewind pop of “Don’t Even Try It.”

New Adds
Expo 70 - Where Does Your Mind Go?
Expo 70 - Sonic Messenger
Orion – S/T

Abe Vigoda - Reviver
Belle And Sebastian – The BBC Sessions
Blonde Redhead – Misery Is A Butterfly
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Iver – Blood Bank EP
Bruner - Songs for a Friend
Cass McCombs - A
Cat Power – The Greatest
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
Delorean – Subiza
Dirty Projectors – Rise Above
Doug Paisley – Constant Companion
Effie Briest – Rhizomes
Explosions In The Sky – All of a Sudden…
Explosions In The Sky – Those Who Tell The Truth…
Expo 70 - Center Of The Earth
Girls – Album
Glasser – Ring
Interpol – Antics
Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
Mission Of Burma – Signals, Calls & Marches
Mission Of Burma – Vs.
Mystery Claws – Hydaspia
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pavement – Wowee Zowee
Pisces - A Lovely Sight
Pixies – Doolittle
Pixies – Trompe Le Monde
Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise
Sufjan Stevens – Michigan
Sufjan Stevens – The BQE
Suuns – Zeroes QC
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists – Living With The Living
The Final Solution - Brotherman Soundtrack (Numero 022)
The Microphones – The Glow Pt. 2
The National – High Violet
Thom Yorke – Eraser
Tilly And The Wall – Wild Like Children
Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
V/A - Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay (Numero 014)
V/A - Don't Stop: Recording Tap 3LP (Numero 019)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: Home Schooled (Numero 016)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: Light: On The South Side (Numero 033)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep City
V/A - Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace (Numero 027)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label (Numero 009)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label (Numero 015)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples (Numero 023)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation 4LP Box (Numero 013)
V/A - Good God!: A Gospel Funk Hymnal (Numero010)
V/A - Good God! Born Again Funk (Numero 030)
V/A - Local Customs: Downriver Revival (Numero 026)
V/A - Soul Messages from Dimona (Numero 021)
V/A - Wayfaring Strangers: Lonesome Heroes (Numero 028)
V/A - Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli (Numero 018)
Women – S/T
Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals
Yeasayer - Odd Blood
Zola Jesus – Stridulum
Zola Jesus - Spoils

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Releases galore!

look at all the good stuff that came in!!!

New Releases
1,2,3 – Confetti 7”
Angelo Spencer et L'Orchidee d'Hawaii - L'Argent 7"
Bob Marley – Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley (Hemp Edition)
Boddie Acetate Box 3x7” (Numero)
Breathe Owl Breathe - Magic Central
City Center – Zen Kids 7”
Cloud Nothings – Leave You Forever 7”
Coliseum - Goddamage EP
David Bazan - Wish My Kids Were Here 7"
Dum Dum Girls - Bhang Bhang I'm A Burnout / Last Caress 7"
Gary War - Police Water EP
Gary Wilson - Electric Endicott
Hudson Bell - Out of the Clouds
Ima Robot – Another Man’s Treasure
Kurt Vile – In My Time 7”
Les Sins – Lina
Maserati - Pyramid of the Sun
Mecca Normal - Melachi 7"
Modest Mouse - Sad Sappy Sucker Chokin On a Mouthful of Lost Thoughts (Reissue)
Modest Mouse - The Fruit That Ate Itself (Reissue)
Nightlands - Forget the Mantra
Numero034 – V/A - Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands
Phil Wilson - God Bless Jim Kennedy
Pop. 1280 - The Grid EP
Sky Larkin – Kaleide
Small Black - New Chain
Soft Circle - Shore Obsessed
Solange - Sol-Angel and The Hadley St. Dreams
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Sun Airway - Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandalier
Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology Box Set (Numero)
Systems Officer – Underslept
The Good Ones - Kigali Y' Izahabu
The Parting Gifts - Strychnine Dandelions
The Tallest Man On Earth – Sometimes The Blues is Just a Passing Bird
The War on Drugs - Future Weather EP
Timmy's Organism - Rise of the Green Gorilla
Tyvek - Nothing Fits
Weekend – Sports
Yakuza - Of Seismic Consequence

Monday, November 8, 2010

EXPO '70 and SUN AIRWAY live in the loft tonight @ 7pm

Just because the weekend is over doesn't mean we aren't putting on another rad in-store in our loft!

Tonight we welcome EXPO '70 from Kansas City @ 8pm!
Expo '70 is the main driving improvisational essence of Justin Wright. Having started the project in Los Angeles in 2003, Wright has pushed his project to new levels, releasing a number of albums as cdr's that embrace an eclectic mix of krautrock, ambient drone, space exploration and minimal compositions. Comparisons range from Brian Eno, Ash Ra Tempel, A.R. & Machines, SunnO))) and Earth, but not directly sounding like any of those artists in their entirety. Come out and celebrate his 2 2010 releases, Where Does Your Mind Go? and Center of the Earth

At 7pm, we have Sun Airway, rock the loft!
If you listen to Philadelphia bliss-pop outfit Sun Airway's debut LP Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier and think that it sounds like Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion, well, you're not alone. "I remember when I was first playing [Animal Collective's] "My Girls", and my wife was like, 'Is this Sun Airway?' I was like, 'No!'", Sun Airway main man Jon Barthmus says. And, really, she's got good reason to be confused: Barthmus and bandmate Patrick Marsceill (both formerly of the now-defunct emo band the A-Sides), had been working on the blippy, bloopy sound captured on Nocturne since August of 2008. But Sun Airway's straightforwardly indie rock song structures, as well as Barthmus' midrange voice, do more than enough to set the band apart from MPP's sound. - PITCHFORK

After the in-store we head on down to Footsie's for our weekly Post-Punk night, POST-! This week Sun Airway and local dream-pop band, Twilight Sleep will be our guests! There's no cover and we offer a $5 shot of whiskey with a PBR. schee you tonight!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sweater Girls + Sourpatch in-store tonight

A few months ago we had this fantastic band called Sweater Girls play in our loft. They showed up, rocked our socks off (that is...if we wore any) and were complete sweethearts!!

We are so very happy to have them back again this evening along with their tour mates Sourpatch for another great night of jangly pop that will delight fans of Black Tambourine, Television Personalities, Tullycraft or the majority of Slumberland bands.


Sweater Girls


Saturday, November 6, 2010

No Joy, La Sera + Lower Dens

Well aren't we lucky!

Through consistent tossing of coins into wells, blowing of loose eyelashes and "The Secret" we somehow managed to wrangle/trick (MUAHAHAHAHA) some fantastic bands into playing at the shop tonight...and YOU get to reap the benefits of our good fortune!

Check out the treasure trove we've got for you:

No Joy - The Montreal/L.A. duo of Laura Lloyd and Jasamine White-Gluz mention “doom” (along with “psychedelic” and “shoegazer”) on their Bandcamp page and have played shows with Harvey Milk and Coalesce, but no, their noise-pop isn’t very metal: I’m talking a darker sensibility, the “you will die” in their promo photo, the title of their upcoming full-length Ghost Blonde, the idea of “No Joy” in and of itself. - Stereogum

La Sera - La Sera makes lush, dreamy songs of heartbreak, love, and death - Brooklyn Vegan (Ummm...what more could you ask for?)

Lower Dens - Lower Dens appreciate the grimy atmospherics of new wave as much as the dizzy elements of shoegaze, which can make Twin-Hand Movement confusing on first listen. But when variety sounds this good, it's hard to fault a band for sharing so many ideas in one place. - Pitchfork

This amazing lineup gets underway at 7pm.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Dana Zielinsky "16 Portraits" exhibition opens tonight!

Local photographer (and all around super gal) Dana Zielensky will be presenting a gorgeous array of her works for the month of November. Come down on Friday night from 6pm - 10pm to gawk and gander! You might know Dana from around town or for her shots gracing the cover of The Young Veins latest LP.

The photographs are portraits of many local musicians and some prints are life size! Here are the subjects:
- Kurt Allen
- Colin Ambulance
- Kelcey Ayer
- Danny Bobbe
- David Browne
- Scott Cornish
- Lindsay Glover
- Jack Johns
- David Labrel
- Jason Mason
- Nicholas Murray
- Jon Perry
- Tim Presley
- Marty Sataman
- Emily Wilder
- Marianne Williams

There will also be live performances from Young Hunting and Surfwitch!

Come on down and enjoy! It all begins at 6pm.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

DAHGA BLOOM in the loft TONIGHT + Jonsi footage is up

Come get your head scrubbed clean tonight by the psychedelic assault of Fullerton's own Dahga Bloom.

"Dahga Bloom’s debut studio LP fuses a stoney desert sensibility with krautrock rhythms and fragments of long lost carnival jams, perfect for carrying you into the evening’s climax." - Portable Shrines...AND YOU CAN GET THOSE LP'S RIGHT HERE!!! The fun begins, as usual, at 7pm.

Check out what you won't want to miss...

*Colour Revolt was scheduled to play but unfortunately will be unable. Hopefully we will catch up with them on their next go-around.


In other news...

Some of you were lucky enough to witness the now legendary performance from Jónsi here at Origami Vinyl a couple weeks back. Unfortunately he found the face to face nature of the performance to be extremely uncomfortable and sadly had to cancel his remaining in-store tour because of it, leaving Origami as his one and only stop.

Well lucky for the rest of you we filmed it with a gorgeous 2 camera HD shoot. Below are 2 of the 4 songs he performed here in the shop, Go Do and Stars In Still Water. Both capture his impeccable delivery and his endearing vulnerability. Filmed by our partners Jack Schlinkert and Max Sweeney at Happy Independent Thoughts.

Jónsi - Go Do [Acoustic] - Live at Origami from plastic pearl on Vimeo.

Jónsi - Stars in Still Water [Acoustic] - Live at Origami Vinyl from plastic pearl on Vimeo.

For more thoughts Pitchfork, LA Times, TwentyFourBit & We Listen For You all weigh in on the footage.

Also, on the next couple of weeks, we will be launching our very own video site that will feature videos of our past and future in-stores. Stay tuned for the launch!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Releases, New Adds, Lots o Love...

We got these new wares in our shop of love. Ali the Origami Vinyl dog is giving out free hugs today til 6pm!

New Releases:
Adam Harding – Strange Beauty 7”
Barn Owl – Ancestral Star
Broken Social Scene / The Sea & Cake - Split Tour 7"
Koen Holtkamp (Mountains) - Gravity/Bees
Mini Mansions - S/T
Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run (Reissue 2xLP)
The Growlers – Hot Tropics 10”
The Soft Pack – Gag Dad! 7”
Times New Viking – No Room To Live 7” (Tour only)
Weezer – Pinkerton (Deluxe Reissue 4xLP box)
White Hills – White Hills

New Adds:
Abe Vigoda – Child Pornography 7” (Abe Vigoda’s 1st 7”! These were found in a warehouse! WAY OUT OF PRINT. We have 2 copies of the 1st press and 5 copies of the 2nd press)
ANBB – Mimickry
As Mercenarias / Fellini - Split 7"
Billy Cobham – Spectrum
Chris & Cosey - Heartbeat (Reissue)
Dwarr – Animals
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here
Future Islands - Post Office Wave Chapel 12” (Ltd to 500 numbered)
Jeff Eubank – A Street Called Straight
Konk - The Sound of Konk: Tales of the New York Underground 1981-88
Les Rallizes Denudes - Blind Baby Has Its Mother's Eyes
Les Rallizes Denudes - Heavier Than A Death In The Family
Matthew Young – +
Mount Eerie - Song Islands vol. 2
Tamaryn – The Waves
Ted Lucas – S/T
Traveler’s Advisory
V/A - Vanity: Finest Selection 1978-81
Wreck Of The Zephyr – Through And Through 7”

Coach Whips – Bangers Vs. Fuckers
Future Islands - In Evening Air
Future Islands - Wave Like Home
Mi Ami – Watersports
Mountains – Choral
Robert Lester Folsom – Music And Dreams
The Growlers - Are You In or Out?
V/A - African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70's
V/A - Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves: Ghana & Togo 1972-1979
Woodsman - Collages

Monday, November 1, 2010

Post-Halloween Delights

If you didn't have enough candy (or booze) over the weekend then come on in and gorge yourself on some of these goodies!

New Adds
Adam Harding – Strange Beauty 7” (Feat. Lou & Murph + Emperor X)
Allo Darlin’ – Dreaming 7”
Allo Darlin’ – If Loneliness Was Art 7”
Allo Darlin’ – The Polaroid Song 7”
Le Concorde – House
M.I.A. – XXXO 7”
The Futureheads – Heartbeat Song 7”
The Reactionaries – 1979 (The Minutemen were Reactionaries)
The Vaselines – Whitechapel (Demo) 7”
Times New Viking – No Room To Live 7” (Tour Only…ooooh!)

Entertainment - Gender
Everest – Let Go 7”

Against Me! - Reinventing Axl Rose
American Steel - Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts
American Steel - Destroy Their Future
Beastie Boys – Sure Shot 12”
Bo Diddley – His Greatest Sides: Volume One
Built To Spill - There Is No Enemy
Castanets - Texas Rose, The Thaw & The Beasts
David Bowie – David Live: At The Tower Philadelphia
Hank Williams – The Great Hits Of Hank Williams
House Of Pain – Fine Malt Lyrics (Promo)
Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo – Live And Let Die
Pat Foster and Dick Weissman - Documentary Talking Blues
Steve Miller Band - Rock Love
Syd Barrett – Opel
Tegan & Sara – Sainthood
The Beatnuts – A Musical Massacre
The Clash – Sandinista
The Dandy Warhols - Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth 7"
The Human League – Dare
The Rolling Stones – Aftermath
The Rolling Stones – England’s Newest Hit Makers
The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971
V/A – Hipsville Vol. 2: Friday Night/Saturday Night
Vampire Weekend – Contra
ZZ Top - The Best Of ZZ Top

No tricks...only treats for you!!!