Saturday, July 31, 2010

Justice Yeldham tonight! 7pm

Origami Vinyl is excited to be hosting an in-store performance by Justice Yeldham (here from Australia!) who will be screaming into amplified glass in our store at 7pm tonight.

Yeldham's relationship to vinyl is certainly unorthodox. Initially classed as an experimental turntablist, early feats saw him stab vinyl with Kruger style stylus gloves, bounce on electro acoustic trampolines, drag race the popemobile across Sydney Harbour Bridge, perform deaf defying duet duels with amplified samurai swords, become hospitalised by high powered turntables constructed from sewing machine motors, land record chance John Peel sessions with the Flaming Lips, & be Otomo Yoshihides' favourite entry into his Ground Zero remix competition, 'Consummation,' even though instead of sampling the CD he destroyed it using amplified skewers!

This year, Yeldham created The Vinyl Arcade in Sydney, in which remote control cars with audio pick-ups attached to their chassis race through a course constructed from a mass of disused vinyl records.

Using vintage video arcade consoles, competitors simultaneously control the movement of their vehicles and the resulting sounds from the records.

*On a related note, Yeldham will appear in our friend Steve Elkins forthcoming documentary "The Reach Of Resonance", which investigates the meaning of music through juxtaposing the radically different artistic paths of individuals around the world using music to (for example) make audible the weather patterns of Alaska (in real time), transcribe riots into string quartets, and evoke music from fences in conflict zones (like the Separation Fence in Palestine) with a violin bow (and much more!). Below is a teaser trailer which gives you just a taste of what this fantastic film is about.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

BEACH FOSSILS + Silian Rail & Kill Kill Kill...instores galore + New Adds!!!

What a day this is going to be!

First off we are very happy to announce a surprise instore by
If you missed them at The Echo the other night here is your chance to catch them...FOR FREEEEEEEE!!! They will lull you with their pop perfection at 5pm.

Then later on at 7pm local noise jerx Kill Kill Kill and the masterful math rock maniacs Silian Rail will kick your night into action.
Kill Kill Kill (being creepy)
Silian Rail (being awesome!)

Now check out our newest of adds & stockiest of restocks:
Admiral Radley – I Heart California
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Fang Island – S/T
Grey Goods – Francis/Give It A Name 7”
Indian Jewelry – Totaled
Jeff The Brotherhood – Mellow Out 7”
jj – no. 2
Menomena - Mines
Miniature Tigers – F O R T R E S S
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – Where The Messengers Meet
Richard Youngs – Beyond The Valley Of Ultrahits
The Books – The Way Out
The Coathangers – 143 (Dan Deacon Remix) 7”

Antony & The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Bonobo – Black Sands
Coconut Records – Bored To Death (Record Store Day) 7”
Damien Jurado – Saint Bartlett
Deerhoof – Apple O’
Deerhoof – Green Cosmos
Elliott Smith – From A Basement On The Hill
Elliott Smith – New Moon
Elliott Smith – Roman Candle (180 gram)
Elliott Smith – S/T
Future Islands – In Evening Air
Gonjasufi – A Sufi And A Killer
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Growing – Pumps
Phosphorescent – Here’s To Taking It Easy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I Learned The Hard Way
The Appleseed Cast – Sagamartha
The Besnard Lakes – Are The Roaring Night
The Budos Band – S/T
The Nerves – One Way Ticket
The Walkmen – You And Me
Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals
Yeasayer – Odd Blood

Monday, July 26, 2010

Aquarium Drunkard Presents Summer Darling Tonight @ Spaceland!

Hey Y'all,
Tonight is the last night of the Summer Darling residency at Spaceland and we would love to have you celebrate with us!

Origami will be kicking off a walk to Spaceland in memory of the late Dr. Abrams aka "The Silver Lake Walker". Join us at 7:45pm in your shortest bright colored shorts @ Origami Vinyl. At 8pm we will embark on a walk to Spaceland in time to see Vanaprasta @ 9pm. Kissing Cousins will play @ 10pm, Summer Darling @ 11pm, and TS and the Past Haunts @ Midnight. The show is FREE and 21+.

There may also be a premiere of the Summer Darling's music video for "The Author" Directed by Josh Locy. (If the edit can get done in time ;) )

If you haven't downloaded the album yet, do so now! It's FREE Get it HERE The vinyl version of the album will be for sale at the show, or you can pick it up at Origami.

Flier is below, help spread the word!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Slow Animal instore + rad local vinyl

We are very excited to welcome Slow Animal into our loft tonight. This slamming lo-fi duo from Jersey bring all the swagger of their hometown wrapped up in summery singalong & jangle. Check out their latest release theFUNsun 7" out on JAXART.
The sunny fun begins at 7pm.


In the past few days we've had the great fortune to receive loads of new records from some great local bands. Here are some of our favorites:

Alpine Decline - S/T (This is quickly turning into one of our favorites of the year.)
Gestapo Khazi / Tijuana Panthers - Split 7"
Gestapo Khazi - S/T LP
Gestapo Khazi - Open House 7"
Sister Mantos - Tough Love or the Fands of Hate
Mini Mansions - Monk 7"
Rare Grooves - S/T 7"
Jeff McDonald (of Redd Kross) - Performs the Outrageous Incantations of Beatrice Winters LP
Gypsyhawk - Patience And Perseverance (in 3 colors: Clear w/splatter, Magenta Swirl & Magenta w/splatter)

Come check 'em out

Friday, July 23, 2010

James Apollo instore tomorrow + New Adds & Restock

We are soooo pumped for this show with James Apollo + His Overcast tomorrow @ 4pm! Mr. Apollo tugs at Americana’s heartstrings with hobbled, broken-hearted blues and some of the finest story-telling this side of the Mississippi. You will not be let down. And to top it all off, Lake Street Creamery will be parked outside to keep you cool. and lets face it, you are losing your coolness.

New Adds
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening (US Version)
Lower Dens - Twin Hand Movement
Gold Panda - You EP
Dark Dark Dark - Bright Bright Bright

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind
The Cure - Disintegration (Reissue)
Antena - Camino Del Sol
Caribou - Swim
Malachai - Ugly Side of Love
LCD Soundsystem - S/T
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Standing Shadows Release Party tomorrow at 7pm

Tomorrow at 7pm join us for the release of Standing Shadows 7" single "Circus Freak". Circus Freak is the first single from their debut album Five Years Of Darkness. Combining elements from progressive, alternative, indie, and electro-obscura-rock, Standing Shadows have dared to push the envelope of sonic creativity, while remaining catchy and intoxicating. Come check them out live in our loft and grab one of their limited edition 7"s.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Live in the Loft Tonight! WOAH HUNX and COWABUNGA BABES!

That's right folks, it's a mean old double header in our loft tonight at 7pm! LA Record will be presenting this show as part of their LA Record 100 fest.

Up to bat first are the fine lookin' BABES of COWABUNGA! They hail from Austin, Texas and will be bringing their A Game to the loft. Here's a video to see what you are getting yourself into:

COWABUNGA BABES - HOT BABEZ from cassandra hamilton on Vimeo.

Batting second are the always dangerous switch-hitting crew of WOAH HUNX. The hometown crushers will be swinging freely, so be warned!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SUMMER DARLING out today + other new releases you may want

IT IS HERE! We are sooooo pumped!!! You hafta see this thing in person!

Plus these came out today too!

- Sleigh Bells "Treats"

- Big Boi "Sir Luscious Leftfoot"

- High on Fire "Surrounded By Thieves" (Reissue)

- High on Fire "Blessed Black Wings" (Reissue)

- High on Fire "Death is this Communion" (Reissue)

- Gogol Bordello "Trans-Continental Hustle"

- Alpine Decline "S/T"

- Jeff McDonald "Performs The Outrageous Incantations of Beatrice Winters"

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Darling Residency Night 3

It is with utmost excitement that we announce the third night of Summer Darlings Spaceland residency (Gosh, this month is going fast!!!). If you've been at the first two nights you know how awesome each & every band has been...and tonight is no exception!

As always...SUMMER DARLING!!

Joining them tonight are some more darlings...
The Franks
The Monolators

Starving Daughters

Origami Vinyl + Summer Darling = All the awesome, all the time!

P.S. - Some excited whispering around town indicates that if you have been waiting for the new Summer Darling album on vinyl then tonight is the night to show up...Jesus Christ, we are so excited!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mystery Claws tonight

Join Origami Vinyl and Easter Everywhere tonight as we present Mystery Claws!

Mystery Claws (or Conundrum Talons as we like to call them) is the new project from Julia Bembenek & Matt Kivel (Princeton). Come be amazed and bewildered by songs from their new album Hydaspia out now on Easter Everywhere. The mystery unfolds at 7pm.

You've heard everything hear MYSTERY CLAWS!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

RAD ADDS, Restocks and new used arrivals...

Here you arrrrrrrre

New Adds
- Cap'n Jazz "Analphabetapolothology" (Reissue)
- To Rococo Rot "Speculation"
- Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) "Revolutions Per Minute"
- Cocteau Twins "Treasure" (Reissue)
- V/A "Welcom Home/Diggin' The Universe: A Woodsist Comp"
- Julian Lynch "Mare"
- Julian Lynch "Droplet on a Hot Stone" 7"
- The Sandwitches "Duck Duck Goose"
- Forest Swords "Dagger Paths EP"
- The Clash "S/T" (Reissue)
- Peaches / Effie Briest / Alan Vega "Split 10" (Suicide Tribute)
- Savath Y Savalas "La Llama"
- Danava "Quiet Babies Astray in a Manger"

- V/A "Cold Waves + Minimal Electronics"
- The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarves + Henry Rollins and Peaches "Dark Side of the Moon"
- Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Before Today"
- Kurt Vile "Square Shells" EP
- Kurt Vile "Childish Prodigy"
- Tanlines "Settings"
- Holy Fuck "Latin"

New USED Arrivals
- Mouse and the Traps "Public Execution"
- Judas Priest "Turbo"
- The Runaways "Little Lost Girls" Picture Disc
- Lou Reed "New Sensations"
- Rolling Stones "Made in the Shade"
- The Ventures "New Testament"

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Foxtails Brigade in the loft tonight

Foxtails Brigade is singer/songwriter/guitarist Laura Weinbach and violinist/vocalist Sivan Sadeh. Originally formed in Los Angeles during the Fall of 2007, they later relocated to the S.F. Bay Area where they have quickly emerged as one of the Bay’s elite string-themed ensembles. Weinbach’s classical guitar technique and soaring vocals combined with Sadeh’s John Cale-like violin riffs evoke commanding stage presence and a storytelling atmosphere. An understated melancholy and uniquely bizarre style has won them a devoted fan base whose members are in seek of something different. -
See them perform live in our loft at 7pm tonight and make sure to grab one of their new 7"s.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tonight! Superhumanoids "URGENCY" Release Party @ OV!

URGENT! URGENT! RED ALERT! Superhumanoids are taking over Origami Vinyl and releasing Urgency upon us! We are under ATTACK!!! AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!! We need your help! Come tonight at 7pm to battle the 'noids, we will have an ample supply of liquid bread to take them down!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Darling Residency Night 2

And we're back at the Origami Shopping Network with this limited edition Summer Darling residency. This is 2 of 4 people and they're going fast!

Residency Night 2 contains such wonderful acts as:

The Black Apples

Wait. Think. Fast.

Cue The Moon

...and of course SUMMER DARLING!!!!


Sunday, July 11, 2010


Apologies to everyone but Gestapo Khazi will be postponed to another night. Keep your eyes peeled for a new date! CHEERS!

Gestapo Khazi Instore + New Adds & Restocks

Making the long trek from Long Beach to Origami Vinyl tonight is Gestapo Khazi. Admittedly we are little late to the Gestapo Khazi wagon...but nonetheless have been so taken by the shows we've caught recently that we were more than excited to have them play here. Watching them, in our humble opinion, is like discovering rock for the first time.

[Gestapo Khazi] comes together in a force that rips roofs off of houses and shakes the crowds into frenzy. Drawing influence from solid rockabilly, surf instrumentals, punk, and post punk, they truly make a sound and fury all their own. Live or on disc, if these kats don’t move you, then check your pulse cause you’re probably dead, or should be. - Fantasma el Rey

Come check them out and snag one of their new 7" splits with Tijuana Panthers.

See ya at 7pm!


New Adds
Slow Animal – The Fun Sun 7”

El Guincho – Piratas De Sudamerica EP

Cat Party – Heartache Over Headache 7”
Cat Party – Jigsaw Thoughts 7”
Cat Party – S/T LP
Cat Party / Cut City – Split 7”
God Help The Girl – Baby You’re Blind 7”
Vampire Weekend – Giving Up The Gun 12”

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
BB - Marcescant
Holy Fuck – Latin
Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
Kurt Vile – Square Shells
Tanlines – Settings
The National – High Violet

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Franklin For Short in-store tonight!

Come check out Franklin For Short tonight in the Origami Loft at 7pm. They are fresh off of their tour with Kings Of Convenience and touting vinyl copies of their fantastic new album Dark Cloud which will be available. Franklin For Short has been a band in one form or another since 2002. They have been compared to everyone from the Byrds to Rouge Wave. See them for free in our intimate space which we affectionately call Origami Vinyl.

Afterwards Neil & I will be heading over to Spaceland as Origami Vinyl presents El Guincho along with The Holloys.
Come hear the rad new El Guincho tracks before the album is out. See ya there!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Releases, New Adds, New Used, Restocks...


New Releases
Against Me! – White Crosses
Baths – Cerulean
Beck – Sea Change (Limited Ed. Reissue)
Bruner – Songs For a Friend
Faith No More – Angel Dust (Limited Ed. Reissue)
Pixies – Doolittle (Limited Ed. Reissue)
Pixies – Surfer Rosa (Limited Ed. Reissue)
Spectrals - 7th Date 7"
Superhumanoids – Urgency
Tender Trap - Dansette Dansette
The Roots – How I Got Over
Woodsman - Mystery Tape

New Adds
COB (Clive’s Own Band) – Moyshe McStiff…
J.J. Light – Heya!
Prufrock – Visions
The Magic Mixture – This is the Magic Mixture
XHOL – Motherfuckers GmbH & Co KG

Antena – Camino Del Sol
Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Atlas Sound – Logos
Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For? 7”
Beach House – Teen Dream
Daniel Johnston - Artistic Vice and 1990
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh
Fleet Foxes – S/T
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (Reissue)
Ozomatli - Fire Away
Phantogram - Eyelid Movies
Portishead – Third
Procedure Club - Doomed Forever
Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary
The Antlers – Hospice
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
The Black Keys – thickfreakness
The Clash - London Calling
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes
Townes Van Zandt - Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Tx
Wild Nothing – Gemini

New Used Arrivals
Bog Bottom Downs – Catfish Salamander 7”
Damion Romero / The Incapacitants – Wreck (In 2 Parts) 7”
Foot Village – Japan/Mexico 7”
John Weise / Die Yellow Swans – Casual Psychedelic 7”
Lavendar Diamon – When Are You Coming Home 7”
LHD – Hotel Fire 7”
Massive Attack – 100th Window
Runzelstirn Gurgelstock (Rudolf – Bock Mist Bock 7”
Slug – Sore Thumb 7”
Telium Grou – Record1 7”
The Herbaliser – Something Wicked This Way Comes
The Peppermints / Firefighters For Christ – Split 7”
Thievery Corporation –
Weise & Koh - Super Sound 7”

Summer Darling's Self-Titled Album on Origami Vinyl is Out TODAY!

The wait is over! Summer Darling's Self-Titled debut album on Origami Vinyl is out today and you can download it for FREE here. The album has been getting strong press already (Rawkblog has already deemed it one of their favorite albums of 2010) and played a wicked show last night to open up their residency at Spaceland. The vinyl will be ready in less than 2 weeks and we will be sure to let you know as soon as they come in.

Here's some great things that press has been saying:
- "...the band earns its comparisons to the fringier elements of Neil Young and such thoughtful '90s punk as Fugazi and Shudder to Think" LA Times

- "The line between indie-pop and aggressive experimentation has been blurred." Filter Magazine

- "Sonically, the band’s influences are more Omaha and Washington, D.C. than Silver Lake — a bracing guitar record, Summer Darling touches on influences from Fugazi to Cursive to Radiohead"

- "Summer Darling evoke the emotional storminess of Neil Young's old work with Crazy Horse." LA Weekly

- "Simply one of the best bands in Los Angeles." LA Underground

If you would prefer to pay for the downloads and support the band, you can do that to by going to Summer

Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer Darling Spaceland Residency Begins TONIGHT!

Well folks the time has finally arrived! Summer Darling kicks off their Monday night residency tonight at Spaceland in celebration of their debut release on Origami Vinyl. The album will be available digitally tonight at Midnight (which you will be able to download for free HERE)!! The vinyl is delayed a couple of weeks, however, the band is offering a free Summer Darling Tee Shirt if you pre-order it at the show tonight. Our good friend Dave Greenwald of Rawkblog is co-presenting the night with us.

The band has invited some of its favorite local artists to share the stage with them each week. Tonight features Post-Hardcore/Dischord-esque Future Ghost at 9pm, Dream Pop meets Post-Rock Twilight Sleep at 10pm, and the math-pop of CA Condors at Midnight. Summer Darling will play at 11 featuring a set of songs from their new album plus some classics.

The night is free and we hope that all of you will come and celebrate with us!

Here are the deets:
July 5th Presents!!!
Future Ghost 9pm
Twilight Sleep 10pm
CA Condors 12am

July 12th
LA Underground Presents It's 13th Anniversary Party!!
TBA (we know who, but we can't announce it yet--it's that rad!!!) 9pm
Wait.Think.Fast. 10pm
Cue The Moon 12am

July 19th
LA Record Presents It's 100th Issue Party!!
The Franks 9pm
The Monolators 10pm
Starving Daughters 12am

July 26th
Aquarium Drunkard Presents!!
Vanaprasta 9pm
Kissing Cousins 10pm
TS & the Past Haunts (ex-Piebald) 12am

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Foreign Resort @ Origami tonight!

We all know our musical friends from across the sea do beautiful & gloomy to perfection. Denmark's The Foreign Resort is no exception. Mixing gazey guitars with machine tight drums and vocals drenched in doom, The Foreign Resort gives you the impression that the sun has gone down and it ain't never coming up again.

(Look! They are on their way now!!)

Catch them in our loft tonight at 7pm.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

These Are Photos: A Photo Show By Danny Krug + Paper Crème

Whether you've seen Danny Krug lurking around Origami or you're familiar with his website The Rock N Roll Super Show you know that he's been a longtime supporter of Origami Vinyl. Well today we are very happy to be able to return the favor...

Origami Vinyl presents These Are Photos: A Solo Show By Danny Krug.
The show begins at 7pm with a live performance by My Pet Saddle and as always free beer! yum!

Afterwards we are heading over to The Short Stop for Paper Crème where we'll spin a whole bunch of fun jams for you to step backwards and forwards to. Once again we are joined by XL Recordings who will spin some of their newest and best. Last month they played the new Holy Fuck record and a whole bunch of unreleased jams. I wonder what the sneak peak will be tonight? XL spins at 9pm and we take control at 11pm. Hope to see you there!

Also, this weekend we are sending Neil north to the Vinyl In The Woods expo. You can find out more about it right here. Have a good time man!