Sunday, August 29, 2010

Everything is coming up FYF Tickets!!!

We are so excited for this years FYF Fest! It's gonna be might even be better than an origami x-wing. Because we know you are as excited as we are we're gonna let you in on some rad ways to get hooked up with FYF Tix!

• Eskuché & FYF have teamed up make sure you get in this year. The next 5 people to purchase a pair of Eskuché headphones at Origami Vinyl will receive a free pair of FYF tickets.

• Use your hawklike vision to scour the Origami Vinyl twitterM for FYF ticket giveaways that we will be doing all week.

Keep your eyes peeled for more ways to get the hookup!

Love ya, mean it.
Origami Vinyl

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Alpine Decline in-store + New Adds & Restocks

Alpine Decline is one of our favorite new local duo's. Plain & simple...we love their record! It was quite a surprise, not that it was good, and it's really good, but more that we hadn't heard of them until they dropped off their record. They come off as a dreamier counterpart to bands like Built To Spill & Dinosaur Jr with tinges of post rock à la Do Make Say Think. Now, if you stop by the shop there's a good chance you'll hear it on the ol' Origami stereo...or you can scroll down to check out some tracks and get super stoked like us!

Tomorrow night you will be able to hear first hand what we are so excited about when they step into our loft at 7pm to stir our minds and hearts.

We are turbo stoked...can you tell?

Hear it for're welcome!
Alpine Decline - Encounter
Alpine Decline - The Ghost


New Adds
Sleeping Bags / Mystery Claws – Split 7”

Fitz & The Tantrums – Picking Up The Pieces

Pale Sketcher (Justin Broadrick of Jesu) – Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed
Carl Broemel – All Birds Say
Land Of Talk – Cloak And Cipher
Matthew Dear – Black City
MV & EE – Liberty Rose
The Sandwitches – Makes Me Sick 7”
The Sword – Warp Riders
V/A - I'll Be So Glad When The Sun Goes Down (Field Recordings From Alan Lomax's "Southern Journey", 1959-1960) [Mississippi Records]
V/A - I'll Meet You On That Other Shore (Field Recordings From Alan Lomax's "Southern Journey", 1959-1960) [Mississippi Records]
V/A - I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die (Field Recordings From Alan Lomax's "Southern Journey", 1959-1960) [Mississippi Records]
V/A - Wave The Ocean. Wave The Sea (Field Recordings From Alan Lomax's "Southern Journey", 1959-1960) [Mississippi Records]
V/A - Worried Now, Won't Be Worried Long (Field Recordings From Alan Lomax's "Southern Journey", 1959-1960) [Mississippi Records]

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Beach House – S/T
Black Time / Ty Segall – Split 12”
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Hot Snakes – Suicide Invoice
Hot Snakes – Suicide Invoice
Ofege – Try And Love
Sonny & The Sunsets – Hypnotist 7”
Wild Nothing – Gemini
Wild Nothing – Gemini
Zola Jesus - Spoils
Zola Jesus – Stridulum EP
Zola Jesus – Tsar Bomba

Nate LaPointe Band in-store today at 1pm

Come by today at 1pm to catch the Nate LaPointe Band in a special afternoon show. The group, based out of Southern California, has roots in a strong jazz background with eclectic songwriting and rootsy improvisation as its basis. This is gonna be a jam!

Friday, August 27, 2010

World Club instore

Tonight in the Origami Loft we have World Club from Vancouver, BC. Bringing us their dreamy, dense and hypnotic indie-rock-electro-dance-whatever-the-hell-it's-called-it-just-makes-me-move kind of music.'s real, real good.

This is short notice but we are really excited to have them here...parkas and all! come down and check out a band you will be hearing much more about in the future.

World Club - Static Kill

World Club - Exercise Yr Rites

Click here to download their new EP "Two Inputs"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Releases and New Adds!

Abe Vigoda – Throwing Shade 7”
Brad Laner – Natural Selections
Brian Wilson – Reimagines Gershwin
Chief – Modern Rituals
Cotton Jones – Tall Hours In The Glowstream
Darker My Love – Alive As You Are
Gabor Szabo – Jazz Raga
Max Richter – Infra
No Age – Glitter +1 7”
No Age – Glitter +2 12”
Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic
S. Carey – All We Grow
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin – Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus
Superchunk – No Pocky For Kitty (Reissue)
Superchunk – On The Mouth (Reissue)
The Vaselines – Sex With An X 7”
V/A – Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75

Avi Buffalo – S/T
Beach House – Teen Dream
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Fleet Foxes – S/T
Kris Kristofferson – Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends
Megafaun – Gather, Form & Fly
No Age – Losing Feeling
No Age – Nouns
Phosphorescent – Here’s To Taking It Easy
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire De Melody Nelson
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
Sufjan Stevens – Michigan
Sun Ra – Disco 3000
Sun Ra – On Jupiter
Sun Ra – Sleeping Beauty
Zelia Barbosa – Brazil: Songs Of Protest

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cat Party Live in the Loft TONIGHT at 6pm!

If you know us then you know we love our post-punk and tonight features Cat Party who definitely bring that early 80's UK sound. Having been compared to bands like early U2 and The Wipers, Cat Party have been tearing up the west coast with Estranged and Dunes. It's gonna be loud, it's gonna be fun, bring your ear plugs!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Origami Comedy Night Hosted By Matt Braunger is TONIGHT!

Bring 2 pairs of underwear because you will shit your pants from laughing so hard tonight.

Our buddy and MADtv/Comedy Central dude Matt Braunger will be hosting the 2nd semi-annual comedy fest here at Origami tonight at 8pm.
Matt Braunger - Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The night features these funny (looking) peeps:

Kumail Nanjiani

Pete Holmes
Pete Holmes - Things Adults Can Do
Big LakeA New Comedy from Will Ferrell and Adam McKayIt's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Joselyn Hughes


Thursday, August 19, 2010

FYF Tickets are going up :(

Yo lil' Origa-maniacs, FYF Tickets are going to increase $5 starting tomorrow. But if you hurry on in today you can still catch them for $27.

It's gonna be such a fun time so don't delay.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Aquarium Drunkard Premieres New Summer Darling Video

Our friends over at Aquarium Drunkard have just premiered the video for Summer Darling's song, The One Who Loves You, directed by Jack Schlinkert and shot by Max Sweeney from Happy Independent Thoughts. The video captures the band performing a stripped down version of the song on the streets of Silver Lake during their July residency at Spaceland.

You can check out the video HERE

The band will also be playing Aquarium Drunkard's No Jacket Required show this Friday at the Grandstar Ballroom in Chinatown along with The Warlocks and New Mexico. Details below

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Like at Origami Vinyl...TONIGHT!!!

Appearing tonight...THE LIKE are gonna get up in our loft and do what they do.

Their new album Release Me is a stylish dose of slick girl group meets jangly brit-pop...the sum of which will get your body moving.

Come see for yourself tonight at 7pm.

Also, click here for a free mp3 of "Fair Game".

Friday, August 13, 2010

Rooftops Live in the Loft TONIGHT @ 7pm!!!

Come down and see these rad math pop kids from Washington called Rooftops. Super gorgeous head-y tunes that just saw a release on Topshelf Records. We really don't think you should miss this one as we've been looking forward to this for a long time.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New + Local Adds + Restock

We got treats little buddies!

Bitchin Bajas - Tones & Zones
Candy Claws - Hidden Lands
Cosmetics - Sleepwalking 7"
Crocodiles - Sleep Forever 7"
Dirty Beaches - True Blue 7"
Hot Snakes - Automatic Midnight
Merzbow / The Guilt Of... - Split LP
Wavves - California Goths 7" (OOP)

David Singer - Arrows
Mike Viola - Just Before Dark
Mike Viola - Candy Butchers (Hang On Mike)
Mike Viola - Lurch
Mike Viola & Kelly Jones - Melon

Atlas Sound - Atlas Shrugged 7" (OOP)
Baths - Cerulean
Beach House - S/T
Department Of Eagles - Archive 2003-2006
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths EP
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Lower Dens - Twin Hand Movement
Orchestre Regional de Mopti - Les meilleurs Souvenirs
Sonic Youth - Goo Box Set
Thee Oh Sees - Dog Poison
Thee Oh Sees - Help
Thee Oh Sees - Sucks Blood
Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime


Social Studies instore tonight at 7pm

Today's forecast: Sassy, infectious twee-pop in the shape of SF's Social Studies. This foursome will shower you with tracks from their new album Wind Up Wooden Heart which is receiving glowing reviews from Daytrotter, RCRD LBL, NME + more. It's not on vinyl yet (we're crossing our fingers) but come down and snag up their Weathered White 7".

Also, this is a pretty kick-ass review: "San Fran fruit-jugglers Social Studies make twee sound brawny. Who else does that? “Holler Boys,” layers background bleeps, twiddling guitar, soft percussion and radiant female vocals into a shape-shifter—there is no pure verse chorus verse, and each swell breaks in a new direction. Next, indie-pop croon-tune “Time Bandit” is another pretty surprise." - RCRD LBL

Check 'em out!
Social Studies - "Holler Boys"
Social Studies - "Time Bandits"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Eagle Winged Palace in-store tonight

(((Eagle Winged Palace))) are folk as ghost story. Spooky tales of weird edge of the earth California: Spanish ship wrecks slammed into the rocks of Big Sur; moon faced spirits of silent film stars darting through haunted Mediterranean palaces in Hollywood; migrants aching in the ruined farms of Salinas. A shambolic blend of magical realism, campfire legend and encroaching darkness that blot the mind of California folk act (((Eagle Winged Palace)).

Their lovely, haunted voices spin these tales & more tonight in the Origami Loft at 6pm.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Battlehooch and Jinsai Live in the Loft DOUBLHEADER Tonight starting @ 5pm!

We have a doubleheader spectacular tonight at Origami with San Francisco's freak funk outfit Battlehooch at 5pm and followed by local rockers Jinsai at 7pm. Both bands are celebrating their newly released LPs that we have in-stock!

Battlehooch Myspace

Jinsai Myspace

Thursday, August 5, 2010

"The End Has No End"

Opening tonight in the shop:

A show of posters by
Ashkahn Shahparnia
with live performances by
Healamonster & Tarsier
+ D/Wolves

right here at Origami Vinyl

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


It's a good day to be in LA. 2 super rad things at Origami. Pick your two favorites...

1. Buy the Autolux "Transit Transit" LP at Origami Vinyl 1 week before it officially comes out at all the other stores.

2. Buy the new Wavves "King of the Beach" LP at Origami Vinyl today and get a free ticket to their SOLD OUT record release party at Madame Wong's tomorrow night.

3. It's a cool 80 degrees

4. Neil is sporting a moustache

Plus we got these great things in as well!

- School of Seven Bells "Disconnect From Desire"
- Jinsai "Parallel Policy"
- Microphonies "Time Kills"

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dark Dark Dark at 6pm + Autolux "Transit Transit" Release Party

Dark Dark Dark in-store
We are super jazzed to welcome to our loft Dark Dark Dark from Minneapolis.

Their latest EP Bright Bright Bright has been gracing our turntable frequently as of late.

The core of Dark Dark Dark is accordion/pianist Nona Marie Invie and banjo/clarinetist Marshall LaCount, currently rounded out by Jonathan Kaiser on cello and Brett Bullion on drums with Todd Chandler & Walt McClements. Over a series of EPs (most recently the Bright Bright Bright EP released in April) and their 2008 full-length debut, The Snow Magic, Dark Dark Dark have crafted an exquisitely orchestral body of musical work that is as personally felt as it is grandly affecting. - Cake In 15

Check out a song from their stunning EP "Bright Bright Bright" right here:
Dark Dark Dark - "Daydreaming"

Autolux Record Release Party

We'll also be having a lil' party at the OV tonight to celebrate one of our favoritest (LA) bands of all time. Transit Transit the long awaited album from Autolux comes out on August 3rd. The band is rumored to be hanging out here for a bit, so stop by, hear the new record, and get it a day early. I think some ale and pizza may be in it for you as well!

UPDATE: Turns out the vinyl of "Transit Transit" has been delayed until August 10th, However the band was gracious enough to wrangle up 10 copies for the party tonight at 8pm. Get here early and be one of the first (of 10) to have this on vinyl!!! There is a slim to no chance the band will actually be able to stop by however. Still, we know how to party, so it'll be a good time!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pure Ecstasy + Sleep∞Over at 6pm tonight

How's your week going? It's been a hectic one over here what with the Summer Darling record coming out, many new releases and the multitude of in-stores we've been having.

Well, tonight we are looking forward to nothing more than to chill out, have a few beers with YOU and let Pure Ecstasy & Sleep∞Over close out our week on a blissful note.

Pure Ecstasy - Led by singer-songwriter Nate Grace, Austin's Pure Ecstasy make lo-fi tunes insulated by plenty of reverb. Their music is simple, warm, direct. In a track review of their best song to date, the woozy "Easy", Pitchfork's Joe Colly said it sounds like "the long comedown after an all-night beach party." - Pitchfork

Pure Ecstacy - "Easy"

Sleep∞Over - Austin trio Sleep∞Over's brooding sound has sometimes been slotted with "witch house", but this new track from the band takes their haunting sound in a dreamier direction, resembling what Beach House might sound like if they played in a graveyard. - Chocolate Bobka

Sleep∞Over - "Your World Is Night"

Here's to the big comedown!