Monday, January 31, 2011

TONIGHT! We Bid Adieu To Our Weekly DJ Night, POST-

Help us bury the final night of our weekly DJ night, POST- at Footsie's in Highland Park TONIGHT! We'll be playing all of our saddest post-punk records to keep spirits low. To aid us in our misery will be a guest DJ set from local doomers Bestial Mouths.

$5 for a shot of Whiskey and a PBR to drown your sorrows.

Let's put this night in the grave!

Here are the deets:
Origami Vinyl Presents POST-
@ Footsies 2640 N. Figueroa St. in Highland Park
10pm - 2am | 21+ | Free

Sunday, January 30, 2011

FENCES in-store at 6pm

Fences, the musical alias of Christopher Mansfield, is the culmination of Mansfield’s songwriting to date, stretching back to the project’s inception in the Boston area circa 2004, and continuing right up to songs written shortly before recording his eponymous debut. Mansfield jokes that he traffics in “wussy pop music,” and his full-band live performances are more upbeat than novices might anticipate, but as Fences attests, beneath his sing-along hooks and charismatic performances are songs with a steel core.

Fences is not merely the recording alias of the Seattle songwriter. It is the distillation of Mansfield’s entire aesthetic. “I’ve tried to take everything in the world that I love, and turn it into this thing that’s Fences,” says the straightforward 27-year-old. Fences starts with Mansfield’s life experience to date, and ends… well, when he says so. Hopefully not for a long time. Because right now, Fences is just coming into its own, with the release of a stunning debut album, entitled, naturally, Fences.

See you this evening!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Appearing in our loft this evening is Lower Heaven.

Hailing from the sun-drenched hills of eastside Los Angeles, Lower Heaven create dark, shimmering waves of sinister neo-shoegaze on this vinyl version of their buzzed-about debut. Recorded with the engineers behind West Coast institutions BRMC and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, these songs are equally indebted to the early Creation Records sounds of Ride, MBV, et al. Tremendous and essential. -

Check out their latest "Ashes" and look for "Today Is All We Have" out later this year.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

KATH BLOOM instore at 4pm

Kath Bloom is an underground folk legend and we are so pumped to have her grace our loft this afternoon.

She had a long musical relationship with Loren Connors in the late '70's and early 80's that gained her esteemed notoriety. After they stopped collaborating in 1984, Bloom concentrated on raising her children and stopped making music, at least publically. In 1999, she finally released a new album of work titled "Come Here: The Florida Years". In 2009 a tribute album to Kath was made and featured artists such as Devendra Banhart, Bill Callahan, Mark Kozolek, The Dodos, and Scout Niblett doing her songs. Thin Thin Line, her latest record which was released on Mark Kozalek's Caldo Verde label, marks her second album in three years, following 2008’s Terror. All are worth tracking down...and we hope you do.

This is an extremely rare performance, so do not miss!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Clark 8 In-Store Performance TONIGHT @ 7PM!!!

Local experimental power-pop quartet Clark 8 will be gracing the loft tonight @ 7pm!!! We will have his Folktale 7" available for sale as well!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Releases at Origami TODAY

Tons of albums came out today!!! oogle it below!

Iron and Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean
Destroyer – Kaputt
Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs Evil
Cloud Nothings – S/T
Wanda Jackson – The Party Ain’t Over
Ryan Adams – Gold (10th Anniversary Edition)
Monotonix – Not Yet
Cold War Kids –Mine Is Yours
Sic Alps – Napa Asylum
Death – Spiritual | Mental | Physical
The Books – Thought For Food
Young The Giant – S/T
V/A – The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam in Thailand 1964 – 1975
The Ex – Catch My Shoe
Carolina Chocolate Drops / Luminescent Orchestrii – 10”
Zs – New Slaves Part II: Essence Implosion
My Disco – Little Joy
Caroline – Verdugo Hills
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight – Oscillate Wisely
Epstein – Sealess See
John Vanderslice with the Magik Magik Orchestra – White Wilderness
Lia Ices – Grown Unknown
Clues – Ledmonton 7”
Chain & The Gang – Cry, Cry, Cry 7”
Lake – You Are Alone 7”

Monday, January 24, 2011

Premiering This Week on On The Record...Summer Darling!

Premiering TODAY on is a gorgeous video of Summer Darling playing an acoustic version of "The One Who Loves You" out in the streets of Silver Lake. check it HERE

Origami Vinyl Featured on The Vinyl District

Read a really entertaining interview with Sean and Neil over at the Vinyl District today! We talk about ummmm vinyl and stuff...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TONIGHT! OV Presents: No Joy, Dunes, and Cold Showers at the Satellite!

It's no secret we love the dudes over at Mexican Summer. They've been killing it with releases the last few years. Two of our faves are No Joy and Dunes and they will be gracing the stage along with up-and-coming band Cold Showers at The Satellite tonight!!

We highly recommend you check out these bands! The show kicks off at 9pm and is only $10!

Here's a free MP3 from No Joy for their song Heedless

and here's No Joy's Video for their song "Hawaii"

No Joy - Hawaii from Mexican Summer on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Origami Vinyl Launches Video Site!!!

Yo buddies!

Since the inception of Origami, we have hosted countless in-store performances from local and touring bands. About 40 people can fit inside the shop and catch a unique and intimate show. Many times the store fills to capacity and people have to stand outside to catch a glimpse. Over the last 6 months or so we have been capturing some of these incredible performances on video. Jack Schlinkert and Max Sweeney (Directors) have done an amazing job putting these episodes together and they look beautiful.

So it makes us so stoked to finally launch our new video site, "On The Record" today! Please go check it out at and let us know what you think!

Each day this week we will be launching a new performance from or around the shop. After this week, we will be launching a new performance every Monday. Here's the release schedule for this week.

Mon, 01.18 - Jónsi
Tue, 01.19 - Superchunk
Wed, 01.20 - Lower Dens
Thu, 01.21 - Sun Airway
Fri, 01.22 - Cowabunga Babes

A BIG thanks goes out to all of the bands that play our shop and allow us to film them!
If you want to follow our videos please add our On The Record Twitter and Facebook!

New Releases at Origami TODAY


Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs Evil

White Fence - Is Growing Faith

The Greenhornes - 4 Stars

La Sera - Devil's Hearts Grow Gold 7"

Mogwai - Rano Pano 7"

plus these!
- Dolorean - Unfazed
- The Frames - For The Birds
- Oh No Oh My - People Problems
- Fergus & Geronimo - Unlearn
- Hi Ho Silver Oh - Showers Without Warning 7"
- Foot Village - Lovers With Iraqis 7"

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Purling Hiss - Passenger Queen

Woke up this morning to the latest video from Purling Hiss and a track that begs to be played louder and louder until it threatens to blow out your I did!

If you missed Purling Hiss a few months ago when he came to town with Kurt Vile (and played in our loft) do yourself a favor and look him up right quick.

from the album Hissteria on Richie Records. (Also, some of the background might look familiar...yes we're blushing.)

Thanks Mike & Jacob

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Releases, New Adds, & A Massive Restock!!

Wow! What a week. We've been climbing this monstrous pile of records that came in...and have finally descended from it's heights. I know this is late and'll be seeing see stuff that already came out in the "new" section...but pay attention because the store is slammed with tons of records...records you might need!!

Come and get 'em!

New Releases
Abner Jay – Last Ole Ministrel Man 10”
Adam Harding - Between 7"
British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall
Broken Records – Let Me Come Home
Casual Touch – Re-Edits
Disappears – Guider
Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Demon’s Demands 7”
El Sportivo & The Blooz – S/T
Jim Sullivan – U.F.O.
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Love And Rockets – Sorted! The Best Of Love And Rockets
Lower Dens – Batman 7”
Marisa Anderson – The Golden Hour
Pan American – For Waiting, For Chasing
Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation: Best Of Pixies
Pure X (f.k.a. Pure Ecstacy) – Chain Reflection 12”
Puro Instinct – Stilyagi 7”
Ride – Nowhere (Reissue)
The Belle Brigade – Losers 7”
The Cult – Pure Cult: The Singles 1984-1995
V/A – Angola Soundtrack: The Unique Sounds Of Luanda 1968-1976
V/A – Ishilan N. Tenere
White Fence – Is Growing Faith
William Tyler – Behold The Spirit

New Adds
Big A Little a – gAame
Black Flag – The First Four Years
Chris And Cosey – Trust
Christian Death – No Strings Attached
Dash Jacket – Leisure Burn 7”
Dominant Legs – Young At Love And Life
Hang Glider – S/T
Johnny Cash – At San Quentin
Johnny Cash – Blood, Sweat & Tears
Justin Cole - Small Acoustic 7"
Meat Puppets – Monsters
Mega Fuckers – Escalation 7”
Memphis Minnie – Traveling Blues
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Confessions Of A Knife
Oingo Boingo – The Best Of Oingo Boingo
Rodriguez – Cold Fact
Sharp Ends – S/T
The Collapsible Mammals - Travel Themes 7"
The Sisters Of Mercy – Floodland
These Are Powers – Taro Tarot
Wanda Jackson – Live At Town Hall Party 1958 10”
Wire – The Ideal Copy

24-Karat Black – Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday (Numero 25)
Abner Jay – The True Story Of Abner Jay
Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Antena – Camino Del Sol
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Archie Bronson Outfit – Coconut
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – FF>>
Arthur Russell – Calling Out Of Context
Atlas Sound – Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Avi Buffalo – S/T
Bad Brains – I Against I
Bad Brains – S/T
Baths – Cerulean
Bauhaus – In The Flatfield
Bauhaus – Mask
Belle & Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Belle & Sebastian – The BBC Sessions
Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Bipolar Bear / Watusi Zombie – Split 7”
Black Flag – Damaged
Bob Dylan – Another Side Of Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan – Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline
Bob Dylan – S/T
Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’
Boddie Acetate Box 3x7” (Numero)
Bruner – Songs For A Friend (Numero)
Built To Spill – Keep It Like A Secret
Built To Spill – There Is No Enemy
Built To Spill – You In Reverse
Can – Inner Space
Cap’n Jazz – Analphabetapolothology
Caribou – Swim
Chrome – 3rd From The Sun
Chrome – Blood On The Moon
Crystal Antlers – Tentacles
Crystal Stilts – Shake The Shackles 7”
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
Deerhunter – Microcastle
Deerhunter – Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Delorean – Subiza
Descendents – ALL
Descendents – Bonus FAT
Descendents – Enjoy!
Descendents – I Don’t Want To Grow Up
Descendents – Milo Goes To College
Destroyer – Streethawk: A Seduction
Devendra Banhart – What Will We Be
Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
DNTEL – After Parties I
DNTEL – After Parties II
Dr. Dre – The Chronic
Ducktails / Rangers – Split 7”
Failure – Fantastic Planet
Fleet Foxes – Mykonos 7”
Flight – S/T 10”
Four Tet – Rounds
Four Tet – There Is Love In You
Frank Fairfield – S/T
Fucked Up – The Chemistry Of Common Life
Gabor Szabo – Jazz Raga
Gang Of Four – Entertainment
Glasser – Ring
Gram Parsons – Another Side Of This Life
Grinderman – Grinderman 2
Guided By Voices – Alien Lanes
Guided By Voices – Under The Bushes Under The Stars
Health – Get Color
Husker Du – Flip Your Wig
Husker Du – Metal Circus
Husker Du – New Day Rising
Husker Du – Zen Arcade
Jane Birkin – Di Doo Dah
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
Karen Dalton – It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
Kris Kristofferson – Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-1972
Leonard Cohen – Live Songs
Leonard Cohen – Songs From A Room
Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Love And Hate
Malachai – Ugly Side Of Love
Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
MC5 – Back In The USA
MC5 – High Time
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams
Minutemen – 3-Way Tie (For Last)
Minutemen – Double Nickels On The Dime
Minutemen – The Punch Line
Minutemen – What Makes A Man Start Fires
Murder City Devils – In Name And Blood
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush
Neil Young – Harvest
Neil Young – S/T
Nerve City – I Fucked Death 10“
New Order – Brotherhood
New Order – Low-Life
New Order – Movement
New Order – Technique
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
Nirvana – Bleach (Deluxe Edition)
Nite Jewel – Am I Real?
Otis Redding – Dictionary Of Soul
Otis Redding – In Person At The Whisky A Go Go
Otis Redding – Live In Europe
Otis Redding – Otis Blue
Otis Redding – The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding – The Soul Album
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – King & Queen
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pavement – Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement
Pearl Harbor – Puro Instinct EP
Pissed Jeans – Sam Kinnison Woman 7”
Ratatat – LP$
Rodriguez – Coming From Reality
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire de Melody Nelson
Slint – Spiderland
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon – Gimme Fiction
Spoon – Girls Can Tell
Spoon – Transference
St. Vincent – Actor
Starfucker – S/T
Suicide – Half Alive
Sun Ra – Disco 3000
Syl Johnson – Complete Mythology (Numero 32)
T. Rex – Electric Warrior
Talking Heads – 77
The 13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of…
The Doors – S/T
The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter
The Germs – (GI)
The Jesus Lizard – Down
The Morning Benders – Big Echo
The National – Alligator
The National – Boxer
The National – High Violet
The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema
The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow
The Shins – Oh, Inverted World
The Smiths – Meat Is Murder
The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
The Stooges – S/T
The Vaselines – Enter The Vaselines
The Walkmen – You & Me
Thom Yorke – The Eraser
Tom Waits – Mule Variations
Tom Waits – Orphans
TV On The Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – Reverse Shark Attack
V/A – Berkeley Guitar
V/A – Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay (Numero 14)
V/A – Eccentric Soul: Smart’s Palace (Numero 27)
V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label (Numero 15)
V/A – Eccentric Soul: Twinight’s Lunar Rotation 4LP Box (Numero 13)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: Home Schooled (Numero 16)
V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label (Numero 9)
V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples (Numero 23)
V/A – I Smell A Rat: Early Black Rock N’ Roll #2 1949-1959
V/A – Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats Of Revolutionary Cuba Volume 2
V/A – Summer Anthology 1974-1988
V/A – Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli
V/A – Wayfaring Strangers: Lonesome Heroes (Numero 28)
V/A – Wheedle’s Groove – Kearney Barton
V/A – Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-1975
Warpaint – The Fool
White Shit – Carry Me 7”
Wilco – A Ghost Is Born
Wilco – A.M.
Wilco - Being There
Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
Wolf Parade – S/T EP
Yann Tiersen – Dust Lane

Sunday, January 9, 2011

J Tillman in-store tonight 6pm

J Tillman, the ever prolific and pastoral folk singer & drummer for Fleet Foxes, will be playing in our shop this evening at 6pm.

Come catch songs from his latest album "Singing Ax" out now on Western Vinyl.

J Tillman - Three Sisters

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Origami and The Echo Partner Up On Something Cool!

2011 is going to be a big year for us at Origami. Expect lots of cool announcements during the 1st quarter of this year because we have been working on some pretty rad tricks! Which leads us to our first BIG announcement...

As you know, we are extremely committed to supporting the local music scene here in LA. A major inspiration to our mission has been the Monday Night Residencies The Echo and Spaceland have been putting on for years. It's such an awesome concept to have an up and coming local band take over the club for a month, allowing them to curate the other bands that play. We've seen so many great bands come out of these residencies and break out nationally. In the last year alone Local Natives, Warpaint, and Fool's Gold all rocked it.

So we are extremely excited to announce that we will be partnering with The Echo starting this February as the presenter of said Monday Night Residencies! This will allow us to help get behind these local bands a bit more by adding more promotion and support. Each month's hosting band will enjoy a spotlight in the shop and promo in this newsletter. We will also post interviews, mp3s and other content on our blog about them so you can fill yourself in. In addition to this, Sean and I will be taking over the back patio of The Echo each Monday night. We'll be DJing records, have a little pop-up shop out there selling stuff, and hosting record release parties for 1 band each week. The record release parties will feature us playing the album in it's entirety, doing giveaways and other fun stuff and giving you the ability to buy the record the night before it comes out. Also starting in February, The Echo will be opening a patio bar so you can keep your hands full of libations! To top it all off there is no admission! That's right, these things are gonna stay free. Man this is gonna be some cool party!

Here are some things you should know:

February's Hosting Band(s) - Slang Chickens and Papa
02/07 Line-up: Slang Chickens, Papa, Mini Mansions, and Rachel Marie Williams (ex-Sleepy Sun)
02/14 Line-up: Slang Chickens, Papa, John Carpenter, TBA
02/21 Line-up: Slang Chickens, Papa, more TBA
02/28 Line-up: Slang Chickens, Papa, more TBA

Here are the Record Release Parties we've lined up out on the back patio so far...
02/07 - Esben and The Witch (Matador)
02/14 - Mogwai (Sub Pop)
02/21 - Anika (Stones Throw)

*all shows are 21+

If you are a label or an artist and want to have your Record Release Party on the back patio, hit us up and we can talk specifics!

Unfortunately with this partnership means, that we will have to put our weekly night, POST-, at Footsie's Bar to rest after January. Thanks to Dave, Kristy, and Terrill for making our experience there awesome. Please come out over the next 4 Monday's and hang out with us as we close it out with a bang. We will be having special guest DJs each week! it's free and goes from 10pm - 2am.