Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ETERNAL SUMMERS today at 5pm

Eternal Summers will detonate your chill vibe. At least that's what we've been told. To be honest it kinda makes us want to bounce up and down...or side to side...dance moves will vary...we're staying hopeful for detonation.

This duo’s music comes out of the forests of Roanoke, VA, where the mountain vistas are inspiring but the scene is mostly cover bands. Both members are a part of the Magic Twig Community, a collective of nine like-minded musicians that cherish boundless creativity and weirdo indie pop. Sounding something like Margo Guryan fronting Galaxy 500 they make the kind of dreamy, bouncy pop that will keep that summer sun shining into your ears all the year long.

Eternal Summers will play our loft this evening at 5pm...a sweet precursor to their set tonight at The Echo...
BUT WAIT!!! There's more!!! Those of you who purchase their new Prisoner EP will each receive a free Kanine totebag containing a love letter giving you free admission to the show tonight.

They sound great AND they're sweet. This is gonna be a lovely night.

We will also be streaming the show for your enjoyment in partnership with our new homies Yowie!...check out http://www.yowie.com/show/3i0 to view the fun which was yours to be had.


Saturday, May 28, 2011


David Bowie - Changes One (USED-GOOD)
Yes - Tormato (USED-GOOD)
Wings - At The Speed Of Sound (USED-VG)
Genesis - Duke (USED-VG)
Gerry Rafferty - Night Owl (USED-GOOD)
James Taylor - S/T (USED-GOOD)
Yes - Close To The Edge (USED-GOOD)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive (USED-GOOD)
Robert Palmer - Some People Do What They Like (USED-GOOD)
Cheap Trick - At Budokan (USED-GOOD)
Don Henley - Building The Perfect Beast (USED-GOOD)
Firefall - The Best Of (USED-GOOD)
Genesis - Wind & Wurthering (USED-GOOD)
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band (USED-FAIR)
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs (USED-FAIR)
Dixie Dregs - What If (USED-GOOD)
Buffalo Springfield - Last Time Around (USED-GOOD)
The Firm - S/T (USED-GOOD)
The Cars - Shake It Up (USED-GOOD)
Al Green - Green Is Blue (USED-GOOD)
The McGee Brothers And Arthur Smith - Milk 'Em In The Evening Blues (USED-FAIR)
Foreigner - S/T (USED-GOOD)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Agent Ribbons In-Store Performance TONIGHT @ 7pm

We are sooooo excited to finally get our friends Agent Ribbons in our loft. Promoting their new full length LP, Chateau Crone, out now on Antenna Farm Records.

Th e story of Agent Ribbons has not one–but many–beginnings, and fashioning some semblance of chronology from their cut-and-paste four-year history is an art project in and of itself. Originally hailing from the shanty-Victorian streets of downtown Sacramento, they now reside in Austin,TX when they aren’t traveling the world and jamming econo.

Usually, you’ll experience them as a three piece, but they are also known to keep it simple with the original two-piece guitar, drums and vocals line up. In either case, they almost always catch crowds off-guard with their live rawness, bringing both an honest minimalism and unapologetic theatricality to their live shows.

Agent Ribbons isn’t just a band–it’s a tree house club of post-feminist dreamers trying to find their place in the scheme of things, like a hand-sewn and lovingly-crafted garment in a modern, disposable world. Listening to everything from Eartha Kitt to e Velvet Underground and taking notes from bands like The Shaggs, Th e Boswell Sisters and Th e Zombies, they miraculously reconcile seemingly-unrelated genres, sounding something like Girls in the Garage doing the Three Penny Opera. Waxing sentimental over the eerie beauty of all things lost to time, the emphasis is undoubtedly in the lyrics, which favor clever turns of phrase and occasional humor, but never at the expense of the melodic integrity of their catchy, memorable songs.

Since 2007, the band has toured the U.S. more times than they can remember. Some of those tours were with big national acts like Camera Obscura, Cake, Detroit Cobras and Girl in a Coma, and the rest were done vigilante-style in a Chevy Astro.

See ya here at 7pm sharp!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Holly Miranda - Forest Green Oh Forest Green 7" (USED-VG)
Von Veeder Veld - I'm Never 7" (USED-VG)
Dumblove - Fool Of Love 7" (USED-VG)
The Skulls - Gold & Ruby Red 7" (USED-VG)
The Flash Express - Ride The Flash Express 7" (USED-VG)
Flogging Molly - Dont Shut 'Em Down 7" (USED-VG)
Sarah Guthrie/Johnny Irion - Never Far From My Heart 7" (USED-VG)
Future Of Theft - The Hope That House Built 7" (USED-VG)
The Futureheads - Decent Days And Nights 7" (USED-VG)
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications 7” (USED-VG)
Big Black Cloud - Dark Age (USED-VG)
Various - The New Hope/Smog Veil Records Sampler (USED-VG)

The Blank Tapes In-Store Performance TONIGHT @ 7pm

Tonight, Origami is pleased to welcome San Francisco's The Blank Tapes to our loft tonight at 7pm for a special in-store performance in celebration of their newly released Home Away From Home LP.

You can listen to the album HERE

Hope to see ya tonight!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New releases + more restocks!! We got the goods!!

New Releases

Against Me! – Total Clarity

Amon Tobin – Isam

Battles – Ice Cream

Blank Dogs – Collected By Itself: 2006-2009

Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming

D.O.A. – Hardcore 81 (Reissue)

D.O.A. – Something Better Change (Reissue)

Daedelus – Bespoke

Danielson – Grow Up 7”

Girls Names – Dead To Me

Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds – Gorilla Rose

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

Kitten - Sunday School

LCD Soundsystem – The London Sessions

Los Vigilantes – S/T

Matthewdavid – Outmind

Motopony – S/T

Nobunny – Live 05/21/2010

Nodzzz – Innings

Poly Styrene – Generation Indigo

Prefuse 73 – The Only She Chapters

Ryan Garbes – Sweet Hassle

Shearing Pinx – Night Danger

Syl Johnson – Mythological 45 Box Set

Teenage Fanclub - Thirteen (Reissue)

Terry Malts – I’m Neurotic 7”

The Death Set – Michel Poiccard

The Felice Brothers – Celebration, Florida

The Glitch Mob – Drink The Sea

Thee Oh Sees – Castlemania

V/A – Cult Cargo : Salsa Boricua De Chicago

V/A – Nigeria 70: Sweet Times

Weekend – End Times 7”

Wet Hair – In Spirit

White Denim – D

Witches – Forever


Abner Jay – Last Ole Minstrel Man 10”

Babies – S/T
Baths – Cerulean

Beirut – The Flying Club Cup

Burial – S/T

Burial – Untrue

Crystal Stilts – Alight Of Night

Delicate Steve – Wondervision

Devon Williams – Sufferer 7”

Ducktails – Hamilton Road 7”

Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Primary Colours

Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Rush To Relax

Eddy Current Suppression Ring – S/T

Elliott Smith – An Introduction To…

Elliott Smith - From A Basement On The Hill (180g)

Elliott Smith – Speed Trials 7”

Fresh & Onlys – Debut

Fresh & Onlys – Play It Strange

Fresh & Onlys – Second One To Know 7”

Ganglians – Ganglians 7”

Kleenex/Lilliput – S/T Box Set

LCD Soundsystem – 45:33

LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

Lower Dens – Twin-Hand Movement

Michael Hurley – Blue Hills

Mogwai – Special Moves

Moon Duo – Escape

Orchestre Regional De Mopti – Les Meilleurs Souvenirs…

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Heart In Your Heartbreak 7”

Quintron – Sucre Du Sauvage

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Naturally

Sleater-Kinney – All Hands On The Bad One

Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out

Smith Westerns – Smith Westerns

Soft Moon – Soft Moon

Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation Box

Sonic Youth – S/T

Teebs – Ardour

The Black Lips – We Did Not Know The Forest Spirit Made The Flowers Grow

The Dirtbombs – Ultraglide In Black

The Sea And Cake – The Moonlight Butterfly

Thee Oh Sees – Singles Collection Vol. 1 & 2

Thee Oh Sees – The Masters Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In

Twerps – She Didn’t Know 7”

Ty Segall – Melted

V/A – Brazil Classics At 20

V/A – Daptone Gold

V/A - I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die (Field Recordings From Alan Lomax's "Southern Journey", 1959-1960)

V/A - Mata La Pena

V/A – Pebbles Vol. 1

V/A - The Rain Don't Fall On Me

White Fence – Harness 7”

Why – Alopecia

Why – Elephant Eyelash

Why – Oaklandazulasylum

Willie Wright – Telling The Truth

Woods – How To Survive In + In The Woods


Monday, May 23, 2011

AMON TOBIN GIVEAWAY - Win an autographed copy of "ISAM"!!!

Are you looking forward to the new Amon Tobin LP 'Isam' (out now on Ninja Tune)? It showed up a little late today. We weren't expecting it to make it...but then it did!!

Those that are, we welcome you to get supremely worked up because we've got a copy here signed by the man himself ready to go home with one lucky person...will it be you? CAN YOU SURVIVE THE THUNDERDOME?!

So here's the deal...retweet this "_____(insert your name here) is stoked that @OrigamiVinyl has the @AmonTobinHQ new LP ISAM" THEN make your way down to the shop and give us 5 (count them: five) high fives. The first person through the doors to fill both these demands will take home this special signed copy (1 of 50) to be their very own.

Come closer for a better look at this gorgeous cover!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Silver Lake Jubilee is this Saturday & Sunday!

For those who don't know, this weekend is the second annual Silver Lake Jubilee festival and we couldn't be more excited! Last year year was such a great time...and what an amazing energy. So friendly and lively. We're sure this year will be just as fun!

FYI...we will be closed both days to take part in this awesome festival.

Origami Vinyl has been quite busy getting ready for this years event. Not only has our very own Neil Schield been putting together a mighty selection of local bands to appear on the Santa Monica stage (incredible lineup to be viewed below)...but we will also be doing a sweet little Origami Pop-Up Shop and handling all the merch for the event. So if you're looking for that one band you saw at whatever time on whatever stage...well we are the ones to talk to. Plus you get to dig through a hand-picked selection of the rad wax we carry in the store. Come by and check us out...and then check out the shop.

For more info on the event just keep scrolling below (or click the Jubilee link above)

Here is an overhead view of where the fun will live.

And here's SET TIMES!!! Below is a list of all the activities at the Jubilee. We've thrown in our two cents and highlighted in bold the acts we think you'll want to see. Check it out!!

Saturday 21 MAY 2011

10.30 Hollywood Fringe Presents
11.10 Freak Show Deluxe
12.00 Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
1.00 LACER
2.00 Psychic Friend
2.50 Marvelous Toy
3.40 The Finches
4.30 Lady Danville
5.35 NeverEver
6.40 Mia Doi Todd
7.50 Ximena Sariñana
9.00 Ceci Bastida
10.15 Sister Crayon

10.00 Public School Rockz: Marshall King, Ivanhoe
1.20 TRMRS
2.20 Audacity
3.20 Pangea
4.20 Gestapo Khazi
5.25 Black Flamingo
6.30 Jail Weddings
7.40 Summer Darling
8.50 Rainbow Arabia
10.05 Geotic

11.15 Les Figues Press
12.00 Amor Fati
12.45 Emerging Voices Fellows
1.30 LA Review of Books presents “The Electrocution of the Book: Reading, Writing, and Publishing in a Post-Print Culture,” featuring Cecil Castellucci, Ben Ehrenreich, Grace Krilanovich, and Matthew Specktor, with Tom Lutz moderating
2.15 The Rattling Wall: a literary journal
3.00 Joseph Mattson
3.30 Martin Pousson
4.00 Kate Micucci
4.30 Christian Lander, Stuff White People Like
6.05 Restavrant
7.00 Iliza Schlessinger’s Comedy Showcase, featuring Mark Ellis, Jarod Carmichael, Tig Notaro, Pete Holmes, and Iliza Schlessinger
9.00 I Will Destroy You Comics Showcase, featuring Robert Goodin, Levon Jihanian, Jed McGowan, Tom Neely, and Malachi Ward

2.50 AV Club
3.50 Pageants
4.55 Truman Peyote
6.00 Lovely Bad Things
7.10 Peter Pants
8.20 Stab City

7.20 Killsonic

Sunday 22 MAY 2011

10.30 The Sweat Spot
11.15 The Hollow Trees
12.15 Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
1.00 Kazai Rex
2.00 Cobra Lilies
3.00 boxViolet
4.00 SISU
5.00 Twilight Sleep
6.00 Races (formerly Black Jesus)
7.05 Love Grenades
8.15 We Are The World

10.00 Hollywood Fringe Presents
12.00 Raheem Cohen
12.50 Future Ghost
1.50 Tommy Santee Klawz
2.50 One Trick Pony
3.50 Slang Chickens
4.50 Dante Vs. Zombies
5.50 The Black Apples
7.00 Crystal Antlers
8.10 The Little Ones

11.15 Molossus.co Presents AZTEX+PORN+STALIN, featuring Boris Dralyuk, Katherine Factor, Piotr Florczyk, Sesshu Foster, Geoff Nicholson, and Zak Smith
12.00 Emerging Voices Alumbi
12.45 The Mark Program
1.30 PITC and 826 LA: Los Angeles Students Read Their Work
2.15 Janet Fitch and Reyna Grande
3.00 SLAKE
3.45 Gabrielle Calvocoressi
4.30 Jerry Stahl
7.00 Iliza Schlessinger’s Comedy Showcase featuring J Chris Newberg, Jay Larson, Jodi Miller, Neal Brennan, Adam Devine, and Kyle Dunnigan

2.00 – 9.00 LA Rebellion Rugby Team Fundraiser

We hope to see you out & about...feel free to stop us for FREE HIGH FIVES!!!!

Naked & Famous confides in our loft...(and Buzzine)

Here's another lovely interview from our friends at Buzzine.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Oh My! Look at all this Used Vinyl!

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life (USED-FAIR)
The Eagles - S/T (USED-GOOD)
Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock & Roll (USED-GOOD)
J. Geils Band - Nightmares (USED-GOOD)
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (USED-GOOD)
Johny Cash - With His Hot And Blue Guitar (USED-FAIR)
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (USED-VG)
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story (USED- GOOD)
Bad Company - Desolation Angels (USED-VG)
Todd Rungren - Utopia (USED- GOOD)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (USED-GOOD)
The Doobie Brothers - Toulous Street (USED-GOOD)
The 1969 Warner/Reprise Songbook (USED-GOOD)
Rocky Horror Picture Show - OST (USED-VG)
The Who - The Kids Are Alright (USED-FAIR)
Steely Dan - Gaucho (USED-VG)
Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (USED-VG)
Alice Cooper - School's Out (USED-FAIR)
Led Zeppelin - Presence (USED-FAIR)
Elton John - 11-17-70 (USED-VG)
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (USED-VG)
Eagles - Live (USED-FAIR)
Elton John - Madman Across The River (USED-GOOD)
Chet Atkins - Travelin' (USED-GOOD)
Yes - Going For The One (USED-GOOD)
Steely Dan - Gaucho (USED-VG)
Peggy Lee - Bewitching Lee (USED-GOOD)
Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell (USED-GOOD)
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (USED-FAIR)
Electric Light Orchestra - Face The Music (USED-GOOD)
The Doors - 13 (USED-VG)
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy (USED-GOOD)
Roberta Flack - Quiet Fire (USED-VG)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Releases at OV Today!

New Releases

Iron and Wine / The Low Anthem – Daytrotter Session Split LP (Ltd to 1000)

Wild Beasts – Smother

Queens of the Stone Age – S/T (Reissue)

Deftones – Around The Fur (Reissue)

Let’s Wrestle – Nursing Home

Amor de Dias – Street of the Love of Days

Emilie Simon – The Big Machine

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Some Used Treasures....Oh Boy!

Los Lobos - How Will The Wolf Survive (USED-VG)
Return To Forever - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (USED-VG)
Foreigner - Head Games (USED-VG)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (USED-VG)
George Benson - Bad Benson (USED-VG)
Genesis - abacab (USED-VG)
Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior (USED-VG)
Kraftwerk - S/T (USED-VG)
Experimental Audio Research - Phenomena 256 (USED-VG)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (USED-VG)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Red Rose Speedway (USED-VG)
Jon Anderson - Animation (USED-VG)
L.L. Cool J - Going Back To Cali 12" (USED-VG)

Got a ton of stuff back in over the past few days...

Here it is for your perusal!!

Air Waves – Dungeon Dots
Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – S/T
Amen Dunes – Murder Dull Mind EP
Andrew Cedermark/Family Portrait – Split 7”
Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind
Antony And The Johnson – The Lake
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti 5 – House Arrest
Arthur Russell – Calling Out Of Context
Beach Fossils – Face It 7”
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Black Mountain – S/T
Blonde Redhead – 23
Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle
Blondes – Lover/Hater 12”
Blouse – Into Black 7”
Brave Irene – S/T
Brian Eno – The BBC Sessions
British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall
Brown Recluse – Evening Tapestry
Chain & The Gang – Cry, Cry, Cry 7”
Craft Spells – After The Moment
Crystal Stilts – In Love With Oblivion
Crystal Stilts – Shake The Shackles
Dana Jewell – Wants
David Peel & The Lower East Side – 1984
Davila 666 – Tan Banjo
Deerhoof – Deerhoof Vs. Evil
Delorean – Subiza
Destroyer – Streethawk: A Seduction
Devon Williams – Sufferer 7”
Dirty Projectors – Rise Above
Don Caballero – What Burns Never Returns
Ducktails – Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics
Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High 12”
Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
Elliott Smith – Either/Or
Elliott Smith – S/T
Explosions In The Sky – Those Who Tell The Truth…
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
Frankie Rose & The Outs – S/T
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Grouper – A|A Alien Observer
Grouper – A|A Dream Loss
Guided By Voices – Under The Bushes Under The Stars
Hooray For Earth – MOMO
Houses – All Night
Interpol – Antics
Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
Iron & Wine – Woman King
J. Mascis – Several Shades Of Why
Japandroids – Post-Nothing
Javelin – No Mas
Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around
Joy Division – Closer
Julian Lynch – Terra
Karl Blau – Golden Chariot 7”
Kurt Vile – Constant Hitmaker
Low – C’mon
Melted Toys – S/T
Memory Tapes – Seek Magic
Menomena – Friend And Foe
Menomena – Mines
Menomena – Posh Isolation
Mighty Clouds – S/T
Mission Of Burma – Signals, Calls & Marches
Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will
Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
My Bloody Valentine – Lost Tracks & Rare Cuts
Neil Young – Harvest
Neil Young – S/T
Obits – I Blame You
Obits – Moody, Standard & Poor
Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Okkervil River – Don’t Fall In Love With Everyone You See
Painted Palms – Canopy
Pavement – Brighten The Corners
Pavement – Slanted And Enchanted
Pavement – Watery, Domestic
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
Pixies – Doolittle
Porcelain Raft – Gone Blind
Pure X – You’re In It Now
Ratatat – Classics
Real Estate – S/T
Ride – Nowhere
Rilo Kiley – Take Offs And Landings
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Dap-Dippin’ With…
Shinji Masuko – Woven Music
Small Black – Photojournalist 7”
Spectrals – An Extended Play
Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise
Sufjan Stevens – Michigan
Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz
Sunny Day Real Estate – LP2
Tearist – Living
The Alarm – Change
The Belle Brigade – S/T
The Black Keys – The Big Come Up
The Budos Band – The Budos Band III
The Budos Band – EP
The Doors – Waiting For The Sun
The Flaming Lips – S/T
The Germs – Germicide
The Greenhornes – 4 Stars
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy
The King Khan & BBQ Show – Invisible Girl
The King Khan & BBQ Show – S/T
The National – Alligator
The National – High Violet
The Nerves – One Way Ticket
The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – S/T
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heat – Heart In Your Heartbreak 7”
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heat – Say No To Love 7”
The Shins – Oh, Inverted World
The Smiths – The Old Guard: BBC Tapes 1983-1986
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
The Soft Moon – Parallels
The Stooges – S/T
The Strokes – Angles
The Tallest Man On Earth – Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird
The Velvet Underground – Loaded
Thee Oh Sees – Help
Thee Oh Sees – Warm Slime
This Will Destroy You – Tunnel Blanket
Thom Yorke – The Eraser
Tune-Yards – Hatari 7”
Tune-Yards – Real Live Flesh 7”
TV Ghost – Mass Dream
Twerps – Black Eyes
Urge Overkill – Rock & Roll Submarine
V/A - Joan Of Arc Presents: Don’t Mind Control
Wanda Jackson – The Party Ain’t Over
Warpaint – Exquisite Corpse
Warpaint – The Fool
Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
Wild Nothing – Cloudbusting 7”
Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday 7”
Wire – A Bell Is A Cup
Wolf Parade – Apologies To Queen Mary
Woods – At Echo Lake
Woods – Songs Of Shame
Young Widows – Future Heart 7”

Love, us

REMINDER: Patrick O'Dell opening today + Echo Park Art Walk + MORE!!!

Today, Saturday, May 14th, Echo Park will host it's 3rd annual Echo Park Art Walk! For our part Origami Vinyl is proud to present the photographs of Patrick O'Dell opening today and with us for the rest of the month.

Patrick has shot photos and videos for musicians like Panda Bear, Morrissey, Wavves, Cat Power, and Jenny Lewis., along with various photo work for magazines like Vice, Thrasher, Nylon, Tokion, and V Magazine.

We are STOKED to have Patrick on board for this special event. Also on board...for your musical enjoyment we will have SFVacid at 4pm, Adam Payne (Residual Echoes) at 5pm & Evil Maria at 7pm.

The art walk kicks off at noon and goes all day!

For more details on the event, please go HERE

To see works by Patrick O'Dell go HERE

Hope to see you out!

Friday, May 13, 2011

EPCAP tonight + Patrick O'Dell & the Echo Park Art Walk tomorrow!!

Tonight at Origami Vinyl...well it's business as usual. But if you're still looking for some fun, it's just down the road...

Tonight is the opening for the Echo Park Community Art Project. The EPCAP consists of an exhibition, free art workshops, and the distribution of Art Survival Kits, collectively aimed at enriching the Echo Park community through arts education and creating a forum for community members to display and experience visual art together. The exhibition will feature artworks by established Echo Park artists, local youth, and non-professional community members alike.

Join us at Sancho Gallery (1549 Sunset Blvd.) tonight from 7-10PM to celebrate the event! Your friendly neighbor-homies Sean & Matt from this quaint little shop named Origami Vinyl will be spinning records along with Mahssa Taghinia (Finders Keepers) & Chris Ziegler (LA Record).

Free workshops, open to all ages, will be held the weekend of May 14-15 in conjunction with the exhibition and will include interactive tours, art making, and creative writing seminars. More details available here

All artworks featured in the exhibition will be available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds going towards EPCAP’s Art Survival Kits.


And tomorrow, Saturday, May 14th, Echo Park will host it's 3rd annual Echo Park Art Walk! Origami Vinyl is proud to present the photographs of Patrick O'Dell.

Patrick has shot photos and videos for musicians like Panda Bear, Morrissey, Wavves, Cat Power, and Jenny Lewis., along with various photo work for magazines like Vice, Thrasher, Nylon, Tokion, and V Magazine.

We are STOKED to have Patrick on board for this special event. Also on board...for your musical enjoyment we will have SFVacid at 4pm, Adam Payne (Residual Echoes) at 5pm & Evil Maria at 7pm.

The art walk kicks off at noon and goes all day!

For more details on the event, please go HERE

To see works by Patrick O'Dell go HERE

What a weekend! Hope to see you out!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ÆGES In Store TONIGHT @ 7pm

These guys are heavy. Really heavy. However, they still manage to keep melody a main objective, and succeed. Featuring members of Pelican, Undertow, The Rise, Cutthroats 9, and plenty more! Sure to have some ears ringing long after their set in our loft at 7pm! Do yourself a favor, and come on by!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Releases! Sweet!

New Releases

Man Man – Life Fantastic

Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact

Okkervil River – I Am Very Far

Liturgy – Aesthetica

Psychedelic Horseshit – Laced

The Antlers – Burst Apart

The Sea & Cake – The Moonlight Butterfly

Tyler, The Creator – Goblin

+ all this stuff:
Booker T. Jones – The Road From Memphis
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Translucent Fresnel, Live ‘72/’73
Helado Negro – Canta Lechuza
Joan Of Arc – Life Like
Karl Blau – Max
Kort – Please Don’t Touch 7”
Leather – Sterile 7”
Mexicans With Guns – Ceremony
Mountains – Air Museum
Of Montreal – The Controllersphere 12”
Oxbow – King Of The Jews (Reissue)
Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard Of Ozz (Reissue)
Ozzy Osbourne – Diary Of A Madman (Reissue)
Pearl Jam – Vitalogy (Reissue)
Pearl Jam – Vs. (Reissue)
Peter Case – The Case Files
Prince – 1999 (Reissue)
Prince – Controversy (Reissue)
Prince – Dirty Mind (Reissue)
This Will Destroy You – Tunnel Blanket
Urge Overkill – Rock & Roll Submarine

Monday, May 9, 2011

BR'ER & SCALLION in-store + MAN MAN "Life Fantastic" listening party + ORIGAMI PRESENTS: THE BIXBY KNOLLS Residency TONIGHT!!!

It's Monday, May 9th and we've got a fantastic show(s) for you this evening...

Kicking off our night are two fantastic artists from Philadelphia coming through...BR'ER + SCALLION. Both acts play quirky & somber music reminiscent of sayyyyyy The Magnetic Fields or Tunng or something else. They were sent our way by some kids in Idaho (yeah...I don't know either?) but we've heard nothing but good things! They hit the loft at 6pm.

(sweet tour poster!)

After that sweet start, move on over with us to The Echo patio at 9pm where we will be celebrating the release of the flamboyantly vaudevillian MAN MAN's new LP "Life Fantastic", out on Anti-. (Also from Philadelphia...what's with that?)
(Man Man "Life Fantastic")

MAN MAN's latest is another chaotic & careening ride through the same dark waters as their previous records but this time finds them trading some of that energy for darker & moodier moments. The album sounds more focused, no doubt in part as much to the bands growth as it is to Mike Mogis' production. We'll be spinning this fantastic album all the way through starting at 10pm. And as always your Origami homies will be spinning fine ass jams for your spank bank from 9pm until 1am.

Also tonight at The Echo, Origami Vinyl presents THE BIXBY KNOLLS as they kick off their May residency. Joined by BOWERY BEASTS & STEVENSON RANCH DAVIDIANS, this is the start of a month sure to be full of some fine power pop & arena rock jams.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Used Record Alert! It's Critical!

The Residents - Fingerprince (USED-VG)
The Modern Lovers - Live (USED-VG)
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - S/T (USED-VG)
King Crimson - Islands (USED-FAIR)
Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts (USED-FAIR)
Elvis Costello - I Want You (USED-VG)
Al Green - Greatest Hits (USED-GOOD)
King Crimson - Red (USED-GOOD)
The Marvelettes - Greatest Hits (USED-GOOD)
The Beach Boys - Endless Summer (USED-FAIR)
The Temptations - Anthology (USED-VG)
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans (USED-FAIR)
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed & Delivered (USED-GOOD)
Chick Corea - My Spainish Heart (USED-VG)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown (USED-GOOD)
Peter Tosh - Bush Doctor (USED-VG)
The Yardbirds - 20 Greatest Hits (USED-VG)
Miles Davis - The Complete Birth Of Cool (USED-GOOD)
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life (USED-VG)
Patti Smith Group - Radio Ethiopia (USED-GOOD)
King Sunny Ade - Juju Music (USED-VG)
Dave Mason - Alone Together (USED-GOOD)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Some Used Seven Inches Came In! Amazing Stuff!

Devo - On Saturday Night Live 7" (USED-GOOD)
The Pretenders - Kid 7" (USED-VG)
The Martyrs - Pig Pen Victim 7" (USED-VG)
The Bangs - Getting Out Of Hand 7" (USED-VG)
The Residents - Satisfaction 7" (USED-GOOD)
The Clash - Gates Of The West 7" (USED-VG)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men 7" (USED-VG)

New Releases at OV Today!

New Releases
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Crystal Stilts – S/T

The Unicorns – Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? (Reissue)

TV Ghost – S/T
Blouse – Into Black 7”
Blondes – Lover/Hater 12”
Grouper – Alien Observer
Grouper - Dream Loss

Monday, May 2, 2011

Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues" Premiere Party TONIGHT

TONIGHT we premiere the new Fleet Foxes LP, "Helplessness Blues" at El Prado @ 10pm!!

Is it safe to say that this could be the most eagerly anticipated sophomore release of 2011? The band has been on a crazy upwards trajectory ever since their self-titled debut dropped on Sub Pop in 2008.

We are excited to bring you a complete advance listen of the album and the ability to purchase it the night before it comes out.

This event will actually be taking place at El Prado instead of The Echo. The bar has a very special beer called Cismontane Saison that they will tap just for this special event. There are a very limited amount of these kegs in existence and it is rated as one of the best beers around right now. you can read reviews HERE. This is the only keg El Prado will get, so lets kill it!

Here are the deets:
Origami Vinyl Presents the Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues" LP Premiere Party
Monday, May 2nd | 10pm | 21+ | Free!
@ El Prado 1805 W. Sunset Blvd in Echo Park across the street from Origami Vinyl