Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Pavement - Perfect Sound Forever (USED-VG)
Palace Music - Viva Last Blues (USED-VG)
Opal - Happy Nightmare Baby (USED-VG)
X - White Girl (USED-VG)
Shellac – Uranus 7” (USED-VG)
Shellac - The Rude Gesture (A Pictoral History) 7" (USED-VG)
Uncle Tupelo - Sauget Wind 7" (USED-VG)
Uncle Tupelo – Gun 7” (USED-VG)
Uncle Tupelo - I Got Drunk 7" (USED-VG)
Palace Brothers - Ohio River Boat Song (USED-VG)
Pavement - Demolition Plot J-7 7" (USED-VG)


No news is always bad news, right? We know you've been patiently waiting for some info on refunds. We've been waiting too. Now, at long last, everything has been ironed out and we are happy to announce that refunds will be issued.

If you purchased your Sunset Junction ticket from Origami Vinyl then all you need to do is bring your tickets in along with your receipt and we'll refund you the ticket price AND our service fee.


Neil, Sean, Matt & Emily

Tonight in the loft! Unknown Mortal Orchestra!

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has been described as "alien beatnik pop music" with a little 60's psychedelia thrown in. By posting just one song on the internet, this band went viral!

And lucky you... they're playing! Here! Tonight!

Come on down at 7 and be the first to start the dance party!

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 'Little Blu House' from 4eyes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FYF Survival Guide (or, come hang out with us at FYF).

FYF Fest This Saturday! Origami Vinyl to be the Exclusive Music Retailer

It's finally HERE! We are so stoked to be taking part in what we feel is the best music festival in Los Angeles, FYF Fest. For the past couple of years we have set up shop in the fest and sold a ton of vinyl. This year FYF has asked us to come on board and be their official music retailer and sell all the official music merch for the event. So not only will you be able to browse our collection of records, but we will have Vinyl and CDs of all the bands playing! PLUS this year we will be accepting credit cards for the first time!! We will be located near the entrance of the fest so that you can't miss us!

Tomorrow is the last day to buy tickets at Origami so get 'em before they're gone!

For all deets to the fest and set times of all the bands playing go HERE


We're keeping the music RISING throughout this week...beginning with the impromptu Echo Park Rising and leading up to FYF Fest...LEMME SEE SOME HANDS!!!

Now, lemme tell you 'bout tonight's's gonna be GREAT! You may know Mike from his stint with The Elected but you haven't heard him like this. He'll be live in our loft fleshing out & celebrating tracks from his fantastic new album "King Of Circles" out today on Little Record Company!!

We hope to see you tonight!!


Beirut - The Rip Tide

Blood Orange - Coastal Groove

Hella - Tripper

Ela Orleans / Dirty Beaches - Double Feature

Jason Grier & Nite Jewel - Heart Shaped EP

The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar

CSS - La Liberacion
Evrika - Ethnomedical
John Doe - Keeper
Ministry - KE*A*H** (Psalm 69) (Reissue)
Peter Murphy - Ninth
Razika - Program 91
The Baseball Project - Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes & Dying Quails
UME - Phantoms

Teen Idles - 6 Song 7"
Edie Sedgwick - Love Gets Lovelier Every Day 7"

Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind
Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Arthur Russell - Calling Out Of Context
Atlas Sound - Logos
Austra - Feel It Break
Beach Fossils - S/T
Beirut - East Harlem 7"
Beirut - Lon Gisland
Beirut - March Of The Zapotec & Realpeople Holland
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
Best Coast - Crazy For You
Betty Davis - S/T
Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different
Black Lips - Arabia Mountain
Blonde Redhead - Misery Is A Butterfly
Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
Built To Spill - There Is No Enemy
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Camera Obscura - Under Archievers Please Try Harder
Cass McCombs - Catacombs
Charles 'Packy' Axton - Late Late Party 1965-67
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - S/T
Crystal Stilts - Alight of Night
Crystal Stilts - In Love WIth Oblivion
Dan Deacon - Bromst
Dead Moon - Defiance (Reissue)
Dead Moon - In The Graveyard (Reissue)
Dead Moon - Unknown Passage (Reissue)
Deerhunter - Cryptograms/Fluorescent
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Destroyer - Kaputt
Ducktails - Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics
Fugazi - 3 Songs 7"
Fugazi - 7 Songs
Fugazi - End Hits
Fugazi - Furniture 7"
Fugazi - Margin Walker
Fugazi - Red Medicine
Fugazi - Repeater
Fugazi - Steady Diet Of Nothing
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump (Reissue)
Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway (Reissue)
Iceage - New Brigade
Interpol - Antics (LP Edition)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (LP Edition)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights (LP Edition)
Jawbox - Tongues 7"
Jim Ford - Harlan County
Jim Sullivan - U.F.O.
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Kris Kristofferson - Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72
Kurt Vile - Constant Hitmaker
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
Kurt Vile & The Violators - The Hunchback EP
LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
LCD Soundsystem - The London Sessions
Low - Songs for a Dead Pilot
Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
Low - Trust
Michael Chapman - Fully Qualified Survivor
Minor Threat - First 2 7"s (S/T)
Minor Threat - First Demo Tape 7"
Minor Threat - Out Of Step
Minor Threat - Salad Days 7"
Misfits - Walk Among Us (Reissue)
Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls, and Marches (LP Edition)
Neil Young - After The Gold Rush (Reissue)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Nirvana - Nevermind (Reissue)
Owls - S/T
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Panda Bear - Tomboy
Pavement - Brighten The Corners (LP Edition)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (LP Edition)
Pavement - Quarantine The Past: The Best of Pavement
Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted (LP Edition)
Polvo - Exploded Drawing
Polvo - Heavy Detour 7"
Pylon - Cover + Remix 7"
Ratatat - LP3
Ratatat - LP4
Real Estate - S/T
Ride - Nowhere (Reissue)
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin - Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus
Sharon Van Etten - Epic
Shellac - 1000 Hurts
Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound
Slint - Spiderland
Smith Westerns - S/T
Sonic Youth - Evol
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon - Transference
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Mirror Traffic
Talking Heads - 77
The Black Angels - Directions To See A Ghost
The Black Angels - Passover
The Black Keys - Brothers
The Black Keys - Magic Potion
The Doors - L.A. Woman (Reissue)
The Doors - Strange Days (Reissue)
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (Reissue)
The Germs - (GI)
The Horrors - Primary Colours
The Horrors - Skying
The Kills - Blood Pressures
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - S/T
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
The Stooges - Fun House (Reissue)
The Unicorns - Who Wil Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts
Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
V/A - Hidden Tapes
V/A - Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's Mowest Story 1971-1973
V/A - Turkish Freakout! 2
Warpaint - Exquisite Corpse EP
Whalebone - S/T
Wye Oak - Civilian
Zomby - Dedication


Monday, August 29, 2011


If you too were caught up last night with memorializing a french icon or experiencing a rebirth of soul...well, you might have missed one of the coolest shows to happen this summer...SEAPONY at The Echoplex. But don't worry!! Tonight is another night full of chances!!

The music of Seapony is refreshing in its simplicity. Most songs use no more than three chords, with an average running time around two-and-a-half minutes. THAT'S POP MY FRIENDS! In lieu of a human drummer, the Seattle trio entrusts time-keeping to a vintage gizmo the size of a desktop calculator. Keeping it simple and letting the music make an impact.

Get gazey with Seapony & OV tonight at 7:00pm.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

INSTORE TONIGHT: Manhattan Murder Mystery, Dios, Keegan Dewitt & Madi Diaz

It's a good one tonight kids!!

In continuing with the Echo Park Rising celebrations around the block we're staying the course with our 10% off sale (HAPPENING NOW!) and also have another night of incredible music for you.

Local stompers and stormers MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY @ 5:00pm.

The space-churning DIOS will fill the loft with blissed out pop-gems adding original member Jimi Cabeza de Vaca + a few other mercenaries helping out @ 6:00pm.

KEEGAN DEWITT (in an encore performance...yeah, we can't get enough of him) is gonna dance you outta yr pants @ 7:00pm. Seky!!

And fourthly, fifthly & sixthly OV is stoked to welcome MADI DIAZ @ 8:00pm. You'll develop a mad crush tonight I assure you. Check out her pop fantastique "Let's Go" below...

Also make sure to check out for all the latest sales, deals, bands, fun-to-be-had around the neighborhood tonight!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

In Store tonight: Barrio Tiger, Vaz, and Pygmy Shrews!

As part of Echo Park Rising, we're hosting Barrio Tiger, VAZ and Pygmy Shrews in the loft tonight!

Don't let the name fool you. Pygmy Shrews are not a bunch of adorable rodents. They are loud. Really loud. And really good.

Brooklyn based Vaz's new album, Chartreuse Bull, is, as described by lead singer Paul, "inspired by [his] Norwegian DNA." Wherever they came from, we just think the melodic, loud, gritty songs are awesome!

LA's own Barrio Tiger ends out the night with some "ferocious," pure garage punk rock. The loft is gettin' sweaty tonight!!

Show starts at 6 pm with Pygmy Shrews, Vaz at 7 and Barrio Tiger at 8. Come get down with us on this hot summer night!

Friday, August 26, 2011


Whitman, along with a cellist and drummer, will be settling down into a corner of the shop tonight for the release of his new album "Dog Rose Gall" out nowon Folktale Records. This is Whitman better than we've heard yet. The new album finds him building on the folk & noise of previous releases but finding new corners to stretch into. We are quite looking forward to tonight.

Check out the track "Give Up" to whet your appetite.

Echo Park Rising!

"Why not make it a block party and have some fun."

And with those simple words a weekend of fun has begun!!!

Echo Park has risen like a phoenix to provide housing for all the showless bands left in the dust of the Sunset Junction fiasco. Join us at Origami for two nights of awesome bands and 10% off everything in the store all weekend!

Barrio Tiger – 8pm
VAZ – 7pm
Pygmy Shrews – 6pm

Madi Diaz – 8pm
Keegan Dewitt – 7pm
Dios – 6pm
Manhattan Murder Mystery – 5pm

Check out for a complete list of shows and deals at Stories, Shop EPIC, Backside, and many more!
So get off the couch, forget about the Junction dysfunction, and come have some fun with us!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Neon Trees - Habits (USED-GOOD)
Cab 20 - Dirty Smiles (USED-GOOD)
Broken Records - Until The Earth Begins To Part (USED-VG)
The Morning Benders - Big Echo (USED-VG)
A.C. Newman - Get Guilty (USED-VG)
Panthan Du Prince - Lay In A Shimmer 12" (USED-VG)
Pantha Du Prince - Stick To My Side 12" (USED-VG)
Dinowalrus - S/T (USED-VG)
The Henry Clay People - Somwhere On The Golden Coast (USED-GOOD)
Elezabeth Fraser - Moses (USED-VG)
Doug Paisley - Constant Companion (USED-VG)
Lost In The Trees - All Alone In A Empty House (USED-VG)
Versus - On The Ones And Threes (USED-VG)
Inspired Flight - We All Want To Fly (USED-VG)
Silversun Pickups - Swoon (USED-GOOD)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Keegan DeWitt, one of the fantastic Daytrotter Barnstormer crew that is currently touring through the US, is hitting our loft this evening for a sure to be amazing set. And the thing is...we don't even know how he's gonna show up...will it be stripped down or full band...WE DON'T KNOW! HAHAHA Either way it will unquestionably be a fantastic night which we cordially invite you to join in on.

ALSO, if this tickles yr fancy, Keegan is bringing the last 20 copies of his limited edition "Two Hearts/Reluctance" 7" (on white vinyl!).

MORE ALSO...check out his latest rad Daytrotter session right here!


Wondering what to do with your unused Sunset Junction ticket? We are too :)

We should hopefully have more information for you as to the finality of the situation regarding this years Sunset Junction and as to how to get your refunds. Just watch this space for instructions.

We thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NEW RELEASES WILL SLOW DANCE ON YOUR GRAVE!!!! (oh yeah...and we've got more restocks)

Which records are you looking forward to this week? Here's a fantastic selection to choose from...all in the shop NOW!

Active Child - You Are All I See

Mariachi El Bronx - S/T

Stephen Merritt - Obscurities

400 Blows - Sickness & Health

Sun Araw - Ancient Romans

Battles - My Machine w/Gary Numan 12"

Austra - Sparkle 12"

Sic Alps - Breadhead 7"

Mike Bloom - King Of Circles

P.G. Six - Starry Mind

Nig-Heist - S/T (Reissue)

Elan Tamara - Organ 12"

Matthew Friedberger - Cut It Out

V/A - Not The Spaces You Know, But Between Them

Circle Of Ouroborus - Eleven Fingers

Tunnels - The Blackout

Hyena - Outside The Great Drought LP
Hyena / Elephant - Split 7"
New Labor - 2 7"
New Labor - S/T 7"

Bikini Kill - New Radio + 2 7"
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Beware
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Ease Down The Road
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down In The Light
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master And Everyone
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go
Bonny Billy & The Picket Line - Funtown Comedown
Daedelus - Bespoke
Deerhoof - Apple O' (Reissue)
Deerhoof - Green Cosmos (Reissue)
Edie Sedgwick - Love Gets Love 7"
Elliott Smith - An Introduction To...
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Elliott Smith - Needle In The Hay 7"
Elliott Smith - S/T
Elliott Smith - Speed Trials 7"
Fugazi - 7 Songs EP
Fugazi - 3 Songs 7"
Fugazi - End Hits
Fugazi - Furniture 7"
Fugazi - Margin Walker
Fugazi - Red Medicine
Fugazi - Repeater
Fugazi - Steady Diet Of Nothing
Future Islands - In Evening Air
Future Islands - Post Office Wave Chapel
Future Islands - Wave Like Home
Jawbox - Tongues 7"
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Menomena - Friend And Foe (Reissue)
Minor Threat - First 2 7"s (LP)
Minor Threat - First Demo 7"
Minor Threat - Out Of Step
Minor Threat - Salad Days 7"
Scott Walker - Tilt
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I Learned The Hard Way
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Naturally
Sleater-Kinney - All Hands On The Bad One
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock
Smog - Accumulation:None
Smog - Dongs Of Sevotion
Smog - Knock Knock
Smog - Red Apple Falls
Smog - The Doctor Came At Dawn
Smog - Wild Love
Stereolab - Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Volume 2]
Teen Idles - 6 Song 7"
The Budos Band - The Budos Band III
Ty Segall - Goodbye Bread

Xx Origami

Monday, August 22, 2011


Chico Hamilton - The Great Chico Hamilton Featuring Paul Horn (USED-FAIR)
The Beach Boys - Endless Summer (USED-FAIR)
The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed (USED-GOOD)
Joe Farrell - Moon Germs (USED-FAIR)
The Pretenders - S/T (USED-FAIR)
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Abandoned Luncheonette (USED-FAIR)
OST - Bad Bad Jimmy Ruckus Performed By Big Pimp Jones (USED-GOOD)
V/A - Eccentric Beats And Breaks (USED-VG)
Astrotrax - It's Over (USED-GOOD)
Nils Lofgren - Night After Night (USED-GOOD)

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Dam - Funk - Let's Take Off (Far Away) (USED-GOOD)
Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak (USED-VG)
Cataracts - S/T (USED-VG)
Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye (USED-VG)
Say Hi - Oohs & Aahs (USED-VG)
Lightspeed Champion - Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You. (USED-VG)
Frightened Rabbit - The Winter Of Mixed Drinks (USED-VG)
The Low Anthem - Oh My God, Charlie Darwin (USED-VG)
Matt & Kim - S/T (USED-VG)
Broken Bells - S/T (USED-GOOD)
Xiu Xiu - La Foret (USED-GOOD)

FLASHLIGHTS, Live in the Origami Loft TONIGHT at 7 pm

Denver based band, Flashlights, are stopping by the loft tonight to play their last show in LA before heading back to the land of the Rockies. Come on down at 7 pm to hear some electro-tropical pop and buy a copy of their new EP, Hidden Behind Trees. Not a bad way to start a cool summer night if you ask us!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hyena, Live In The Loft TONIGHT at 7PM

Hyena will be breaking into the loft and shine beacons of light down onto the faithful tonight at 7pm. The band is on a nation-wide tour at the moment and this is their only LA date. Don't miss this chance and pick up their new 7" at the shop. One of those songs is available to stream below...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cocorosie @ The Luckman - Tickets Available Now! Limited Time!

You all know we sell tickets right? Cool. Well, if you were unawares, a short time ago we teamed with The Luckman Fine Arts Complex to bring you tickets to their amazing calendar of events.

With that being said, we are excited to let you know that we now have Cocorosie tix in our possession for said Luckman Ctr. These are Orchestra seating and are only here for a limited time since the show is selling so quickly.

Also, when you buy any Luckman tickets here at OV you get a free present: A pair of tix to Émilie Simon & Iva Bittová!! Yay perks!

Hit us up if you wants to know more!

Flaming Lips + Lightning Bolt 12"s Are Now In Stock!

The Flaming Lips have added to their awesome collaborative 12" series with the incredible Lightning Bolt!! These babies are super limited and we got 20 of them in our shop today. Be sure to hurry down and get one before we sell out. I don't think these will last much longer...

Check out the songs below:


V/A - Kitsune Maison Compilation (USED-FAIR)
Zongamin - Bongo Song 12" (USED-FAIR)
Revl9n - Walking Machine Remix 12" (USED-GOOD)
Egyptian Lover - One Track Mind (USED-GOOD)
Donna Summer - Four Seasons Of Love (USED-GOOD)
Fat Boys - Coming Back Hard Again (USED-GOOD)
Jimi Hendrix - War Heros (USED-GOOD)
Channel 4 - A Compilation Of Output Recordings (USED-VG)
Kool Keith - Black Elvis / Lost In Space (USED-GOOD)
Spank Rock - Sweet Talk 12" (USED-VG)
Modeselektor - Hello Mom! The Remixes (USED-VG)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (USED-VG)
Jimi Hendrix - The Cry Of Love (USED-VG)
James Pants - KA$H 12" (USED-VG)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Peter Bjorn And John - Living Thing (USED-GOOD)
Grand Funk Railroad - Survival (USED-GOOD)
On You - Poltergeist (USED-GOOD)
Thompson Twins - Into The Gap (USED-VG)
The Wooden Birds - Magnolia (USED-VG)
Year Long Disaster - S/T (USED-VG)
Great Northern - Remind Me Where The Light Is (USED-VG)
Vampire Weekend - S/T (USED- VG)
V/A - Eccentric Breaks & Beats
Bad Boy Jimmy Ruckus - Big Pimp Jones (USED-VG)
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt (USED-VG)
Minus The Bear - OMNI (USED-VG)

LA FONT Live In The Loft 2nite / 7pm / All Ages

Those masters of mayhem. Those sultans of swagger. Those snotty little kids who used to pick on your little sister.

Yeah...I'm talking about LA FONT!!!

THEY'RE BACK and they're bringing some stomping new jams for you to wriggle your body into. Goddamn it's good. From the Creedence meets Replacements jam of Sharks to the sassy strut of Lipsmack...this is some wax you'll want to play all summer long!

Have yourself a listen!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Fools Gold - Leave No Trace
Hercules & Love Affair - Blue Songs
The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient
Amen Dunes - Through Donkey Jaw
Michael Yonkers - Microminiature Love
Bleached - Think Of You 7"
Serengeti - Family & Friends
Brilliant Colors - Again And Again
Cut Off Your Hands - Hollow
Mahmoud Ahmed - Jegoul Naw Betwa
V/A - The Roots of Chicha : Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru

Animal Collective - Sung Tongs (Reissue)
Bitches / Yuppie - Split 12"
Canon Blue - Rumspringa
Case Studies - The World Is Just A Shape To Fill The Night
Dope Body - Nupping
Gold Leaves - The Ornament
Grave Babies - Pleasures 7"
Graves - Summr Bummr
Her Space Holiday - S/T
John Wesley Coleman III / Timmy's Organism - Split 7"
Odonis Odonis / Lotus Plaza - Split 12"
U.S. Girls / Slim Twig - Split 12"
V/A - Fanafody: A Collection of Recordings and Photography from Madagasikara Vol. II
V/A - Street Music of Yogyakarta
Veronica Falls - Bad Feeling 7"
Voice Of The Seven Woods - S/T 7"

Animals & Men - Never Bought Never Sold
Antony & The Johnsons – The Crying Light
Avi Buffalo - How Come? 7"
Avi Buffalo - S/T
Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time
Beach House - Teen Dream
Billy Green - Stone OST
Black Mountain – In The Future
Black Mountain – S/T
Blouse - Shadow 7"
Blues Control - Puff
Bon Iver – S/T
Books – Lost And Safe (Reissue)
Cass McCombs – A
Cave Singers – No Witch
Com Truise - Galactic Melt
Dead Moon - Defiance
Dead Moon - In The Graveyard
Dead Moon - Unknown Passage
Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
Donkeys – Born With Stripes
Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
Explosions In The Sky – The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes - S/T
Gaynges – Relayted
Grooms - Prom
Hunx & His Punx - Too Young To Be In Love
J. Mascis - Several Shades Of Why
Karl Blau - Golden Chariot 7"
La Sera - S/T
Memory Tapes - Seek Magic
Modest Mouse – Sad Sappy Sucker
Nirvana - Bleach (Deluxe Edition)
No Age - Noun
Orphan / Dope Body - Self Entitled
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
Sufjan Stevens - The BQE
Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2 (Pink Album)
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
The Postal Service - Give Up
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
The Tallest Man On Earth – S/T EP
The Vaselines - Enter The Vaselines
Washed Out - Within & Without
Zola Jesus - Stridulum

Now go take on your day! :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Wilderness Of Manitoba @ 7pm Tonight

Tonight finds The Wilderness Of Manitoba climbing the spiral stairs to our loft and unleashing their lush & majestic folk songs upon the lucky people who will be standing below. We spend a lot of time trying to describe bands to you hoping it will peak your interest...but for this one I'm just gonna let the music speak for itself.

The Wilderness Of Manitoba plays at 7:00pm...and it will be wonderful!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Sabertooth Cavity are five guys who migrated from the Carlsbad Caverns to Albuquerque but never played together before. Overdriven cousin-guitars, a dented-sax, and a rhythm section so tight that it stretches.
The result is Jam, as in, jammed all up into one big spazzout...phenomenal live...still are the loudest boy-band in the desert.

"Jazz derangements, electronic debris and heaving melts of guitar are just part of it. What Sabertooth Cavity offers up with its first album, En Lak Ech, is a little more meta. Or a little more Dada. However you want to take it." - Samara Alpern

THE CANADIANS ARE COMING!!! 8pm brings This City Defects all the way from Calgary to tear your face off with their blazing guitar-riffs (complete with fretboad antics) high-octane drumming blasts, and meticulous arrangements surging with the momentum of a gale-force wind pounding against a storm window. We just hope it doesn't level the block!

They even sent over some notes for us...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

STUFFFFFFF! (That's Used)

Sparks - Angst In My Pants (USED-VG)
DJ Romes - Rap Those Funky Lyrics (USED-VG)
Jimi Hendrix - The Essential Vol II (USED-VG)
Jimi Hendrix High, Live 'N Dirty (USED-GOOD)
MIA - Galang (USED-GOOD)
Ladytron - Light & Magic (USED-VG)
Sparks - Angst In My Pants (USED-VG)

In Store

This City Defects are performing tonight at our store. 7 pm. Come out!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Moonbeams + Neat Beats/Phen Swan In-Store Performance TONIGHT @ 6pm!

Another double-header for y'all!

Moonbeams @ 7pm
A bedroom project consisting of hypnotic, echoing guitar tracks that swirl and blend together over hushed vocals and basic chord progressions. Reminds us a lot of Ride and Slowdive.

Neat Beats/Phen Swan @ 6pm
Beautifully orchestrated beats sprinkled with pianos, reverb, guitars. Definitely for fans of Baths and DJ Shadow.

Rawkblog Premieres New Summer Darling Music Video (It's an 80's slasher!)

This is must see cinema people. If you love 80's slasher style films on VHS tape then Summer Darling's new video aims to please your blood hunger, just don't become their next super fan, or you may be headed straight to the grave...

Via Rawkblog

Summer Darling "My Reminder" (Official Video) from summer darling on Vimeo.

Summer Darling is currently on tour with Silian Rail

08/12 - Chico, Ca @ Cafe Coda
08/13 - Portland, Or @ Woods
08/14 - Seattle, Wa @ Chop Suey
08/15 - Portland, Or @ Langano Lounge
08/15 - San Francisco, Ca @ Club Verdi
08/23 - Los Angeles, Ca @ Harvard and Stone (w/ Damn Dogs)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

TONIGHT IN THE LOFT: Robert Ellis at 5pm, Roommate at 7pm...ALL OF IT BITCHIN'

We've got quite a great double header in the loft tonight. It's bit all over the place stylistically, but that's how we like to do it here, and rest's all great!

First off at 5:00 pm is the equal parts Jackson Browne & Glen Campbell country of ROBERT ELLIS, one of the finest troubadours working today. He'll be performing solo versions of songs off his newest LP Photographs (out now on New West Records. Don't miss the chance to catch him in such an intimate setting.

Robert Ellis - What's In It For Me by NewWestRecords.

Following at 7:00 pm we have ROOMMATE from Chicago. Making organic, quirky lo-fi pop songs for about a decade Kent Lambert, the man behind the magic, has finally solidified into a full blown band and on the latest record the concept of guitar rock is turned on its head with electronic landmines and further distorted with the likes of vibraphone, banjo, autoharp and violin. See the unconventional made functional tonight at 7pm in our loft.
SNOW GLOBE by Roommate

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Early Man - Death Is The Answer (USED-VG)
Led Zeppelin - III (USED-GOOD)
Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door (USED-VG)
Atom Heart - Dos Tracks (USED-VG)
Oingo Boingo - 10" EP (USED-VG)
The Who - Tommy (USED-GOOD)
The High Llamas - Beet Maize & Corn (USED-GOOD)
Atom Heart - Dos Tracks (USED-VG)
John Lennon / Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (USED-GOOD)
Talking Heads - Little Creatures (USED-GOOD)
David Bowie - Lets Dance (USED-GOOD)
Greg Kihn Band - With The Naked Eye (USED-GOOD)
Mott The Hoople - The Hoople (USED-GOOD)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (USED-GOOD)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


New Releases
Cerebral Ballzy - S/T

The Horrors - Skying

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (Reissue)
Belle & Sebastian - The Boy With The Arab Strap (Reissue)
Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk
Cat Power - Jukebox (Reissue)
Cat Power - The Covers Record (Reissue)
Cat Power - What Would The Community Think (Reissue)
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes (Reissue)
Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (Reissue)
Yo La Tengo - Painful (Reissue)

Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years
Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
Interpol - Antics (LP Edition)
Joy Division - Closer
Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (LP Edition)
Pavement - Wowee Zowee (LP Edition)
Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
Pixies - Doolittle
Pixies = Wave Of Mutilation: Best Of
St. Vincent - Marry Me
The National - Alligator
Tune-Yards - Whokill
Warpaint - Exquisite Corpse EP
Zomby - A Devil Lay Here 7"
Zomby - Dedication