Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Origami Vinyl Party @ CMJ TONIGHT!!!
Tonight we are throwing our first ever CMJ party with our LA friends Spaceland Productions/The Echo, Dirty Laundry, and Indigenous called Lost Angeles!
The event showcases some of the bands we are most stoked about coming out of the Left Coast at the moment. Just about everyone has been picking these bands as must-sees at CMJ this year and are excited to have them all play under one roof. If you are in town don't miss this. The line-up features:
Weekend (Slumberland) :: These guys really know how to lay on the thick swirling psych-inspired guitars and mesmerize your senses. They have just released their follow-up to the superbly excellent Slumberland release, Sports, with the EP, Red. The band just has a way with presenting sonic overload in a tasteful way that gets us Origami kids all gushy inside. The band plays at 12:15 am
Weekend - Hazel by Slumberland Records
Bleached (Art Fag/Suicide Squeeze) :: From the ashes of Mika Miko, sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin, further their experimentation with a perfectly crafted blend of punk, noise, pop, and surf. Bleached play at 11:30 pm.
Audacity (Burger/Volar) :: Part of the insanely amazing Long Beach music scene, Audacity bring a hefty and sweaty burst of energy. Their garage punk has been tantalizing crowds anywheres from backyard keggers to the stages of FYF Fest and of course in our loft. The perfect band to close out our show at 1am.
Guards (3 Syllables) :: Now based in Brooklyn, but originally based in LA, Guards brand of vocally ghosted out brash and beautiful indie rock is on the verge of breaking out. It's the kinda stuff we wanna listen to with a bottle of Jameson in one hand and our dancing partner in the other. Guards play at 10:45 pm.
Fidlar (White Iris) :: These guys are our favorite skate punk band right now. They just slay. Their live energy just makes you want to run around like crazy with beer flying in the air and soaking the entire crowd (well in our head anyway). Fidlar plays at 10:00 pm
Races (French Kiss/Jaxart) :: We've been rocking their 7" out on Jaxart a lot this year and are eagerly anticipating hearing a full length's worth of songs from these guys. They have a large and brooding sound with layered strings and synths that seem to perch the vocals in the heavens above. Races play at 9:15 pm
Tropical Popsicle (Volar) :: Don't take their name too literally. This band is full of dark haunting synths and soundscapes and 60's art-rock vocals. It's the best of what we like to call June Gloom. The band barely has a 7" out and is already touring with Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Antlers, Iceage, and Times New Viking. Get there early because you'll be bummed if you miss it. Tropical Popsicle play at 8:30 pm
This all goes down at The Cake Shop in the Lower East Side. Their address is 152 Ludlow St. The event is free to CMJ badgeholders or costs ya $10 for those without badges. 21 and over. Free Moonshine Cider Cocktails from 8pm - 9pm!!
Sean is out there and will be giving away free High Fives all night.