Saturday, December 31, 2011


Hi nerds! Today we're closed for inventory. We'll be closed through New Years Day and will open back up on January 2nd.

TO ALL THE NEW YEARS EVE SLACKERS...if you still want to score some tickets to the ITALIANS DO IT BETTER NYE at LOS GLOBOS email ALEXIS ( and he will help you out. 


K! you can stop calling. thanks. ;)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Boatload of USED LPs and 7"s Just Hit the Bins!!!

Spend your gift money on these babies!!!

A Flock of Seagulls - Never Again (The Danger) 12" (USED-FAIR)
Aberfeldy - Vegetarian Restaurant 7" (USED-VG)
Al Jolson - The Jolson Story "Rock-a-bye Your Baby" (USED-GOOD)
Arlo Guthrie with Shenandoah - One Night (USED-VG)
Army Navy - My Thin Sides 7" (USED-VG)
BabyShambles - Fuck Forever 7" (USED-VG)
Badfinger - Come And Get It 7" (USED-GOOD)
Band of Horses - Infinite Arms Box Set (USED-VG)
Bebop Deluxe - Live! In The Air Age (USED-VG)
Best Coast - Far Away 7" (SEALED)
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Tell 'Em What Your Name Is! (USED-VG)
Black Uhuru - Chill Out (USED-VG)
Bob Dylan - Christmas in the Heart 7" (SEALED)
Bonzo Dog Band - Best of the Bonzos (USED-MINT-SEALED)
British Sea Power - It Ended On An Oily Stage 7” (USED-VG)
Carole King - Thoroughbred (USED-VG)
Cat Stevens - Catch Bull At Four (USED-GOOD)
Cheap Trick - At Budokan (USED-VG)
Chicago - Greatest Hits (USED-FAIR)
De La Soul - Plug Tunin 12" (USED-FAIR)
Deftones - Covers Record Store Day Test Press (USED-VG)
dev79 - 1 2 3 7" (USED-VG)
Donna Summer - S/T (USED-VG)
Elton John - Empty Sky (USED-VG)
Enduser / Tek-Mind - Split 7" (USED-VG)
Eric Burdon and the Animals - The Greatest Hits Of... (USED-GOOD)
Eric Clapton - Behind The Sun (USED-VG)
Europe - The Final Countdown (USED-VG)
Eurythmics - Sexcrime 12" (USED-VG)
Everything But The Girl - Idlewild (USED-GOOD)
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours Record Store Day Test Pressing (USED-VG)
Foals - Hummer 7" Promo (USED-VG)
Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (USED-FAIR)
Genesis - Nursery Cryme (USED-VG)
Genesis - S/T (USED-VG)
Genesis - S/T (USED-VG)
Gram Parsons / Jenny and Johnny - Love Hurts 7" Test Pressing (USED-VG)
Heart - Little Queen (USED-FAIR)
Heart - Magazine (USED-VG)
Hell-Kite - I Am Your Cabin, Live In Me 7" (USED-VG)
Humble Pie - Performance: Rockin' The Fillmore (USED-VG)
Inside - Absence 7" (USED-VG)
INXS - Need You Tonight / Mediate 12" (USED-VG)
INXS - Shabooh Shoobah (USED-VG)
Jan & Dean - Anthology Album (USED-VG)
Jimmy Eat World - Futures 7" Promo Clear Vinyl (USED-VG)
Jimmy Eat World - Pain 7" Promo Clear Vinyl (USED-VG)
John Cale - Slow Dazzle (USED-FAIR)
John Denver - Windsong (USED-VG)
Jon Spencer with Yo La Tengo / The Llaf - Matador at 21 10" (USED-VG)
Keith Sweat - Make It Last Forever (USED-VG)
Keith Sweat - Something Just Ain't Right 12" (USED-VG)
Leo Kottke - Ice Water (USED-VG)
Levy - Rotten Love 7" (USED-VG)
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - Everything Will B-Fine 12" (USED-VG)
Men At Work - Business As Usual (USED-VG)
Mudboy - MUDMUX Volume 1 7” (USED-VG)
Neil Young - Harvest (USED-VG)
Oceansize - Heaven Alive 7" (USED-VG)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive (USED-VG)
Rain Machine - S/T (USED-VG)
Rainy Day - No One Deserves This 7" (USED-VG)
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby 7" (USED-FAIR)
Robert Gordon with Link Wray - Fresh Fish Special (USED-VG)
Serena Maneesh / Blood on the Wall - Insound 7" Box Series Vol. 3 (USED-VG)
Shai Hulud - A Profound Hatred of Man 7" (USED-VG)
Shirley Rolls - Stranger Things 7" (USED-VG)
Tapes 'n Tapes - Walk It Off Promo 7" (USED-VG)
The Beatles - Let It Be 7" (USED-GOOD)
The Carpenters - The Singles 1974-1978 (USED-VG)
The Doobie Brothers - Best Of (USED-VG)
The Doobie Brothers - Best of the Doobies Vol II (USED-VG)
The Hives - Walk Idiot Walk 7" (SEALED)
The Kinks - Greatest Hits (USED-FAIR)
The Lounge LIzards - Live in Tokyo - Big Heart (USED-VG)
The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn (USED-VG)
The Mother Hips - Red Tandy 7" (USED-VG)
The Police - Ghost In The Machine (USED-VG)
The Police - Synchronicity (USED-VG)
The Spacewurm - Army of God: Experimentations in Intelligent Gabber (USED-GOOD)
The Strokes - Juicebox 7" (USED-VG)
The Untouchables - Live and Let Dance (USED-VG)
The Waterboys - A Pagan Place (USED-VG)
The White Stripes - My Doorbell 7" (USED-VG)
The White Stripes - The Denial Twist 7" (USED-VG)
The Who - By Numbers (USED-GOOD)
Thomas Dolby - Airhead 12" (USED-VG)
V/A - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (USED-VG)
V/A - Staying Alive: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (USED-VG)
V/A - That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk (USED-VG)
V/A - The Original Rock n Roll Hits of the 60's (USED-FAIR)
Vangelis - To The Unknown Man (USED-VG)
Vetiver - Wishing Well 7" (USED-VG) (RSD-2009)
Weezer - Hash Pipe 7" (USED-VG)
Whitney Houston - Whitney (USED-VG)
Wooden Wand - James and the Quiet (USED-VG)
Yes - Fragile (USED-GOOD)
Пол Маккартни (Paul McCartney) – Снова В СССР (USED-VG)

Thursday, December 22, 2011


With this bunch it might even be a "white" christmas...get it? GET IT?!?!?!?! Sheesh...our 80's jokes are duuuuuumb.

Anyways, dig on this:

ABC - Beauty Stab (USED-GOOD)
Adam & The Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox (USED-VG)
Adam and the Ants - Stand and Deliver 12" (USED-VG)
Adam Ant - Friend or Foe (USED-VG)
Berlin - Pleasure Victim (USED-VG)
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite (USED-VG)
Billy Idol - S/T (USED-VG)
Bryan Ferry - In Your Mind (USED-GOOD)
Culture Club - Colour By Numbers (USED-GOOD)
DAF - Brothers 12" (USED-GOOD)
David Bowie - ChangesTwoBowie (USED-Good)
David Bowie - Don't Be Fooled By The Name 10" (USED-VG)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (USED-VG)
David Bowie - Stage (USED-VG)
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees (USED-FAIR)
David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (USED-VG)
Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell (USED-GOOD)
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight (USED-VG)
Eurythmics - Touch (USED-GOOD)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (USED-VG)
George Michael - Faith (USED-VG)
Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (USED-GOOD)
Haircut One Hundred - Pelican West (USED-VG)
Heaven 17 - S/T (USED-FAIR)
INXS - The Swing (USED-GOOD)
Kim Wilde - S/T (USED-VG)
Kissing The Pink - Naked (USED-VG)
Lene Lovich - No-Man's Land (USED-VG)
Marc Almond - The Stars We Are (USED-VG)
Men Without Hats - Rythym of Youth (USED-GOOD)
Ministry - Revenge (You Did It Again) 12" (USED-GOOD)
Pete Shelley - No One Like You 12" (USED-VG)
Prince and the Revolution - Parade (USED-VG)
Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood (USED-GOOD)
Roxy Music - Manifesto (USED-GOOD)
Soft Cell - Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go 12" (USED-VG)
Stars On - Stars on Long Play (USED-VG)
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (USED-VG)
Talk Talk - The Party's Over (USED-GOOD)
Talking Heads - Remain In Light (USED-GOOD)
The B-52's - Wild Planet (USED-FAIR)
The Clash - Rock The Casbah 12" (USED-GOOD)
The English Beat - Special Beat Service (USED-GOOD)
The Skids - Joy (USED-VG)
The Techno Orchestra - Casual Tease (USED-VG)
This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow (USED-VG)
Thomas Dolby - Blinded By Science EP (USED-VG)
Ultravox - Rage in Eden (USED-GOOD)
V/A - Blitz (USED-GOOD)
World Party - Private Revolution (USED-VG)
Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess (USED-VG)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


ABC - The Lexicon of Love (USED-GOOD)
Acid Girls - The Numbers Song/Lightworks 12" (USED-VG)
David Bowie - Young Americans (USED-GOOD)
Duran Duran - S/T (USED-FAIR)
Eartha Kitt - Where Is My Man 12" (USED-GOOD)
Elvis Costello - Almost Blue (USED-VG)
Everything But The Girl - Love Not Money (USED-VG)
Fingerprintz - Beat Noir (USED-GOOD)
Frank Sinatra - Nice 'n' Easy (USED-GOOD)
Gary Numan - I, Assassin (USED-VG)
Grace Jones - Fame (USED-GOOD)
Grace Jones - Portfolio (USED-GOOD)
Heaven 17 - The Luxury Gap (USED-VG)
Japan - Quiet Life (USED-VG)
John Foxx - The Garden (USED-VG)
King Swamp - S/T (USED-VG)
Landscape - From The Tea-Rooms of Mars...To the Hell-Holes of Uranus (USED-VG)
Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain (USED-GOOD)
Romeo Void - Nvr Say Nvr 12" (USED-VG)
Spandau Ballet - Journeys To Glory (USED-GOOD)
The B-52's - Whammy! (USED-GOOD)
The English Beat - Special Beat Service (USED-VG)
Thomas Dolby - Blinded By Science (USED-GOOD)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ Dylan Trees (Beat LA Compilation Night) @ 7pm!

Narnack Records and Greatminds Records released Beat LA, a very special collection of songs from classic SoCal artists performed by contemporary artists from the Los Angeles underground. Proceeds from this albums will benefit Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF), and their life-saving endeavors helping those adversely affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Classic songs from the likes of Wall of Voodoo, X, The Germs, and Gun Club have been covered by an eclectic selection of contemporary artists who call Los Angeles their home, including experimental electronic geekmaster Boom Bip, folk rocker Imaad Wasif, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and indie rock/noise pop duo No Age, among many others. All songs were donated by the artists.

Dylan Trees is a Los Angeles-based band consisting of British singer-songwriter Jeremy Simon, and long-term collaborator and chanteuse Monica Olive. Their sound has been described as "a sweet amalgam of British psych-folk drenched in sunny California dreamin'." They contributed a song by Kathy Smith called "Topanga" to the Beat LA compilation, and will be coming into our loft space to celebrate the record and play us a few little ditties. Come in at 7 pm to hear their wonderful musical stylings, and pick up this awesome compilation, it is pretty sweet and the proceeds go to Haiti! Woohoo!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Old to someone, New to us! (and you..) a.k.a. NEW USED RECORDS IN STOCK!

Public Image Ltd. - Paris au Printemps - FAIR
V/A - No Wave: A musical Dip Into The Ocean Of Contemporary Sounds - GOOD
Devo - Freedom Of Choice - FAIR 
La Dusseldorf - Viva - GOOD
Kelley Stoltz - Circular Sounds - VG
To The Happy Few - S/T - VG
Glitter Bones - Returning The Magic - VG
V/A - Quadrophenia OST - FAIR
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things - VG
The Waxmen - S/T - VG
The C S Angels - Chasing Shadows - VG
Ernest Anyway And The Mighty Mighty Squirrels - Sing The Hits Of Johnny Kidd And The Pirates - VG
Front Line Assembly - Digital Tension Dementia - VG
The Cure - Just Like Heaven 12"- GOOD
Camper Van Beethoven - Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart - GOOD

TONIGHT:In-Store w/ Jeffertitti's Nile @ 7pm!

Local LA musicians, Jeffertitti's Nile, are coming in for the first time to our loft space at 7pm tonight! These guys describe their music by saying "Jeffertitti's Niile is a hypnotic river of sound that encompasses the sense of it's listeners/participants. Flowing vibrations transform us to formless and timeless dimensions. For generations, scholars, specialists, humans and animals alike have pondered over how to reach this state of being. Search no further..." If you are looking for a tripped out garage, and psychedelic experience come into the store for this awesome in-store performance!

The band has released a 7" split with another local band, Dahga Bloom, on Volcom Records, which they will be promoting tonight. They also released their album, Hypnotic River of Sound, on vinyl in 2010. Both will be available for purchase in the store. On their Facebook they describe their experience in creating their album. "During a stormy week of February, 2010, a Hypnotic River of Sound was birthed in a flooding home studio, deep within Topanga Canyon, CA. Sparks & black water were spewing out of the electric sockets as member of Jeffertitti's Nile rushed to save their tape reels and instruments from washing away in a cosmic soup." We are sure glad that their work wasn't wiped away because now we can experience it live in-store tonight with all of you. It is sure to be a cosmic experience.

M O U N T A I N J A M from J E F F E R T I T T I 's N I L E on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Releases!

Yo! check out the new stuff that hit the bins!

- Yuck Deluxe Pack (Deluxe LP, 3 x 7"s of B-Sides, + Yuck art book!)

- Birthday Party Reissues!!!
Each of these are limited to only 500 units and are already sold out online! Act quick as we only got 5 of each...
"Hee-Haw" 180-gram version
"Hee-Haw" Red Vinyl version
"Junkyard" 180-gram version
"Junkyard" Lavender Vinyl version
"Prayers on Fire" 180-gram version
"Prayers on Fire" White Vinyl version

+ These!
- Drake "Take Care"
- Pete Shelley "Sky Yen" (Reissue)
- Free Agents "£3.33" (Reissue)
- Sally Smmit & Her Musicians "Hangahar" (Reissue)
- Strange Men In Sheds With Spanners "S/T" (Reissue)
- The Howling Hex "Wilson Superconducter"
- Blind Willie McTell - Trying To Get Home" (Reissue)
- Omar Souleyman "Leh Jani"
- Lewlewal De Podor "Yiilo Jaam"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Echo Park Holiday Shop Hop and In-Store w/ Hepa/Titus TODAY!!!!

The Echo Park neighborhood "Holiday Shop Hop" will be held today from 10am-10pm along Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park Avenue. The shops of Echo Park started this event three years ago to create a sense of community between the stores and give our customers a day full of discounts, live music, art shows, and even something as simple as complimentary hot apple cider! We think the shop hop is a testament to how awesome the community of shops, restaurants, and businesses within the neighborhood of Echo Park and we feel very fortunate to part of this amazing event! There will also be the annual Holiday Parade from the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce from 10am to 1pm. The parade includes high school marching bands, floats, cheerleading squads, and the neighborhood Fire Department. The participating shops include Ballard's Framing, Rewind Audio, Masa of Echo Park, Stories Books & Café, City Sip, Alston Yacht Club, Origami Vinyl, Backside, and Iam8Bit just to name a few.

This evening we have Hepa/Titus playing in the shop starting at 7pm! We are keeping it local, in the spirit of the Shop Hop, by having these locals showing off their music. The band will be promoting their release of their album, "Jacket Off". We will also be giving everyone that comes in for the day a 10% discount! So make sure you come out for this awesome event to support our neighborhood and the store.

Friday, December 9, 2011

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ Sleeping Bags @ 7pm!

Sleeping Bags, a local LA band, is coming into our loft tonight at 7 pm! This noise shoe gaze band includes members of Kisses, Princeton, Gentle Hands, and Combat. This is a four-piece in the crossroads of noisy and fuzzy. You will hear craft jangly guitar rock in the loft tonight that will make your head spin. Come out to have a good night with some of your local record junkies!

Sleeping Bags just released their debut album, S/T this year. They will be playing tracks off of this awesome album, an album that our very own Emily put on her top 10 local albums of the year! You can check out their noisy guitar rock on their bandcamp. Make sure you come out tonight, it will be sure to be a good one.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

TONIGHT: In-Store TONIGHT w/ Jeffrey Lewis @ 7pm!

Get excited! Coming into our loft is singer/songwriter and comic book artist, Jeffrey Lewis, at 7pm. Marking Leonard Cohen as one of his major influences, Lewis has involved his music with the anti-folk movement. Listening to his music reminds us of being rebellious in high school, and this rebellious nature is found in the lyrics that Lewis writes. He is coming all the way from New York, so come welcome him to the city by watching this in-store performance.

Jeffrey will be promoting his most recent release "A Turn In The Dream Songs" out on Rough Trade since October. He will be doing something special for us by having an intimate discussion about this new release after his performance. Lewis fills his songs with lyrical witticism and instrumental interludes on this record. We have the record in the store, and you will want to make sure you pick up one! We promise that it will enlighten with its colorful honesty.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New USED stuff!!!

Check out the new USED stuff that just hit the shelves!

- Adam & The Ants "ANTMUSIC EP"(VG)
- Big Audio Dynamite "This Is Big Audio Dynamite" (VG)
- Billy Bragg "Brewing Up With" (VG)
- Billy Bragg "Talking With The Taxman About Poetry" (VG)
- Can "I Want More" 12" (Reissue on Orange Vinyl/Numbered) (VG)
- Dan Deacon "Bromst" (VG)
- David Bowie "Young Americans" (fair)
- Deerhoof "The Runners Four" (good)
- John Fahey "Old Fashioned Love" (VG)
- Kate Bush "Cloudbusting" 12" (VG)
- Loose Fur "S/T" (fair)
- Love as Laughter "#1 USA" (VG)
- Madness "One Step Beyond" (VG)
- Madness "S/T" (VG)
- Modern English "Ricochet Days" (good)
- Parenthetical Girls "Entanglements" (VG)
- Public Image Ltd. "The Flowers of Romance" (VG)
- Sparks "Music That You Can Dance To" (VG)
- The Blasters "S/T" (VG)
- The Monochrome Set "Jack" (VG)
- The Stranglers "Skin Deep" 12" (VG)
- This Mortal Coil "filigree & shadow" (good)
- This Mortal Coil "It'll End In Tears" (good)
- Throbbing Gristle "Grief" (Reissue) (VG)
- Tortoise "Standards" (good)
- V/A "I.R.S. Greatest Hits Vols. 2 & 3" (fair)

Monday, December 5, 2011


The Black Keys – El Camino

Gold Panda – DJ-Kicks

Bleached – Searching Through The Past 7”

Childish Gambino – Camp

Wives – Roy Tapes

Stephen Stephen / The Urxed – Split 12”

Bitch Magnet – S/T 3xLP

Tender Forever – Where Are We From

Gold Panda – An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds (DJ-Kicks) 12”
Lake – Gravel 7”
This Will Destroy You – Black Dunes 7”
Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See 7”
Trailer Trash Tracys – You Wish You Were Red

Black Keys Listening Party for "El Camino" on December 6th @ 7pm!

We will be having a listening party for the new Black Keys album, "El Camino", on December 6th at 7pm! Come in and enjoy their new album, out on Nonesuch Records, with us. We will be listening to the record in full and we will have plenty in-store for you all to get a copy. We will also be doing an awesome giveaway after the record is done. The giveaway includes: "white label" vinyl copy of "El Camino", CD of the record, a 14"x14" special edition autographed print, the entire black keys catalog on cd, as well as the DVD Live At The Crystal Ballroom. Come in to have a chance at these amazing giveaways! You love the band, you love the store, so nothing should be stopping you from coming in to share some hi-fives and here this fantastic record!

TONIGHT: In-store w/ Peg Leg Love @ 7pm

Local Echo Parkians, Peg Leg Love, are coming into the loft space tonight! These guys have been featured on LA Record and on KXLU's Demolisten, as well as performing here at Origami Vinyl before. Pulling influence from bands like The Cramps and Gun Club, they describe their sound as death surf. Ilir Zeneli is the lyricist with buried vocals and loud strumming, Travis Moore is the drummer beating the hell out of his drums, and Susan Raygoza is the serious bassist.

They are coming in tonight to promote their record, "Peg Leg Love". They have a dark sound flirting with the haunting side of punk rock, mixed with rockabilly. You will hear pounding drums, reverb surf guitar, and a deep bass line. Come on in tonight at 7 pm to hear these guys rock out!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ Foolproof Four @ 7pm!

San Franciscan's, Foolproof Four, will be coming into our loft tonight at 7pm! The band's Facebook describes their sound: Perhaps the best way to describe Foolproof Four is by way of equation: multiply blues by jazz, add rock, divide by country, and subtract half the band (as well as most of the drum kit). The result is an intimate sound with a big presence; guitarist/vocalist Noah Grant soars while drummer Dan Brennan dials in the groove, hollering periodically to round out the mix.

The band is coming out with a new LP on apple green vinyl called "Apples Of Our Allegiance". Foolproof Four's original songs range from two-step folk songs to straight-ahead rock numbers, and their interpretations of tunes by renowned artists often take even the most die-hard fans by surprise. To get a taste of what you will hear in the loft tonight check out the tracks below, and make sure you come out to the show! Its all ages, and totally free. You can pick up their new LP when you come in and see us!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

TODAY: In-Store w/ Fonda @ 7pm!

Los Angeles band, Fonda, return from an 8 year hiatus to bring us some sweet music in the OV loft! The band fuses together classic pop hooks with noisy dreampop, calling on the influence of such early 90s bands as My Bloody Valentine, Lush and Ride. Come into the store and hear some of this 60's style indie-pop filtered through the lens of 90's era influences.

They've released a new 12" EP called "Better Days" (the opening track is the soundcloud below). Fonda has produced six new tracks of their melodic indie pop and will be sharing them with us today. Tremolo guitars and dreamy lyrics abound on this new EP. Make sure you come in and check this band out after their eight year hiatus, and pick up their new EP while you're at it!

Friday, December 2, 2011

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ Saint Motel @ 8pm!

Local Los Angeles musicians, Saint Motel, will be in the loft tonight at 8 pm! The band's Facebook describes them: With a sound as blistering as a parking lot on the hottest day of summer and a tireless devotion to the gods of rock and roll, Saint Motel are a melodic powerhouse of a band, with an intriguing blend of mischief and sincerity. Breaking out with “Puzzle Pieces,” a song lead singer A/J
Jackson began writing in middle school, and a boundary pushing, explosive live show, Saint Motel are moving full speed ahead with their light hearted melodies and roll around on the floor

Saint Motel is excited about the self release of their new 7". The vinyl includes the new single "At Least I Have Nothing" (soundcloud is below) as well as "Puzzle Pieces". These guys really sound like a mix between The Walkmen and Cold War Kids. If you want to enjoy the rock pop stylings of this local band, make sure you come in and hear this in-store. We will also be selling their 7" for you all to pick up!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Origami's Favorite Albums, 7"s, Best Local, and Reissues of 2011!

It's that time of year where we celebrate our FAVES of 2011! Check out what we loved and click the links to watch a video from each album.

1. Bill Callahan "Apocalypse" (Drag City) - Video // OV Review
2. PJ Harvey "Let England Shake" (Vagrant) - Video
3. Tune Yards "Whokill" (4AD) - Video
4. Charles Bradley "No Time For Dreaming" (Daptone) - Video // OV Review
5. Anika "S/T" (Stones Throw) - Video
6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra "S/T" (Fat Possum) - Video
7. The Antlers "Burst Apart" (French Kiss) - Video
8. M83 "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" (Mute) - Video
9. Youth Lagoon "Year of Hibernation" (Fat Possum) - Video // OV Review
10. Brute Heart "Lonely Hunter" (Soft Abuse) - Video // OV Review

1. The Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" (Pres) - MP3
2. Pylon "Cover + Remix" (DFA) - MP3
3. Anika "No One's There" (Stone's Throw) - MP3
4. Thee Cormans "Down Mit Der Fuz" (In The Red) - MP3
5. Fidlar "DIYDUI" (White Iris) - MP3
6. Batwings Catwings "Radio" (Gravy) - Video
7. Superhumanoids "Mikelah" (White Iris) - Video
8. Blouse "Into Black" 7" (Captured Tracks) - Video
9. Crystal Stilts "Shake the Shackles" (Slumberland) - Video
10. Dante Vs. Zombies "Yes, I'm Stalking You" (Albino Crow) - Video

1. Spindrift "Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1" (Xemu) - Video
2. Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" 7" (Pres) - MP3
3. Papa "A Good Woman Is Hard To Find" (Hit City/Psychedelic Judaism) - MP3
4. V/A "Under The Covers Vol. 2 (Nerves Tribute)" (Volar/I Hate Rock 'N Roll) - Video
5. Frank Fairfield "Out On The Open West" (Tompkins Square) - Video
6. Fidlar "DIYDUI" 7" (White Iris) - MP3
7. Batwings Catwings "Radio" 7" (Gravy) - Video
8. Chelsea Wolfe "Apokalypsis" (Pendu Sound) - Video
9. Superhumanoids "Mikelah" 7" (White Iris) - Video
10. Dante Vs. Zombies "Yes, I'm Stalking You" 7" (Albino Crow) - Video

1. Social Climbers "S/T" (Drag City) - Video
2. Ride "Nowhere" (Rhino) - Video
3. Menomena "Friend and Foe" (Barsuk) - Video
4. V/A "The Hidden Tapes: A Compilation of Minimal Wave From Around The World '79-'85" (Minimal Waves) - Video
5. Fred McDowell "The Alan Lomax Recordings" (Mississippi) - Video
6. Reatards "Teenage Hate" (Goner) - Video
7. The Radio Dept. "Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010" (Labrador) - Video
8. Michael Chapman "Fully Qualified Survivor" (Light In The Attic) - Video
9. Queens of the Stone Age "S/T" (Ipecac) - Video
10. Blind Willie Johnson "Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground" (Mississippi) - Video

1. Little Dragon "Ritual Union" (Peacefrog Records) - Video // OV Review
2. Bill Callahan "Apocalypse" (Drag City) - Video // OV Review
3. Anika "S/T" (Stones Throw) - Video
4. Chad VanGaalen "Diaper Island" (Sub Pop) - Video
5. British Sea Power "Valhalla Dancefloor" (Rough Trade) - Video
6. Gardens & Villa "S/T" (Secretly Canadian) - Video // OV Review
7. Veronica Falls "S/T" (Slumberland) - Video // OV Review
8. Mogwai "Hardcore Will Never Die...But You Will" (Rock Action/Sub Pop) - Video
9. Metronomy "The English Riviera" (Because Music) - Video
10. Future Islands "On The Water" (Thrill Jockey) - Video

1. Pylon "Cover + Remix" (DFA) - MP3
2. Crystal Stilts "Shake the Shackles" (Slumberland) - Video
3. Anika "No One's There" (Stone's Throw) - MP3
4. The Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" (Pres) - MP3
5. Purity Ring/Braids "Belispeak/Peach Wedding" (Fat Possum) - Video
6. Superhumanoids "Mikelah" (White Iris) - Video
7. Mezzanine Owls "Obstacle" (Jaxart) - MP3
8. Races "Big Broom" (Frenchkiss) - MP3
9. Oberhofer "Gotta Go" (White Iris) - MP3
10. LA Font "Sharks" (Sister City) - Video

1. Batwings Catwings "Radio" 7" (Gravy) - Video
2. Big Black Delta "BBDLP1" (Coming Home) - Video
3. Mothers Of Gut "Unking" (Family Time) - MP3
4. Sleeping Bags "S/T" (Easter Everywhere) - MP3
5. Emperor X "Western Teleport" (Bar/None) - Video
6. Fidlar "DIYDUI" 7" (White Iris) - MP3
7. Correatown "Pleiades" (Another Room) - Video
8. V/A "Under The Covers Vol. 2 (Nerves Tribute)" (Volar/I Hate Rock 'N Roll) - Video
9. VUM "Night Sun" (Secret Lodge) - MP3
10. Papa "A Good Woman Is Hard To Find" (Hit City/Psychedelic Judaism) - MP3

1. Superchunk "Foolish" (Merge) - Video
2. Social Climbers "S/T" (Drag City) - Video
3. Mercury Rev "Deserter's Songs" (V2/Fontana/Cooperative) - Video
4. Suicide "S/T" (Red Star) - Video
5. Leonard Cohen - Death Of A Ladies' Man (4 Men With Beards) - Video
6. Talk Talk "Laughingstock" (Ba Da Bing) - Video
7. Paul McCartney "McCartney II" (Hear Music/Concord) - Video
8. Olivia Tremor Control "Music From The Unrealized Film Script, Dusk At Cubist Castle" (Chunklet) - Video
9. Afghan Whigs "Gentlemen" (Music On Vinyl) - Video
10. Sparklehorse "Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot" (Plain) - Video

1. Crooked Fingers "Breaks In The Armor" (Merge) - Video
2. Okkervil River "I Am Very Far" (Jagjaguwar) - Video
3. Mogwai "Hardcore Will Never Die...But You Will" (Rock Action/Sub Pop) - Video
4. Charles Bradley "No Time For Dreaming" (Daptone) - Video // OV Review
5. Veronica Falls "S/T" (Slumberland) - Video // OV Review
6. Bill Callahan "Apocalypse" (Drag City) - Video // OV Review
7. Richard Swift "Walt Wolfman" (Secretly Canadian) - Video
8. Kurt Vile "Smoke Ring For My Halo" (Matador) - Video
9. Cults "S/T" (Columbia) - Video
10. Cerebral Ballzy "S/T" (Williams Street) - Video // OV Review

1. Wreck of the Zephyr "For Helen" (Pass The Fist) - Video
2. Mothers Of Gut "Unking" (Family Time) - MP3
3. Appetite "Scattered, Smothered, Covered" (Crossbill) - Video
4. Thee Cormans "Halloween Record" (In The Red) - Video
5. Sleeping Bags "S/T" (Easter Everywhere) - MP3
6. NO "Don't Worry, You'll Be Here Forever" (Origami Vinyl) - MP3
7. Emperor X "Western Teleport" (Bar/None) - Video
8. LA Vampires "Goes Ital" (Not Not Fun) - Video
9. The Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" (Pres) - MP3
10. Fidlar "DIYDUI" 7" (White Iris) - MP3

1. A Band of Bees (The Bees) "Every Step's A Yes" (Fiction) - Video
2. Superchunk "Foolish" (Merge) - Video
3. Dinosaur Jr. "You're Living All Over Me" (Baked Goods) - Video
4. Fred McDowell "The Alan Lomax Recordings" (Mississippi) - Video
5. Blind Willie Johnson "Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground" (Mississippi) - Video
6. Sebadoh "Bakesale" (Domino) - Video
7. Question Mark & The Mysterians "96 Tears" (London) - Video
8. Dead Moon "In The Graveyard" (Mississippi) - Video
9. V/A "Last Time Around" (Mississippi) - MP3
10. Minutemen/Saccharine Trust "Split" 7" (Water Under The Bridge) - Video

Also, our intern Alyssa wants to throw her 2¢ in...she doesn't have a picture though cuz she's real shy :)


1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra "S/T" (Fat Possum) - Video
2. Ty Segall "Goodbye Bread" (Drag City) - Video
3. Delicate Steve "Wondervisions" (Luaka Bop) - Video
4. Ducktails "III: Arcade Dynamics" (Woodsist) - Video
5. WU LYF "Go Tell Fire To The Mountain" (L Y F) - Video // OV Review
6. Jeff the Brotherhood "On The Water" (Infinity Cat) - Video
7. Future Islands "On The Water" (Thrill Jockey) - Video
8. Wet Illustrated "S/T" (True Panther) - Video
9. Mikal Cronin "S/T" (Trouble In Mind) - Video
10. Amen Dunes "Through Donkey Jaw" (Sacred Bones) - Video

1. Fidlar "DIYDUI" (White Iris) - MP3
2. White Fence "Harness" (After Life) - Video
3. Sic Alps "Breadhead" (Drag City) - Video
4. Woods/Kurt Vile "Split" (Woodsist) - Video
5. RTX/Heavy Cream "Split" (Volcom) - MP3
6. Jeffertitti's Nile/Dahga Bloom "Split" (Volcom) - Video
7. Bleached "Think Of You" (Art Fag) - Video
8. Thee Cormans "Down Mit Der Fuz" (In The Red) - MP3
9. Eric Copeland "Whorehouse Blues" (PPM) - MP3
10. The Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" (Pres) - MP3

1. Fidlar "DIYDUI" (White Iris) 7" - MP3
2. White Fence "Harness" (After Life) 7" - Video
3. Papa "A Good Woman Is Hard To Find" (Hit City/Psychedelic Judaism) - MP3
4. Thee Cormans "Halloween Record" (In The Red) - Video
5. Jeffertitti's Nile/Dahga Bloom "Split" (Volcom) - Video
6. Bleached "Think Of You" (Art Fag) - Video
7. Crystal Antlers "Two-Way Mirror"
8. The Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" (Pres) - MP3
9. Mothers Of Gut "Unking" (Family Time) - MP3
10. Batwings Catwings "Radio" 7" (Gravy) - Video

1. Mr. Gasser & the Weirds "Surfink" (Sundazed) - Video
2. Ty Segall "Singles 2007-2010" (Goner) - Video
3. Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Trouble Water" (Sony) - Video
4. Michael Chapman "Fully Qualified Survivor" (Light In The Attic) - Video
5. Arthur Russell "Let's Go Swimming" (Audika) - Video
6. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "The Doldrums" (Paw Tracks) - Video
7. Vagrants "I Can't Make A Friend 1965-1968" (Light In The Attic) - Video
8. Sebadoh "Bakesale" (Domino) - Video
9. Charles "Packy" Axton "Late Late Party 1965-1967" (Light In The Attic) - Video
10. Olivia Tremor Control "Music From The Unrealized Film Script, Dusk At Cubist Castle" (Chunklet) - Video