Thursday, March 31, 2011

Filter Presents: Little Wings in the Origami Loft TONIGHT

Little Wings is the brainchild of frontman Kyle Field and that brainchild has had another child. That child is the album, "Black Grass." FILTER is so excited about this newborn, that we are presenting a record release for Little Wings.

If you happen to be in the LA area, or feel like traveling, the Little Wings record release show for Black Grass will be taking place at Origami Vinyl this Thursday, March 31st and it's FREE!

Look at the flyer below for all of the details.

If you can't make it to the show, you can also get a download of the album Right Here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Some new used stuff!!!

So here is some new used stuff just for you dudes and chicks! Check it!

Fred Frith - Gravity (USED-VG)
The Fugs - Tenderness Junction (USED-VG)
Strawberry Switchblade - Let Her Go E.P. (USED-VG)
H.P. Lovecraft - Live May 11, 1968 (USED-VG)
V/A - Super Rock Instrumentals From The Past (USED-VG)
Gary Numan - Telekon (USED-VG)
Screaming Jay Hawkins - Frenzy (USED-VG)
Jah Woosh - Ital Movement (USED-VG)
Walter Wanderley - Rain Forest (USED-VG)
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (USED-VG)
Discharge - Never Again (USED-VG)
Gary Numan +The Tubeway Army - Replicas (USED-VG)
The Original Carter Family - My Old Cottage Home (USED-VG)
Aswad - To The Top (USED-VG)
Cheap Trick - S/T (USED-VG)
June Of 44 - Engine Takes To The Water (USED-VG)
The March Violets - Electric Shades (USED-VG)
Swans - Greed (USED-VG)
The Slits - Earthbeat E.P. (USED-VG)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wow! What A New Release Day!!!

New Releases 3/29/11

All Tiny Creatures “Harbors”

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart “Belong” (Comes w/ free 7”, CD, or single + a poster)

Radiohead “The King of Limbs” (Comes w/ free poster)

The Mountain Goats “All Eternals Deck”

Moon Duo “Mazes”

Raveonettes - Raven In The Grave

Bibio - Mind Bokeh

Nick Lowe - Labour Of Lust

The Books “Lost and Safe” (Reissue)

Naked on the Vague “Twelve Dark Noons” EP

Manhattan Murder Mystery “S/T”

Toro Y Moi / Cloud Nothings “Split” 7”

Minutemen / Saccharine Trust “Split” 7” (Reissue)

Night Marchers “Thar She Blows” 7”

Okkervil River “Wake and Be Fine” 7”

Princeton “To The Alps” 7”

Chris Schlarb “Psychic Temple”

Plainspeak “S/T”

Chalk Circle “Reflection”

Secret Cities “Strange Hearts”

Spectre Folk “The Blackest Medicine, Vol. II”

Sarandon “Age of Reason”

Morning Teleportation “Expanding Anyway”

The UV Race “Homo”

Sunshine Factory “Lower Away” 7”

Trust “Candy Walls” 7”

Karl Blau “Golden Chariot” 7”

Supercluster “Paris Effect” 7”

Dow Jones and the Industrials “Let’s Go Steady” 7” (Reissue)

Monday, March 28, 2011

All Tiny Creatures "Harbors" Premiere Party TONIGHT + Last Night of Spirit Vine Rezzie!

TONIGHT, out on the back patio of The Echo, we premiere the debut album Harbors from All Tiny Creatures released by Hometapes!

This, folks, is the complete package! From the music down to the art, you are really in for a treat!

All Tiny Creatures is led by Collections of Colonies of Bees / Volcano Choir member Thomas Wincek. Harbors features vocal contributions from Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Roberto Carlos Lange (Helado Negro / Epstein) and members of Megafaun. The album pulls from krautrock and minimalist contemporaries with dynamic vocals that capture a moody yet beautiful texture. Before you are aware of it, you are nodding your head to the beat and enjoying the sunshine.

You can download the track "An Iris" HERE

The art is also something to speak of. (Check it out below). The album features old-style tip-on gatefold packaging. The 2xLP are 45RPMs for maximum sound quality and come in two separate opaque color sets. Your randomly chosen product will contain a blue and yellow pair OR a green and red pair. The LP also comes with a digital download of the album. These babies are sure to be collector's items.

Come out to The Echo on TONIGHT as we are extremely excited to host the official premiere party of the album! We'll play the record in it's entirety at 10pm out on the back patio of the Echo. Hang out before and after as we'll be DJing some of our favorite records too! We'll also have some giveaways!

Upcoming Record Premiere Parties:
- 04/25 - Explosions InThe Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Temporary Residence)
- 05/02 - Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
- 05/23 - boris Heavy Rocks & Attention Please (Sargent House)

If you wanna book a premiere party with us, please shoot us an email!

Don't Forget about the amazing music inside the Echo too! This will be the last night of the Spirit Vine residency and will feature Black Flamingo, who have been gettin' a lot of buzz as of late, Skysaw, which is Jimmy Chamberlain of Smashing Pumpkins fame's new back, and the lovely angelic ghost voice of Chelsea Wolfe. What a way to close it out!

Here are the deets for their March Residency:
Origami Vinyl and The Echo Present: Spirit Vine March Monday Night Residency
The Echo | 1822 W. Sunset Blvd in Echo Park
FREE | 21+ | 8:30pm
- 9pm :: Black Flamingo
- 10pm :: Skysaw
- 11pm :: Spirit Vine
- 12am :: Chelsea Wolfe

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunshine Factory & Manhattan Murder Mystery TONIGHT

We've got TWO fun record release parties for you, complete with performances in the OV Loft! First up is Manhattan Murder Mystery at 5pm.

LA Record: Manhattan Murder Mystery are an alcohol-powered emotional-nudity machine and their debut LP releases this weekend for L.A. locals only on Hello My Name Is Records. You can get their last 7″ at classy liquor stores and their new LP a month before anyone anywhere else by visiting their release show and release party this weekend.

Then at 7pm, stick around for the Sunshine Factory Record Release Party! Thanks to the CulDeSac Kids for posting this gem:

CulDeSac Kids: We’ve been holding this video hostage for quite sometime now. The footage was shot at KPFK studios during the bands recording of their 7”. The video finds Corey Judge front & center on KPFK’s legendary grand piano, donated to the station by the Beach Boys in the late 60’s. So happy to finally unleash this footage, it was truly a last minute idea to grab a camera and hit record. Thanks JP! We hope you enjoy our memories as it still feels like just yesterday.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Aaron Roche & Chris Schlarb TONIGHT at 7pm

Coming together for you in the Origami Loft are Aaron Roche and Chris Schlarb! The two have collaborated on records beautifully and we get to witness their combined talents live tonight. Join us at 7pm for music that tickles your ears as it sneaks into your head to massage your mind. Please note proper brain massage behavior: settle down as you watch the show start, let your eyes close, sway if you feel so moved and let your mind drink in the sweet soothing sounds. Ahhh, brain massage.

Behold, Roche's Plainspeak:

plainspeak from Marja Kuivisto on Vimeo.

"Aaron Roche and Tim Hinck have taken folk and modern classical music to another dimension entirely. The 4-D result is Plainspeak, their new album recorded with members of the Chattanooga Symphony, Lambchop, The Cherry Blossoms and Silver Jews."
- Chris Schlarb (Sounds Are Active)

Chris Schlarb's Psychic Temple
"It would not be an exaggeration to boast that Psychic Temple contains performances from some of today's finest musicians including Mick Rossi of the Philip Glass Ensemble, legendary Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, vocalists Julianna Barwick, DM Stith, Joel St. Julien (of ELLUL), Aaron Roche, trumpeter Kris Tiner, Brian Blade Fellowship pedal steel guitarist Dave Easley, Weird Weeds percussionist Nick Hennies, guitarist Danny Miller and drummer Tabor Allen (of Rare Grooves and The Widow Babies), bassists Steuart Liebig, C.J. Boyd and Anthony Shadduck, and Danny T. Levin and David Moyer on horns."
- Asthmatic Kitty Records

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wow! Lots of new stuff!

New Adds:
Smith Westerns – S/T
Tennis – Cape Dory
My Bloody Valentine – Lost Tracks and Rare Cuts
Pixies - Into The White: BBC Recordings From 1988 and 1989
Moonrats – Nothing At All 7”
Moonrats – The Way Down

New Used Stuff
Charlie Parker – Groovin’ High (Good)
David Byrne – The Catherine Wheel (Very Good)
Duran Duran – S/T (Good)
Ambergris – S/T (Good)
Jerry Jeff Walker – Mr Bojangles (Good)
Devo - New Traditionalists (Good)
Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac in Chicago (Good)
Glen Meadmore – Chicken & Biscuits (Good)
Knife Fight – Crisis (Good)
Duran Duran – Night Romantics (Good)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More From The Road (Good)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Street Survivors (Good)
Neil Young – Comes A Time (Good)
Ozzy Osbourne – Diary of a Madman (Good)
Roxy Music – Avalon (Good)
The Animals – The Best of (Good)
The Doobie Brothers – Best Of (Good)
The Powerchords – Think I’m Gonna (Good)
Thomas Dolby – The Golden Age of Wireless (Good)
Mike Watt - Big Train 7" (USED-VG)
White Fence - Harness 7" (USED-VG)
The Beets - Dont Fit In My Head 7" (USED-VG)
Tijuana Panthers - Creature 7" (USED-VG)
Abe Vigoda - Throwing Shade 7" (USED-VG)
La Sera - Never Come Around 7" (USED-VG)
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Say No To Love 7" (USED-VG)
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars 7" (USED-VG)
Blade Runner - OST (USED-GOOD)
Electric Prunes - Mass In F Minor (USED-FAIR)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (USED-FAIR)
The Waterboys - A Pagan Place (USED-FAIR)
Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! See Jungle! (USED-FAIR)
Electric Light Orchestra - Greatist Hits (USED-FAIR)

The Smiths - The Old Guard: BBC Tapes 1983-1986
Echo and The Bunnymen - BBC Radio Tapes '79-'80
The Cure - Pillbox Tales: 1977-1979

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Stuff

3/22/11: Hey!!! New Releases and Newly Acquired Used Vinyl Now In At OV!!!

New Releases:
Adventure - Lesser Known

Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen

Overnight Lows - Slit Wrist Rock N Roll 7 inch

Toby Burke - Mexico City


Nails - Unsilent Death

Never Healed - S/T

Turning Point - 1988 - 1991

Bitter End - Climate Of Fear (Tour Only Pressing)

Country Joe and the Fish - I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die

Bonzo Dog Band - Let's Make Up And Be Friendly

The Byrds - Greatest Hits

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca

Hank Williams - The Very Best Of...

Lime Spiders - S/T

Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocian Rain

V/A - The Koto Music Of Japan

V/A - Africa: Ceremonial and Folk Songs

Mickey Dread - Profile

Laurie Anderson - Big Science

V/A - Reggae Greats: Strictly For Rockers

Rush - Grace Under Pressure

V/A - Yiddish Songs Of Work And Struggle

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

Steel Pulse - Earth Crisis

Husker Du - Candy Apple Grey

Led Zeppelin - III

Iggy Pop - Blah Blah Blah

King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair

The English Beat - Special Beat Service

V/A - Cash Cows

The Three O Clock - Baroque Hoedown

Kraftwerk - The Telephone Call

ZZ Top - Eliminator

... And probably some other stuff that you need. Get it!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have had quite a run over the last eighteen months. They released their self-titled debut last February on Slumberland to universal acclaim, racking up features in magazines like Spin, Rolling Stone and NME, earning Best New Music status from Pitchfork, and touring the US and Europe non-stop. They began 2010 with a month-long tour of Japan, New Zealand and Australia, and wrapped it up with a series of west coast dates with label-mates Weekend and a triumphant return to England.

All the while they've been working on new songs, releasing the Higher Than The Stars EP last fall, the excellent single Say No To Love this past June, and beginning work on their second album. To help bring this new batch of tunes to life they enlisted the help of producer Flood (Smashing Pumpkins, U2, PJ Harvey) and ace mixer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus & Mary Chain). The result is Belong, a massive sounding album, sonically ambitious but still grounded in the peerless song-craft that The Pains are known for.

Come out to The Echo TONIGHT as we are extremely excited to host the official premiere party of the album a whole week before it's release! We'll play the record in it's entirety at 10pm out on the back patio of the Echo. Hang out before and after as we'll be DJing some of our favorite records too! We'll also have some giveaways!

We will have 5 VERY LIMITED hand-made vinyl advances (ony 150 made) that you won't be able to buy anywhere (pic below). We will also have the back catalog available as well.

Upcoming Record Premiere Parties:
- 03/28 - All Tiny Creatures Harbors (Hometapes)
- 05/02 - Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)

Don't Forget about the amazing music inside the Echo too! Spirit Vine have been killing it in their month-long rezzie. Dante Vs. Zombies may be my new favorite live band in LA as well! Tonight features Mi-Gu (A Japanese Supergroup made up of members from Cornelius and Cibo Mato)

Here are the deets for their March Residency:
Origami Vinyl and The Echo Present: Spirit Vine March Monday Night Residency
The Echo | 1822 W. Sunset Blvd in Echo Park
FREE | 21+ | 8:30pm

- 03/21 - Spirit Vine / Mi-Gu (From Japan/Members of Cornelius and Cibo Mato) / Sister Crayon / Wet and Reckless
- 03/28 - Spirit Vine / Black Flamingo / Skysaw / Chelsea Wolfe

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A little SXSW update (Pt. 2)

Well I woke up kinda late again...Its just the way it goes out here when free beers are being consumed and your hotel is 4 miles outta town.

I got into Austin around 1:30 and headed straight to our party with our friends from Everloving Records and LA Record. The event was being held at Design Within Reach, which makes for one of the most unique venues here at SXSW. Nothing like having rock bands sprawled out amongst super expensive modern furniture and a free beer bar for attendees. Somehow it works though.

I met up with Jack and Max who shoot videos under the OnTheRecord moniker. You should know them by know as they do all the in-store and around-the-store videos for Origami. The guys were getting set-up to document the event and do interviews with some of the bands which you will get to see very soon.

etnies SXSW 2011, FridayMax (OnTheRecord)

The first band up was Light Pollution who are on Carpark. The band was very loud and the sound guy seemed to be having a day where he didn't care too much about dialing in the levels. It was unfortunate because I could tell the songs were there, but it was coming across more like noise, and I don't think these guys were intending to sound like a noise outfit. It's too bad really when these bands travel all the way out here, most of them on their own dime, play a gazillion shows, to only have the sound guy fuck em over. Note to bands: If you are making the trek out here, spend the extra $500 and bring your own sound guy, it will pay dividends!

etnies SXSW 2011, FridayLight Pollution

Next up was Herman Dune, a band I have never had the opportunity to check out, so I was pretty excited. They are a two-piece from France that showcase inventive drumming over feedback strewn Neil Young-ish guitars and deep toned folkish vocals. Right up my alley. They sounded really great and will definitely pick-up their music when I get back home. As they laid into the 3rd verse of their 3rd song, the amateur sound guy walks to the back and taps on the drummers shoulder. The drummer, stunned, leans back as said sound guy whispers in his ear. Then the sound guy hops on stage behind the guitarist/vocalist and waits for him to stop singing. As he pulls away from the mic launching into a guitar riff, the sound guy taps on his shoulder and goes "You've got 5 minutes" WTF!? The band, pissed off and rightly so, stop playing mid song and throw their equipment shouting "Fuck This!" I don't blame them. I have never seen that ever. At least wait til the song is over. I was bummed. I only got to hear 2 and 3/4 songs, but it was worth it.

etnies SXSW 2011, Friday

After that, I decided to make a run across town to see OMD at Stubb's. I was 10 minutes late :( It was my first fail of the week. Damn! I grabbed a hot dog and made my way back to our party to see one of my favorite SoCal bands, The Growlers.

The Growlers always bring a good vibe with their stone-y, surf rock. It's always a ton of fun and feels like you are all gettin' high in some friend of a friend's backyard party. It's so inclusive which I feel is so rare in these days of live indie rock music. It's inclusive in the sense of how those old hardcore shows were when everyone was screaming along and sweating all over each other. Only know its way slowed down and everyone's got a little dance goin'. It's so refreshing.

etnies SXSW 2011, FridayThe Growlers

Once they were done, it was time to get dinner with our friend Lio, who co-owns Kanine Records with his wife Kay (who had to stay back in New York because she is like 7 1/2 months pregnant). Lio is really good people. He's extremely generous and fun and supportive. Also attending dinner was We Are Country Mice. A great band on Lio and Kay's label who had also played at OV a few months back. They have a new album coming out in June which you need to look out for. These guys are great.

etnies SXSW 2011, FridayLio & Me

After dinner, I got in touch with my buddy Bekah Zietz at Sub Pop. Her and I had been trying to meet up for the past couple days and couldn't seem to get it together. She was able to sneak me in to the Sub Pop showcase which enabled me to share some beers with the Sub Pop crew and catch an awesome set from....OBITS! Fuck yes!

Obits is Rick Froberg's (Pitchfork/Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes) latest band who put out their debut record about a year and half ago. That record made my top 10 that year. Pretty much anything Rick does, I drool over. The dude just flows creative energy. you see so many 22 year old kids making it big on blogs these days when they can barely play their instruments and think they are hot shit. Those kids need to go see 3 guys play in the next year to get a little lesson: Neil Young, Thurston Moore, and Rick Froberg. These dudes all kick so much ass and give it their all each and every night. There's no ego when they are on stage, it's just pure passion for what they do. Obits were just that last night. Needless to say I was very sweaty after they were done.

etnies SXSW 2011, FridayRick Froberg of Obits

Papercuts were up next. I really hadn't heard too much from them. I've heard their singles, but had yet to plug in the albums. Lots of people come into the shop to buy their albums, so I was pretty excited to hear what they had to offer. It was quite a 180 from Obits and it took me a couple songs to get into it. But once I was locked in, I was bobbing my head and enjoying their laid-back San Francisco reverb driven dream pop.

etnies SXSW 2011, FridayPapercuts

I was starting to fade pretty quickly from all the Tex Mex I had earlier so decided that Dum Dum Girls would be my last stop on the night. I've seen the girls quite a few times and if you've followed us for awhile, it's no secret that I'm a fan of what Kristen "Dee Dee" does. The real focus live for me however is Sandy Vu. Sandy is one of the sickest drummers live period. With the type of music the Dum Dum Girls make it would be very easy for any drummer to just lay back in the pocket and play simple beats. Not Sandy, she approaches the kit as if she were in some band like the Buzzcocks. She hits so hard, and really brings the energy, which was the perfect antidote to get me to flag down a cab and retire for the night.

etnies SXSW 2011, FridaySandy Vu of Dum Dum Girls

Thanks Bekah for sneaking us in! Thanks Alex Makabali for the photos!

Friday, March 18, 2011

A little SXSW update (Pt. 1)

SO yesterday was my first full day at this year's SXSW. There's always a little piece of me that dreads it. Every year it seems to get more and more crowded and chaotic, which means it's harder to get into shows and meet up with friends you haven't seen in some time. The last couple of years I've figured out the best approach is to be completely oblivious to who is playing and not to adhere to any sort of schedule. Of course, Origami is involved in 4 events this year, so I have to be in certain places at certain times, however the added freedom around these shows enables me to go through the day and night with the ability to see things I may have never known about and tag along with friends who may be on a stricter agenda. So far day 1 worked out incredibly.

After waking up a little late, I headed into East Austin, a part of the city in which I hadn't explored too much in years prior. On first impression, it seems this is the part of town that's really coming up. Dive-y bars, great little family owned restaurants, and food trucks galore. Seems like my kinda place and was shocked I hadn't really ventured in these parts. I quickly devoured a BBQ brisket sandwich from the BBQ School bus and was on my way to our joint party with Rawkblog, Twenty-Four Bit, and Etnies. I was able to catch a great performance from Little Scream who are signed to Secretly Canadian. They have a very beautiful approach to their music with soaring harmonies, wind and string instruments, and keys. It was a nice mellow set to start the day. Next up was Ravens & Chains, who kinda disappointed. It had some Arcade Fire/Bruce Springsteen elements to it, but it seemed a bit uninspired. At that point I was finishing up beer 2 and heard that there was a Japanese showcase happening next door. I opted to go grab a beer over there and scope the scene.

etnies SXSW 2011 - ThursdayLittle Scream

Let's just say it was a bit emotional to be there. Seeing these young Japanese kids pouring their hearts out through their music and knowing that for them this may be a temporary moment when the recent disaster wasn't on their minds. It was pretty awesome and I was so proud that this collection of musicians made the trek all the way to Texas to continue the fulfillment their dreams.

etnies SXSW 2011 - ThursdayJapanese Showcase

I then headed back to our event to catch Pepper Rabbit. Last year, they played the shop and it was really impressive. They sparked some comparisons to the mellower side of Grizzly Bear and what-not. This year, it just seemed they were a little less enthusiastic on stage. Maybe they were tired, or had played a ton of shows already, but it just seemed to be a bit sleepy.

etnies SXSW 2011 - ThursdayPepper Rabbit

From there we left the party and headed down the street to Shangri-La to see some friends and catch La Sera's set. It was a great little touch of 50's inspired pop and gave us that mid afternoon second wind. Katy's voice sounded great!

etnies SXSW 2011 - ThursdayLa Sera

Once they were done, I tagged along with the Etnies crew to hit the Vice Records party. Since I didn't have a badge, it was a small struggle to get into the show. Thanks to my buddy Phil from FYF, he was able to work his magic and get me and my friends in.

This show was AWESOME! It kicked off with the Puerto Rican punk rock outfit, Davila 666, who just continue to blow heads off. They are so fresh! Next up was OFF! Keith Morris has been coming into Origami since we opened and it was nice to return the favor in terms of support. It brought me back to my high school days and I caught myself banging my head and desiring to hit the mosh pit. Maybe that was beer 6 in me at this point. Luckily, I still had some sense in me and kept myself at bay. I must say, OFF! is probably the best thing I have seen down here and it will be VERY hard to top it. After OFF! went off, Black Lips took the stage. These guys have a ton of energy and are like the early era Beatles with a punk rock attitude. Super hooky songs that are played super loose and with anarchistic energy. Once Black Lips were finished the next band was a mystery and everyone around was trying to figure out who the surprise guest may be. At first we all thought it was going to be Death From Above considering they are a Vice Records artist. No Luck. The second guess was Odd Future as all of them were hangin out. No Luck. At long last it was DOM who set-up to play. To be honest I haven't really understood all the hyper surrounding this band, but decided to stick around to catch a couple songs. Yep, still don't understand what all the hoopla is about. Whatevs...

etnies SXSW 2011 - ThursdayOFF!

etnies SXSW 2011 - ThursdayBlack Lips

Around this time, I was handed a silver bracelet that got me into the Spin Shed at Stubb's. WHOA! It was a pretty big hook-up since Stubb's is where all the big bands and secret shows happen. I haven't been there in a couple of years, because it's always a project trying to get in. Not now. Which meant I was able to close out the night with TV on the Radio. Which are awesome and I am so glad to see they are back to making music together again.

IMG_9394TV on the Radio

Well I'm off to start Day 2 here in a minute....'til tomorrow...over and out.

Photos courtesy of Alex Makabali

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ATTENTION: Limited Shop Hours This Week

Due to SXSW, the shop will have odd hours this week. Please see below:

Wednesday :: Noon 'til 9pm
Thursday :: 6pm 'til 9pm
Friday :: 6pm 'til 10pm
Saturday :: 5pm 'til 10pm
Sunday :: Noon 'til 8pm

Thanks for your understanding!


Lookout Austin, here we come! And we come bearing these SXSW offerings. All our parties are free but a hotdog to grease the doorman never hurts. Just kidding.

Wednesday, March 16th :: 7pm 'til 2am
Echo & Echoplex SXSW Throwdown
Presented by Origami Vinyl, LA Record, ANTI-, Sesac, Ticketweb, Generic Surplus, and Icelandic Glacial
Performances By:
- Creep @ 12:45 am
- SPECIAL GUEST @ 11:50 pm
- Hanni El Khatib @ 10:50 pm
- Superhumanoids @ 9:10 pm
- The Fling @ 8:20 pm
- Other Lives @ 7:30 pm
@ Shangri-La :: 1016 East 6th St. :: On the OTHER side of the FWY

Thursday, March 17th :: Noon 'til 7pm
Rawkblog & TwentyFourBit's Waynestock
Presented by Origami Vinyl, Etnies, and thinkThin
Performances By:
- Sondre Lerche @ 6pm
- Arms @ 5pm
- Pepper Rabbit @ 4:15pm
- Ravens & Chimes @ 3pm
- Little Scream @ 2pm
- Scott Bartenhagen @ 1pm
- LA Font @ Noon
@ The Liberty :: 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
FB Invite HERE

Friday, March 18th :: 1pm 'til 7pm
The Everloving Records Party
Presented by Origami Vinyl, LA Record, Design Within Reach, and Stickam
Performances By:
- Hanni El Khatib @ 6:30 pm
- The Growlers @ 5:30 pm
- Ebony Bones @ 4:50 pm
- Shannon and the Clams @ 4:10 pm
- Adanowsky @ 3:30 pm
- Herman Dune @ 2:50 pm
- Light Pollution @ 2:10 pm
- Vacant Lots @ 1:30 pm
@ Design Within Reach :: 200 W. 2nd Street @ Colorado
FB Invite HERE

Saturday, March 19th :: 11am 'til 6pm
Guns in the Sun & Hit City USA's Spring Break!
Presented by Origami Vinyl, Pop-Aut, Happy Independent Thoughts, Crap Eyewear, Cross Coast, and Honest
Performances By:
- Hanni El Khatib @ 4:30 pm outside
- American Royalty @ 4 pm inside
- Natural Child @ 3:35 pm outide
- Sun Airway @ 3pm inside
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ 2:45 pm outside
- Superhumanoids @ 2:20 pm inside
- Lord Huron @ 2:05 pm outside
- Hands @ 1:45 pm inside
- Po Po @ 1:25 pm outside
- Sleep Good @ 1:05 pm inside
- Fat Tony @ 12:45 pm outside
- Jesse Woods @ 12:25 pm inside
- The Franks @ 12:05 pm outside
- Otis Heat @ 11:45 pm inside
@ Headhunters :: 720 Red River St.

New Releases at OV This Week!

Check out our new wares!

- Computer Magic – Electronic Fences EP

- Davila 666 – Tan Bajo
- J. Mascis – Several Shades of Why
- The Naked and Famous – Passive Me Aggressive You
- Starfucker – Reptilians
- Brown Recluse – Evening Tapestry
- Soft Kill – An Open Door
- Brave Irene – S/T
- Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears – Scandalous
- Beady Eye – Different Gear Still Speeding

Monday, March 14, 2011

Computer Magic Premiere Party & In-store TONIGHT!

And for our next trick... COMPUTER MAGIC! This one's a double header because, for the first time ever, our premiere party includes a live performance by the artist... That's some next level shit! Computer Magic flew all the way out from NYC to celebrate the White Iris release of her limited edition 12" with a special performance in the Origami Loft, tonight at 7pm.

Computer Magic - Electronic Fences by OrigamiVinyl
Then at 9pm, walk with us to The Echo where the party continues! Computer Magic will join us on the back patio where she'll personally spin some of her favorite tunes. At 10pm we will play the 12" in its entirety and offer it for sale!

You can go to her blog HERE and download her Spectronic EP for free. You can also check out the hot track Found Out on Altered Zones!

Here's the talk of the town on Computer Magic.
Impose Magazine:
Breaking out of the gate with pure Kraftwerk arpeggios and gated snare snaps, don't expect any sharp turns: This race track is all smooth curves and infinite loops, right down to the subtly vocoder'd vocals and synth choir chords.

So if you want to bump this while you're gliding your hovercraft down the autobahn, don't forget to polish the decks before you go, because though your passengers might content themselves soaking in the totemic landscape, these tunes could inspire a whole new paradigm of robot dance moves.

The Computer Magic behind "Electronic Fences" is not a German automaton or an invisible forcefield, but a 20-year young girl named Danzie/Danz/Danielle who DJs sometimes in the Lower East Side and has some serious design chops, if her blog is an indication.

And on the inside... SPIRIT VINE continue their March Monday Night Residency tonight! Starting at 8:30pm, the night is FREE but 21+.

9pm - Dark Moon
10pm - Dante vs Zombies
11pm - Spirit Vine
Midnight - Dirty Mac

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New stuff! Old Stuff! yippee!

Got some more pleasure stocked in our bins today...mmmhmmm!

New Adds:
- Beach Fossils – What A Pleasure EP
- Faust/Band of Pain - John Cage "Radio Music" 10"
- Robert Scott - Ends Run Together
- The Babies - S/T
- V/A – Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descargo Sound of Colombia 1962 -72

- Atlas Sound - Logos
- Baths – Cerulean
- Black Tambourine - S/T
- Deerhunter – Cryptograms/Fluorescent
- Deerhunter – Microcastle
- Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
- Devon Williams – Sufferer 7”
- Fergus & Geronimo – Harder Than It’s Ever Been 7”
- Frankie Rose and The Outs - S/T
- Ganglians – Blood on the Sand 7”
- LCD Soundsystem - 45:33
- LCD Soundsystem - S/T
- LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
- LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
- Real Estate – S/T
- Summer Cats - Songs For Tuesdays
- The Fresh & Onlys – Grey-Eyed Girls
- The Fresh & Onlys – Second One to Know 7”
- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than The Stars 7”
- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher Than The Stars 12" EP
- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher Than The Stars Remixes 12”
- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - S/T
- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Say No To Love
- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Youn Adult Friction 7”
- Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday 7”
- Woods – At Echo Lake
- Woods – Songs of Shame

Carnivores & Bake Sale TONIGHT @ 5pm

Our little Loft is getting lots of on-the-way-to-SXSW traffic! Tonight's Loft lineup is no exception. There's something about the pairing of CARNIVORES and BAKE SALE on the way to Austin that has us craving meat pies. And there's just sooo much that's sooo right about that. Join us for a sonic meat pie equivalent tonight at 5pm.

Carnivores are based in Hotlanta, have a following that includes one Jarvis Cocker and just released their "Chandelier" EP on Double Phantom Digital.

Be here at 5pm for the band that's recently shared the bill with Toro Y Moi, The Charlatans UK, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, Deerhunter, Black Lips, Best Coast, Titus Andronicus, No Age, Atlas Sound, Cults, Abe Vigoda + more.

Latest tracks by carnivoresatl

Memphis-born Bake Sale somehow balance the grunge and grit of a garage band with the harmonized backing vocals of a poppy doo wop group for the overall effect of innocence. Don't question it, don't challenge it; just let Bake Sale take you there for a Sunday evening soak in a simpler time... before Monday comes a-callin' as it never fails to do.

Find more artists like BAKE SALE at Myspace Music

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Twerps & Typhoon TONIGHT in the Loft

Typhoon's latest EP, "A New Kind Of House", is packed with character, spacious common areas, plenty of storage, vaulted ceilings and - best of all - location, location, location. In other words, they'll be playing the Origami Loft TONIGHT at 6pm! Come see what NPR, Google's Best Ever Concert Series and Pirate Pods have recently raved about.

Typhoon - The Honest Truth from Matthew Ross on Vimeo.

AND THEN... Catch Twerps in the Loft at 7pm! The band hails from down under and plays their instruments upside down... well, not really but they WILL rock you 'til you're sideways - in a lovely, anti-stress pill, nostalgia sort of way. Hang out, relax and give your cortisol a rest tonight before they head off to SXSW!

The Twerps - Another One (High Tide) from Michael Tan on Vimeo.

Twerps/Ancients split 7"

That's some good shirt right there...

Just got the new Altamont OV shirts in! These bad boys are a LIMITED EDITION run, printed by the good folks of Altamont Apparel and designed by local Echo Park (by way of SF) artist Andy Ristaino. A mere $15 gets you 100% cotton and 200% Skronked, or so we're told. We're fully stocked on S, M, L, & XL so grab yours before they're gone!

More USED comin in...

Short list today...more to come next week

Dio – Holy Diver (VG)
Dizzy Gillespie – Tbe Compositions of (VG)
The Young Gods – L’Amourir (VG)
Frank Zappa – Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (VG)
Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark – Junk Culture (VG)
The Cars – Candy O (Fine)
The English Beat – I Just Can’t Stop It (VG)
Colourbox – S/T (Good)
Celebrity Skin – S/T 12” (VG)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Do You Love Numero Group???

Well lucky... we just got a ton of Numero Group titles back in stock!

Plus the amazing new Willie Wright Telling The Truth LP!!!

check it!

24-Carat Black - Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday (Numero 025)
Antena - Camino Del Sol (Numero 002)
Bruner - Songs for a Friend (Numerophon 44002)
Catherine Howe - What A Beautiful Place (Numero 012)
Niela Miller - Songs of Leaving (Numerophon 44001)
Pisces - A Lovely Sight (Numero 029)
V/A - Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up (Numero 006)
V/A - Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay (Numero 014)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace (Numero 027)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label (Numero 001)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label (Numero 015)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples (Numero 023)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation 4LP Box (Numero 013)
V/A - Good God!: Born Again Funk (Numero 030)
V/A - Local Customs: Downriver Revival (Numero 026)
V/A - Soul Messages from Dimona (Numero 021)

TONIGHT! Is/Is In-store Performance at 7pm!

Q: Is Is/Is a band?
A: Hell yes it is and they're playing The Origami Loft tonight at 7pm SHARP!

"This Happening" is the debut EP from Minneapolis three-piece Is/Is. Four tracks evoke comparisons to Black Tambourine and Mazzy Star as water-tight pop melodies float delicately atop a tumultuous sea of fuzzed-out guitar swells and heart-shuddering rhythmic surges. Weave with rainbow ties to your heart, pull it out, and devour in an ecstasy of violence and humanizing passion. Recorded in part by Neil Weir at Old Blackberry way—also produced, recorded, and mixed by Red Pens' frontman Howard Hamilton III.

Find more artists like Is/Is at Myspace Music

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Adds & Restocks 3/10/11!


New Adds
Citizen Fish – Goods
Crass - Feeding of the 5000 (Reissue)
Crass - Penis Envy (Reissue)
Dirty Beaches – Badlands
Discharge - Apocalypse Now (Reissue)
Leftover Crack / Citizen Fish – Deadline
Meho Plaza “Remix” 10” (French Import)
Owls - S/T
Say Hi - Um, Uh Oh
The GO! Team - Rolling Blackouts
The Present Moment - The High Road (Picture Disc)
Thurston Moore - 12 String Meditations For Jack Rose
Tim Cohen’s Magic Trick – Bad Blood 7"
Tim Cohen's Magic Trick - S/T

Elliott Smith - Either/Or (Reissue)
Elliott Smith - Roman Candle (Reissue)
Future Islands – Undressed
Kisses - The Heart of the Nightlife
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Dap-Dippin' With...
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I Learned The Hard Way
The Death Set - Around The World 7"
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I (Reissue)
The Growlers - Are You In or Out?
The Growlers - Hot Tropics 10"
Vagrants - I Can't Make A Friend 1965 - 1968

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

oooh check out all the cool new USED records we just got!

New Used Product!!!

Husker Du – Zen Arcade

Descendents – Enjoy

The Cramps – Songs That The Lord Taught Us

The Carter Family – S/T

Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

The Beatnigs – S/T

Gong – You

Gong – Floating Anarchy 1977

Nina Hagen – S/T

Rolling Stones – Some Girls

The Universal Congress Of – This Is Mecolodics

The Cramps – Stay Sick Promo

The Flamin’ Groovies – Now

The Cramps – A Date With Elvis

Gong – Shamal

The Vinyl Solution – V/A

The Dickies – Stukas Over Disneyland

Bad Religion – How Could Hell Be Any Worse?

Funkadelic – Greatest Hits

The Specials – S/T

The Fall – Palace Of Swords Reversed

The Fall – Rollin’ Dany

New Releases at OV This Week!

New Releases @ OV This Week!

- Wye Oak "Civilian"
- Kurt Vile "Smoke Ring For My Halo"
- Starfucker "Reptilians"
- Cut Copy "Zonoscope"
- Bibio "Excuses" 10"
- Rilo Kiley "Take Offs and Landings" (Reissue)
- Heidecker & Wood "Starting From Nowhere"
- Grails "Deep Politics"
- Parts & Labor "Constant Future"
- Willie Wright "Telling The Truth" (Numero)
- The Present Moment "The High Road"
- Forbidden Friends "Tiny Hands" 7"
- Mr. F "This Machine"
- Psychic Reality "Vibrant New Age"
- Blank Realm "Heartless Ark"
- Wolf People "Silbury Sands" 7"
- Young Widows "Future Heart" 7"
- Nightlands "All The Way" 7"
- Western Hymn "Out of the Way" 7"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

This Week on :: video of Yuck performing in our loft!

This is definitely the band to watch in 2011. Yuck has been slaying crowds with their 90's inspired rock and their performance at Origami is no different. Check out their performance of Holing Out below. You will not be dissapointed!

Yuck performing Holing Out at Origami Vinyl

Yuck - Holing Out - Live At Origami Vinyl from plastic pearl on Vimeo.

Record Club gets crazy TONIGHT w/ Tim Heidecker and Davin Wood + Kurt Vile Spectacular!!!

WHOA! Tonight is gonna be so much fun! Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric) and Davin Wood are releasing their new album Heidecker & Wood Starting From Nowhere next Tuesday on our friend Pierre De Reeder's (Rilo Kiley) label. All three of those guys are gonna crash Record Club tonight and take over the decks to premiere the record for you! Crazy right!?

Then, THEN, after that, we got the new Kurt Vile album making its debut spin. We're pretty sure this is an album of the year candidate. itsssssssss sssssmokin! We'll be giving away a pair of tickets to his show on April 21st at The Echo tonight too!

Our weekly get together at El Prado starts at 9pm tonight. Come listen to your neighborhood generated "mix-tape" whilst drinking craft ales and delicious wine. Sign-up sheet for next week will be at the table in the back. If you've never participated before, please get there early to get your name on the list!

Come out and kick it with me!

Here are the deets:
Origami Vinyl Presents Record Club
Every Tuesday Night at 9pm 'til 1am
@ El Prado 1805 W. Sunset Blvd in Echo Park across the street from Origami Vinyl
21+ | Free