Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloweeny Records Part 4!

Ready to be the dead corpse of Amy Winehouse, or a slutty unicorn? Why not listen to some awesome halloweeny records while you are preparing for the Halloween festivities. Come into the store and visit our wall dedicated to the night of the dead! You are sure to find something that you like. Here are the rest of the Halloween records that we have in-store:

Joy Division- Autosuggestion

The Marshmallow Ghosts- S/T

Bauhaus- Mask

V/A- Willow Songs

JUST ANNOUNCED!! Youth Lagoon In-Store on 11/2

Twenty-two year old, Trevor Powers, seems to be an overnight sensation. With the release of his album "The Year of Hibernation", he has been getting a lot of hype from all the blogs around. He has even already sold out his show coming up at the Echo. This kid is going places! In fact, he dropped out of school, quit his job at Urban Outfitters, and launched his first U.S. tour. Trevor says that the record is really like his own journal for people to see inside of his head. Just a kid dealing with heartache, and the anxiety of getting older. This in-store is going to be so awesome.
"The Year of Hibernation" sounds sweet and innocent at first glance, but really has some haunting turns with dark lyrics. You can feel this kid's passion through the songs of this record. Trevor really knows how to compose some beautiful ballads. And his voice is pretty melodic. This record will chill you to your core. Make sure you come in for this in-store and buy this record. Trevor Powers is on his way to stardom.

Cannons by Youth Lagoon

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spooky Albums Part 3!

YES! We have MORE recommendations for you. Halloween is only a few days away. Have you decided on your costume yet? We have. I'm going as Neil dressed as Ellen Degeneres, Matt is going as Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs, Sean is going as Sexy Baby, and Neil is obviously going as Fred Durst. Anyway, onto the records...

Misfits - Collection 1

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Songs From The Void

Einsturzende Neubauten - Fünf Auf Der nach Oben Offenen Richterskala

MORE TO COME! STAY TUNED! As always, these are in stock and displayed conveniently on our Halloween wall!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Don't Be Scurred...Part Two!!

Yeah so...we're in a Wu-Tang if you couldn't tell...suckas!

Genius & GZA - Liquid Swords (Reissue)

Ghostface Killah - Ironman

Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele

Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell) - 24->24 Music Box Set

C'mon...Enter the 1816th Chamber...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TONIGHT: Record Release Party & In-Store w/ The Strange Boys @ 7pm

We all know them, we all love them. Well, Austin, TX based band, The Strange Boys are coming into the OV loft to release their new record "Live Music." Lucky us! If you haven't heard the band listen and watch the new song, "Me and You", and listen to the last record "Be Brave" below. We can't wait for this in-store and we hope to see all of you coming out for this one!

*UPDATE: We will start lining people up @ 5pm. We will only be letting the first 45 people in the shop. All others will have to watch from the sidewalk.

Coming out on Rough Trade, "Live Music" is sure to be a great record. We can already tell from "Me and You," which can be retrieved on The Strange Boys site via email. The Strange Boys are characterized by a soulful take on garage rock. Its a sound that is timeless and familiar, yet entirely unique and raw. Make sure to come by, see the band perform songs from "Live Music", purchase said record, and give us all high-fives!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Don't Be Scurred! It's only NEW RELEASES!

Holy Hell! It's Halloween Week and we got some new treats for your record collection!

Strange Boys - Live Music

Tom Waits - Bad As Me

Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage

A.A. Bondy - Believers

Surfer Blood - Tarot Classics

Bjork - Biophilia

Deer Tick - Divine Providence

+++ these!
James Ferraro - Farsidevirtual
V/A - Fac. Dance "Factory Records 12" Mixes & Rarities 1980 - 1987"
Howler - This One's Different
Wet Illustrated - S/T
Little Red - Midnight Remember
Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings (Reissue)
Zambri - Glossolalia

New Adds
Bobby Fuller & The Fanatics - Stringer 7"
Davila 666 - 03/06/2011 Live at Third Man
Dom - Family of Love 10"
Forest Fire - Staring at the X
Gauntlet Hair - S/T
JEFF The Brotherhood - Whatever I Want 7"
Korallreven - As Young as Yesterday
Laura Marling - Blues Run The Game 7"
Little Ed and the Soundmasters - 3x7" Box (Numero)
Moholy - Nagy - Like Mirage
My Brightest Diamond - All Things Will Unwind
Na Hawa Doumbia - La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3
Peter & Chris - My Friend The Sun 7"
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (Reissue)
Psychic Ills - Hazed Dream
Richard Swift - Walt Wolfman
Rob Crow - He Thinks He's People
Sandro Perri - Impossible Spaces
Suicide - S/T
Supreme Dicks - Emotional Plague (Reissue)
Supreme Dicks - The Unexamined Life (Reissue)
Syl Johnson - Mythological 7" Box Set (Numero)
The Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law
The Feelies - Fa Ce La 7"
The Front Bottoms - Summer of Steroids 7"
The Middle Class - Out of Vogue - The Early Material
The Radio Dept. Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002 - 2010
Total Abuse - Prison Sweat
V/A - Titan: It's All Pop! (Numero)
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Medicine 7"

24-Carat Black - Gone: The Promises of Yesterday (Numero)
A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes, and Life
A Tribe Called Quest - Hits, Rarities, & Remixes
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
A Tribe Called Quest - The Anthology
Al Green - Greatest Hits
Antena - Camino Del Sol (Numero)
Apple Brains- Get Fruity!
Bear In Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
Beirut - March of the Zapotec & Realpeople Holland
Big Black - Pigpile
Black Tambourine - S/T
Boddie Acetate Box 3x7" (Numero)
Bon Iver - Calgary 12"
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Bruner - Songs for a Friend (Numero)
Can - Ege Bamyasi
Can - Future Days
Can - Soundtracks
Can - Tago Mago
Cat Power - The Covers Record
Cat Power - The Greatest
Crystal Stilts - In Love With Oblivian
Cult of Youth - S/T
Cults - S/T
Davila 666 - S/T
Davila 666 - Tan Bajo
Dead Moon - Unknown Passage
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me (Reissue)
Dungen - Oga, Nasa, Mun 7"
Emperor X - Western Teleport
Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Father's Children - Who'd Gonna Save The World (Numero)
Fever Ray - Mercy Street 7"
Fever Ray - S/T
Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
Fucked Up - No Epiphany 7"
Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
Gang Gang Dance - God's Money
Gayngs - Relayted
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
Girls - Album
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F# a#
Holy Fuck - Latin
Holy Ghost! - S/T
Hot Snakes - Suicide Invoice
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - 'EM Are I
Jeffrey Lewis A Turn In The Dream-Songs
Jens Lekman - An Argument With Myself
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune
Joy Division - An Ideal For Living 7"
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine
Little Dragon - Machine Dreams
Little Dragon - Ritual Union
Little Joy - S/T
Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
Lost Sounds - Blac Static
Lower Dens - Twin Hand Movement
M83 - Digital Shades Vol. 1
M83 - S/T
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
Memory Tapes - Seek Magic
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Misfits - Collection 1
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Okkervil River - Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
Okkervil River - The Stand-Ins
Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol 1
Other Lives - S/T
Pavement - Brighten The Corners
Peaking Lights 936
Pixies - Doolittle
Pylon - Cover + Remix 7"
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Radiohead - King of Limbs
Radiohead - OK Computer
Radiohead - Pablo Honey
Radiohead - The Bends
Reatards - Teenage HAte
Richard Swift - As Onassis
Slint - Spiderland
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Mirror Traffic
Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Sufjan Stevens - The BQE
Syl Johnson - Complete Mythology Box (Numero)
T. Rex - The Slider
Talk Talk - Laughingstock
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
The Black Keys - thickfreakness
The Books - The Lemon of Pink
The Drums - Portamento
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms (Reissue)
The Feelies - Here Before
The Feelies - The Good Earth (Reissue)
The Final Solution - Brotherman Soundtrack (Numero)
The Middle Class - Out of Vogue 7"
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - S/T
The Specials - S/T
The Spits - S/T (First Album)
The Spits - S/T (Fourth Album)
The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth
The Strokes - Is This It?
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
The Walkmen - Lisbon
The Walkmen - You & Me
The War On Drugs - Future Weather EP
Thee Cormans - Halloween Record
Thee Oh Sees - Singles Vol. 1 + 2
Thee Oh Sees - Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion
Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet
Tobacco - Fucked Up Friends
Tom Waits - Blood Money
Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me
Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Tx
Tune-Yards - WHOKILL
Twin Sister - Color Your Life
Ty Segall - Melted
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - S/T
V/A - Cult Cargo - Belize City Boil Up (Numero)
V/A - Cult Cargo - Salsa Boricua De Chicago (Numero)
V/A - Disco Not Disco
V/A - Don't Stop: Recprdomg Tap 3xLP (Numero)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal (Numero)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label (Numero)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label (Numero)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label (Numero)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep City (Numero)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label (Numero)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples (Numero)
V/A - Home Schooled: The ABCs of Kid Soul (Numero)
V/A - Local Customs: Downriver Revival (Numero)
V/A - Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands (Numero)
V/A - Soul Messages From Dimona (Numero)
V/A - The Hidden Tapes
V/A - Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli (Numero)
V/A - Wayfaring Strangers: Lonesome Heroes (Numero)
V/A - Willie Wright - Telling The Truth (Numero)
Washed Out - Life of Leisure
White Hinterland - Kairos
Wilco - Summerteeth
Women - Public Strain
Women - S/T
Woods - At Echo Lake
Woods - Find Them Empty 7"
Zola Jesus - Soeur Sewer 7"
Zola Jesus - Stridulum EP
Zounds - Singles 7" Box 1980-1984

Halloween Suggestions Part 2!

It seems very apropos to continue our list of dark and spooky records on this cloudy Monday morning. These records are all available at the store so come on in, buy an album, and tell us your favorite scary story.

Zola Jesus - Conatus

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Nocturama

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Check back in a couple of days for more of our favorites!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Japandroids - No Singles (VG)
Hot Water Music - Till The Wheels Fall Off (Tour LP) (VG)
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Reissue) (VG)
Nouvelle Vague - 3 (VG)
The Mountain Goats - The Life Of The World To Come (VG)
The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride (VG)
The Magnetic Fields - Get Lost (VG)

Do you love Halloween as much as we do?

Here's a little known fact about at least 2 of the Origami employees: we're fairly obsessed with all things scary. We're not talking "your racist grandma" scary, we're talking ghost in the attic scary! Ghost stories, legends, haunted houses - you name it, we love it. So in honor of our (maybe I should speak for myself on this one..) favorite holiday, we decided to pick out our favorite spine-chilling records that we have in stock. Y'know.. to get you in the mood. We'll be posting these all week so check back. I might even post a good ghost story or two. And of course, come down to the store and buy 'em right off the wall!

Thee Cormans - Halloween Record w/Sound Effects

The Cramps - Smell Of Female

The Best of Oingo Boingo - Skeletons In The Closet

Stay tuned for MORE tomorrow! 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

REVIEW: Cerebral Ballzy - S/T

Cerebral Ballzy - S/T

I knew nothing about this band before buying the record. I loved the cover and the fake Pitchfork review that says "We hate this band." On top of all that, they have songs called, "Don't Tell Me What To Do," "Cutting Class" and Sk8 All Day." When I got the record home and put it on, my ears were bombarded by the grimiest skate punk I've heard from a new band in a while. Reminiscent of the Gorilla Biscuits (without the sing-alongs), and Teen Idles, this record is fairly perfect to shotgun beers and make bad decisions to. 
I guarantee that you'll have a love/hate relationship with this band!

Friday, October 21, 2011

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ The Brook Lee Catastrophe @ 7 pm

Long Beach based band, Brook Lee Catastrophe is coming in TONIGHT to the OV loft! This band formed from two friends, Brook and Paul, collaborating on a record together. The Catastrophe was formed and has toured all around the Los Angeles venues. They have a folk, bluegrass style that takes you back to your Americana roots.

The Brook Lee Catastrophe is an American folk rock band, that incorporates textures of country, bluegrass, and gospel. The songs are made up of thick rhythms, infectious guitar hooks, and sing-a-long choruses. Make sure you come by @ 7 pm to see the Catastrophe and grab the counterpart to "American Hotel" entitled "Motel Americana."

Thursday, October 20, 2011

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ Hello Electric & Steaming Satellites @ 5pm

TONIGHT! Hello Electric is coming in from Portland to share their musical styling with our OV audience. Kirk Ohnstad started Hello Electric in college producing jams entirely on hardware and an eight track digital recorder. Kirk then expanded to include members Zachary and Henry to create a multi-instrumental sound. They are known for their dynamic, dark live show, so you will regret coming in to see this live in-store!

Hello Electric's songs make us feel like we are deep in a dream. This record is characterized by dark beats, heavy synth, and charging vocals. It is a must listen, and you will wish you had been here if you miss this in-store. Beware, the video below is slightly NSFW. The band's new EP "Dead Champ" is being released on Spaceman USA and will be available for you to purchase!

This band is coming in all the way from Austria to share their tunes with us! They are on tour right now with Hello Electric. This show will be a great start to your night starting at 5 pm!!

You wanted more synth? Well Hello Electric's buddies, Steaming Satellites will provide it for you. Lots of catchy lyrics, and bouncing melodies in this release titled "The Mustache Mozart Affaire." Check out the video and song below and make sure to buy one of their rekkids when you come to the store!

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.

TONIGHT!! Wreck of the Zephyr and The Fling In-Store!!

Here are 5 facts about Wreck of the Zephyr:

1. They've fallen victim of frog kidnapping.
2. Hot dogs were once a large part of their lives.
3. Between the 3 of them, they own 87 Dinosaur Jr. albums.
4. At least one of them will do almost anything for an ice cream sundae.
5. Not one of them can resist dancing to The Modern Lovers. (But really, who can?)

Wreck Of The Zephyr - Triangle Fire _ Live at the HobbyShop from Hobby Shop on Vimeo.

Oh.. right.. the music.. Inspired by east coast punk, Wreck of the Zephyr also channels any number of SST bands from the Minutemen to the Meat Puppets to Husker Du. Chaotic but folky, these dudes don't give your ear drums a break. From the break neck pace of Dave's drumming, to Wolf's intricate guitar playing, anchored by Eric's pounding bass, these dudes will certainly wet your whistle. They'll also bring their new limited edition album, For Helen. The record covers are handmade books! Can you believe it??

Next up is the Fling! Drawing inspiration"from an eclectic mix of folk, rock, pop and psychedelic music", this band is sure to knock your socks off. They're celebrating the upcoming release of their EP, What I've Seen so stick around for some nostalgia and great indie rock tunes.
It all starts at 7 pm so eat your dinner, put on your jacket and come out for a night of of wonderful music and wonderful gentlemen. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Releases at OV Today! (plus more restocks than we know what do with)

Check out the new shtuff + like a ton of adds

*note - Our M83 shipment was delayed and will arrive by the end of the week

Real Estate - Days

Thee Oh Sees / Total Control - Split Tour 12"

Pharaohs - Uhh Uhh 12"

Van Dyke Parks - Arrangements Vol. 1
Van Dyke Parks - Money Is KIng b/w Wall Street 7"
Van Dyke Parks - Dreaming of Paris b/W Wedding in Madagascar 7"

+ These!
Class Actress - rapprocher
Pujol - Nasty, Brutish, and Short 7"
Tom Waits - NIghtmares at the Diner (Reissue)
Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom LIve (Reissue)
Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy (Reissue)
Leonard Cohen - Death of a Ladies' Man (Reissue)
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything? (Reissue)
Las Robertas - Cry Out Loud
Mezzanine Owls - Obstacle 7" (ltd to 250)
Steffaloo - On Fire 7" (ltd to 300)
Nick Cave and the Bad Sees - The Willow Garden 7" (Bootleg)
Swervedriver - Planes Over The Skyline (Bootleg)
Morrissey - Reader Meet Author (Bootleg)
Joy Division - autosuggestion (Bootleg)

New Adds:
Emilie Simon - The Flower Book
Guards - S/T
Heatmiser - Mic City Sons
Internet Forever - Break Bones 7"
Low - Christmas
Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun
Nina Simone - Sings the Blues
Nina Simone - To Love Somebody
Plateaus - Beach Coma 7"
Psychic Dancehall - A Love That Kills 7"
Serge Gainsbourg - "gainsbourg percussions"
Speculator - Nice
The Cramps - Smell of Female
Total Control - Henge Beat

Alex Chilton - Like Flies on Sherbert
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Apple Brains - Get Fruity!
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
Beirut - March of the Zapotec
Best Coast - Sun Was High (So Was I) 7"
Big Black - Lungs
Big Black - Songs About Fucking
Big Star - #1 Record
Big Star - Radio City
Black Tambourine - S/T
Brian Eno - The BBC Sessions (Bootleg)
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
Camera Obscura - Under Achievers Please Try Harder
Caribou - Andorra
Caribou - Swim
Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - S/T
Crystal Stilts - In Love With Oblivian
Davila 666 - S/T
Davila 666 - Tan Bajo
Dead Moon - Unknown Passage
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Dent May - Fun 7"
Destroyer - Kaputt
Devendra Banhart - What Will Be
Echo and the Bunnymen - BBC Radio Tapes '79 - '80 (Bootleg)
Elliott Smith - Figure 8
Elliott Smith - XO
Fred McDowell - Amazing Grace
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Be Televised
Holy Ghost! - S/T
Hot Snakes - Suicide Invoice
Jeff the Brotherhood - We Are The Champions
Jesus and Mary Chain - Honey's Dead
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
Lower Dens - Twin Hand Movement
Mark Hollis - S/T
Neil Young - Harvest
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume 1
Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart
Otis Redding - Sings Soul Ballads
Pains of Being Pure at Hear - S/T
Peaking Lights - 936
Pearl Harbor - Something About the Chaparrals
Picies - Into The White: BBC Recordings From 1988 - 1989 (Bootleg)
Public Image Ltd. - Album
Public Image Ltd. - Second Edition
Public Image Ltd. - The Flowers of Romance
Pylon - Cover + Remix 7"
Reatards - Teenage Hate / Fuck Elvis
Scott Walker - Scott
Scott Walker - Scott 2
Scott Walker - Scott 3
Scott Walker - Scott 4
Serge Gainsbourg - aux armes et caetera
Shellac - At Action Park
Shellac - Terraform
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Songs From The Void (Bootleg)
Sonic Youth - Confusion Is Sex
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies
Spits - First S/T
Spits - S/T (Fourth Album)
Spoon - Girls Can Tell
Stephen Merritt - Obscurities
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
Television - Adventure
The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
The Flaming Lips - Heady Nuggs Box Set
The Flaming Lips - In A Priest Driven Ambulance
The Germs - (GI)
The Magnetic Fields - Get Lost
The Magnetic Fields - Realism
The Magnetic Fields - The Charm of the Highway Strip
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
The Smiths - The Old Guard: BBC Tapes Vol. 1 (Bootleg)
The Stooges - Fun House
The Stooges - S/T
The White Stripes - De Stijl
The White Stripes - S/T
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
The Zombies - Time of the Season 7"
Thee Cormans - Halloween Record
Thee Oh Sees - Hounds of Foggy Notion
Thee Oh Sees - Singles Collection Vol 1 & 2
Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972
Tobacco - Fucked Up Friends
Tom Waits - Alice
Toro y Moi - Underneath the Pine
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Twin Sister - Color Your Life
Ty Segall - Melted
V/A - Hidden Tapes
V/A - No New York
Wilco - A.M.
Wilco - Being There
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wire - Chairs Missing
Wire - Pink Flag
Woods - At Echo Lake
Wye Oak - Civilian
Zounds - Singles & EPs 1980 - 1984 7" Box Set

Monday, October 17, 2011

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ Lakookala @ 7pm

TONIGHT local Los Angeles songwriter, Nicole Ranalli, will be coming in to the loft to perform under the moniker Lakookala! Starting off as the leading lady in the punk band, Medic Medic, she was inspired from some early recordings she had done solo and decided to venture out on her own. She bought a used drum set to accompany her vocals, which have been compared to PJ Harvey and Corin Tucker, and turned into Lakookala!

The songs from her new release "Songs for Zemean" feature heavy drums, and slightly eerie vocals. Lakookala's style really reminds us of Alison Mosshart from The Kills. With distorted sounds, and aggressive lyrics this record is following along in a girl singer punk vibe that really works. Make sure you come into the loft to see this performance in promotion of the new pink vinyl, and buy the record while you are at it!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ Street Chant @ 7pm

Coming to us all the way from New Zealand, Street Chant (formerly Mean Street) is making their way to the OV loft! These guys have had a lot of press in the past surrounding their tour a year back. CMJ named them as a must see band, and Brooklyn Vegan called them "darlings of the night." They are coming back in town to perform in our loft space and dazzle us with their distorted garage sounds.

These guys make us reminiscent of our fond memories of childhood. The days when we hung out in our friends garages, drank beverages that we weren't supposed to, and inhaled a little too much for our own good. Their album "Means" released earlier this year is characterized by heavy guitar riffs, and angsty lyrics that give a punk, garage feel that is hard not to love. Come in and see this band in action TONIGHT and pick up their record!