Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TONIGHT: Soft Swells in-store 7pm

Ahhh yeaaah. Tonight we have Soft Swells playing up at Origami's very own loft. The show is going on at 7pm. A bit of information about SS - the band is the duo of Brooklyn natives turned LA locals, Tim Williams and Matt Welsh. Previously, Williams had been recording under his solo project on Dovecote Records, while Welsh remained a prominent member of the Brooklyn's outfit Phonograph. The two joined forces over here in Los Angeles, resulting in a mixture of stuttering and snapping drums, handclaps, a ringing xylophone, subtle electronics and gifted storytelling. The two released their first 7" over the summer, resulting in a widespread "west coast buzz" and airplay on both KCRW and KROQ.

 Soft Swells released their debut album, well, yesterday actually. Released on Austin-based Modern Outsider Records, the album was recorded in the tiny town of Lewes, England. According to Williams, "'Control’ is the main theme for this record. Really, what you can and can't - and how that affects your life.” Sweet. Come check out Soft Swells tonight at 7pm! See you there.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Bad Weather California – Sunkissed

School Of Seven Bells – Ghostory

The Lijadu Sisters – Mother Africa

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames – New Multitudes: Lyrics by Woodie Guthrie

Dreamend – And The Tears Washed Me, Wave After Cowardly Wave

Willie Nelson – Live From Austin, TX
Johnny Cash – Live From Austin, TX
The Deadbeats – Kill The Hippies 10”
Eyes – Taqn 10”
VOM – Live At Surf City 7”
Dead Fingers – S/T
Alice Bag – Violence Girl 7”

RECORD CLUB TONIGHT: Cate Le Bon debuts new album

Tonight at Record Club!! Welsh artist Cate Le Bon will be premiering her much anticipated new album, CYRK, for your listening pleasure. Released by the The Control Group, CYRK is Cate Le Bon's second full-length since 2009's album, Me Oh My. Possessing dark lyrical content and a "haunting voice," Le Bon's style remains reasonant of previous pet deaths and the artist's "abnormal fixation with death." Cate Le Bon ended 2011 supporting St. Vincent on a coast-to-coast tour of the USA. She comes to America backed by a full band; expect extended solos and mind- bending outros as Cate journeys through the States leaving a trail of ragged rugs and broken hearts in her wake. See you at Record Club TONIGHT at El Prado (1805 W Sunset Blvd) for a first listen of what the fuss is all about! Also, check out Cate Le Bon perform live at McCabes on 2/26 and Bardot Bar on 2/27! 

Monday, February 27, 2012


Brian Eno - Ambient 1 (USED-FAIR)
Cocteau Twins - Love's Easy Tears 12" (USED-VG)
Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque (USED-VG)
Dead Kennedys - In God We Trust, INC. (USED-GOOD)
Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters (Incl. Booklet) (USED-VG)
Fear - The Record (USED-FAIR)
Harold Budd/Elizabeth Fraser/Robin Guthrie/Simon Raymonde - The Moon and The Melodies (USED-GOOD)
Hopelessly Obscure - The Hopelessly Obscure EP (USED-VG)
KAK - S/T (Original 1969 Pressing – RARE PSYCH GEM) (USED-GOOD)
Siouxsie and The Banshees - juju (USED-VG)
Siouxsie and The Banshees - Once Upon A Time / The Singles (USED-VG)
Siouxsie and The Banshees - Through The Looking Glass (USED-VG)
SWANS - Saved 12" Promo (USED-VG)
Talking Heads - Remain In Light (USED-GOOD)
The Records - S/T (USED-VG)
The Smiths- Meat Is Murder (USED-GOOD)
Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless (USED-VG)
Violent Femmes - S/T (USED-GOOD)
XTC - Black Sea (USED-GOOD)
XTC - English Settlement (USED-VG)
XTC - Mummer (USED-VG)
XTC - The Big Express (USED-VG)

Friday, February 24, 2012

DEAL ALERT: Free mixtape with the purchase of any Eskuche Headphones

This just in.... Buy some Eskuche Headphones from your buds at Origami Vinyl and receive a free copy of the OCF Mixtape #1. This mixtape is curated by the Cosmic Kids and was recorded directly to cassette. The tape comes with a free digital download of the release and is limited to only 300 copies. And if you thought there wasn't enough of a reason to buy some Eskuche Headphones before, now is your opportunity!

TONIGHT: John Leighton Beezer & The Klau 7pm

Tonight! We have John Leighton Beezer & The Klau performing a live set at the loft. Definitely going to be a pretty sweet show, especially if you are riding those TGIF vibes like we are...

So what's the scoop on Beezer? First of all, he's the founding member of grunge legends, The Thrown-Ups, which included members from that band Mudhoney. For a quarter of a century, Beezer has maintained a steadfast program of 100% improvised rock music - yes you did read that correctly, improvised. In addition, Beezer was featured prominently in the movie Hype! and also in the recent grunge history book, The Strangest Tribe. Apparently Beezer is a pretty smart dude too, as he has notably made 2-3 attempts at reworking the face of music internet distribution. Pretty cool.

John Leighton Beezer currently plays guitar for Seattle's El Grande Conquistador, Snoose Junction and, of course, John Leighton Beezer (solo) and the Klau. Oh and what is the Klau, you may ask? Come on down tonight to find out ;). See you at 7pm. Remember, improvised rock.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Releases from Grimes, Perfume Genius, Sleigh Bells and More!

Grimes – Visions

Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror

Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It

Disappears – Pre Language
Mark Lanegan Band – Bubblegum 12”
Willis Earl Beal – Evening’s Kiss 7”
Howlin’ Rain – Russian Wilds
Field Music – Plumb
Lotus Plaza / Nice Weekend – Split 10”
Strategy – Boxy Music 12”
Summer Twins – S/T
The Mallard – Yes on Blood
Liam the Younger – After The Graveyard

Monday, February 20, 2012

This isn't going to stop... MORE USED.

Get used to this. Try not to pee your pants. Check out what we just got in:

Broadway Project - Born Spirit EP (USED-VG)
De La Soul - Buddy 12" (USED-VG)
De La Soul - Stakes is High (USED-VG)
De La Soul - The Best (USED-FAIR)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (Black Cover-Spanish Pressing) (USED-VG)
Dead Kennedys - In God We Trust, Inc (USED-FAIR)
Dura-Delinquent - (damn everything but) (USED-VG)
Edith Frost - Wonder Wonder (USED-VG)
Eivets Rednow - S/T (USED-VG)
Grant Green - Breakbeats (USED-VG)
Grenadine - Goya (USED-VG)
Horace Andy - Sings For You and I (USED-VG)
Jane's Addiction - It's A Jane's World Live 5-9-88 Bootleg (USED-VG)
Jorge Ben - A Colecao Historia Da Musica Puplar Brasileira (USED-GOOD)
La Dusseldorf - S/T (USED-FAIR)
Lemonheads - Hate Your Friends (USED-GOOD)
Little Stevie Wonder - The 12 Year Old Genius (USED-VG)
Longineau Parsons - Spaced: Collected Works 1980-1999 (USED-VG)
Lou Reed - Berlin (USED-FAIR)
Lou Reed - Live (USED-VG)
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (USED-FAIR)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (USED-FAIR)
Musical Youth - The Youth of Today (USED-VG)
Nurse With Wound - Alice The Goon (Ltd Edition w/ Etching) (USED-VG)
Plaid - Undoneson 12" (USED-VG)
Prince - 1999 (USED-VG)
Stevie Wonder - Characters (USED-VG)
Suicide - A Way of Life (USED-VG)
The Cure - Quadpus (USED-FAIR)
The Druids of Stonehenge - S/T 10" (USED-VG)
The Fucking Champs - VI (USED-VG)
The Stooges - Rubber Legs (USED-GOOD)
The Who - Who Are You (USED-VG)
The Who - Who's Next (USED-GOOD)
Tuxedomoon - Half-Minute (USED-GOOD)
V/A - Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire (USED-GOOD)
Visionaries - Galleries (USED-VG)
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (USED-VG)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

In case that wasn't enough... more USED.

Just in case you didn't get your fill yet, we've got a few more weird, rare records to share with you. Check it out dudes and dudettes!

Colin Potter – A Skeleton/Cupboard Situation (VG)
Fehlfarben – 33 Tage In Ketten (VG)
Goatsnake – I+Dog Days (VG)
James Freud – Breaking Silence (VG)
Panda Bear – Person Pitch (VG)
Possessed – Seven Churches (VG)
The Heart Throbs – Blood From A Stone (VG)
The Wig – Live At The Jade Room (VG)
V/A - A Gnomean Haigonaimean: A Compilation of Fantasies, Intoxication, Concepts. (VG)
V/A – The Eye Decay Theory or When The Garden Becomes A Time Lapse – A Compilation Of Spontaneous Combustion Witnesses. (VG)

TONIGHT: RETOX in-store 5pm

What are you doing right now?? Okay, well what are you doing at 5pm?? Come get your grindcore fix at Origami, where RETOX will be playing a free set at the loft. It's gonna get crazy up in here!!

Consisting of members from various legendary groups such as The Locust, Head Wound City, Holy Molar, All Leather, Some Girls, Swing Kids, Cattle Decapitation, Struggle, The Festival of Dead Deer, and The Crimson Curse, RETOX are a four-piece of their own unique caliber. Representing much of Southern California's current grindcore/hardcore scene, the band is reflective of the "world's stagnant western culture and self proclaimed counterculture." In hopes of breaking from the constraints of one particular genre, RETOX aims to blur the lines of punk, hardcore, thrash, metal and whatever else by providing the listener with a sense of modern artistic delivery and an educated, yet furious, execution. Citing both musical and worldly influences, the band makes note of past experience as a pivotal reference for musical ingenuity - "shitty childhoods, bureaucratic frustration, and the overall justification of continuous war." 
RETOX released their LP, Ugly Animals, last August on Three One G Records. Come on down today at 5pm to pick up the record and for a very awesome and abrasive set. If you can't make it, definitely check out RETOX later tonight at the Smell with Doomsday Student and Secret Fun Club. Only $5. Alright, see you THIS EVENING.


DJ Neil Schield tonight at Space15Twenty!

Tonight! Neil will be DJing at Space15Twenty in Hollywood with Deap Vally. Deap Vally is a two-piece guitars / drums onslaught of sweaty blues and rock 'n roll by the lovely Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards. They pretty much melt your face. Space 15 Twenty is located at 1520 North Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood. This is part of the free White Iris Music Series put on by CRYBABY Presents. Oh AND Umami Burger is next door. Should be a rad night. Be there at 7pm!

Friday, February 17, 2012


We told you we were going to blow your minds time and time again. I hope you've regained from our last used post... brace yourselves folks. No, but seriously.

A Frames – S/T (VG)
Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time (VG)
Beastie Boys – Root Down (VG)
Beck – Guero (VG)

Brian Eno – Working Backwards 1983-1972 Box Set (VG) - This box set features 9 amazing albums PLUS 2 others featuring rare work exclusive to this set. That means you can own it any other way! 

Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record (GOOD)
Calexico – Feast Of Wire (VG)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica (FAIR)
Creeper Lagoon – Watering Ghost Garden (GOOD)
Dead Meadow – Old Growth (VG)
Guitar Wolf – Jet Generation (GOOD)
Her Space Holiday – The Young Machines (VG)
Jesus Lizard – Liar (VG)
John Vanderslice – Cellar Door
Lambchop – How I Quit Smoking (VG)
Little Wings – Wonderue (VG)
M. Ward – Duet For Guitar #2 (GOOD)
My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (GOOD)
Radar Brothers – The Illustrated Garden (Test Press!) (VG)
Radio 4 – New Song And Dance (VG)

Rocket From The Crypt – Radio and TV Broadcasts from the UK 1995 (VG) - This album is extremely rare and extremely awesome!! Only 300 were pressed!

Rocket From The Tombs – The Day The Earth Met The… (VG)
Screeching Weasel – S/T (Ramones cover album) (VG)
Smoking Popes – I Know You Love Me 10” (GOOD)
Squeeze – Anatomy Of A Burger (VG)
Supergrass – Diamond Hoo Ha (VG)
The (International) Noise Conspiracy – Survival Sickness (VG)
The Afghan Whigs – What Jail Is Like 10” (GOOD)
They Might Be Giants – They’ll Need A Crane 12” (GOOD)
The Minklungs – The Better Button (VG)
The Mr. T Experience – Big Black Bugs Bleed Blue Blood (VG)
MC5 – ’66 Breakout! (VG0
The Walkmen/Calla – Split 12” (VG)
The Who – My Generation (VG)
Tortoise – Standards (VG)
Track Star – Lion Destroyed The Whole Wolrd (VG)
V/A – Beach Blvd. (GOOD)
V/A – Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus 10” (VG)
X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents (GOOD)
Yo La Tengo – Electr-O-Pura (GOOD)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Used and used right.

Look, you're just going to have to get used to us exploding your head with all these used records we're getting in. It's not gonna stop anytime soon.

Canned Heat – Canned Heat Cookbook: The Best Of Canned Heat (VG)
The Beatles – Rubber Soul (FAIR)
De Facto – How Do You Dub? You Fight For Dub. You Plug Dub In. (VG)
Elton John – Greatest Hits (VG)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Get Happy!! (VG)
Eric Clapton – Time Pieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton (VG)
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (VG)
Incubus – A Crow Left Of The Murder.. (VG)
Incubus – Monuments And Melodies (VG)
Jaguar Love – Take Me To The Sea (VG)
Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (VG)
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (VG)
Portishead – Machine Gun 12” (VG)
Stevie Wonder – Looking Back (VG)
Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life (VG)
The Cramps – Look Mom, No Head! Picture Disc (VG)
The Pretenders – Thin Line Between Love And Hate (VG)
Steely Dan – Reelin’ In The Years (VG)
The Psychedelic Furs – Forever Now (VG)
The Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk (VG)