Thursday, May 31, 2012

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ Death Songs 7pm!!

Nick Delffs the man behind Death Songs chose such a name knowing that every song could potentially be his last--now that may seem kinda morbid and a bummer but sonically it produces the antithesis of that ideal. While the lyrical content somewhat represents this realistic view of life and death, it is something that is not overtly present and in your face but rather simple undertone that adds an unconventional mortal beauty to music. This self-titled Death Songs EP was released last year but Death Songs formed in Portland in the Summer of 2007 and released a self-titled cassette in 2009. Originally forming between Nicholas and Nathan Delffs when their other, more widely known band, The Shaky Hands were not touring or recording. Nathan has since left, but currently Justin Power completes the duo. See you tonight! Let's get weird.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Record Club Tonight @ El Prado Bar

That's right folks! Come check out what your neighbors think are cool! We'll be playing their select choices as well as some of our own!. If ya wanna partake in a future one, just come High Five us at that bar and we'll hand ya the sign-up sheet. As a bonus we'll buy ya a beer or glass of wine for participating!

LA Deets:
Origami Vinyl Presents Record Club LA
Every Tuesday Night at 9pm 'til 1am
@ El Prado  1805 W. Sunset Blvd Across the Street from Origami
NY Deets:
Origami Vinyl Presents Record Club NYC
Every Tuesday Night at 9pm 'til 1am
@ Kinfolk  90 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hope to see you tonight!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here
Sigur Ros – Valtari
Purity Ring – Belispeak 12”
Lemonade – Diver

Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

Monday, May 28, 2012

More Used To Clean The Dirt Outta Them Ears

Blonde Redhead - Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons (USED-VG)
Elvis Costello - Trust (USED-GOOD)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (USED-GOOD)
Elvis Costello & THe Attractions - Armed Forces (Includes 45") (USED-VG)
Minor Threat - S/T (USED-GOOD) 
The Dead Boys - Live At CBGB's 1977 & 1978      
Daniel Johnston - Yip/Jump Music: Summer 1983 (USED-VG)
Spoon - Gimme Fiction (USED-GOOD)
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Part One (USED-VG)
The Sounds - Dying To Say This To You (USED-VG)       
Meat Puppets - S/T (USED-GOOD)
Lulu - New Routes (USED-GOOD)
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies (USED-GOOD)
Big Star - #1 Record (USED-GOOD)           
Blonde Redhead - Misery Is A Butterfly (USED-GOOD)  
MC Paul Barman - It's Very Stimulating 12" (USED-GOOD)
Beastie Boys - Love American Style EP (USED-GOOD)    
Smog - Knock Knock (USED-VG)
Tilt - 'Til It Kills (USED-VG)
Tilt - Play Cell (USED-VG)  
Lenny Bruce - I Am Not A Nut - Red Vinyl (USED-GOOD)
7 Seconds - Walk Together Rock Together (USED-VG)      
Johnnie Taylor - Rare Stamps (USED-VG)  
Youth Brigade - Reminder '86 (USED-GOOD)
Sex Pistols - The Great Rock N Roll Swindle (USED-GOOD)
The Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed (USED-VG)           
Jay & The Techniques - Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie
Shirley Ellis - The Name Game (USED-FAIR)
The Knitters - Poor Little Critters In The Road (USED-VG)          
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (USED-VG)       
Run-DMC - S/T (USED-GOOD)     
MC Paul Barman - Paullelujah! (USED-VG)
MIA - Kala (USED-VG)       
MIA - Arular (USED-GOOD)          
V/A - Flaregroove (USED-VG)
John Lennon - The Lost Lennon Tapes Volume Thirteen (USED-VG)
J Church - Nostalgic For Nothing (USED-GOOD)  
The Smiths - Ask 12" (USED-VG)   
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing 12" (USED-VG)  
Pavement - Westing (By Musket And Sextant) (USED-GOOD)                                                      

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ Snakkes 7pm

Info on the Snakkes is scarce so listen up everybody because this took a lot of research. This duo is made up of Terrence Dowd and Shaun Tidwell. That's all I have, thanks for reading. Eh just kidding. Ok this duo has a self-titled four song EP that recently emerged from their bedrooms and are now ready for your ears. They played SXSW, released their EP, and now are slithering their way into your ears (too cheesy?).  Join us tonight at 7pm and let's rock with Snakkes. See ya tonight! Check out their bandcamp:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

This Sunday's Guests on OV's Coup D'etat: TS & The Past Haunts

Every Sunday at 3pm PTD, Neil hosts Origami Vinyl's Coup D'etat on Moheak radio, which I am sure you already know about (you better, don't let me down)! So for those that have disappointed me, Coup D'etat features guest bands that essentially "take over" by playing some of their favorite jams as well as performing a two song acoustic set! This week's guests are TS & The Past Haunts! They are just about to hit the road with Braid and released their album Gone and Goner so check em out on Sunday!

You can listen here:

Check out TS & The past Haunts: 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

TONIGHT: Hands "Massive Context" EP Release Party 7pm!

Massive Context EP is the first physical release for LA band Hands and you know it's gonna be massive fun! 300 of the Massive Context EP was pressed on transparent orange wax, of course a reason to celebrate, so get your hands on one these (see what I did there?) and watch Hands perform in-store tonight at 7pm! A quartet with comparisons to Thom Yorke's solo work, Hands, is sure to see success. These four dudes, Geoffrey Halliday, Ryan James Sweeney, Alex Staniloff and Sean Hess are not to be missed! See you tonight!

Friday, May 25, 2012

MORE new Used just in time for your BBQ weekend!

Grill this, suckers! (Does that even make sense?)

A-Ha - Hunting High And Low (USED-VG)
Adam Ant - Friend Or Foe (USED-GOOD)
Apples In Stereo - Science Faire (USED-GOOD)
Beachwood Sparks - S/T (USED-VG)
Belle & Sebastian - Storytelling (USED-GOOD)
Bill Withers - Just As I Am (USED-GOOD)           
Biz Markie - Just A Friend 12" (USED-GOOD)
Buzzcocks - Modern - Pink Vinyl (USED-VG)
Creeper Lagoon - Wonderful Love (USED-VG)
Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame (USED-VG)
Ernie K. Doe - S/T (USED-FAIR)
Frank Black & The Catholics - Pistolero (USED-VG)
Frank Black & The Catholics - S/T (USED-VG)
Gang Of Four - Special Edition 4-Track EP (USED-VG)     
Houses - We Conduct Many Of These (USED-VG)
Iggy Pop - New Values (USED-GOOD)
Love - S/T (USED-FAIR)     
Lyrics Born - Same !@#$, Different Day (USED-VG)
MIA - Galang 12" (USED-VG)
Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime (USED-VG)
Nick Drake - Pink Moon (USED-GOOD)                
Queen - Greatest Hits (USED-GOOD)
Robyn Hitchcock - Groovy Decoy (USED_GOOD)
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - Globe Of Frogs (USED-VG)
Santogold - S/T (USED-VG) 
The Briefs - Hit After Hit - Pink Vinyl (USED-VG)
The Briefs - Off The Charts (USED-VG)     
The Eels - Shootenanny! (USED-VG)
The Jags - Evening Standards (USED-VG)
The Phantom Limbs - Applied Ignorance (USED-VG)
The Rats - The Rise And Fall Of Bernie Gripplestone And The Rats From Hull
The Vibrators - Pure Mania (USED-FAIR)  
Turbonegro - Apocalypse Dudes (USED-VG)
V/A - Different Strokes (USED-VG)
V/A - The Magic Touch (USED-VG)
Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosion - Funky Chicken (USED-VG)
X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours 12" (USED-GOOD) 
Zapp - S/T (USED-GOOD)   

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros "Here" Premiere Party

I know many of you have been waiting, myself included, for the sophomore release from Edward Sharpe. Will they succumb to the sophomore slump curse or will they blow us all away and surpass all expectations like they did with their debut album, Up From Below? Even if you were/are not a fan, I know you heard the song "Home" somewhere at some point since it's release in 2009--with such a smash single, curiosity from fans and casual listeners alike are ready for their sophomore release titled, Here, released by Vagrant records. Origami Vinyl is giving you an exclusive opportunity to hear Here in it's entirety before it's official release on May 29! Join us on Monday May 28 at 3pm for Here's premiere/listening party with some pizza, cold dranks, special giveaways, and of course plenty of high fives!!More deets TBA.

Check out their website to be in the loop: 


TONIGHT: In-store w/ The Blind Shake 7pm

The Blind Shake, a trio consisting of brothers Mike and Jim Blaha as well as longtime buddy Dave Roper, hail  from Minneapolis, MN. The Blind Shake released their album "Seriousness" last year and now will rock the OV loft with their self-described "detuned, garage-stomp, noisy punk rock music." The Blind Shake are no rookies, releasing their first 7" Old Lines, Sore Bones, in 2004 by Fort Gezzepi---the band has since released Rizzograph (2005), Carmel (2007), and a split 7” with Birthday Suits (2008) all on Learning Curve Records. When a band is known for ferocious live shows and home recorded albums, this is a show you do not want to miss! See you tonight!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

USED Records for NEW Fun!

Check out all the new USED we got in!
- Pinhead Gunpowder
- Carry The Banner 10" (USED-VG)
- Minutemen - Paranoid Time 10" - Green Vinyl (USED-VG)
- Minutemen - Joy 10" - Purple Vinyl (USED-GOOD)
- Smoking Popes - I Know You Love Me 10" - Green Vinyl (USED-GOOD)
- The Dickies - Paranoid 10" - White Vinyl (USED-VG)
- Dinosaur Jr. - Fossils 10" - Red Vinyl (USED-GOOD)
- Rancid - Let's Go 10" - White Vinyl (USED-VG)
- Meat Puppets - In A Car 10" -Blue Vinyl (USED-GOOD) 
- Frank Black - Headache 10" (USED-VG)
- X - Live At The Whisky A Go Go On The Fabulous Sunset Strip (USED-VG)
- The Velvet Underground - The Story Of (USED-GOOD) 
- The Velvet Underground - VU (USED-GOOD)
- The Velvet Underground - Live At Max's Kansas City (USED-GOOD) 
- The Troggs - S/T (USED-VG)
- Turbonegro - Ass Cobra (USED-GOOD)
- The Jimmy Castor Bunch - Supersound (USED-VG) 
- awol one & daddy kev - S/T (USED-GOOD) 
- The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue (USED-VG)
- Annie - Heartbeat 12" (USED-GOOD)
- Jean Jacques Perry - Moog Indigo (USED-GOOD)
- No Doubt - Rock Steady (USED-GOOD)
- MIA - Sunshowers 12" (USED-VG)
- Erykah Badu - World Wide Underground (USED-FAIR)
- Stargard - S/T (USED-VG)
- Elvis Costello - This Year's Model (USED-GOOD)
- Joanna Newsom - Ys (USED-VG) 
- Neutral Milk Hotel - In An Aeroplane Over The Sea (USED-VG)
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Long After Dark (USED-GOOD)
- The Beatles - Abbey Road (USED-FAIR)
- Talking Heads - Remain In Light (USED-GOOD)
- Talking Heads - Fear Of Music (USED-FAIR)
- Cat Stevens - Very Young And Early Songs (USED-GOOD) 
- Go-Go's - Talk Show (USED-GOOD)
- Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (USED-GOOD)
- Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black (USED-VG)
- Don McLean - American Pie (USED-FAIR)
- Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil (USED-GOOD)
- The Doors - Best Of (USED-FAIR)
- The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (USED-GOOD)
- T Rex - The Slider (USED-GOOD)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Spiritualized - Sweet Heart, Sweet Light

Calexico - Aerocalexico
Calexico - The Book And The Canal
Calexico - Scraping
Calexico - Ancienne Belgique: Live In Brussels 2008
Calexico - Tool Box
Calexico - Travelall
Calexico - Circo: A Soundtrack By Calexico
Joey Ramone - ...ya know
The Cult - Choice Of Weapon
The Lijadu Sisters - Sunshine
Pelican - Ataraxia/Taraxis 12"
Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65
Felix - Oh Holy Molar

Sunday, May 20, 2012

TONIGHT: In-Store w/ Bright Beast 7pm!

I love when music spawns from late night recording sessions and Bright Beast is one these success stories. Formed just last year in 2011, Bright Beast have just released their self-titled 12" EP and will be performing tonight in the loft at 7pm! This beast of the night is the child of Randolph Williams III (One Trick Pony) and Christian Biel (The Transmissions), but now has expanded to six other musicians from various LA bands. Described byCrack in the Road UK  as "Driven by brooding bass lines and a steady percussion section, (war paint) comes across like a more funky almost tribal inspired Interpol whilst (camera) could easily pass for an early TV on the Radio single." Yeah you don't want to miss this one! See you tonight!

Listen HERE

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A pretty hefty bitty of MORE USED!!!

X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents (USED-VG)
Operation Ivy - Energy (USED-VG)
Phoenix - Alphabetical (USED-VG)
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information (USED-GOOD)
Glass Candy - Iko (USED-VG)
Cat Power - You Are Free (USED-GOOD)
Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me (USED-GOOD)
The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (USED-VG)
Spice Girls - Spice (USED-VG)
Gorillaz - Demon Days (USED-VG)
B-52's - Mesopotamia (USED-VG)
Baby Huey - The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (USED-GOOD)

Friday, May 18, 2012

FIDLAR on OV's Coup D'etat This Sunday 3pm PDT

FIDLAR will be on Origami Vinyl's radio show, Coup D'etat, this Sunday at 3pm on if you don't know now you know. Coup D'etat is in it's third week and features bands that in essence "take over"  by selecting songs they like and also debuting some of their very own material. FIDLAR will premiere two new songs, as if this show wasn't cool enough, you get exclusives on top of it all like a cherry on a sundae. They also will be chugging beers and talking shit, FUCK IT DOG LIFE'S A RISK.

get familiar:

and please tune in to Coup D'etat:

OV's Very Own--NEIL SCHIELD--to DJ Tomorrow at Saturdays Off the 405!!

The Getty is already beautiful--now add music at sunset--MIND BLOWING. Saturdays Off the 405 is a summer concert series at The Getty that you need to familiarize yourself with, like yesterday, but you are not too late to get in on the action. Tomorrow, Saturdays Off the 405 return to kick off the summer (we're in LA so it's summer, don't argue with me) with the Dum Dum Girls and our beloved Neil Schield of Origami Vinyl to DJ before and after the Dum Dum Girls' set! Neil owns your favorite record shop, so you best believe he will be bringing the jams! Come support Neil as he melts your face off with his impeccable music selection while the the sun sets and your brain explodes from all the weird beauty that is LA. Did I mention it's FREE?! The fun starts at 6pm!

For more details and other upcoming Saturday Off The 405 shows at The Getty Museum go HERE

Origami Vinyl + Echo Park Art Walk 2012 = FUN

I love community events, reminds me that Los Angeles is real--anyways before I start to get sentimental--this Saturday May 19 is Echo Park PDA (public displays of art) Art Walk and your favorite community record shop (OV duh) is participating in the fun! There is going to be SO MANY cool things to do/see so make sure to pick up a map and enjoy all the great things about a neighborhood event! Heck, even make an all day party out of it and spend sometime getting to know your local businesses while celebrating all aspects of art! Origami Vinyl will be having an in-store performance by Alexandra and the Starlight Band at 8pm, a delightful and soulful way to end your night (or continue the fun)! Also artwork from Owleyes will be on display inside the shop and maybe even a guest appearance by Mr.Owleyes himself?? We love being part of this community and look forward to tomorrow!

Some more info to get you pumped: Echo Park Art Walk Website
Alexandra and the Starlight Band
Owleyes Website

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sigur Ros "Valtari" Listening Party...RIGHT HERE at 7pm!!!

Today is a very special day! We have the incredible pleasure of new music from Sigur Ros!!  At 7pm, at Origami, we're going to be listening to an advance copy of their highly anticipated new album Valtari. We've got the usual shwag...posters, high fives, camaraderie. Come down and join us for what will definitely be an incredible listen.

Now if you're like us and CRAZY BUSY then you may not be able to make it down here...which is okay...we'll miss you but we understand. In order to help you out we're going to be having a virtual listening party right here!! At 7pm, instead of throwing on your clogs and high five hand, tune in right here (here being the OV blog) and you'll find a fun little widget that will give you a private sneak peak into your favorite hopelandic gangs latest outing.

Valtari!! Valtari Valtari!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Record Club Tonight @ El Prado Bar

That's right folks! Come check out what your neighbors think are cool! We'll be playing their select choices as well as some of our own!. If ya wanna partake in a future one, just come High Five us at that bar and we'll hand ya the sign-up sheet. As a bonus we'll buy ya a beer or glass of wine for participating!

LA Deets:
Origami Vinyl Presents Record Club LA
Every Tuesday Night at 9pm 'til 1am
@ El Prado  1805 W. Sunset Blvd Across the Street from Origami
NY Deets:
Origami Vinyl Presents Record Club NYC
Every Tuesday Night at 9pm 'til 1am
@ Kinfolk  90 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hope to see you tonight!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Releases Boyeeeeee!

Big day for new music! Look what we've got in ~

Beach House - Bloom

Best Coast - The Only Place

Sugarman 3 - What The World Needs Now

Hot Water Music - Exister

Birthmark - Antibodies

Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built 7" (Clear Vinyl)

Flogging Molly - Swagger

Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First

Monday, May 14, 2012

TONIGHT: In-Store Beach House "Bloom" Premiere Party

Join us tonight Monday, May 14 in-store at 8pm for our premiere party of Bloom! How hyped is this new album, especially after the critically acclaimed and beloved Teen Dream?! Well you have a chance to hear Beach House's new album, Bloom, in it's entirety before it is even released! This is gonna be a grand ol' time, do not miss out, plus we'll have some two boots and cold beverages for you too!

Also, Sub Pop has pressed a very limited color 7" just for these listening events. They won't be for sale anywhere and there are only 300 in existence. We'll be raffling that off after we play the album in it's entirety plus two other additional prize packs?! whaaat. This event just gets better and better! See you tonight!

Here is a little tease:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

OV's "Coup d'etat" today on @ 3pm - ROUND 2 with SOFT METALS

If you haven't heard...WE STARTED A RADIO SHOW!!

Every Sunday at 3pm Neil will be hosting "Origami Vinyl's Coup d'etat" on The premise of your new favorite radio show will be simple, glorious, and fun -- for one hour on Sundays, bands will "overthrow" Moheak to play some of their current favorite songs and songs that have influenced their music, as well as perform two acoustic songs in the studio.

Today it's Soft Metals (

5/20 - FIDLAR (
More TBA!

Tune in today at 3pm PDT!! You can listen HERE!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Did you say.... MORE USED VINYL?!?!

Ahh yeeeaaah. Get em while they're hot!

!!! - Me & Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard (A True Story) 12" Promo VG
Agent Orange - When You Least Expect It…            Good
Archers Of Loaf - Vitus Tinnitus 10"                        VG
Bad Brains - I Against I          VG
The Beach Boys         Best Of…       VG
The Beatles - 1962-1966        VG
Beatles            Revolver          VG
Black Flag - Slip It In Good
Black Flag - In My Head        VG
Black Sabbath - S/T    VG
Blue Ontario - New Frequencies        VG
Boys Life / Christie Front Drive - Split 10"   VG
Butterglory - Are you Building          VG
Butterglory - Rat Tat Tat       VG
Camper Van Beethoven - Key Lime Pie         VG
Can - Prehistoric Future         VG-Sealed
Christie Front Drive - S/T      VG
Colosseum - Those Who Are About To Die  VG
Come - String 10"       VG-Sealed
Crackerbash - Tin Toy 10"     VG
Creeper Lagoon - Wonderfu l Love    VG
Creeper Lagoon - I Become    VG
Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales Of Urban Bohemia VG
DEVO - Duty Now For The Future  VG
Donovan - Greatest Hits        VG
Echo & The Bunnymen - People Are Strange 12”     VG
Embrace - ST  VG
Frank Black - The Black Sessions      VG
Galaxie 500 - On Fire              Good
Gore - Mean Man's Dream     Good
Gossip - Music For Men       VG
Lenny Bruce - The Real Lenny Bruce            Good
Lenny Bruce - I Am Not a Nut          VG
Rob Crow - Living Well          VG
Sebadoh - Smash Your Head   VG
Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound            VG
Spiritualized - Amazing Grace 12"     VG
The Darkness - Permission To Land  VG
The Darkness - One Way Ticket        VG
The Grifters - Full Blown Possession            VG-Sealed
The Grifters - The Kingdom 10"        VG
The Grifters - Eureka EP        VG