Friday, November 30, 2012

Merge Records Prize Giveaway!

I hope your chestnuts are roasting nicely by that open fire, and if not, we've got something to warm those bad boys up! We're giving away a Merge Records holiday pack equipped with a pair of She & Him mittens and special edition pen, Tracey Thorn's "Tinsel and Lights" album on vinyl as well as her Christmas cards, and some limited wrapping paper!!!! All you have to do is Instagram your best holiday picture, tag Origami Vinyl in it, and hashtag: "#mergerecordsholidaypack"

Also, if you come in and buy either the Tracey Thorn record or She & Him's "A Very She & Him Christmas," you get the wrapping paper and the pen for free!

Merry Christmas, Origami

OV PRESENTS: Incan Abraham at the Echo TONIGHT!

Following their latest release of their Springhouse 10 inch, Incan Abraham  will be playing TONIGHT at The Echo! We're still giving away tickets, so come down to Origami Vinyl today...with the first 20 orders of their Springhouse 10" on JAXART Records, you'll get a FREE ticket into the show! Now what could be better than some free live music?

Join us TONIGHT at the Echo for some mystifying, psychedelic sounds on this glorious and oh so fine cloudy day with your pals down here at Origami Vinyl..

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

USED and abused! (not really abused at all actually..)

Trash Talk - Walking Disease 7" (USED-VG)
Trash Talk - Plagues 7" - Yellow Vinyl! (USED-VG)
Gilberto Gil - Nightingale (USED-GOOD)
High Places/Soft Circle Split 12" (USED-VG)
AFI - Now The Wold 10" Picture Disk (USED-VG)
Electric Light Orchestra - Time (USED-GOOD)
AC/DC - Flick of the Switch (USED-VG)
The Dodos - Beware of the Maniacs (USED-FAIR)
Lackthereof - Your Anchor - white vinyl (USED-VG)
Tullycraft - City Of Subarus (USED-GOOD)
Department Of Eagles - The Whitey On The Moon UK LP (USED-VG)
Real Estate - Live At 285 Kent Ave, June 30, 2011 (USED-VG)
Cold Cave - Cremations (USED-VG)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (USED-GOOD)
Panda Bear - Young Prayer (USED-GOOD)
Burial / Four Tet - Moth / Wolf Cub - 1st Press! (USED-VG)


Hey guys! Hope you're having a killer Tuesday, and if you aren't, Origami can fix that, because we've got New Zealand songwriter/producer Lawrence Arabia coming through at 7pm tonight!

Lawrence Arabia, a.k.a. James Milne, is coming to us fresh off of the release of his highly acclaimed album "The Sparrow"(Bella Union). With "The Sparrow," Milne wanted to stray away from using modern tools of music production due to their overwhelming nature, and found inspiration in: "...the mystique and aesthetic limitations of...late-sixties and early-seventies records where there was so much space in the arrangements and [where] you can really luxuriate in the sounds of individual instruments.” With tracks like "The Listening Times" and "Bicycle Racing," you really start to understand that relationship between space and instrumentation that Milne tries to achieve, and if you don't believe me, give a listen below and show up tonight at 7!

Don't forget Lawrence Arabia is playing The Mint on 11/28!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

TONIGHT 11/25: Circuit des Yeux in store 7pm

Come on down to Origami tonight at 7pm to hear the hypnotizing experimental sounds of Circuit des Yeux!

Circuit des Yeux (Magnetic South) is the musical endeavor of 22 year old Indiana native Haley Fohr. Fohr has been making music under the moniker Circuit des Yeux for three years now, but her career as a musician spans back to her days as a child where she studied the classics. By her teenage years she taught herself how to play guitar while also taking vocal lessons, and it was during this time that she became consumed with the blues and punk rock. Her music "...accesses the core of the blues, channeling currents of pain and awareness through punk’s transits of honesty and directness with her deep, multihued voice and unwavering expression."

If I haven't convinced you to come down to the shop tonight , then take a listen to "Helen, You Bitch" off of her upcoming 10" "CDY3," and get convinced.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

TONIGHT: VUM in-store 7pm! 11/24

SATURDAY! SATURDAY! SATURDAY! Are you ready brother?! Are ya? Cuz Los Angeles based group VUM is going to be stoping by le chateau de Origami at 7 PM!

Vum (Secret Lodge) hails from the mean streets of Topanga Canyon, CA, and if you want to get trippy, then these are the guys for you. Kind of like a western/psych version of Beach House, their last album, "Night Sun," was "Recorded in the canyons of the West Coast and the jungles of the South Pacific...[and] is soaked in Vum's unique brand of cinematic noir featuring deep, powerful vocals, psychedelic guitars, dark wave synths, and thumping Suicide-esque drum machines..." They just released a new 7" for "Are You Animal/Laura Palmer" so give it a listen, ya dork.

Now that you listened to the song and you love it, come down to Origami tonight at 7 pm to be one with VUM.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Post turkey day USED!

Asura - S/T (USED-VG)
Dark Dark Dark - Remix 7" (USED-VG)
Frog Eyes - Paul's Tomb: A Triumph - Sealed! (USED-MINT)      
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple - Sealed! (USED-MINT)
Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake 7" (USED-GOOD)  
Retribution Gospel Choir - 2 (USED-VG)    
The Impulse / Boy/Girl - Split 7" (USED-VG)
The XX - Crystalized 7" (USED-VG)
Tim Buckley - Lorca (USED-FAIR) 
V/A - The Concert For Bangla Desh (USED-FAIR)                                      

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Origami's Black Friday Haul!!!!

Are you guys pumped for the fun version of Black Friday? Wouldn't you much rather spend the time with us than braving a mall or Best Buy? Yeah, we don't blame ya.  Just so ya know, we'll be opening at noon so that we (and you) can nurse our hangovers!

We got very limited quantities in all of this stuff and some things we didn't get at all. Hopefully you can get at least some of the stuff you were you dreaming of...

Here's the HAUL!

Beck – Sea Change (Pink Vinyl)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Abba Zaba 7"
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Plastic Factory 7”
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Upon The My-Oh-My 7"
Dinosaur Jr. - Chocomel Daze
Donny Hathaway / Ceelo Green – This Christmas 7”
Dr. Dog – Wild Race
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes & Aaron Embry - Community 7"
Gary Clark Jr – Blak and Blu
Gene Clark - Echoes 7"
George Jones – Capitol Rarities 10”
Grateful Dead – Live Recordings From Winterland, May 30, 1971
Isis - Temporal
Jeff The Brotherhood – Dark Energy 7”
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Live in Acton, November 15th, 2002
Link Wray & The Raymen - Big City After Dark 7"
Love – Forever Changes (Reissue)
Mayer Hawthorne – KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic 10”
Merle Haggard – Capitol Rarities 10”
Mogwai – A Wrenched Virile Lore
Mothers Of Invention - Why Don'tcha Do Me Right? b/w Big Leg Emma 7"
Nirvana - Incesticide (Audiophile Edition)
O’Brother – Basement Window Etched 12”
Skrillex - Bangarang
Skrillex – More Monsters and Sprites
The Rolling Stones - You Better Move On 7"
The Velvet Underground - Scepter Studios Sessions
The White Stripes – Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground 7”
The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl 7”
The White Stripes – Hotel Yorba 7”
Tomahawk – Stone Letter 7”
Toro Y Moi – So Many Details 7”
V/A - Reservoir Dogs OST
V/A - You Turned My Head Around: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1967-70 7" Box Set
Wanda Jackson – Capitol Rarities 10”
Wye Oak - My Neighbor/My Creator 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Hello my Origami brethren. Today we have new releases for you!

Sleep "Dopesmoker"
The Avett Brothers "Four Thieves Gone" re-issue
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit "Live from Alabama"
Menahan Street Band "The Crossing"
Chris Robinson Brotherhood "The Magic Door"
The Beatles "Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You" 7"
Mynabirds "Body of Work" 7"

Monday, November 19, 2012


After you've stuffed your bellies with all of that delicious Thanksgiving food, come on down to Origami this Friday for Record Store Day- Black Friday edition!

This year looks to be the best its ever been with a ton more releases than years past. We have our orders in and can't wait to open the boxes as they arrive over the next few days. On Wednesday, November 21st we'll post our entire haul on our BLOG. We'll close on Thursday for turkey overload, then Friday open back up at noon to sell all these super limited, indie exclusive titles. Some of our faves include: Captain Beefheart 7"s, Lee Hazelwood 7" Box Set, Mogwai LP, Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack, Nirvana - Incesticide, Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack, and The Velvet Underground Acetate. If you want to see the entire list of releases go HERE. Hope you can join us for another indie record shop this Friday! It's gonna be a blast!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Hey you...yeah you...want to know something? Oh. You do? Okay...Well here it is:

The Pharmacy are a garage rock trio hailing from Seattle and they recently dropped their fourth album "Stoned and Alone" on Seayou Records. They got to record with Brandon Eggleston (Modest Mouse, tUnE-yArDs, Les Savy Fav) " create their trademark sound of garage punk, pop-psych shenanigans and stoned enthusiasm." If that doesn't tickle your fancy, they recorded on Nirvana's amp.

Give a listen to "Lazy Bones"...I bet you'll <3 it ;)

But wait...THERE'S MORE!!! The Abigails (a la Burger Records) are gonna be in da house. If you're not familiar with these Costa Mesans...then get with it dude. Started after lead singer Warren Thomas (The Growlers) went to jail, you really get the folsom blues when you're listening to The Abigails' "gritty outlaw country sound." With songs about Satan and alcoholism, how could you say no?!?!?!

Take a listen to "Satan Taps My Head." YER GONNA <3 DIS ONE 2

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rainy Day Used!

Amir Coyle - Fighting Off The Spirit Of Death - Sealed (USED-MINT)                
Amir Coyle - Reaching For Vertebrae 7" (USED-VG)          
Belle And Sebastian - I'm Waking Up To Us 7" (USED-VG)          
Belle And Sebastian - Sing Jonathan David 7" (USED-VG) 
Blur - Out Of Time 7" (USED-VG)  
Bri White / James Fella Split 7" (USED-VG)
Bro Danielson - The Kid 7" (USED-VG)      
Cloud Nothings - Leave You Forever 7" (USED-VG)          
Crass - Penis Envy (USED-VG)
Dazzle Ships - Least Resistance 7" (USED-VG)
Dinosaurs, Baseball, And Hopscotch - Selections From "The Size Of Your Fist" 7" -purple vinyl (USED-VG)   
Do Make Say Think - Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead (USED-VG)
Erebus Nyx & Styx - La Violencia 7" (USED-VG)   
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps (USED-VG)         
OutKast - Morris Brown 10" (USED-VG)   
Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon (USED-VG)        
Randy Newman - Sail Away (USED-VG)     

IN-STORE: TODAY Jesse Woods at 4pm!

Now what exactly would it sound like if a greaser had the heart of an indie kid? Well, Jesse Woods is exactly that, a heartfelt sound with soul that really evokes a sense of mystery and wonder only a wandering spirit can truly understand. So what a treat it is for us to have this homegrown Austin songwriter to play a free, in-store acoustic set TODAY at 4pm here at your very own OV!

His most recent LP Get Your Burdens Lifted, alongside his earlier album Moon Rocks and a self-titled release, released under Guns in the Sun, are a blend of folk-driven, indie and garage rock sounds, with a simplicity of sound that help ground in an appreciation for his cosmic lyricism and a dreamy landscape of melodic sounds. 

Check out his song Danger in the Dance Hall off of the latest EP Moon Rocks and come out tomorrow at 4pm to see Jesse Woods live! Click here to RSVP to the event:

TONIGHT!: TES ELATIONS in-store @ 8pm

Get yer rumpshakerz on down to Origami Vinyl to enjoy the sounds of LA's chamber/experimental group Tes Elations @ 8pm!!!!!  

Formed in 2010, Tes Elations is the "L.A. chamber-pop psyche band deriving it's sound from pulsating drums, dueling middle-eastern cello riffs, and the rythmatically poignant croons and howls of lead vocalist Barrie Rose." They released a killer self titled album this year that they recorded for a year, and man o' it a good one. With eerie female vocals, middle-eastern strings, and immaculate drumming, there is no way in hell you can miss these guys.

Prepare to get your socks rocked with "Autumn" off of their self titled album. So don't forget...8 pm...Origami...**!B3 TH3R3 OR B3 SQU@R3!**

Friday, November 16, 2012


HEY YOU! Whats going on? You look great!

Just wanted to let you know that we're selling tickets at the shop for some of the shows that Origami is presenting...check them out below and mosey on down to your favorite record shop to pick them up!!!!!!

11/30 - OV + Jaxart Presents Incan Abraham @ The Echo - $10

12/01 - OV + The Luckman Presents The Punch Brothers @ The Luckman - $47

12/03 - OV Presents Henry Clay People @ The Satellite - FREE! MONDAY NIGHT RESIDENCY! ---NEIL is DJ'ing!!!!!!!!!

12/05 - OV + Goldenvoice Present Paul Banks @ The Fonda - $24.50

12/29 - OV + KROQ + Goldenvoice Present Father John Misty @ The El Rey - $22

TONIGHT: Zig Zags In-store 7pm!

Itching for some new punk sounds that'll get your adrenaline pumping and your head wondering what the hell just happened to it? Then come for a night filled with some unique and original raw punk-driven beats with Los Angeles-based band Zig Zags.

With their recent 7" release "Monster Wizard" on Tubesteak Tuesday Records with Iggy Pop, highlighting their dark industrial guitar sounds, coupled with high-octane drumbeats and wailing vocals, these guys really know how to deliver thrashing sounds that'll get your adrenaline goin and feet stompin.

Watch their video demo with Iggy Pop covering a Better Davis tune, so come out and watch the Zig Zags gifts come alive performing in-store live at Origami Vinyl 7pm TONIGHT!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

FRIDAY: TYPHOON in-store acoustic set at 4PM!

Hey there!

Join us this Friday, November 16th at 4PM as Typhoon plays a FREE, special in-store acoustic performance before their show later Friday night at the Echo!  What could be better?  Get close and personal with Typhoon during their special acoustic set at Origami, maybe grab some pizza and beer next door afterwards, and then mosey on down a few yards to the Echo for their full set complete with trumpets, strings, tambourines, and warm arrangements that this gem of a band is known for.

Typhoon is an Oregon-based band consisting of a group of friends who create songs that they claim "ought to be burned or buried" for being so personal.  Packing the stage with more than ten members of the band at once during shows, Typhoon's live sets are something of a spectacle--this band turns "what starts out as solemn, solitary [experience]...into something both communal and cathartic."

Don't miss this FREE in-store acoustic performance! Their show at the Echo is not free, BUT you can buy tickets at Origami before you enjoy their in-store performance (so convenient)!  How often do you get to see both the raw, stripped down acoustic side AND the plugged-in, live chaos of a band--all in ONE night? Yeah, so...see you Friday at 4!

In the meantime, check out this video of Typhoon's live performance of "Common Sentiment" at WFUV and get pumped for tomorrow...I assure you, your ears will be pleased.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012









Record Club Tonight @ El Prado Bar!!

That's right folks! Come check out what records 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!

Origami Vinyl Presents Record Club LA
Every Tuesday Night at 9pm 'til 1am
@ El Prado  1805 W. Sunset Blvd Across the Street from Origami

Hope to see you tonight!

Monday, November 12, 2012

OV PRESENTS: Paul Banks at the Fonda!!

For all you Interpol fans, treat your senses and come out to see the one and only Paul Banks, presented by OV and Goldenvoice, at the Fonda Dec. 5th! In support of his newest release on Matador Records, the former Interpol frontman will be debuting his latest album Banks.

Now if you didn't get a chance to see him at FYF this past year, then don't worry! Come out and buy your tickets here at Origami Vinyl and snag up this opportunity to finally see the man do his thang.

Follow us at Origami Vinyl on Twitter to get a chance to win tickets to this show and, well, just to have more of a reason to get excited about this show as the date mark your calendars cause this'll be a show you definitely won't want to miss!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

TONIGHT: Sunbeam Rd. in-store 7pm!

Ohhhh have you ever seen a vinyl that pretty? Just imagine how the band sounds! WELL ya don't have to imagine because Sunbeam Rd. is playing in the flesh at Origami Vinyl tonight at 7pm!

This Bay Area band creates "a tense and expansive sound via psychedelic guitars, purposeful melodies, and restraint. Willing to fall apart completely exploring the margins of harmonic rock, their live shows can toe the edge of cacophony. At their best they reach into hook-laden, fuzz-saturated trance states." With the new release of their debut LP Breathers, you can bet your bottom dollar Sunbeam Rd. will be at their best tonight! Get frisky with "Pro Wave Rider" and roll by to celebrate the release of Breathers with these experimental/psych/pop homies.

Why not shout from the rooftops to all your Facebook homies that you're coming to watch Sunbeam Rd. at OV at 7pm with this Facebook event.

Friday, November 9, 2012

TONIGHT: William Pilgrim and the All Grows Up in-store acoustic set @ 7pm

If your soul has been searching for a little country blusey sound, look no further. TONIGHT at Origami Vinyl William Pilgrim and the All Grows Up is playing in-store at 7pm! Always free, always all ages.

On the heels of the election and just before Thanksgiving, the self-taught musician, William Pilgrim, continues the American theme with a style that's grounded in American roots. The newly released album, The Great Recession on Moonlight Graham Records "offers up a powerful blend of blues, folk, and roots rock that forms an emotional musical pastiche of a modern society fallen on hard times." The album may have sad undertones but the delivery and strong country beat comfort you 'cuz there's nothing like singin' the blues with yo friends. 

You'll be line dancing in no time after you watch the video for the single, "Farewell". Pop in to OV at 7pm to see William Pilgrim and the All Grows Up play an acoustic set tonight!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tickets! KCRW Presents: Daniel Lanois & Rocco Deluca 11/29

We are excited to announce that Origami Vinyl is the exclusive ticket retailer for the Daniel Lanois and Rocco Deluca show presented by our friends, 89.9 KCRW

Daniel Lanois is the famed Canadian record producer and musician who has worked with some of musics most notable figures, such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Brian Eno, and Willie Nelson. Lanois will be performing with close friend Rocco Deluca, a California-based solo artist,  who Lanois believes has: "...something burning in his heart that I could be helpful to. It was that kind of truth in it that I decided to run with...I fully believe in DeLuca. I think that he’s got the power to be a contemporary troubadour."

Here's the details regarding the show:

Daniel Lanois & Rocco Deluca
Thursday November 29th, 8pm
Community Church
4953 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

and the music films of Daniel and Rocco 

Tickets are $12 (cash only).

Take a listen to "The Painting" by Rocco Deluca which was produced by Daniel Lanois