Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Michael Chapman "Rainmaker" Listening Party TONIGHT @ OV!

It's amazing that Michael Chapman was not more of a major player in the music scene. The man has been extremely prolific over his career. Last year saw the highly anticipated reissue of his critically acclaimed, "Fully Qualified Survivor" by Light in the Attic, who did an incredible job with the research, mastering and packaging of the album. It gained Chapman a whole new slew of fans who weren't really savvy to his works, including us.

This year Light in the Attic have done the man an honor again by reissuing his debut album, "Rainmaker". "Rainmaker" is a psychedelic-guitar-folk delight and features one of Chapman's best songs, "It Didn't Work Out"

TONIGHT at around 8pm we'll be hosting a little listening party for the album. We'll have some free beerverages and cake (Made by Julia Roth) for all you that wanna get weird with us!

So come on out and hang. Then we can all hold hands as we walk across the street to El Prado for some Record Club action.

Tuesday is our favorite day. New Releases to spend your dollars on!

The Magnetic Fields - Andrew In Drag 7"

SUNN O))) - 00 Void

TS & The Past Haunts - Gone And Goner

Ladytron - Witching Hour

The Sediment Club - Time Decay Now

Cate Le Bon - Cyrk

Lilacs & Champagne - S/T
Imperial Teen - Feel The Sound
Hospitality - S/T
Tonstartssbandht - Now I Am Become
Crimson Scarlet - Sanctuary 7"

Just Added:
Morphine - Cure For Pain (Reissue)
Wendy Rene - After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964-65
Yma Sumac - Miracles (Reissue)
Karen Dalton - 1966
V/A - Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk: 1970-1978

Sunday, January 29, 2012

TODAY: it's SUNBEARS! at 5:00pm

Heading into our loft this afternoon is a fantastic duo hailing from Jacksonville, FL. Not unlike Wayne Coyne's Flaming Lips, their live show is not to be missed. Interactive visuals and lighting astound the eyes and ears. Sunbears! has just released their first LP YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER and we're stoked to have them. Check out some tracks below then get up offa that thing and come on in to join in the high five frenzy that will no doubt happen...in my mind at least. Smooches!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

TONIGHT: Altamont Apparel presents Drawlings (Abby Portner) in-store @ 7pm

Tonight! Free in-store with Drawlings! 7pm! Free! At Origami Vinyl! Drawlings is the solo music project of Abby Portner, sister of Animal Collective's founding member David Portner (Avey Tare). Having been a member of bands Rings and Hex Message, Abby started Drawlings in summer 2008 as a way to relate her art with music and to express herself in a more personal way. Since inception, Drawlings has recorded a 7" titled "Be Good to Earth This Season" and was a featured performer at the UK's All Tomorrow's Parties festival last May.

Besides music, Portner is most notable for her visual artwork - more particularly with Animal Collective and other Paw Tracks artists. Abby is responsible for the artwork on multiple AnCo releases and Avey Tare's Down There" full-length. In addition, Portner has also designed posters and merchandise for the band and, in 2011, contributed the music video for Animal Collective's MPP song, "In Flowers." Abby has recently designed some sweet merch for Altamont and we're having this fun in-store in celebration! Come on down for some Drawlings action TONIGHT! See you at 7pm.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

TONIGHT: In-store w/So Wrong @ 7pm

So we've got this in-store later today that you should definitely check out. Independent rock group, So Wrong, will be paying the loft a visit tonight at 7pm!! The four-piece consists of members and Los Angeles locals Nosebleed (yes, Nosebleed), Cory King, Brandon, and Sean Mutts. So Wrong's style can be described as pop-influenced punk rock with a dash of shoegaze and synth. This is definitely the result of the group's listed influential artists, which include the likes of Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Joy Division, Johnny Thunders, The Ramones, Sisters of Mercy, The Smiths, and the Jesus and Mary Chain.

So Wrong released their debut self-titled LP late last year on Antifiesta Records. The vinyl will be available at the in-store for purchase and can be streamed at the link below. Come on down tonight!! 7pm!! The owls are not what they seem...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Steve Harrington For Generic Surplus Shoe Release Party TONIGHT!

My good friend and Origami Vinyl contributor (He's designed the next Origami Vinyl artist series tee-shirt) Steven Harrington has designed a shoe for LA-based shoe company Generic Surplus. There will be an epic release party for the shoe TONIGHT @ El Chavo in Silver Lake and I, Neil Schield, will be manning the decks! In addition there will be a live performance from HELLO TROUBLE, plus $3 cervezas & Taco Truck. The fine folks will also be giving away hand printed posters by Steven Harrington. It's gonna be epic!

Come on out! Party starts @ 8pm. Band is on around 9pm and I'll be rocking the decks from about 10pm on!

Steven Harrington for Origami Vinyl Tee coming soon!


Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory

Deerhoof - Reveille

Bazan & Deerhoof - S/T 7"

Deftones - S/T (Reissue)

Monday, January 23, 2012

TONIGHT: Mark Lanegan Listening Party - 8pm

Tonight at Origami Vinyl... an exclusive listening party of Mark Lanegan Band's upcoming release, Blues Funeral! How cool would it be to be one of the first of your friends to hear the new release? Very cool. At the end of the listening, there will be a contest drawing for the test pressing of record so you can recreate the listening party fun from the comfort of your own home. Your friends will be so jealous!!!

"Blues Funeral" is the Mark Lanegan Band's first release since 2004's breakthrough record "Bubblegum." The full length is being released by the notorious 4ad label and features appearances by artists such as Josh Homme, Greg Dulli and Jack Irons. Having started his career in the 1980s, Evergreen state native, Mark Lanegan, has performed with a number of notable rock groups including Screaming Trees, Queens Of the Stone Age, The Twilight Singers, The Gutter Twins, Soulsavers and Isobel Campbell. Now playing with his own solo band, Lanegan has continued to break waters with his veteran musicianship.

Blues Funeral drops on February 7th as a 2xLP/CD. Pre-order a copy of the record from Origami Vinyl and receive a free signed copy of the Gravedigger 7"!! Awesome, we'll be seeing you TONIGHT at 8pm!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Are you ready for some more amazing USED records? (or, Used Records: The Smiths Edition)

Ok, so I know we blew your minds yesterday with our amazing selection of new used records. Well brace yourselves... here comes more. And this isn't even the end folks, not even close.

Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique (VG)
Beastie Boys - Cooky Puss 12" (FAIR)
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (VG)
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand (GOOD)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (GOOD)
Jesus And The Mary Chain - Psychocandy (VG)
Laraaji - Ambient3 (VG)
Morrissey - Viva Hate (VG)
Morrissey - Suedehead 12” (VG)
Section 25 - Bad News Weekend (VG)
Section 25 - From The Hip (VG)
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now? 12” (VG)
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (GOOD)
The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 12” (VG)
The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The World Unite 12” (VG)
The Smiths - That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (VG)
The Smiths - Big Mouth Strikes Again 12” (VG)
The Smiths - Shakespeare’s Sister 12” (GOOD)
The Smiths - Rank (VG)
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (GOOD)
THe Smiths - The World Won’t Listen (GOOD)
The Stone Roses - S/T (VG)
The Sugarcubes - Life’s Too Short (GOOD)
They Might Be GIants - Flood (VG)
V/A - Debut Issue 6 (VG)

TONIGHT: Mountain Man Records presents Tiny Lungs, Wild Pack Of Canaries, and Brown & Blue @ 6pm

What are you doing tonight?! Long Beach independent label, Mountain Man Records, is presenting an in-store here at the Origami Records loft and I think you should definitely come on down to check it out. The showcase is in celebration of MMR's recently released "Singles Series Volume 1," which will be available for purchase during the show. The series features 7"s from local MMR roster bands Tiny Lungs, Brown and Blue, and Wild Pack of Canaries. And guess what?? All three artists will be performing a set here at Origami! Tight!!

Labeling themselves as both "dark" and "influential," Highland Park's Tiny Lungs is the first group featured on the Singles Series. While not entirely dark in aesthetic, the band's sound certainly has roots in early emo and post-hardcore with an added spike of modern day basement pop-punk. For fans of Joyce Manor, Koalacaust (RIP), Summer Vacation, and Algernon Cadwallader.

On the other side of the musical spectrum, Brown and Blue possess a sound more characterized by American indie and folk. The group began in 2006 as a solo project of Downey teenager Danny Nogueiras and has faced multiple lineup changes since inception. Now headquartered in Long Beach, Brown and Blue released its second full-length "Second Chances" on MMR in January 2010 and has now released two tracks on their recent 7".

And lastly, Long Beach's Wild Pack of Canaries is the final band featured on the singles series. Originally a three person group, WPoC has since morphed into a six piece, with most members contributing guitar riffs to the band's experimental, upbeat sound. Comparable to LBC's own Crystal Antlers, Wild Pack of Canaries also draws influence from the psychedelic, math rock, and progressive genres.

Okay, well there you have it. I'll see you TONIGHT at 6pm!

Friday, January 20, 2012


We just got in a TON of used records that are making us a little bit weak in the knees. Check it out!!!

Islands - Return To The Sea (VG)
Contortions - Buy (VG)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (original press Stiff Records, blue vinyl) (GOOD)
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Controversial Negro (VG)
At The Drive-In/Sunshine split (VG)
Low/Dirty Three - In The Fishtank 7 (VG)
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs/Barrett (VG)
My Bloody Valentine - Ecstasy And Wine (GOOD)
The Standells - Dirty Water (FAIR)
Squarepusher - Ultravisitor (VG)
Squarepusher - Do You Know (GOOD)
The Attractions - Mad About The Wrong Boy (VG)
At The Drive-In - In Casino Out (original press! Clear vinyl!!!!) (VG)
Pale Saints - Slow Buildings (GOOD)
The Box Tops - Dimensions (VG)
Blonde Redhead - Melodie Citronique (VG)
Beachwood Sparks - Once We Were Trees (VG)
The Smiths - Misery Loves Company (original press!!) (VG)
Crocodiles - Summer Of Hate (VG)
Generation X - K.M.D. - Sweet Revenge
The Feelies - The Good Earth (VG)
Gang Of Four - The Peel Sessions (GOOD)
V/A - Mods Mayday 2, Modnight At The Bridge (VG)
Telepathe - Dancemother (VG)
V/A - Waves 7" (Featuring The Sugarcubes, Pixies, The Pogues) (VG)
Elliot Smith - Figure 8 (ORIGINAL PRESS!! Limited Edition!!!) (VG)

These are going to go really fast so don't snooze! Come down tonight!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

NO Pre-order starts today!

The debut EP by NO, featuring our own Stenzie, is now available for pre-order! "Don't Worry, You'll Be Here Forever" has gotten a lot of hype since it's release online, but now you can own it on vinyl! Release date is 2/14/12 (how romantic) and we've only pressed 500 copies so reserve your copy while they're still available.

NO | Don't Worry, You'll Be Here Forever | 12" Vinyl EP Trailer from NOMUSICFORME on Vimeo.

To reserve your copy, and you're in LA (and you want high fives), come down to the shop to avoid shipping charges. If not, just go to our store website here!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


V/A – Intended Play 2012 (Matador)

Mark Lanegan Band – The Gravediggers Song 7”

The Big Pink – Future This

Peaches – The Teaches Of Peaches (Reissue)

Howler – America Give Up

Olin & The Moon – Something I Need To Break 7”

 So Many Wizards – Inner City 7”

Bad Brains – S/T
Black Flag – My War
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home
Dick Dale And His Del-Tones – Surfers Choice
Gandalf – Gandalf 2
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
Guided By Voices – Alien Lanes
Jay Reatard – Matador Singles ‘08
Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
Minutemen – Buzz Or Howl Under The Influence Of Heat
Minutemen – Paranoid Time 7”
Minutemen – Project: Mersh
Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos – Hot Rod Hootenanny
Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos – Surfink
Otis Redding – Live At The Whisky A Go Go
Otis Redding – Live In Europe
Pixies – Come On Pilgrim
Pixies – Doolittle
Pixies – Surfer Rosa
Pixies – Wave Of Mutilation: Best Of…
Sigur Ros – Inni
Sigur Ros – Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Soundgarden – Flower
Soundgarden – Ultramega OK
St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
Suicide – ½ Alive
The 13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators
The National – Alligator
The National – Boxer
The National – High Violet
The Strange Boys – Live Music
The xx – xx
Thom Yorke – The Eraser
Tune-Yards – WHOKILL
V/A – 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage and Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records
V/A – New York Thrash
V/A – We’re Gonna Change The World: The 60’s Chicago Garage Sound Of Quill Productions
Van Dyke Parks – Discover America
Van Dyke Parks – Song Cycle
Warpaint – The Fool

Saturday, January 14, 2012

TODAY: In-Store w/Gorgon Zoloft @ 6:30pm

Gorgon Zoloft is a Los Angeles based post-punk/noise-rock duo comprised of Matt Perozzi on bass and vox and Thomas Jefferson W. on drums and vox. They are dancey, fast, snotty, loud, and a spectacle to view live. Creating a wall of sound with just two members, Gorgon Zoloft creates the aural illusion that you're listening to a four-piece. Just a few months old, their Back To Nature 7" is their first release. It was recorded and produced by Zach Kasik at Electric-Morella Studios in Valley Village, CA and is released completely DIY. With only 100 pressed you don't want to miss your opportunity to purchase this 7", which includes two pins and a free digital download. Expect to see a lot more of them around the underground punk LA venues in the near future.

Also joining them will be Traps Ps.

The fun begins at 6:30pm!!

Wires by Gorgon Zoloft

Friday, January 13, 2012

TONIGHT: In-store w/Los Cometas E.E.U.U. @ 7pm

Tonight! A very special in-store by Los Cometas E.E.U.U. at none other than your local Origami Vinyl. Based out of Long Beach, the three-piece group features a beach-y indie punk and garage rock vibe, containing vocals sung exclusively in Spanish. The Cometas major drive, besides rocking, is to "rid the prevalence of anti-Latino politics" that has been gaining support in Los Angeles and beyond.

Los Cometas E.E.U.U. released their four-track 7" titled "¡Amor en el Panteón!" on Discos Anclas last December. The band's upbeat sound is a mirror of its many influences, including Los Saicos, Arthur Lee and Love, The Seeds, Wire, The Jam, Link Wray, & Dancing. Definitely check out the tracks listed below and I'll see you tonight @ 7pm!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


New Releases
Guided By Voices - Let's Go Eat The Factory
Ali Ag Amoumine - Takamba
Coasting - You're Never Going Back
Eddie Lee Jones & Family - Yonder Go That Old Black Dog
Family Portrait - Dark Roast 12"
Jacaszek - Glimmer
Mikal Cronin - S/T
Mikal Cronin - Tide 7"
Neverever – Shake A Baby
Terror Visions – World Of Shit (Extended)
The Babies - Cry Along With The Babies
Throbbing Gristle – Greatest Hits
V/A – It’s Zimmerman’s World

Crystal Stilts - Shake The Shackles 7"
Dead Moon - Defiance
Dead Moon - Under The Graveyard
Ducktails - Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics
Frankie Rose – Know Me 7”
Fred McDowell - Alan Lomax Recordings
Peaking Lights – Imaginary Falcons
Peaking Lights – Space Primitive
Shannon & The Clams – I Wanna Go Home
Shannon & The Clams – Sleep Talk
The Reatards – Teenage Hate
Ty Segall – Singles 2007-2010
V/A – Under The Covers Vol. 2: The Nerves Tribute
White Fence – Harness/The Pool 7”

TONIGHT: In-store W/Nicole Kidman and So Many Wizards @ 7pm

Okay this is going to be a fun one. TONIGHT - Nicole Kidman and So Many Wizards in-store at Origami Vinyl! Two very cool artists on one very cool loft for one very cool night. Both originally based in Los Angeles, the keyboard-driven Nicole Kidman (Jon Barba) and indie-pop So Many Wizards have been making rounds on the local independent music circuit and are not to be missed. If you haven't seen either at The Smell, pehrspace, or FMLY Fest, here is your chance to catch the two for free!

Long Beach's So Many Wizards recently put out their latest seven track EP "Love Songs for When You Need Me," which comes uniquely packaged in the pages of a hardcover book. The band has a UK tour scheduled for March and will be continue playing local shows throughout Los Angeles, including a Monday night residency at The Echo in April. Nicole Kidman, now located in Oakland, has new material on the way on Funeral Home Recordings, Deathbomb Arc, and Almost Halloween Time.

See you at 7pm!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MONDAY - Mark Lanegan Band Test Pressing Listening Party

What are you doing next Monday? Why don't you come on down to Origami for an exclusive listening party of the Mark Lanegan Band's recent full length, Blues Funeral?! That's right, be one of the first of your friends to hear the new album and, if you're lucky, even go home with the featured test pressing. Get excited for a whole lot of listening party fun and if you pre-order the album from us, you'll receive a free signed 7"!

So that's Monday, 1/23 @ 8pm! See you then...

TONIGHT: In-Store w/Realization Orchestra @ 7pm

Realization Orchestra formed at CalArts in Los Angeles in 2009, its members converging from several regions of the country and including members of WITT, Ty Segall, Moonhearts, Japandi, and Weatherbox. In 2011 the group released their debut, REALIZATION, an extended form composition that defies genre distinction by traversing and reshaping the disparate landscape of modern popular and unpopular styles at accelerated rates, interweaving strains of rigorously-crafted written material with soulful creative improvisation. Each musician individually navigates the structural obstacle course of the triptych suite with his own time-sound acrobatics, resulting in a group effect of constant merging and dispersal. Come out tonight to see what this mind bending band is all about!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We're Throwing a PARTY tonight @ Echoplex!!!

Come out tonight and see some LA bands that Origami Vinyl, LA Record, KXLU, and The Echo are all raving about. We are all getting behind these guys in 2012 and think you should too!

The lineup includes:

Crooked Cowboy & The Freshwater Indians
Sally > Crooked Cowboy & The Freshwater Indians by Neurotic Yell Records


Black Flamingo
Black Flamingo - Proud Head by OrigamiVinyl

Batwings Catwings

Electric Flower
01 - Four16 by Electric Flower

And if you RSVP to highfive@origamiorigami.com by Friday we'll put you on the super discount $5 list (up until 4pm)!! You can also check out the Facebook invite HERE

Here are the deets:
Origami Vinyl, LA Record, KXLU, and The Echo Present:
The End is Nigh: A Guide to LA in 2012
Set times are:
8pm - Doors:
8:30 - Batwings Catwings
9:30 - Black Flamingo
10:15 - Crooked Cowboy & The Freshwater Indians
11:00 - NO
Midnight - Electric Flower
Friday, January 6th | 8pm | 18+ | $8 door
@ The Echoplex | 1154 Glendale Blvd in Echo Park

This show was made possible by Generic Surplus, a RAD shoe company based in LA.


OST - Norman: Original Score and Songs by Andrew Bird
Electric Guest - Troubleman 7"
Joakim - Nothing Gold
Atwater - S/T

This is just the beginning...