Sunday, September 30, 2012

TONIGHT: In-store w/ Slutever!

Self-proclaimed "Philly Brat Punks," Slutever are up in the hizzy tonight at 7pm and you best believe they'll deliver a rocking set of basement punk with a side order of serious 'tude.

Nicole Snyder and Rachel Gagliardi have won over billions with the snarky lyrics, fast-paced drums and  lo-fi punk soundings of 2011's Pretend to be Nice. Conveniently located below lies the video for their new single, "Pussycat", which is the first release from Bratty Records, who describe the cut as "a teenage anxiety attack." Hear the pandemonium for yourself and come show us what you're made of tonight at 7pm!

MONDAY! OV Presents: Superhumanoids Monday Rez @ The Echo 10/1!!

We've hooked up with The Echo and Yours Truly to present the first of Superhumanoids' four FREE Monday night residencies in October!! Kick the month off right by joining us for live music as well as DJ sets.

Superhumanoids is "dreamy pop that shouts summery '60s harmonies, garage rock's raw tonality, slick new-wave electronics, and the adventurous dissonance of '90s indie rock." See these descriptions come to life; give 'er a wee scroll to listen to their single, "Too Young For Love" from their debut album, Exhibitionists. 

Kicking off their residency, Superhumanoids are accompanied by a yummy blend of live music and DJ sets by the likes of Benedek, Body Parts, and Cosmic Kids. Hope to see you come join the fun this and every Monday night in October!!

Here's the schedule for this week:
9pm- Benedek
10pm- Body Parts
11pm- Superhumanoids
12pm- Cosmic Kids

Free // 21+ // Doors @ 8:30pm // Facebook event - HERE!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

TONIGHT: In-store w/ Little Owl

No longer do you need to be ashamed of liking Rod Steward. Santa Barbara 5 piece, Little Owl proudly lists Rod the Mod as an influence. Don't ya like em already? Solidify your fondness of Little Owl TONIGHT as they play our loft at 7pm!

In late May Cool Summer Records released the band's two-song 7" that packs a condensed punch of Little Owl. Originally written on ukulele, the single "Tucked Away, Our Home Mountain" hastily brings "home the proverbial ear bacon with a joyful exuberance that would make any self-respecting mountain man do a jig, or at least take a swill of ‘shine." It has quick dance synths and electric guitar woven male and female vocals. Capture the essence that is Little Owl by listening to it right down there before you swing by OV tonight at 7pm!

Friday, September 28, 2012

OV Presents: Father John Misty @ El Rey 12/29

Make room for the OV awesome news train, dude! We're hitting ya with hard with OV, Goldenvoice & KROQ Locals Only present: FATHER JOHN MISTY at the El Rey on Saturday, December 29th!!!

If you don't know the good Father by now, SHAME! Fear Fun (Sub Pop) is Josh Tillman's first debut folk album as Father John Misty and it's a shop favorite! Besides being one of the most entertaining people to watch onstage, Tillman has a voice that indistinguishably teeters morose and playful tones as it expands to every inch of the room.
Buy your tickets at OV today, $22 

Money well spent on a show you shouldn't miss! Listen to "Nancy From Now On" if ya don't believe me.

Father John Misty - Nancy From Now On by subpop

Thursday, September 27, 2012



Whaaaat, your grandaddy never told you about Lunch Beers? Well listen up! The last Friday of every month, Innovative Leisure and Vantage are bringing you a FREE monthly event by the name of Lunch Beers that keeps the good vibes and music flowin'. Indulge yourself in beer, rock, psych, soul, jazz, world and beyond!

Come see what it's all about on Friday, September 28th from 2-7pm as you sneak a peek at DJ Neil alongside DJs from Tijuana Panthers and Crystal Antlers!!!

Villians Tavern
1356 Palmetto St
Downtown LA, 90013

Facebook event <----- there!

Come kick it with us and give Neil a double high five! You have nothing to lose except your reservations (if any) about drinking alcohol before the sun goes down!!

FRIDAY: Tim Maia "Nobody Can Live Forever" Birthday Listening Party 7pm!

Imagine completing a project you've worked on for TEN YEARS! That's what Luaka Bop is feeling as they see they see their efforts materialize with the October 2 release of Brazillian cult soul-rocker Tim Maia's album Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia. Join the fun at the Tim Maia 70th birthday party as we listen to the record in its entirety and party FRIDAY at 7pm!

We'll provide the limited edition poster giveaways, free pizza and refreshments, you provide your ears! The spirit of psychedelic music is thriving in a multitude countries and Tim Maia is mos def the top of the top. Nobody Can Live Forever is a collection of songs that spans Maia's 1970s recordings. His voice is beyond great and the funk soul vibes create a smooth-listening gem that's sure to put a little umph in your collection.

Groove to Tim Maia's "Que Beleza" before you come in for the complete experience Friday night at 7pm! Bring yo party hat.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Want tickets to see WILCO at the Bowl this Sunday?! Yeah, we know you do!

Who doesn't love free stuff!? We've teamed up again with the Hollywood Bowl to give you tickets to see Wilco and Johanna Newsom play at the Bowl this Sunday, 9/30. 

We've got 5 pairs of tickets to give away but we're gonna make you work for it....

Since it's officially Fall, get on the ol' Instagram and post your best farewell to Summer picture. We wanna see goodbye cards, pool parties, cakes, or whatever else you can think of to say bye bye to lazy hot days. Get creative! 

Remember to tag us @origamivinyl and use the hash tags #ByeSummerHiWilco and #OVWilcoHB so everyone else can see your photos too! 

We'll be picking the winners on Friday morning so get crackin'! 

The deets for the show are here:

Sunday Sept. 30 | 7 PM | Hollywood Bowl
Johanna Newsom

Tickets start at $32 and are available HERE

OV PRESENTS: Menomena + PVT 8pm!

Goldenvoice and OV are tag-teamin' you to present Menomena with PVT at the El Rey this Thursday, September 27th and we're really stoked for this show!!

From "hooks wrapped around plummeting baritone saxophone lines and nearly inhuman rhythms to serpentine lyrical frameworks and high-concept album art," Menomena have crafted the perfect formula of a distinct "Menomena" style that is not predictable at all. Their latest record, Moms dropped September 18th on Barsuk Records; give a listen to "Heavy Is As Heavy Does."

Plumage by Barsuk Records
PVT are playing and you best believe they'll have you up in arms with their layers of dark experimental rock that is eerie yet refreshing. Look below at the video teaser for "Shiver" from their forthcoming album.

Get up with the get down! More deets HERE.

Thursday, Sept. 27
El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

All ages // $20 // Doors at 8pm // Show at 9pm

TONIGHT: w/ Indian School release show!

LA's Indian School is bringing the hurt tonight at OV as they play a free in-store in the loft at 7pm! Don't be scared, they'll be gentle. Animal Style Records just released the band’s self-titled debut record, The Cruelest Kind, yesterday so we're having a ball at OV tonight at 7pm and you should be here!

Composed of former members of Audio Karate, Indian School brings "together the musicians’ formative punk aesthetic with an indie rock sensibility, creating something that evolves their musical origins." Indian School maintains that energy that urges ya to tap/bob along to the heavy backbone of percussion and indie subtleties.

Decide for yourself where they fall on the blurry indie/punk divide. Below is Indian School's song, "Cocktail Flu" - check it, catch it, be here at 7pm!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

TUESDAY: In-store w/ Dum Dum Girls!!

If "no way" is what just went through your head, all I can say is "way" because Dum Dum Girls are playing a FREE in-store show in the OV loft tonight at 7pm! The line starts at 4pm, it's early but HELL YEAH it's worth it!

End of Daze, the new EP out on Sub Pop September 25, offers a "bracing and daring sonic example of an artist evolving in their understanding of the world" as they use life new experiences to fuel their awesome fire. Despite this noticeably fine-tuned expansion of the band's songwriting ability, all the classic Dum Dum Girls elements of simple lyrics and head-bobbing bedroom pop rein true throughout the EP, sounding as immaculate as ever. These chicks are the tippy top of bi-coastal dream pop and we're stoked for them to play the OV loft!!

Impress your friends by singing along with the "gorgeous, measured, and confidently paced" single "Lord Knows" when you join us tonight!!

DON'T FORGET: the line starts at 4PM, they play at 7PM!


Dum Dum Girls - End Of Daze
Melody's Echo Chamber - S/T
The Soft Pack - Strapped
Kimbra - Vows
Efterklang - Piramida
Mumford And Sons - Babel
along with... Yo La Tengo - Stupid Things 12"
Goldenboy - Blue Swan Orchestra
Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast (Reissue)
Flock Of Dimes - Curtain / Apparition 7"

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, September 24, 2012

Itty bitty USED by to make your day.

Bangles - S/T EP  -Sealed (USED-VG)          
Garbage - Subhuman 7" - Limited Edition Rubber Sleeve (USED-VG)                                
Go Sailor - Don't Go 7" (USED-VG)
Man Or Astro Man? - Deluxe Men In Space - Sealed (USED-VG)
Man Or Astro Man? - Ex Machina 7" (USED-VG) 
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen 7" (USED-VG)   
Thee Headcoatees - I'm Happy 7" (USED-VG)        

Sunday, September 23, 2012

MONDAY: OV Presents The Lonely Wild Residency @ The Satellite!

Do you know the many personalities of Neil? OV Neil, high-five-giving Neil, three-big-toes Neil, so why not make friends with DJ Neil at the last date of The Lonely Wild's Monday night residency at The Satellite! This week OV and KXLU present The Lonely Wild accompanied by The Steelwells, The Chevin, & The Hectors.

DJ Neil & The Lonely Wild will bring the music, you bring yo fine self! The Greasy Wiener Truck will also be there to extinguish your hunger pangs and The Satellite has $2 drink specials from 8-9pm!

The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Doors at 8pm!

Share your anticipation with the world through this Facebook event

Until tomorrow night, lend an ear to The Lonely Wild's first single, "Buried in the Murder" below, which "is a fistfight of a tune ... The track seethes with boiling tension over a backdrop of stomps, claps and screams" and you don't want it any other way.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Want to WIN Tickets to See Animal Collective @ The Hollywood Bowl?


Congratulations to our winners, those hipsters of hipstamatic - @harmonytividad, @boohaus, @realjoeydivision, @pandangelina & guys InstaRule!!!

We'll see you tomorrow!!!

Origami has teamed up with The Hollywood Bowl and Animal Collective to give away 5 pairs of tickets to their show this Sunday, September 23rd!

How can you score these awesome tickets you may ask?  It's simple really...

We want you to go on Instagram and take a picture of yourself with YOUR Animal Collective. Get creative! You know AC is big on visuals so bring it! Take pics with your stuffed animals, at the zoo, with your crazy cat, underwater with dolphins, you know pull out all the stops!

Be sure to tag us (@origamivinyl) so we see it! also use these hashtags: #myanimalcollective #OVxACxHB so that we everyone can see all the submissions too

We will be choosing the 5 winners Friday morning, so you have over 24 hours to put something really cool together.


Here are the deets for the show:

KCRW's World Festival Presents Animal Collective
with Special Guests Flying Lotus and Huun Huur Tu

Sunday, September 23rd @ 7pm

Tickets: are $27 - $54 and can be purchased HERE

Be sure to come by OV and pick up AC's excellent new album Centipede HZ on wax before the show!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Grizzly Bear - Shields
Allah-Las - S/T
Crypts - S/T
Sic Alps - S/T
Sun Araw - The Inner Treaty
The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough
The Sea And Cake - Runner
JJ Doom - Key To The Kuffs
Kid Koala - 12 Bit Blues
The Corin Tucker Band - Kill My Blues
Two Fingers – Stunt Rhythms
Rangda - Formerly Extinct
V/A - Fac. Dance 02: Factory Records 12" Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987
Mission of Burma / Wild Flag Split 7"
Margaret Cho & Neil Hamburger - I Drink 7"

TONIGHT: Release show in-store w/ Burning of Rome

Fresh-off winning ‘Best Alternative’ at the 2012 San Diego Music Awards, The Burning of Rome is bringing the OV loft down tonight with an in-store at 7pm! Free and all ages, as always.

Jump into the eye of the hurricane The Burning of Rome ignites with their "blistering live shows and melodic hooks. Blending gypsy punk, dance, and rock into mind-bending stew, this is music for the new world." Their debut album, With Us, released on Surf Dog Records TODAY, which is even more reason to come, aye? Yeahhh, the album-release festivities start at 7pm so watch the video for "Ballad of an Onion Sprout" here:

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!

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!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

MONDAY: Grizzly Bear "Shields" Listening PARTY! 8 pm!

Remember that one time you had a really great time eating glorious slices of free pizza and drinking the finest of free beverages, while listening to a really great record that resonated through your ears, and in that moment, you realized you were really really happy about how the entirety of the universe led up to this moment?? Well, you have another opportunity, cuz' that is exactly whats gonna happen here at Origami on  Monday night at 8pm for an exclusive in-store listening party for the new Grizzly Bear album "Shields", with free pizza, free give-aways, free drinks, and free jams!

Critics are acclaiming the new release as a strong follow-up from the epic 2009  Veckatimes. Whereas many bands find it difficult to follow an album that people from around the world rushed to the store to anxiously include in their personal collections, Grizzly Bear seems to have done it yet once again with "Shields".  Where Veckatimes was mostly written by Ed Droste, this album was a more collaborative effort with the band pairing off on various writing retreats to build upon one another ideas.  With uplifting dramatic musical swells combining with touch-tone perfect harmonies, "Shields"is definitely what you can expect from Grizzly Bear.

Come in and be one of the first people on the planet to hear what some are already calling "a contender for album of the year", and ALSO be one of the first to buy the album before its even released out into the mainstream world on the 18th.   Below is "Sleeping Ute" the albums opening track and is definitely a sure fire sneak peek into the awesomeness that will be Monday night . See ya at 8pm!!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

OH wait.. MORE USED.

Bauhaus - 1979-1983 (USED-GOOD)
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite (USED-GOOD)         
Bohannon - Stop & Go (USED-GOOD)      
Cabaret Voltaire - Mix-Up (USED-VG)       
David Bowie - Pinups (USED-GOOD)        
Fleetwood Mac - S/T (USED-VG)    
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (USED-VG) 
Glass Candy - B/E/A/T/B/O/X (USED-GOOD)      
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette (USED-VG)           
Groovie Goolies - S/T (USED-VG)   
Heroin - S/T (USED-VG)      
Iggy Pop - New Values (USED-VG) 
Japan - S/T (USED-VG)
The Beach Boys - Ten Years Of Harmony (USED-GOOD)
The Beatles - Yesterday And Today (USED-VG)    
The Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau (USED-GOOD)          
The Damned - Music For Pleasure - Blue Vinyl (USED-GOOD)
The Fun And Games - Elephant Candy (USED-GOOD)     
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Barbed Wire Kisses (USED-VG)
The Open Mind - S/T (USED-VG)   
The Tom Tom Club - Close To The Bone (USED-VG)
The Who -Sings My Generation (USED-GOOD)    
Tuxedomoon - Pinheads On The Move (USED-VG) 

Who needs a/c when you have USED RECORDS?!

Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped (USED-VG)
Blank Dogs - On Two Sides (USED-VG)
Butthole Surfers - S/T (USED-GOOD)        
Cold Cave - Death Comes Close 12" (USED - VG)
Crisis - The Guilty Have A Past (USED-VG)          
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - You Can't Buy A Gun When You're Crying (USED-VG)       
Homostupids - The Intern LP (USED-VG)  
John Cale - Slow Dazzle (USED-VG)           
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (USED-FAIR)
Mount Eerie - Dawn (USED-VG)     
MOUNTAIN - The Best Of Mountain (USED-FAIR)
My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult - Some Have To Kill Some Have To Dance (USED-VG)         
Negativland - Helter Stupid (USED-VG)
Oasis - Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants (USED-VG) 
Spiritualized - Amazing Grace (USED-GOOD)       
The Creeping Candies - The Stories Of The Creeping Candies (USED-GOOD)     
The Electric Prunes - Release Of An Oath (USED-VG)       
The Libertines - S/T (USED-VG)                                          
The Teenagers - Reality Check (USED-VG)
The United States Of America - S/T (USED-GOOD)          
Wild Billy Childish & The Blackhands - Live In The Netherlands (USED - VG)

Friday, September 14, 2012

TONIGHT: In-store w/ The People's Temple!

The People's Temple is a bro band, but not the bro band you're thinking of. The band is made up of TWO sets of brothers! Get it? Well, come get some more tonight as The People's Temple plays the OV loft at 7 pm!

The Looters Game 7" is their most recent output released this year on Hozac Records, who's also releasing the band's sophomore LP, Her Satanic Majesty's Request, due later in September. It's a simple two songs "with hazy nods to both shoe-gaze and 60s pop/psych interspersed with their own signature sound ... as each track revs up and blasts off through the stratosphere, sending waves of chills and reverberation in every direction." Test drive "Looter’s Game" below before we see ya tonight at 7pm!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

MORE new used, dudes!

Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! See Jungle! (USED-VG)
Brass Construction - S/T (USED-GOOD)    
Broadcast - Haha Sound (USED-VG)           
Chocolate Watch Band - The Inner Mystique  - Bootleg (USED-VG)
Clikatat Ikatowi - Orchestrated & Conducted By...
Dalis Car - The Waking Hour (USED-VG)
Flamin' Groovies - S/T (USED-GOOD)       
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (USED-VG)       
Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three... (USED-VG)      
Godheadsilo - The Scientific Supercake LP (USED-GOOD)
Haysi Fantayzee - Battle Hymns For Children Singing (USED-GOOD)     
Jane Birkin - Di Doo Dah (USED-FAIR)     
Led Zeppelin - III (USED-GOOD)   
Manfred Mann - The Mighty Quinn (USED-GOOD)         
OST - La Planete Sauvage (USED-VG)         
Strawberry Alarm Clock - The Best Of (USED-VG)           
The Clash - London Calling (USED-GOOD)
The Seeds - Future (USED_VG)