Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Releases for today...TODAY!

Atoms For Peace - Amok
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare 
Nick Drake - Pink Moon (Reissue) 
Ivan & Alyosha - All The Times We Had 
Shout Out Louds - Optica 
Mount Moriah - Miracle Temple 
Vietnam - An A.merican D.ream 
The Lovely Bad Things - The Late Great Whatever 
Johnny Marr - The Messenger 
Don Bikoff - Celestial Explosion
Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time (Reissue) 

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Reissue)
Big Boys - Where's My Towel / Industry Standard (Reissue)
Grave Babies - Crusher
Gold Leaves / Lee Hazlewood - Won't You Tell Your Dreams 7"
Mark Lanegan / Karen Dalton - Same Old Man 7"

Lovely Bad Things Ticket Giveaway!

Do you want to win some tickets to the Lovely Bad Things record release party tonight with The Shrine, Audacity, Zig Zags, Spencer Moody & Corey Brewer? Yeah you do! All you have to do is be one of the first 5 people to buy their new album "Fried Eyes" today an they're yours.

We open at noon, so set your alarms and warm up that pot of coffee. Take a listen to the title track off of the new album and good luck!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

2/24: Daniel Bachman/Derek Rogers In-Store @ 7pm

Depressed because you have work tomorrow? Turn that frown upside down and swing by OV tonight at 7pm to watch both Daniel Bachman (Tompkin's Square) and Derek Rogers perform for us in-store!

Bachman is visiting Echo Park all the way from his home in Virginia, and we are stoked to be hosting such a talented young dude! For any Folk/Americana fans, Daniel Bachman's got you covered with some of the craziest fingerpicking that "...brings a modern experimental spirit to traditional country, blues and folk guitar playing."

On the other side of the spectrum, we've got Bachman's comrade and synth master Derek Rogers. The only thing that you wil be able to uncover about Rogers online is his music, which adds to the mystery of this ambient/drone juggernaut who is pumping out stuff reminiscent of Brian Eno.

Below are two tracks from both Bachman and Rogers that'll get you ready for a night of genre hopping over at OV. Don't blow it by not coming and get here at 7 for some of that good stuff!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Death Hymn Number 9 + The Ugly Kids In-Store Tonight @ 7pm

February 23rd, 1896: The tootsie roll was invented by Austrian immigrant Leo Hirschfeld.
February 23rd, 2013: Death Hymn Number 9 and The Ugly Kids are coming to play an in-store at Origami at 7pm.
Coincidence? I think not! Which is why you should "tootsie roll" on down to OV tonight!

Death Hymn Number 9's sound could best be described as psycho-surfabilly. They've got elements that remind me of bands like The Shrine, The Cramps, and Nobunny, and it really revs us up here at OV. They recently made a bold statement on their controversial Facebook page stating: "...boring bands are out and super rad bands are in." I think they're on to something.

The Ugly Kids describe their sound as: "A tape deck stuffed with magic mushrooms and a warped Satanic Warmaster Tape." If you're a fan of lo-fi surfy garage pop, then this group of so-cal shredders are right up your musical alleyway.

So if you would like to eat an OV Sandwich prepared on Death Hymn and Ugly Kids artisan style bread, then we'll see you tonight at 7pm. In the meantime, stop being a kook and listen to Death Hymn Number Nine's "Gospel" and The Ugly Kids "With You" down below and we'll see you at the shop.

Friday, February 22, 2013

3/1/13: Youth Lagoon "Wondrous Bughouse" Premiere Party

Come join us at OV on March 1st at 8pm as we premiere the new Youth Lagoon LP "Wondrous Bughouse" (Fat Possum) before it comes out on the 5th!

To spoil you even more we will be having pizza, drank, and prize giveaways for all that stop by the shop as well as free swag for anyone that pre-orders the album. What more can you ask for?!

Below is the newest single off of the album titled "Dropla," which we know you'll love, so give it a listen!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

El Sportivo & The Blooz In-Store Tonight @ 8pm!

What are you doing tonight? Oh you don't have plans? Good, because El Sportivo & The Blooz are going to be playing an acoustic set for all of you, so come by at 8pm for a grand time!

El Sportivo & The Blooz just put out a video for their single "Walking World" off of their newest LP "Nights And Weekends" (White Iris), which is a song about "...a hazy and romantic odyssey of the broken promises, big dreams, and words left unsaid that haunt most relationships."

Watch the video below and I guarantee you that you will be glued to your screen for the next 4 minutes, it's that good and it's that trippy. Once you have completed watching the video come down to OV at 8pm to watch these dudes rip!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Releases!

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Push The Sky Away"

Beach Fossils - "Clash The Truth"
Limited Silkscreened Cover (only 400 made!)

Strfkr - "Miracle Mile"

Iceage - "You're Nothing"

Doldrums - "Lesser Evil"

Psychic Ills - "One Track Mind"

Cass McCombs/White Magic - Split 7″
Inc. - "No World"
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "What The Brothers Sang"
The Howling Hex - "The Best of The Howling Hex"
Leech - "Tusks"
Lust For Youth - "Chasing The Light"
Matmos - "The Marriage Of True Minds"
Black Twig Pickers - "Rough Carpenters"
Jamie Lidell - "S/T"
Writer - "Brotherface"
Endless Boogie - "Long Island"
Dan Friel - "Total Folklore"
Las Robertas - "Dissected Affair" 7"
Jens Lekman - "I Know What Love Isn't" 7"
Volunteers Park - "S/T" 7"
Informatics - "Dance To A Dangerous Beat"
The Jealous Sound - "A Gentle Reminder" (Deluxe Edition)
Baptists - "Bushcraft"
Bobby Long - "Wishbone"
Darwin Deez - "Songs For Imaginative People"
Ooga Boogas - "S/T"
Eat Skull - "III"
Jeffrey Novak - "Baron In The Trees"
Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars - "S/T" Re-issue
Wartorn - "S/T"
Maxmillion Dunbar - "House Of Woo"
Martin Rev - "S/T" (Reissue)
Chris Darrow - "Artist Proof" (Reissue)
The Jesus And Mary Chain - "The Sound of Speed" (Reissue)
The Jesus And Mary Chain - "Barbed Wire Kisses" (Reissue)
V/A - "The Thing From The Crypt (I Nearly Died Laughing)"

Foreign Mothers In-Store tonight at 7!

Tonight we got something for all you lady punks out there because we have Austin TX's very own Foreign Mothers coming through the shop to play for us at 7!

I usually keep it pretty together when I'm listening to a band that comes in-store, but boy was I geeing out when I heard Foreign Mothers for the first time. They released their most recent LP, "Duh," last year on Thread Pull Records and it's a collection of nine songs that are "Pleasingly post-clang, bristling with ire and irony, [and] rhythmically aggressive..." The thing that I love about this band is there ability to even slow things down and create some thought provoking songs like "But Now" and "Magick Child, Magick Child," which you can listen to below.

Remember: 7pm. Origami Vinyl. Be there or be a quadrilateral rhombus.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

2/16/13: Frank Maston In-Store tonight @ 7pm

It's February 16th, do you know what that means? It's Ice T's birthday! It also happens to be the day we have Frank Maston coming in to perform for us at 7pm, so come celebrate this momentous occasion at OV!

Maston just released his new LP "Shadows" through Trouble in Mind, and they hit it right on the head when they describe the new album:

"Brass, woodwinds, organs and piano mix with haunting melodies and eerie guitar lines...There are no artificial sounds on this record, and Maston plays them all himself...capturing the sounds naturally through the warm embrace of true analog gear."

One of the singles released on "Shadows" that I've been digging is "Young Hearts," because it sounds like a song in a Tim Burton movie. You know? Just trust me and give it a listen down below.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Releases!

Hey guys, we have some bomb.com releases for you today.

Castleface Records presents Group Flex II- "Son of Flex"

Stereolab- "Emperor Tomato Ketchup" re-issue

Stereolab- "Dots and Loops" re-issue

Unwound- "Live Leaves"

Pissed Jeans- "Honeys"

Jacco Gardner- "Cabinet of Curiosities"
Pink & Brown- "Every Shade of Pink and Brown"
The Electric Prunes- "Stockholm 67"
PVT- "Homosapien"
Maston- "Shadows"
The Ruby Suns- "Christopher"
Lost Animals- "Ex-Tropical"
Led Zeppelin- "Celebration Day"

Saturday, February 9, 2013

USED from the loft!

Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain (USED-VG)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Survival (USED-VG)  
Cream - Strange Brew: The Very Best Of Cream (USED-VG)  
David Bowie - Golden Years (USED-VG)    
El Ten Eleven - It's Still Like A Secret (USED-VG) 
Elvis Costello - This Year's Model (USED-GOOD)
Haroula Rose - These Open Roads (USED-VG)
Jane Green - Wild Romantic Blues - Label Art By R. Crumb (USED-VG)
King Crimson - Beast (USED-VG) 
King Crimson - In The Court Of King Crimson (USED-GOOD)  
Lab Waste - Zwarte Achtegrond (USED-VG)          
Pet Shop Boys - Please (USED-GOOD)      
Pink Floyd - Meddle (USED-GOOD)          
Richard Thompson - Daring Adventures (USED-VG)         
Sun Airway - Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandalier (USED-VG)         
The Jam - Beat Surrender (USED-VG)         
The Supremes - A' Go Go (USED-GOOD)  
Thelonious Monk - Greatest Hits (USED-VG)        
V/A - This Is Soul (USED-GOOD)
What Is This - Squeezed (USED-VG)           
X - Burning House Of Love (USED-VG)     
X - See How We Are (USED-GOOD)          
X - The Hungry Wolf 12" (USED-VG) 

2/9/13: Mahgeetah In-Store @ 5pm

Remember the day when you bought your first six string at the five-and-dime and played it 'til your fingers bled? How about when you and some guys from school had a band and you guys tried real hard? Yeah, those were the days man, the summer of '69.

You know who has a similar story? The good old boys from the SFV that call themselves Mahgeetah! Oh yeah baby, that's right, these boys have grown up with each other and played together since they hit puberty, and today at 5pm they're coming through OV before they crush The Satellite with Incan Abraham and Cuckoo Chaos.

They just released a new record titled "Heavy Baby," and Dig In Magazine describes it as combining "...the richness of early blues and American roots with not only the large rock sound from the 1960s and 70s, but the integrity of a modern day indie act." Listen to the track "Twin Lakes" and rock that body from side to side. We'll see you at 5.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pageants In-Store Tonight at 7pm!

There's a lot of buzz circulating on the internet about tonights Pageants in-store. Take for example this quote by the band which they posted on a page for the event appropriately titled "Origami Orgy": "We will be losing our Origami virginity and we CAN'T. WAIT."

Well we can't wait either! We're so excited to be having the group of Long Beach natives swing by the shop as they come hot off the release of their Tide 7", and you should be too!

In case you didn't know, Pageants is the brainchild of former Avi Buffalo member Rebecca Coleman along with friends Devin O’Brien and Dylan Wood. "Musings of the Tide," which you can listen to below, is one of the singles off of their new 7", and boy does it warm my heart. Whenever I play it the sun comes out.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Saturday: Mouser, B3Sci & Origami Vinyl Present: Incan Abraham's w/ CUCKOO CHAOS + MAHGEETAH

My fortune teller told me today that everyone should go to the Incan Abraham show with Cuckoo Chaos and Mahgeetah which we're co-presenting on Saturday alongside Mouser and B3Sci at The Satellite! It's gonna be a hoot and a half!

We had in Incan Abraham not to long ago to do an in-store, and we're also going to be having Mahgeetah come in and do an in-store with us before this show at 5, so you better clear out your Saturday because we're dishing up some fine live music for you!

Tickets are $8 advance sale and $10 at the door and the event will be 21+ for all you under-agers out there. Check out the events page here and scope some songs we picked from each of the artists below to get you jazzed!

TONIGHT: OV Totes, Buttons, & The Shit Show

Come one, come all! Join us tonight at the Shit Show (a weekly event hosted by Nathan Bell) to celebrate OV's new tote bags and buttons featuring Ali the Dog and designed by Nathan Bell (check out his other awesome designs at Pony Attack!!).  Enjoy a night of FREE PIZZA (thanks to our friends over at Pizzanista!), new OV merch, and tunes spun by DJ Neil all night long. 

We'll be selling these sweet new totes and buttons tonight, or, if you can't wait, stop by OV to purchase these goodies today! How could you say no to Ali?

OV Tote Bags: $10
OV Buttons: $3

 Don't fight the feeling--enjoy your Thursday night and even get some sweet OV merch out of it. Good times be awaitin'

Shit Show Deets:
When: Thursday, 2/7/13
Time: 10pm - 2am
Cover: NONE! It's FREE!
Where: The World Famous Tony's Saloon
             2017 E 7th Street
             Los Angeles, CA 90021

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tonight 02/06/13: Jenny O In-Store @ 7pm

It's Wednesday aka Hump Day, and to get you through the rest of this week we've got a special in-store performance by Jenny O. tonight at 7pm, so get your rumps down here!

Jenny's newest album, "Automechanic," just came out yesterday on Holy Trinity Records and some of her methods of recording are pretty "Out of bounds" as Guy Fieri would say. During the making of the album her "... engineer Bryce Gonzales put contact mics in the exhaust manifold of a blown-out 454 Rat Motor," all because she wanted to pay homage to the Rockabilly sound that dominated American music for years. Pretty badass, right?

To rev up your engines, take a look at the teaser video for "Automechanic," and race on down to OV tonight at 7!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Releases at OV this week!

Boy do we have a lot for ya this week, here we go:

Unknown Mortal Orchestra "II"

Darkstar "News From Nowhere"

The Bronx "IV"

Jim James "Regions Of Light And Sound Of God"

Feeding People - Island Universe
Dog Bite "Velvet Changes"
Night Beds "Country Sleep"
Twigs "S/T" EP
Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds "Conjure Man / Lose Your Mind" 7"
Hank IV "Depravity's Rainbow" 7"
Haunted Hearts "Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good / House Of Lords" 7"
V/A "Assiyo Bellema: Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music"
Umberto "Confrontations"
Young Fathers "Tape One"
Widowspeak "Almanac"
Various "A Short Life Of Trouble: Popular American Ballads 1927-1943"
Orchestra National de Mauritanie "S/T"
Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition "White Buffalo"
United Sacred Harp Convention "The Alan Lomax Recordings, 1959"
Bjork "Bastards"
Cheatahs "Extended Plays"
The Como Mamas "Get An Understanding"
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down "We The Common"
Guards "In Guards We Trust"

02/05/13: We Break Cameras In-Store @ 7pm/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra Listening Party @ 8pm

No, we're not going to be smashing cameras at OV tonight...we're going to be smashing skulls because We Break Cameras is going to be coming through OV at 7pm. To spice things up even further, were going to be premiering the new Unknown Mortal Orchestra record "II" (Jagjaguwar) at 8pm, with pizza and beverages for all who walk through our doors.

We Break Cameras is a rad band hailing from Los Angeles. Made up of members from Dante v. Zombies, Jail Weddings, & The Million Million, this garage supergroup has a sound that blends elements of psych, electronic, and kraut into one big pile of awesomeness.

Here's a mix of 6 songs that you can listen to that was put out by their label Innovative Leisure. After you listen to a few of the tracks (my personal favorite being "Make Out One") it'll be enough to convince you to come on down at 7!

To end the night, we got that new new from Unknown Mortal Orchestra. "II" is the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled banger of a record, and UMO has been hard at work recording and touring since then. Their newest single, "So Good At Being In Trouble," which you can view below, has some sexy R&B elements to it, and no doubt your going to be rumpshakin' with pizza and drink in hand when you hear the rest of the album. Take a listen to it, and get ready for a marathon tonight at OV that all starts with We Break Cameras at 7!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tonight! OV Presents: Gliss Record Release and February Residency @ Los Globos

Hey! Nina from Corporate Accounts Payable told me that you had a case of the Mondays, so I want to fill you in on this cool event that OV is co-presenting alongside KCSN at Los Globos tonight with Gliss, Xu Xu Fang, Lonely Trees, & Pyyramid!

The event tonight is 21+ and free, and with it being at Los Globos you know you're going to have a blast, so get down on it and we'll see you there! First band goes on at 9 and to pump you up here are a few songs from everyone performing tonight.


Who says Mondays have to suck? Stop by Origami TONIGHT (Monday, Feb. 4th) at 8PM when we'll be playing Feeding People's latest release, Island Universe, in its entirety to celebrate the February 5th release of the LP on vinyl (via Innovative Leisure)!  We'll even throw in some FREE pizza, drinks, and giveaways for ya! How could a Monday night get any better?

Hailing from just south of Los Angeles, 19-year old Jessie Jones leads this Orange County band with a raw talent that Insound describes as "Jefferson Airplane meets Black Sabbath with one of the most powerful female voices in rock music since Janis Joplin and Grace Slick.  Beautiful ballads with a dose of psychedelia." Take Insound's word for it, but stop by Origami tonight to check out the strong psych roots and female vocal ferocity for yourself!

Treat your ears tonight and start your week off right!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tonight, 2/02/13: Song Preservation Society In-Store @ 7pm

Hey how are ya', Hey how are ya', Hey how are ya'! What's shakin' eggs and bacon? Guess what? We got Song Preservation Society doing an in-store at 7pm!

These guys just released a compilation titled "Beck Hansen's Song Reader" which "...brings to life five tunes from Song Reader, a collection of twenty new songs by Beck released exclusively in sheet music form," and who doesn't like Beck?

Take a listen to "Just Noise," which is more than just noise, its beautiful music.