Thursday, January 31, 2013

01/31 - OV + The Echo + Scary Jungle Present Zaireeka Listening Party @ The Echo

What record would warrant a whole venue like The Echo being utilized in order to listen to it? That's right, you got it, it's The Flaming Lips "Zaireeka," and we are proud to be presenting this show along with our homies The Echo and Scary Jungle.

"Zaireeka" is a collection of four records the band put out that are meant to be listened to simultaneously in order to hear the 10 tracks that comprise the album. It's a pretty difficult process in order to listen to this album, so big ups to the crew at The Echo that have the technology and steady hands to pull of a procedure like this.

If that isn't enough to convince you, there will be live performances from HOTT MT and Butcher Boy. Need we say more?

Tickets are available at OV for $10, so come out and join us for this kick-ass experience. Take a listen to the first song off of the album titled "Okay I'll Admit That I Really Don't Understand," but thats all we're gonna give you, because we want to see you jamming out with us!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Here's what we got for you this week:

Local Natives- "Hummingbird"

Tomahawk- "Oddfellows"

Radar Brothers- "Eight"

Wiz Khalifa- "o.n.i.f.c."

Tegan and Sara "Heartthrob"
Amor De Dias "The House at Sea"
Bauhaus "In the Flat Field" (Reissue)
Bauhaus "Mask" (Reissue)
Sonny Smith "100 Records Vol. 3"
Indians "Somewhere Else"
Bleeding Rainbow "Yeah Right"
Deftones "Koi No Yokan"
Harouki Zombi "Objet Petit A" 7"

Tonight 1/29 @ 7pm: Radar Brothers "Eight" Record Release Party

Taco Tuesdays? Forget it, brother! We're flippin' the script on you with pizza and bevies tonight at 7pm for the release of Radar Brothers' newest LP titled "Eight"(Merge). As an added treat, the guys are also going to be doing a little performance for all of us, so you're not going to want to miss this jam packed night.

The appropriately titled eighth studio album by these LA natives is impressive because of the divergence from the sound that Radar Brothers fans are used to. The melodic/slowcore sound of their previous album "The Illustrated Garden" gets some added gloominess with the addition of three new members who help produce The Radar Brothers "...darkest, hardest rocking, most psychedelic, and yet most intensely personal album to date."

Take a listen to their newest single "If We Were Banished," a simultaneously spooky and dreamy track that makes us at OV feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Neil's DJ'ing both Local Natives Shows!

Oh man, are you ready for the frosting on that Local Natives flavored cupcake? Yeah? Well here it is: Neil's going to be DJ'ing BOTH of Local Natives sold out shows on Monday, January 28th at the Henry Fonda Theater and Tuesday, January 29th at the El Rey!

Local Natives will be playing in front of their hometown crowd as they are set to release their sophomore album, "Hummingbird," on the 29th and boy are we jazzed to have Neil there playing tunes for you all.

Check out this super schnazzy video below of the guys when they stopped by OV and played in front of a packed house. It'll leave you breathless.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Radio Kills In-Store Tonight 1/26 @ 7pm

36th President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson once said: "Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath." Have you had your bath yet? Why not come down to OV tonight, where were serving up a blood-bath courtesy of the face-melting sounds of The Radio Kills.

Their newest record "The Devil You Know" is a collection of "...songs to be screamed in sweaty bars, to take you through the night in long car rides with the windows down and the wind in your hair at 100 mph, and to be the sounds track for all your best worst decisions." The Radio Kills is the type of band that makes me want to do a backflip on a dirt bike...thats how extreme they are.

Pre-game your Saturday night with a visit to OV at 7pm tonight to see these guys in action. Listen to the track "Dolores" below and get those power stances ready.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Saturday 1/26: Painstakingly Made

What's better than making things by hand, DIY style? Absolutely nothing. That is why we are stoked to be one of the many vendors involved in Painstakingly Made this Saturday, January 26th, in DTLA's Arts District.

The event showcases different companies involved with producing artisanal goods, and you can catch us at our booth with Rewind Audio where we will be selling some records and DJ'ing a lil' bit!

Peep the details below and come out and support us and our crafty friends during this rad event!

Painstakingly Made
433 Colyton St.
Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Newbie newbie used.

Bon Iver - Calgary 12" (USED-VG)  
Carl Wilson - Youngblood (USED-VG)        
Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight (USED-VG)
David Rosenboom - On Being Invisible (USED-GOOD)     
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees (USED-GOOD)       
Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. 1 (USED-VG)  
Fool's Gold - Leave No Trace (USED-VG)   
Isaac Hayes - Shaft Soundtrack (USED-GOOD)      
Islands - A Sleep & A Forgetting (USED-VG)         
J Dilla - Donut Shop (Special Edition) (USED-VG)
Jacques Brel - Vedettes (USED-GOOD)      
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (USED-GOOD)          
Neutral Milk Hotel - In An Aeroplane Over The Sea (USED-VG)
Otis Redding - History Of Otis Redding (USED-GOOD)   
Peggy Lee - Basin Street East (USED-GOOD)         
Peggy Lee - Latin ala Lee! (USED-GOOD)
Pukka Orchestra - S/T (USED-VG)  
Ranking Joe - Weakheart Fadeaway (USED-VG)     
Ratatat - S/T (USED-FAIR)              
Rayon Beach - The Memory Teeth EP (USED-VG)
Shoes - Make Up Your Make-Up (USED-VG)
Swearing At Tourists - Number Seven Uptown (USED-GOOD)    
The Adicts - Sound Of Music (USED-GOOD)
The Black Keys - Tighten Up (RSD 2010) (USED-VG)
The English Beat - Special Beat Service (USED-VG)           
The Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons (USED-GOOD)           
V/A - Motown Instrumentals (USED-GOOD)        
V/A - Peanut Butter Wolf presents Chrome Children (USED-VG)  
V/A - Soviet Funk: Volume 1 (USED-VG)    

In-Store TONIGHT! Big Harp! 7pm

 At 7pm, Big Harp rocks the loft and shows all y'all that country roots are alive and kickin' in Los Angeles!

This husband and wife Americana duo is about to freshly release their sophomore album, "Chain Letters" on Saddle Creek Records. Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney have a low-key folk rustic rock vibe that's fronted by Chris' smooth baritone voice. Think a less commercial version of She & Him.

"We really built the songs around Stef's fuzz bass," says Chris. "It was kind of funny -- we were sitting around in a bedroom playing really loud with no drums, just kind of trusting that it was going to make sense once we put it all together. Hopefully we landed closer to mid-'70's Iggy Pop than Leonard Cohen this time. Really I'd like it to sound like Leonard Cohen fronting The Pixies. It doesn't though. Maybe a little. You tell us."

Why don't you tell em TONIGHT at 7pm! Check out "Waiting For Some Drunk" right here:


Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic
Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return
Nosaj Thing - Home
Broadcast – Berberian Sound Studio Soundtrack
The Growlers - Hung at Heart
The Holydrug Couple - Noctuary
Föllakzoid - //
Loren Connors - A Fire
Brokeback And The Black Rock - S/T
Arbouretum - Coming Out Of The Fog
Mountains - Centralia
White Hills - Abstractions & Mutations
The Parson Red Heads – Yearling
Nightlands - Oak Island
Marmoset - Today It's You
The Traditional Fools - S/T
Jenn Grant - The Beautiful Wild
V/A - Not So Quiet On The Western Front
D. Watusi - Dark Party
The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows (Reissue)
Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin - Reverse Shark Attack (Reissue)
Psychic TV - Dreams Less Sweet (Reissue)
At The Drive In – Vaya 10” (Reissue)
The Men - Electric 7"
D. Watusi - Brother & Sister 7"
Grass Widow / Shannon & The Clams - From The TV Show 'Hollywood Nailz' 7"
Guided By Voices - Down By The Racetrack 7"
Pacific Air - Float 7"
Part Time - Seashells 7"
Virals - Strange Fruit 7"
William Tyler - Oahspe7"
V/A - Live At Glenn Danzig's House 7"

Monday, January 21, 2013

FOXYGEN Premiere Party Tonight! 8 PM!

At 8 PM we'll be playing Foxygen's sophomore album, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar Records) in it's entirety! These dudes have been playing music since junior high and when they showed producer and musician, Richard Swift, he flipped his wig! We're stoked to hear what they've been working on - some have described this album as "the Kinks on acid." I'm pretty sure the Kinks were on acid but I'm still excited, nonetheless. Come by for pizza and drinks!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tonight 1/20/13: Popular Culture In-Store @ 7pm

Want to turn your Sunday into a Funday?! Well if you come down to OV tonight at 7pm to see Popular Culture we guarantee you'll be in good spirits for this long MLK weekend.

There's a lot of buzz surrounding this Austin, TX native, and for all of the right reasons. His debut EP "Episodes" (Sparrowsongs) " a pure embrace and reflection of what ails and intrigues the human spirit. The combination of high and low end equipment used in recording creates a soundscape to mirror the balance needed to stay afloat in a young man's mind."

Peep the video for "Dandelion" below and psych yourself up for tonight!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Sweet As..." Vintage Clothing and Accessories Opening 1/19/13 @ 5-9pm

Come party with our newest neighbors "Sweet As..." tonight as they celebrate the opening of their newest shop right here in Echo Park.

To get you psyched up for it check out the interview we conducted with shop co-owner Odessa Whitmire. Event runs from 5-9pm and you can RSVP for the event at

How are you doing on this unusually hot winter afternoon?

Loving it!

Lets start of by having you introduce yourself and a little bit about the shop you opened up with your friend Alex.

My name is Odessa and Alex is my best friend of 15 years. We are opening 'Sweet as..'. a boutique specializing in beautiful, one of a kind, vintage clothing and accessories.

How long have you and Alex been in the vintage clothing game?

We officially started 'Sweet as...' three years ago, by hosting private house parties and doing client appointments, but we've been obsessed with vintage since we can remember.

Is this the first shop you guys have opened?

This is the first shop we are opening together, but I had a shop before for seven years, called Some Odd Rubies. It was in the lower east side of New York and had a sister store here in Los Angeles.

Why did you guys choose Echo Park as a location for your shop?

We both have lived in Echo Park for many years and love the neighborhood. It has a very similar vibe to the lower east side of NYC.

What have some of the biggest hurdles been for you guys leading up to the opening of the shop?

Thankfully the hurdles have been few and far between and the support from everyone in the neighborhood has been amazing. We already feel a part of the community.

So we here at Origami Vinyl would love to know what you and Alex have been listening to lately. What have you gals been bumpin'?

We both have eclectic tastes and love being introduced to new music. We saw Searching for Sugarman recently and have been playing Rodriguez's album non stop while putting the shop together.

So, Saturday January 19th you guys have an shindig to celebrate the stores grand opening. What's the 411 on the event and how to attend?

The grand opening for 'Sweet as..." is Saturday from 5pm to 9pm, RSVP to Everyone is invited to come and celebrate the opening of our new space and shop our amazing collection of vintage clothing and accessories.

Tonight 1/19/13: Bell Gardens In-Store @ 7pm

According to Wikipedia, "Saturday (i/ˈsætərdi/ or /ˈsætərdeɪ/) is the day of the week following Friday and preceding Sunday." Interesting, right? Well it only gets better, because tonight we've got LA chamber-pop group Bell Gardens (Southern Records) coming through at 7pm, and we want to see your beautiful faces come down to OV for this awesome in-store!

"On their first full-length 'Full Sundown Assembly'...the duo utilized live instrumentation and lush arrangements to achieve startlingly cinematic results. Breathy vocals and harmonies, delicate piano melodies, swooning horns — they add up to Bell Gardens’ distinct and painterly take on West Coast psychedelia"

Take a gander at this video for "Nowhere" off of "Full Down Assembly," it's a good one. After you're done, make sure to clear your schedule, because you're coming to OV tonight baby!

Friday, January 18, 2013

TONIGHT 1/18/13: The Van Allen Belt in-store 7pm!

It's the end of another beautiful week here at casa de Origami! While you're out and about in this 78 degree January weather, stop by the loft to see The Van Allen Belt play free TONIGHT at 7pm!

The Van Allen Belt may have released Superpowerfragilis: Or How I Learned To Stop Caring And Love The Drug in 2010, but they've been busy avidly working and playing festivals such as MPMF, SXSW, Occupy Pittsburgh and more!

Peep this quick bio about Pittsburgh collective: "The Van Allen Belt is the vision of songwriter, producer, and multi- instrumentalist Benjamin K. Ferris. In 2007, he wished to emulate and re-contextualize the sentiments and sounds of classic 1960’s pop. In particular the aim was to create “honest oldies”, or songs that speak of modern day issues as heard through the monitor of 1960’s production."

This bedroom project progressively strives to be something impossible to categorize. Is it experimental pop?  Is it electronic pop? Is it even pop? Decide for yourself, homie! Listen to "The Way You Look" before you drop in TONIGHT at 7pm!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Releases at OV!

It's that time of week again...come say hi and check out these sweet new releases at OV!

Christopher Owens "Lysandre"

The National "The Virgina EP"(Reissue)

Parquet Courts "Light Up Gold"

Yo La Tengo "Fade"

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tonight 1/13/13: Heroes and Heroines In-Store @ 7pm

Want to know what the hottest ticket in town is tonight? Are you trying to impress that special guy/gal on a date? Is your Sunday night feeling a little lousy? Well boy do we have some good news for you, because local band Heroes and Heroins is going to be cruising through the shop at 7pm and its going to be off the chains son!

The boys from Heroes and Heroins channel "...recent heroes Thee Makeout Party but [reach] back as far as those pre-British Invasion American party poppers the Rivieras," and devoted garage fans are going to love this band that is destined for big things in 2013. They just released a new single this month titled "Wait," a fun little surfy/garage anthem which they recorded at the famous Distillery in Costa Mesa, and we're frothing to hear this bad boy be played tonight.

Take a listen to "Wait" below and boogie on down to OV at 7pm for some awesome tuneage!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

CANCELLED: Tonight 1/12/13: Folk Family Revival In-Store @ 7pm

Sadly, Folk Family Revival had to cancel due to an injury. Hopefully we'll see them next time they're back in town! Safe travels!

Friday, January 11, 2013

OV Presents: 2nd Annual LA Psych Fest on 04/07

Sup homies! Today we received the radical news that we will be presenting the 2nd Annual LA Psych Fest on April 7th at the Bootleg Theater.

Tickets go on sale February 1st and you can buy your pair here.

Stay tuned for more info!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

This Weeks Newest Releases!

The Living Sister's "Run for Cover"

Crystal Castles "III"

Solange "True"

Big Boi "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumours"

Crazy Horse "S/T"

The Casket Lottery "Real Fear"

Record Club Tonight w/ Eleni and Becky of The Living Sisters @ El Prado Bar

Do you like listening to records while you drink? Yeah you do! Thats why you should stroll on down to El Prado tonight for Record Club and party with your favorite record shop!

As usual, we're going to be playing the records of those who have signed up, but we've also got Eleni Mandell and Becky Stark of The Living Sisters coming through to play their new record "Run for Cover." The groups second album "...delves into a handful of favorite songs from the 1950s and '60s pop-country era that’s a big part of the Living Sisters' musical foundation," and we are excited to be spinning it tonight!

Check out the details for Record Club below and take a listen to The Living Sister's cover of Funkadelic's "Can You Get to That" off of "Run for Cover."
Origami Vinyl Presents Record Club LA
Every Tuesday Night at 9pm 'til 1am
@ El Prado 1805 W. Sunset Blvd Across the Street from Origami

Monday, January 7, 2013

Tuesday: Solange's "Truth" Listening Party 8pm!

This Tuesday, Origami gets hot and steamy on Echo Park as we host a listening party for Solange's new album "True" (Terrible Records). The needle drops at 8pm, so come join us for some dreamy R&B, pizza, and drinks.

"True" is the third album from Solange, and in it she has "...concocted a sound that hews closer to late-'80s pop than the '60s Motown, retro tone of her last album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams." For fans of 80's era Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, and Anita Baker, we highly suggest stopping through the shop to get your R&B fix in.

So, if you think you can handle seeing the sexy side of Origami for a night, be here by 8pm for tunes, pizza, and drinks. Take a listen to "Bad Girls" below and get ready for a good time.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tonight 1/5/13: Ash Reiter In-Store @ 7pm

It's 2013 now, and we are stoked to have San Francisco indie pop outfit Ash Reiter as our first in-store of the new year! So put down those holiday leftovers and come down to OV at 7pm for a grand ole time.

Reiter is coming down to Origami fresh off of the release of her second full length album "Hola" (20 Sided Records). This album is a testament to Ash's determination to improve as an artist, as she has "...not only gone the distance to advance her music and perfect the production of her songs, she has also made great strides in the art of crafting a cohesive album."

Give "Ishi" a listen and come down to Origami at 7 tonight so Ash can whisper sweet nothings to you.

Friday, January 4, 2013

OV PRESENTS: FOMO tonight @ 8pm!

Guess what? FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is real and it is awesome! Tonight OV alongside The Echo, Eskuche & present FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out at the Echo AND Echoplex Friday, January 4th at 8pm!!

Come kick the new year off right with 2 levels of entrainment space, 10 of the coolest bands in the area, and an abundance of good vibes and beer! We think these bands are going to blow up in 2013 so come see them for dirt-cheap and party with us!

Bands include:
The Abigails, Beach Party, Cosmonauts, Gothic Tropic, Incan Abraham, James Supercave, Monte Mar, Steffaloo, Tashaki Miyaki, and VUM.

Don't forget to tell yo mama:
Fear Of Missing Out 2013
January 4th 2013
$8  |||  doors at 8pm  |||  18+

'Till we see ya later tonight NOT having fear of missing out at FOMO,  play nice with "Without Your Love" by The Abigails

and "Kill Lloyd Opus" by Gothic Tropic!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

OV PRESENTS: FOMO 1/4/13 at The Echo & Echoplex

It's 2013, and Origami Vinyl along with our friends at The Echo/Echoplex, Eskuche, and are going full steam ahead into the new year as we present "FOMO:Fear Of Missing Out" at the Echo AND Echoplex Friday, January 4th at 8pm!! OV's very own Neil, Sean, Emily, and Alex are going to be DJ'ing in between sets on both floors as well!

All of the bands selected for this show are ones that we think will have breakthrough years in 2013, so come see them for dirt-cheap and party with us! With 2 levels of entrainment space, 10 of the coolest bands in the area, and an abundance of good vibes and beer, how could you say no?

Bands include: The Abigails, Beach Party, Cosmonauts, Gothic Tropic, Incan Abraham, James Supercave, Monte Mar, Steffaloo, Tashaki Miyaki, and VUM. Take a listen to a track from each band below!

Here's what you need to know:
FOMO Fear Of Missing Out 2013 January 4th 2013 $8 ||| doors at 8pm ||| 18+
You can grab your tickets at Origami so you can see all of our pretty faces, or online here.

The Abigails- "Black Hell"
Beach Party- "Christmas in LA"
Cosmonauts- "Dorothy"
Gothic Tropic- "Flesh Dance"
Incan Abraham- "Spring House"
James Supercave- "Georgian Orange"
Monte Mar- "Complicated Number"
Steffaloo- "so i'll go"
Tashaki Miyaki- "i want you" (Troggs cover)
VUM- "Laura Palmer" + "Are You Animal?"