First thing's first: it's February? But uh, we're still forgetting to put 2014 on the date.. Well at least there's some amazing things going on at OV to make up for our what-year-is-it forgetfulness!
Monday, February 3rd (that's today!)
Future Islands @ CFAER! Kera & The Lesbians @ The Echo!
Along with FYF, OV is proud to present Future Islands at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock! Having just announced their signing to 4AD, we're stoked to hear what Future Islands has up their sleeves for their new album, Singles, out March 24, 2014.
If you are one those fortunate souls that snagged a ticket before the show sold out, Emily's DJing between sets, making sure you're properly fed on good music before Future Islands takes the stage. As always, she puts the best songs on when she's got an ample supply of high fives, so show her some love!
If you aren't able to make it to Future Islands, Kera & The Lesbians' residency at The Echo starts tonight! If you caught their set at OV's FOMO Fest earlier this year, you know they're going places soon, so make sure you stop by The Echo any Monday this month. While all of their sets are gonna be spectacular, tonight's show is especially special as Kera & co. will be celebrating the cassette release of their newest album Year 23 out on Lolipop Records! The first 20 hombres in line will get a free cassette and the rest will be sold inside - make sure you grab one, only 100 cassettes are coming out! In the meantime, check out single "Snakes" below!
Tuesday, February 4th
Juan Wauters - NAP North American Poetry hits OV! Belle Brigade @ The Echo + El Prado After Party!
For the past few months, Christine and Emily have been pushing this 7" of the song, "Sanity" by The Beets frontman, Juan Wauters. He is finally releasing his full length solo album, NAP North American Poetry on Captured Tracks tomorrow Feb 4! We think it's so important that you get this record that we're offering a pre-order that comes with a signed poster. Juan is signing these exclusively for us and each one has a different message.. they're pretty sweet if you ask us. You can pick it up here. In the meantime, check out the single, Water.
Also on tap for Tuesday: OV Presents The Belle Brigade at The Echo! It's gonna be a great time and tickets are FREE, so there's no excuse to miss this awesome show! Before the show, The Belle Brigade will be stopping by Record Club at El Prado to DJ some tunes and start the night with a bang! The Belle Brigade’s self-titled debut (co-produced with Matthew Wilder) was hailed as one of the best albums of 2011 by PASTE, and their new album, Just Because will be released by ATO Records on March 25th, 2014. From the sound of Just Because's first single, "Ashes," The Belle Brigade are back better than ever and will put on one heck of a show. Grab a free download of "Ashes" below and we'll see you there!
Wednesday, February 5th
Emily plays Lo-Fang's Blue Film all day long!
12PM: OV opens - Emily spins around in her chair once and hits play on Blue Film.
2PM: Emily refuses to turn down "Look Away" while talking to Neil. Spins once in chair again.
3PM: Frank Ocean detour. Emily remembers how awesome 2012 was and is momentarily lost in thought.
4PM: Emily moves to Blood Orange. Somewhere along the line her head bobs. So does Neil's.
6PM: Emily remembers that she hasn't listened to Lo-Fang since 2PM. She quickly rectifies the situation.
7PM: Emily makes a joke about "#88" plays. Chuckles about it the whole way home.
Friday, February 7th
The James Apollo Five In-Store!
Touring in support of their newest album, Little War, Little Less, The James Apollo Five will be in to spin their intoxicating web of forgotten country and blues sounds. It's gonna be a memorable night for sure and starts right at 7PM! Check out lead single "Blessed Or Bust" below!
Saturday, February 8th
Austin Leonard Jones In-Store!
Ostensibly a country/folk artist, Austin Leonard Jones's music contains the ghosts of Daniel Johnston and Harry Nilsson, but he mixes those sounds with tropicana beats and synth squiggles at every turn, creating a heady mix of sounds that floats by much easier than it should. We're gonna spend the evening trying to figure out exactly what he sounds like, and would really appreciate your help. Show starts at 7PM!
Giveaways This Week!
Shearwater @ Echo 2/7 - 2 pairs
Pack AD @ Satellite 2/7 - 1 pair
Keep an eye on our Twitter/Facebook to find out how to win!
Now that we've planned your week, we hope to see you out there! If anything, it'll help you get over that snoozer of a Super Bowl!