So it's almost March, which has us thinking that Spring is here. But we might be way off base on that. We're just looking forward to the plethora of Spring-related puns we can make! While we try and figure out a way to use "bloom," "spring" and "flowering" in every blog post for the next few months, why not take a peek at this week's party at Origami!
Where Have All The Residencies Gone?
Because it's the last week of the month, that means that tonight is the last night for The Echo's wonderful set of February residencies!
After presenting last week's Kan Wakan set at the The Echo, OV highly recommends you check out their last night at The Echo before you have to pony up to see this awesome group. Last November we were very fortunate to have them perform an intimate set in the loft and they also rocked our socks off at FOMO Fest earlier this year. Tonight's opening act is another OV fave, Big Black Delta, and we're sure the "special guest" is going to be well worth your attendance. So lose those Monday blues and get down to The Echo tonight at 7:30PM!
Finally, The Echo's monthly residents Kera & The Lesbians will be jamming away in the Echo tonight at 9PM! Another FOMO Fest vet, Kera & co. are going places soon, and with the release of their latest album Year 23 (Lolipop Records), the band's riding a wave of good vibes. If you want a sneak peek at tonight's show, check out single "Snakes" below!
Tuesday, February 25th
James Supercave EP Premiere Party @ Record Club!
It's Tuesday, and that means your weekly installment of Record Club is just around the corner! While the party gets going at 9PM as always, this week we're going to be having a special appearance from L.A locals James Supercave! Straight out of Echo Park, this art-rock quintet has been getting plenty of buzz around L.A for their exhilarating live shows, garnering a coveted opening slot on Superhumanoids' west coast tour. Now back home, they'll be stopping by Record Club at 10:30PM to spin their newest EP The Afternoon live in El Prado and we're totally stoked to hear the band's first physical release! To give us a sneak preview of what The Afternoon will entail, the band recently released their first single, "The Right Thing" and it's full of fresh ideas and beautiful vocals. Give it a listen below and we'll see you tonight at 9PM!
Wednesday, February 26th
Don't Worry, We Didn't Forget New Releases!
In all our excitement about Tuesday's Record Club, I bet you thought we forgot about this week's new releases, didn't you? Well we didn't, and this week is a doozy. First off, we're sure you know that both Beck's Morning Phase and St. Vincent's S/T come out today, and we're sure you're salivating over the thought. We have too, and we've been looking forward to grabbing these two records for months. We'll have both in-store, but you might wanna get here early, as they're sure to sell out quick!
If you're looking for something different, OV's been digging a new punk compilation that we just got from Soul Jazz Records tracing the rise UK punk in the late 70s and it's morphing into 80s British post-punk. It's got a bunch of underground gems and is the perfect release for the neophyte or the crate digging expert. Come on in and grab it, or check it out in our online shop!
Thursday, February 27th
Dr. Dog @ The Wiltern! We've Got Tickets!
While the shop's taking a break this Thursday, tonight at the Wiltern, Dr. Dog will be grooving all night long, and we want you to go! We just got in a rare test-pressing of their newest album B-Room, and with your purchase, a pair of tickets to their show at the Wiltern can be yours! That means with one purchase, you can take Dr. Dog home and go out to see them! The record is available to purchase in-store or on our online shop.
Friday, February 28th
Matt Van Winkle In-Store!
Tonight we have the Matt Van Winkle Band performing in our loft at 7PM! Los Angeles natives (Topanga to be exact), Matt Van Winkle & his band have been making music on and off since 2006. His newest album, Sunshine National Dust, sees Matt & co. exploring new intricacies of their warm, emotive sound alongside lyrics of home, love and vulnerability. We're all about loving you and loving music, so come on down tonight at 7 and join us for an awesome time! In the meantime, give a listen to Sunshine National Dust single "I Know My Way From Here" below!
Saturday, March 1st
Drive By Truckers Album Premiere Party! OV Presents Gothic Tropic @ The Mine DTLA!
This Saturday's a good one, as OV's got awesome things going on in-store and beyond! First off, at 7PM, we're gonna be premiering Drive By Truckers' newest record English Oceans (ATO Records) before its release next Tuesday! Now the 12th release by these Georgia natives, English Oceans an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders. Running the gamut from "chainsaw rock 'n' roll to very delicate, pretty-sounding stuff," English Oceans looks poised to further the band's already stellar recording history, and we couldn't be more thrilled to spin it for you before its release! The party starts at 7PM, so you better schedule that afternoon nap early!
After our DBT in-store, join us at The Mine in DTLA for a sure-to-be-awesome set from OV faves Gothic Tropic! We've been eagerly anticipating this Echo Park band to release something since their Awesome Problems EP in 2011, and thankfully they'll be dropping us some new music tonight! Alongside the release of their newest single, the band will also be premiering their latest music video and have brought a bevy of awesome L.A bands to celebrate with them. Featuring Twin Steps, So Many Wizards and HOTT MT, tonight's show at the Mine is gonna be rump-shaking all night long! We're ready to groove, and hope you join us on the dancefloor! Check the poster for deets below!
Sunday, March 2nd
Angel Olsen @ The Echoplex!
To round out your week, we suggest a healthy dose of Angel Olsen tonight at the Echoplex! Her newest album Build Your Fire For No Witness has been blowing up as of late, and tonight's show at the Echoplex might be your last opportunity to see this singer-songwriter in the intimate spaces her music thrives in. If you haven't heard Angel before, give a listen to her latest single "Hi-Five" below and catch her tonight at the Echoplex!
Giveaways This Week!
Dr. Dog @ The Wiltern 2/27 - 1 pair w/ purchase of B-Room test press!
Keep an eye on our Twitter/Facebook for future giveaways!
Now that we've planned your week, we hope you hop on down to the store this week! (I've been waiting to use that pun all post).