In case you didn't know, OV's 5-year birthday is this week. Which means everyone at the shop is frantically trying to figure out what you buy a 5 year old. Seriously we have no idea. We do have the party nailed down though, and you better be there!
Monday, March 31st (that's today!)
Kaiser Chiefs Album Premiere Party! OV Presents Moses Sumney @ The Bootleg!
Tonight at 6PM we're keeping the hits coming with another premiere party! Tonight's edition features the new Kaiser Chiefs album Education, Education, Education & War out on ATO Records! Now six records in, Kaiser Chiefs might seem like a band easing into a middle age groove, but this Leeds quintet has never been content with the status quo. Exploring new thematic and sonic environments as only Kaiser Chiefs can do, Education, Education, Education & War cements their ever-present innovative spirit. We're super stoked to be premiering the album before its release and hope you can come join us for some awesome new music!
Next up, Origami is super-stoked to be presenting rising L.A singer-songwriter Moses Sumney's LAST SET at the Bootleg Theatre tonight at 9PM! A UCLA alum, Moses' craft is a intoxicating mix of soul and folk arranged around liquid guitar lines and unique looped arrangements. Popping up as a special guest for many soon-to-be-big bands, Moses has been receiving glowing reviews across the board without a single physical release to his name, and looks to be moving up in the L.A music world. With talent to spare, Moses' residency at the Bootleg is sure to be a breakout success and we look forward to seeing him and you there one last time! Give a listen to a live performance of "Replaceable" and we'll see you tonight!
Tuesday, April 1st
New Releases Make The World Go 'Round! 45 Night @ Record Club!
March madness continues with the new releases and this week we've got two heavy-hitters coming in the shop -- Mac DeMarco's Salad Days and Cloud Nothing's Here And Nowhere Else! Both albums are already getting awesome press and look to be heavy sellers, so you better get down to the shop as soon as you can Tuesday to secure your copy! Also, if you missed either the Manchester Orchestra or Kaiser Chiefs Premiere Party, we've still got their records in the shop for you aural pleasure!
And as always, Record Club returns at El Prado tonight at 9PM! Because it's the first Record Club of the month, that means we'll be spinning your favorite 45s all night! To make the deal even sweeter, our friends in Saintseneca will be stopping by to hang out and spin some records of their own. It's gonna be a damn good time!
Wednesday, April 2nd
Last Chance to Snag OV 5 Year Party Tickets!
Tomorrow night is going to be absolutely killer. OV is gonna be 5 years old, and like any 5 year old, we're gonna celebrate by dancing until we pass out. The lineup is absolutely stacked and we really hope you can make it to celebrate half a decade with us! We're gonna be absolutely giddy in the shop all day, so come witness our silliest happy faces and snag a ticket before the show sells out!
Thursday, April 3rd
OV IS FIVE! OV IS FIVE! WHEE!
Neil has written a novel about this day in our 5 year zine that'll be at tonight's show, but here's a sneak peek:
"To All My High Fivers Out There! Unreal to think this shop has lasted 5 years come April 3rd! Honestly, I never thought we’d get here. Not because I didn’t believe in what we were doing, it was just that doing anything for 5 years seemed nearly impossible to me. I’ve never done anything for that long. What started out of some high school dream, that became more of a distant fantasy throughout my 20’s, and was born out of desperation, a need of change, and some wild serendipity, turned into the foundation of what Origami is today.
Once the doors opened on April 3rd, 2009, reality sank in. In less than 5 months me and some friends were able to build the shop and stock it with music. Then you guys started coming and helping us to evolve and grow it into what it is today, 5 years later. I am so grateful to all of you for helping me realize my dream. Thank you! So enough with the sappy stuff. LET’S PARTY! HIGH FIVE!"
Seriously, tonight is gonna be awesome, and we would love to see you all there. Check out the poster below and clear out your calendar for a night of pure OV awesome-sauce. See you there!
OV doesn't stop, even for a 5 year anniversary, so tonight we're gonna have L.A-locals Heathers up in our loft at 7PM! Self-described as "miserablist guitar-pop," this trio mixes jangly guitars and fuzzed out pedal-rock to create sickly sweet pop tunes that'll have you reaching for both your anorak and your scuffed up Docs. Their newest single "Fear" just came out a few weeks ago and is an absolute gem that we can't wait to see them perform it in our loft. Along with everything else they've made. We see big things for these dudes, so it'd be a good idea to come see them tonight at 7PM!
Saturday, April 5th
The Lures In-Store!
Tonight at 7PM, we've got Washington group The Lures up in our loft! This Washington group blends surf rock, garage rock, and elements of 60's psychedelic rock to make their own unique and awesome sound. Their latest single, "22nd", takes the band in a slightly different direction with a 10 minute piece, combines elements of post-rock and soft, chant-like vocals. Whatever their sound, we stoked to have them perform their chill surf tunes and and catchy guitar riffs all night long. So come on down to OV tonight give these guys a warm Southern Californian welcome!
Now that we've planned your week, we can't wait to PARTY WITH YOU!!!!