Monday, April 14, 2014

OV WEEKLY: The Calm Before RSD

This week at OV come check us out centering our chakras and getting our feng shui absolutely perfect for Record Store Day this Saturday! In case you didn't know, we reach karmic balance through high fives, so help us out.

Monday, April 14th (that's today!)
Mystic Braves Residency @ The Echo!

Tonight Echo Park faves and OV alums Mystic Braves take the stage with their patented blend of garage and psych rock! Formerly known as Blackfeet Braves, these guys have been gaining recognition within LA over the last couple years, and for good reason. The Braves craft groovy, psychedelic jams that tunnel right to pleasure centers in both your brain and your feet. Their 2013 self-titled album was one of our favorite local records of the year and we are super stoked for their newest record Desert Island which comes out later this month! So stop on by The Echo tonight at 8:30 for a kickass night of music courtesy of Mystic Braves. See you there!

Tuesday, April 15th
Courtney Barnett Double EP Release Party @ Record Club!

Tonight we've got a super special edition of Record Club coming your way courtesy of Courtney Barnett! As part of the release of her newest double EP A Sea Of Split Peas on Mom + Pop, Courtney will be stopping by Record Club to hang and spin her newest record with us!

After years toiling away as a guitarist in other-people’s bands, Courtney Barnett finally gained the courage to step out as a solo artist less than two years ago. Quickly garnering rave reviews for her first two EPs, Courtney released both EPs as A Sea Of Split Peas abroad earlier this year and now the time has come for the U.S release via Mom + Pop! We've been itching to get out hands on A Sea Of Split Peas ever since it first graced our ears and absolutely can't wait to hear it at Record Club tonight!

Alongside spinning A Sea Of Split Peas, we'll also have the record on sale and the first 30 purchases will score you a FREE DRINK! So come on down, hang with Courtney, throw us a couple high fives, and get an awesome peek into the world of Courtney Barnett!

Wednesday, April 16th
Just say NO To New Releases!

We've really only got one thing on our mind for new releases this week and that's the brand new pressing of NO's newest album El Prado! We've been giddy with excitement ever since El Prado came out earlier this year, but now that we can finally get our hands on the band's newest physical release we are over the moon. We expect this baby to roll out of the shop quick so you better come by and pick it up before we can say no to you!

Thursday, April 17th
Future Islands + OV Emily @ Pappy & Harriet's!

Just like last week, if you're looking to rock out with OV, look no further than tonight's Future Islands show at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown! Fresh off of the release of their latest album Singles, Future Islands has been blowing up all over the place and we couldn't be happier with their success. We've been all over these dudes since day one and have been looking forward to this show all month. To make things even better, Em will be rocking the tables between sets and will keep you feet tapping all night long! See you there!

Friday, April 18th
A RSD Checklist Just For You!

These are the essentials people:

1. A highlighted list of our RSD releases (coming soon!)
2. A Sharpie to cross out your pickups -- so satisfying.
3. Elbow pads just in case someone tries to get at your crate
4. An extra pair of socks
5. A record tote for your haul
6. Layers because L.A weather is stupid sometimes
7. Water, duh
8. Sturdy palms for all those OV high fives!

Saturday, April 19th
Record Store Day Is Here!

Where do we even begin? Today is gonna be absolutely crazy so we're just gonna get right down to it and break down today's awesomeness.

Pink Mountaintops @ 8pm
We are beyond excited to welcome Pink Mountaintops in for an acoustic performance. Stephen McBean, who is part of Black Mountain, moved down to Echo Park a couple of years ago and has become a good friend of the shop. This is an in-store we’ve been working on for quite some time and are stoked to finally have it come together. His new album, “Get Back”, comes out on April 29th on Jagjaguwar and this will be the first show for that release. Listen to “North Hollywood Microwaves” (which features Annie Hardy of Giant Drag) off the new album below!

Juan Wauters @ 7pm
Juan Wauters, whom you may also know from the garage-folk band The Beets, recently released his debut solo album, “North American Poetry” on Captured Tracks and we’ve been rocking it hard. This in-store is bound to make Emily and Christine go googoo gaga all night long! Check out the incredible song “Sanity” below!

DJ Sets!
We will have 1 hour DJ sets from these awesome peeps in the DJ community 8am - 5pm!
- Rodrigo Amarante
- Anne Litt (KCRW)
- Mukta Mohan (KXLU)
- Kat Corbett (KROQ)
- Mike Clemenza (Blah Blah Blah Science)
- DJ Soft Touch aka Clifton James Weaver III (Funky Sole)
+ More to be announced!

Here are the ~official~ deets for our RSD shenanigans!

Record Store Day :: Saturday, April 19th :: 8am - 10pm
- OV will open at 8am
- The FIRST customer in line gets to shop OV all by themselves for 5 minutes.
- After that, we will let customers in 10 at a time to ensure we have an easy-going and laid-back shopping experience.
- Each customer is allowed 1 copy per item.

Now that we've planned your week, we hope to see you bright and early on Record Store Day and every other day this week!

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