Monday, July 21, 2014

OV WEEKLY: Holy Cow! There's so much happening this week!

Holy Cow!!!! There's so much going on this week I don't even know where to begin. (Keep your eyes peeled for a ticket giveaway somewhere in this post!)

Monday, July 21st
LA Font Residency @ The Satellite!

We love LA bands! We love garage rock! So naturally we're into local band LA Font. Lucky for us, The Satellite just enlisted them for a residency to close out July! With anthem-like songs and raw energy LA Font is sure to kick start your week and give you a reason to be excited about your Monday. Weather you in the mood to just chill and listen to some live music at an awesome LA spot, or rock out with these local heroes, mosey on down to The Satellite for a guaranteed good time. Check out their song "Motor Rally" below!

Corners Residency @ The Echo!

Now that all that nasty June Gloom has passed, it's high time July kicked into full gear! To help get the summer going, The Echo has recruited L.A locals Corners to get your beach towel out and get them beach-punk feet moving! Lolipoppers and garage maniacs through and through, Corners bring, raw licks, lo-fi production and general troublemaking with each hi-hat smash and wall of reverb. It's perfect for some sweaty July nights and we hope to catch you in the fray every Monday night! See you soon!

Tuesday, July 22nd
Eric D. Johnson at Record Club!

Tuesday night at Record Club we're going to have special guest Eric D. Johnson (frontman of The Fruit Bats and The Shins collaborator), who will be hanging out with us and premiering his new album, which won't be released until August 5th! What's more exciting than an exclusive sneak peek?! Not only are we going to be listening to the new album, but you're also going to have a chance to purchase it before its released! And there's more (It just keeps getting better and better)... If you purchase the album we'll also buy you a drink as a thank you! Check out his song "Lose It All, All The Time" from his new album EDJ below. The tunes start at 9PM at El Prado. See you there...

Thursday, July 24th
Des Ark in-store show!

All the way from our nations capital, Washington DC based band Des Ark began over ten years ago as a "queercore" duo led by singer/songwriter Aimee Collet Argote. Since it's creation the band has seen different personnel, but has always been led by the powerful front-woman Argote. Her songs have a "quiet power" so to speak. Without excessive use of distortion and noise, Argote is able to captivate with her confidence and energy, and has the capability to move listeners with her honest and bold lyrics. Anything but shy, Des Ark is sure to be an awesome time so don't miss this one!

White Fence @ the Echo!

Join White Fence for a two-night stint at The Echo thursday and friday nights! Another awesome LA band, the guys of White Fence are no strangers to performing in the Echo Park area. Having lived in the area for 4 1/2 years, frontman Tim Presley has been working non-stop on perfecting the astral, psych-pop sounds that we all know and love from the group. They seriously kick butt, and if you can't make it Thursday... that's fine because they're playing Friday too! Don't miss it.

Friday, July 25th
Joyce Manor @ The Fonda!

We've been talking a lot about Joyce Manor this last week here at OV since they came into the shop armed with donuts and their new album. This Friday they're headlining at The Fonda, and it's going to be epic!  Their new album Never Hungover Again falls on the pop side of punk, and intentionally so. According to an interview with guitarist/vocalist Barry Johnson, Joyce Manor has been in a perennial dialectic struggle between their pop-punk and hardcore sensibilities. Johnson claims, "The first thing we did was pop-punk wanting to be hardcore, and we succeeded. That gave us the confidence to focus on more pop stuff, which we wouldn't have had the confidence to do before..." And confidence is exactly what the band (Johnson particularly) need when writing and developing the album's more personal content - a task that the band's pop influences take care of. According to Johnson, the genre of "hardcore" displays its limitations when it comes to communication. In his words, "you just need something that communicates complicated emotion and melody can do that." That being said, there are many a moment in this record where Johnson's hardcore vocals certainly take control.

Spencer Owen Timeshare in-store performance!

Owen spent his first nine years of semi-professional musicianship as a solo artist, playing his heart out to his own musical beats and backings provided via iPod, fondly dubbed, “the Karaoke Machine.” The addition of a band certainly works in his favor. The bass is particularly fat throughout his newest record, Blue Circle (see, “It Work” and the reggae influenced “Factory Message”) and the drum-tracks, whether canned or live, hold it all down pat (“Thomas Curse”).

Saturday + Sunday July 26th-27th

Did someone say sale? YES! We did! That means 10% off in-store and online purchases. All in-store purchases will come with super special prizes. We're going to have a bunch of free stuff with purchases from tickets, to posters, to vinyl! You won't want to miss out. Seriously.

Say Anything w/ Front Bottoms and So So Glos @ The Fonda - Send an email at highfive@origamiorigami with you're favorite super kewt internet kitty for a chance to win tickets!

What a week... Now that you know all the good stuff happening, plan accordingly!

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