As part of a new OV marketing program, each new LP purchase includes a dozen roses. Or maybe just a couple petals. We'll see. Anyways, you know what's better than a dozen roses? OV Weekly that's what!
Monday, August 11th
Courtney Barnett In-Store! Tete @ The Echo!
This is gonna be good. After charming our socks off at RCLA a few months ago, Courtney Barnett is BACK and ready to blow us all away with a killer in-store tonight at 6PM! Since starting her own music label, Milk Records, and releasing her acclaimed album, The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, Barnett has been gaining popularity and critical praise everywhere she goes with her unique style of slack-jawed indie rock. With word, longwinded lyrics reminiscent of Bob Dylan but sung in a "lazy-Tuesday-Australian-drawl" Barnett manages to highlight everyday struggles effectively and creatively, making relatable and humorous songs that are also painfully catchy. We've been huge fans for a while now and can't wait to share an awesome night of music with you starting at 6PM!
After Courtney's awesome set, join us at The Echo for another edition of their Monday Night Residency with Tete!
Making sure your summer keeps on rocking, The Echo have recruited local shoegazers Tete to cleanse you weekly from the grime of hot August days. Self-described as a "cult memory of My Bloody Valentine," Tete mix drone, shoegaze, metal and a taste for gummy worms into a sonic infiltration unit whose only goal is to blow you away. It's a beautiful noise when it all comes together and we hope we can see y'all there every Monday this summer! The guitars start wailing at 9PM, so make sure you aren't late!
Tuesday, August 12th
New Releases Should Never Be Enjoyed In Moderation! RCLA!
This week on the new release front we've got quite the spread going for ya. Headlined by a tasty looking box set from Lucero, this week's LPs also include Chris Staples, Saint Pepsi and some sexy reissues we'll keep a secret for now. Peep the blog in the AM for the full list!
Record Club is back again homies. As usual, bring you LPs to play and receive drinks to loosen up those dancin' feet. It's an alchemical equation for a perfect night out! Lately, we've been trying to make loose themes for you smart ones, but only if you're up for the challenge. We've also got tons of tickets to give away all summer courtesy of Goldenvoice. Check our social media on Tuesday for the latest updates. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, August 13th
Let Us Pause And Remember The Importance Of Trombones And Cows!
(Yes we know this video is hardly hot news, but this is big.)
Thursday, August 14th
Benjamin Booker S/T Album Release Party!
Come on down tonight at 7PM for a premiere party for Benjamin Booker's self titled debut album!
Hailing from the great city of New Orleans, Benjamin Booker is an up-and-coming artist that you don't want to miss out on. Like, for real. With his own brand of growling, high energy NOLA rock, Booker knows how to kick some serious butt. Currently on tour supporting his debut album, we're so stoked to bringing you his album right as it hits the presses! To make things even sweeter, we will have pizza and beverages for your enjoyment as well, and who doesn't love free pizza and drinks?! If you can't wait for Thursday, preorder Booker's new album in the shop or in our online store HERE and receive a limited edition red 7'' as well!
Friday, August 15th
OV Presents Black Kids + Torches @ Bootleg Theatre!
In celebration of Friday, OV has got your concert fix all hot 'n' ready (Little Caesar's style) with Black Kids & Torches tonight at the Bootleg Theatre! Check the press release below and then come dance with us ASAP. Preferably double-fisting some $5 pizzas.
"There are many reasons to put a band together; Black Kids have one of their own. Ask Reggie Youngblood, Black Kids co founder, what drives this much talked about group and he replies. “Our goal is to create music that would incite one to dance and to cry.” On their much-anticipated Columbia Records debut Partie Traumatic, Black Kids -- Ali Youngblood (vocals/keys), Dawn Watley (keys/vocals), Owen Holmes (bass), Kevin Snow (drums) and Reggie (vocals/guitar) hit that goal dead on. Produced by ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, Partie Traumatic is an infectious fusion of heart and hips; ten songs as energetic and pop injected as they are emotional and reflective; albeit with a knowing if not sardonic twist. "
Before you get your feet twitching to Black Kids, make sure you get some sweat out for LA locals Torches!
"Torches are an indie rock group tied together by a shared nostalgia from the music of their youth and dreams for the future. They have been making their mark in the LA music scene with their dark, indie/rock – filled with lush guitars, infectious harmonies, and pounding, tribal drums. After releasing the If The People Stare EP in May of 2013, the group headlined a SOLD OUT residency at The Echo. They garnered the attention of KROQ, Alt 98.7 FM, KCRW, LA Weekly, FILTER Magazine and shared the stage with bands such as Wild Nothing, Atlas Genius, The Drums, Maps & Atlases and more."
Saturday, August 16th
ECHO PARK RISING DUH!
Keep your eyes peeled for some OV knowledge on the EPR front. Cause it's gonna be good. Stay tuned..
Now that we've planned your week, please make sure to spay, neuter and shower your pets with flowers.