Monday, September 1, 2014

OV WEEKLY: The Return of the Weekly!

FYF was here and then was gone. AND IT WAS AWESOME! We were so happy to see all of your smiling faces at our tent and even happier when we moshed and danced with you all weekend long. It was like Jackie Chan & puppies. Yeah, that's how good it was.

Monday, September 1st
"God Help The Girl OST" Release Party & Signing w/ Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian @ 3PM!

Yes, you read that right! Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian will be in-store at Origami Vinyl TODAY at 3PM doing a signing and soundtrack premiere party for his new film "God Help The Girl"!

In 2009, Belle & Sebastian fans were in a sorry state. Three years past the sublime Dear Catastrophe Waitress and full year before the release of Write About Love, the horizon looked bleak for fans itching for their B&S fix. And then, like manna from heaven, Stuart Murdoch released God Help The Girl. Featuring Stuart penned songs and a cache of supremely talented female leads, God Help The Girl spun songs about female travails amongst the hustle and bustle of an imaginary Glasgow. Sweetly sung and warmly received, God Help The Girl became something more after its successful release, eventually morphing into a feature-length movie musical written, directed, and soundtracked by Stuart himself.

Starring Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray, "God Help The Girl" fleshes out Stuart's 2009 vision into a fully realized coming-of-age story set in "the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow's West End, which is populated by mods, rockers, and emo kids who have no qualms about breaking into song and dance." Visually thrilling with its 60s revival aesthetic and danceable in a way that only Stuart Murdoch can, "God Help The Girl" hits theaters September 5th, but today at Origami, you can get a sneak peek of "God Help The Girl" before anyone else!

Starting at 3PM, we'll premiere the God Help The Girl OST while Stuart hangs out in the shop and signs your LPs! It's gonna be a wonderful afternoon with Stuart and we can't wait to see you there! Wanna make sure you meet Stuart before his time with us is up? We'll be giving all God Help The Girl OST pre-orders front-of-the-line privileges, so make sure you pre-order the LP before we run out!

So. Take a deep breath, look in the mirror, and tell yourself: "Today I'm meeting Stuart Murdoch." And then do it. The fun gets started at 3PM, but you might wanna get here a bit earlier than that!

Tuesday, September 2nd
New Releases Are A Tidal Wave Of Post-FYF Goodness!

We've been holding back. Keeping all the post-FYF goodies on the DL. But tomorrow we're blowing this sucker out with everything we've got since FYF. Ty Segall? Yep. New Pornographers. Oh yeah. Is there more than that? You bet. So get your umbrellas out, cause tomorrow's gonna be a torrent of brand new wax! Check the full list in the morning!

After you've survived our new release storm, you best be bringing that new vinyl down to RCLA to give it a virgin spin! The best place to hear what your local buds are digging, RCLA gives YOU the opportunity to spin your records and even snag a free drink in the process! The fun gets started at 9PM, and tonight is 7" night, so dig out those singles (or very brief punk EPs) and get ready for a night of great music!

Wednesday, September 3rd
Strand of Oaks @ The Echo!

Maybe you've heard of Strand of Oaks. Maybe you've heard their 2014 LP Heal. Or perhaps you discovered Timothy Showalter's hauntingly beautiful brand of singer-songwriter melancholy long before then. Or perhaps you haven't heard a single song from Strand of Oaks. Either way, you need to hear the man live tonight at The Echo. That's all we've got to say. See you there!

Friday, September 5th
The Rentals @ The Fonda!

For some reason, this show doesn't actually seem real. When I first discovered The Rentals in the sad months after I had fully digested Weezer's early output, it was a sign that maybe everything would be ok. Return of The Rentals was always one of those holy grail albums, and I was fully content to listen to "Friends Of P" for the millionth time. And then, out of nowhere The Rentals actually returned! Now touring in support of their newest album Lost In Alphaville, we are wayyy too excited for this show tonight at the Fonda!

That's all for this week! Enjoy every moment of it! And keep your eyes peeled on our blog, Facebook & Twitter.

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