Monday, October 13, 2014

OV WEEKLY: Get Those Pumpkins Ready!

October continues. So do the parade of stupidly adorable Halloween puppy gifs. We truly live in a golden age when the above can be distributed to every corner of the globe.

Monday, October 13th
Dream Boys Monday Night Residency @ The Echo!

Independent music from the west coast of Scotland has always had a kinship with psychedelic pop music from the west coast of America. Orange Juice loved The Byrds, Teenage Fanclub wanted to be in Buffalo Springfield, the Pastels adored the Electric Prunes. Dream Boys are a modern day trans atlantic love affair realized. Consisting of 3 Americans and 1 Scotsman, their songs have the spirit of postcard records filtered through the rural haze of the paisley underground. Their songs float around the notion of time and space, love and heartbreak, the highs and lows with a range of emotion and introspection. One can’t imagine these songs coming from any other band or from any other time other than now. These songs are psychedelic in the truest sense, a californian sun rises on a Glasgow street, rain fall during an indian summer, Dream Boys’ music lies somewhere in between this musical dream, in love with pop music with a sincerity unmatched.

Tuesday, October 14th
New Releases Will Scare Away Those Pesky Monsters! RCLA!

Our new release bin is overflowing this week as records big and small come through the shop! This week is headlined by the new Foxygen record, Pharmakon's newest creepy cover, and a gorgeous box set from Unwound. There's more to be had, but to grab 'em you'll have to check the blog in the morning for full deets!

After you've survived our new release storm, you best be bringing that new vinyl down to RCLA at El Prado 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, so dig out those LPs and get ready for a night of great music!

Wednesday, October 15th
The Continuation Of Something Spooky!

Oh yes. It's still October. Which means something spooky is still on it's way.. What is it you ask? OV's 31 nights of terror! AKA 31 nights of super spooky LPs! So far we've covered everything from Roky Erickson to the Donnie Darko OST and have plenty more coming! Keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram for this week's picks and check our list-so-far below!

V/A - Ghostbusters II OST
V/A - The Thing From The Crypt (I Nearly Died Laughing)
V/A - Seven Skeletons Found In A Yard
Michael Andrews - Donnie Darko OST
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field
Franco Micalizzi - The Visitor OST
Roky Erickson - The Evil One
Goblin - Tenebre OST

Thursday, October 16th
Mutual Benefit @ The Echo!

After a captivating performance at CFAER, Mutual Benefit returns to L.A tonight at the Echo! Touring in support of their excellent 2013 LP Love's Crushing Diamond and their newly reissued EP The Cowboy's Prayer, Mutual Benefit is ready to take L.A once again! Catapulted to stardom after a unexpected BNM from Pitchfork, Mutual Benefit's widescreen orchestral folk locates the grandiose in the minuscule, equal parts Andrew Bird and Sufjan Stevens. Love's Crushing Diamond was one of OV faves in 2013 and we can't wait to see Mutual Benefit tonight at the Echo! See you there!

Friday, October 17th
Polica @ The Roxy!

Rounding out your workweek, Polica takes the stage at The Roxy in support of their excellent 2013 album Shulamith. Reworking their art-rock R&B to more experimental ends, Shulamith opened up Polica to their fullest potential, as evidenced by the strength of their most recent tour. Busting out in a big way, Polica are poised to take the next step tonight at The Roxy, and you bet we're gonna be there in support! The show gets started at 8PM!

Saturday, October 18th
Girl Tears & Corey + The Castaways @ 6PM!

Looking to get wild? Then OV's your stop tonight at 6PM when Girl Tears take over the loft with Corey + The Castaways! Disciples to the holy temple of the 1:00 punk song, Girl Tears mix razor-sharp guitars with surprising harmony, crafting fast and catchy songs like nobody's business. These L.A locals have been churning around the scene for the better part of a year, and with the release of their new album Tension, Girl Tears are looking to move into the big time. We love their 70s/80s punk influences and can't wait to see them tear up the loft tonight at 6! Supporting Girl Tears, Corey of Terry Malts returns to the OV loft to lay down his catchy drone-y surf rock. We loved this homie last time he played and are excited to see what his Castaways add to the mix. Touring in support of his newest single, "Down Again" come check out Corey and Girl Tears tonight at OV! See you soon!

Keep an eye on our Twitter/Facebook for future giveaways!

Now that we've planned your week, you better be putting the finishing touches on the OV jack-o-lantern we've always wanted..

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