Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Liturgy - The Ark Work | Ltd. Edition Colored Vinyl
Jeff The Brotherhood - Wasted On The Dream
Girlpool - Chinatown | 7"
Faith No More - Superhero | 7"
The Go! Team - The Scene Between | Ltd. Edition Pink Vinyl
LoneLady - Hinterland
Mark Kozelek - Live At Biko
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders - Playmates
Brothers Born - Knife Wounds
Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-IV | Box Set
Common - Like Water For Chocolate (Reissue)
James - Laid (Reissue)
J.J. Johnson - Willie Dynamite OST
Vetiver - Complete Strangers
Mini Mansions - The Great Pretenders
Thursday - Waiting | 15th Anniversary Edition
Laura Marling - Short Movie
Mystery Skulls - Forever
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Freedom Towers
Christian Death - Catastrophe Ballet | 30th Anniversary Edition
Christian Death - Ashes | 30th Anniversary Edition
The Myrrors - Arena Negra
The Black Ryder - The Door Behind The Door
Evans The Death - Expect Delays
The Notations - Still Here 1967-1973
Connie Converse - How Sad, How Lovely
Inventions - Maze Of Woods
Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture
Lilacs & Champagne - Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh
Sur Une Plage - Legerdemain
Pine Hill Haints - The Magik Sounds Of…
Nic Hessler - Soft Connections
Rabit - Baptizm | 12”

New Editions & Restocks
Emma Ruth Rundle - Some Heavy Ocean
Thin Lizzy - Nightlife (Reissue)
Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox (Reissue)
Thin Lizzy - Shades Of A Blue Orphanage (Reissue)
Thin Lizzy - S/T (Reissue)
Thin Lizzy - Fighting (Reissue)
Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation (Reissue)
Thin Lizzy - Vagabonds Of The Western World (Reissue)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (Reissue)
The Who - Who’s Next (Reissue)
The Who - The Who Sell Out (Reissue)
The Who - My Generation (Reissue)
The Who - A Quick One (Reissue)
The Who - By The Numbers (Reissue)
The Who - Who Are You (Reissue)
The Who - Face Dances (Reissue)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Last Ex - S/T
Holograms - S/T
Perfect Pussy - I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling | EP 
Tycho - Awake
Foxygen - ...And Star Power 
Unwound - Rat Conspiracy | Box Set
Unwound - No Energy | Box Set
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
John Carpenter - Lost Themes 
The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth
The Strokes - Is This It?
The Strokes - Room On Fire
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (Reissue)
Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess
Patti Smith - Horses (Reissue)
Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power (Reissue)
The Clash - Combat Rock
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
The Clash - S/T (Reissue)
Outkast - Stankonia
Outkast - ATLiens
A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes, and Life
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
A Tribe Called Quest - The Anthology
Haim - Days Are Gone
Jeff Buckley - Grace (Reissue)
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About (Reissue)
Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room
Leonard Cohen - New Skin For The Old Ceremony
Otis Redding - Dictionary Of Soul
Otis Redding - The Soul Album
Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
Sturgill Simpson - High Top Mountain
Twin Shadow - Forget
Frankie Rose - Interstellar
Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister
Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
The Antlers - Burst Apart
The Drums - Portamento
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
The Raveonettes - Observator
Weekend - Jinx

Monday, March 23, 2015

OV Weekly 3/23: Who says Spring Break is only for College Kids?

It's not just the first full week of spring, IT'S SPRING BREAK!! Which means it's time to see sick concerts EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! As swarms college students descend on LA (which, by the way, made the top ten list for Spring Break destinations) the traffic will be worse, but the events will be nothing short of epic!

This week, we have a list of events that starts strong and ends with a bang. SO if you are looking for the best way to spend your Spring Break, or for just a way to unwind after your long day of real-world jobs, we have the inside scoop.

Matthew E. White with Wilsen at The Echo

Our neighbors at The Echo are throwing a sick party with a live band this Tuesday. White's blossoming solo career went from zero to sixty in what seems like 3 seconds flat. He has spent the last year touring all over Europe and the U.S, playing festivals like Glastonbury and Primavera, and in the end worked himself to shingles. White's second album Fresh Blood was released on March 15th, which makes it almost as fresh as it gets. His sound is comfortable and fraught, troubling and delightful all at the same time. White has definitely avoided the sophomore slump, and his new album is the perfect sound track to those long restless insomnia-filled nights we all have, but thanks to White, at OV we are hoping those restless nights come along more often just so we have an even better excuse to listen to Fresh Blood on repeat.

Check out Matthew E. White with the fragile and seductive sounds of Wilsen Tuesday at 8:30pm.

Lust for Youth and Marshstepper at Jewel's Catch One

The Church on York never fails to impress, and this week is no different with Lust for Youth, Marshstepper, Silent Servant, Dirty Beaches (DJ Set), and DINNER. This mini fest of fun is from 8-10 PM, and too be honest, we couldn't have picked a better line-up ourselves if we had tried.

The Danes in Lust For Youth have created a winner with International, it is truly a buoyant synth masterpiece, the lo-fi vibe has been ditched and the hooks are thrown front and center. However, don't think even for a second that just because the new album released on Sacred Bones Records has some pop sensibilities that it lacks the deeply introspective moments we love from Lust For Youth. Expect a lot of bang for your buck on this one.

Jens Kuross Presents: Nobody's Pretty at the Bluewhale

If you have been event hopping and following our list up to this point, you need a night to relax a little. Well, a night of garage jazz sounds like the perfect remedy. Nobody's Pretty has a raw, unfinished, pure sound, and even though it may lack the polish of more traditional jazz, it lacks no sophistication. Asymetrical percussion, neo-soul bass lines help to create a sound with elegance and sonic ingenuity. Nobody's Pretty is sure beautiful, and it's not one to be missed. The event goes from 9 to midnight at the Bluewhale, a live jazz bar in the heart of Little Toyko. With ambiance and music like this, we challenge you not to be replenished for a killer weekend.

Sonny & the Sunsets, Hinds, and Colleen Green at the Echo

How could we make a Spring Break list in LA without some mention of a sunset? Sonny & the Sunsets are the perfect example of a "west coast thing". Instantly at the first note you are hit with surf, sand, and campfires under the stars. The Sunsets are a rotating group, so you are in for a surprise, because you never know who will be in the band this Friday, and the only way to find out is to be there!! This band has created a totally gnarly busted beach pop sound, with a laid back style mixed with some extremely complicated lyrics and vocals. This band shreds, not doubt, dude.

Joined by Hinds, a band of babes straight from Spain, and Colleen Green, with a pop sound track for all the days you spend in a Daze.

Hawaiian Shirts and sunscreen aren't required, but to be real, it would be a great addition!

Panache Spring Fling with secret guest at The Echo

MAN, this is a big one. So many great bands in one place, I don't think you can actually justify missing this one. Jacco Gardner, The Entrance Band, Twerps, Happyness, Ultimate Painting, Endless Bummer, Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders, and Dream Boys. Just, WOW.

The Dutchman, Jacco Gardner, creates a melodic blend of colors and sensibilities that will transport you to somewhere far far away, and his new album Hypnophobia is to die for. The cheeky, charming, international pop champions Twerps just released a new album, and let us tell you, you want to catch these Aussies while they aren't down under.

There are really just too many fantastic bands at this event, and it's a perfect way to dance the last Saturday of Spring Break away. We will see you there!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

IN-STORE: The Bloodhounds TONIGHT @ 7 PM!!!

Get ready for some rock in the loft!

Hailing from East LA, The Bloodhounds have mixed together their own unique sound, and its something that you won't hear anywhere else! Imagine a little bit of Blues, R&B, rock n' roll, a hint of latin groove, and a little bit of a punk edge.

The Bloodhounds can often be found on the streets of LA, delighting large crowds with their signature sounds and homemade instruments from household items. Their blues-belching debut album, Let Loose!, released on Alive Records is making waves all over Los Angeles. The Bloodhounds are a bit of anomaly today in the pro-tools electronic era of bands today, they have found the true spirit of 60s rock n' roll with real soul and rhythm.

If you don't know them, you should. Catch them TONIGHT rockin' OV at 7 PM!! Don't be late!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

IN-STORE: RedRumsey TODAY @ 7 PM!!

RedRumsey is swinging into the loft today at 7 PM, you should too!!

RedRumsey, hailing from Olympia Washington,  has been a project of Vern Rumsey for some time now, yet never the priority when Unwound and Long Hind Legs were around. Vern has been writing songs and playing them on RedRumsey on and off since 2000. RedRumsey became an outlet for Vern to turn to, never on the front burner but never dying. RedRumsey is a collaboration: sometimes an acoustic solo, sometimes with electronics, sometimes with guest players, or even all three. Vern claims that RedRumsey is a more organic version of Long Hind Legs, and its a band he now wants to prioritize.

RedRumsey wants to make a lasting experience, and something that is unique and new every time you see them live. The Compass Rose EP is hot off the press, just being released on March 8th. What's even cooler? Its limited edition, only 100 made, and the covers are eco-friendly and hand stamped. These EPs are straight from the heart of Vernon Rumsey.

Why not start your list of experiences with RedRumsey today?? It's going to be one for the books!

Monday, March 16, 2015

OV WEEKLY: Too much of a good thing is... GREAT

Making this list I started thinking to myself: “Damn! I’m so lucky to live in a city where cool shit happens EVERY NIGHT!” Sure I’m tired all the time and have no more money because of this place, but it’s TOTALLY worth it. Los Angeles rules!!

Monday, March 16th 

This week starts with an indie-rock legend gracing The Smell. RedRumsey – AKA Vern Rumsey of Unwound (!!!) – is playing one of our favorite local all-ages DIY spaces alongside Rearranged Face (members of the Mae Shi and Residual Echoes), David Scott Stone, and Kraig Grady. RedRumsey will also be dropping by Origami this Wednesday for an early in-store performance at 3 PM. Ditch work and join us for that one!

Tuesday, March 17th 

Sufjan Stevens Silent Listening Party @ Origami, 6pm

When we launched the pre-order for the limited clear vinyl version of Sufjan’s new album ‘Carrie & Lowell,’ we were blown away by the response! We’re really excited to team up with Asthmatic Kitty Records to bring you a Silent Listening Party of the album. These are happening at very select record stores around the country so this is kind of a big deal! If you haven’t pre-ordered the album, you can do it here or in-store and we’ll automatically add you to the RSVP list for this really special event. When you show up, we’ll give you cordless headphones to listen to the album on your own while you peruse or just hang out. This will be the only way to hear the album before the internet gets it’s grubby hands on it, and before it comes out on 3/31! Space is limited, so you must pre-order the album to reserve your headphones!

Record Club @ El Prado

Once you've got that new release haul, you best be bringing your faves down to RCLA at El Prado to give it a public 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, March 18th 

Dub Club, LA’s long running weekly roots reggae party run by mastermind Tom Chasteen, is once again taking over both The Echoand Echoplex. This week Chasteen is joined by DJ Boss Harmony and other guests sure to tickle you reggae lovers’ earholes.

Thursday, March 19th 

Two of my favorite dublab DJs, Suzanne Kraft and Parker host their weekly musical takeover of El Condor, DINNER! Start your weekend early with a journey through the outer-limits of TASTE and SOUND.

Friday, March 20th

The good people with impeccable taste over at Mount Analogue are hosting the 11th edition of their revered Nuit Noire series at Jewel’s Catch One! This time we’re getting some amazing exclusive and debut performances by dark techno luminaries like Shifted, Tommy Four Seven, Adam X, and many more. There is NO better place to brood and dance at the same time!

Saturday, March 21st 

John Doe and Exene Cervenka of beloved Los Angeles punx, X are performing alongside Robyn Hitchcock at the First Unitarian Church! Sounds like a good opportunity to pray to some true rock n’ roll deities!

Sunday, March 22nd
Broken Water, one of my favorite bands from the insanely fertile scene in Olympia, WA are playing the Echo this Sunday for this weeks edition of Part Time Punks. Broken Water play music in the tradition of northwest indie-rock greats like Unwound, (good week for Unwound fans!!) with some seriously beautiful shoegazing elements. Don’t sleep on this show!

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Punk has a new twist, Thanks CIKATRI$!!

Ever listened to Fransk Keytar Punk? Well, here's your opportunity to hear it live from CIKATRI$, straight out of Stockholm. Origami is lucky enough to be the first stop on their U.S Tour. These Swedes know punk, but don't take our word for it, take a listen! CIKATRI$ (or Scar in english) released their third EP "Aïe! Le trois" in 2014 on Sax Records, is so good it makes us want to learn French. Their brand of punk is lo-fi, 80s, slurred vocals, fast paced chord changes, hard hitting attitudes. Really everything you could ask for in great punk. Look out for the occasional trumpet or keytar solo, it gives a little extra spice that you may not expect.

CIKATRI$ is dropping by tonight at 7 PM, you really don't want to miss this one!!

IN-STORE: The Title Trackers TONIGHT @ 4 PM!!

Have you ever wondered what it might have sounded like if your favorite artists had written a Title Track for one of their albums?

Well, The Title Trackers are here to show you! As the name may suggest, the Title Trackers take classic albums without a title track, and come up with parody songs of what that title track may have sounded like.

What started off as a project to make each other laugh, turned into something much more for the Title Trackers. Lost Title Tracks released on March 10th is funny, but thats not all it is. It isn't nostalgic or an imitation of classic bands, its raw, energetic, off the cut, and passionate. The Lost Title Tracks amply shows how the greats influence musicians, but with a satyric twist on the larger than life personalities and quirks of musical heroes.

There is a story behind every song. Lost Title Tracks will conjure more than just humor. Check it out TONIGHT at 4 PM!! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pre-Orders, New Arrivals, and Restocks, OH MY!

New (and some old) Pre-Orders
The Soft Moon - Deeper

Talk In Tongues - Alone With A Friend (Comes w/Signed 7")

Wire - S/T

Lower Dens - Escape From Evil

Mew - +- (Comes w/Slipmat)

Death Cab For Cutie - Kintsugi

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
Calexico - Edge Of The Sun
New Arrivals
Purity Ring - Another Eternity | Clear Vinyl
Charlotte Gainsbourg - 5:55
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
Dirty Sound System - Dirty French Psychedelics 
Erkin Koray - Elektronik Turkuler
Family Fodder - Monkey Banana Kitchen
Jon Hassel / Brian Eno - Fourth World Music Vol. 1: Possible Musics  
The Notwist - Shrink
The Notwist - The Messier Objects
V/A - 10 Years Of 8mm Musik

Iceage - Plowing Into The Field Of Love
Purity Ring - Shrines
Future Islands - Singles
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll (Reissue)
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas (Reissue)
Ariel Pink - Pom Pom | 2xLP
Warpaint - S/T 
Dean Blunt - Black Metal 
The Horrors - Luminous
FKA Twigs - LP1
Gothic Tropic - Awesome Problems
Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It (Reissue)
L.L. Cool J - Radio (Reissue)
Phantogram - Voices
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed (Reissue)
Spiritualized - Songs In A & E | White Vinyl (Reissue)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (Reissue)
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around (Reissue)
Madlib - Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note (Reissue)
L.L. Cool J - Bigger And Deffer (Reissue)
Spoon - They Want My Soul
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (Reissue)
Amason - Sky City | Ltd. Edition White Vinyl
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Phoenix - Bankrupt 
The Beatles - Please Please Me | Mono
Tears For Fears - The Hurting
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (Reissue)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Reissue)
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Arthur Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug: Live At The 9:30 Club, Washington DC, June 2011
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Methodrone

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NEW RELEASES: Broadcast! D'Angelo! Will Butler! Matthew E White! AHHHHHH!!!!!

Broadcast - Work And Non Work

Broadcast - The Noise Made By People

Broadcast - Haha Sound

Broadcast - Tender Buttons

Broadcast - The Future Crayon

Broadcast & The Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age 

Will Butler - Policy

D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Black Messiah 
Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood
Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow
Sarah Bethe Nelson - Fast Moving Clouds
Petite Noir - The King Of Anxiety EP
Weed - Thousand Pounds | 7"
Big Harp - It's A Shame | 7"
Touche Amore & Self Defense Family - Self Love | 7" EP
Arthur Russell - Calling Out Of Context
Laika - Silver Apples Of The Moon
Michael Chapman - Window
The Velvet Illusions - S/T
13th Floor Elevators - The Complete 13th Floor Elevators: A Singles Collection | 7" Box Set
Howard Shore - Scanners / The Brood OST

Sunday, March 8, 2015


We feel real bad that we forget to get you flowers on your birthday, so we are bringing you an even better kind of Bouquet at the loft TONIGHT!

Bouquet can really only be described as a kaleidoscope pop duo. As a pair, they manage to create a warm and uniquely inviting feeling. You can feel their immersive sound pulsing through your veins because of their intricate use of sweet delicate harmonies, a mass of guitar, trembling synthesizers, and the vibrations of old-school rhythm machines. Bouquet manages to mix a healthy blend of post-punk wonders, dulcet sensibilities, and synth symphonies.

Their new album In A Dream is set to co-release with Ulrike Records and Folktale Records on March 31st. So maybe if we are lucky they will give us a sneak peek. We sure hope so! This is an in-store you won't want to miss. The OV family can't wait to have the store reverberate with the beautiful intricacies that Bouquet has in store for us tonight.

6 PM. Be There.