Saturday, January 31, 2015

EVENT ALERT: Title Fight Premiere Party TONIGHT @ 7:30 PM!!

Title Fight's new album is dropping on the OV tonight at 7:30 PM!!

If you have been waiting in heavy anticipation for Title Fight's new album, Hyperview, set to release on February 3rd by ANTI- Records, boy do we have a treat for you. These Pennsylvania natives have sent us an early sneak peek, and they are letting us share it with you!

You wont just be getting a sneak peek, you will also have the chance to win some awesome prizes, like signed posters or tickets to the show at the Regent! You can also snack on some pizza and pick up a copy of the Hyperview vinyl before its released to the common man. You're our special guests, so come reap the benefits!

But what should you expect? Hyperview is said to be a massive leap forward compared to their other albums. Grantland said that is "big, sweeping, emotional, and totally captivating". The vocals are a little more muted, and the lyrics are defiantly opaque. This is an album that cannot just be listened to, but instead experienced as an glorious event within itself. The release party is set up in Pennsylvania for the 3rd, so don't miss this chance to hear the new sound earlier than anyone else on the West Coast while you still can.

TONIGHT. 7:30 PM. TITLE FIGHT. Get ready.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

LISTENING PARTY: Title Fight Premiere Party THIS SATURDAY @ 7:30 PM!!

Title Fight's new album is dropping on the OV this Saturday at 7:30 PM!!

If you have been waiting in heavy anticipation for Title Fight's new album, Hyperview, set to release on February 3rd by ANTI- Records, boy do we have a treat for you. We're throwing a listening party for the album!

You won't just be getting a sneak peek, you will also have the chance to win one of two prize packs that include the LP, two tickets to their show at the Regent on 3/14, and a signed poster! You can also snack on some pizza and pick up a copy of the Hyperview vinyl before its released to the common man. You're our special guests, so come reap the benefits!

But what should you expect? Hyperview is said to be a massive leap forward compared to their other albums. Grantland said that is "big, sweeping, emotional, and totally captivating". The vocals are a little more muted, and the lyrics are defiantly opaque. This is an album that cannot just be listened to, but instead experienced as an glorious event within itself. The release party is set up in Pennsylvania for the 3rd, so don't miss this chance to hear the new sound earlier than anyone else on the West Coast while you still can.

THIS SATURDAY. 7:30 PM. TITLE FIGHT. Get ready.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NEW RELEASES: Some new, some old, some new to us.

Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand (Reissue)

Guided By Voices - King Shit & The Golden Boys (Reissue)
Amason - Sky City | Ltd. Edition White Vinyl
The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

Mogwai - Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.
Twerps - Range Anxiety
Chandos - Rats In Your Bed
The Lone Bellow - Then Came The Morning
Invisible Familiars - Disturbing Wildlife
D.O.A. - Positively D.O.A. | 7"
Melvins - Ozma / Bullhead | 2xLP (Reissue)
Ann Peebles - The Handwriting Is On The Wall (Reissue)
The Damned - The Chiswick Singles... And Another Thing | Ltd. Colored Vinyl (Reissue)
The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette | Ltd. Edition Colored Vinyl (Reissue)
V/A - King Strings: King-Federal-Deluxe Guitar Grooves, 1949-1962 | Mono
RESTOCKS!
The Acid - Liminal
Rodrigo Amarante - Cavalo
Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do (Reissue)
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
The Beatles - Revolver | Mono
The Beatles - Help! | Mono
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour | Mono
Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves
Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe
David Bowie - Space Oddity (40th Anniversary Reissue)
Caribou - Up In Flames LP+CD
Fela & The Afrika 70 - Sorrow Tears And Blood (Reissue)
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - He Miss Road (Reissue)
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Reissue)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (Reissue)
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (Reissue)
Kraftwerk - Tour de France (Reissue)
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (Reissue)
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband
Meatbodies - S/T
Nots - We Are Nots
Primus - Primus & The Chocolate Factory | Brown Vinyl
Tame Impala - Lonerism
Television - Marquee Moon (Reissue)
Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania
Thee Oh Sees - Help
Tomahawk - M.E.A.T. | 7"
Tulsa - Sour Digs
Slint - Spiderland | Remastered
Spoon - They Want My Soul
Tom Waits - Small Change

Monday, January 26, 2015

OV WEEKLY: Please Please Please Let OV Weekly In!


WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU AGAIN!


Monday, January 26th
Holychild Monday Night Residency @ The Echo!

HOLYCHILD is made up of Liz Nistico and Louie Diller. In 2010 the two found themselves in a modern dance class together, while Liz danced and Louie accompanied on drums and piano. They began collaborating immediately after meeting and now make pop music to make us think. The LA-based duo found early success in 2013 through their song, “Happy with Me,” which received over 100,000 plays in one week and got to #1 on Hype Machine’s Popular Charts. The band continues to receive local and national support, with Nylon Magazine describing the track as “mind-glowingly addictive,” Billboard grouping them in their annual “14 Artists to Watch in 2014” and LA weekly naming HOLYCHILD as “one of the ten LA bands who are going to blow up in 2014.” Their debut EP, MINDSPEAK, was released in March 2014 and questions society’s view of the woman from often times a sarcastic/absurdist perspective. HOLYCHILD is committed to making their own form of music they affectionately call ‘brat pop,’ and sharing their art with the world.



Tuesday, January 27th
New Releases Are A Shoulder You Can Always Cry On! RCLA!

Yoooo, Tuesday releases have been hot fire lately and there doesn't seem to be any sign of it stopping. This week we've got a couple of slick GBV reissues, new Amason and The Decemberists! And under that layer of awesome lies even more gems, but to see those you'll have to check the blog tomorrow morning.



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, January 28th
Paul Bergmann @ The Echo!

This week is pretty heavy on the Echo shows, but damn there's some good ones. First up is OV fave and alum Paul Bergmann tonight at the Echo! Paul Bergmann is a Los Angeles folk craftsman whose commanding compositions emerged from his own initial sense of musical isolation. Nestled in the rolling uplands of Western Massachusetts, Bergmann grew up in small-town seclusion, his sonic roots descending from his parent’s canon of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Gordon Lightfoot. With clean, true purpose and burnished artistic vision, Bergmann channels himself now into partnership with Fairfax Recordings. In his current creative efforts, he’ll tell you that he strives for honesty but not overexposure, vulnerability but not weakness, straightforwardness but not simplicity.




Thursday, January 29th
Body/Head @ The Echo!

Kim Gordon is here. To rule you. Bow down to Kim Gordon. Give in to Body/Head.




Friday, January 30th
Start The Weekend Right With Some Pre-Orders!

So 2015 is here and we really don't want you to get behind on your listening. We know that feel and we hate it too. Best way to combat it? Pre-order your LPs now and forget about 'em until the release date! Plus lots of extra goodies will help you remember what you're listening to. We're just here to help hombre.

Modest Mouse - Strangers To Ourselves
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah 2xLP
Colleen Green - I Want To Grow Up (Ltd. Clear w/ Blue/Pink Swirl + Zine)
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear (Ltd. Deluxe Tri-Color Vinyl)
John Carpenter - Lost Themes (Limited Edition Black and White Swirl Vinyl)
Moon Duo - Shadow of the Sun (Ltd. Red Vinyl) + 7”
Will Butler - Policy (w/ Signed Poster)


Saturday, January 31st
Title Fight "Hyperview" Album Premiere Party!

If you have been waiting in heavy anticipation for Title Fight's new album, Hyperview, set to release on February 3rd by ANTI- Records, boy do we have a treat for you. These Pennsylvania natives will be dropping us a little sneak peek of Hyperview this Saturday BEFORE it hits stores!.

But what should you expect? Hyperview is said to be a massive leap forward compared to Title Fight's other albums. The vocals are a little more muted, and the lyrics are defiantly opaque. This is an album that cannot just be listened to, but instead experienced as an glorious event within itself. Which is exactly what our album premiere will be, a massive leap forward and a glorious event unto itself!



That's it for this week friends, hope y'all stay dry!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

IN-STORE: GRMLN TONIGHT @ 7 PM!!

GRMLN will be shredding in the loft tonight @ 7 PM!! So GET HERE ALREADY!

Yoodoo Park, also known as GRMLN, is one California native that we just can't get enough of. (Look at him, can you blame us?) GRMLN's first album "Empire" made waves in 2015, and we are almost positive that the song "Teenage Rhythm" was on everyone's go-to playlist that summer. Plus have you seen the video? Genius, because who doesn't love degenerate old hippies.
Let's just say GRMLN has created some high expectations for himself, and his sophomore album "Soon Away", being released by Carpark Records in September of 2014 , doesn't disappoint. It's filled with the same upbeat angst as before, and still has all the grit and grin as the last, but maybe with a tad more sophistication. If you haven't checked it out yet, tonight is the perfect opportunity.

Get up close and personal with GRMLN tonight at 7 PM!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NEW RELEASES: YOU GUYS SLEATER-KINNEY'S GONNA BE AT THE SHOP TONIGHT AND WE CAN'T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE

NEW THIS WEEK!
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love | 2xLP White Vinyl Deluxe Edition


Belle & Sebastian - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance | Ltd Deluxe 4xLP Box Set
Belle & Sebastian - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance


Pixies - Doolittle 25: B-Sides, Peels Sessions & Demos


Viet Cong - S/T
Viet Cong - S/T (White Vinyl)


Alex Calder - Strange Dreams
Perfect Pussy - I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling | EP
Strange Wilds - Standing | 7"
12 Rods - Lost Time
Siskiyou - Nervous
Universal Togetherness Band - S/T
Ninos Du Brasil - Aromobates NDB | 12" | Blue Vinyl
Marcus Marr - Brown Sauce | 12" | Brown Vinyl
Shiny Two Shiny - When The Rain Stops
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Euclid
Elephant Micah - Where In Our Woods
Amen Dunes - Cowboy Worship
Doug Paisley feat. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Until I Find You | 7"
Hailu Mergia & The Walias - Musicawi Silt | 7"
Modey Lemon - S/T
Modey Lemon - House On The Hill
Chavez - Ride The Fader (Reissue)
Chavez - Gone Glimmering (Reissue)
D.D Dumbo - Tropical Oceans | 12"
Prodigy - Fat Of The Land (Reissue)
Liam Hayes - Slurrup
Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$

RESTOCKS
Constantines - Shine A Light (Reissue)
King Tuff - Black Moon Spell
Protomartyr - Under Color Of Official Right
Chad VanGaalen - Shrink Dust
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
The Coathangers - Suck My Shirt
Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
Dub Thompson - 9 Songs 
Last Ex - S/T
Unwound - Kid Is Gone | Box Set
Bedhead - WhatFunLifeWas
Bedhead - Transaction de Novo
Tycho - Awake
Bleached - For The Feel | 7"
The Coathangers | These Arms Are Snakes - Split 7"
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Interpol - Antics
Warpaint - S/T
Future Islands - Singles
The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
Perfume Genius - Too Bright
SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land
Jungle - S/T
Ariel Pink - Pom Pom | 2xLP
Iceage - Plowing Into The Field Of Love
Electrelane - No Shouts No Calls (Reissue)
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll (Reissue)
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas (Reissue)
FKA Twigs - LP1 | Deluxe Edition
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
Ratatat - Classics
Pixies - Surfer Rosa




TONIGHT: CRIMINAL HYGIENE HIJACK RECORD CLUB!!! Ahhh!

Tonight's gonna be one hell of a night!


Echo Park arsonists/pizza delivery guys/punks Criminal Hygiene are releasing their brand new 7-inch "Turpentine" on L.A. label New Professor, and they're hosting our weekly record club to celebrate. The band toured relentlessly in 2014 crisscrossing the U.S., doing a run with Twin Peaks and the Meatbodies, and playing New Year's Eve in Chicago with The Orwells. "Turpentine" is a bittersweet melodic punk gem that captures everything this trio of big-hearted troublemakers does best, backed with an unhinged cover of Devo's "Uncontrollable Urge." Bring a record to El Prado across the street from OV and the Criminal Hygiene boys will spin some of their favorites and some of yours. Of course we'll have a tall stack of Criminal Hygiene records for sale as well.


We'll see ya tonight! And in the meantime, be sure to check out the infectious "Turpentine" below!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

IN-STORE: Joel Jerome TONIGHT @ 7 PM!!

Joel Jerome is swinging by TONIGHT @ 7 PM!! Don't Miss Out!!

Joel Jerome is most known for his experimental thriftstore folk music. What is that you ask? Well, you can expect heavy bass, organ/acoustic, drums, and LOTS of vocals. If that doesn't sound like a good time, you may need to re-evaluate your definition of "good time". You may know Joel Jerome from dios or Babies on Acid, or even bands like Cherry Glazer that he helped produce, but his solo set at Origami is going to be a little different from all of that. He is a lyricist in the truest sense, he can say a lot in just a line or two, and his songs are so natural that they will feel just like old favorites even if its the first time you are hearing them.

Joel has a special way of reining in harmonies over punchy, old school drums and guitar experimentation using vintage amps that creates a sound hard to find anywhere else. Joel Jerome is a magician, and this will be a show you won't ever forget.

TONIGHT @ 7 PM! Experience music like never before! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NEW RELEASES: LIKE PICKING PEACHES

Newly announced pre-orders!

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (Ltd. Clear Vinyl)

Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp (Ltd. Orange & White Swirl)


No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
Ryan Adams - No Shadow 7"
Bryan Ferry - Avonmore

Also, Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West is back in stock! 


Unfortunately, our shipment of Panda Bear LP's has been delayed. Arrival imminent...but won't be here tomorrow. If you want to hold a copy you may order one here - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

New USED!
Pink Floyd - Meddle (USED-GOOD)
Talking Heads - Naked (USED-VG)
The Beach Boys - Smile (USED-VG)
Panda Bear - Tomboy (USED-VG)
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs (USED-VG)
Animal Collective - Feels (USED-VG)
Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (Live 1980-1981) (USED-VG)
Sugarloaf - S/T (USED-GOOD)
Nektar - Down To Earth (USED-GOOD)
Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (USED-GOOD)
Love - Da Capo (USED-FAIR)


Restocks and new additions!
Abe Vigoda / Miakela's Fiend - Split 7" 
The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen At 21 (Reissue)
Beach House - Bloom
Beach House - Teen Dream
Chen Santa Maria - Jefferson Chopper | 7"
Child Abuse - ZS | 7"
Dead Meadow - S/T (Reissue)
The Herbert Bail Orchestra - The Future's In The Past
High Castle - Spirit Of The West
High Castle - You're On Your Own Way | 12"
Goat - World Music
King Tuff - S/T
Low - The Invisible Way
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will
Murder City Devils - Empty Bottles Broken Hearts
Murder City Devils - In Name And Blood
Murder City Devils - Thelema
Mystic Braves - Desert Island
Mystic Braves - S/T
Nirvana - Bleach
Old Testament - S/T
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
Silentist - The Tunnel | 7"
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (Reissue)
Sleater-Kinney - One Beat (Reissue)
Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock (Reissue)
Sleater-Kinney - The Woods (Reissue)
Sleater-Kinney - Start Together 7xLP Box Set
Chad VanGaalen - Diaper Island
Weird Weeds - Hold Me

Monday, January 12, 2015

ORIGAMI PRESENTS: SEGO Residency Night #2 @ The Bootleg Theater

The Sego residency continues tonight at The Bootleg Theater.

Joining them for Night #2 are Prism TatsSWIMM, & The New Electric Sound, and jams spun by the fair OV Sean.


Doors at 7:30. Food Trucks. Visuals. FREE!

Check out the video for '20 Years Tall', the track that grabbed our attention right down dere.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

NEW USED & RESTOCKS: When it rains, it POURS!

New USED!
Pink Floyd - Meddle (USED-GOOD)
Talking Heads - Naked (USED-VG)
The Beach Boys - Smile (USED-VG)
Panda Bear - Tomboy (USED-VG)
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs (USED-VG)
Animal Collective - Feels (USED-VG)
Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (Live 1980-1981) (USED-VG)
Sugarloaf - S/T (USED-GOOD)
Nektar - Down To Earth (USED-GOOD)
Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (USED-GOOD)
Love - Da Capo (USED-FAIR)


Restocks and new additions!
Abe Vigoda / Miakela's Fiend - Split 7" 
The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen At 21 (Reissue)
Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Teen Dream
Chen Santa Maria - Jefferson Chopper | 7"
Child Abuse - ZS | 7"
Dead Meadow - S/T (Reissue)
The Herbert Bail Orchestra - The Future's In The Past

High Castle - Spirit Of The West
High Castle - You're On Your Own Way | 12"

Goat - World Music
King Tuff - S/T
Low - The Invisible Way
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will
Murder City Devils - Empty Bottles Broken Hearts
Murder City Devils - In Name And Blood
Murder City Devils - Thelema
Mystic Braves - Desert Island

Mystic Braves - S/T
Nirvana - Bleach
Old Testament - S/T
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
Silentist - The Tunnel | 7"
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (Reissue)
Sleater-Kinney - One Beat (Reissue)
Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock (Reissue)
Sleater-Kinney - The Woods (Reissue)
Sleater-Kinney - Start Together 7xLP Box Set

Chad VanGaalen - Diaper Island

Weird Weeds - Hold Me

Monday, December 29, 2014

OV WEEKLY: New Year, New You, New Weekly!


What a crazy year it's been. It's almost 2015! You made it!!! Reach for your dreams next year, even if your dreams are just puppies (ours are).

Monday, December 29th
Last Chance Tickets to LetsPartyNYE @ Legendary Park Plaza Hotel! OV Presents Kissing Cousins @ The Satellite!

Ok so NYE is two days away. That means if you don't got plans, you need plans quick. Good thing OV is here to save the day - we've got tickets to the best party in town: LetsPartyNYE at the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel! It's a crazy good live/DJ lineup at a killer venue with an open bar?? Uh, yes please! Check the full deets below and come dance away 2014 with us on Wednesday!

LetsPartyNYE @ Legendary Park Plaza Hotel
Dec 31, 2014 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
21+
Every ticket is open bar!

Performances from: Blood Orange, Classixx (live), IO Echo, Kindness (DJ), TOPS, Warpaint (DJ), Blake Anderson (DJ), De Lux, thee Mike B, Copper Saver and many more! Three stages! Food trucks! Portrait studio & more!

TICKETS ONSALE NOW AT OV!






And if your looking for some partyin' for tonight, look no further than our Residency @ The Satellite with Kissing Cousins! The whole shindig is totally free, and more info can be found below. Tonight's the last night, so get out there and party!

OV Presents Kissing Cousins December Residency @ The Satellite
Kissing Cousins
Fakers (Members of The Henry Clay People, Piebald, Summer Darling, Vanaprasta)
Facial
Hustle Roses

Kissing Cousins:
Kissing Cousins is an all girl band from Los Angeles, California. As the main creative outlet for songwriter Heather Bray Heywood, Kissing Cousins has had a variety of female musicians comprise the lineup. Most of whom were friends prior to joining the band as part of the greater East Side Los Angeles music scene. Heywood's songwriting is stark, baroque, and often sexually charged. With haunting melodies over noisy guitars and pounding rhythms, Kissing Cousins' music belies the sweet appearance of their name and image.


While you wait for tonight to roll around, check out Kissing Cousins' song "You Bring Me Down" below and stop on by The Satellite every Monday this December. We'll see you there!




Tuesday, December 30th
Together Pangea + Audacity @ The Echo! RCLA!

Looking for a warm-up NYE bash? One that's more spilt-beer-in-your-face than champagne-with-the-pinky-up? Well hot damn man, then you best not pass up the NYE Eve lineup at The Echo tonight: together Pangea & Audacity! Perpetual OV faves, rockers and list-toppers, these two local bands have been all over the country lately, but tonight, they are coming back home to lay down a set sure to keep The Echo bumpin' and your ears ringing well into the New Year! We've written about these dudes too many times to count, so just take our word for it and make sure to be right in the thick of it tonight at The Echo! See you there!





If ya can't make it to The Echo tonight (or if it's sold out), then you best be bringing your fave vinyl 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, December 31st
New Years Eve: Time To Party Baby!

OV's closed today: Neil's already drinking so he can get to bed early, Steen's gotta rest her voice, Simone's in like another state to party, Emily is out shopping for the perfect NYE leather jacket (which apparently is a thing?), and Sean is practicing midnight kisses with Lyra. Sorry friend, guess you'll have to wait a bit to get some wax. Or y'know, you could just order something from our online store. Problem solved.

As for me, well, I'm busy getting hype to Kidz Bop:




Thursday, January 1st
New Years Day: Time To Rest Baby!

OV's also closed today. Sippin' mimosas and watching the Rose Parade's 7th telecast. KTLA or bust. See you Friday for our regularly scheduled programming!




That's all we've got this week hombre, we gotta start picking out our feather boas out for Wednesday. See you next year, 2014's been great!

OV PRESENTS: Kissing Cousins Residency TONIGHT @ The Satellite!


Another month, another OV rezzie! This December, OV is presenting Kissing Cousins at The Satellite every Monday for free! More info can be found below.

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OV Presents Kissing Cousins December Residency @ The Satellite:

Doors 8:30pm
Kissing Cousins
Fakers (Members of The Henry Clay People, Piebald, Summer Darling, Vanaprasta)
Facial
Hustle Roses



Kissing Cousins:
Kissing Cousins is an all girl band from Los Angeles, California. As the main creative outlet for songwriter Heather Bray Heywood, Kissing Cousins has had a variety of female musicians comprise the lineup. Most of whom were friends prior to joining the band as part of the greater East Side Los Angeles music scene. Heywood's songwriting is stark, baroque, and often sexually charged. With haunting melodies over noisy guitars and pounding rhythms, Kissing Cousins' music belies the sweet appearance of their name and image.

While the last record, Pillar Of Salt, produced by Richard Swift, took a decidedly lo-fi approach, the new EP / double 7 inch Unfortunate End is heavier, darker, and meaner. Produced By S Foye, the music utilizes more experimental instrumentation like Autoharp strummed through delay pedals and drum machines played manually through distorted amps. There is still plenty of reverb soaked vocals, vicious guitar tones, and stomping drums, but for the first time, the songs twist and turn within time signatures and tempos. With Unfortunate End Heywood and Kissing Cousins continue in a long tradition of redefining what it is to be in a "girl band" and what it is to sound feminine, southern, and ultimately, unique.


While you wait for tonight to roll around, check out Kissing Cousins' song "You Bring Me Down" below and stop on by The Satellite every Monday this December. We'll see you there!



Sunday, December 28, 2014

IN-STORE: Whitman TONIGHT @ 5 PM!!


Whitman is rolling by TONIGHT @ 5 PM! Knowing him, it will be a one of a kind performance!

Whitman, and his rusted and forlorn sound are really one of a kind. You can't tell his music is made with broken down instruments, scraps of metal and trashy guitars,  but once you find out its all the more impressive. Whitman infuses his music with the essence of LA in the purest sense. You can taste the smog and imagine the vacant lots, and soiled mattresses on the sidewalks.

His new album Restoring Darkness comes out on Folktale Records December 30th, and is sure to be filled to the brim with all of the joy and brutality that we know and love in LA. His lyrics are sometimes painful, and so emotional that its impossible not to feel the disconnect Whitman is portraying. Don't let the pink towel and beach babes fool you, its about as deep as it gets.

Come check Whitman out Live TONIGHT to get the full experience. You won't forget this in-store.