Friday, September 19, 2014

THE TIMES: Mukta Mohan, DJ Soft Touch & SPECIAL GUEST Philip Anagnos TONIGHT @ Ace Hotel!

It's Friday dude, and you know what that means, The Times is back Upstairs @ Ace Hotel! On the slate this week is Mukta Mohan and DJ Soft Touch, lookin' to get your groove going all night and weekend long! Also on tap, we've got a very special guest DJ set from filmmaker Philip Anagnos who's just finished work on a documentary about the life of famed electronic composer Bruce Haak!

The brainchild of our glorious leader, Neil Schield, ‘The Times’ brings together a diverse group of LA artists, musicians, writers, and DJs to share their favorite musical gems at the ‘creative mothership’ that is The Ace Hotel in Downtown LA. This weekly Friday event’s rotating cast includes Neil Schield himself, The Gaslamp Killer, LA Record founder Chris Ziegler, graphic artist/designer Steve Harrington, radio DJ and photographer Mukta Mohan, co-founder of dublab Mark ‘Frosty’ McNeill, rhythm & blues musician/producer Nick Waterhouse, and DJ/musician Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch. With a line up this diverse, the sounds are sure to run the gamut of nearly every genre and style created in the last one hundred years or so. These are THE TIMES!

The party gets started at 9PM dudes, so you better get all snappy looking quick!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

OV WEEKLY: Take OV With You!


All those in favor of puppies replacing briefcases and backpacks, please raise your hands. I thought so. Now carry this week's Weekly as you would a portable black lab. Carefully and joyously.

Monday, September 15th
Fenech Soler Monday Night Residency @ The Echo!

Sometimes when the world gets this hot, music is the only thing that gets those legs moving. And so for their September residency, our buds at The Echo have booked the eminently danceable Fenech Soler to motivate those calves and thighs! Purveyors of groove-centric electro-rock, Fenech Soler have recently embraced their pop leanings with heartfelt punch, opening up their hearts and dance moves to the world with 2012's Rituals, which catapulted Fenech Soler to widespread attention across Europe. Now looking to conquer U.S soils, Fenech Soler take over The Echo tonight at 9PM and are ready to get those sloppy September feet jumping again. To get ready for tonight's show, check out Fenech Soler's single "Magnetic" below and then meet us at The Echo at 9!




Tuesday, September 16th
New Releases Are Newer and Releasier Than Ever!

In addition to the insane amount of Beatles LPs we just put out, we've got another wave of delicious vinyl coming your way tomorrow morning and it looks like a sweet, sweet bunch. Headlined by White Arrows' newest, we've also got new music from Bleached, This Will Destroy You, and some hidden gems that you can find for yourself Tuesday morning. It's gonnnn be goood.



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, September 17th
Alex G + LAPD @ The Echo!

Tonight, The Echo brings out lo-fi up-and-comers Alex G and LAPD! The latter, an OV alum, first graced our loft as part of EPR, and his lo-fi folk leanings hypnotized everyone in the shop immediately. Garnering considerable buzz for his hazy confessional gems, LAPD's S/T came out last week and has become a quick favorite at OV. Touring alongside Alex G, we'd love to see you at The Echo in support of some crazy-good local talent. Plus, y'all get to see Bandcamp legend Alex G perform songs from his newest album DSU! What more could ya want?






Friday, September 19th
Jungle @ The Fonda!

From Jungle's bio: "It’s the hottest day of the year. Slender bodies swaying in the heat haze. You’re on a beach, but it’s more than a beach – the colours are brighter, the sunlight warmer, the cool sea a more psychedelic shade of turquoise. And somewhere nearby there’s a band playing… This is where Jungle want to take you. An infinite holiday, a place called bliss, a great escape from the grey and the everyday – because, as aesthetes from Oscar Wilde to Pharrell Williams knew, there is nothing so serious as fun and nothing as subversive as happiness."

Now that's is the way to celebrate Friday. Emily will be there, all smiles and sway. So you better be there too!




Saturday, September 20th
Pr0files In-Store @ 7PM!

Here at OV, we are major suckers for some emotion. We are also suckers for some good atmospherics. Tonight at OV, we're gonna have both in spades as synth-pop group Pr0files takes over the loft! Formed from a collaboration between Danny Sternbaum and long-time friend Lauren Pardini, Pr0file's dark rhythms are the initial draw to the band's sound, churning and slippery all at once. Above these dynamic atmospherics, Sternbaum and Pardini weave honest confessionals that strike immediately and often. Recently featured by both Buzzbands and L.A Weekly in their annual "Bands To Watch" lists, Pr0files look poised to capture wider audiences with the release of their debut EP Luxury this month, so it'd be best not to sleep on tonight's show! The fun gets started tonight at 7, and if ya wanna grab a sneak peek, check out their single "Call Yourself A Lover" below!




Giveaways This Week!
The Raveonettes @ El Rey 9/24 - 1 ticket comes with the purchase of The Raveonettes' newest LP Pe'ahi!

The Orwells/Skaters @ Fonda Theatre 9/29 - 1 ticket comes with the purchase of The Orwells' newest LP Disgraceland!

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


Now that we've planned your week, make sure to tell your A/C that it's appreciated. Cause you don't want that thing angry right now.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

IN-STORE: Teach Me Equals TODAY @ 3pm!


Teach Me Equals's most immediate description is chamber pop gone punk. Or The Xx gone industrial. Or raw orchestral rock. Or something else entirely. But whatever Teach Me Equals is, it's damn good. Breaking up conventional genres in their powerful instrumental builds, Teach Me equals imbues their minimalistic setup with a heady dose of emotional fury that transforms into fiery and beautiful landscapes. Touring in support of their newest release, Knives in the Hope Chest, we're looking forward to their musical pairing alongside RedRumsey and expect the combination of their sounds to be a musical cocktail made in heaven.

So spice up your Sunday with OV and come on down to the shop TODAY at 3PM for some great music and vibes courtesy of Teach Me Equals! In the meantime, check out Teach Me Equals first single "Swallow The Smoke" below! See you soon!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WHITE ARROWS LISTENING PARTY TONIGHT @ 8

Tonight's the night! Come down to the shop tonight to support LA based band White Arrows as they release their new album In Bardo!

We're going to be listening to the new album in it's entirety and hanging out with the band, who was nice enough to agree to come down and hang with us! As always there will be mouthwatering pizza and thirst -quenching drinks for your enjoyment as we all get to hear White Arrows newest album for the first time... Don't miss out on the fun!






TIMEWARP DANCE-A-THON @ The Unique Space 10/18

Do you love dancing your face off? Do you like supporting a good cause? If you answered yes to both these questions, which i'm sure you did, then this is the event for you! Our favorite non-profit dedicated to supporting students from ages 6 to 18 express themselves creatively through writing, 826LA is turning 10 years old!

In order to raise money for their awesome cause they're holding a fundraiser dance-marathon where teams of dancers will shake their tails for a good cause! You can donate to individual teams OR you can start your own team and compete for awesome prizes! Check out the team info and registration HERE.

We're proud to announce that our fearless leader Neil Schield has enlisted his pals over at The Times to DJ the whole event. The Times, brings together an assortment of local LA DJ's, writers, and artists to throw down their favorite tunes on vinyl all night long at the Ace Hotel. This weekly event features a rotating cast that includes. Neil Schield himself, The Gaslamp KillerLA Record founder Chris Ziegler, graphic artist/designer Steve Harrington, radio DJ and photographer Mukta Mohan, co-founder of dublab Mark ‘Frosty’ McNeill, rhythm & blues musician/producer Nick Waterhouse, and DJ/musician Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch. With such a diverse line up, the tunes are sure to be an eclectic bunch, spanning all genres and generations!

This is a truly awesome event that you shouldn't miss!!!

OV PRESENTS: HOTT MT + Pomar + Vinyl Willaims TONIGHT @ Downstairs At Fifty Seven!

Yo, looking for something to do tonight? One that involves crazy music and energy? Well then let us direct your attention to HOTT MT's show tonight Downstairs @ Fifty Seven! Supported by Pomar & Vinyl Williams, we're super excited to be presenting such a great night of live music!

At the top of the bill, HOTT MT is an Origami favorite ever since we released their collaborative single with Wayne Coyne in '12. Now touring on the release of their new album I Made This and a bunch of kickass EPs, they'll be throwing down pop grooves all night long! Here's what The Echo has had to say about the group:

"International sensation HOTT MT (Hour Of The Time Majesty Twelve), is an experimental post-pop collective based in Los Angeles, CA. HOTT MT is the result of an ongoing curiosity project between Queen Ashi Dala and Spooky Tavi, which expanded to include multi-instrumentalist Bahd Bad in December of 2011, and guitarist Guitty Dryver and drummer Chairman Towel in early 2012. Thoughts and anxieties about myth, experience, conspiracy theories, and Thailand fuel the groups explorations.

HOTT MT's debut LP “I Made This” was released in May, and they recently completed work w/ The Flaming Lips on a Stone Roses cover album (release TBD). Live highlights include shows supporting Bat For Lashes, Wavves, Frightened Rabbit, Ra Ra Riot, Django Django, Robert DeLong, Hands, and The Flaming Lips, including their Guinness World Record setting event."


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Are you as excited as we are for the White Arrows listening party this Saturday?!

You should be.

We're honored to have White Arrows in the store this Saturday, 9/13, to premiere their new album, In Bardo! We'll be providing pizza & dranks, and you'll get to have some quality chill-time with the dudes themselves. PLUS, we've got some goodies to give you.  ;]

Starts at 8:00 pm, so get here early!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

THROWING OUT NEW RELEASES LIKE THE FRESHEST WEE BABES BORN UNTO A TUESDAY MORN!

Ty Segall - Manipulator
Stuart Murdoch (of Belle and Sebastian) - God Help The Girl OST

Merchandise - After The End | Ltd. Edition Green Vinyl
The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
Earth - Primitive And Deadly
Mutual Benefit - Cowboys Prayer 12" EP (Reissue)
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Ashrae Fax - Never Really Been Into It
Aby Ngana Diop - Liital
Bitchin' Bajas - S/T
Christopher Willits - Opening
Steppe People - One / Eating Alone 7"
John Coltrane - Bye Bye Blackbird (Reissue)
Miles Davis - Collectors Items (Reissue)

Plus SOOO many more here.

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.

RELEASE PARTY/SIGNING: "God Help The Girl OST" 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!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

IN-STORE: Their Wedding TONIGHT @ 7PM!

Tonight at 7PM, Their Wedding will be performing up in our loft!

L.A locals and staples of the SoCal tour circuit, Their Wedding returns to L.A tonight in support of their newest EP Wine! Stuffed full of anthemic guitars and soaring choruses, Wine mixes bold harmonies with electro-pop instrumentation that is as catchy as it is cathartic. Equally influenced by The Weeknd as by Beach House, Their Wedding finds new avenues of honest expression amongst complex arrangements and wide-open sonic spaces. With their sound quickly becoming realized, these L.A stalwarts are looking to bigger and better things - so you better catch 'em now!

So come on down to the loft tonight at 7PM for an evening of music that'll make you feel like OV is the biggest warehouse you can think of. In the meantime, give a listen to Wine's first single "I Tried To Leave You" below! See you soon!

Friday, August 29, 2014

IN-STORE: Luke Sweeney TONIGHT @ 7PM!

Tonight at 7PM, Luke Sweeney takes over the loft for an exclusive in-store performance!

A staple of the SF music scene, singer-songwriter Luke Sweeney stops by Origami tonight in celebration of his newest release, Adventure:Us, out on Aerobic International. Built from his earliest days as a stripped-down solo artist, Adventure:Us builds on the promise of his early bedroom songs towards a lush and full psych-pop sound supported by a cast of SF standbys. Equally exotic and peaceful, Adventure:Us looks poised to push Luke Sweeney further afield in his cozy world of CA-bred psychedelica, and we're glad to be along for the ride!

So join us for an exclusive premiere of Adventure:Us live in our loft at 7PM tonight and get ready for some good ol' fashioned live music. If ya can't wait until then, give a listen to Adventure:Us single "Doin' It To You" below! See you soon!