Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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

Ty Segall - Manipulator
Stuart Murdoch - God Help The Girl OST
The Rentals - Lost In Alphaville | Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl
Merchandise - After The End | Ltd. Edition Green Vinyl
The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
Earth - Primitive And Deadly
Mutual Benefit - Cowboys Prayer 12" EP (Reissue)
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)

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!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

FYF: We Gone

Shop's closed today through Monday cause we're FYF-ing! Catch us next to the merch tent and grab some slick records and signatures! See you there!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

FYF FEST MEGA POST!!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOO!!! FYF IS HERE FINALLY!

This year at FYF we decided to go all out. Not only are we bringing the entire shop to the festival, but we have some free goodies and an killer lineup of signings at our tent!

First things first, check out these awesome OV tote bags!

Made in collaboration with Vans with art by the fabulous Michael C. Hsiung and printed by Everybodies Stomached these awesome totes will be free for the first 250 people each day to make a purchase at our booth! Included in these awesome totes (other than the rockin' record you just purchased) there will be a cassette mixtape from Epitaph Records and our quarterly zine! 

We are the only music vendor at the festival, which means we've been tirelessly alphabetizing and restocking hundreds of records and CDs to make sure there is an adequate selection for you guys! This also means that for every act at the festival there will be something to scoop up and add to your collection and possibly get signed... Did I say signed? I wonder where you could get something signed... OH YEAH, OUR TENT. Check out this awesome list of signings that we'll be having this year:



Keep in mind all times are subject to change so make sure to swing by our tent at the festival so you don't miss out. 

Sadly, because our entire store will be at FYF this weekend, the shop will be closed friday-monday. Sorry... but we will be open again for regular business hours tuesday.

Holy cow I can't wait for this weekend! If you're going to be at FYF don't forget to stop by and say hi at our tent, which is located right next to the official FYF merch tent. Seeya there!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

THIS JUST IN: God Help The Girl RELEASE/SIGNING PARTY w/ Stuart Murdoch on 9/1!

This just in! On September 1st we will be having a release party/signing for the original soundtrack of the movie God Help The Girl written and directed by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian!

God Help The Girl is a musical film written and directed by Stuart Murdoch with all original music made by, you guessed it, Stuart Murdoch! The flick revolves entirely around the music and tells the story of "a better summer, or at least a summer when something happened. It happened to a boy and a girl and a girl in a city roughly the same size of Glasgow."

The movie soundtrack will be released on September 2nd so you will all have the pleasure of being able to get it a day early with (insert drumroll here) Stuart Murdoch himself in attendance! WOW! We're super stoked to have him here hanging out and signing copies of his new album! So come down for some delicious pizza, thirst quenching beverages, and good vibes with Stuart Murdoch and his newest project God Help the Girl. Make sure to preorder the album for a guaranteed spot at the signing. Preorders of the album are available in the shop or online HERE and will be ready to pick up the day of the event.

 Don't forget to preorder and we'll seeya there!


The Muffs RECORD CLUB TAKEOVER + NEW ALBUM + MORE!

Come on down to record club tonight @ 9 PM at El Prado for the premiere of the new The Muffs album!

The Muffs represent punk rock at its finest and are at it again with a new album titled, Whoop Dee Doo released today! With power chords and throaty screams, front-woman Kim Shattuck sticks close to her garage rock roots in their newest album, showcasing exciting new songs that hold true to the original sound of The Muffs. This release is the bands first album in over a decade and we're super stoked to share it! Not only will we be listening to the album in its entirety, but The Muffs will also be there hanging out and spinning some vinyl! The new record will be available tonight and as a "thank you" for purchasing it we'll buy you a drank!

Not only are The Muffs going to be hanging out, but so are our homies Donut Friend! They're so excited about this new album too that they're going to be giving away FREE DONUTS! If you're not familiar with donut friend, we love them! They will be supplying us with awesome vegan donuts named after famous bands.

So come on down to El Prado tonight @ 9PM for an awesome time!

Tragedy, Peace & A Beach Celebration Of Freaks: A New Release Blog Post For The Ages

The Muffs - Whoop Dee Doo (PRE-ORDER) + Hear the record at record club on 8/19!!!! Details HERE


Julia Holter - Tragedy (Reissue)
Trash Talk - No Peace
Benjamin Booker - S/T
Celebration - Albumen
Beach Day - Native Echoes
Eels - Beautiful Freak (Reissue)
Orenda Fink - Blue Dream
Bahamas - Is Afie
Kimbra - The Golden Echo
Smoke Dawson - Fiddle
Polica - Raw Exit 10"
Ryan Adams - 1984 EP 7"
Julia Holter - Don't Make Me Over / Hello Stranger 7"
The Posies - Failure (Reissue)
Daniel Johnston - Fun (Reissue)
Fela - Confusion (Reissue)
Fela - Sorrow, Tears & Blood (Reissue)
Fela - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (Reissue)

+ Pre-order God Help The Girl - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and attend our signing with Stuart Murdoch (of Belle and Sebastian) on 9/1! More details HERE


Monday, August 18, 2014

OV WEEKLY: The Quiet Before The FYF Storm


Damn Echo Park Rising was good. And now FYF is less than a week away? Things are pretty good. Especially since OV Weekly is here!


Monday, August 18th
Tete @ The Echo!

Making sure your summer keeps on rocking, The Echo have recruited local shoegazers Tete to cleanse you weekly from the grime of hot August days. Self-described as a "cult memory of My Bloody Valentine," Tete mix drone, shoegaze, metal and a taste for gummy worms into a sonic infiltration unit whose only goal is to blow you away. It's a beautiful noise when it all comes together and we hope we can see y'all there every Monday this summer! The guitars start wailing at 9PM, so make sure you aren't late!




Tuesday, August 19th
New Releases Are A Gift Unlike Any Other! The Muffs Take Over RCLA!

Need something to do before the weekend? How about giving some new records a spin? This week we've got an awesome Julia Holter reissue, Benjamin Booker's smokin' hot debut LP, and the return of affordability to The Eels. A pretty good haul all around. Peep the blog in the AM for the full list!



After you've got all the vinyl goodies you can handle, stop by El Prado tonight for an RCLA event for the books: The Muffs Whoop Dee Doo album premiere party!

With Whoop Dee Doo, The Muffs return with their first album in over a decade and we are so stoked to spin it for ya first! As with every Muffs album, front-woman Kim Shattuck sticks close to her garage rock roots, showcasing everything that has made The Muffs one of our favorite female-led bands ever and a OV shop staple! Not only will we be listening to the album in its entirety, but The Muffs will also be there hanging out and spinning some records of their own! As with previous RCLAs, each purchase of Whoop Dee Doo will also come with a free drank as our little thank you. (The other rewarding aspect of the evening will come from Emily's inability to form words).

Not only are The Muffs going to be hanging out, but so are our homies Donut Friend! Fellow Muffs fans, they are just as excited as us for The Muffs new album, and to celebrate, they'll be giving away FREE DONUTS all night!! We love Donut Friend, and with one bite into their out-of-this-world alt-rock confections will have you pinching yourself in delight. It's sure to be an awesome evening with great music, friends and food, so you don't really have an excuse dude, come on down to El Prado at 9PM!




Wednesday, August 20th
Planning For The New Release Future!

So with all the hullabaloo going on with EPR and FYF, we gotta make sure you know what's coming on the pre-order radar so you can snag those limited 7"s and posters before it's too late! So here's a quick little breakdown of everything we've got coming down the OV pipe!

Foxygen - ...And Star Power (Ltd. Button & Matchbook)
Benjamin Booker - S/T (Ltd. Red 7" & Button Set)
Pharmakon - Bestial Burder (Ltd. Red Vinyl)
Goat - Commune (Loser Edition on Translucent Red & Blue Vinyl w/ Bonus 7")
The Rentals - Lost In Alphaville (Ltd. Coke Bottle Clear vinyl)


Thursday, August 21st
Benjamin Booker @ The Echo! The Zombies + Mystic Braves @ Santa Monica Pier!

After premiering his awesome debut LP last week, we are definitely gonna be seeing Benjamin Booker tonight when he takes the Echo by force! Hailing from the great city of New Orleans, Benjamin Booker is an up-and-coming artist that you don't want to miss out on. Like, for real. With his own brand of growling, high energy NOLA rock, Booker knows how to kick some serious butt.



Also on tap: As part of Santa Monica's awesome FREE summer concert series, OV alum Mystic Braves will be joining The Zombies at the pier this Thursday night! Talk about a double bill, huh? If you haven't heard of Mystic Braves, well then you ought to, because these dudes craft some of the grooviest, psychedelic jams that we know of. Their 2014 LP Desert Island has been one of our favorite local records of the year and we are super stoked to hear them alongside the stupidly legendary Zombies. Which by the way, if you haven't heard of them, we suggest buying Odyssey and Oracle, a dark room, some good headphones, and dedicating about a week of listening time. Anyways, tonight at the pier is gonna be awesome and we can't wait to see you there when Mystic Braves & The Zombies take the stage!






Saturday, August 23rd
FYF IS HEREEEEE!

Hell yeah. For this year's FYF extravaganza, OV is going all out, bringing practically the whole shop with us alongside some kickass goodies and events. Check out the preliminary funsies below and keep you eyes peel for more OV x FYF news!

First up, we're gonna get you some free goodies: If you've checked out our Insta lately, then you've seen our exclusive tote that we did in collaboration with Vans with art by the talented Michael C. Hsiung and printing by Everybodies Stomached. Pretty slick lookin' ain't it? The first 250 people each day who shop at our tent at the Fest will be goin' home with one of these babies!


What to carry in that rockin' tote? How about a signed record of your favorite FYF artist? Expanding our signings from last year, we've got an awesome slate of FYF homies lined up to fawn over and giggle excitedly. Wanna know who they are? I'd give a peek at the blog tomorrow morning! It's gonna be an awesome lineup!

Lastly, OV will be closed Friday-Monday in service of FYF. We don't wanna leave you hanging, so come slap us some high fives at the festival instead!

For that news and much much more, keep your eyes peeled on our blog, Facebook & Twitter. It's gonna be a great weekend!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

ECHO PARK RISING DAY 2 EXCITEMENT

Are you guys as pumped about day 2 as I am? Check out the DOPE talent we have in the shop today!

TODAY
4PM: Island Boy – What do french house, reggaeton, latin freestyle, and new wave have in common? Island Boy.


5PM: Omid Walizadeh – The once hip hop producer digs into his roots to bring us beats and bass injected with a painstakingly curated slew of samples from rare Persian tapes and vinyl from the 60’s and 70’s.


6PM: Tashaki Miyaki – All the glassy chimes and charms of dream-pop with a heart parked hard in lo-fi, garage spirit.

7PM: BOUQUET – Contemplative, art pop. Delicate, smooth and slightly psychedelic, BOUQUET works to marry the auditory and the visual in an intentional, pristine package.

8PM: The Mynabirds – Singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn brings her distinct, soulful vocal to a canvas of percussive, pointillist, pop rock.




See you guys there!!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

OV PRESENTS: Black Kids/Torches @ THE BOOTLEG

Join us tonight at The Bootleg for an awesome show from Black Kids and Torches @ 8PM!

Florida natives Black Kids are currently in the midst of a nationwide tour that has brought them to our little town of Los Angeles. These funky indie rockers build their songs around catchy danceable vocal melodies and 80's synth sounds, creating a modern homage to disco and funk. Sure to get you up on your feet, dancing and singing along with them, Black Kids is sure to be an awesome time! Check out their single "Origami" (Oh my god just like us!!!!) below.


Los Angelenos Torches, having just released their new EP, "Endlessly Repeating", are quickly making a name for themselves in the indie rock world. Self proclaimed "dark pop rockers" know how to create a vibe with some songs that'll make you want to close your eyes and chill and others that make you want to rock the heck out. With these hometown heroes there's a little bit for everyone. Check out a live version of their song "Out Of The Desert" below.

ECHO PARK RISING IN-STORES

Listless summer days. Warm colored gradient. Wake, burn, repeat. Rise, set, rise, set, rise, set, echo, set, park, set, rising. What?

ECHO PARK RISING STARTS TODAY.

Now you probably know what's up. You guys are cool - we know this - we're gonna respect that.  (Ahem - but just in case, you can CLICK HERE for the festival's gritty details)

The real magic comes here:
OV has a lineup of Echo Park Rising in-stores all weekend and darn-it if you won't want to come hang here and check them out.

What follows is a list of said in-stores organized by time and day. No time for thank you's - just read:

TODAY
4PM: Bür Gür – Sample-centric indie pop from behind a computer screen- punching buttons, playing guitars. Sweetly singing the tears from your eyes.
5PM: Archer Black – Dense, orchestral indie rock that writes your ears into a movie score. Avante enough for the thinkers, dense enough for the feelers.
6PM: Vug Arakas – Rock and roll and rock and rock and roll. Classic as coke in a can, Vug brings Westerberg style vocals and lyrics into the now.

7PM: Luther Russell – A multi-instrumentalist capable of a veritable triple threat of psychedelic acoustic strummers, piano ballads and road trip rockers.

8PM: Tennis System – When punk straps on its shoe gaze and tops it all with deadpan surf rock vocals. We’re Down.

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SATURDAY
4PM: Island Boy – What do french house, reggaeton, latin freestyle, and new wave have in common? Island Boy.

5PM: Omid Walizadeh – The once hip hop producer digs into his roots to bring us beats and bass injected with a painstakingly curated slew of samples from rare Persian tapes and vinyl from the 60’s and 70’s.

6PM: Tashaki Miyaki – All the glassy chimes and charms of dream-pop with a heart parked hard in lo-fi, garage spirit.

7PM: BOUQUET – Contemplative, art pop. Delicate, smooth and slightly psychedelic, BOUQUET works to marry the auditory and the visual in an intentional, pristine package.

8PM: The Mynabirds – Singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn brings her distinct, soulful vocal to a canvas of percussive, pointillist, pop rock.
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SUNDAY 
TIMES ARE T.B.A. BUT KNOW THAT WE'LL HAVE IN-STORES FROM: 


Thursday, August 14, 2014

PREMIERE PARTY: Benjamin Booker's Debut Album TONIGHT @ 7PM

Come on down tonight at 7PM for a premiere party for Benjamin Booker's self titled debut album!

Hailing from the great city of New Orleans, Benjamin Booker, currently on tour supporting his debut album (which is out today), is an up-and-coming artist that you don't want to miss out on. With his own brand of growling, high energy NOLA rock, Booker knows how to kick some serious butt. Before you know it, Booker will have you up on your feet dancing your face off!

So come down tonight at 7 to premiere this awesome new album! We will have pizza and beverages for your enjoyment as well, and who doesn't love free pizza and drinks?! Preorder the new album in the shop or in our online store HERE and receive a limited edition red 7'' and button set as well! Check out his track "Violent Shiver below. We'll see you all tonight!