Friday, February 27, 2015

UPCOMING: Sufjan Stevens Silent Listening Party 3/17



















SUFJAN FANS REJOICE! His new record, Carrie & Lowell, comes out on Asthmatic Kitty Records on 3/31! This record "sounds like memory: it spans decades yet does not trade on pastiche or nostalgia... Each track in this collection of eleven songs begins with a fragile melody that gathers steam until it becomes nothing less than a modern hymn." Basically, the whole album is going to wash over you and envelope you in a blanket of warmth and melancholy. Sounds like something to experience on your own right? So how in the hell are we having a listening party for this masterpiece?

SILENT LISTENING PARTY!

Here's how it works:
-You pre-order the album to guarantee your spot. (You can get it here or in-store)
-The night of the party, you come to Origami, grab a slice of free pizza and a drink and your own set of headphones.
-We all listen on our own, but experience this bliss together!

We're holding this party on March 17th at 6pm at the shop. This will be the first time you can hear the album in it's entirety - before it's even on the internet! We hope you can make it! Here's a little preview to wet your whistle.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

EVENT ALERT: TEAM SPIRIT IN-STORE 02/28



















Yahoooo! Brooklyn power-poppers Team Spirit is gracing our loft this Saturday (2/28) for an INVIGORATING, UNMISSABLE in-store performance at 7 PM!

Team Spirit is the brainchild of Ayad Al Adhamy who, after a a stint as the keyboardist for Passion Pit decided to ditch the old ivories in favor of the almighty axe. Following in the tradition of power-pop forefathers like Cheap Trick, Adhamy and co. are firm believers in the power of impossibly catchy hooks and energetic riffs. Their debut long-player, Killing Time came out last year on Vice Records and proved that Team Spirit are able to transcend their influences and create a great, exceedingly fun record.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

IN-STORE: Michna TONIGHT @ 7 PM!!

Michna is dropping into the loft TONIGHT at 7 PM!! This is a comeback you wont want to miss!

Michna, or Adrian Michna, went on hiatus for awhile, but boy are we pretty stoked he is back at it. His first album Magic Monday was a big hit, and took his career in many other directions, including music production for video games and film scoring. Sometimes life takes you where it wants, but we are glad he didn't forget about the music, because his sophomore album Thousand Thursday, released on Ghostly, was well worth the wait.

His new album is quite obviously a celebration of Michna's love for spirited and vibrant electronic music. He doesn't fuss with the frills of conceptual or contextual baggage. All of his influences mess together seamlessly, but with great care, and it showcases his passions and maybe even where his mind has been in the last few years. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW RELEASES: They're all grown up now.

Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer


















Iron And Wine - Archive Series Volume No. 1



















Pelican - The Cliff



















David Bowie - Young Americans 7" | 40th Anniversary Picture Disc
Camper Van Beethoven - New Roman Times (Reissue)
Cheatahs - Sunne EP
Colleen Green - I Want To Grow Up
Dengue Fever - The Deepest Lake
Diamond Rugs - Cosmetics
Free Weed - Introducing
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On (Reissue)
Fleetwood Mac - Kiln House (Reissue)
Fleetwood Mac - Future Games (Reissue)
Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees (Reissue)
Hot Sugar - God's Hands
Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space
Punch Brothers - The Phosphorescent Blues
Saun & Starr - Look Closer (Can't You See The Signs) | 7"
Screaming Females - Rose Mountain
Torche - Restarter
Thee Satisfaction - Earthee
The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie
The Velvet Underground - S/T | 45th Anniversary Edition
Yak - Hungry Hearts 7"

OV PRESENTS: Wet & Reckless at Harvard & Stone TONIGHT @ 9 PM!!

The babes of Wet & Reckless are back for their last night of their Harvard & Stone February Residency, SO DON'T MISS IT!!

If you missed the first show Wet & Reckless had at Harvard & Stone, then here is your chance to make it right! Due to release their first album this month, this hot Echo Park trio has been making waves all over LA. Recent performances have been inching slowly away from girl-garage rock and into some more post punk vibes. Wet & Reckless was also recently voted one of the 5 hottest girl bands in LA, and the magazine raved about their "power-pop influenced electroacoustic craziness".

We cant't wait until their album is released, and we hope you are excited too. Check them out this Tuesday night for a free show at Harvard & Stone at 9 PM with Wyatt Blair and a very special surprise band!! Celebrate their last night of residency, we know they will be as happy to see you as you are to see them! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

OV PRESENTS: Banta Residency at the Satellite TONIGHT @ 8:30 PM!

Banta's Monday Night Residency at The Satellite continues tomorrow!!

The Echo Park locals Banta have a February residency at the Satellite, and you wont want to miss it. "Banta" is like Banter, but with a British accent, because, let's be honest everything is better with an accent. Banta has heavy classic rock influences (think Fleetwood Mac), and packs fierceness and charm into every song that will make it hard for you not to groove along. Banta's smooth folk pop-rock that will be a great way to start your week!

But thats not all! Banta is bringing some great bands with them each week to fill your musical plate alllll the way up! This week features The Mynabirds, Spurs, Elle Belle, & Fools Gold Daughter! Hell yeah!


The doors open at 8:30 PM, and its 21 and over. ALSO IT'S FREE. So you really have no good excuse not to be there!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

IN-STORE: VENEER TONIGHT @ 7 PM



Tonight (2/21/15) at 7 PM we will be welcoming local glam rockers, Veneer into our shop to play some cuts from their forthcoming record, Chainspreader! Recorded by Johnny Bell of Crystal Antlers, this record fuses elements of mid-70's power pop with glam-punk à la New York Dolls and features lush string arrangements and the all-mighty saxophone. Check out a track from their 2014 record, Casual Magic below and pick up a copy for yourself tonight!

Friday, February 20, 2015

EVENT ALERT: TALL TALES AND THE SILVER LINING IN-STORE 2/22 @ 4 PM



Super stoked to be welcoming breezy local combo Tall Tales and the Silver Lining to our loft for an early in-store performance in anticipation of their forthcoming record, Tightropes, out next Tuesday (2/24) on Other Music Recording Co. Lead singer/songwriter, Trevor Beld Jimenez was raised on the sounds of 1970's AM radio as well as Los Angeles staples like The Byrds, Jackson Brown, and Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and these influences have undeniably  permeated into his warm pop-classicism. Check out Tightropes cut, "This Time Around" and tell me the lush, but not overbearing production coupled with Beld Jimenez's Tom Petty-esque earnestness doesn't make you want to jump into the car and go for a long, introspective drive. I dare you!

The show starts at 4 PM, but we think you should get here early and grab a copy of Tightropes before the 2/24 release date! See ya Sunday!
    

Thursday, February 19, 2015

MIDWEEK RESTOCKS: WOW SO MANY

Got a bunch of restocks in the shop today. Come and get 'em!

The Acid - Liminal
Air - Moon Safari
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Syd Barrett - Barrett
Syd Barrett - An Introduction To Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett - Opel
The Black Keys - Magic Potion 
The Black Keys - Turn Blue
Blonde Redhead - In An Expression Of The Inexpressible
Blonde Redhead - Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons
Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves 
Blur - S/T
Blur - Parklife
Blur - The Great Escape 
Blur - Leisure
Can - Future Days
Can - Monster Movie
Can - Soon Over Babaluma
Can - Soundtracks
Caribou - Swim
Chromatics - Kill For Love
Chromatics - Night Drive
Dan Deacon - America
Dan Deacon - Bromst
Dan Deacon - Meetle Mice
Ex Hex - Rips
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Expensive Shit
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin 
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy
Led Zeppelin - II 
Led Zeppelin - IV
M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
Parkay Quarts- Content Nausea
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Gram Parsons - GP
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angle
Ramones - S/T
Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay
Poolside - Harvest Moon 12"
Poolside - Pacific Standard Time
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols
The Smiths - S/T
St. Vincent - S/T
Symmetry - Themes For An Imaginary Film
Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
Toro y Moi - Causers Of This
Twerps - Range Anxiety 
Wilco - Being There
Wilco - Summerteeth
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
Neil Young - Harvest
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
V/A - After Dark


EVENT ALERT: VENEER IN-STORE 2/21



This Saturday (2/21/15) at 7 PM we will be welcoming local glam rockers, Veneer into our shop to play some cuts from their forthcoming record, Chainspreader! Recorded by Johnny Bell of Crystal Antlers, this record fuses elements of mid-70's power pop with glam-punk à la New York Dolls and features lush string arrangements and the all-mighty saxophone. Check out a track from their 2014 record, Casual Magic below and pick up a copy for yourself on Saturday!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NEW RELEASES: Take a deep breath, exhale. Now breathe in the long list of new releases.

Ty Segall / Black Time - Swag / Sitting In The Back Of A Morris Marina Parked At The Pier Eating Sandwiches Whilst The Rain Drums On The Roof (Reissue)



















Ex-Cult - Cigarette Machine EP



















Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun (Reissue)



















Phosphorescent - Live At The Music Hall



















Nedelle Torrisi - Advice From Paradise



















José González - Vestiges & Claws



















The Amazing - Picture You
Pops Staples - Don't Lose This
Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That (Reissue)
Phoenix - United (Reissue)
Phoenix - Alphabetical (Reissue)
Tropics - Rapture
Guster - Evermotion | Deluxe Edition
Sir Richard Bishop - Tangier Sessions
Six Organs Of Admittance - Hexadic
Axis: Sova - Early Surf
V/A - Young Turks 2014
Ibeyi - S/T
A Place To Bury Strangers - Transfixiation | Pink & Blue Vinyl
Bunny Lion - Red
Eric Chenaux - Skullsplitter
Grooms - Comb The Feelings Through Your Hair
In Tall Buildings - Driver
S. Carey - Supermoon
Mourn - S/T
Family Circle - S/T
Alan Watts - This Is It

Pre-orders:

Ava Luna - Infinite House




















Bjork - Vulnicura



















Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood | Deluxe 2xLP




Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love | Pink Vinyl 



Restocks:

Total Control - Typical System
Part Time / Gap Dream - Split 7"
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
Bill Callahan - Have Fun With God
Bill Callahan - Woke On A Whaleheart
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney - Superwolf
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang - The Wonder Show Of The World
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Arise Therefore
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Greatest Palace Music
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See A Darkness
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master And Everyone
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Singer's Grave A Sea Of Tongues
Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again
Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Palace Brothers - Days In The Wake (S/T)
White Fence - For The Recently Found Innocent
Ty Segall - Singles 2
Smog - The Doctor Came At Dawn
Sir Richard Bishop - The Freak Of Araby
Silver Jews - American Water
Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers
Silver Jews - The Natural Bridge
SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Belle & Sebastian - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
Cat Power - Moon Pix
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas (Reissue)
Interpol - Antics
Interpol - El Pintor
Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls, and Marches
Scott Walker & Sunn O))) - Soused
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Thurston Moore - The Best Day
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack
Warpaint - S/T
Alex Calder - Time
Alex Calder - Strange Dreams
Amen Dunes - Love
Ava Luna - Electric Balloon
Unwound - Rat Conspiracy | Box Set
Unwound - No Energy | Box Set
Universal Togetherness Band - S/T
Damien Jurado - Brothers & Sisters Of The Eternal Son
12 Rods - Lost Time



OV PRESENTS: Wet & Reckless at Harvard & Stone TONIGHT @ 9 PM!!

Wet & Reckless is ready to kill Round Three at their Harvard & Stone February Residency!!

If you missed the first show Wet & Reckless had at Harvard & Stone, then here is your chance to make it right! Due to release their first album this month, this hot Echo Park trio has been making waves all over LA. Recent performances have been inching slowly away from girl-garage rock and into some more post punk vibes. Wet & Reckless was also recently voted one of the 5 hottest girl bands in LA, and the magazine raved about their "power-pop influenced electroacoustic craziness".

We cant't wait until their album is released, and we hope you are excited too. Check them out this Tuesday night for a free show at Harvard & Stone at 9 PM with Liphemra and Crown Plaza. There aren't many chances left, don't miss out!! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

OV PRESENTS: Banta Residency at the Satellite TONIGHT @ 8:30 PM!

Banta's Monday Night Residency at The Satellite continues tomorrow!!

The Echo Park locals Banta have a February residency at the Satellite, and you wont want to miss it. "Banta" is like Banter, but with a British accent, because, let's be honest everything is better with an accent. Banta has heavy classic rock influences (think Fleetwood Mac), and packs fierceness and charm into every song that will make it hard for you not to groove along. Banta's smooth folk pop-rock that will be a great way to start your week!

But thats not all! Banta is bringing some great bands with them each week to fill your musical plate alllll the way up! This week features Fakers, Ruby Force, & Caroline Smith! Hell yeah!


The doors open at 8:30 PM, and its 21 and over. ALSO IT'S FREE. So you really have no good excuse not to be there!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

OV PRESENTS: FOMO Fest 2015 at The Echo Today @ 3 PM!!

FOMO Fest is back at The Echo, and they are packing the house with even more great bands!!

Fomo stands for "Fear of Missing Out", and believe us, you will be missing out big time if you don't hit up this show. The Echo is packing the stage with a ton of sick local bands, and you need to be there. Trust us. It's All Ages, and tickets are still available. Expect performances from all of the following: Line & Circle, Paul Bergmann, Harriet Brown, No Parents, Talk in Tongues, Winter, Bobby London, and StaG. Don't know a ton about these bands? Well, let us give you a few details.

Line & Circle is a band that hails from the Midwest, but is currently hanging out in Echo Park. The band was started by two guys named Brian, who moved to California and met the rest of the band. You should expect simple melodic phrases and hooky ostinatos that subvert the complications of the lyrics. Their sound is dark, glittering, and nostalgic, with nods to early 4AD Dream Pop.

Paul Bergmann, local heart-throb hero, is a folk craftsman, creative and commanding right down to his core. He strives for honesty, vulnerability, and straightforwardness in his music, but that doesn't mean it is simple in any way. He is often influenced by the natural aspects of LA, and with his partnership with Fairfax recordings he is set to release some new music soon. We are chomping at the bit, and you should be patiently waiting as well.


Harriet Brown is known to bring paradisical sounds, and sensual vibes. She is creating a new kind of romantic funk where past becomes future. Check her out.

No Parents only need one phrase of description "LA based punk band", and the rest you just have to experience for yourself.

Talk in Tongues happened like the big bang : unexpectedly with great force and undeterminable drive. Their new album, set to release early in 2015 on Fairfax Recordings is an artfully done combination of  Psychedelia with a foundation in early 60s style experimentation that creates the most beautiful ambient and melodic atmosphere.

Winter is based in LA, and she lives and breathes flowery dreamy sounds.

You can call Bobby London soul, funk, blues, voodoo, witchcraft, or just a byproduct of sweat, whiskey and love. Whatever you label it, you can't deny the greatness.

StaG is a combination of pop hook, danceable electronic beats, and subtle atmospheres that create a non-stop epic emotional climax in their live performances. Unique and hard to beat.

Now that you have insight on this eclectic mix of music greatness, you better be at The Echo at 3 PM! How can you deny yourself an experience like this one?