Monday, May 25, 2015

Bye Bye Blog!

GUYS, What are you still doing here? Haven't you seen our new website?! 

Have no fear, there are even more reviews, interviews, new release announcements, etc., over there!

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Laced with dream-like melodies and reverberating sounds, Seattle's Tomten will stop in Origami for an intimate performance! They'll fill the store with their take on Baroque Pop alongside romantic ballads and entrancing keyboard riffs. So stop by tonight for an evening of tranquility, and check out their new singles below!

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Fresh off their new EP Kelly Wisdom, Philadelphia's own Laser Background continue their California tour by stopping in Origami for an exclusive performance! Recorded in rural Pennsylvania and Lake Balaton in Hungary, Kelly Wisdom showcases a fusion of sounds, spanning traditional tech-pop to bossanova licks. Stop by for an incredibly eccentric show you won't want to miss!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Laced with dream-like melodies and reverberating sounds, Seattle's Tomten will stop in Origami for an intimate performance! They'll fill the store with their take on Baroque Pop alongside romantic ballads and entrancing keyboard riffs. So stop by this Sunday for an evening of tranquility, and check out their new singles below!

"It Follows" Soundtrack Signing!! Tonight @ 6 PM!!

Tonight at 6, Disasterpeace and David Robert Mitchell, the composer and director respectively of It Follows – our favorite horror film in years – will be gracing the shop and signing copies of the movie's soundtrack on vinyl. Combining elements of classic John Carpenter soundtracks with modern synth atmospherics, Disasterpeace has truly crafted a masterful film score. Order the record right here to secure a copy for the signing!

FYI: If you aren't planning on coming into the shop tonight and want the soundtrack shipped to you, we cannot guarantee that the record will be signed.


Fresh off their new EP Kelly Wisdom, Philadelphia's own Laser Background continue their California tour by stopping in Origami for an exclusive performance! Recorded in rural Pennsylvania and Lake Balaton in Hungary, Kelly Wisdom showcases a fusion of sounds, spanning traditional tech-pop to bossanova licks. Stop by for an incredibly eccentric show you won't want to miss!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW RELEASES: It's another big one folks. I'd say a 5.9 on the release scale.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Henry’s Dream

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads

The Tallest Man On Earth - Dark Bird Is Home | White Vinyl

Surfer Blood - 1000 Palms | Blue Vinyl
Surfer Blood - 1000 Palms | Ltd. Edition Blue & White Swirl Vinyl*05-surfer-blood-1000-palms-%7C-ltd-edition-blue-and-white-swirl-vinyl/dp/27945

OST - Beetlejuice (Music Composed by Danny Elfman)
OST - Rocky (Music by Bill Conti)
The Beach Boys / Carl And The Passions - So Tough
V/A - Trojan Records: Dub Volume 1
V/A - Trojan Records: Reggae Volume 1
V/A - Trojan Records: Rock Steady Volume 1
V/A - Trojan Records: Roots Volume 1
V/A - Trojan Records: Ska Volume 1
Abram Shook - Landscape Dream
Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh | Ltd Edition Clear Vinyl
Crocodiles - Boys
Guantanamo Baywatch - Darling… It’s Too Late | Limited Edition Peaches-And-Cream Vinyl 
Jad Fair & Norman Blake - Yes
Kenny Knight - Crossroads
Loren Connors - Blues: The Dark Paintings Of Mark Rothko
Novella - Land | Includes Bonus 7”
Pfarmers - Gunnera | Colored Vinyl
Prefuse 73 - Rivington Não Rio
The Holydrug Couple - Moonlust
The Weather Station - Loyalty
White Eyes - S/T
Warm Soda - Symbolic Dream
Coachwhips - Bangers Vs. Fuckers (Reissue)
Spirit Club - S/T
Areski & Brigitte Fontaine - Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme
16 Horsepower - Olden (Reissue)
Jon McCallum - Surf Nazis Must Die OST | Ltd Edition Colored Vinyl

Friday, May 8, 2015


High Five Fest is back!!! So pack your bags and head on over to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs and relax by the pool to the "killer vibes" emanating from DJ sets by OV and some of Southern California's best selectors PLUS a live performance by LA's Mating Ritual!! Did I mention it's free?! Check out set time below...

Friday, May 8th

Amigo Room
10pm - Neil Schield
11pm - Mating Ritual (Live Performance)
12am - 2am - Clifton Weaver III (Funky Sole

Saturday, May 9th

12pm - 2:30pm - Justin Gage (Aquarium Drunkard)
2:30pm - 5pm - Emily and Caleb from Zig Zags
Amigo Room
10pm - Chris Ziegler (LA Record)
11pm - Nick Waterhouse
12am - 2am - Rodrigo Amarante
Sunday, May 10th

12pm - 2:30pm - Mark ‘Frosty’ McNeill
2:30pm - 5pm - Emily and Caleb from Zig Zags

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


This Friday, Fullerton's Gazoota are bringing their sunny psych-pop to OV for a special in-store performance! The band recently released their debut piece of wax on the HOTT MT affiliated Mutation Records and trust me, you're gonna want to give it listen. So come on down to our shop Friday at 7 PM and check out this "merry band of spiritual weirdos!!!"

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NEW RELEASES: Restocks, how'd you get in here?

Best Coast - The Only Place

Blur - The Magic Whip

Mikal Cronin - MCIII | Ltd. Edition Clear Vinyl

Metz - II | Loser Edition

Palma Violets - Danger In The Club 

V/A - A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night OST

Balms - S/T 12” EP
Bill Fay - Who Is The Sender
Bonnie Stillwatter - The Devil Is People 12” EP
Braids - Deep In The Iris | Ltd. White/Green Vinyl 
Built To Spill - Untethered Moon
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld - Never Were The Way She Was
D'Angelo - Voodoo (Reissue)
David Kauffman & Eric Caboor - Songs From Suicide Bridge
Death - N.E.W.
Death & Vanilla - To Where The Wild Things Are | Blue or Orange Vinyl
Django Django - Born Under Saturn
Hop Along - Painted Shut
Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia
Jackson Scott - Sunshine Redux
Mac McCaughan - Non-Believers
My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall
Nosaj Thing - Fated
NWA & The Posse - S/T
Other Lives - Rituals
Paul Bergmann - Old Dream | 7" | Ltd. Edition White Vinyl
Paul de Jong - IF
Prefuse 73 - Forsyth Gardens
Rat Fist - S/T 7”
Rose Windows - S/T | Loser Edition
Super Furry Animals - MWNG (Reissue)
Ty Segall / King Tuff - Recorded Live At Pickathon
V/A - Juice OST
V/A - Theme From Kaffee 12”

Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
Built To Spill - You in Reverse
Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
Bill Callahan - Dream River
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Ask Forgiveness
Joanna Newsom - & The Ys Street Band 12" EP
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
Silver Jews - Starlite Walker
Smog - Julius Caesar
Smog - Red Apple Falls
The Red Crayola - Malefactor, Ade
The Red Crayola with Art & Language - Correct Slogans
The Red Krayola - Amor And Language
Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
Ty Segall - Manipulator
Ty Segall - Singles 2
White Fence - S/T (Reissue)
HTRK - Marry Me Tonight
Alan Watts - This Is It
Cheena - S/T | 7”
Fort Romeau - Insides
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
Inventions - Maze Of Woods 
Mourn - S/T
Palmbomen II - S/T
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
The Soft Moon - Deeper
Leonard Cohen - New Skin For The Old Ceremony
Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Love And Hate
Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
Lord Huron - Strange Trails
San Fermin - Jackrabbit
Barbara Lynn - Here Is Barbara Lynn
Cat’s Eyes - The Duke Of Burgundy OST
Monks - Black Monk Time
The Supreme Jubilees - It’ll All Be Over
Broadcast - Tender Buttons (Reissue) 
Atoms For Peace - Amok
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll (Reissue)
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas (Reissue)
Doldrums - The Air Conditioned Nightmare | Loser Edition
FKA Twigs - LP1
Future Islands - Singles
Girl Band - The Early Years
Interpol - Antics
Interpol - El Pintor
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun (Reissue)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me

Friday, May 1, 2015


TONIGHT Phoebe Bridgers is bringing her world-weary Americana to our loft for a special in-store performance in celebration of her new 7" on Ryan Adams' Pax-Am Records. In Adam's words, Bridgers is a "a 'musical unicorn' who “could make a jar of sand sound like ‘Blood On The Tracks.’”

Thursday, April 30, 2015

THIS WEEKEND: Make Origami A Part Of Your Life

After Record Store Day, we kind of thought we'd have a break from crazy events, but somehow, we just couldn't stop booking things at the shop!! We've planned your weekend (and your month) and summarized it nicely in this blog post. Enjoy!

Friday, May 1
Phoebe Bridgers In-Store | 7pm

LA Weekly named this one of the best free concerts to go to this weekend! Celebrating the release of her 7", 'Killer,' out on Ryan Adams' label, Pax-Am, Bridgers will be playing her dark acoustic tunes at 7 pm in the loft! How could you miss someone described as a "musical unicorn"?!

Saturday, May 2
Mikal Cronin Scavenger Hunt
To celebrate the release of Mikal's new record "MCIII," Merge has sent us a cassette tape of the album and a prize pack. Just check our social media on Saturday morning for a clue to where in the shop the tape is hidden. Be the first to find it, and you'll get a prize pack with all kinds of goodies in it. We'll also be selling the album early as soon as the tape is found!!

Best Coast 'California Daze' Flea Market | 1pm
We'll be out at Oinkster on Saturday for Best Coast's flea market. Among a bunch of cool things, including on-site pet adoption, we'll have a tent where the band will be signing their new album from 1-2pm. A really great event for true BC fans!

Tallest Man On Earth Premiere Party | 7pm
Back at the shop, we're premiering the new Tallest Man On Earth album, Dark Bird Is Home (out on Dead Oceans on 5/12). First 20 people who pre-order the album get the limited edition white vinyl + an exclusive 7"! We'll also be giving away a pair of tickets to their 5/18 show at the Wiltern. You can pre-order your copy now here.

Sunday, May 3
Shark? In-Store | 2:30pm
Coming off their tour with our friends, LA Font, we've got Shark?, from Brooklyn, in the loft for an early show!

Paul Bergmann 7" Release Party | 4pm

Local celeb, Paul Bergmann, will be playing in the loft at 4 to celebrate the release of his debut 7" on Fairfax Recordings! These songs were co-produced by Nick Waterhouse and Kevin Augunas and features string arrangements from Jimmy Haskell. You can reserve your copy on limited edition white vinyl here. 

See you this weekend!! 


On May 8th, The Acid will be bringing their uniquely affecting neo-R&B to the El Rey. The Acid’s debut LP, Liminal was one of Origami Vinyl’s favorite LPs of 2014 and received wide acclaim for its minimal, stark, yet naturalistic take on electronic soul. OV's own, Thomas was lucky enough to sit down with Adam Freeland, one-third of the multi-national genre-defying group (also featuring Ry X and Steve Nalepa) and talk about his celebrated career as a DJ and producer, The Acid’s amazing live visuals, and his love affair with a certain taqueria here in Los Angeles. 

What's the origin of The Acid? How did you guys meet?

Steve and I have been friends for several years. Ry and I met at Dugan O'Neal's birthday party – Dugan's the guys who's directed a lot of our videos. I've had a nearly twenty year career as a solo artist and I'd just spent a year completely removed from music, a sort of reset. I bumped intro Ry and we started talking and we just sort of decided to try something out. It was a really nice, spontaneous thing. We went to the studio as an experiment and a few days later we had the first Acid EP.

What were some of the past projects you were involved in?

I got into making music through DJing. I've had a DJ career since I was young – I put out my first DJ mix in 1996. I used to work for this legendary Belgian techno label called R&S who more recently put out the first James Blake record. Whilst I was Djing I was working for them as an A&R scout and then I ended up setting up my own label called Marine Parade. I was in various collaborations and bands along the way, toured non-stop for 16 years and realized I needed a break. In that time I really found I didn't want to be in clubs at 5 in the morning. For me, The Acid represents the transition into a new era. Its nice after 16 thinking I had done it all to then start a new thing – I think its the best stuff I've done.

How has your work as a DJ influenced what you do with The Acid?

On every level. Knowing how to manipulate a crowd's energy – how to build tension and then release. The dynamics of our record are influenced by the dynamic range of a DJ set. The patterns of peaks and valleys you'd find in a 90-minute DJ set we try to instill in our songs. Sonics and sound craft is really my thing. Ry is a great songwriter – I'm not. I think more in terms of palette and sonic texture. Steve is more of a producer, a beat builder. The three of working together creates a nice push/pull.

Was there an agreed upon direction that you guys started the band with? Was it very different than the music you play now? How has you sound evolved over time?

It was such an experiment - we really had no idea what we were doing. I think normally you meet, you talk, you play each other music, you philosophize about what you are trying to create. A lot of the stuff I'd done personally had taken a lot of thinking about and self-questioning whereas this was very spontaneous – we just did it. We didn't play each other any music. I think that’s part of the beauty of it. We didn't have time for self-questioning or to plan and think about what we were making. We quickly established this role in the studio that if two of us like it, it stays, if two of us don’t, it goes. We wrote those first four tracks in about 4 days. It was a really fresh, exciting process.

What are some other influences your sound is rooted in? Musical or otherwise.

I just bought some land in Joshua Tree so that’s really influencing everything I'm doing right now. I'm spending quite a lot of time out in the desert. I'm really into using my hands and treating the land as a canvas with everything I create there. I have a solo rig being installed this weekend, so I'll have a studio setup out there. My heart is in Joshua Tree right now. It's sort of bizarre – the nearest building to my house is Pappy & Harriets and tomorrow night I'm seeing Caribou there. The next weekend its Jamie XX, John Talabot, and John Hopkins. To be able to live 5 miles up a dirt road and still have all that cultural stimulation is kind of too good to be true.

Musically, I'm influenced by basically everything Kompact puts out. They're just so consistent.

The desert seems like a fitting place to write and record for The Acid. Your music is rooted in open spaces and finding beauty in sparse melodies and arrangements.

Ry grew up in Byron Bay, Australia which is a beautiful surf town. He grew up on the land, kind of living off the grid. I’ve always like the desert inspire, psychedelic end of rock music. In my work I’ve always tried to bring in those influences.

What is it like performing this restrained, minimal music in front of big crowds? Do you get freaked out being so sonically exposed?

Yeah, we have to be quite careful about our set times. In a world where everything is so maximal and loud we’re pretty sparse and intimate. It’s weird though: we went to Australia to play this festival called Splendour In The Grass, which is kind of like the Coachella of Australia. We played this massive tent and rocked it and we just did what we do in a small room, but there was just something about the sound system and the enthusiasm of the audience. I mean we often play the songs a little quicker than on the record – a little bit – but its pretty true to the recordings.

I think the next record will be a bit more high energy than the last one, which is definitely inspired by our live performance. There are certain moments on our first album which just don’t translate well live, but having said that we’ve been really lucky with the gigs we’ve done – we’ve really been well received.

Visuals are a big part of your live sets. Can you tell me about the visual aspects of your performances?

Well we’re all quire aesthetic people. We wanted to bring in organic visuals to our sets. I feel like a lot of the visuals you see at shows are very digital, especially in electronic music and we all hate that. We wanted to use things we film like ink in water and a lot of natural elements. We’ve filmed this stuff called ferrofluid which is basically a liquid metal that you can run magnetic currents through to create different shapes. We played our tracks through it and it created all these amazing forms.

I have a pet peeve of when you see a show and the visuals are out of sync with the music and we all felt like it would be a good idea to do something which is synced up. We didn’t want to play to a click so we developed this visual system with a couple friends of ours which actually responds to what we’re playing. For instance on one track the kick drum will blur or distort the lens or a flower will open in response to Ry’s voice. It’s quite subtle how we’ve done it and I don’t know if you’d notice unless you were really paying attention, but we’re trying to create this all-encompassing experience. We’ve put a lot of time and pretty much all of our record deal money into making it work.

What was your first favorite band or musician?

I wanted to be Jimi Hendrix. I used to sit in my room as a kid and just make guitar feedback. I couldn’t really play, but I could make really cool feedback sounds. [laughs] I think I’ve always just been into the textures of sound, even as a kid. Before any of my friends I got a job as a paper boy so I could buy nice speakers and I used to just listen to all of those incredibly nicely produced 80’s pop records. I guess that’s still my thing. I don’t really think in terms of lyrics and songs, whereas Ry grew up listening to Elliott Smith and Steven was into all that Industrial stuff.

You definitely can hear all of those influences in The Acid. What was the first record you bought?

The first record I ever bought was the Muppet Show album. [laughs]

How has that one influenced you? Ever thought of doing a Muppet Show remix album?

If you really want to spill the juice on embarrassing things, I used to open my DJ sets with excerpts from the Muppets. It was those two guys, those critics. I can’t remember their names. [Editors note: Adam’s talking about Statler and Waldorf.]

So what’s next for The Acid?

We’re working on our next record. We’ve got a Phil Selway and a Young Magic remix coming out pretty soon. It actually looks like we’re gonna be doing a film score for a documentary. I don’t think I can really talk about what that it yet, but that’s pretty exciting. We’re all working on our own solo projects.

Alright now for the final hard hitting question: what’s you favorite taquería in LA and why?

There’s a place on Hillhurst called Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada, and when I lived in Los Feliz I would go and eat there every day. So much so that I became good friends with the owner, Joseph and he doesn’t let me buy tacos any more. I just go in there and he lets me help myself. For my last solo record, I actually called one of the tracks “Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada” because that album was pretty much fueled by those tacos. We ended up doing an album launch party there – I actually did a stage dive off of the taco stand. I wanted to enter myself into the Guinness Book of World Records as the first person to ever stage dive off a taco stand [laughs]. I might be – I don’t know.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


This Friday Phoebe Bridgers is bringing her world-weary Americana to our loft for a special in-store performance in celebration of her new 7" on Ryan Adams' Pax-Am Records. In Adam's words, Bridgers is a "a 'musical unicorn' who “could make a jar of sand sound like ‘Blood On The Tracks.’”