Origami Vinyl's Local Top Ten (Plus One!)
Independent Echo Park record store Origami Vinyl carries a strong collection of local music as well as new releases and luxurious reissues. Proprietor Neil Schield told us about their most recent top ten local sellers--as well as a local band he'd like to see make it to the top ten as soon as possible.
1. LA Font - The American Leagues - self-released
2. Warpaint - The Fool - Rough Trade
3. No Age - Everything In Between - Sub Pop
4. Young Hunting - "Into Your Mind" 7" - self-released
5. Zola Jesus - Valusia - Sacred Bones
6. Jail Weddings - Love is Lawless - White Noise
7. Spain - "I'm Still Free" 7" - self-released
8. Kissing Cousins - Pillar of Salt - Velvet Blue Music
9. Summer Darling - self-titled - Origami Vinyl
10. Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner - Rough Trade
And now per Neil--what local record is everyone missing out on? You'll hear the entire thing after the jump.
"These guys kinda came outta nowhere to me. I love the early '80s angular guitars mixed in with the dark synth lines. Both Cameron and Sarah's voices play a perfect contrast to each other. They only made 300 copies of their EP on vinyl and I think you'll be bummed if you miss out. If they keep up all their hard work, they will be primed to break out in 2011."