By Staff; photos by Describe The Fauna on December 19, 2011
OnTheRecord.tv is a group of filmmakers and fans who’ve set out to document the artists, musicians and characters who perform in and around Origami Vinyl in Echo Park, California. They've taken the initiative of capturing live, intimate sets in the record store's loft or taking bands out into Los Angeles—on rooftops, surrounding streets and beyond—for one-of-a-kind takeaway shows around the city. Needless to say, we're pretty big fans of what OnTheRecord's doing—and think you'll be, too.
This week... Gardens & Villa (again!)
Back in July, OnTheRecord gave us an exclusive performance of Santa Barbara's Gardens and Villa from Origami Vinyl's loft. Since then, the quartet has been on a whirlwind international tour, and the OTR gang caught up with them again, right off a plane from Europe, landing back in L.A. sunshine and just in time for the ridiculous Santa Ana windstorm that caused a bit of havoc around the city. Luckily for our purposes, the gusts blew out all the clouds for a clear, sunny day on the Santa Monica coast. The band played a stripped-down version "Orange Blossom," a sweet and entirely suggestive track from their self-titled full-length, which was released on Secretly Candian earlier this year. Describe the Fauna was also onhand to document the session in photographs, which you can see below.
The band has already announced a few early 2012 dates, and be sure to check out their Top 10 of 2011 for a nice wrap-up to the year.
20 - Portland, OR // Bunk Bar
09 - San Francisco, CA // Rickshaw Stop w/ Popscene DJs
10 - Santa Cruz, CA // The Crepe Place
11 - San Luis Obispo, CA // SLO Brewing Company
17 - San Diego, CA // Casbah
18 - Visalia, CA // Cellar Door
10 - Denton, TX // 35 Denton Festival
- OnTheRecord.tv Presents: Gardens & Villa, “Black Hills” Live at Origami Vinyl (FILTER Exclusive)
- OnTheRecord.tv Presents: Jónsi (live and acoustic at Origami Vinyl)
- OnTheRecord.tv Presents: Magic Bullets, “Lying Around” (live at Origami Vinyl)
- OnTheRecord.tv Presents: Princeton, “To The Alps” Live at Origami Vinyl (FILTER Exclusive)
- OnTheRecord.tv Presents: The Growlers, “Gay Thoughts” Live at Origami Vinyl (FILTER Exclusive)
- OnTheRecord.tv Presents: The One AM Radio At Origami Vinyl (FILTER Exclusive)
- OnTheRecord.tv Presents: J. Tillman, “Well, You Can Do It Without Me” (live at Origami Vinyl)
- OnTheRecord.tv Presents: Little Wings, “Mr. Natural” Live at Origami Vinyl (FILTER Exclusive)