RIYL: A mix between Ride and The Velvet Underground

Label: Slumberland Records (US) / Tough Love Records (UK)

If Ride decided to shy away from their shoegazing Creation Records brethren and began listening to Velvet Underground records, they probably would have sounded a bit like London 4-piece Proper Ornaments.  You’ve got dreamy, hazy vocal harmonies floating over swaying rock and roll riffage with a heroin chic.  Their fourth release, Foxhole, shows the band expanding their sound even further out.  Tracks like Cremated (Blown Away) have krautrock-inspired rhythms while songs like Memories take stabs at piano-led balladry.  This has the potential to be my favorite Proper Ornaments album to date!  I love bands that evolve with every release.

The translucent blue copies, limited to only 250, can be purchased from Tough Love Records over in the UK HERE.  Those copies also come with an additional 7″ of two secret tracks.  If you’d rather buy your copy stateside, then follow the ‘buy’ link to Slumberland Records’ store page.

The Details

All LP copies are on red+white vinyl and include a code for a free download.

Tough Love:
Translucent blue vinyl with a secret 2-track 7". Only 250 copies. Comes with download code.

Price $14

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