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 brethrenÂ and began listening to Velvet Underground records, they probably would have sounded a bit like London 4-piece Proper Ornaments. Â You’ve got dreamy, hazy vocal harmonies floating overÂ swaying rock and roll riffage with a heroin chic. Â Their fourth release, Foxhole, shows the band expanding their sound even further out. Â Tracks like Cremated (Blown Away) have krautrock-inspired rhythms while songs like Memories take stabs at piano-led balladry. Â This has the potential to be my favorite Proper Ornaments album to date! Â 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. Â Those copies also come with an additional 7″ of two secret tracks. Â If you’d rather buy your copy stateside, then follow the ‘buy’ link to Slumberland Records’ store page.
All LP copies are on red+white vinyl and include a code for a free download.
Translucent blue vinyl with a secret 2-track 7". Only 250 copies. Comes with download code.
Listen to Cremated (Blown Away) on Soundcloud
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive