Poolside & Grizfolk Collab ORNAMENT AND CRIME Announce Debut EP; Share Track
September 4, 2021 BY Nettwerk
LA-based duo ORNAMENT AND CRIME are excited to announce their debut EP, Another Night On The Astral Plane, is set for release on October 15th. The duo, comprised of Poolside producer Alex Kemp and Grizfolk drummer Bill Delia, craft a sound that stretches both genre and sonic structure to create music that imbues a kind of dystopian sensuality. It is an expertly crafted collage of their various abilities and influences. There’s no doubt that time and place seeped in as well. Bill mentions the location of Alex’s Venice Beach studio, saying that although the music, “is not exactly beachy or sunny, that definitely played a part in crafting the sound and vision of the songs.” Instead, the EP is like experiencing the ocean by night, with Bill’s drumming providing the undercurrent that tows the listener along.
Tomorrow, the group will share the sun-bleached indietronica single “You’re A Mess,” featuring vocalist Virginia Palms. Bill explains, “Everyone falls for the wrong person once or twice, right? It’s an enjoyable fail, really. This song honors the toxic lovers we all encounter at some point in our lives, the ones we have a blind eye of love for.”
Listen To “You’re a Mess”
“You’re A Mess” is the latest single from the EP, following darkwave disco track “Give A Little Love” and their debut disco-soul single “The Only Living Girl In LA,” which “boasts conga drums, big synths, acoustic guitars, vibrant vocals and a rhythm that makes you want to dance.” (Buzzbands.la)
The origins of ORNAMENT AND CRIME begin with Bill, who listened to the most recent Poolside record and reached out to Alex, the producer, and co-writer on the album. After a few writing sessions, they reached out to featured vocalist Camron Palmer (aka Virginia Palms). Together, they mastered a balancing act between building a solid foundation for a strong idea to take root and leaving enough space for inspiration to strike.