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Crumb - Ice Melt [LP]

Crumb

  • £18.70 ( )

Format: LP
Catalogue No.: CR3LP
Barcode: 0617308002966
Release Date: 30th April 2021
Genre: Psych/Garage Rock

TRACKLISTING:
SIDE A
1. Up & Down
2. BNR
3. Seeds
4. L.A.
5. Gone
SIDE B
6. Retreat!
7. Trophy
8. Balloon
9. Tunnel (all that you had)
10. Ice Melt

LP FORMAT DETAILS: black vinyl LP.
LPC2 FORMAT DETAILS: Opaque Red Vinyl LP. Indies Exclusive.

Crumb’s second album, Ice Melt, takes its name from the coarse blend of salts that you can buy from your local hardware store for $9.99. When sprinkled on your wintry steps, this mixture absorbs water and gives off heat, transforming the ice into a viscous, briney slush and, eventually, nothing at all. Beginning with the dynamic chaos of “Up & Down,” and ending with Crumb’s closest thing to a lullaby, Ice Melt’ s ten tracks combine, like ice sculptures melting into a glistening puddle.

From the start, the group knew that cohesion was best achieved through plumbing their individual strengths— frontwoman Lila Ramani’s earliest songwriting, which catalyzed the group’s first two EPs; Bri Aronow’s knack for building (dis)affecting soundscapes; the hypnotic grounding of Jonathan Gilad’s drums, a Crumb mainstay; and Jesse Brotter’s distinctive bass playing, which subtly traces Ramani’s vocal melodies while providing an unrelenting pulse. These collective skills make Crumb a project of independent self-discovery, four creative minds converging around an idea that is always shifting and reforming.

Convening in Los Angeles to work with producer Jonathan Rado, Crumb tapped into atmosphere-creation like never before, building experimental compositions that are at turns head-nodding and surrealist, energetic and euphoric. Ramani characterizes the album as a “return back down to earth,” a deeply felt examination of “real substances and beings that live on this planet.” It is also the cultivation of road-worn musicians exploring brand-new sounds and thematic concepts, pushing themselves into territory they could never have anticipated five years ago.

- Second Full-Length Album from Crumb since 2019’s critically acclaimed,”Jinx”
- Limited, 2,000-copy pressing on Opaque Purple vinyl.
- Over 1.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify

PRESS/ONLINE:
‘BNR & Balloon’:
NME - https://www.nme.com/news/music/crumb-return-with-two-new-singles-bnr-and-balloon-2916090
Stereogum - https://www.stereogum.com/2143264/crumb-bnr-balloon/music/
DIY - https://diymag.com/2021/04/07/crumb-balloon-bnr
Paste Mag - https://www.pastemagazine.com/music/crumb/crumb-share-bnr-and-balloon/
OurCulture - https://ourculturemag.com/2021/04/07/crumb-share-two-new-songs-balloon-and-bnr/
Northern Transmissions - https://northerntransmissions.com/crumb-debut-singles-bnr-and-balloon/
Consequence Sound - https://consequence.net/2021/04/crumb-bnr-balloon-stream/
Exclaim - https://exclaim.ca/music/article/crumb_share_bnr_and_balloon
Idea Hunter - https://ideahuntr.com/crumb-return-with-two-new-singles-bnr-and-balloon/
Uproxx - https://uproxx.com/indie/crumb-bnr-video-balloon/
Beats Per Minute - https://beatsperminute.com/crumb-deliver-a-couple-of-polychromatic-delights-bnr-and-balloon/crumb-bnr-balloon-press-photo-credit_third-pupil/
192kb - https://192kb.com/crumb-return-with-two-new-singles-bnr-and-balloon/
808 Wave - https://www.8o8wave.com/listen-to-crumb-new-songs-balloon-bnr/
Turkish - https://news.turkish.co.uk/crumb-share-new-songs-bnr-and-balloon-stream
Nashville Emerging - https://www.nashville-emerging.com/2021/04/07/crumb-share-new-songs-bnr-and-balloon-stream/
Popstar One - https://popstar.one/news/crumb-return-with-two-new-singles-bnr-and/680635
Vision Viral - https://visionviral.com/blog/crumb-explores-color-theory-in-a-sinister-video-to-their-hypnotic-bnr-single/
Giglist - https://giglist.com/buzz/article/crumb-release-two-new-singles-balloon-bnr

International press – ‘BNR’ & ‘Balloon’
Marvin - https://marvin.com.mx/crumb-nuevas-canciones-balloon-bnr-video/
Indie Rocks - https://www.indierocks.mx/musica/noticias/escucha-balloon-y-bnr-lo-nuevo-de-crumb/
Celebrity Land - https://celebrity.land/pt/crumb-compartilha-duas-novas-cancoes-balloon-e-bnr/
Indie Native - https://www.indienative.com/2021/04/kid-stuff
Indie For Bunnies - http://www.indieforbunnies.com/2021/04/08/due-nuovi-singoli-per-i-crumb/

OTHER ACTIVITY: https://www.crumbtheband.com/

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