The Proper Ornaments

Is perfect pop still possible? It’s hard to imagine but the answer is yes and The Proper Ornaments are here to prove it. A timeless beauty that reminds us of The Velvet Underground and The Jesus & Marcy Chain and yet sounds classic and effortlessly original. Produced by Charlie March of Nzca Lines and featuring ten golden nuggets of pure pleasure, this is truly an album you can’t resist.

James Hoare and Max Claps formed The Proper Ornaments in 2010. The first line up included bassist Michael Lovett (NZCA Lines) and Lets Wrestle front man Wesley Patrick Gonzalez.


They released a 7“ on cult San Francisco label Make a Mess Records and an EP with No Pain In Pop who also released a single with James’ other musical project Veronica Falls.

The Waiting for Summer single was issued on the eve of the summer solstice along with a great video by Nyco, the track received a lot of support across the airways. The album project which collected together their previous works into a tidy bundle, imported from Japan by your very own Lo Recordings We followed this up with two more singles Recalling and First Step Out

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