Ornaments

Ornaments

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"The riffs are big enough that it's almost possible to imagine David Pierce doing windmills as he plays them, while vocally he's got enough charisma that you could imagine him pulling off a rock opera."

-i(heart)music.net on Ornaments' debut album, Blood Vessels

Biography

Joining brute protopunk force with earthy grooves, Ottawa-based 3-piece Ornaments walks that fine line between ferocious and melodic.

Formed in the summer of 2009, the trio has been gaining steady buzz for its energetic live shows; reconnecting classic, fuzzed out rock with its roots as a raw, rebellious and communicative art form.

Since debuting at the acclaimed Black Sheep Inn in August 2009, the band has played numerous well-received shows in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and St. John's, as well as releasing its eponymous debut EP.

Ornaments first full-length record, "Blood Vessels" was released on November 22nd, 2011. Blood Vessels was recorded and mixed at Gallery Recording Studios (Ottawa) between July and October 2011 by Dean Watson (The Murder Plans, Jetplanes of Abraham, The Love Machine) and was mastered by bova sound’s (Feist, Stars, Zeus) Phillip Victor Bova.

Interestingly, the genesis of the record dates back to the winter of 2010-2011when the band decamped to a condemned bungalow in Ottawa’s west end to write and record demos for what would become Blood Vessels. Dubbed “Bungalow Mansion” by its residents, which included Beaulieu, the structure housed several local musicians and figured prominently in the album’s organic, raw feel; it has since been dismantled and relocated to an undetermined location in Quebec.

2011 was a highly successful year for Ornaments, featuring the group’s first Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest appearance and a $5000 first round victory in Live 88.5’s annual Big Money Shot. The group plans to tour in support of Blood Vessels and has already begun preparing material for its follow up LP.

Discography


BLOOD VESSELS - 2011

SIDE A

Exciter
Anyone Is Me
Go Go Go
Friends

SIDE B

Spend Your Time
Let's Head Home
Can't Sleep
Convalescence
Televanilla

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YELLOW DRESS (Single) - 2011

Yellow Dress

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ORNAMENTS (EP) - 2010

Evil Bastards
Blue Sky
Sexy Portfolios
Red Letter
Show Them Your Soul

Set List

Anyone Is Me
Blue Sky
Can't Sleep
Convalescence
Evil Bastards
Exciter
Friends
Go Go Go
Let's Head Home
Red Letter
Sexy Portfolios
Show Them Your Soul
Spend Your Time
Televanilla
Yellow Dress