Ornament and Crime is Self's first long-playing release since 2000's Gizmodgery, after several free Internet-only albums. Originally intended for release in August 2004, it was delayed by the dissolution of Self's label, DreamWorks Records. It was eventually released independently thirteen years later, in August 2017, which also saw the physical release of previously Internet-only B-side album, Porno, Mint & Grime.
Subliminal Plastic Motives by Self. Feels Like Breakin’ Shit by Self. What About My Life by Self. View all albums . Ornament & Crime. By: Self (2017, Rock).
Ornament & Crime could be considered to be the spiritual successor to their debut album Subliminal Plastic Motives. Both come off as a straightforward collection of radio friendly alternative rock songs. However in this case it also, at times, becomes a self-aware parody of the alternative rock scene however at other times it falls into its own trap that lacks the interesting flairs from Breakfast With Girls to keep it consistently afloat
About Ornament & Crime. This album was originally intended for release in August 2004, but was delayed for over a decade: When we were on DreamWorks, we made a record called Ornament And Crime that never saw the light of day because the label folded the night after we finished it. It was finally released August 2017 alongside an album of B-sides that had been released on Myspace over the years, Ornament and Crime. Ornament & Crime Q&A.
How Can I Make You Happy. Can't Go On. Coming Over. No One Knows You. Grow Up. The Pounding Truth.
An album entitled Ornament and Crime was completed in 2004 and was set to become the band's fifth commercial release. When Universal Music Group acquired DreamWorks Records, the band's label at the time, the album was shelved indefinitely. A few songs from Ornament and Crime had been featured on the band's MySpace A DVD has also been completed, but due to legal reasons, remains unreleased.
Written By – Mac Burrus, Matt Mahaffey
|A5||How Can I Make You Happy|
|A6||Can't Go On|
|B2||No One Knows|
|B5||Out With A Bang|
Written By – Mike MahaffeyWritten By, Performer – Gary Welsh, Mac Burrus, Matt Mahaffey
|ECM056-2||sElf*||Ornament & Crime (CD, Album)||El Camino Media||ECM056-2||US||2017|