Album artwork for Ice Melt by Crumb
Album artwork for Ice Melt by Crumb

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.

Crumb

Ice Melt

Crumb Records
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Album artwork for Ice Melt by Crumb
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£10.99

Released 30/04/2021Catalogue Number

CR03CD

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Crumb

Ice Melt

Crumb Records
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Album artwork for Album artwork for Ice Melt by Crumb by Ice Melt - Crumb
Album artwork for Ice Melt by Crumb
CD

£10.99

Released 30/04/2021Catalogue Number

CR03CD

Album artwork for Ice Melt by Crumb
LP+

£14.99

Crystal Clear

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 500 copies
Released 30/04/2021Catalogue Number

CR3LPC4

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Ice Melt by Crumb
LP+

£14.99

LP++ - Indie Shops Version.

Opaque Red

Released 30/04/2021Catalogue Number

CR3LPC2

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Ice Melt by Crumb
LP

£14.99

Black
Released 30/04/2021Catalogue Number

CR3LP

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

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.