(photo credit: David Goldman)
CRYSTAL FAIRY (MEMBERS OF LE BUTCHERETTES, MELVINS AND AT THE DRIVE-IN)
DETAIL NEW ALBUM AND ANNOUNCE DEBUT LIVE SHOWS; PREORDERS NOW LIVE
Crystal Fairy, the new group featuring Le Butcherettes’ Teri Gender Bender, the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover with At The Drive-In’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, share the second snippet of their self-titled debut (to be released via Ipecac Recordings on Feb 24th) as the news of their first shows hits.
AND THE PREVIOUSLY RELEASED “DRUGS ON THE BUS”
The new track “Chiseler,” which Buzz dubbed “a hot little punk rock number,” and “Drugs On the Bus” are available as instant downloads with pre-orders of Crystal Fairy – order yours at the following: Bandcamp / iTunes / Amazon / Apple Music. Physical bundles are available via Ipecac’s webstore: http://www.merchaye-revolve.com/ipecac-music-store.
“It was so much fun to write this song with these guys,” said Gender Bender. “It literally just came out like a flying saucer; we recorded everything in one day. It was so impressive to see how well we all experiment with one another.”
Crystal Fairy will play their first live dates in February, with the band announcing a week of intimate club shows in the US. Tickets are available on Friday, Dec 16th.
CRYSTAL FAIRY LIVE DATES:
February 21 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory Constellation Room
February 22 San Diego, CA Casbah
February 23 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
February 24 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
February 25 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
“When the Melvins toured with Le Butcherettes, Teri would come out at the end of the set and do ‘Rebel Girl’ with us,” explained drummer Dale Crover. “It was almost always the highlight of the show! From doing that, we knew there was some chemistry between us that was worth exploring. We became close friends with both Teri and Omar on the tour and came up with the idea of starting a new band with them.”
“Omar caught up with us on the Melvins’ tour because he is an admirer. Through the travels, the Melvins and Omar connected as well,” offered singer Teri Gender Bender. “Sometimes, Omar and I would fantasise loudly of hopefully being able to form a power together. Before we knew it, we were writing music in the studio (both in El Paso and L.A.) and birthed a magical little gem that I am extremely proud to be a part of.”
“The Melvins have had many different line-ups, and we’ll continue to mix things up but with Crystal Fairy, working with Teri and Omar, I knew this was something different and deserved to have its own identity,” said singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne.