The Crystal Method to Release Self-Titled Album, 1/14/2014
Electronic music trailblazers THE CRYSTAL METHOD have announced that their fifth studio album, THE CRYSTAL METHOD, will be released January 14, 2014. The self-titled disc marks the follow-up to the 2009 Grammy Award-nominated album Divided By Night.
The music bristles with the kind of artfully crafted soundscapes that solidified THE CRYSTAL METHOD, who now celebrate their 20th anniversary as one of the most successful electronic music outfits in history. Fans can experience a listen now with the track "Emulator," the video for which was recently revealed on Rollingstone.com.
View the video for "Emulator" at: http://youtu.be/Gzls0zVcv0c
Meanwhile, upholding a tradition of celebrated collaborations, the duo of SCOTT KIRKLAND and KEN JORDAN also tapped a myriad of friends for this forthcoming offering. Dia Frampton adds a sense of soul to "Over It," while country star LeAnn Rimes lends her instantly recognizable and infectious pipes to the gorgeous "Grace." Other dynamics come from the likes of Scars On Broadway's Franky Perez ("Difference"), Le Castle Vania ("Storm The Castle") and Miami's Afrobeta ("After Hours").
For all of the chemistry with other artists, it's a very personal affair for the group. Emerging from Scott Kirkland's brain surgery earlier this year, The Crystal Method signals the dawn of a new chapter for the group.
"It's been two decades since this started, and electronic music has enjoyed a huge resurgence," says Ken Jordan. "We wanted to reintroduce ourselves to the world here. The name itself signifies twenty years of doing this. It represents a great deal of hard work, fun, and rewards. It's simply who we are."Scott Kirkland adds, "Actually, we hate coming up with album titles, and it was just easier to call it The Crystal Method. It's a Walter White-approved name!"
In other news, this past Friday, October 4, THE CRYSTAL METHOD made a surprise appearance at the Riot Games' League of Legends World Championship. At the sold-out event, which took place at the Staples Center inLos Angeles, Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan were joined by Wes Borland, Danny Lohner, Combichrist drummer Joe Letz and a 90-piece orchestra to perform the "Lucian: The Purifiers Resolve" theme music they created for the game. The event was captured here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWU4QvC09uM
View the video clip promoting the song which has already garnered well over 1,200,000 views at: http://youtu.be/bgFD2ZNpfN8
Since Divided By Night, the duo has traveled the world playing to sold-out audiences far and wide. In addition, they've further expanded their formidable film and television resume working on the score for the hit film Real Steel with none other than the iconic Danny Elfman. They show no signs of stopping or slowing down.
THE CRYSTAL METHOD are back...
About THE CRYSTAL METHOD:
Heralded by the Village Voice as "one of the best live dance acts on Earth,"THE CRYSTAL METHOD-Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland-have been known for almost two decades for their enduring dance floor anthems ("Now Is The Time," "Keep Hope Alive"), airwave smashes ("Trip Like I Do") and a willingness to collaborate with an array of talent--including rock's elite like Scott Weiland, Matisyahu, New Order's Peter Hook, Emily Hainesof Metric and Filter's Richard Patrick. The duo has dominated the remix, film soundtrack, television, gaming and advertising worlds, including helping Victoria's Secret drop jaws with music for a TV commercial campaign and collaborating with soundtrack heavyweight Danny Elfman for several contributions to Hollywood blockbuster Real Steel. Their platinum-status debut album Vegas (released in 1997) is one of the biggest-selling electronic albums of all time, landing them in the top five of best-selling electronic acts in America. They scored the filmLondon, as well as the themes for TV shows "Bones" and "Third Watch," and were the first act to work with Nike for their running soundtrack series. THE CRYSTAL METHOD were also featured in RE:GENERATION, a documentary film directed by Amir Bar Lev(My Kid Could Paint That, The Tillman Story) and produced in association with The Grammys that looks at the history, songwriting and studio process of different musical genres through the eyes of five of the most influential electronic producers/DJs in music today including Mark Ronson, DJ Premier, THE CRYSTAL METHOD, Pretty Lights and Skrillex. In the film, THE CRYSTAL METHOD team with DetroitMotown legends Martha Reevesofthe Vandellas and The Funk Brothers to create the R&B horn sassy and down-bass "I'm Not Leaving." THE CRYSTAL METHOD's weekly radio show "Community Service"--which is now entering its fifth year--can be heard every Monday at 9 pm ET and again on Thursday at midnight ET on SIRIUS XM's Electric Area Ch 52.