The Crystal Method Celebrates 20 Years Together, Release 5th Studio Album

13 January 2014 - - - The DJ List


After a year riddled in set-backs, THE CRYSTAL METHOD are back in a big way. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirland are celebrating 20 years together, and Scott Kirland's good health, by releasing the duo's fifth full length studio record. In the beginning of 2013, Kirkland was hit with a one-two-punch of health ailments - first, he was diagnosed with a 'posterior fossa arachnoid cyst' in his brain and shortly after the brain surgery Kirkland developed a spinal fluid infection, hospitalizing him for the next month. Focusing on a full recovery, the group cancelled their upcoming tour dates and put their album on the back burner. Thankfully, Scott Kirland's health has returned and with the release of 'The Crystal Method' their future is looking brighter than ever.

A follow-up to 'Divided By Night', their 2009 Grammy nominated album, this new album takes the listener on a industrial, gritty, high energy electronic adventure. This EP is a delightful synthesis of progressive electro house and rock & roll. No strangers to collaboration, LE CASTLE VANIA and NICK THAYER were brought in to add their signature EDM twists and as far as vocalists go - Dia Frampton, from the second season of NBC's 'The Voice', lends her edgy vocals to'Over It' and Country sweetheart LeAnn Rimes lends her incredible talent to the hauntingly gorgeous, progressive house jam 'Grace/.

1. Emulator
2. Over It ft. Dia Frampton
3. Sling The Decks
4. Storm the Castle ft LE CASTLE VANIA
5. 110 to 101
6. Jupiter Shift
7. Dosimeter ft NICK THAYER
8. Grace ft LeAnn Rimes
9. Difference
10. Metro
11. After-hours

As of right now, the pair are getting ready to rock Los Angeles with a full live band at the El Rey Theater this coming Thursday, 1/16. The special guests include, but are definitely not limited to: Danny Lohner - the former bassist for NINE INCH NAILS, Richard Fortus - the former guitarist for GUNS N ROSES and former Primus drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia .

The album is set to release tomorrow, 1/14 - be sure to pre-order your copy from iTunes today. If you find yourself getting impatient for your own copy, head over to Hypem or Pandora where the band is both premiering and streaming the album for free.

Upcoming Tour Dates
1/16 - El Rey Theater - Los Angeles, CA [LIVE]
1/18 - Beta - Denver, CO
1/23 - Cielo - New York, NY

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