Listen To The New Crystal Fairy Album Ahead Of Its Release [Rel-Act]

The new album from Crystal Fairy is due for release very shortly.  You can listen to the album now ahead of its release.

Crystal Fairy’s debut self-titled album is due for release on Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings on the 24th of February 2017.Crystal Fairy includes Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes, At the Drive-In/Mars Volta founder Omar Rodríguez-López and Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover of The Melvins.

Crystal Fairy contains a number of Mike Patton’s friends and stablemates, Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes; At the Drive-In/Mars Volta founder Omar Rodríguez-López; and Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover of The Melvins.

Thanks to Rolling Stone you can have an early listen to the entire album now.

Crystal Fairy’s self-titled debut album is available for pre-order now.

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The release was included in an interview with Teri, Buzz, and Dale.  Here are a few of the highlights:

This entire project started when Teri started showing up on stage on the Le Butcherettes/Melvins tour in 2015. How did that come about?

Teri: We were always talking about music or just hanging out. Getting up in the morning, feeling groggy, we run into each other at Starbucks. From my end, I was dreaming, “Wouldn’t it be cool just to someday work with these guys?” Omar … he was on the road because he’s also a photographer – he was documenting the Butcherettes and Melvins run. So late at night when we’re all together at the lobby in the hotel, not even drinking beer, but drinking a lemonade, and being like, “Man, wouldn’t it be cool to do something with these guys? And it turns out that Dale and Buzz were thinking the same thing. That part was creepy. It was very innocent, I think.

When did the first session happen?

Teri: After we finished touring together there was probably two weeks. I happened to be in L.A., so Buzz and I were already in communication. I reached out to O and it turned out he was also in L.A. Again, another magical moment. Again, unplanned.

Dale: We had Teri over at our rehearsal space and we’re like, “Well, what haven’t you done before?” She’s like, “Well, I’ve never done rap.” And we’re like, “Weellll, I don’t think we’re gonna do that here.”

Buzz: I wanted to something that brought her into a little bit more of a heavy metal thing than she had been used to. She adapted to it really quickly. She’s not like a heavy metal person at all.

What about this record are you most proud of?

Buzz: It’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever done. I guess the one thing I really liked was being able to write songs that Teri could sing. I think she’s an unbelievable talent. It was a privilege to me to be able to write songs and then have somebody write lyrics and sing along … in such a great way. It’s not something that I take lightly. At all. … I love it. It was a joy and a pleasure to work with Teri. One of the high points of my career to me. And I’ve had a lot of ’em. I’m a very, very fortunate and hard-working guy.

What’s next for the Melvins?

Dale: There’ll be two new Melvins things, probably, this year. And then whatever else we end up doing, touring with these guys or whatever. We’ll see what happens.

Buzz: We are working on a new album right now. Almost done. And then we’ll take it from there. It’s something we’ve never done before. It has a twist to it that we’ve never done.

You can read the full interview here.

Crystal Fairy’s self-titled debut album is available for pre-order now.

Preorder CD Preorder Digital Preorder Vinyl

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