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THE CRYSTAL METHOD – DIVIDED BY NIGHT

THE CRYSTAL METHOD – DIVIDED BY NIGHT

About The Crystal Method:
Heralded as ‘one of the best live dance acts on Earth,’ by the Village Voice (USA),

The Crystal Method (TCM) aka Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland are electronic music pioneers who have been known over the last ten-plus years for their enduring dancefloor anthems (‘Now Is The Time’, ‘Keep Hope Alive’ and ‘Busy Child’).

Renowed for their platinum selling debut album ‘Vegas’ (1997) and the Grammy nominated ‘Legion of Boom’ (2004), the duo have since collaborated with an array of talent including rock’s elite, like Scott Weiland, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Filter’s Richard Patrick, New Order’s Peter Hook and Matisyahu just to name a few.

TCM have also dominated the remix, film soundtrack, television, gaming and advertising worlds, having scored the film ‘London’ as well as the themes for TV shows ‘Bones’ and ‘Third Watch’. They were also the first act to work with Nike for their running soundtrack series and have recently repurposed tracks spanning their career to provide the soundtrack for the first ever 3D sports film, ‘ESPN’s X Games 3D: The Movie’.

Divided by Night:
‘Divided By Night’ is The Crystal Methods 4th studio album produced in the new state of the art Los Angeles studio, Crystalwerks which takes TCM to all new heights.

“We’re always trying to improve on what we’ve done before,” says Ken. “We’re always trying to challenge ourselves and don’t like working to formulas. We like working with a diverse group of people which works really well, because the songs have really different presentations, but because of Scott and me, they also have something essential in common.”

Launched with the momentous first single ‘Drown in the Now’, The Crystal Method’s infectious collaboration with mic master Matisyahu, makes a unique and memorable musical statement. “We met Matisyahu at a festival in British Columbia last July,” Scott explains. “His tour manager approached us about him joining us onstage for a song and we thought it was a cool idea. He came by our trailer and we played him ‘High Roller’ off Vegas [the duo’s 1997 album] and he thought it was great. He came out with us about an hour later and his performance was magical. From there we knew we wanted to work with him. He delivered something unique that helped create a great vibe for the rest of the album.”

Elsewhere, ‘Kling to the Wreckage’ features She Wants Revenge frontman Justin Warfield who delivers a fierce vocal over an exhilarating soundscape. Other High caliber guests on ‘Divided By Night’ in addition to Matisyahu and Warfield include; New Order bassist Peter Hook (on the groove-laden ‘Blunts & Robots’ and ‘Dirty Thirty’), Metric front-woman Emily Haines and drummer Samantha Maloney, formerly of Hole and Peaches (on the hook-injected ‘Come Back Clean’), indie chanteuse Meiko (on the atmospheric ‘Falling Hard’), one-time Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle (on the optimistic ‘Slipstream’) and hip-hop up-and-comers LMFAO (on the party anthem ‘Sine Language’).

Whether it’s bringing in live drums or lining up collaborations with talents from the vast spectrum of pop sub-genres, The Crystal Method avoid working to formulas and continue to push the boundaries, keeping them at the forefront of the electronic music scene.

http://www.thecrystalmethod.com/divided-by-night.html

The Crystal Methods ‘Divided by Night’ will be released on Tiny e Records and is available via iTunes and all good online digital stores.

Divided By Night Tracklisting;
1. Divided By Night
2. Dirty Thirty (featuring Peter Hook)
3. Drown in the Now (featuring Matisyahu)
4. Kling to the Wreckage (featuring Justin Warfield)
5. Smile?
6. Sine Language (featuring LMFAO)
7. Double Down Under
8. Come Back Clean (featuring Emily Haines)
9. Slipstream (featuring Jason Lytle)
10. Black Rainbows (featuring Stefanie King Warfield)
11 Blunts & Robots (featuring Peter Hook)
12. Falling Hard (featuring Meiko)

On Tour:
In conjunction with the release of ‘Divided By Night’, TCM have returned to the road for a major national tour as a live band, which will be their first live show in five years. “This new tour is going to be a completely new look,” enthuses Ken. “It’s like tearing down your house and rebuilding it.”

As well as an extensive tour of America including shows at Coachella and SXSW TCM have also been busy on the international festival circuit with performances at Sziget (Hungary), Kazantip (Ukraine), Spirit of Burgas (Bulgaria), Frequency (Austria) Tuborg Greenfest (Romania), Orange Warsaw Festival (Poland), Reading and Leeds (UK) Global Gathering (South Korea), Tape Festival Foro Alterno (Mexico) to name a few.

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