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THE CRYSTAL METHOD Returns w. “HOLY ARP” Today, July 27 — Single Appears on New Album ‘The Trip Hope’ Out Sept 28

Today, July 27, sees the release of “Holy Arp,” THE CRYSTAL METHOD‘s first single from the upcoming new album THE TRIP HOME (out September 28 On Tiny E Records).

“Holy Arp” shows the legendary EDM act at their very best with a foot-stomping break beat anthem, laced with organic keys and a pumping harmonica line.

With it, TCM’s Scott Kirkland gives the first flashes of the cohesive sound that will shape the new studio album, the first helmed by Kirkland alone since co-founding member Ken Jordan retired from the music business.

“As soon as I got that track going, I knew I had found the direction for the new album,” Kirkland says of the song. “It reverberates with the sound of Crystal Method classics like ‘Name of the Game’ and has some of the gnarliness of ‘Vapor Trail.’ It’s an angry, ballsy, bombastic trip down the inner workings of the vintage ARP 2600 synth.”

Listen to “Holy Arp” here: http://smarturl.it/pbbdtu

Equal parts throwback and dynamic futurism, THE TRIP HOMEexpands Kirkland‘s unrestrained curiosity into new realms and new sounds. To perfect this fine balance, Kirkland took a back-to-basics approach, which saw him firing up his arsenal of analog synths and reconnecting with his collection of vintage gear“Holy Arp” captures this calculated formula perfectly: a brooding intro of darkly tinged bleeps and bloops slowly builds the song’s tension before it pours into a bed of chunky synths, distorted reverb and alien sounds. Its minimal, vocal-less melody allows space for the synths to expand and reach a high peak before disintegrating into the ether.

THE CRYSTAL METHOD’s ‘The Trip Home Tour’ dates are below. Tickets are available at www.thecrystalmethod.com.

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Fri

7/27

Sacramento, CA

Concerts In The Park

Sat

7/28

Agassiz, BC

Electric Love Music Festival

Sat

8/11

Ferndale, MI

Grasshopper

Fri

9/7

Jacksonville, FL

Myth Nightclub

Sat

9/8

Pensacola, FL

Vinyl

Fri

9/14

El Paso, TX

Lowbrow

Sat

9/15

Houston, TX

Warehouse

Fri

9/21

Philadelphia, PA

Trocadero

Sat

9/22

Rochester, NY

Anthology

Fri

9/28

Las Vegas, NV

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool

Fri

10/5

Eugene, OR

HIFI

Sat

10/6

Portland, OR

45 East

Fri

10/12

Kansas City, MO

Truman

Sat

10/13

Denver, CO

Beta

Fri

10/19

Los Angeles, CA

The Viaduct

Sat

10/20

Hermosa Beach, CA

Saint Rocke

Fri

10/26

Austin, TX

Empire

Sat

10/27

Virginia Beach, VA

Shakas Live

Wed

10/31

Brooklyn, NY

Good Room

Fri

11/2

Indianapolis, IN

The Vogue

Sat

11/3

Washington, DC

U Street Music Hall

Fri

11/9

Santa Barbara, CA

EOS Lounge

Sat

11/10

San Diego, CA

Music  Box

Sat

11/17

San Francisco, CA

Public Works

Fri

11/30

Dallas, TX

Trees

Sat

12/1

San Antonio, TX

Paper Tiger

Fri

12/7

Cincinnati, OH

Bogarts

Sat

12/8

Nashville, TN

Exit/In

Fri

        12/14

Toronto, ON

Phoenix Concert Hall

Sat

        12/15

Louisville, KY

Mercury Ballroom

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