DT: AUGUST 7, 2009
FR: ALEXANDRA GREENBERG/MSO
PREPARE FOR NEW SINGLE
“COME BACK CLEAN”
WITH A REMIX CONTEST IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDABA MUSIC
AND NEW VIDEO
SONG FEATURES EMILY HAINES (METRIC) AND
THE CRYSTAL METHOD—now on the second leg of their tour for DIVIDED BY NIGHT (Tiny e Records)—have just announced “Come Back Clean” as the second single from the album. The hook-injected track features Emily Haines of Metric on vocals and drummer extraordinaire Samantha Maloney (Hole, Mötley Crüe, Peaches, Chelsea Girls) providing extra beats. The track will first be launched at dance radio with a brand new Kaskade remix during the second week of September following the band’s first U.K. festival performances at Leeds August 29 and Reading August 30, plus other European appearances.
To support the new single, the duo of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland has teamed with Indaba Music for a remix contest. The Crystal Method will be utilizing the Indaba Music platform to make the stems for the song available for Indaba Music's community of more than 200,000 musicians to rework and remix the track into new versions. Entrants will be able to sign up at http://www.indabamusic.com/featured_programs/show/tcm from August 11 through September 8, during which time they will be able to download the stems and submit their unique version of "Come Back Clean" to the Indaba Music website. Entrants will be able to use Indaba Music's new online music creation software, the Indaba Session Console 2.0, or their own music software to create their remix, and will be given a personalized widget to spread their submission across the Internet.
After the submission period ends, voting will take place between September 8 and September 22. The top 10 popular submissions, as determined by public voting on the site, will receive an autographed copy of Divided By Night. The Crystal Method will also choose a winner to receive a microKORG XL synthesizer. Two runners-up will each receive Skull Candy skate decks and headphone sets.
The Crystal Method recently shot a video in Los Angeles for “Come Back Clean," directed by Alexandre Moorse who did the same honors for Divided By Night’s critically acclaimed video for “Drown In The Now” with Matisyahu. It features Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland as NYC cab drivers with loads of different girls and crazy people hopping in and out of the back of their cabs, singing the track, making out, fighting–all kinds of madness. The video features an appearance by Samantha Maloney and will be available in the coming weeks.
In other happenings, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland performed a DJ set at the premiere of the new ESPN film X Games 3D: The Movie at the NOKIA Theatre last Thursday, July 30, celebrating the film due in 3D theatres across the country August 21. The electronic music duo’s various works are featured throughout the film and includes reworked versions of material from Divided By Night, as well as from their earlier records. Photos of The Crystal Method at the premiere of X Games 3D: The Movie and from the video set of “Come Back Clean” can be found here:
THE CRYSTAL METHOD’s current tour routing is as follows:
|Tue||8/4||Little Rock, AR||Juanita’s Cantina|
|Wed||8/5||Tulsa, OK||Cain’s Ballroom|
|Thu||8/6||Albuquerque, NM||Sunshine Theatre|
|Fri||8/7||Afton, NY||The New Echo Lake (DJ set)|
|Sat||8/8||Washington D.C.||Fur (DJ set)|
|Sun||8/9||San Diego, CA||Hard Rock Hotel (DJ set)|
|Sat||8/15||Budapest, Hungary||Sziget Festival|
|Sun||8/16||Burgas, Bulgaria||Spirit of Burgas|
|Fri||8/21||London, England||Matter (DJ set)|
|Sat||8/22||St. Polten, Austria||Frequency Festival (DJ set)|
|Sun||8/23||Kiev, Ukraine||Cream Festival|
|Sat||8/29||Leeds, UK||Leeds Festival|
|Sun||8/30||Reading, UK||Reading Festival|
|Fri||9/4||Bucharest, Romania||Tuborg Green Festival|
|Sat||9/5||Warsaw, Poland||Orange Warsaw Festival|
|Thu||9/24||Monterrey, Mexico||El Escena Music Hall|
|Fri||9/25||Mexico City, Mexico||Roots Magic Club|
|Sat||9/26||Guadalajara, Mexico||Tape Festival Foro Alterno|
Heralded by the Village Voice as “one of the best live dance acts on Earth,” The Crystal Method—who is Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland—have been known over the last 10-plus years for their enduring dancefloor anthems (“Now Is The Time,” “Keep Hope Alive”), airwave smashes (“Trip Like I Do”), a willingness to collaborate with an array of talent–including rock’s elite like Scott Weiland, Matisyahu, New Order’s Peter Hook and Filter’s Richard Patrick. The duo has dominated the remix, film soundtrack, television, gaming and advertising worlds. 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 film London 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, but it’s Divided By Night—their 2009 studio album that takes The Crystal Method to all new heights. For up to date information log on to: www.thecrystalmethod.com and www.myspace.com/thecrystalmethod.
About Indaba Music:
Indaba Music is a web application as well as a social network for musicians that enables artists all over the world to create music together online. Members can connect with an international community of more than 200,000 musicians to create online recording sessions – recording, editing, and mixing tracks recorded in different parts of the world using our online music creation software. Following Indaba Music's first year of strong growth, the site is becoming an integrated platform from which musicians can manage all aspects of their digital lives. For more information, visit: http://www.indabamusic.com
THE CRYSTAL METHOD PREPARE FOR NEW SINGLE “COME BACK CLEAN” WITH A REMIX CONTEST IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDABA MUSIC AND NEW VIDEO; SONG FEATURES EMILY HAINES (METRIC) AND SAMANTHA MALONEY (CHELSEA GIRLS)