Crystal Fairy is the brand spanking new supergroup comprised of some of rock’s heaviest titans: At The Drive-In’s Omar Rodríguez-López, Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover of the Melvins, and Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes. Though they only recently formed, their self-titled debut album is expected to drop on February 24th via Ipecac Recordings.
Already we’ve heard its lead single, one of October’s best songs in “Drugs on the Bus”. Now, Crystal Fairy have offered up another preview with opener “Chiseler”. For three whole minutes, it’s a nonstop rush of rip-roaring ferocity.
Teri Gender Bender spoke about the creation of the track in a statement to Pitchfork:
“It was so much fun to write this song with Buzz, Omar and Dale. It literally just came out like a flying saucer while we were working the parts out for ‘Chiseler’. That same day we recorded everything. It was so impressive to see how well we all experiment with one another. While writing the lyrics for this one, I completely let my hand do the story telling… the unconscious is sometimes wiser than our premeditated thoughts.”
Stream it below.
Update: The supergroup has announced its very first live dates.
Crystal Fairy 2017 Tour Dates:
02/21 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory Constellation Room
02/22 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
02/23 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
02/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
02/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s