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

The Crystal Method is Scott Kirkland, photographed by Graham John Bell.
TICKETS ON-SALE NOW FOR ‘THE TRIP HOME TOUR’
“‘Holy Arp’ is a total throwback track, of course utilizing the arp as well as a blistering breakbeat rhythm that harkens back to some of the group’s earliest work. The modern mastering and clean production on the track signify a progression in style that still stays rooted in the classics, which is just what we like to see from TCM.” 
— Matthew Meadow, YourEDM
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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