August 11, 2009
THE CRYSTAL METHOD — now on the second leg of their tour for DIVIDED BY NIGHT (Tiny E music)—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, Motley Crue, 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 bands 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 175,000 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 ten 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 mini Korg synthesizer. Two runners-up each will receive Skull Candy skate decks and Skull candy headphone sets.
The Crystal Method recently shot a video for “Come Back Clean” in Los Angeles directed by Alexandre Moorse who also directed 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 song’s Samantha Maloney appears in the video which 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. They DJ’d the event celebrating the film that’s 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 set of the video of “Come Back Clean” can be found HERE