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Crystal Drive Announces Debut, Self-Titled LP, Out April 20th via Jett Plastic/Fonoflo
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Crystal Drive announces debut, self-titled album, due out April 20th via Jett Plastic Recordings/Fonoflo Records. The album is currently available for pre-order on limited-edition vinyl.
What the critics are saying:
"From the pitch wheel bends of 'Only for the Money' to the Gary Numan-esque sweeps and squalls on 'Chemical Children,' Crystal Drive doesn’t just smile and nod to the influences of classic synth pop—he’s created something that sounds less like a nostalgic recreation and more like the real thing." – Mark Deming, REVUE/AllMusic
About Crystal Drive:
As the drummer of the Lansing, Michigan-based psych-punk band Peoples Temple, George Szegedy co-produced a string of lo-fi LPs on HoZac Records praised by the likes of Pitchfork, NME and UNCUT.
With Peoples Temple on an extended hiatus, Szegedy—under the new moniker CRYSTAL DRIVE—has gone in a totally new direction on his self-produced, self-titled debut solo album. This 12-song full length, pressed on both white and blue vinyl by Jett Plastic Recordings, presents an authentic blend of electronic-pop majesty and raucous, yet angular, synth-rock precision.
Szegedy, who supplied all vocals and most of the instrumentation on the LP, said he utilized an assortment of throwback organs and synthesizers on the new LP. The results created an otherworldly sonic universe.
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We're beyond excited to share the new album by iconic poet/activist and former manager of the MC5, John Sinclair. Mobile Homeland (out 12/30) is the culmination of over fifty years of experience, living in Detroit through downtrodden times, and by bearing witness to the rebirth of the arts. This new album featuring ten of Sinclair's poems with new instrumental backing cements his legacy as a provocateur and innovator in the poetic realm.
Featuring an absolutely stellar all-star cast of Detroit musicians and produced by Tino Gross, this album features Wayne Kramer (MC5), Mary Cobra (Detroit Cobras), Jimmie Bones (Kid Rock), Johnnie Bassett (Legendary Detroit Bluesman), Harmonica Shah, Jeff Grand, Dave McMurray, Johnny "Bee" Badanjek (Detroit, Mitch Ryder, Alice Cooper) and Kenny Olson (Kid Rock), among others.
This is hopefully the first volume of 'Mobile Homeland,' with more volumes planned in the near future. John Sinclair's unique brand of poetry comes across fabulously on this album, and we're beyond proud to partner with Funky D Records and share this with the world!
"Mobile Homeland" is available for pre-order here