Members of Melvins, At The Drive-In, and Le Butcherettes form new outfit Crystal Fairy

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Photo by: Crystal Fairy

Official press release:

Members of the Melvins (Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover), At The Drive-In (Omar Rodriguez-Lopez) and Le Butcherettes (Teri Gender Bender) have formed the roaring new rock band, Crystal Fairy.

Crystal Fairy’s self-titled debut arrives Feb. 24 via Ipecac Recordings with the song “Drugs On The Bus” streaming now. A limited edition 7” featuring “Drugs on the Bus” and “Necklace of Divorce” is available Oct. 10 via Amphetamine Reptile.

Drummer Dale Crover explains:

“When the Melvins toured with Le Butcherettes, Teri would come out at the end of the set and do ‘Rebel Girl’ with us. It was almost always the highlight of the show! From doing that, we knew there was some chemistry between us that was worth exploring. We became close friends with both Teri and Omar on the tour and came up with the idea of starting a new band with them.”

Singer Teri Gender Bender offered:

Omar caught up with us on the Melvins’ tour because he is an admirer. Through the travels, the Melvins and Omar connected as well. Sometimes, Omar and I would fantasize loudly of hopefully being able to form a power together. Before we knew it, we were writing music in the studio (both in El Paso and L.A.) and birthed a magical little gem that I am extremely proud to be a part of.”

Singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne said:

“The Melvins have had many different line-ups, and we’ll continue to mix things up but with Crystal Fairy, working with Teri and Omar, I knew this was something different and deserved to have its own identity.”

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez added:

“While our main bands will still remain our focus and priority, we intend to have as much fun as possible recording and touring with this special and unique project.”

Crystal Fairy track listing:

1. “Chiseler”
2. “Drugs on the Bus”
3. “Necklace of Divorce”
4. “Moth Tongue”
5. “Crystal Fairy”
6. “Secret Agent Rat”
7. “Under Trouble”
8. “Bent Teeth”
9. “Posesión”
10. “Sweet Self”
11. “Vampire X-Mass”