Melvins, At The Drive In, Le Butcherettes supergroup Crystal Fairy take Drugs on the Bus

Posted by on October 4, 2016


What would Melvins sound like with a female singer? What would At the Drive In sound like if they were sludgy? What if Le Butcherettes got heavy? All of those questions and more are answered by the formation of a new band, Crystal Fairy that consists of Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of ATDI/The Mars Volta and Le Butcherettes frontwoman Teri Gender Bender. The band will release their full-length debut on Ipecac Recordings on February 24th, but to hold us over until then, the new band will be releasing a limited edition 7″ single featuring “Drugs on the Bus” and “Necklace of Divorce” via Amphetamine Reptile on October 10th.

Crover spoke about the way the group came together:

“When the Melvins toured with Le Butcherettes, Teri would come out at the end of the set and do ‘Rebel Girl’ with us,” explained drummer Dale Crover. “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.”
“Omar caught up with us on the Melvins’ tour because he is an admirer. Through the travels, the Melvins and Omar connected as well,” offered singer Teri Gender Bender.  “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.”
Here’s the track listing of the band’s self-titled debut:

  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

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