The Gavin Russom-led group will release a self-titled album through DFA in October.
Originally a collaboration between DFA's Gavin Russom (of Black Meteoric Star among other projects) and singer Viva Ruiz, Crystal Ark is a venture that fuses Russom's trademark analogue beats with latin-influenced arrangements, textures and vocals from Ruiz. They've since become a full band, adding a percussionist, two bassists, two new vocalists and an "electronics expert," all of whom form the backbone of the group's raucous live show. This self-titled LP was recorded with that live show in mind. It features eight new tracks that reinforce the sound of previous Crystal Ark singles with the full-band aesthetic. "We Came To" will be released as the album's first single (with a special dub mix) in September.
02. We Came To
03. Morir Soñando
08. Silver Cord
DFA will release The Crystal Ark on October 30th, 2012.