The acclaimed British/Basque band debuts its EP “Plage,” begins North American tour.
According to a press release, PLAGE is a techno-infused ukulele pop symphony hailed by NME as “an irresistible whirlwind of sound…infectiously, chaotically, totally brilliant.” Plage is also featured on Crystal Fighters’ critically acclaimed full-length STAR OF LOVE, which is slated for US re-release this spring.
Since coming together in 2007, Crystal Fighters have earned acclaim for their unprecedented fusion of experimental electronica, punk rock beats and the organic folk instruments of the Basque region of Spain. The Crystal Fighters are: Sebastian (lead vocals, guitar), Gilbert (electronics, guitars, txalaparta, percussion), Graham (guitar/txalaparta), and Laure and Mimi (vocals).
Crystal Fighters captures the themes and style evoked by the opera, retaining Basque influences through visual elements used in their live show and the use of traditional Basque instruments.
Crystal Fighters shine on America with Star of Love released in the US on April 24th featuring brand new tracks including “EarthIsland .”
Upcoming tour dates:
North American Tour 2012
5/21 – Philadelphia , PA @ Union Transfer
5/22 – Washington , DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
5/23 – Brooklyn , NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/25 – Montreal , QC @ Il Motore
5/26 – Toronto , ON @ Wrongbar
5/27 – Chicago , IL @ Empty Bottle
5/31 – Vancouver , BC @ Fortune Sound Club
6/2 – Portland , OR @ Wonder Ballroom
6/4 – San Francisco , CA @ The Independent
6/5 – Los Angeles , CA @ Echoplex
Official Site: CrystalFighters.com