Psychedelics are notoriously difficult to describe unless you’ve experienced them; less, “That table just turned into a crab, man,” and more feeling and warped visuals. But that hasn’t stopped the four-piece Crumb from giving that task a shot. The video for “Fall Down,” the group’s fourth (!) pre-release single from their debut album, Jinx, is a dripping, gloopy acid trip. Cut away to what is best described as hand-drawn morphing fetuses swirling around each other, and a solid psych-pop video is born.
“But what about the song?” you ask. Fear not, it’s lovely. A simple drum loop propels the spacey track forward, guided by singer Lila Ramani’s soft vocals and fuzzy synth beats as electric guitar riffs slide underneath. Basically, it’s what one would expect from Ramani and her bandmates—Brian Aronow (synth, keys, sax), Jesse Brotter (bass) and Jonathan Gilad (drums)—and that’s a good thing.
Jinx, scheduled for release June 14, is described as follows in a recent press release:
In June 2019, Crumb will release Jinx, their first full-length album and best distillation to date of their singular blend of psych-rock and jazz. On Jinx, Ramani continues to helm the songwriting, with Aronow, Brotter, and Gilad each bringing distinctive ideas to match her ethereal, intimate vocals and luminous guitar lines. Informed by two years of nearly non-stop touring, the songs sweep and swell to capture the beguiling live spirit of Crumb shows, while taking listeners one step further down the band’s dizzying, hypnotic path.
Previous Jinx singles include “Ghostride,” “Part III” and “Nina.” The album itself follows two EPS, 2016’s self-titled and 2017’s Locket. Crumb will also tour beginning this August.
Listen to “Falling Down” and find Crumb’s full tour itinerary below.
Crumb Tour Dates:
08 — New York, N.Y. @ SummerStage (East River Park)
17 — Paredes, Portugal @ Paredes de Coura
19 — Cologne, Germany @ Acephale
20 — Düdingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn
22 — Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown
23 — Storkow, Germany @ Alínæ Lumr
24 — Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
26 — Oslo, Norway @ Ingensteds
27 — Bergen, Norway @ Perfect Sounds Forever
28 — Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
30 — Vlieland, Netherlands @ Into the Great Wide Open
31 — Dublin, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
01 — Dorset, U.K. @ End of the Road Festival
03 — Manchester, U.K. @ YES
04 — London, U.K. @ The Dome
06 — Paris, France @ Le Pop-Up du Label