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Author: The Crystal Furs

A “Beautiful and True” update!

Wow.

Just…wow.

We were sure proud of Beautiful and True, our new album that debuted June 26, but we had no idea the kind of response that was waiting for us.

This album has smashed our expectations, and we’re just legit blown away by the welcome it has been given. Where to even start?

  • Beautiful and True became our best-selling and most successful release within just a few days
  • Our limited-edition 100 CD run from Subjangle sold out in nine days
  • It showed up for a few days on the front page of Bandcamp’s jangle pop charts
  • It’s become our most successful release on streaming services by a healthy margin
  • It’s been written about and featured by a variety of publications including Fadeawayradiate, Austin Town Hall, and 50thirdand3rd

That’s the next thing we’d like to feature – some of the kind words that have been written about Beautiful and True:

Had Portland’s (via Forth Worth) The Crystal Furs been around in the late 80s – early 90s there is a possibility they would have been signed to Sarah Records, home of OG jangle pop bands like The Field Mice and The Sea Urchins. Then again with their sunny, bright melodies, they might have found themselves riding the charts alongside The Bangles.

The result is a radiant sound that recalls the works of other indie-pop darlings like Snail Mail, and Girl In Red along with seminal bands like, Camera Obscura, Throwing Muses and the aforementioned Bangles.
50thirdand3rd

In the five years that I have been following the Crystal Furs, the band has survived personal and personnel changes, relocation, sadness and confusion. And with their third album, Beautiful and True, they finally arrive at the beginning, making their best music yet: happy-sounding songs, full of Vox and Farfisa organ chords, with words that convey anger, anxiety, loss, and determination. And that flip a finger to any unlucky souls who impeded their progress.
Fadeawayradiate

Their new album Beautiful and True actually feels more like a nostalgic indiepop record, which for me is my favorite of the genre. You’re going to get these brimming melodies throughout each track, with the rhythm section tossing out this haphazard bounce while guitars churn those sharp jangles in your ears.
Austin Town Hall

We’ve been incredibly moved by the support the world has shown Beautiful and True so far, and we’re just getting started. Thank you all! It’s good to be back!

“Beautiful and True” is here!

The wait is over – our new album Beautiful and True is here on Bandcamp! Pre-order the gorgeous CD from Subjangle and get the digital download – including an entire mono mix as bonus tracks – right now!

Beautiful And True is not just our third album – it’s a new start for us. Our first album in Portland, Oregon. Our first album out and living as our real selves. 

We’ve poured a lot of ourselves into the music you’re going to hear on this album, and we hope it brings you as much joy to listen to as it gave us to make it. 

It’s so very good to be here. <3

Our new album, “Beautiful and True,” arrives Friday, June 26th!

The day has finally almost arrived – our new studio album Beautiful and True is arriving on Bandcamp this Friday, June 26th, from our friends at our record label, Subjangle! You’ll also be able to pre-order Subjangle’s limited-edition CD release on that day!

Beautiful and True touches on topics as diverse as personal adversity, small-town malaise, body image, LGBTQ rights, lesbian love, the gentrification of neighborhoods, and transgender identity and self-discovery. The songs draw inspiration from Pacific Northwest indie pop and alt rock, queercore, punk, and lushly textured ‘60s pop to create the most diverse and layered sounds we’ve ever made.

Beautiful And True is not just our third album – it’s a new start for us. Our first album in Portland, Oregon. Our first album out and living as our real selves. 

We’ve poured a lot of ourselves into the music you’re going to hear on this album, and we hope it brings you as much joy to listen to as it gave us to make it. 

It’s so very good to be here. <3

“Too Kind To Be Cruel” Now Available!

Hi everybody! Our first new song of 2020, “Too Kind To Be Cruel,” is available NOW on Bandcamp!

It’s lush and jangly and we are so excited for you to hear it! 😀 Check it out, spread the word! And if you dig it, grab it for a dollar!

What’s more, we’ve got over a dozen more like it coming your way this year – we’ll have more info about the two EPs we’re putting out, The Crystal Furs Break The Mold and The Crystal Furs Make A Scene, in the near future.

AND! We’re going to have details on our first live show in the Pacific Northwest soon, too! Exciting things are in store!