PLAY IT AGAIN…living as our real selves, LP: THE CRYSTAL FURS – Beautiful And True
The Crystal Furs – Beautiful And True LP is available at Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify.
by Walter Price
Portland-based trio The Crystal Furs have landed firmly in their own freedoms and from the sound of their dynamite new LP, Beautiful And True, it must feel phenomenal to be living as their real selves. Light and airy, this 12-track set is summer freshness personified. Hints of bubblegum, California-styled jangle, and its that kinda album you’ll want to put on 11 with your car windows down as you make that wave motion with your hand in the rushing wind. Smile inducing honesty through and through….living your truths is beautiful. Inspirations, indeed.
In a lovely Bandcamp blurb, the band posted the following concerning their awakening LP, “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”
You can stream the album plus watch the film for the challenging the norms single Pretty Mind, directed by Kara Buchanan, below. And be sure to add several tracks to your fave summer of being who you are playlist…
THE CRYSTAL FURS Beautiful And True
Band photo via facebook
Steph Buchanan – electric, acoustic, and baritone guitars; lead and backing vocals
Kara Buchanan – Farfisa, Vox, and Hammond organs; electric piano; glockenspiel; electric tenor guitar; hand percussion; drum programming; backing vocals
Rowan Church – bass guitar; drum programming; backing vocals
Produced and arranged by Steph Buchanan, Kara Buchanan, and Rowan Church
Engineered by Rowan Church and Kara Buchanan. Mixed and mastered by Rowan Church
Kara Buchanan and Steph Buchanan (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11)
Steph Buchanan (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 9, 10)
Rowan Church, Steph Buchanan, and Kara Buchanan (Track 12)
Album artwork by Kara Buchanan
Written, recorded, mixed, and mastered in Portland, Oregon
Directed by Kara Buchanan
Filmed by Kara Buchanan and Rowan Church
Produced by The Crystal Furs
Written by Steph Buchanan
Engineered by Rowan Church and Kara Buchanan
Mixed and mastered by Rowan Church
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“We’re a queer indie band from Portland, OR. We are Steph (she/her) + Kara (she/her) + Rowan (she/they). New album “Beautiful And True” out NOW! Fuck TERFs” – Crystal Furs
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