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The Crystal Ark – “We Came To” Video

The Crystal Ark is the new project spearheaded by singer Viva Ruiz and resident DFA synth wizard Gavin Russom, and their excellent brand-new self-titled album marries psychedelic disco excess to classic rudimentary Chicago-house thump. Ruiz directed the new video for their eight-minute odyssey “We Came To,” and it plays like a completely drugged-out Star Trek… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2012 - 3:23 pm

The Crystal Ark – “Morir Soñando”

Here’s a new cut by DFA-signed the Crystal Ark — an outfit formed around Gavin Russom and Viva Ruiz — a shuffling bit of percussive funk called “Morir Soñando.” Their full-length is out later this month and features contributions from LCD Soundsystem players Matt Thornley and Tyler Pope. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 9, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Warm Up 2010 At MoMA PS1 Schedule

A couple of months ago MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach — the person who organized MoMA’s ridiculously popular Marina Abramović exhibition, among other things — asked me if I’d want to help curate shows for this summer’s Warm Up series at PS1. You may have attended one/more of these Warm Up events in the past… More »

By: brandon / June 28, 2010 - 11:00 am