Crumb and Melody’s Echo Chamber Collaborate

Crumb and Melody's Echo Chamber have collaborated on new single "Le Temple Volant."
Crumb and Melody's Echo Chamber photo credit: Salim Emmanuel Garcia

Crumb and Melody’s Echo Chamber have collaborated on new single “Le Temple Volant.” The track, co-written by Melody and the band, synthesizes Crumb’s signature instrumentation with Ramani and Protchet’s otherworldly vocals. The song arrives accompanied by a retro, home video-style visual directed by Phil McGill, that complements the intimate nature of the song. The video also documents the first face-to-face meeting between Crumb and Melody as they recorded their parts of the song separately.

Reflecting on this collaboration, Melody shares:

“I remember the first time I heard Crumb’s music, it was the song ‘Locket’ that blew my mind. I think it kind of enlightened that spark in me that loves music so passionately, and made me reach out to them. The love was mutual and once that door was opened, we had to create something together, it’s been a nice flow of ideas back and forth.”

Crumb reciprocated Melody’s admiration for their work, revealing:

“[Melody’s] music feels deeply nostalgic and so intertwined with that tender period of first starting the band. When she reached out to us during lockdown expressing her love for our music, it was a surreal and full circle moment. It feels right for this to be our first song with another musical artist… We came together for the first time to film part of the video, which was filmed on Roosevelt Island, with additional filming in New Zealand and Australia.”

“Le Temple Volant” follows Crumb’s two earlier singles from this year, “Dust Bunny” and “Crushxd.” These releases add to Crumb’s growing discography, which includes their 2016 self-titled EP, 2017 EP Locket, 2019 debut LP Jinx and their most recent offering, 2021’s full length Ice Melt.

Last year, Melody’s Echo Chamber released her third full length album Emotional Eternal. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of her eponymously-titled debut album, she also reissued Melody’s Echo Chamber alongside the release of Unfold – a collection of seven rare and previously unreleased tracks from 2013.

Upcoming Live Shows:

Crumb 2023 Tour Dates

11/8 – Paris, France @ Pitchfork Paris

11/9 – London, UK @ Pitchfork London

11/10 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk

11/11 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall

11/12 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

Melody’s Echo Chamber 2023 Tour Dates

10/7 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

10/9 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall

10/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

10/12 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library

10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Desert Daze @ The Bellwether

10/14 – Riverside, CA @ Desert Daze @ Fox Performing Art Center

11/3 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Indie Rocks

11/4 – Mexico City, MX @ Hipnosis Festiva

order tickets for Crumb HERE
order tickets for Melody’s Echo Chamber HERE


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