Crumb and Melody’s Echo Chamber have joined forces for a new song titled “Le Temple Volant.” Co-written and performed by both artists, the single arrives with a music video directed by Phil McGill that documents the first time they met in person. Watch it below.
“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,” Melody Prochet said in a statement.
“When she reached out to us during lockdown expressing her love for our music, it was a surreal and full circle moment,” added Crumb. “It feels right for this to be our first song with another musical artist.”
Last year, Prochet released her third studio album as Melody’s Echo Chamber, Emotional Eternal. Back in 2018, shortly after announcing her full-length Bon Voyage, Prochet fell and got in a serious accident in which she broke vertebrae in her neck and spine and suffered a brain aneurysm. She’s since recovered and is in good health.
Ice Melt, Crumb’s sophomore LP, came out back in 2021. Since then, the Brooklyn psych-rock band shared the standalone single “Crushxd.” Crumb will perform a handful of shows this November in Europe, including sets at both Pitchfork Music Festival Paris and Pitchfork Music Festival London.
Revisit Pitchfork’s 2018 interview “Melody’s Echo Chamber on Her Comeback Album Following a Serious Health Scare” and the Rising feature “Crumb’s Psychedelic Rock Is Eerie, Disorienting, Trippy—Just Don’t Call It Chill.”