Flavor Crystals are a four piece space rock based in Minneapolis, MN. Since releasing their debut album On Plastic (mpls ltd 2005), Flavor Crystals have continued to create engagingly floaty psych rock. Their music evokes '60s psychedelia, '70s kraut/prog, '80s kiwi, and '90s shoegaze/indie in equal measures, while always retaining their distinct, wobbly vibe. Their second album was recorded with Kramer (Bongwater, Galaxie 500, Low) and released as Ambergris (mpls ltd 2007, Second Shimmy/Cargo 2008).
After being invited by the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Flavor Crystals accompanied them on their 2009 US Tour, playing 18 theatres and clubs across the country. Upon returning, Flavor Crystals holed up to create their definitive musical statement. After two years of continuous recording, capturing spontaneous experiments and sprawling drones, the results were released as the new album, Three, in May 2012. A double LP, The Shiver of the Flavor Crystals, followed in fall 2015.