Crystal Venom is our 5th album release since 2008. It is our first album with M, who joined the band in late 2011. The album is rawer sonically, as while we pushed ourselves musically, we didn't want to over-polish the songs with too much production. We kept it natural, and even recorded a couple songs live in single takes. There's definitely a pop feel to some of the tracks (Cry Wolf, Playing with Fire), but we're moving more towards the weirdness and experimental (Going Galt, I Genderfuck). Thematically, the songs cover such topics as: super lame ex-boyfriends, pre-teen abortion, inverted objectivism, the corruption of the music industry, drug addiction, gender-queer identity, and something about a Black Thumb.