[photo by Jeff Lagasca ] The show on Saturday night at 285 Kent was headlined by another one of this site's favorite bands and one that we've followed for all of our five years. We first saw Crystal Stilts back in 2008, and over the last few years our recordings of them have been featured on the site six previous times from a large variety of venues. After a bit of a hiatus, the band returned in 2011 with a superb new album In Love with Oblivion ( Slumberland ) and [...]
ALBUMS OF 2011 #45 - #41 #45 Crystal Stilts - In Love With Oblivion - Shake The Shackles ( MP3 ) Brooklyn garage rock at its finest; ‘In Love With Oblivion’ comprises of crisp and courageous, and occasionally gallant post-punk from apparent veterans of the scene Crystal Stilts . The 2011 Slumberland release is afflicted with the dark and incommutable vocals, strange key changes and strikingly full melody. An instant classic of the era it evokes, summed up thematically in the black and white colouration of above album cover. [...]
Words by Brendan This show made me wax contemplative in the post-event evening, Tweeting this gem of an observation: "Don't you love/hate it when a band is so good at playing music that it makes you want to better at writing about music?" Nice grammar there, BS, but you get the idea. I was so much in awe / spaced out / cosmically tickled pink by this show that I felt like I just had to say something cosmic back about it. I don't know if I'll succeed, but here [...]
This Music Wins Albums Of 2011 #1 // 50 - 41 // Part Two - Coming Soon! #50 Walls - Coracle (Kompakt Records) Banjo Or Freakout ’s Alessio Natalizia partners with one half of Allez-Allez to create Walls , who released their enchanting debut album ‘Coracle’ on Kompakt records towards the end of 2011, with accompanying tour. Its heated and swirling electronica which retains the gentle organic feel of his BOF solo project, but with an overbearing [...]
Género: Post-Punk, Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Noise Pop, Indie Pop. Crystal Stilts , el quinteto formado por JB Townsend (guitar), Brad Hargett (vocals), Andy Adler (bass), Keegan Cooke (drums), Kyle Forester (keyboards), dentro de nada, el 15 de noviembre, pondrá en circulación Radiant Door EP que arrancará con Dark Eyes y será antesala de su siguiente largo que está previsto para el 12 de abril del 2012 y se titulara In Love With Oblivion . Los chicos de Brooklyn siguen apostando por la [...]
Brooklyn’s Crystal Stilts are set to release their new EP ‘Radiant Door’ via Sacred Bones on November 15. The first song ‘Dark Eyes’ kicks off the double sided, five track release. ‘Radiant Door’ follows the Crystal Stilts reverb-soaked 2011 record ‘In Love With Oblivion’. The lead single ‘Shake The Shackles’ got loads of attention when Slumberland first released it back in 2010, a mix of vintage garage rock and noise pop. Download audio file (Crystal-Stilts_Dark-Eyes.mp3) Crystal Stilts have won a lot of new fans this year and ‘ Radiant Door [...]
Last week we told you about the new Crystal Stilts' EP In Love With Oblivion set to release on November 15th. Now you can grab the first single "Dark Eyes" off the new EP. Read more » http://rpc.blogcatalog.com/ http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ ping
Crystal Stilts have revealed "Dark Eyes" as the first track to come from, Radiant Door , their speedy follow up to In Love With Oblivion . continue reading >>
If Jim Morrison sung with Aussie rock legends The Church , it may sound a little like this. And perhaps make Tarantino's next soundtrack. Hello Crystal Stilts! Don't all throw stones too quickly... I love Crystal Stilts 'In Love With Oblivion'... I'm just still coming to grips with the fact that 'Shake The Shackles' was released in 2011, not 1971. Fellow label mates, Veronica Falls recently produced a similar retro rocking single 'Bad Feeling'... More Crystal Stilts @ Myspace , via Slumberland Records [...]
NYC-based moody lo-fi band Crystal Stilts has a new cool video for their single, "Shake the Shackles". The track was released in October via Slumberland/ Fortuna Pop! Crystal Stilts are letting a mysterious atmosphere slip in their EP In Love With Oblivion, and the song and accompanying video "Shake the Shackles" are no different. The [...]
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Crystal Stilts are back with a video for "Shake The Shackles", the first single off their sophomore (second) LP In Love With Oblivion . continue reading >>
Spooky psych rock band needs a psychic to coax lead singer back from other dimension.
Love these guys. I wasn't kidding when I wrote about wanting them to cover The Halo Benders' "Don't Touch My Bikini". Read my review over at Aquarium Drunkard .
It's been nearly three years since The Days of Lore has checked in with Brooklyn's Crystal Stilts. In fact, my interview with guitarist JB Townsend waaay back on Nov. 7, 2008 was the first Q&A to appear on this here blog. Ah, memories truly are made of this. Good news: Crystal Stilts are still around, and they've avoided the sophomore slump with their latest release In Love With Oblivion (TDoL is still here as well, but has since suffered sophomore, junior and senior slumps). The new record is [...]
On their latest album, Crystal Stilts brings what made their full-length debut great while still adding some extra sounds to the mix. The tunes here are much more upbeat, and there are a few legit hits that sneak their way into the track list like "Shake the Shackles" and "Through the Floor." In addition to that, piano and organ show up a lot more, too. They actually grab more attention than the guitar a many of these tracks, creating a lazily smashed back beat that reminds me of the Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray"-which isn't a bad [...]
Taken from Crystal Stilts new album In Love with Oblivion comes the David Klein-directed clip for the Byrds-tinged "Silver Sun". The 8mm video features colorless and grainy footage of the band rehearsing, lounging about and the snowy outdoors. Crystal Stilts will perform at L.A.'s Natural History Museum on May 6th. (via P4K )
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Last time you caught Crystal Stilts , you probably remember them for a bit of angular fuzz pop, featuring Brad Hargett's throaty vocals, haunting every inch of Alight of Night . Then several members went on to make a bright bit of pop with Cinema Red and Blue, but now they've all returned to the fold. Despite their various whereabouts, the group have constructed In Love With Oblivion , possibly the darkest mark of [...]
Stream: Crystal Stilts- In Love With Oblivion Expect a review this week, for sure.
Forget the stereotypical "difficult second album," Crystal Stilts’ sophomore release far surpasses their first.