Crystal Stilts announce new album, drop first single

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They're bringing crystals back.

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Impose Automaton | July 22, 2013

Crystal Stilts

Photo by Terri Nguyen

Remember the crystal explosion of the early aughts? It followed the bear and wolf craze, but before triangles and beaches ran this town? If you do, then you'll recall a few crystal bands who stood out from the rest: Antlers, Castles and the Stilts. Yet, unlike the others, the Crystal Stilts seemed elusive, never releasing enough music or touring far enough to satiate our desire to hear their laid back psych pop beyond the ocassional Brooklyn show or a party during one of those contrived music conferences. The future of the Crystal Stilts seemed as bleak as their music.

UNTIL NOW!

That's right, the Crystal Stilts have announced they will be releasing Nature Noir on September 17. Their first LP since 2011's In Love With Oblivion, and first full length for Sacred Bones, the Stilts are promising a “retro fitted and forward committed” third album. “Unmasked, refined and lush, Crystal Stilts hint at freeform experimentation whilst holding on to their classic heritage.” They're also promising a nearly two-month-long tour supporting Deerhunter in select locations.

You can listen to the first single from Nature Noir, “Star Crawl”, below and catch them at one of these following cities. The current touring iteration of the band consists of Brad Hargett (vocals) and JB Townsend (guitar) with Andy Adler (bass), Keegan Cooke (drums) and Kyle Forester (keys).

Crystal Stilts Tour Dates

Aug 14 Hamden, CT – BAR Nightclub
Aug 15 Boston, MA – TT The Bear’s Place
Aug 16 New Bedford, MA – No Problemo
Aug 17 Kingston, NY – Chronogram Block Party
Sept 18 New York, NY – Webster Hall *
Sept 19 New York, NY – Webster Hall *
Sept 20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
Sept 21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
Sept 22 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
Oct 07 Albany, NY – Valentines
Oct 08 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 09 Detroit, MI – Garden Bowl
Oct 10 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Oct 15 Seattle, WA – Barboza
Oct 16 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
Oct 17 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Oct 18 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Oct 20 Los Angeles, CA – Part Time Punks
Oct 21 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
Oct 24 Austin, TX – Red 7
Oct 25 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Oct 26 Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
Oct 27 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
Oct 28 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Oct 29 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Oct 30 Washington, DC – Black Cat

* w/ Deerhunter

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