Not only are Crystal Antlers responsible for one of my favorite t-shirts, they are now responsible for one of my favorite albums of 2009. Their debut full-length, Tentacles, which sees physical release via Touch and Go on April 7th, is a giant leap forward from their self-released EP that caught my attention last year.
Tentacles was recorded and mixed in the span of a week with two guitars, two drummers, one bass, and an organ. Lots of organ. You can get it digitally via itunes as of today, if you're into masterfully done psychedelic garage punk that pushes hard on the gas.
Crystal Antlers will be rocking the house for three straight days at SXSW, notably at the Village Voice party and Mess With Texas 3.