Saturday, April 09, 2011

Stream the new Crystal Stilts

Brooklyn-based psych-pop outfit Crystal Stilts will release their sophomore album, In Love With Oblivion, on April 12th via Slumberland Records:
"Amazing second album that deftly combines the spooked 60s Texas psych of 13th Floor Elevators and Red Crayola, the gothic blues/punk howl of Gun Club, the dark, experimental DIYism of early Flying Nun/Xpressway groups and a dash of classic 60s pop by way of early Mary Chain b-sides and LA's Paisley Underground."
I got my first chance to hear the whole thing today. The three-song sequence of "Half A Moon," "Flying Into The Sun" and "Shake The Shackles" definitely got my attention.

Crystal Stilts will play Austin Psych Fest on Friday, April 29th along with the likes of Omar Rodríguez-López, the Night Beats, Atlas Sound, and This Will Destroy You. Tickets are available through