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Crystal Stilts announce sophomore album, In Love With Oblivion, due in April on Slumberland

By January 13, 2011No Comments

Crystal Stilts

STREAM: Crystal Stilts “Shake the Shackles” by Slumberland Records

STREAM: Crystal Stilts “Magnetic Moon” by Slumberland Records

Crystal Stilts’ new album In Love with Oblivion will be released in the US on April 12 on Slumberland (and a day earlier in the UK on Fortuna Pop!). This follow-up to their much loved and critically acclaimed debut Alight Of Night continues their foray into spooky 60s psych and 80s dream pop but this time with more flourishes of melody and a bigger, more expansive sound.

Based in Brooklyn (via Florida), Crystal Stilts emerged alongside the very active local post-punk indie scene in 2008 whilst forging their own unique path. They built up a heady following stateside and by the time Alight of Night was released, a flood of accolades followed. In Love With Oblivion sets the bar even higher as they reach dizzying, fuzzy heights as first class purveyors of haunting, atmospheric post-punk pop.

Press Quotes:

“…this is one of the best garage pop sides since The Chills’ own Brave Words.” – The Wire

“Crystal Stilts make terrific use of their recycled material, appropriating favorite forebears’ brooding moves (and their richly endowed signifiers), and contributing their own deft hooks and stealth energy.” – Pitchfork

“Quite simply, Alight Of Night is one of the most breathtaking records these ears have been partial to in a long while, and even if Crystal Stilts never make another record, their legacy is assured.” – Drowned In Sound

04/29 Austin, TX East Side Drive-In (Austin Psych Fest)

Crystal Stilts
In Love With Oblivion
Street date: April 12, 2011

Sycamore Tree
Through the Floor
Silver Sun
Alien Rivers
Half a Moon
Flying Into the sun
Shake the Shackles
Precarious Stair
Invisible City
Blood Barons
Prometheus At Large

Crystal Stilts
Shake the Shackles
Street date: Oct. 26, 2010

track listing:
A. Shake The Shackles
B. Magnetic Moon

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