Crystal Antlers push album release date back
DIY punk outfit Crystal Antlers are unleashing their long-awaited sophomore LP Two Way Mirror on 1st August. They first caught our attention in 2007 when they self-released a handful of EPs exploded onto the indie music scene with a handful of other similarly-named bands (Crystal Castles, Crystal Fighters, Crystal Stilts, etc. etc.). Crystal Antlers set themselves apart, though, for whole-heartedly embracing the HXC mentality; just look at this video of them playing a gig in a basement of a bookstore - WILD.
The Crystal Antlers released their first album Tentacles in 2009; since then they've taken on a new member, organist Cora Foxx, and have been working on the new record for over a year now. It's set to be a good'un, as they've worked with legendary producer Jack Endino, known for his work with Nirvana, and artist Raymond Pettibon designed the album artwork. We have to wait a month or so until the album is released, so in the meantime why not watch the video for their new single, 'Summer Solstice':
Hey Sholay have confirmed they'll be hitting the road with Crystal Antlers this September. Nestled in between those dates are shows with Cloud Boat, My Other Life and a few more. [read more]
Earlier this year I included Until The Sun Dies (Part 2), from Crystal Antlers self titled EP as my 'top five songs of the year, so far' and in a similar vein I would like to encourage you to keep your eyes and ears open for them in the new year. Hailing from sun-kissed California Crystal Antlers are five young men who make blissed out psychedelic rock with plenty of grooves, ass shaking bass lines and huge riffs-a-plenty. Their songs cresting on waves of swirling guitars, kale... (continued) [read more]
Hello! We get sent a lot of really cool videos every week but they often get lost in the pile of emails we accumulate every day. We didn't like the thought of old videos lying still in a virtual graveyard so we've decided to create a regular feature (every Friday) called 'The 405 Video Roundup'. We hope you enjoy it and as always we really appreciate your comments! Crystal Antlers Kap Bambino Great Lake Swimmers Michael Zapruder Alexander Robotnick [read more]