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':
Crystal Antlers have premiered their boisterous new track 'Licorice Pizza' today, from their upcoming record Nothing Is Real. [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]
This week's debate is based around crystals. Crystal Antlers vs Crystal Castles vs Crystal Stilts The winner of 'who's the best crystal?' gets to keep their name while the other two have to change theirs by Deed Poll. As well as commenting on your favourite of the three bands I feel it would be beneficial to leave your suggestions for name changes too. MP3: Crystal Antlers - Andrew MP3: Crystal Castles - Through The Hosiery MP3: Crystal Stilts Love Is A Wave [read more]
Today's Mix/Cover/Live includes Patti Smith, Sharon Van Etten and Crystal Fighters. [read more]