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':
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]
The amazing Crystal Antlers are set to return with a new album this July. It's called Two-Way Mirror and comes out on July 11th through Recreation Ltd. You can download 'Summer Solstice' by clicking here. We suggest you do, it's bloody brilliant. Tracklisting 1. Jules’ Story 2. Seance 3. Summer Solstice 4. By The Sawkill 5. Two-Way Mirror 6. Way Out 7. Fortune Telling 8. Always Afraid 9. Knee Deep 10. Sun-Bleached 11. Dog Days [read more]
Today's Mix/Cover/Live includes Patti Smith, Sharon Van Etten and Crystal Fighters. [read more]