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]
Where Tentacles and Two Way Mirror were kaleidoscopically colourful albums, 2013’s Nothing Is Real is a wild, elemental third bid to summon the spirit of lo-fi garage rock and 90’s grunge. Draped with very little neo-psychadelia, the production tempers melodic chops and straighter edged rock. It seems like a cerebral attempt, bar being a little darker and heavier. [read more]