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Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Crystal Stilts are based in Brooklyn and make bittersweet, minimalist indie pop. The excellent new track "Crippled Croon" is currently on my heavy roatation. Its vintage garage rock sound has me absolutely hooked. Other tracks like "Converging in the Quiet" and "Bright Night Nursery" also feature a sort of faded out, nostalgic shoegazer element that recalls, yes, Jesus & Mary Chain. I can't help it. This genre gets me every time.

I'm certainly not alone in my newfound love of Crystal Stilts, as their self-titled debut album was recently bestowed with an 8.3 rating over at Pitchfork.

Preview tracks at their Myspace page.

Crystal Stilts tour dates:

Jul 10 Southpaw/Brookyln
Jul 13 The Charleston/Brooklyn
Jul 19 Supreme Trading/Brooklyn
Jul 26 Knitting Factory/NYC
Aug 4 Great Scott/Boston
Aug 5 Zoobizarre/Montreal
Aug 6 Sneaky Dees/Toronto
Aug 7 Zooleggers/West Lafayette
Aug 8 Subterranean/Chicago
Aug 11 Cafe Bourbon Street/Columbus
Aug 12 Rickety House/Pittsburgh
Aug 13 DC9/Washington DC
Aug 14 The Cave/Chapel Hill
Aug 15 Nerve Center/Baltimore
Aug 16 Pi Lam/Philadelphia
Aug 22 Death by Audio/Brooklyn

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