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Crystal Antlers’ Tentacles, a collection of sweaty psychedelia and noisily expansive garage rock, was ostensibly the last new album to be released by Touch & Go. Sad, yeah, but good to see the label pause on something so alive. You’ve seen and heard the bluesy first single “Andrew.” The Long Beach sextet’s second Tentacles single is the more raucous, pared-down title track. If you aren’t already familiar, it’d be good to get it down in time for the band’s upcoming tour. Speaking of which: The brief adrenaline shot will go well with their pair of dates with the Black Lips.


Check out a photo set from the band’s recent show at the Williamsburg Waterfront while you listen. Consider it a preview for what you’ll see at these dates:

07/29 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar #
08/07 – Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Festival
08/08 – Myslowice, Poland @ Off Festival
08/11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
08/12 – Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
08/13 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Cultural Fest
08/14 – Gottenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
08/15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Dockville Festival
08/16 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlacthof
08/17 – Nuremberg, Germany @ K4 %
08/18 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Club 007
08/19 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena ^^
08/20 – Munich, Germany @ 59:01
08/21 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
08/22 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
08/24 – London, UK @ KOKO $
08/25 – London, UK @ Macbeth !
08/26 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 &
08/27 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East Instore

# w/ Mika Miko
% w/ HEALTH
^^ w/ Black Lips, Deerhunter
$ w/ Deerhunter, HEALTH
! w/ The Setting Son
& w/ The Black Lips

Tentacles is out via Touch & Go.

[Photo by Dan Monick]

Comments (9)
  1. this album is much better than that other website would have you believe.

  2. Love this band. I would have so loved to have seen them with HEALTH!

  3. pete  |   Posted on Jul 29th, 2009 0

    i would agree with the first commenter. i think this track is even better than the first one they put out.

  4. Derek Fischer  |   Posted on Jul 29th, 2009 0

    Haha they’re from Westminster, not Long Beach.

  5. I saw them awhile back in Seattle and they told the crowd that they were from Compton. Douche bags.

  6. “Is this what today’s youth call ACID-ROCK? ?”

  7. This is a good band. Like.. really good.

  8. what?  |   Posted on Jul 30th, 2009 0

    ostensibly

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