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Q&A: Crystal Stilts On The Making Of Their New Album, Nature Noir

It's hard to believe, but Crystal Stilts -- one of New York City's finest purveyors of jangly, late-night gloom rock -- have been making music…
T. Cole Rachel | September 13, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Monthly Mix

Stereogum’s Monthly Mix: October 2011

Alright, y'all know what time it is. It's the Halloweekend, and today we've got some of the best tracks from the last month that fit…
Stereogum | October 28, 2011 - 5:20 pm


New Indie Rock Christmas Songs For 2010

Every blog does a Christmas mix, so here's ours, with a small twist: All of these tracks are new for this year Xmas songs, not…
jessica | December 23, 2010 - 11:09 am

More Crystal Stilts stories

Kyle Forester – “Won’t Go Crazy” (Stereogum Premiere)

Crystal Stilts were one of the more underrated entrants into indie rock's great "Crystal" band names movement of late last decade, perhaps because gloomy jangles…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2016 - 9:25 am

Crystal Stilts – “Delirium Tremendous” (Stereogum Premiere)

Crystal Stilts have always been masters of building arresting songs around Brad Hargett's voice -- a rich baritone that sounds like Morrissey dreaming about Ian…
Chris DeVille | June 3, 2014 - 10:04 am

Crystal Stilts – “Star Crawl” Video

Brooklyn postpunkers Crystal Stilts are a couple of weeks away from releasing their fuzzed-out new album Nature Noir. And for the video for first single…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Crystal Stilts – “Future Folklore”

Crystal Stilts will release Nature Noir, their follow-up to 2011's Radiant Door EP, in September and with "Future Folklore" we got another glimpse into what's…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 13, 2013 - 11:20 am

Crystal Stilts – “Star Crawl”

We last heard from morose Brooklyn postpunkers Crystal Stilts when they released 2011's Radiant Door EP, and now they're set to follow it up with…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Northside 2012 In Photos

Northside registered some memorable moments this year, from Kitty Pryde living the meme at Knitting Factory to a sold out Cameo Lounge for Stereogum's showcase
Amrit Singh | June 18, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Stream Crystal Stilts Radiant Door EP

We already heard "Dark Eyes," a cut from Brooklyn dour rockers Crystal Stilts' new EP, and now Sacred Bones has posted the rest of that…
Corban Goble | November 11, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Crystal Stilts – “Dark Eyes”

Brooklyn dour rockers Crystal Stilts are set to release a new EP next month, and "Dark Eyes" is the first track from that release. Download…
Corban Goble | October 24, 2011 - 11:41 am

Zodiacs – “Faraway Friend”

Mike Sniper, the guy behind Blank Dogs and Captured Tracks, told us Zodiacs isn't really a band, it's "a studio project with a rotating lineup."
Brandon Stosuy | February 2, 2011 - 5:59 pm

Crystal Stilts – “Shake The Shackles” & “Magnetic Moon”

Crystal Stilts (now minus one Frankie Rose) sound relatively peppy on these two new tracks. No worries, my melancholic friends -- Brad Hargett's still sleepwalking…
Brandon Stosuy | September 13, 2010 - 6:05 pm

Cinema Red And Blue – “Same Mistakes”

Cinema Red And Blue features members of Crystal Stilts and their British elders Comet Gain. The group's releasing a self-titled album this fall on What's…
Brandon Stosuy | August 18, 2010 - 5:22 pm

Slumberland 20th Anniversary Show @ Bell House, NYC 11/14/09

After waxing nostalgic (complete with MP3s) about about the first-wave Slumberland bands I dug in the '90s, it only seems healthy to go outside, live…
Brandon Stosuy | November 16, 2009 - 2:01 pm

New Frankie Rose & The Outs – “Thee Only One”

Ex-Vivian Girls drummer (and NYC bartender) Frankie Rose recently made the Crystal Stilts an Ex too, starting her own project, the all-girl quintet Frankie Rose…
Brandon Stosuy | October 8, 2009 - 10:23 am

Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest @ 979 Broadway Backyard, Brooklyn 7/4/09

This past weekend was all about the USA, and nothing says America quite like a day full of shitgaze in a graffitied, degenerated yard under…
Amrit Singh | July 6, 2009 - 9:32 am

New Crystal Stilts Video – “Love Is A Wave”

Crystal Stilts' "Prismatic Room" video featured grainy footage of the band hanging out alone and with friends. For the upbeat post-Alight Of Night stomper "Love
Brandon Stosuy | May 20, 2009 - 9:22 am

The Dead Weather @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 4/14/09

You couldn't be surprised when the Dead Weather's roadies came out in uniform dress code (suits and bowler hats) last night: This was a Jack…
Amrit Singh | April 15, 2009 - 9:11 am

Crystal Stilts Bring The Night To Daytrotter

The eternally dusky Brooklyn crew performed newer tracks -- "Through The Floor" (which we heard for the first time at our '08 CMJ party) and…
Brandon Stosuy | April 7, 2009 - 2:29 pm

SXSW 2009: Thursday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Yesterday started off bright, early, and ecstatic with NJ's Roadside Graves at Peckerheads. The band seduced a 2PM crowd…
Amrit Singh | March 20, 2009 - 10:49 am

New Crystal Stilts – “Love Is A Wave”

The Crystal Stilts have nailed their dusky '80s noise pop so well that it feels like Alight Of Night will never age -- the collection…
Brandon Stosuy | March 12, 2009 - 9:05 am

New Crystal Stilts Video – “Prismatic Room”

Crystal Stilts' Alight Of Night should be on more year-end lists. If you still haven't taken a listen after our repeated urgings, here's another opportunity:…
Brandon Stosuy | December 10, 2008 - 3:16 pm

Vivian Girls Apologize For Dissing Normal People

In response to what one of you dubbed Blooming Onion-Gate, Vivian Girls Girls issued an apology at their blog and this blog. Reminding us the…
Brandon Stosuy | December 5, 2008 - 10:26 am

Quit Your Day Job

Quit Your Day Job: Crystal Stilts

In this special Thanksgiving installment of Quit Your Day Job, Frankie Rose and I talk a lot about drinks. When not bartending at Great Jones…
Brandon Stosuy | November 26, 2008 - 9:04 am

Stereogum’s Top 8 From CMJ ’08

The crew here managed to fly through some 70+ sets of music last week, and boy is our abilty-to-wade-through-the-sadness-that's-passing-for-buzzed-up-indie-rock tired. There's a very scientific formula…
Amrit Singh | October 27, 2008 - 3:20 pm

CMJ ’08: Stereogum Late Night @ The Studio At Webster Hall

We got a late start in inaugurating the new Studio at Webster Hall, but it was worth the wait. Scheduled for midnight to 4AM, our…
brandon | October 22, 2008 - 12:20 pm

Stereogum Late Night @ CMJ 2008

Stereogum's 2008 CMJ event is a jam-packed show taking place midnight to 4 a.m. on Tuesday, 10/21. It's at the brand new venue The Studio
Brandon Stosuy | October 13, 2008 - 11:45 am

New Crystal Stilts – “Shattered Shine”

I haven't been shy about talking up Crystal Stilts: The Brooklyn quartet, who got together back in 2003, and recently added ex-Vivian Girls drummer Frankie,…
Brandon Stosuy | October 1, 2008 - 9:35 am

Crystal Stilts, High Places, Vivian Girls, KRS-One Helped East Village Radio Celebrate Five Years

NYC online music institution East Village Radio turns five this year, and after a day's delay due to tropical storm Hanna, a party…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2008 - 4:43 pm
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