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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 together for a little more than a decade. Considering the years the band has logged haunting various rock venues around the city, it’s kind of amazing that their new album,… More »

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 nicely into whatever theme-heavy environment you’re trying to create. Whether it’s a spare spectralness (Atlas Sound), a haunted heaviness (Crystal Stilts), or just some aggro rap music with a titular… More »

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 the classics or Sufjan leftovers. I’ve also included streams for charity singles, Christmas-related music videos, and other new holiday bits (with links, where applicable, to download the rest of the… More »

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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 Ia…
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'…
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
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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
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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 | February 2, 2011 - 5:59 pm
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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 | September 13, 2010 - 6:05 pm
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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'…
brandon | 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 | November 16, 2009 - 2:01 pm
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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 | October 8, 2009 - 10:23 am
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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
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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 | May 20, 2009 - 9:22 am
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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
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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 | April 7, 2009 - 2:29 pm
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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
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