Crystal Antlers – “Little Sister” (Stereogum Premiere)

The last time we checked in with Crystal Antlers via their adrenaline-soaked Tentacles title track, we spent a bit of the post lamenting the end of Touch & Go because the collection was ostensibly set to be the last new album the label put out. This time around — maybe as another sign of the shifting/shifted roll of labels in general — the Long Beach sextet’s doing it themselves: The airy, mellowed-out “Little Sister” is set to appear on a self-released 7″. The band plans to give away the music on their website for free and to offer it as a limited-edition physical release (out in March). Musically, “Little Sister” finds the guys in a calmer mode, offering a different shade of psychedelia, though that doesn’t mean it lacks a liftoff.

Crystal Antlers – “Little Sister”

The “Little Sister” b/w “Dead Horses” 7″ is out 3/9 via the band. They’ll have plenty of opportunities to try the new ones live. All UK dates are with T E E T H.

03/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW  Trailer Space (Videothing)
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Emo’s Annex (Woxy)
03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW MWTX (6th and San Marcos)
03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Red 7 (Fucked up & Friends Party)
03/28 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Le Romandie
03/30 – Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
03/31 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
04/01 – Malmo, Sweden @ Debaser
04/02 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Medis
04/03 – Oslo, Norway @ Garage
04/04 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Parken
04/05 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
04/07 – Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg *
04/08 – Leipzig, Germany @ Nato *
04/09 –  Hannover, Germany @ Glocksee *
04/10 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique Fest
04/12 – Brussels, Belgium @ Domino Fest (AB Club)
04/13 – Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
04/15 – Rome, Italy @ Circolo Degli Artisti *
04/16 – Bologna, Italy @ Il Covo *
04/17 – Milan, Italy @ La Casa Milan 139 *
04/20 – Porto, Portugal @ Plano B *
04/21 – Lisbon, Portugal @ ZDB *
04/22 – Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick *
04/23 – Valencia, Spain @ La3 Club *
04/24 – Barcelona, Spain @ Nitsa Club *
04/26 – London, UK @ Cargo
04/27 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
04/28 – Dublin, IR @ Whelan’s
04/29 – Cork, IR @ Cyprus Avenue
04/30 – Glasgow, UK @ Nice & Sleazy
05/01 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny 2
05/02 – Leeds, UK @ Live In Leeds Festival (Burdenell Social Club)
05/03 – Cambridge, UK @ The Portland Arms
05/05 – Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow
05/06 – Liverpool, UK @ The Masque

* w/ Times New Viking