Formed in New York in 2003 by Brad Hargett and JB Townsend, multi-influenced indie rock band Crystal Stilts released their first work — some singles and an EP — in 2004 on the Feathery Tongue label. The first single, “Shattered Shine,” was followed by a series of local shows and then a five-song EP on Woodsist in 2008. Later that same year, their debut full-length album, Alight of Night, was released by Slumberland. While the records were made by the duo, for live shows and the tour surrounding the album’s release they were joined by Kyle Forester on keyboards, Andy Adler on bass, and Frankie Rose, formerly of Vivian Girls, on drums. After touring with the band during 2009, Rose left to form her own band (Frankie Rose and the Outs). The remaining members began work on their next album and the result, In Love with Oblivion, was released by Slumberland in April of 2011. For live shows, the band added new drummer Keegan Cooke. Mere months later the band released the Radiant Door EP on Sacred Bones.

CRYSTAL STILTS || Return On Sacred Bones Records. New Album 'Nature Noir' Out Sept. 17. Tour with Deerhunter

Crystal Stilts Return With New Album 9/17

Nature Noir sees The Stilts honing in on their various affinities at once. Simulcast from different pools of the past, bridging and expanding their intensive tastes in Soul, Folk, Psych, Country, Proto-punk and onward,

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Review Of “Radiant Door” By Crystal Stilts

Brooklyn noise pop band Crystal Stilts are set to release a new EP just seven months after their second EP In Love With Oblivion, the well received release from April 2011. Recorded earlier this year, the band’s guitarist JB Townsend produced the new record with Brad Hargett on vocals, Kyle Forester on the keyboard(s), Andy Adler on bass and Keegan Cooke on drums.

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