Crystal Antlers have just announced a new single, “Rattlesnake,” as well as news of their signing to Los Angeles-based label Innovative Leisure, home to projects like Classixx, Rhye and Bass Drum of Death.
The track can be heard now above. “Rattlesnake” is also out digitally today, and will be available on a picture disc, with the B-side “California”, on September 24th via Innovative Leisure.
Lead singer and bassist Jonny Bell started as a musician and in the process has become a producer, an engineer, a tour manager, a booker, a promoter, a record label, a distributor and more. In regards to the forthcoming album, Nothing Is Real, which will be out in the fall, he’s looking forward to this opportunity to be a musician again: “We had to learn everything the hard way,” says Bell. “It’s great putting out records on your own, but it’s also a huge investment of time, which we’d rather focus on writing, playing shows and recording. I want to play music, not run a business. Every time I step into the studio, I come up with something new—there’s work to be done.”
“Rattlesnake” is merely the start of an exciting 2013 for the Long Beach-based band, who will be playing FYF Fest this August and announcing more details shortly on a brand new full length record and extensive North American tour.
Crystal Antlers | “Rattlesnake”
Artwork by CR Stecyk III
Upcoming Tour Dates /
08.02.13 – The Smell – Los Angeles, CA
08.24.13 – FYF Fest – Los Angeles, CA