Crystal Stilts Return With New Album 9/17

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

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, it’s apparent that their new formulary is more subtle and fully realized than ever. Like any creation worth loving, it’s the quality of the ingredients and the unique perspective lenses of the creators that produce a marvel such as this.  Pleasingly distilled in celestial darkness, floating in a sea of color drenched dreams, and grounded in protean mythology.

With lyrical themes probing the dark connections between the individual and its environment, along with the shadowy interdependence of nature and man, the album strikes a more emotional chord than records past. Where Alight of Night and In Love With Oblivion reveled in a place of spaced-out awe, Nature Noir reaches forth with a very human yearning.  Unmasked, refined and lush, Crystal Stilts here hint at freeform experimentation whilst holding on to their classic heritage. Retro fitted and forward committed.

Crystal Stilts formed in 2003 in New York City by Brad Hargett (vocals) and JB Townsend (guitar) and are currently joined by Andy Adler (bass), Keegan Cooke (drums), Kyle Forester (keys)


01. Spirit in Front of Me

02. Star Crawl

03. Future Folklore

04. Sticks and Stones

05. Memory Room

06. Worlds Gone Weird

07. Darken The Door

08. Electrons Rising

09. Nature Noir

10. Phases Forever


Aug 14 Hamden, CT – BAR Nightclub

Aug 15 Boston, MA – TT The Bear’s Place

Aug 16 New Bedford, MA – No Problemo

Aug 17 Kingston, NY – Chronogram Block Party

Sept 18 New York, NY – Webster Hall *

Sept 19 New York, NY – Webster Hall *

Sept 20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *

Sept 21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

Sept 22 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle *

Oct 07 Albany, NY – Valentines

Oct 08 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

Oct 09 Detroit, MI – Garden Bowl

Oct 10 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Oct 15 Seattle, WA – Barboza

Oct 16 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl

Oct 17 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

Oct 18 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

Oct 20 Los Angeles, CA – Part Time Punks

Oct 21 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room

Oct 24 Austin, TX – Red 7

Oct 25 Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Oct 26 Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge

Oct 27 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree

Oct 28 Atlanta, GA – The Earl

Oct 29 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter

Oct 30 Washington, DC – Black Cat


* w/ Deerhunter


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