Posted in music | tour dates on November 4, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Crystal Stilts - "Shake The Shackles" (MP3)

"We are also playing tomorrow night with Crystal Stilts, German Measles and The Mad Scene (Hamish from the Clean, Girl from Yo La Tengo)..." - Street Chant

Crystal Stilts at Rock Shop (Pascale Gueracague)
Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts played Rock Shop on Friday (10/29), days after the release of their new Shake The Shackles 7" via Slumberland Records. Download the title track above and stream both tracks from that release, below.

Crystal Stilts seem to open for half of the indie legends that pass through town (The Vaselines, Dean Wareham playing Galaxie 500, Henry's Dress/Aislers Set, Comet Gain), and/or play with every notable current indie-pop band who are on tour too. They're also part of indie supergroup Cinema Red & Blue which prominently features Comet Gain's David Feck, but also "employs the services of Amy Linton, Hamish Kilgour and Gary Olson." It's not a big surprise then that their recent Rock Shop show with German Measles, The Surprisers and The Mad Scene was equally indie-star studded, though it was the Mad Scene that consisted of regular member and New Zealander/Brooklynite Hamish Kilgour of The Clean along with Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo, Amy Linton of Aislers Set, and Gary Olson of Ladybug Transistor. New Zealand band Street Chant, who were in for CMJ, also played some songs at the show.

If you missed Crystal Stilts over the weekend, you won't have long to wait to catch them again, and for FREE; the Brooklyn band will play a free show at Brooklyn Bowl on 11/14. It's part of the venue's "Local by Local" series of shows. 21+. 8pm show.

Meanwhile, Cinema Red & Blue released their debut LP last month on What's Your Rupture. Crystal Stilts have a new LP on the way as well and though very few details have been released, look for it in early 2011. Until then, tide yourself over by checking out the new 7" tracks streaming below.

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Crystal Stilts
Shake the Shackles
(Slumberland)
Street date: Oct. 26, 2010
track listing:
A. Shake The Shackles
B. Magnetic Moon

Crystal Stilts "Magnetic Moon"

Crystal Stilts "Shake The Shackles"

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Comments (20)

pô, só isso?:P

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2010 7:15 PM

good for us

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2010 7:47 PM

WHERE ARE THE PICS??????? NEED MORE ADLER!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2010 8:16 PM

I heart the rock shop. I hope it's successful as a venue.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2010 10:35 PM

oh no - - music not so good :(

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2010 10:47 PM

I saw them open for someone. smuggest front man of all time. He sucks and he acts like he doesn't want to be there. maybe chicks dig that shit? probably. they stupid

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2010 11:11 PM

He doesn't want to be there. He would rather be showing birds his poetry, working on the hair, or writing songs for himself.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 12:11 AM

"Girl from Yo La Tengo"

The douchebag can't find 10 seconds to search the web for her name?

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 12:23 AM

*yawn*

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 9:29 AM

This was an awesome show, I felt like I was at a house party.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 9:41 AM

ugh, i saw crystal stilts open for the dead weather a while back. they are terrible. fake ass velvet underground, but way way way worse

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 10:27 AM

I think the biggest problem with that comment is anything resembling praise for the dead weather.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 12:04 PM

so you think CS are easier to listen to than DW????????????

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 12:52 PM

well, they don't suck. they don't play shitty shitty generic hard rock with a spoiled child acting out what she thinks rock and roll is. would people give two shits about dw if jack white didn't play drums? they are a horrid band

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 1:48 PM

^^
I got to say, I'm ok w/ that comment. DW is blatantly formulaic rock music. at least, more so than most..

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 2:27 PM

oh, okay... and Crystal Stilts are so creative and different. stupid f*cks

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 3:02 PM

more so than dw. and jesus have the balls to write fucks you fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 3:50 PM

^^
hahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 4:11 PM

how were the other bands that night?

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 4:44 PM

Kate Nash may join the band to play some material.

They're being billed as Crystal Stilts and Nash...

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2010 5:06 PM

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