by Bill Pearis

Crystal Stilts
photo by Frank Deleon Jones

Crystal Stilts are relative vets on the Brooklyn at this point, having formed 10 years ago -- though they didn't really gain steam till 2007 or so. The band's signature combo of singer Brad Hargett's sleepy delivery and guitarist JB Townsend's reverby riffs is still evident on Nature Noir, the band's third LP which came out this week on Sacred Bones. But they have lightened the mood just a little this time out, letting a few rays of sunshine peak through the gloom. Nature Noir is a pretty apt title, actually. You can stream the whole thing via Spotify or Rdio.

Like they did last night, Crystal Stilts open for Deerhunter tonight (9/19) at Webster Hall which is sold out. If you didn't get tickets to one of these, Crystal Stilts will play on Halloween (10/31) at Bowery Ballroom. No other bands have been announced yet but tickets go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon.

That comes at the end of their October tour which starts just after their dates with Deerhunter. All are listed, along with the video for single "Star Crawl," below.


Crystal Stilts - 2013 Tour Dates
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
Oct 31 NYC - Bowery Ballroom

* w/ Deerhunter

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