Tonight Brooklyn's Crystal Stilts bring there gloomy garage pop to Great Scott in Alston. The band is out on tour supporting what can only be described as my sleeper album of the year. Alight of Night is equal parts Velvet Underground, Joy Division, Jesus & The Mary Chain as well early Flying Nun bands like The Chills. A dark brooding pop record and one hell of a debut.
Formed in 2003 by Brad Garret and JB Townsend, Crystal Stilts recorded there first single as a duo. However over the past couple of years they've expanded the line up adding Kyle Forrester (Keyboards), Andy Adler (Bass). Alight of Night is the follow up to the self titled EP and is the first to feature new drummer Frankie Rose formally of Vivian Girls.
Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts (2:56).
Crystal Stilts- Shattered Shine (2:51)
Streams courtesy of Last.fm
Take a look at the band performing in New York back in October.
crystal stilts at 92Y tribeca (nyc) october 11th, 2008 from marshmallowacid5 on Vimeo.
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