The new Crystal Stilts video for the song “Star Crawl.” The technicolor video is about doing big things, as the band tells us: “We took off one morning to go capture random sweeping scenes. Rivers and valleys, trees and ponds... in a word, nature. I guess the album has that feel as opposed to the earliest Crystal Stilts material, which could refer to the cities, the subways, thoughts and frustrations that are kept inside oneself. This song is perhaps about doing grandiose things, but knowing it’s not in you. The long sweeping shots of the Hudson Valley, and elsewhere at least somewhat resemble the scale of those claims.”
Crystal Stilts will bring their own brand of noisy, jangly and fuzzy indie pop to us once again with new music called Nature Noir on Sept. 17 via Sacred Bones Records.
The song “Star Crawl” is a great example of what the band does well: laid-back, slow-ride garage indie rock with a sharp edge and lots of reverb. Awesome.
Check out Crystal Stilts performing live at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. The band is on tour with Deerhunter.
Sacred Bones Records said "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."