Currently touring the US and Canada, the group released its latest LP, Nature Noir, on June 3rd via the Brooklyn-based tastemaking label, Sacred Bones Records. The 11-song album expands the band’s textural sound to incorporate elements of soul, country and folk music.
A link between minimalist 1960s sonic pioneers such as The Velvet Underground, 1970s NYC punk, more obscure 1980s post-punk groups such as The Swell Maps, The Bartlebees and the reverb-drenched heyday of Scotland’s The Jesus and Mary Chain, the Crystal Stilts embody a fresh contemporary take on the garage-pop aesthetic.
First formed in NYC in 2003 by singer Brad Hargett and guitarist JB Townsend, the band has released music on Woodsist, Slumberland Records, Angular Recording Corporation, Feathery Tongue and Little Teddy Recordings. The current lineup features Kyle Forester (The Ladybug Transistor) on keyboards, Andy Adler on bass and Keegan Cooke on drums.
Don’t miss opening act Juan Wauters, a singer-songwriter from Montevideo, Uruguay, who is now based in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens. Known for his songwriting in the pop duo, The Beets, Wauters released his debut solo album, N.A.P. North American Poetry, in 2013 on Wayward Records. The 12-song album was recorded by Gary Olson (The Ladybug Transistor) at Marlborough Farms, where Crystal Stilts recorded their 2011 EP, Radiant Door.
Also on the bill are The City Buses and Your Friend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show is open to all ages.