stilts2_smallNew York City’s Crystal Stilts share their new video, directed by Daniel Fetherston, for ‘Star Crawl’, which shows the earthy feel of the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Nature Noir’, out Sept 16 through Sacred Bones Records.

The band explain: “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 its not in you. The long sweeping shots of the Hudson Valley, and elsewhere at least somewhat resemble the scale of those claims.”

Check out the excellent ‘Future Folklore’, the first gem off their impressive new album ‘Nature Noir’.

Crystal Stilts third LP is simulcast from different pools of the past, bridging and expanding their intensive tastes in Soul, Folk, Psych, Country, Proto-punk, sounding refreshingly bold and deep rooted within the modern musical climate.

Crystal Stilts are: Brad Hargett (vocals) and JB Townsend (guitar) and are currently joined by Andy Adler (bass), Keegan Cooke (drums), Kyle Forester (keys)

13-Nov – Vera, Groningen
14-Nov – Stengade, Copenhagen
15-Nov – Debaser, Stockholm
16-Nov – Revolver, Oslo
17-Nov – Pustervik, Goteborg
18-Nov – Voxhall, Aarhus
19-Nov – Hafenklang, Hamburg
20-Nov – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
21-Nov – King Georg, Cologne
22-Nov – De Kreun, Kortrijk
23-Nov – Green Door Store, Brighton
24-Nov – Liverpool Psychfest party, Liverpool
25-Nov – Mono, Glasgow
26-Nov – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
27-Nov – The Exchange, Bristol
28-Nov – Cargo, London
29-Nov – Maison De Musiques, Brussels
30-Nov – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht
01-Dec – Point FMR, Paris
02-Dec – El Lokal, Zurich (CH)
03-Dec – Amalgame, Yverdon-Les-Bains (CH)

Photo by Erika Spring