ARC043: Crystal Stilts - Departure
B: Prismatic Room
Brooklyn's spectral garage-pop quintet, Crystal Stilts, release their debut UK single through Angular, the first to be taken from forthcoming album 'Alight of Night'.
Departure is a concise atmospheric echoing masterpiece, but has a pop sensibility that is already grabbing the attention of many people in the UK.
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Musically, their sound has been likened to a variety of different sources. More often than not, New Zealand's Flying Nun label (The Chillis, The Bats) is cited as a big influence especially as the band received the blessing of The Clean's Hamish Kilgour at their very first show.
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Both ‘Departure’ and ‘Love Is A Wave’ feature in DiS’s singles of the year (so far) list.
Crystal Stilts' latest offering went in to the indie charts this week at number 14: