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Crystal Stilts - Radiant Door EP

  by Anthony Strutt

published: 11 / 11 / 2011

Crystal Stilts - Radiant Door EP
Label: Sacred Bone Records
Format: CDS


Flawed, but sometimes brilliant new EP from New York-based noise pop band, Crystal Stilts

Fresh from delivering their second album, 'In Love with Oblivion', comes this follow-up EP from Crystal Stilts. I'm still not convinced by this New York based band at all. I think that guitarist JB Townsend is a genius but vocalist Brad Hargett seems to be shy and could be more commanding. But maybe again I just don't get it. 'Dark Eyes' opens with a slow beat. It is a psychedelic number while Brad's vocals vocals have echo on them and remind me of Mark Mulcahy's singing in the early Miracle Legion. The title track sounds like a fast Strokes and has added Shadows-style twang. 'Still As the Night' is a Lee Hazlewood number and the band do it justice, while 'Low Profile' is slow-paced, with psychedelic organ and hushed vocals. 'Frost Inside the Asylum' ends the EP and sounds like a slowed down Velvet Underground fronted by Ian Curtis.

Track Listing:-
1 Dark Eyes
2 Radiant Door
3 Still as the Night
4 Low Profile
5 Frost Inside the Asylums

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