eMusic Set To Host New Army Navy Album

eMusic, the digital music service for independent music lovers, has tapped Army Navy as their latest eMusic Selects artist. As such, until July 12, 2011, the band’s newest album, The Last Place, will be available exclusively on eMusic.

“We proudly welcome Army Navy to our roster of eMusic Selects artists,” said eMusic Editor-in-Chief, J. Edward Keyes. “Their first album was a huge success with our members. Because of this, we’re particularly excited to bring this indie-pop outfit’s second album exclusively to eMusic, while giving Army Navy a forum to really connect with more music fans.”

The eMusic Selects program was launched in 2008 to spotlight talented, unsigned bands and has served as a launching pad for some of today’s most sought-after indie bands. Best Coast, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Crystal Stilts and Julianna Barwick are among the artists who have released some of their early material through the eMusic Selects program.


Full Stream of the New Crystal Stilts Record


The new Crystal Stilts LP, In Love With Oblivion, came out this week but over at the Hype Machine you can get a free stream of the entire album to try before you buy! Throw these guys in with the likes of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, The Fresh and Onlys, and fuck it, The Doors too — spooky, atmospheric pop songs wrapped in fuzz and reverb.  On first listen, this is their most effective work yet.

Crystal Stilts Fall In Love With Oblivion

On April 12th, Crystal Stilts will release their sophomore album, In Love With Oblivion. The album, described as a beguiling mix of pop music and experimental garage rock, was recorded mostly in Southern Florida. Shortly after the album hits stores, the band will hit the road. A full list of dates can be found below, as can the band’s energetic first single “Through The Floor.”


Crystal Stilts – Through The Floor by Slumberland Records


Spring Tour Dates

Sat-Apr-16 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge #
Sun-Apr-17 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Sat-Apr-23 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Mon-Apr-25 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Tue-Apr-26 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar
Thu-Apr-28 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds (upstairs)
Fri-Apr-29 Austin, TX Austin Psych Fest 4 at Seaholm Powerplant
Sat-Apr-30 Dallas, TX Club Dada
Tue-May-03 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
Wed-May-04 San Diego, CA Casbah
Thu-May-05 Santa Barbara, CA TBD
Fri-May-06 Los Angeles, CA Natural History Museum
Sat-May-07 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
Sun-May-08 Sacramento, CA The Hub
Tue-May-10 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Wed-May-11 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
Thu-May-12 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
Fri-May-13 Kennwick, WA Red Room
Sat-May-14 Boise, ID Colorcube
Sun-May-15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Mon-May-16 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Wed-May-18 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Thu-May-19 Madison, WI High Noon
Fri-May-20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sat-May-21 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Sun-May-22 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dees

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Crystal Stilts Show Off Tracks from New Album


Crystal Stilts have released a couple new songs from their upcoming album In Love With Oblivion.

The songs “Through The Floor” and “Shake the Shackles” have both been released for public consumption.

“Through The Floor”

“Shake the Shackles”

If you happen to live in New York or Austin, you’ll be happy to know the Crystal Stilts will be heading over in April. You can see them:


04/16 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge #

04/17 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #

04/29 Austin, TX Austin Psych Fest


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NYC’s Weekend Show Roundup!

Lindstrom, JDH & Dave P @ (le) poisson rouge

Horse Feathers, Anais Mitchell, The Loom @ Bowery Ballroom

Maserati, Psychic Paramount, Steve Moore @ Brooklyn Bowl (Early Show)

Punches, Midnight Magic @ Brooklyn Bowl (Late Show)

Tunng, Motel Motel, Fance In The Foles @ Bruar Falls

Dinosaur Feathers, Living Rooms, Air for Ants, Phil and the Osophers @ Cameo Gallery

The Coathangers, The So-So Glos, Ex-Humans, Unholy 2 @ Death By Audio

The Posies, Brendan Benson, Aqueduct @ Highline Ballroom

Obits, Bottomless Pit, Black Helicopter @ Knitting Factory

Azure Ray, Tim Fite, James Husband @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show)

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)

Man… Or Astroman?, Dexter Romweber Duo, Nightmare Waterfall @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Magic Kids, Bosco Delrey, Fergus & Geronimo, Sweet Bulbs, Phone Tag @ Silent Barn

The 1900’s, Robbers on High Street @ The Rock Shop

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Os Mutantes @ Webster Hall

The Books @ Zankel Hall

Sufjan Stevens @ The Beacon Theater

Grinderman @ Best Buy Theater

Crystal Stilts, The Beets @ Brooklyn Bowl

Suuns, BELL, Emil & Friends, New Moods @ Glasslands

Azure Ray, Tim Fite @ Knitting Factory

Youth Brigade @ Mercury Lounge


Crystal Stilts To Release New Single, Album To Follow

Brooklyn-based Crystal Stilts have been working tirelessly since their debut album, Alight Of Night debuted in 2008.

The group has toured Europe and the United States and released the excellent 7″ Love Is A Wave. The entire time, the group has been experimenting with their sound and looking for ways to expand on their gothic blues/punk and ’60s pop inspirations.

Now the band is getting ready to release a follow up EP to the critical darling Alight, and are excited to show people what all their experimentation and hard work were for.

The EP (Shake The Shackles) will be out October 26th. It will just have to tide you over until Crystal Stilts give us a new album, sometime in 2011. You can listen to two songs from the EP right here.

“Shake The Shackles”

“Magnetic Moon”