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  • 01/21/2009

Crystal Antlers Announce Debut Album

Among the myriad acts whose names bear the word “crystal,” these guys are worth sitting up and taking a listen to. It isn't everyday, after all, that you hear punk music accompanied by pipe organs, which is exactly the brand of music Crystal Antlers offer to their fans.

After a couple 7" singles, the Long Beach, CA-based band is ready to release its debut album, Tentacles, through Touch and Go on April 6 (Europe) and April 7 (North America). The 13 tracks were recorded in a single week in San Francisco, and, judging from dreary titles like "Dust" and "Vapor Trail," lyrically deal with the idea of destruction. Or maybe they’re just the byproduct of seven sleepless days.

The band will head to Europe shortly and tour until mid-March. From there, they return Stateside for a few shows on the West Coast.

Tentacles
01 Painless Sleep
02 Dust
03 Time Erased
04 Andrew
05 Vapor Trail
06 Tentacles
07 Until the Sun Dies (Part One)
08 Memorized
09 Glacier
10 Foot of the Mountain
11 Your Spears
12 Swollen Sky
13 Several Tongues

Dates
01/20 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
01/26 London, England - Luminaire
01/27 London, England - Borderline
01/28 London, England - The Lexington
01/30 Glasgow, Scotland - Nice 'N' Sleazy
01/31 Belfast, Ireland - The Pavillion
02/01 Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dubh
01/02 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans Upstairs
02/03 Cork, Ireland - The Quad
02/05 London, England - Bloomsbury Bowling Alley
02/06 Diksmuide, Belgium - 4AD
02/07 Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-O-Droom
02/09 Munich, Germany - 59:01
02/10 Duisburg, Germany - Steinbruch
02/11 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
02/12 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
02/13 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
02/14 Malmo, Sweden - Debaser
02/15 Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
02/16 Berlin, Germany - Magnet
02/17 Cologne, Germany - Sonic Ballroom
02/18 Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie Club
02/19 Lille, France - L'Aeronef
02/20 Paris, France - Le Fleche D'or
02/23 Lyon, France - Le Sonic
02/26 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
02/27 Verona, Italy - Club Interzona
02/28 Florence, Italy - Flog
03/01 Vienna, Austria - Arena
03/02 Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie
03/04 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
03/05 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
02/06 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
03/07 Utrecht, Netherlands - Ekko
03/08 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown
03/10 London, England - White Heat
03/12 Manchester, England - The Retro Bar
03/26 San Diego, CA - 4th and B Theatre
03/27 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
04/21 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
04/22 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
04/23 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04/26 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
05/29 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
08/13 Oslo, Norway, Oya Festival

Photo by Todd Seelie.

1 comments Crystal Antlers Announce Debut Album

Mason Y (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 01/23/2009 - 19:26

Jenn,
I was thinking the same thing about how many acts bear "crystal" in their names. Coincidence?

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