Monday, November 8, 2010

MP3: Crystal Stilts - "Shake the Shackles" New 7"

Bind Me to the Past

Crystal Stilts' Alight of Night (2008) remains one of our most listened-to albums to date. It is for this reason that we are so very excited by the most recent single to come from Crystal Stilts, from a recently released 7-inch entitled "Shake the Shackles."

Crystal Stilts - "Shake the Shackles"

This is the first thing we've heard from them since their 2009 single "Love is a Wave," another huge favorite of ours. And while we are comforted to find that Brad Hargett has retained his super sleepy, Ian-Curtis-esque melancholia, there is something lighter, peppier, and... well, more fucking fun. Not that one normally looks to a Crystal Stilts song for "fun and peppy" necessarily, but what brews under Hargett's voice here is a bubbling, unleashed energy.

Expect a full-length album to be released next year.

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