Skinny Wolves & Harmonic are bringing Slumberland Records’ Crystal Stilts back for a gig in The Grand Social with labelmates Girls Names on Friday November 4th.
After nearly two years since their last sell out show in Whelans, we are happy to welcome Crystal Stilts back to Dublin! Following two albums on the revered Slumberland Records label, which fostered aesthetic references from the artrock of The Velvet Underground, the gothic howl of psychobilly pioneers The Gun Club through to the garage pop sensibilities of Jesus and The Mary Chain, they are set to release a new EP on Sacred Bones Records (Zola Jesus, Moon Duo, Gary War, etc)
“The Radiant Door EP reflects the band’s experiments with specific ideas in the studio and what they’ve been excited about and listening to, including Blue Orchids, Sanford Clark, and many more. Opening track “Dark Eyes” may be their strongest song to date, unshackling them from their fuzzy reputation, which, even at its heaviest, could never obscure one from this bands dexterous song-craft.”
Girls Names have also released their debut album on Slumberland Records, and in their short existence they’ve quickly forged their own self-styled “disposable noise pop” reminiscent of the 80s shadow world of Black Tambourine and Felt.
They have just had their new single preimiered on the Pitchfork website, which represents the band’s increasing gravitation towards melody without losing any of the strange darkness that has characterised their work to date.