If you’re a dolt like me you missed the last Crystal Antlers appearance in Cardiff. Let’s not make that mistake again. You don’t want to be like me. Instead, it’s mentalist-rock time, these Californians making like psych dervishes and bashing notes round the floor while looking annoyingly cool. As you can see from the promoter’s blurb below, they’re worth WRITING IN CAPITALS ABOUT.
The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed a late change to the support bill, with mysterious Cardiff neophytes Gungadin’s first gig sadly postponed. Alex Dingley steps up to main support status, with ever-trustworthy local hero Sweet Baboo discarding the tracksuit to enter the fray as replacement.
+ ALEX DINGLEY + SWEET BABOO
VENUE: Buffalo Bar
DATE: Monday 3rd May 2010
TICKETS: £6 ADV FROM http://www.wegottickets.com/event/76528
CRYSTAL ANTLERS RETURN TO CARDIFF ! YES, IT IS ANOTHER BAND WITH CRYSTAL IN THE TITLE, BUT DON’T LET THAT BOTHER YOU. ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE ARE TWO NEW HIGHLY ADDICTIVE TRACKS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE FROM THEIR WEBSITE: http://crystalantlers.com/
Long Beach, CA’s Crystal Antlers began turning heads in 2008 with their recording debut, EP, a release that was produced by Ikie Owens (known for his work with the Mars Volta) and noted for its blend of psychedelic, garage rock, and prog rock sounds. Jonny Bell (bass, vocals, woodwinds), Andrew King (guitar, organ), Victor Rodriguez (organ), Kevin Stuart (drums), and Damian Edwards (percussion) soon developed a reputation for eccentric live shows and earned comparisons to Comets on Fire and Les Savy Fav. The group made a number of appearances on the 2008 F Yeah Tour and signed with Touch and Go Records in August of that year. By 2009, talk of a new full-length began circulating, and in April, Tentacles was released.
In 2010 the band have just released a new single, the excellent double A-side 7″ ‘Little Sister’ / ‘Dead Horses’ it is available as a free download from http://www.crystalantlers.com.
LET’S ALL DIG THEIR NOISY ORGAN-LED PSYCHEDELIA TOGETHER IN CARDIFF.