Published Jan 21, 2009With one stellar EP now firmly in the bag, Long Beach freak punks Crystal Antlers are ready to enter the realms of the full-length. On April 6, the band's new label home, of Touch and Go, will drop Tentacles, Crystal Antlers' first proper album of spazzed-out sonic mayhem.
With original guitarist Errol Davis back on board, the group put their debut to tape at San Francisco's Closer Studios in one sleepless, amphetamine-fuelled week. The goal? To "touch on the fragility of nature and its destruction by humankind, all under a cloudburst of epic sound and energy," or at least that's how the press release puts it.
Along with this much-anticipated follow-up to the group's self-titled EP, Crystal Antlers are also heading out on the road for quite the massive tour, which takes them all over Europe but to only one Canadian city, Vancouver on April 21.
Here's the tracklisting for Tentacles, followed by those tour dates:
1. "Painless Sleep"
3. "Time Erased"
5. "Vapor Trail"
7. "Until the Sun Dies (Part One)"
10. "Foot of the Mountain"
11. "Your Spears"
12. "Swollen Sky"
13. "Several Tongues"
1/20 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
1/26 London, England - Luminaire
1/27 London, England - Borderline
1/28 London, England - The Lexington
1/30 Glasgow, Scotland - Nice N' Sleazy
1/31 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Pavilion
2/1 Galway, Ireland - Róisín Dubh
2/2 Dublin, Ireland - Whelan's Upstairs
2/3 Cork, Ireland - Quad
2/5 London, England - Bloomsbury Bowling Alley
2/6 Diksmuide, Belgium - 4AD
2/7 Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-O-Droom
2/9 Munich, Germany - 59:01
2/10 Duisburg, Germany - Steinbruch
2/11 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
2/12 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
2/13 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
2/14 Malmö, Sweden - Debaser
2/15 Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
2/16 Berlin, Germany - Magnet
2/17 Cologne, Germany - Sonic Ballroom
2/18 Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie Club
2/19 Lille, France - L'Aeronef
2/20 Paris, France - La Flèche d'Or
2/26 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
2/27 Verona, Italy - Club Interzona
2/28 Florence, Italy - Flog
3/1 Vienna, Austria - Arena
3/2 Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie
3/4 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
3/5 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
3/6 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
3/7 Utrecht, Netherlands - Ekko
3/8 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown
3/10 London, England - White Heat
3/11 Sheffield, England - Harley
3/12 Manchester, England - Retro Bar
3/26 San Diego, CA - 4th and B Theatre *
3/27 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre *
4/21 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
4/22 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market *
4/23 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
4/28 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore *
5/29 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival (Pitchfork stage)
8/13 Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
* with Cold War Kids
Crystal Antlers "Vexation" (live)