Crystal Stilts Return with 'Nature Noir,' Announce North American Tour

Crystal Stilts Return with 'Nature Noir,' Announce North American Tour
Psych-leaning Brooklyn popsmiths Crystal Stilts are ready to follow up their 2011 one-two punch of In Love with Oblivion and the Radiant Door EP with a new full-length titled Nature Noir. The nocturnally named LP drops September 17 via Sacred Bones.

A press release explains that the band are taking their blend of soul, folk, psych, country and proto-punk even further than before, with the 10-song outing tipping its hat to the past while dabbling in "freeform experimentation." Lyrically, the set is said to explore "the dark connections between the individual and its environment."

The band are previewing the set by streaming their whirling, symphony strings-assisted new tune "Star Crawl," which you can hear below.

Crystal Stilts will play a handful of dates prior to Nature Noir's street date, with a full North American trip starting September 18 in New York. There are two Canadian dates on the itinerary, which take place in Toronto and Vancouver. You can see the schedule beneath the LP's tracklisting.

Nature Noir:

1. Spirit in Front of Me
2. Star Crawl
3. Future Folklore
4. Sticks and Stones
5. Memory Room
6. Worlds Gone Weird
7. Darken The Door
8. Electrons Rising
9. Nature Noir
10. Phases Forever

Tour dates:

8/14 Hamden, CT – BAR Nightclub
8/15 Boston, MA – TT The Bear's Place
8/16 New Bedford, MA – No Problemo
8/17 Kingston, NY – Chronogram Block Party
9/18 New York, NY – Webster Hall *
9/19 New York, NY – Webster Hall *
9/20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
9/21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
9/22 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat's Cradle *
10/7 Albany, NY – Valentines
10/8 Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
10/9 Detroit, MI – Garden Bowl
10/10 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/15 Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/16 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
10/17 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/18 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
10/20 Los Angeles, CA – Part Time Punks
10/21 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
10/24 Austin, TX – Red 7
10/25 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
10/26 Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
10/27 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
10/28 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10/29 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
10/30 Washington, DC – Black Cat

  * with Deerhunter