Crystal Stilts - Future folklore (from the album Nature Noir, Sacred Bones)

A new Crystal Stilts album should be an occasion of joy in every household.

While I'm still digesting Nature Noir, their third, this ferocious cut is worth a mention on its own. It seems a dime a dozen to say that it channels The Velvet Underground but let's say it does that but still manages to come out intact, with its own distinct flavour.

The rolling bassline helps, Brad's sleepy vocal is beautiful, JB's brilliantly chaotic guitar lines, all the better to carry a fable about returning to the underworld, the garden - of Eden, perhaps?

It's over in two and a half minutes aswell, tantalisingly, because on top of everything else they write perfect pop songs this lot.


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