Crystal Stilts – Love Is A Wave (Angular) 25/05/09

June 9, 2009 by  

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Brooklyn seems to be the epicentre of the current twee fuzz pop movement, and with bands like the Crystal Stilts it‘s easy to see why. At only two minutes and one second in length, Love Is A Wave is short burst of laid back retro noise pop. From the drip of reverb at the start to the knackered old Hammond organ, the song sounds like it could have been recorded in an old garage using instruments left over from the Jesus and Mary Chain’s first tour.

B-side Sugar Baby, sees them depart form the jangly fuzz pop of the eighties and look to the garage rock of the 60s for their inspiration. With the song’s jerky organ and rolling rhythm guitar it is incredibly reminiscent of the Animals and The Velvet Underground. Crystal Stilts may of stolen everything that makes up their sound, but when it sounds this good who cares.

By Chris Cummins

[rating:4]


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