Formed in New York in 2003 by Brad Hargett and JB Townsend, multi-influenced indie rock band Crystal Stilts released their first work -- some singles and an EP -- in 2004 on the Feathery Tongue label.
The first single, "Shattered Shine," was followed by a series of local shows and then a five-song EP on Woodsist in 2008. Later that same year, their debut full-length album, Alight of Night, was released by Slumberland. While the records were made by the duo, they were joined by Kyle Forester on keyboards, Andy Adler on bass, and Frankie Rose, formerly of Vivian Girls, on drums for live shows and the tour surrounding the album's release. After touring with the band during 2009, Rose left to form her own band (Frankie Rose & the Outs). The remaining members, including new drummer Keegan Cooke, began work on their next album and the result, In Love with Oblivion, was released by Slumberland in April of 2011. Mere months later the band released the Radiant Door EP on Sacred Bones. Sticking with Sacred Bones but expanding their sound to incorporate elements of soul, country, and folk, their next album, Nature Noir, was released in fall of 2013. ~ Chris True, Rovi