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Crystal Stilts

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Download: Crystal Stilts, “Future Folklore”

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

By Wondering Sound Staff, Contributor

Happiness is hard to come by in the world of Crystal Stilts — heavy on Joy Division, not much joy, plenty of White Light, White Heat and a total dearth of sunlight. And yet, there’s something extremely comforting about the NYC mope-mavens, as they inform you that the Velvet Underground, Flying Nun and Lee Hazelwood records that got passed down from your cool uncle to your older sister to yourself (and onto your teenage cousin) can and should be required listening for anyone who considers themselves a fan of indie rock. Now 10 years into their career, Crystal Stilts have about five decades’ worth of ironclad credibility giving them reason to stay the course on their third LP Nature Noiremore »

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eMusic Selects: EULA

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By Wondering Sound Staff, ContributorSince 2008, we've used our eMusic Selects program to spotlight our favorite unsigned bands, releasing their albums exclusively to eMusic members and giving you a first look at bands whose music and vision inspires us.… more »

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Jukebox Jury: Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-ChiefIn our experiment, Frankie Rose went undercover to talk to real-life space travelers about their experiences beyond the stars, and to ask them about the similarities between her album and the cosmos that inspired it.… more »

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Best Albums of 2011

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By Wondering Sound Staff, ContributorIt was a year full of surprising breakouts and breathtaking discoveries, with reliable favorites from familiar faces and strong entries from new voices. These are our Top 100 Records of 2011. more »