28 October 2008
| Crystal Stilts|
| October 28, 2008(US), February 19, 2009(UK)|
In Love with Oblivion
Indie rock, Post-punk, Noise pop, Alternative rock
In Love with Oblivion, Nature Noir, Microcastle, Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill, Dear Science
Alight of Night is the debut album by noise pop band Crystal Stilts, released in 2008. "Departure" and "Shattered Shine" were released as singles. "The Dazzled" and "Prismatic Room" were also in frequent rotation on Sirius XMU around the album's release.
Heralded by critics, the album was included in Pitchfork's top 50 albums of 2008 and the NME's top 50 albums of 2009. It was also named album of the year by Stephen Pastel's (of The Pastels) Monorail Music in Glasgow and ranked the #2 Album of the Year by Other Music in New York City.
Dot Music: "Alight Of Night is a garage-weaned, art rock, squat-dirty masterpiece."
Drowned in Sound: "Quite simply, Alight Of Night is one of the most breathtaking records these ears have been partial to in a long while, and even if Crystal Stilts never make another record, their legacy is assured."
Prefix Magazine: "Easily the most exhilarating rock 'n' roll record to emerge in 2008."
The Wire: "Crystal Stilts have created one of the most perfectly formed reconciliations of classic rock swagger and zoned dreampop... This is one of the best garage pop sides since The Chills' own "Brave Words."
Strangeglue: "Crystal Stilts have created a record that has truly astounded this writer. A debut with this much promise should not be kept in the dark, it should be shown to the world as an example of how to do it right."
Mojo (magazine): "Alight Of Night is devoid of current context, making for a weird timelessness. A treat."
Gigwise: "With Alight of Night we see glimpses of a new intelligence that divides them from the 80's contemporary... it'd be hyperbolic to try and claim Crystal Stilts are revolutionaries of their genre but they're playing new tricks and they're all the better for it."
Brad Hargett – vocals
JB Townsend – guitar
Kyle Forester – keyboards
Andy Adler – bass
- "The Dazzled" – 3:56
- "Crystal Stilts" – 2:57
- "Graveyard Orbit" – 3:26
- "Prismatic Room" – 3:36
- "The Sinking" – 2:35
- "Departure" – 4:28
- "Shattered Shine" – 2:51
- "Verdant Gaze" – 2:08
- "Bright Night" – 2:22
- "Spiral Transit" – 3:45
- "The City In The Sea" – 4:59
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