Following last fall’s Nature Noir LP, Brooklyn’s Crystal Stilts have returned with a new single via Sacred Bones Records. Titled “Delirium Tremendous”, it’s another healthy serving of hazy noise-pop. Here, frontman Brad Hargett — his voice deep and looming — is a bold force, especially against such a manic, jangling backdrop. Still, once the track slides into an aqueous, perfectly ’60s psychedelic bridge, even he can’t keep from coming unglued. Listen in below (via Stereogum).
Hargett explained the song’s backstory and its connection to both delirium tremens (Latin for “shaking frenzy”) and “Mysterium Tremendum” (“overwhelming mystery”): “(The song) is not just a play on delirium tremens, but Mysterium Tremendum and the song is about basically the fact that those types of unifying, numinous states are usually reached through a delirium of some kind. I have this weird old book/pamphlet of chants and prayers, where there’s lots of repetition of whatever/whomever is being addressed. So it’s meant to be just like a chant or prayer. A formula.”
“Delirium Tremendous” is available now via Sacred Bones (snag your copy here). Then, catch them on their upcoming tour.
Crystal Stilts 2014 Tour Dates:
06/14 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
06/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
06/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
06/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
06/18 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06/19 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Warehouse
06/20 – Toronto, ON @ NXNE
06/21 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
06/22 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
06/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right