VIDEO: Crystal Antlers’ “Summer Solstice”

Summer’s here and the time is right for a video by Crystal Antlers. We’re almost a month into summer up in the northern hemisphere, so in honor of that (or maybe not), a visual interpretation of the song “Summer Solstice”.

The group are in residency at The Echo in Los Angeles as they prepare to release their new album, Two-Way Mirror on July 19th. The band produced the album with Ikey Owens and Anthony Arvisu, and was mixed by Jack Endino. You’ll be able to see the band every Monday night throughout July before heading to NYC. Here’s some concert date info:
July 11 Los Angeles, CA… The Echo
July 18 Los Angeles, CA… The Echo
July 25 Los Angeles, CA… The Echo
Aug 4 Brooklyn, NY… House of Vans
Aug 6 Brooklyn, NY… Glasslands

You can listen to the Two-Way Mirror album in full by clicking to

SOME STUFFS: Nirvana’s “Bleach” gets the deluxe treatment for its 20th anniversary

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I’m glad to say that I am one of a number of people who were aware of Nirvana before they were on MTV, and the album that you had to hear was Bleach (Sub Pop). It was pushed because critics back then loved it. They could have remained an obscure band from Aberdeen, Washington, but soon the world would discover an album by a band who paid around $600 for this to be put together.

In honor of its 20th anniversary, Sub PoP Records have put together a special deluxe edition of this album. If you didn’t get the original limited edition white vinyl pressing in 1989, you settled with the regular black vinyl version and that was that. But take a look at how this deluxe edition will look, be it vinyl or compact disc. Loads of extra songs, photos previously unseen (including the cover shot that isn’t a reverse negative, so you can see how it actually looks), and liner notes found in a 52-page booklet for the CD version, or a 16-page booklet for the double LP. The album was remastered by its producer, Jack Endino, so you know it’s going to beat up your face.

The deluxe will be released on November 3rd, and both the vinyl and CD versions can be pre-ordered directly from Sub Pop (click the link).