A week ago we released our 2nd album, Two-Way Mirror in the US (EU on September 5). It was born out of a trip of isolation in Mexico following a ton of touring and the news that our old label home, Touch and Go, was downsizing to a more catalog focused operation. We recorded in Long Beach with our good friend Ikey who produced our first EP and Jack Endino mixed it. Raymond Pettibon provided the art.
Since completing the recording we’ve been dealing with a mountain of DIY manufacturing tasks, setting up distribution deals and putting together a small team to help us get the word out. It’s been a tough and costly learning experience releasing it on this scale by ourselves, but for the knowledge we’ve gained, it was well worth it.
We’ve assembled everything by hand and silkscreened the covers. On our website we offer a special package that includes a tote bag, a bonus 10” LP called Son of The Mirror, a lapel pin and cd’s of both records. The vinyl is clear and the covers that come with the album in the special pack are made of blue paper.
If you would like to buy the album directly from us you can by clicking here: www.crystalantlers.com
If you want to buy it from iTunes, click here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/two-way-mirror/id447461531
We just finished a month-long series of Monday night shows at The Echo here in LA. Each night was a blast. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us and the bands that played alongside us.
But now we are ready for the road!
08-06 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery (w/ Gary War, Team Robespierre, Balkans)
09-10 San Diego, CA – Bar Pink (w/ White Fence)
10-19 Riverside, CA – The Barn
TOUR W/ WU LYF
11-06 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
11-08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
11-10 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
11-11 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
11-12 Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
11-14 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
11-15 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
11-18 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
11-19 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café
11-21 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
11-22 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour