Normally, Crystal Antlers aren't really a band anyone would call "restrained." Their best work (detailed on 2008's self-titled EP) sounds like what you'd get if you shoved Hawkwind inside an exploding star, explained to them what Les Savy Fav sounds like, and then forced them to "do that." Neat trick, right? But CrAnt's (let's hope that abbreviation doesn't stick) new single, "Little Sister," finds the Long Beach art-punks stripping down their sound and coming up with something a little more '90s indie and a little less '70s psych. Dig those descending guitar lines -- and just about everything else here, too. Bodes well for their next record (which, sadly, won't be on now-defunct label Touch and Go), and a perfect song for this time of the year, when it's still breezy and brittle, with the occasional strand of sunlight. The self-released "Little Sister/Dead Horses" 7" drops next week, March 9, but for now, enjoy "Little Sister" below.
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Crystal Antlers, Little Sister