With our second Bonfire Sessions of the year fast approaching (this Saturday, 4/21 in Palm Springs: RSVP here!), we thought it would be cool to spend the week getting to know our headliners, Crystal Antlers. If you’re not yet familiar with the band, just press play in the music player at the bottom of the page to hear “By The Sawkill” from the groups most recent release, Two-Way Mirror.

Formed in 2006 in Long Beach, CA, Crystal Antlers draws much of their aesthetic from the So Cal DIY scene, while their sound comes from a variety of influences including avant-garde pop, psychedelic rock, and punk. The band has had a rotating lineup since it’s inception, varying from a core power trio of bass, drums, and guitar to larger groups featuring additional instrumentation like percussion and organ.


The band has release two full length LP’s, an EP, and a whole hand full of singles, 7″s, and cassettes with all but two releases being hand produced and packaged by the band themselves in true DIY fashion.

Crytal Antlers is currently hard at work on a new album in their recently completed recording studio that will feature a stripped down sound of the bands original power trio lineup.

Check back later this week for an in-depth Q&A from the band, and if you’re heading down to Coachella this year, don’t miss the JanSport Bonfire Sessions with Crystal Antlers, Bleached, and Fidlar going on during the day on 4/21. You can find more info and RSVP right here!