Crystal Antlers is an American band from Long Beach, California.
The band started as a 3 piece, Kevin Stuart (drums), Errol Davis (guitar) and Jonny Bell (bass/vocals) in late 2006 in Long Beach, California. Stuart, Davis and Bell met while attending a music class in high school. Later, the three all worked together as chimney sweeps for an eccentric boss who helped them purchase musical equipment in exchange for learning cover songs.
The first single was recorded at Closer Studio in San Francisco. The A-side of the single was the first song written by the band "Parting Song For The Torn Sky" which was later re-mixed and included on the band's first EP. The B-side featured a cover of Blue Cheer's version of Mose Allison's "Parchman Farm" which had to be included as a condition of the agreement with the label Majic Wallet.
After the band recorded the first single, Victor Rodriguez-Guerrero joined the band on organ. In 2007, the band made another addition, Damian Edwards on percussion. Damian had been a long-time friend of the band, as well as the drummer and leader of a side-project called Black Geisha which featured Bell (bass/vocals) and Davis (keys). Edwards originally joined the band during its first West Coast tour. He had come along as the tour manager and unexpectedly joined the band on stage while performing in Oakland, California.