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SXSW Announces Initial Lineup for 2016

SXSW has announced the initial round of acts for their 2016 festival, which goes down Tuesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Austin,…
Colin Joyce / October 20, 2015

Stream Alice Glass’ Intense New Solo Single, ‘Stillbirth’

When Alice Glass left Crystal Castles this past October, she was not on the best terms with ex-bandmate Ethan Kath, to say the least. While…
James Grebey / July 17, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Crystal Castles, Ought, Prince, and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from indie ravers, Montreal…
SPIN Staff / July 7, 2015

Crystal Castles Share Ambient, Clubby New Song, ‘Deicide’

Following a track called "Frail" featuring a surnameless singer called "Edith," today Crystal Castles are back with thumping, ambient new song called "Deicide." It's taken…
Rachel Brodsky / July 2, 2015

Crystal Castles Are Planning an Album Without Ex-Singer Alice Glass

Crystal Castles producer Ethan Kath ignited something of a kerfuffle with former singer Alice Glass last week, but it seems he's backing off some of…
Colin Joyce / April 26, 2015

Ex-Crystal Castles’ Alice Glass Hits Back at Former Bandmate Ethan Kath, Calls Him ‘Manipulative’

When Crystal Castles — now just Ethan Kath — released a new song called "Frail" yesterday, it was accompanied by a caption in Soundcloud that…
Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2015

Listen to ‘Frail,’ Crystal Castles’ First New Song Since Alice Glass’ Departure

UPDATE: Kath has removed the below statement regarding Glass from the Soundcloud description. The future of Crystal Castles was somewhat in question after singer…
James Grebey / April 16, 2015

Crystal Castles Singer Alice Glass Quits Group, Plans Solo Career

In a flurry of tweets this morning, Alice Glass — the lead singer of electronic experimentalists Crystal Castles — announced her plans to leave the group."I am…
Brennan Carley / October 8, 2014

HARD Summer 2013: Review and Photos from L.A’s Sweaty EDM Rave-Up

Rave is the new "rave" and HARD Summer proves it. Back when the Los Angeles electronic music fest shared turf with Electric Daisy Carnival…
Chris Martins / August 5, 2013

Shards of Glass: Photos of Crystal Castles Live in Oakland

Crystal Castles are as fiercely foreboding as modern electronic music gets. Live, though, frontwoman Alice Glass and producer Ethan Kath turn their darkness into galvanizing…
SPIN Staff / April 29, 2013

Crystal Castles Tease Depeche Mode Tour With VHS-y ‘Affection’ Video

Crystal Castles' new video, a document of their South American tour, arrives as the Canadian duo extend their North American jaunt with Depeche Mode. "Affection," from…
Marc Hogan / April 26, 2013

Crystal Castles’ Alice Glass Conquers the Movie Business, Too

The top movie at the box office this weekend stars an actress who drew inspiration from Crystal Castles' Alice Glass. The second best-selling movie stars…
Marc Hogan / January 22, 2013

Crystal Castles Host Creepy Makeout Party in ‘Sad Eyes’ Video

Crystal Castles have an uneasy relationship with coherence. On latest album III, that's to the shrill electronic duo's detriment, as their former euphoric gloom at times…
Marc Hogan / January 21, 2013

Ultra Music Festival 2013: David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii Confirmed

EDM superstars David Guetta, Avicii, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, and more have joined the lineup for Miami's newly ultra-sized Ultra Music Festival, according to an official announcement…
Kyle McGovern / January 4, 2013

Crystal Castles, ‘(III)’ (Casablanca/Republic/Fiction)

Soon after posting their first soundcheck in 2005, rapturous press, chart hits, and an international rep as a fearsome live act all swiftly snowballed for…
Barry Walters / November 29, 2012

Through a Glass, Darkly: A Curious Conversation With Crystal Castles

Take a look at the cover art for all three of Crystal Castles' self-titled albums and the Toronto duo's progression is clear. 2008's I features a portrait…
Brandon Soderberg / November 28, 2012

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lana Del Rey, Deftones, and More

Another bounty of full-album streams is upon us. Clear your day and hit play.1) Soundgarden, King Animal. "A vicious, canny brute hopped up on punk,…
Chris Martins / November 8, 2012

Crystal Castles Stream Delightfully Dark Album ‘(III)’

Crystal Castles' creatively titled third album (III) was originally due out yesterday, but was delayed a week, leaving (flesh?) hungry grave-wave fans unsated as they…
Chris Martins / November 7, 2012

Hear Crystal Castles’ Ghostly ‘Affection’

Crystal Castles' new album III comes out on November 12, but it's available for preorder now, including via iTunes. Today the shadowy Canadian electro-punks have posted…
Marc Hogan / October 31, 2012

Crystal Castles Preview Ecstatic New Song ‘Telepath’ Live, Off Delayed ‘(III)’ Album

Crystal Castles' songs, even when they were of the chirpy 8-bit variety, have always been dark and implicitly violent. Consequence of Sound points to live…
Marc Hogan / October 19, 2012
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