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Crystal Castles Say No Surprises on Third LP: ‘We Like How We Sound’

Crystal Castles / Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/WireImage

Fresh off unleashing the thrillingly grave-ravey first cut from their latest album, Crystal Castles have confirmed their third studio LP will arrive in September. Will it sound extremely different than their previous work? Evidently not!

“There’s no departure,” Ethan Kath told NME bluntly of the as-yet-untitled record. “We like how we sound. We don’t wanna change.” No shade, Muse fans.

Aesthetics aside, Alice Glass added that, thematically, the record will unsurprisingly be bleak. “I didn’t think I could lose faith in humanity any more than I already had, but after witnessing some things, it just…the world is a dystopia,” she says. “I’m one step away from being a vigilante. I’ve thought about it.”

The duo say the record was recorded in Warsaw, produced by Kath once again, and is currently being mixed in London. We suggest Sunshine Time For Everybody as a title, but who knows with these crazy kids? They might just do the “no departure” thing and call it Crystal Castles again. Listen to the beautifully terrifying “Plague”:

Crystal Castles Tour Dates:
September 27 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore Charlotte
September 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Counterpoint Music Festival
September 29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30
October 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
October 3 – New York, NY @ Roseland
October 6 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
October 7 – Montreal, PQ @ Metropolis
October 9 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 10 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
October 11 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Art Works
October 14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
October 16 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
October 17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden
October 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
October 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
October 21 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
October 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Fox Theater
October 24 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
October 25 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
October 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
October 28 – Calgary, AB @ Mac Ewan Hall
October 29 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
October 31 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater
November 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
November 2 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
November 4 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus