Crystal Castles — Crystal Castles & Doldrums at The House of Blues in Houston. April 20, 2013.

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Crystal Castles & Doldrums at The House of Blues in Houston. April 20, 2013.

News

Soundtracking the Resistance - Pathway to Paris and Beyond

An Interview with Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith on Pathway to Paris

Oct 27, 2017

President Donald Trump can pull out of the Paris Agreement, but that doesn't mean everyone else gives up so easily. This week we speak to musicians Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith who started Pathway to Paris as a way to bring music and climate experts together for a series of concerts.  More

Oct 24, 2017

When Alice Glass left Crystal Castles in 2014, it was clear that the relationship between Glass and the band's cofounder Ethan Kath was fractured. Now Glass, who released her self-titled debut solo EP back in August via Loma Vista, has issued a lengthy statement on her website accusing Kath (real name Claudio Palmieri) of raping her, as well as emotionally and physically abusing her over the years. More

Aug 10, 2017

Alice Glass has released her first new song in two years, "Without Love." It's only her second solo song, following 2015's "Stillbirth," since leaving Crystal Castles in 2014.  More

Crystal Castles to Headline Isle of Light Festival

April 1 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Mar 01, 2017

Crystal Castles is set to headline the 2017 edition of Isle of Light.  More

Feb 29, 2016

Crystal Castles have announced some more tour dates/festival appearances and have promised that a new album is coming this spring. It'll be their first without vocalist Alice Glass, who departed the band in 2014. But Ethan Kath has soldiered on without her and the album features a new singer named Edith Frances. More

SXSW Music 2016 Announces First Round of Artists

Crystal Castles, Yuck, Fear of Men, HÆLOS, Micachu and the Shapes, Caveman, and More on List

Oct 20, 2015

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the first round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2016 (its 30th year). The list is short on big names, but a huge part of SXSW is discovering new artists.  More

Listen: Crystal Castles - “Decide”

To Be Featured on New Album

Jul 02, 2015

Crystal Castles are currently working on their new album. It'll be their first without vocalist Alice Glass, who departed the band last yearMore

Listen: Crystal Castles - “Frail”

First New Song Since Alice Glass' Exit From Band

Apr 17, 2015

Last October Crystal Castles' Alice Glass announced that she would departing the band to pursue a new solo career. More

Crystal Castles Might Not Be Finished Yet

Band Manager Speaks to NME

Oct 09, 2014

Ummm…so about that whole Crystal Castles breaking up thing? Uh, yeah, not so much.  More

Crystal Castles Call it a Day

Band Breaks the News on Twitter

Oct 08, 2014

After ten years and three albums, Crystal Castles have called it a day.  More

Apr 26, 2013

Recently announcing a leg of new U.S. tour dates, Crystal Castles have premiered a new music video for their latest single "Affection," taken off the duo's most recent LP III More

Crystal Castles to Support Depeche Mode on Fall Tour

New single “Affection” Out May 28

Apr 11, 2013

Still on the road in support of last year’s IIICrystal Castles have confirmed a string of U.S. dates. More

Jan 21, 2013

Crystal Castles have debuted their music video for their (III) single "Sad Eyes." More

Jan 09, 2013

After taking a short break this winter, Crystal Castles have announced that they will return to road this spring with a North American tour in support of their latest album (III). More

Dec 12, 2012

Crystal Castles have delivered a naturally bizarre remix of their own (III) track “Pale Flesh.” Titled the hugsnotdrugs rmx, the cut’s skittering beats against feel oppressive against the ghostly vocals of Alice Glass. More

Crystal Castles Push Back Album Release

III to Street a Week Later

Oct 18, 2012

Crystal Castles are taking that whole, “Leave ‘em wanting more” saying to an extreme. More

Watch: Crystal Castles - “Plague” Video

Also Reveal Tracklist to (III)

Oct 09, 2012

First thing's first: the music video for Crystal Castles' track "Plague" is downright creepy. More

Sep 26, 2012

After dropping plenty of teasers this year Crystal Castles have officially announced the release of (III), the follow-up to their 2010 self-titled album. More

Crystal Castles Announce Fall Tour Dates

New Album Drops This Fall

Jul 26, 2012

In support of their forthcoming third album (due out sometime this fall…ooh mysterous!) noisy electro-pop duo Crystal Castles are hitting the road. We have their full run of dates.  More

Listen: Crystal Castles - “Plague”

Possibly Included On Upcoming New Album

Jul 25, 2012

Crystal Castles have debuted a brand new track this morning called "Plague." More

Watch: Crystal Castles Debut New Song at Parklife Fest

Third Album Possibly Out This Summer

Jun 15, 2012

This past weekend in Manchester, England skuzzy electronic duo Crystal Castles brought their chaotic live show to the Parklife Festival, delivering a new and an as-of-yet-untitled song. More

Feb 22, 2012

Though currently hard at work on a new album slated for release sometime this year, electro-punk outfit Crystal Castles have unveiled a gothy music video for their 2010 track "Suffocation," featured on their self-titled sophomore album. More

Crystal Castles Hit Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight

Start Your Weekend Off With a Bang

Dec 10, 2010

 Crystal Castles is capping off their year with a stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.  More

Crystal Castles Plot Spring Jaunt

Duo Hits the Road March 2nd

Oct 21, 2010

The duo are set to hit the road March 2nd on a tour that will take them from coast-to-coast.  More

Crystal Castles Experience “Baptism”…by Fire

Cut From Sophomore Album, Out Earlier This Year

Oct 08, 2010

Electro-punk darlings Crystal Castles continue their assault of shouts, effects, and fire-laden assault in new video, “Baptism.” We have the video.  More

Crystal Castles Release “Celestica” Video

Self-Titled Second Album is Out Now

Jun 22, 2010

Ontario electro-drag punks, Crystal Castles, just released a great video for their dance single, "Celestica." Frontwoman Alice Glass pouts in a graveyard and musical partner, Ethan Kath, smears mud on his face. There are also a few creepy kids playing violins. We have the video. More



Reviews

Amnesty (I)

Amnesty (I)

Casablanca

Aug 17, 2016

It's hard to figure out how to feel about music when you don't know how you feel about the people making it. When an artist's image is in disrepute and integrity in question, does this preclude true appreciation of the work he or she creates?  More

III

III

Universal Republic/Casablanca

Nov 29, 2012

Alice Glass and Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles, are feeling the weight of the world, and III is their response. More

Lollapalooza 2009 Day One Report

August 7th, 2009

Aug 08, 2009

No amount of rain or cloud could've obscured the beauty of Chicago's Grant Park on the first day of Lollapalooza, which despite less than welcoming conditions drew tens of thousands of mostly happy, mostly well-behaved music fans. On day one we caught Fleet Foxes, Crystal Castles, Of Montreal, and Depeche Mode. More