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Crystal Castles Announce New Album

(III) Out Nov. 5

Sep 26, 2012 Crystal Castles Bookmark and Share

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. Out digitally Nov. 5 and in physical formats Nov. 6 on Fiction/Universal/Casablanca, the new full-length was produced by the band’s very own Ethan Kath, who enforced a no computers rule in the studio, recording everything directly to tape. Features the previously released song “Plague,” Kath says “We’d limit ourselves to one take on each song because we believe the first take is the rawest expression of an idea.”

According the band the album’s cover art is a copy of an award-winning photograph taken by Samuel Aranda taken in the aftermath of a street demonstration in Yemen on Oct. 15, 2011. In the picture a woman named Fatima al-Qaws is holding her son, Zayed after being subjected to tear gas. According to member Alice Glass, “Oppression is a theme, in general… A lot of bad things have happened to people close to me since II and it’s profoundly influenced my writing as I’ve realized there will never be justice for them. I didn’t think I could lose faith in humanity any more than I already had, but after witnessing some things, it feels like the world is a dystopia where victims don’t get justice and corruption prevails.”

Crystal Castles Tour Dates:

09/27 - Fillmore Charlotte - CHARLOTTE, NC*
09/28 - Counterpoint Music Festival - ATLANTA, GA*
09/29 - 9:30 - WASHINGTON, DC*
09/30 - 9:30 - WASHINGTON, DC* - NEW DATE
10/02 - Electric Factory - PHILADELPHIA, PA*
10/03 - Roseland - NEW YORK, NY*
10/06 - House of Blues - BOSTON, MA*
10/07 - Metropolis - MONTREAL, PQ**
10/09 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - ROYAL OAK, MI**
10/10 - Newport Music Hall - COLUMBUS, OH**
10/11 - Marathon Art Works - NASHVILLE, TN**
10/13 - Emo’s East - AUSTIN, TX** - NEW DATE
10/14 - Austin City Limits - AUSTIN, TX
10/16 - Liberty Theater - KANSAS CITY, MO**
10/17 - Ogden - DENVER, CO**
10/18 - In The Venue - SALT LAKE CITY, UT**
10/20 - Hollywood Palladium - LOS ANGELES, CA**
10/21 - Soma - SAN DIEGO, CA**
10/22 - Fox Theater - SAN FRANCISCO, CA**
10/24 - Roseland - PORTLAND, OR**
10/25 - Showbox Sodo - SEATTLE, WA**
10/26 - Commodore - VANCOUVER, BC**
10/28 - Mac Ewan Hall - CALGARY, AB**
10/29 - Edmonton Events Centre - EDMONTON, AB**
10/31 - Garrick Center - WINNIPEG, MB** - VENUE CHANGE
11/01 - First Ave - MINNEAPOLIS, MN**
11/02 - Congress Theater - CHICAGO, IL**
11/03 - Kool Haus - TORONTO, ON** - DATE CHANGE


** w/ HEALTH & Kontravoid (Pretty Pretty Records)



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