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Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles Break Up

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Well, it was a good run. After 10 years, three very good albums, and a whole lot of feverishly intense live shows, the Toronto duo Crystal Castles have broken up. This morning, singer Alice Glass announced her departure from the group, citing “a multitude of reasons both personal and professional” and making overtures about starting a career as a solo artist. The announcement comes as a surprise, since we’d heard nothing about unrest within the group. They’d risen from feral strobe-lit small-club shows to festival stages. The duo played their final show in Mexico City almost exactly a year ago, and I sincerely hope you got a chance to see them live. Below, read Glass’ Twitter announcement.

There hasn’t yet been any word from her Crystal Castles bandmate Ethan Kath, but it’s hard to imagine him continuing under the Crystal Castles name without Glass.

UPDATE: As for whether the band will continue without Glass, Crystal Castles’ manager tells NME, “There will be twists and turns ahead for Crystal Castles, I wouldn’t bury the dead just yet!”

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