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It’s hard to remember a time when Lollapalooza, the festival, was not part of American pop culture, and since the last time it landed stateside, it’s expanded to include stops in Santiago, Chile and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Perry Farrell’s ’90s tour-baby turned Grant Park-engulfing massive brodown is a global institution, and though at this point… More »

Crystal Castles’ great historical distinction, as I see it, is this: They’re the only group, as far as I can tell, that’s ascended to dance-music festival-headliner status by relying on distance, obfuscation, and mystery. (You could make a case for Aphex Twin and his peers there, but they were operating in a different time, a… More »

Fall has fallen, as they say. As a result this month’s mix of ten tracks delivered right on time for September’s grand finale has all the classic ingredients of a prosperous autumn: rap, punk, post-punk, R&B, and a Paul Westerberg song. They appear here generally in that order, diligently sequenced to include Weekend Money +… More »

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Crystal Castles Announce First Shows With “Edith”

About a year ago, Alice Glass announced her departure from Crystal Castles, and both she and Ethan Kath shared seemingly antagonistic statements about each other.
Peter Helman | November 10, 2015 - 8:43 pm

Alice Glass – “Stillbirth”

Alice Glass has shared her first solo song following her departure from Crystal Castles last year. It's called "Stillbirth," and will be self-released as a…
James Rettig | July 17, 2015 - 10:18 am

Crystal Castles – “Deicide”

Ethan Kath has shared the second song from the Alice Glass-less iteration of Crystal Castles. The first was "Frail" back in April, which kicked off…
James Rettig | July 2, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Ethan Kath Clarifies Statements About Alice Glass, Says Crystal Castles Are In The Studio

After Crystal Castles' Ethan Kath posted what appeared to be an antagonistic statement about ex-bandmate Alice Glass upon the release of "Frail," Glass responded with…
Chris DeVille | April 24, 2015 - 9:52 pm

Alice Glass Responds To Ethan Kath’s “Manipulative” Statements About Crystal Castles

Looks like the Crystal Castles beef is officially ON. Yesterday, the band's producer/instrumentalist Ethan Kath released a new song called "Frail" under the Crystal Castles…
Michael Nelson | April 17, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Is This Crystal Castles’ New Singer?

Yesterday, Crystal Castles released a new song, "Frail" -- which came as something of a shock, as the band's vocalist, Alice Glass, announced her departure
Michael Nelson | April 17, 2015 - 11:13 am

Crystal Castles – “Frail”

A new Crystal Castles song called "Frail" surfaced today, which was a surprise considering the duo of Alice Glass and Ethan Kath broke up last
Patrick Hosken | April 16, 2015 - 1:02 pm

In Memoriam: The Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I've put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year's band breakups. It's a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side.
Scott Lapatine | December 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Crystal Castles Break Up

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…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2014 - 9:04 am

Watch A Children’s Choir Cover Crystal Castles

In recent years, Staten Island's PS22 Chorus has been running shit in the incredibly limited realm of "kids' choirs covering unlikely songs on YouTube." But…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2013 - 3:51 pm

Crystal Castles – “Affection” Video

The new video for "Affection," one of the prettier songs from Crystal Castles' 2012 album (III), is made up entirely of distorted digital footage that…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Crystal Castles – “Sad Eyes” Video

Crystal Castles' new video for "Sad Eyes," a song from their recent album (III), intersperses footage of the group's frantic, strobe-lit live shows with scenes…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2013 - 9:01 am

Crystal Castles’ (III) Comment Party

Man, the second I hit publish on a new Crystal Castles' song stream, I get hit with the news that the whole new album, (III),…
Michael Nelson | November 7, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Crystal Castles – “Sad Eyes”

Crystal Castles' III is one of the most anticipated releases of the fourth quarter, and after much buildup, it's set to drop next week. We've…
Michael Nelson | November 7, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Crystal Castles – “Affection”

We've already heard "Wrath Of God" and "Plague," now here's another new dreamy banger from Crystal Castles called "Affection." Ring in All Hallow's Eve with…
Corban Goble | October 31, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Crystal Castles – “Telepath” (Live)

Crystal Castles have been out on the road giving folks a glimpse of their forthcoming III, a release from which we've already heard "Plague" and…
Corban Goble | October 23, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Crystal Castles – “Wrath Of God”

Earlier today, Crystal Castles announced that their new record (III) -- from which we've already heard "Plague" -- will be out this November. If that's…
Corban Goble | September 26, 2012 - 3:19 pm
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