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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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Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal…
Amrit Singh | August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

Crystal Castles Announce Album, Tour

Yesterday, Crystal Castles let loose their "Plague," and today the band revealed to NME that, indeed, a new, as-of-yet-untitled album is on the way (I…
Corban Goble | July 26, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Crystal Castles – “Plague”

Crystal Castles don't like us to know what they're doing. They play live in disorienting strobe-lit darkness, and they release MP3s on the internet without…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2012 - 10:45 am

Watch Crystal Castles Debut New Tune At Parklife Fest

Last weekend, Crystal Castles brought their blood-garglingly awesome live show to Manchester's Parklife Festival, debuting an as-yet-untitled new track that sounds like it belongs at…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2012 - 11:03 am

Crystal Castles – “Suffocation” Video, HEALTH Remix

Alice Glass vogues hard in the new clip for "Suffocation," in which the Crystal Castles frontwoman holds down an abandoned NYC mansion. The video i…
Corban Goble | February 22, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Reading & Leeds Lineup 2011

If you're a Muse or My Chemical Romance fan, I feel sorta bad for you, but today's your lucky day: The bands are headlining thi…
brandon | March 22, 2011 - 10:07 am

Photos From ATP Bowlie 2 Curated By Belle & Sebastian

The Belle & Sebastian-curated ATP Bowlie 2 took place earlier this week (December 10-12) at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. (In 1999 B&S curated The Bowlie…
brandon | December 14, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Crystal Castles Perform “Baptism” On Kimmel

Alice Glass brought a red lollipop and the rag-doll energy of the "Baptism" video for a performance of the track last night on Jimmy Kimmel.
brandon | December 10, 2010 - 9:31 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2010

Back again with another monthly mix which, per its title, you should continue to expect monthly. We're glad you guys enjoyed the last installment, and…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Crystal Castles & Robert Smith – “I’m Not In Love”

I surprise myself (repeatedly) by how much I like Crystal Castles's second album. (It'll be on that endless year-end list of mine, surrounded by metal,…
brandon | October 26, 2010 - 4:33 pm

Crystal Castles – “Baptism” Video

Last month I posted No Age's remix of "Baptism." This Rob Hawkins and Marc Pannozzo-directed video's for the album version of the track. Like the…
brandon | October 11, 2010 - 5:33 pm

Crystal Castles – “Baptism (No Age Remix)”

This No Age remix of "Baptism" from Crystal Castles' second self-titled album sounds like the version of "Baptism" you'd find on Dean and Randy's forthcoming…
brandon | September 8, 2010 - 3:38 pm

Crystal Castles/Rusko @ Congress Theater, Chicago 8/13/10

The HARD summer tour stopped in Chicago last week. Photographer Tyler Trykowski was there to document the show, which began with five DJs, all there…
jessica | August 17, 2010 - 3:22 pm

Crystal Castles – “Celestica” Video

We've heard a couple remixes of "Celestica," none as effective as the original. Especially when the original's accompanied by a somber Alice walking through a…
brandon | June 22, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Crystal Castles – “Celestica (Bear In Heaven Remix)”

Thurston Moore shoved guitars and grime into “Celestica.” Bear In Heaven transform it into something suppler and more percussive. The new take maintains the original’…
brandon | June 10, 2010 - 5:01 pm

Crystal Castles – “Suffocation (Memory Tapes Remix)”

Last week Thurston Moore's remix for Crystal Castles made "Celestica" skuzzier. Memory Tapes' hazy remix of "Suffocation" does a lot more. Dayve Hawk emphasizes the…
jessica | June 8, 2010 - 10:08 am

Crystal Castles – “Celestica (Thurston Moore Remix)”

I like the new Crystal Castles -- dark, catchy, noisy, snotty, tastefully goth. When Alice Glass screeches over white noise it can be like black…
brandon | June 2, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Crystal Castles – “Doe Deer”

Toronto duo Crystal Castles are following up their self-titled debut with a self-titled sophomore album. Just like elder NYC synth duo Suicide. The first song…
brandon | April 15, 2010 - 10:06 am

ATP NY 2009: Wayne’s World

Our second year at Kutsher's was rainier than the first, but that didn't matter so much to us or, seemingly, the other attendees: If anything,…
brandon | September 14, 2009 - 10:42 am

Lollapalooza 2009 Wrap-Up

If you weren't talking about the weather in Grant Park this weekend, you weren't in Grant Park this weekend. And really that would've been a…
Amrit Singh | August 9, 2009 - 3:11 pm