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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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All Points West Wet 2009 In Photos

When APW presented its inaugural festival last year, we weren't alone in taking issue with the experience: lack of food options, a fair but generally…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2009 - 9:47 am
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Alice Glass Fights With Sonar Security

It’s another Crystal Castles freakout! And again, it stems from sound issues. Alice thought their Sonar set sounded shitty, so she started manhandling a drumset.
Amrit Singh | June 22, 2009 - 1:24 pm
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Coachella 2009: Moz, Macca, Cohen Lead Friday’s Nostalgia Parade

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Our trek into Indio went so smoothly this year that we've both become paranoid about something going incredibly wrong…
brandon | April 18, 2009 - 1:33 pm
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Controversy Surrounds Cancelled Crystal Castles Dallas Gig

There’s a lot of he said/she said surrounding Crystal Castle’s canceled show at the Granada in Dallas last night. Why did CC kick VEGA off…
brandon | April 15, 2009 - 5:01 pm
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Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III: 2008 Mashed Up

For the third year in a row, we've turned to master bootlegger team9 to take some of our favorite songs of the year and mash…
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2008 - 6:17 pm
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Crystal Castles Get Technological For Toshiba

Alice Glass topping the NME Cool List isn't so surprising when you consider how she and (to a lesser degree) Ethan Kath have tapped the…
brandon | November 12, 2008 - 5:05 pm
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NME Cool List 2008

Before talking about NME's seventh annual cool list, it's kind of cool to look quickly at the 2007 Top 10 to see who's still ...
brandon | November 4, 2008 - 8:44 am
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Iceland Airwaves ’08 Report

Before we kick off the bulk of this week's CMJ coverage, we're gonna look all the way back to last week's Iceland Airwaves Festival. Stereogum…
Scott Lapatine | October 22, 2008 - 9:22 pm
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New Crystal Castles Video – “Knights”

The second Crystal Castles video in as many weeks isn't trying to be cute like the HEALTH mashup's Shaun Of The Deady clip. This one'…
Amrit Singh | September 12, 2008 - 9:51 am
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New Crystal Castles Video – “Crimewave (Crystal Castles VS. Health)”

Most remix type things should never be downloaded, let alone get a video. But Crystal Castles' slinky, Nintendo bleepy makeover of HEALTH's "Crimewave" -- a…
Amrit Singh | August 29, 2008 - 2:58 pm
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New Crystal Castles Video – “Courtship Dating”

This video for 8-bit crew Crystal Castles' "Courtship Dating" is basically deeply shadowed footage of Alice Glass singing and being angsty (biting her hoodie string,…
brandon | April 29, 2008 - 5:59 pm
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Crystal Castles Brought Their Strobe Light To NYC This Week

On the walk home from Pianos (to see Port O'Brien and Delta Spirit, should have some pics later), we passed a very sold out Mercury…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2008 - 5:20 pm
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New Crystal Castles Video – “Air War”

Bonus points to anyone who can tell us the formula that was needed to come up with the 8-bit sundae video for Toronto duo Crystal…
Stereogum | January 15, 2008 - 11:39 am
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