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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 recycled undercard which played more like “a bunch of bands opening for Radiohead,” an extremely restricted/overpriced drink situation designed to keep people sober and make them feel uncomfortable by boozing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

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. Here’s video of a security guard manhandling her in turn. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2009 - 1:24 pm

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 at any moment, but so far we’ve made it through without broken bones or spirits. In fact, even though the day started with extreme lines and heat, once we passed… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2009 - 1:33 pm

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 the bill? Was it the venue or CC who claimed the sound system wasn’t strong enough to handle those 8-bit sounds? What will Carles think? GvsB tries sorting it out. More »

By: brandon / April 15, 2009 - 5:01 pm

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 them together. On Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III you’ll hear familiar blog hits from artists like Lykke Li, of Montreal, the Breeders, Bloc Party, Crystal Castles, and Beck remixed… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2008 - 6:17 pm

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 hep zeitgeist. From the controversy over their merch and accusations of plagiarism down to Glass’s perfectly angled hair and perfectly black eye makeup, it’s as if the duo’s dark fashion-forward… More »

By: brandon / November 12, 2008 - 5:05 pm

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 … cool. Lethal Bizzle? Barely. Amy Winehouse? Lucky to be alive. Ditto Keith Richards. Beth Ditto? No. Last year one, two, and three went, respectively, to Gallows’ Frank Carter, Klaxons’ Jamie… More »

By: brandon / November 4, 2008 - 8:44 am

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 sent photog Abbey Braden overseas to take it all in. When not commiserating with locals about our countries’ financial crises, Abbey caught dozens of sets from familiar standbys (Fuck Buttons,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 22, 2008 - 9:22 pm

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’s unfolds in two dimensions at once (on the streets and in the club), and features an updated, more alt version of The Shining twins and masks that come in the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 12, 2008 - 9:51 am

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 standout track from the exceedingly good HEALTH // DISCO remix album — well, that can get whatever it wants. The clip has a higher Alice Glass visibility factor than did… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 29, 2008 - 2:58 pm

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, gnawing her finger, looking dark and bummed) with flashes of her multi-instrumental compatriot Ethan Kath rocking it. Not much to the clip, but totally captivating. We’ve mentioned the Torontonians’ disorienting… More »

By: brandon / April 29, 2008 - 5:59 pm

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 Lounge, where LA ass-kickers HEALTH and 8-bit dance outfit Crystal Castles spent the evening raising hell, danceably. We didn’t get in, but we did overhear a simply perfect capsule review… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 26, 2008 - 5:20 pm

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 Castle’s “Air War.” No peeking.

This + This = this. That was fun. What about this version?

Crystal Castles is out 3/18 on Last Gang. More »

By: Stereogum / January 15, 2008 - 11:39 am
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