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. Somewhat surprisingly, Kath decided to continue the band without Glass, and he’s released two singles, “Frail” and “Deicide,” with the vocals credited to a mysterious woman called “Edith.” (Despite our truther theories, Kath says that Edith is a real person and not a name for his own pitch-shifted voice.) A few weeks ago, it was announced that the new Alice Glass-less iteration of Crystal Castles would be playing SXSW, and now, Pitchfork reports that they’re also slated to perform at two festivals in South Africa this month, SoundsWild in Johannesburg (11/27) and Synergy Live in Cape Town (11/28). A representative for the band has confirmed both dates. These will be the first shows with the elusive Edith — maybe the live performances will give some clues as to her true identity?