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 to surface is the brief, blasted “Doe Deer,” which also shows up on a Record Store Day 12″. According to a press release, Alice Glass and Ethan Kath recorded the collection themselves in an Ontario cabin, an Icelandic church, a Detroit garage, etc. Despite its pastoral name, “Doe Deer” sounds like it was recorded in a fallout shelter. Or maybe in one of the graves behind that kid on the album cover.


(Via We All Want Someone)

The first official single’s “Celestica.” The tracklist:

01 “Fainting Spells”
02 “Celestica”
03 “Doe Deer”
04 “Baptism”
05 “Year of Silence”
06 “Empathy”
07 “Suffocation”
08 “Violent Dreams”
09 “Vietnam”
10 “Birds”
11 “Pap Smear”
12 “Not in Love”
13 “Intimate”
14 “I Am Made of Chalk”

Crystal Castles is out 6/7 in Europe and 6/8 in the States via Fiction. The “Doe Deer” 12″ will be out in an edition of 500 on 4/17 (Record Store Day). They’re hitting the road pretty hard:

04/14 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/17 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
04/20 – London, England @ Heaven
04/22 – Berlin, Germany @ Ritter Butzke
04/23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Trouw
04/24 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique Orangerie
04/26 – Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino
04/27 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Rosthoflager
04/28 – Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali
04/30 – Murcia, Spain @ La Fica Estrella LaVenta 404 Festival
05/01 – Porto, Portugal @ Queimodromo Parque da Cidade
06/04 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park Festival
06/06 – N├╝rburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring Festival
06/11 – Scotland @ Rockness Festival
06/27 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
07/08 – Belgium @ Les Ardentes HF6 Festival
07/11 – Novi Sad, Serbai @ Exit Festival
07/31 – Emmaboda, Sweden @ Emmaboda Festival
08/06 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *#
08/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ HARD Summer Music Festival
08/09 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater *#
08/11 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater *#
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater *#
08/14 – Toronto, Ontario @ Koolhaus *#
08/15 – Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis *#
08/17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *#
08/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *#
08/20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *#
08/21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
08/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar *#
08/27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/28 – Reading UK @ Reading Fetival
09/04 – Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic

* w/ Rusko and Destructo
# w/ Sinden