Crystal Castles- III

While Crystal Castles continues writing some decent electropop tunes, on III the Toronto duo sees fit to decorate all of them with generic drum timbres and an overabundance of reverb.


Crystal Castles- “Wrath of God”

Crystal Castles drops a new jam, teasing toward what should be the band’s third full-length album–which may be titled III. Again, like the track “Plague” that was dropped earlier this year, vocalist Alice Glass’ vocals are obscured by a low mix and loads of effects. A driving house beat brings the tempo, and bright synths swirl with hurricane force over it all.

The image paired with the video above seems to be a woman in a niqab holding a man who is going through some sort of painful trauma–whether it be emotional or physical.

Crystal Castles- “Plague”

Indie electronic duo Crystal Castles drops a new song that I’m guessing will show up on the next album they release, which should be out later this year.


Crystal Castles- “Plague”

Canadian indie electronic duo Crystal Castles have a new track out titled “Plague.” Stream or download it via the widget above. While I’m not completely in love with the track, I do like it more than the first song the project dropped from its last album. I wonder if the forthcoming LP attached to this new track will be self-titled as well. Hmmmm…

Crystal Castles- “Not In Love” ft. Robert Smith ‡ REVIEW

Stream: Crystal Castles- Not In Love ft. Robert Smith


1. Human Life- Wherever We Are (GRUM REMIX) (via soundcloud)

2. 25 R. Stevie Moore Covers (via sick of the radio)

3. The Arbiters- Virgin Voices (Phoenix/Marvin Gaye/The Police Mashup) (via bandcamp)

4. Daft Punk- Derezzed (Tim MCJ remix) (via soundcloud)

5. MGMT- Congratulations (Erol Alkan Remix) (via soundcloud)

6. Bibi Tanga- Be Afrika (Dave Sitek Remix) (mp3)

7. Crystal Castles- Not In Love (ft. Robert Smith) (Sane Smith Remix) (mp3)

8. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti- Round and Round (Little Loud Remix) (mp3)

9. Toro Y Moi- Fax Shadow (Shlohmo Remix) (mp3)

10. Vandroid- Master & Slave (Van She Tech Remix) (YouTube)

Crystal Castles- “Not In Love” (ft. Robert Smith) ‡ STREAM

The Canadian electronic music duo Crystal Castles picked up a huge endorsement and collaboration from the Cure’s Robert Smith this week. Together, they’ve reworked a track from CC’s latest album, “Not In Love.”

If y’all remember my review of the LP, I wasn’t down with a lot of the tracks. But this new version’s vocal clarity and hard-hitting chorus make me wanna do things the original didn’t–you know, like press the play button again and again. Smith’s passionate vocals bring so much to the song. Honestly, the collaboration works so well, it’s like it was written with him in mind.

Stream the track below, and look for the single’s official release on 12/6.


Remix Wednesday!

1. Crystal Castles- Babtism Age (Remixed by No Age)

2. Red DJs- YEAH, CHROMEO! (Chromeo vs Usher / Ludacris)

3. Holy Ghost!- Statis On the Wire (Remixed by RAC)

4. Neon Indian- Psychic Chasms (Covered by Anoraak)

5. School of Seven Bells- ILU (Phantogram Remix) (link)


1. White Ring- Suffocation (Los Campesinos! Remix)

2. The Velvet Underground- Pale Blue Eyes (The Kills Cover)

3. Crystal Castles- Suffocation (Memory Tapes Remix)

4. La Roux- Bulletproof (Ryan Evans Remix)

5. R. Stevie Moore- Alecia (HIFIKLUB Cover)


Crystal Castles- “Celestica” | VIDEO

New video for the track “Celestica” from Crystal Castles‘ new, self-titled album.