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Crystal Castles

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2003 – 2014)

Crystal Castles were an band which formed in 2003 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and consists of producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass. They are named after the lyrics “The fate of the world is safe in Crystal Castles” and “Crystal Castles, the source of all power” both from the theme song for She-Ra’s fortress. They are known for their melancholic lo-fi sound and their explosive live shows. Their debut album was included in NME’s “Top 50 Albums of the Decade”.

Initally the band was a solo project started by Ethan Kath in December 2003. Ethan later discovered Alice Glass singing in a noise-punk band, and thought he had found the “missing ingredient” to his music. In 2004 Ethan gave Alice 60 instrumental tracks and in April 2005 she recorded vocals over five instrumentals. The band’s first single Alice Practice was actually a microphone test by Glass. She was not aware that the recording existed until London UK’s Merok Records asked to release the track on vinyl. The limited release sold out in 3 days.

In 18 March 2008 they released their debut album entitled Crystal Castles. This album reached #47 on UK Albums Chart, #6 on US Top Electronic Albums, #13 on US Top Heatseekers, and #32 on US Independent Albums. Crystal Castles received great reviews and ranked #39 on NME Magazine “Top 50 Albums of the Decade”. They issued four singles: Alice Practice (1 June 2006), Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs HEALTH) (13 August 2007), Air War (17 December 2007), and Courtship Dating (31 March 2008).

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  • pretentiousbit

    voltem só pra outro show no lolla porfa

    Yesterday 11:24pm Reply
  • Meskh

    she ded

    28 Mar 3:45am Reply
  • kaminekosan

    Holy shit Fainting Spells and I Am Made Of Chalk, never before has so much emotion been conveyed through audio

    27 Mar 8:18pm Reply
  • f1901

    she ded

    26 Mar 3:24pm Reply
  • Tommy_Kawaii

    fi.

    26 Mar 10:41am Reply
  • JonnyContagious

    Still better than most bands that still exist.

    25 Mar 4:49pm Reply
  • InnerFemale

    Is she dead already or what?

    25 Mar 2:56am Reply
  • stupidfukk

    Baptism

    22 Mar 10:16pm Reply
  • wariat-jestem

    richlesbian, who cares?

    22 Mar 12:17pm Reply
  • ilemonlime

    PLAGUE ♥

    20 Mar 1:43pm Reply
  • BillieJohha

    "(2004 – по сей день)" Да ну

    18 Mar 9:08pm Reply
  • GriAnd

    Музыка для умственно отсталых, приятного прослушивания.

    16 Mar 6:54pm Reply
  • richlesbian

    alice IS a slut though

    14 Mar 10:01pm Reply
  • richlesbian

    ethan is italian not arab??

    14 Mar 10:00pm Reply
  • x03c6

    @Sanctum_ Aurel Vampire is brillant, just like the song Crimewave of Crystal Castles. I just finished to read a manga talking about the true story of Junko Furuta, It's really creepy. Specially the photos if you look on google... Well I should stop to tell so much things on lastfm and to find so weird things on the internet.

    13 Mar 2:20am Reply
  • Sanctum_

    @x03c6 Good choice. I love that song.

    12 Mar 9:29pm Reply
  • DarkSide_Star

    А то!

    10 Mar 7:22am Reply
  • x03c6

    @sanctum_ You make me remind the song [ Aural Vampire - Zoltank - 14. Darkwave Surfer ][AUDIO] _ Life is a deep and slow agony, especially when you're Japanese and you're forced to live on a crowded island with people that get an insane mind.

    10 Mar 12:31am Reply
  • DissecteDnigger

    Женщина с цветными волосами ничего такая, я б её того. А ты разве нет, Володька?

    9 Mar 5:46pm Reply
  • DarkSide_Star

    аееееееее витчуха))) я тупая пизда, запощу на свою страницу кристал касл и говнокартинку из тамблера, я такая загадачная)) Aeeeee

    9 Mar 2:16pm Reply
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