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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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  • ForeveR13_12_14

    они вообще то уже распались, но было в них что то психоделическое))имхо

    Yesterday 10:54am Reply
  • hydra_fm

    в хорошем смысле, ребят

    20 May 8:40pm Reply
  • hydra_fm

    послушал и приуныл

    20 May 4:14pm Reply
  • buildabonfire

    these are the songs Mario uses to serenade Peach, Link to woo Zelda, and Chun-Li to seduce Ryu. [2]

    20 May 2:22pm Reply
  • Joshy1kz

    Frail !!

    19 May 9:36pm Reply
  • JonIsNotHere

    Crystal Castles is Crystal Castles with or without Alice... always the most amazing thing in my life (: Stop hating everyone and be happy for both Ethan and Alice and their creative projects! [4]

    19 May 6:16pm Reply
  • robben499

    Нахуй они распались?

    16 May 6:19pm Reply
  • TobogganOfHate

    these are the songs Mario uses to serenade Peach, Link to woo Zelda, and Chun-Li to seduce Ryu.

    13 May 5:06pm Reply
  • dopehag

    U WILL LIVE FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER AND EVER AND EVER AND EV

    13 May 3:06am Reply
  • caiochaves

    Ethan > Ethan [9]

    12 May 3:32am Reply
  • r_ocketqueen

    Ethan > Ethan [8]

    7 May 9:04pm Reply
  • Eletrophonic

    gritando com a perseguição. cruzes.

    7 May 5:07pm Reply
  • jlucas616

    Edith, bota a cara no sol mana. Vocalista bonita não tem que se esconder.

    6 May 9:26pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Big Fan Here

    6 May 12:05am Reply
  • MiaoPurrington

    Crystal Castles is resurrected

    5 May 6:25pm Reply
  • SanyaZicranec

    Amazing

    5 May 5:14am Reply
  • Exzart

    team ethan go!

    5 May 2:29am Reply
  • uhIgor

    Ethan > Ethan [7]

    4 May 3:35am Reply
  • notinllove

    "I was told she was taking a year off and that I should have the majority of the songs ready by her return. After her year off, she tweeted that she was leaving. There was no discussion about it." Ethan for pitchfork. :))))))))

    4 May 12:09am Reply
  • dolphinized

    @heartsex she doesnt give out her information about herself or her parents because its her PRIVACY. jesus fucking christ, its obvious

    3 May 3:11pm Reply
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