Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (II)
NME.COM feature on Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (II) album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 19 April 2010
An astonishing debut from the Canadian digital noiseniks
“I like to piss people off,” Alice Glass told NME back in February. “We want people to feel nauseous.” It was a mission statement which Crystal Castles have fulfilled. And then some. Their debut seven-inch, ‘Alice Practice’, certainly drew a line in the scene. A scabrous three-minute headfuck of colliding synths, banshee vocals and wirey distortion, it served notice that Crystal...
- May 2, 2008
Radio playlisted, exploring their spiritual side – have the digipunk pinups gone soft? No fear...
- May 3, 2010
The electro-punk noise marauders and their new friends bring the (white) noise to the capital. Electric Ballroom (September 18)
- Oct 3, 2008
Death disco + party-startin' punk + sunshine pop + widescreen majesty = a perfect opening night. Carling Academy, Oxford (May 2)
- May 15, 2008
Ethan and Alice set for 10-date gig run
Self-titled second album had been set for June release
Electro duo to hit the road in August
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (II): Wikipedia Album Entry
Crystal Castles is the second album from experimental band Crystal Castles. The album is to be released via Fiction Records on 24 May 2010. The album was originally scheduled to be released on 7 June 2010, but after an early master of the album leaked online and due to demand, its release dates were moved forward (with digital release moved to 23 April 2010).
The album has been produced by Ethan Kath in various places including a church in Iceland, a self built cabin in northern Ontario, a garage behind an abandoned convenience store in Detroit, and one song recorded in the London studio of Paul "Phones" Epworth.
The CD sleeve notes state that the album cover is a photo of X Tecumseh Clark taken by his father, avant-garde composer and poet Todd Tamanend Clark.
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