Crystal Castles to release new album this Spring

Ethan Kath and Edith Frances have also announced a number of live shows

Crystal Castles have announced that their new album will be released later this year.

It will be their first LP following singer Alice Glass‘ departure over a year ago, with Ethan Kath keeping his promise to unveil new material without her, Pitchfork reports.

Kath announced today (February 29) that fans can expect the follow-up to 2012’s (iii) will arrive this Spring.

The as-yet-untitled LP will be Crystal Castles’ fourth release overall but the first featuring Glass’ replacement Edith Frances.


Kath will serve as main songwriter and producer, with the new record set to include the songs ‘Frail’ and ‘Decide’, both of which were released in 2015.

Following their album announcement, the band has also confirmed a string of North American festival dates, including two shows at SXSW. See below.

03-11 New Orleans, LA – Buku Music + Arts Project
03-12 Phoenix, AZ – VIVA PHX
03-13 Santa Ana, CA – Burgerama – The Observatory OC
03-16 Austin, TX – Scoot Inn (SXSW)
03-17 Austin, TX – Stubb’s (SXSW)
03-19 Miami, FL – Ultra Music Festival
04-02 Athens, GA – Slingshot Festival, Georgia Theatre
06-12 Chicago, IL – Spring Awakening
07-22 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
08-05 Castellon, Spain – Arenal Sound Festival
08-26 Reading, England – Reading & Leeds Festival
08-27 Leeds, England – Reading & Leeds Festival

The news comes after Crystal Castles played their first UK live dates since Glass left, with the band performing at the NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas earlier this month.

Crystal Castles formed in Toronto in 2004 and went on to release three studio LPs – 2008’s ‘(i)’, 2010’s ‘(ii) and 2012’s ‘(iii)’. During their career, the band worked with Cure frontman Robert Smith on 2010 single ‘Not In Love’ and also took part in the NME Awards Tour in 2011 alongside Magnetic Man, The Vaccines and Everything Everything.

Glass’ last show as part of the duo was on October 4, 2013 in Mexico.

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