Crystal Castles announce details of first album without Alice Glass ‘Amnesty (I)’

Release date, artwork and tracklisting revealed

Crystal Castles have announced details of their new album, which will be their first LP without original singer Alice Glass.

Glass was replaced by Edith Frances in 2015, following the original frontwoman’s departure in 2014. Multi-instrumentalist Ethan Kath has said that Glass did not contribute lyrics or vocals to some of their biggest songs, a claim that Glass has denied.

Kath and Frances will now release ‘Amnesty (I)’ on August 19. It will include recently released tracks ‘Char’, ‘Concrete’ and ‘Femen’.

See the album’s tracklist and artwork below.

‘Femen’
‘Fleece’
‘Char’
‘Enth’
‘Sadist’
‘Teach Her How to Hunt’
‘Chloroform’
‘Frail’
‘Concrete’
‘Ornament’
‘Kept’
‘Their Kindness Is Charade’

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Glass recently gave details of her forthcoming solo album, with the singer claiming that she was “frustrated” and “desperate” throughout her career with Ethan Kath.

“For the majority of my career I was conflicted,” she revealed. “I would go onstage and show this aggressive, angry side of myself. It was an expression of my frustration and desperation. It was a way for me to communicate what I was going through without having to explain anything offstage, because I didn’t want to be seen as vulnerable. It was a way to be confrontational when in my personal life I felt like my feelings weren’t respected. It was deeply miserable.”

She added: “I felt like I was lying to my fans even though my way of speaking out was the most honest expression which I had available to me at the time. Now I feel like I’m finally learning to use my voice.”