Crystal Castles

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Crystal Castles is an experimental electronic band formed in 2004 in Toronto consisting of producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass. The duo is known for their chaotic live shows and lo-fi melancholic homemade productions. They released many limited vinyl EPs between 2006 and 2007.

In 2006, their first single/EP "Alice Practice" was released on vinyl and was limited to 500 copies, which sold out in 3 days. Their debut album Crystal Castles, was released in 2008 and was listed on NME's "Top 100 Greatest Albums of the Decade" list at No. 39.

In 2010, they announced their second album, titled Crystal Castles aka (II), after they released their first studio EP, Celestica/Doe Deer. The album was their first release to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and includes their first worldwide charting single, "Not In Love" featuring Robert Smith of The Cure. The album has received general acclaim and was placed on many 2010 top critics lists.

Their third album, (III) was released on November 12, 2012. 4 singles have been released: "Plague", "Wrath of God", "Sad Eyes", "Affection".

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 Crystal Castles Crystal Castles 3.25 8
2010 Crystal Castles (II) Crystal Castles 4 5
2012 Crystal Castles (III) Crystal Castles 2 4

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 Crimewave Crystal Castles vs. HEALTH 3
2007 Air War Crystal Castles 1
2008 Trash Hologram (Zelenka remix) Crystal Castles 2
2008 Vanished Crystal Castles 3
2008 Courtship Dating Crystal Castles 3
2010 Celestica Crystal Castles 2
2010 Doe Deer Crystal Castles 1
2010 Not in Love Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith 4 2
2012 Plague Crystal Castles 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Alice Practice EP Crystal Castles 3 1
2007 Mother Knows Best / Crimewave Crystal Castles // HEALTH 1
2007 C.Y.O.A! / XxzxcZ Me Crystal Castles 1

Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 Celestica (Thurston Moore remix) Remix Crystal Castles 1

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