For fans of the Canadian dark electronica duo, Crystal Castles, releases have been scarce to say the least. Since their aptly titled second album “II” back in 2010 fans have had only remixes and crumbs to hold them over for what was starting to seem like an eternity. That seems just a little too long now doesn’t it?
Well friends, let me be the first to welcome you to the future! As of Wednesday Alice and Ethan have released a brand new track to Soundcloud and as of right now they are rocking 91 thousand listens and rising. Crystal Castles have been solidly in my rotation for almost 3 years now so needless to say I jumped right in to check this track out. I was not disappointed.
The track keeps the ghostly soundscapes that Crystal Castles are known for with heavily LFOed synthesizers and distorted bass lines. When the drums and Alice Glass’ siren like vocals are added to the mix it comes together in a beautifully dark fashion. Really this is just a taste of what’s to come.
How you ask? Along with the track dropping into the tubes today, news of their third studio album has been unearthed. According to NME, Crystal Castles’ currently untitled third album will be dropping in late September of this year. Who’s ready for this? I know I am! The flood of remixes has been great, but I really have been looking for something new to add that electric metropolis feel to my morning bus ride.
For those of you who have read to this point, but have no clue who I’m talking about then let me be the first to introduce you. Grab your cans and crank the sound up, be ready to be swept away. Hope that gives your ears something to chew on until September rolls around.
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