Crystal Castles is a dance floor favorite of mine. (I play “Suffocation” a lot at Underground and have played “Baptism” too, the latter specifically for a friend of mine) I love that they can get so damn noisy without obscuring the hook or losing the beat.
As for the duo’s new album, it’s called (III) and it’s out digitally on November 5, with the physical release to follow the next day. According to the press release I received, it was recorded primarily in Warsaw and Berlin with a “no computers” rule and deals with themes like “oppression.” The cover art, which you can see in the YouTube clip, features a mother and son following a protest in Yemen.
Crystal Castles will be on the road through the bulk of autumn. I’m thinking about checking out the show at the Hollywood Palladium on October 20. Anyone else going?