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Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles


Years Active: 2003 to 2017

Genre: synth-pop, chiptune

Country: Canada


Ethan Kath
Edith Frances
Alice Glass, former member

Artist Bio:

Crystal Castles are an experimental, electronic band which formed in 2003 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and currently consists of Ethan Kath and vocalist Edith Frances. Alice Glass served as the lead vocalist for the group since its foundation until 2014. They are named after the lyrics "The fate of the world is safe in Crystal Castles" and "Crystal Castles, the source of all power" both from the theme song for She-Ra's fortress. They are known for their melancholic lo-fi sound and their explosive live shows. Their debut album was included in NME's "Top 50 Albums of the Decade". Initially the band was intended to be a solo project started by Ethan Kath in December 2003. Ethan later discovered Alice Glass singing in a noise-punk band, and thought he had found the "missing ingredient" to his music. In 2004 Kath gave Alice 60 instrumental tracks and in April 2005 she recorded vocals over five instrumentals. The limited vinyl release of the band's first single Alice Practice sold out in only three days. The track was a microphone test by Glass and she was not aware that the recording existed until London UK's Merok Records asked to release the track on vinyl, according to now......[Read More]



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