Thursday, February 28, 2008

Crystal Castles - Love and Caring

Although they weren't able to play their scheduled show last weekend in Hamilton, Toronto's Crystal Castles are now out on tour across North America with HEALTH, and they're building quite a bit of momentum leading up to the release of their self-titled debut album next month. It's hard to believe that this is the same duo that broke onto the scene "accidentally" with some early recordings cobbled together from 8-bit video game samples and old keyboards; their music has since been evolving into a more slick and polished dancey electro-pop sound. It's not entirely a bad thing, but I definitely prefer the songs that are a little more raw or just eerie and spacey. This album is recommended for fans of Adult. and Ladytron, among others, and with all the buzz that's building I wouldn't be surprised if Crystal Castles lead to a new explosion in so-called "laptop bands" across Canada. The album will be released on Last Gang Records on March 18th.

» Bonus Track: Magic Spells
» Pre-order it on Amazon

3 comments:

elton said...

I was lucky enough to catch them on the NME tour with The Horrors. The album is already leaked but that won't stop me from purchasing.

Anonymous said...

THEY SUCK BIG FAT DICK. THAT UGLY ASS ARMENIAN DUDE IS FUCKING OLD. WHAT A POSER SELLING SHIT HE STEALS FROM OTHER PEOPLE. LIKE TREVOR BROWNS ARTWORK. THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD GET AWAY WITH IT BUT NOW THEY CAN'T BECAUSE THAT SHIT IS OUT OF THE BAG. THEY ACT LIKE FUCKING DICKS. LOOK UP THAT GUYS OLD BAND "KILL CHEERLEADER". THEY ARE WANNABE GUNS N ROSES ROCKERS. LOOK AT HIM NOW. ITS RIDICULOUS. THEY HAVE NO TALENT ON STAGE, THE DUDE JUST PRETENDS TO PLAY HIS KEYBOARD, THATS WHY HE HOVERS OVER IT AS MUCH AS HE CAN. THE LAPTOP PLAYS EVERYTHING, YOU CAN TELL IF YOU USED THAT KEYBOARD. HE HITS A KEY NOW AND THEN INBETWEEN SONGS TO PLAY A NOISE THATS A PRE PROGRAMMED NOISE ON THAT KEYBOARD. I GUESS THEY GOT A LIVE DRUMMER TO PLAY SO IT LOOKS LIKE THEY DO SOMETHING. BUT IF YOU GO TO SEE THEM WITHOUT THE INTENTION OF GETTING DRUNK LIKE STUPID KIDS THAT CAN'T HANDLE DRINKING AND DON'T APPRECIATE REAL TALENT AND MUSIC THEN YOU'LL SEE THRU THOSE FAKE ASS POSERS. THAT DUMB DYKE JUST GETS DRUNK AND YELLS LIKE A RETARDED MONKEY. THESE FUCKERS SUCK ASS LIVE. YOU'RE STUPID IF YOU PAY FOR THEIR SHIT.. ITS FAKE UNTALENTED FUCKS LIKE THIS THAT RUIN WHAT THE FUCK MUSIC IS. FUCKING POSERS. I CAN SEE TREVOR DOESNT CARE ABOUT THE MONEY, HES JUST HURT THESE DICKHEADS USED A DUDES HARDWORK TO SELL OFF FOR THEM SELVES. HE WAS EVEN WILLING TO JUST LET ALL OF THIS SHIT GO BY JUST ASKING TO GET A COPY OF THE CD TO LISTEN TO. THAT FUCKING SUCKS. ANYONE WOULD FEEL HURT TOO

elton said...

charming