Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

Canadian Electro duo formed in 2003. Alice Glass left the group in October 2014, and Crystal Castles was said to be disbanded, though new Crystal Castles music was posted online in 2015 featuring a new vocalist. The new vocalist was confirmed as Edith Frances

Crystal Castles Discography


DIFB 1200 CDP, 451.1200.228 Crystal Castles Crystal Castles (Album) [PIAS] Recordings, Different, Last Gang Records, Lies Records DIFB 1200 CDP, 451.1200.228 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
B0014458-01 Crystal Castles Crystal Castles (II) (Album, Comp) Fiction Records, Lies Records, Last Gang Records B0014458-01 US 2010 Sell This Version
00602537202751 Crystal Castles (III) (Album) Fiction Records, Lies Records, Last Gang Records 00602537202751 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ME002 Crystal Castles Alice Practice EP (EP) Merok Records ME002 UK 2006 Sell This Version
LPU 013 Crystal Castles // HEALTH (2) Crystal Castles // HEALTH (2) - Mother Knows Best / Crimewave (EP) Lovepump United LPU 013 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Crystal Castles Vs HEALTH (2) Crystal Castles Vs HEALTH (2) - Crimewave (Single, EP) Trouble Records (3) none UK 2007 Sell This Version
DUDE003 Crystal Castles Air War (Single) Trouble Records (3) DUDE003 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Crystal Castles Vanished (Single) [PIAS] Recordings none UK 2008 Sell This Version
451.1092.328, DIFB 1092 CDSP Crystal Castles Courtship Dating (Single) Play It Again Sam [PIAS], Different 451.1092.328, DIFB 1092 CDSP Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
none Crystal Castles Feat. Robert Smith Crystal Castles Feat. Robert Smith - Not In Love (Single) Polydor none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Crystal Castles Celestica (EP, Single) Polydor none Denmark 2010 Sell This Version
none Crystal Castles Baptism (Radio Edit) (Single) Fiction Records, Last Gang Records none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
2735606 Crystal Castles Doe Deer(12", EP, Ltd) Polydor, Fiction Records 2735606 UK 2010 Sell This Version
PN-1204 Crystal Castles vs Thee Pause* Crystal Castles vs Thee Pause* - Remixxx(CD, EP, Ltd, Promo) Not On Label PN-1204 USA, Canada & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none Crystal Castles Sad Eyes (Single) Casablanca, Republic Records none UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Crystal Castles Wrath Of God (Single) RCRD LBL none France 2012 Sell This Version
none Crystal Castles Affection (Single) Polydor none US 2012 Sell This Version
none Crystal Castles Plague(File, MP3, Single, 320) Not On Label (Crystal Castles Self-Released) none 2012
EFCC001 Crystal Castles Frail (Single) Last Gang Records EFCC001 Canada 2015
none Crystal Castles Deicide(File, AAC, MP3, Single) Casablanca New/Republic Records none 2015
none Crystal Castles Concrete (Single) Fiction Records none UK 2016
none Crystal Castles Crimewave(CDr, Single, Promo) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version


SLU 016 Crystal Castles Untrust Us(CD, Comp) Summer Lovers Unlimited Music SLU 016 Canada 2008 Sell This Version


none Crystal Castles Home Demo(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label (Crystal Castles Self-Released) none Canada 2006 Sell This Version
CDPRO LG26189 Crystal Castles Crystal Castles(CD, Smplr, Promo) Last Gang Records CDPRO LG26189 Canada 2007 Sell This Version

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October 8, 2014
So sad that they split up :( although I do have high hopes of Alice's solo adventures :)


November 15, 2012
too cool for school, Crystal Castles look and sound amazing, propelling trance beats and electro synths over a Goth rock aesthetic that's equal parts visceral, exciting and alarming when experienced live ... their debut album is a 10/10 game changer, second album suffered a bit by comparison , just released third album sees them returning to their thrilling best.


April 17, 2012
Crystal Castles' first album was the anthem of many drunken dance parties in the summer of 2008 and helped solidify electronica as a huge part of my existence. Their second album, although very different, is just as much a masterpiece as the first. Despite what others say, I think CC has a highly unique sound. Did they invent a new genre? NO they fucking didn't. Do I live under a rock and haven't heard other electronic music? NO I've heard A LOT. This shit is amazing. Its beautifully melodic, and deeply emotional.


November 12, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
There's a lot to say here, so I'll try to keep it short and get the obvious outta the way:
I don't mind sampling, everyone does it, but they were so snotty about the way they did it. Sampling an underground chiptune producer, and then having the balls to say "We get sounds no one else does." in interviews. Really, guys?! I mean, thats rotten to begin with, but also, it's not like CC sounds unique AT ALL. This is simply modern synthpop. No reason to pretend you're fucking innovators, guys. We've heard all these sounds and beats a billion times before. (Honestly, their beats are insanely boring and lifeless).

Also, their image (which is a huuuuge part of who they are) is fucking irritating and pretentious. Too cool for school. Reel it in a bit, you two. I mean, you make it REALLY obvious that you're trying REALLY hard to look cool when every pic taken of you has you looking unhappy and out-of-it with a whiskey bottle in your hand and a cig in your mouth... ON STAGE.
WE GET IT ALREADY! You're trying to look like you rock and don't give a fuck. But this shit doesn't rock and you clearly do give a fuck based on how hard you try.

But girls love to wiggle around to this stuff, so I can see why they were so popular amongst college kids.

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