Crystal Castles Announce New Album, Stream New Single


Crystal Castles have announced that their 4th album, Amnesty (I), will be released on August 19th via Fiction Records. They've also uploaded new single Char as a taster for the album. Char offers plenty for Castles fans- it's a lurching synthetic ballad with a beat and melody staggering between sweetness and collapse; business as usual then. 

There had been some speculation as to whether the band would release any more material, with the shows around last album III characterised by singer Alice Glass's increasingly fraught emotional state, followed by her departure from the duo. Now working with Edith Frances, a singer whose voice is not a million miles from Glass's ethereal tones, producer Ethan Kath has announced a long string of live US & European dates to tour the new record:

 Tour dates:

06-Sep            US, Carrboro, NC       Cat's Cradle

08-Sep            US, Atlanta, GA           The Loft, US

09-Sep            US, New Orleans, LA  One Eyed Jacks,

10-Sep            US, Houston, TX         White Oak Music Hall Downstairs

13-Sep            US, Dallas, TX Trees

14-Sep            US, Austin, TX            Empire Garage

16-Sep            US, Phoenix, AZ          The Pressroom

17-Sep            US, San Diego, CA      The Observatory North Park

21-Sep            US, San Francisco, CA  Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

22-Sep            US, Santa Ana, CA      The Observatory

23-Sep            US, Los Angeles, CA   The Fonda Theatre

23-25-Sep     US, Las Vegas, NV      Life Is Beautiful Festival

27-Sep            US, Salt Lake City, UT            Urban Lounge

28-Sep            US, Denver, CO          Bluebird Theater

30-Sep            US, Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater

01-Oct            US, Chicago, IL           Metro

02-Oct            US, Detroit, MI           Majestic Theatre

06-Oct            US, Brooklyn, NY        Warsaw

07-Oct            US, Philadelphia, PA  Theatre of Living Arts

08-Oct            US, Washington DC   Black Cat

09-Oct            US, Cambridge, MA   The Sinclair

11-Oct            Canada, Montreal, QC           Theatre Fairmount

12-Oct            Canada, Toronto, ON The Hoxton

20-Oct            Germany, Frankfurt, Zoom

22-Oct            Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg

24-Oct            Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega

25-Oct            Sweden, Malmo Kulturbolaget

26-Oct            Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene

28-Oct            Sweden, Stockholm, Debaserstrand

29-Oct            Denmark, Aarhus, Voxhall

31-Oct            Germany, Berlin, Columbia Theatre

01-Nov            Germany, Hamburg, Uebel & Gefaehrlich

02-Nov            Germany, Cologne, Essigfabrik

05-Nov            Ireland, Dublin, Metropolis Festival

26-Nov            Singapore, Neon Lights Festival

27-Nov            Hong Kong, Clockenflap Festival

02-Dec            France, Paris, Elysee Montmartre

03-Dec            France, Bordeaux, Krakatoa

05-Dec            Spain, Bilbao Kafe Antrokia

07-Dec            Portugal, Oporto, Hard Club

08-Dec            Portugal, Lisbon , Paradise Garage

09-Dec            Spain, Madrid, Teatro Barcelo

10-Dec            Spain, Barcelona, Apolo

12-Dec            Italy, Bologna Zona Roveri

13-Dec            Italy, Milan Fabrirque

14-Dec            Switzerland, Zurich, X-tra Limmithaus

15-Dec            Luxembourg, Den Atelier

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