Have You Heard The New…Crystal Castles?
Man. The Castles of Crystal return. I remember seeing these guys at Sound Academy last summer and they were badddd-assss. Really cool. So how’s the latest (presumably) from album #3 sounding?
“Plague” – which, surprisingly, is not already the name of a Crystal Castles song – lightens up on the 8-bit/glitchy sounds and instead heads in a more witch-house direction. I know 99% of those reading the unironic use of the word “witch-house” may be groaning, but “Plague” without a doubt sounds like Crystal Castles trying to work off of Salem‘s kind of platform. I mean, it’s got the whole moan-ey, dark/stormy, sexy-thing going on. Come on, ‘witch-house’ is the word for this shit. That’s been decided already.
Of course this is not a huge or radical leap in sound for Crystal Castles – more like a short hop down the tempo count – but still, nice to see the Toronto terrible twosome moving in a bit of a different direction. And, of course, still sounding bad-ass.
By the way, compare it with Salem‘s “King Night” if you don’t believe me:
Tell me that shit doesn’t sound prettttty similar.