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14th Jan '13 10:57:45 PM FordPrefect
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* For the {{Atari 2600}} game, see ''VideoGame.CrystalCastles''.

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* For the {{Atari 2600}} video game, see ''VideoGame.CrystalCastles''.
27th Oct '11 11:36:10 AM FastEddie
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* For the band, see Music/CrystalCastles.
* For the {{Atari 2600}} game, see ''VideoGame/CrystalCastles''.

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* For the band, see Music/CrystalCastles.
Music.CrystalCastles.
* For the {{Atari 2600}} game, see ''VideoGame/CrystalCastles''.''VideoGame.CrystalCastles''.
27th Oct '11 1:02:46 AM troacctid
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[[redirect:Music/CrystalCastles]]

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[[redirect:Music/CrystalCastles]]This is a disambiguation page.

* For the band, see Music/CrystalCastles.
* For the {{Atari 2600}} game, see ''VideoGame/CrystalCastles''.
5th Oct '11 7:30:30 PM movie007
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->''we are crystal castles
->we are 1 boy and 1 girl
->we are named after She-Ra's home
->we play rough''
-->-- '''Crystal Castles'''

->"The fate of the world is safe in [[TropeNamer Crystal Castles]]."
-->--'''{{She-Ra}}'''

Crystal Castles, an electronic {{Chiptune}}-esque band, are composed of Alice Glass and Ethan Kath. They cause quite a bit of ruckus with their live shows, and often make good use of strobe lights and whatever unfortunate soul is working security. With anything they do, the reaction is always divisive, though their fanbase cherish them lovingly.

They were the subject of some controversy when they were accused of violating Creative Commons licenses, by stealing artwork and samples from other artists. Specifically, a drum sample by Lo-Bat which featured on ''Insectica'' and the usage of a [[http://ohkrapp.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/madonna-crystal-castles.jpg black-eyed Madonna]] as an album cover.

These issues were [[OrIsIt seemingly]] resolved when they retitled ''Insectica'' to 'Crystal Castles vs Lo-Bat', and it soon became apparent that the artist who created the {{Madonna}} image was prolonging hostilities as he was benefiting from the exposure -- Crystal Castles tried to pay him for the image but he refused to provide them with the necessary details.

Their influences include [[{{NightmareFuel}} murder, blank looks on girls, and knives]].

Alice is in charge of vocals and creating havoc, and Ethan mostly does the laptop work.

They have released two studio albums, both self titled, in 2008 and 2010. They have also released seven singles thus far: "Crimewave (Crystal Casltes vs. HEALTH)," "Air War," "Vanished," "Courtship Dating," "Celestica," "Baptism," and "Not in Love (ft. Robert Smith)"

They are unrelated to the {{Atari}} ArcadeGame.
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!!Tropes that apply to Crystal Castles
* {{Angrish}}: Sometimes it's distortion, but the lyrics can dissove into this occasionally. Definitely happens live, though.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Doe Deer"
* DrivenToSuicide: The narrator in "Suffocation" seems as if they definitely have been.
* DyeHard: Alice Glass is a natural blonde, but dyes her hair black.
--> ''"Iím a natural blonde, but that blonde hair, big tits idea of what men want, itís now really unfeminine."''
* FetishFuel: Alice and Ethan are both rather attractive. YourMileageMayVary accordingly.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Through the Hosiery":
-->Feel so good, you said it before.
-->To your feet, you fall to the floor.
-->Deep inside, you still want more.
-->Deal or not, you look to the door.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes
* LastNoteNightmare: "Untrust Us" is a rather soft (albeit crazy) song, which ends with the abrupt wailing of a guitar.
* LongTitle: There's a demo floating around the Internet called "Why Do You Cry Every Time I Fuck You?"
* LyricalDissonance: Their bouncy, [[CallAndResponseSong call-and-response]] single "Courtship Dating" is about ''human taxidermy''.
* NightmareFetishist: CC's lyrics constantly reference sexually transmitted diseases, abortions, injury, mutilation, and corruption of innocence. They said in an interview before that they wanted to make an album that would "simultaneously make everyone vomit at once" but they seriously take it UpToEleven.
* NonAppearingTitle: Almost all of their songs.
* OneWomanWail: Tell Me What to Swallow
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Alice does this in "Celestica".
* PerformanceVideo: A cross between this and SurrealMusicVideo for "Baptism," their second single.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Both of their albums.
* TheSilentBob: Ethan can come off as this, but he's actually more talkative than his stage persona would lead you to believe.
* SingleStanzaSong: In Doe Deer, Alice screeches "Deathray!" over and over.
* SpellingSong: "Mother Knows Best". H-E-R-P-E-S.
* StarmakingRole: Their appearance on {{Skins}} boosted their publicity a lot.
* StudioChatter: In the middle of "Love and Caring", you can clearly hear Alice snap, "What the fuck is this? Oh, it's the bass."
* TextlessAlbumCover: The cover of their second self-titled album.
** The cover of the first album (at least on iTunes) is this as well.
* WordSaladLyrics: "Air War", which samples ''{{Ulysses}}'' by JamesJoyce.
--> Bronze by gold heard the hoofrons,
--> steelyringing imperthnthn thnthnthn.
--> Chips, picking chips off rocky thumbnail, chips.
--> Horrid! And gold flushed more.
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->''we are crystal castles
->we are 1 boy and 1 girl
->we are named after She-Ra's home
->we play rough''
-->-- '''Crystal Castles'''

->"The fate of the world is safe in [[TropeNamer Crystal Castles]]."
-->--'''{{She-Ra}}'''

Crystal Castles, an electronic {{Chiptune}}-esque band, are composed of Alice Glass and Ethan Kath. They cause quite a bit of ruckus with their live shows, and often make good use of strobe lights and whatever unfortunate soul is working security. With anything they do, the reaction is always divisive, though their fanbase cherish them lovingly.

They were the subject of some controversy when they were accused of violating Creative Commons licenses, by stealing artwork and samples from other artists. Specifically, a drum sample by Lo-Bat which featured on ''Insectica'' and the usage of a [[http://ohkrapp.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/madonna-crystal-castles.jpg black-eyed Madonna]] as an album cover.

These issues were [[OrIsIt seemingly]] resolved when they retitled ''Insectica'' to 'Crystal Castles vs Lo-Bat', and it soon became apparent that the artist who created the {{Madonna}} image was prolonging hostilities as he was benefiting from the exposure -- Crystal Castles tried to pay him for the image but he refused to provide them with the necessary details.

Their influences include [[{{NightmareFuel}} murder, blank looks on girls, and knives]].

Alice is in charge of vocals and creating havoc, and Ethan mostly does the laptop work.

They have released two studio albums, both self titled, in 2008 and 2010. They have also released seven singles thus far: "Crimewave (Crystal Casltes vs. HEALTH)," "Air War," "Vanished," "Courtship Dating," "Celestica," "Baptism," and "Not in Love (ft. Robert Smith)"

They are unrelated to the {{Atari}} ArcadeGame.
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!!Tropes that apply to Crystal Castles
* {{Angrish}}: Sometimes it's distortion, but the lyrics can dissove into this occasionally. Definitely happens live, though.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Doe Deer"
* DrivenToSuicide: The narrator in "Suffocation" seems as if they definitely have been.
* DyeHard: Alice Glass is a natural blonde, but dyes her hair black.
--> ''"Iím a natural blonde, but that blonde hair, big tits idea of what men want, itís now really unfeminine."''
* FetishFuel: Alice and Ethan are both rather attractive. YourMileageMayVary accordingly.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Through the Hosiery":
-->Feel so good, you said it before.
-->To your feet, you fall to the floor.
-->Deep inside, you still want more.
-->Deal or not, you look to the door.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes
* LastNoteNightmare: "Untrust Us" is a rather soft (albeit crazy) song, which ends with the abrupt wailing of a guitar.
* LongTitle: There's a demo floating around the Internet called "Why Do You Cry Every Time I Fuck You?"
* LyricalDissonance: Their bouncy, [[CallAndResponseSong call-and-response]] single "Courtship Dating" is about ''human taxidermy''.
* NightmareFetishist: CC's lyrics constantly reference sexually transmitted diseases, abortions, injury, mutilation, and corruption of innocence. They said in an interview before that they wanted to make an album that would "simultaneously make everyone vomit at once" but they seriously take it UpToEleven.
* NonAppearingTitle: Almost all of their songs.
* OneWomanWail: Tell Me What to Swallow
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Alice does this in "Celestica".
* PerformanceVideo: A cross between this and SurrealMusicVideo for "Baptism," their second single.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Both of their albums.
* TheSilentBob: Ethan can come off as this, but he's actually more talkative than his stage persona would lead you to believe.
* SingleStanzaSong: In Doe Deer, Alice screeches "Deathray!" over and over.
* SpellingSong: "Mother Knows Best". H-E-R-P-E-S.
* StarmakingRole: Their appearance on {{Skins}} boosted their publicity a lot.
* StudioChatter: In the middle of "Love and Caring", you can clearly hear Alice snap, "What the fuck is this? Oh, it's the bass."
* TextlessAlbumCover: The cover of their second self-titled album.
** The cover of the first album (at least on iTunes) is this as well.
* WordSaladLyrics: "Air War", which samples ''{{Ulysses}}'' by JamesJoyce.
--> Bronze by gold heard the hoofrons,
--> steelyringing imperthnthn thnthnthn.
--> Chips, picking chips off rocky thumbnail, chips.
--> Horrid! And gold flushed more.
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5th Oct '11 3:24:29 PM MarkLungo
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-->-- '''[[SheRaPrincessOfPower She Ra]]'''

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-->-- '''[[SheRaPrincessOfPower She Ra]]'''

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-->--'''{{She-Ra}}'''
19th May '11 4:58:55 PM Gageaz
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** The cover of the first album (at least on iTunes) is this as well.
12th Apr '11 4:28:28 PM steampowered
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Not in Love (ft. Robert Smith)" definitely counts. Robert Smith of TheCure on vocals, Alice Glass's breathy ones joining in at the bridge, and Ethan Kath's newly polished production skills really make it for this one.



* HellIsThatNoise



* TearJerker: "Tell Me What to Swallow"
27th Mar '11 6:09:04 PM madeofchalk
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes
8th Feb '11 4:07:00 PM SoapMagic
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* DyeHard: Alice Glass is a natural blonde, but dyes her hair black.
--> ''"Iím a natural blonde, but that blonde hair, big tits idea of what men want, itís now really unfeminine."''
17th Jan '11 9:57:44 PM mimzy
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* TearJerker: "Tell Me What to Swallow" is about pedophilia. Alice ran away from home at 14.

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* TearJerker: "Tell Me What to Swallow" is about pedophilia. Alice ran away from home at 14.Swallow"
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