History Music / CrystalCastles

15th Nov '17 6:46:47 AM stuffedninja
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The band was initially made up of singer Alice Glass and songwriter/producer Ethan Kath before Glass announced her departure from the group on October 8th, 2014.[[note]]Alice has since fired back, making [[FlipFlopOfGod contradictory statements]] about how Ethan either stifled her input, or stating that she wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]] On April 16th, 2015, Ethan Kath released a new song under the CC name called [[http://pitchfork.com/news/59294-crystal-castles-arent-dead-return-with-frail/ "Frail"]] with vocals done by a new singer named Edith Frances.

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The band was initially made up of singer Alice Glass and songwriter/producer Ethan Kath before Glass announced her departure from the group on October 8th, 2014.[[note]]Alice has since fired back, making [[FlipFlopOfGod contradictory statements]] about how Ethan either stifled her input, or stating that she wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]] Whether or not the split was amicable is still up for debate, but there is nevertheless considerable strain in their relationship. In October 2017, Alice publicly claimed that she suffered sexual, emotional, and mental abuse from Ethan, who staunchly denied these allegations and reportedly began plans of filing a lawsuit for defamation.

On April 16th, 2015, Ethan Kath released a new song under the CC name called [[http://pitchfork.com/news/59294-crystal-castles-arent-dead-return-with-frail/ "Frail"]] with vocals done by a new singer named Edith Frances.
Frances, who would then become Alice's replacement.



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 seemingly resolved when they retitled ''Insectica'' to 'Crystal Castles vs Lo-Bat', and it soon became apparent that the artist who created the Music/{{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.

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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, 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. \n\n These issues were seemingly resolved when they retitled ''Insectica'' to 'Crystal Castles vs Lo-Bat', and it soon became apparent that the artist who created the Music/{{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.


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* StageName: Alice's real name is Margaret Osborn, and Ethan's is Claudio Paolo Palmieri.
15th Nov '17 6:41:06 AM stuffedninja
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* DownerEnding: The debut album ends with "Tell Me What to Swallow", an acoustic song from the perspective the victim in an abusive relationship [[TearJerker who chooses to stay]].



* IAmTheBand: Alice's star is on the rise. Ethan, not so much. He's had no compunctions about venting his ange r over her departure through Twitter.

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* IAmTheBand: Alice's star is on the rise. Ethan, not so much. He's had no compunctions about venting his ange r anger over her departure through Twitter.


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* ReligionRantSong: "Baptism".
-->''Hold my head under the water''\\
''Take a breath for the Father''\\
''Learn to love, lessons repeating''\\
''The chronicles are so misleading''


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** "Tell Me What to Swallow" is the calmest song on the debut album, but also the saddest.
13th Nov '17 7:07:54 PM stuffedninja
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* OneWomanWail: "Tell Me What to Swallow"

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* OneWomanWail: "Tell Me What to Swallow"Swallow".


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* SurprisinglyGentleSong:
** "Violent Dreams" is by far the softest song on ''(II)'', running on lush synth washes and forlorn, distorted vocals.
** "Child I Will Hurt You", the final track on ''III'', is a full-on ambient piece.
14th Oct '17 1:24:39 PM stuffedninja
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* MulticoloredHair : Alice Glass is a natural blonde. Formerly black, her hair now cycles through pastel colors.

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* MulticoloredHair : MulticoloredHair: Alice Glass is a natural blonde. Formerly black, her hair now cycles through pastel colors.


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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Amnesty (I)'' shifts more towards a conventional dance sound, at times sounding EDM-esque.


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* RearrangeTheSong: "Deicide" is essentially a stripped-down, unfinished version of "Their Kindness Is Charade".
23rd Sep '17 8:55:41 AM nombretomado
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They were unrelated to the {{Atari}} UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame.

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They were unrelated to the {{Atari}} Creator/{{Atari}} UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame.
13th Sep '17 3:32:16 PM modgethanc
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** The lyrics for "Year of Silence" are all in Icelandic and are sampled from a song by Music/SigorRos.

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** The lyrics for "Year of Silence" are all in Icelandic and are sampled from a song by Music/SigorRos.Music/SigurRos.
13th Sep '17 3:31:48 PM modgethanc
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They have released four studio albums thus far. They have also released nine singles: "Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs. {{Music/HEALTH}})," "Air War," "Vanished," "Courtship Dating," "Celestica," "Baptism," "Not in Love (ft. [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]])," "Wrath of God," and "Plague".

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They have released four studio albums thus far. They have also released nine singles: "Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs. {{Music/HEALTH}})," HEALTH)," "Air War," "Vanished," "Courtship Dating," "Celestica," "Baptism," "Not in Love (ft. [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]])," "Wrath of God," and "Plague".



* GratuitousForeignLanguage:
** "Untrust Us" has a repeated line in Spanish, "la cocaína no es buena para su salud", meaning "[[DrugsAreBad cocaine is not good for your health"]].
** The lyrics for "Year of Silence" are all in Icelandic and are sampled from a song by Music/SigorRos.



* IAmTheBand: Alice's star is on the rise. Ethan, not so much. He's had no compunctions about venting his anger over her departure through Twitter.

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* IAmTheBand: Alice's star is on the rise. Ethan, not so much. He's had no compunctions about venting his anger ange r over her departure through Twitter.


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** One song is called "Child I Will Hurt You".
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "xxzxcuzx me".
3rd Sep '17 5:25:14 PM stuffedninja
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''II'' and ''III'' zig-zag this; their heaviest moments are definitely more aggressive than their preceding albums, but they also have their fair share of LighterAndSofter moments.


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* LoudnessWar: They have a habit of distorting their music (and vocals) to hell and back.


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* NonIndicativeName: One of their most [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel beautiful and laidback]] songs is called "Child I Will Hurt You".
3rd Sep '17 2:05:00 PM stuffedninja
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'''Crystal Castles''' is an electronica band with a sound that [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly mixes]] chiptune, electropunk, synthpop, and witch house. The band was started in the mid-2000s and was initially composed of singer Alice Glass and songwriter/producer Ethan Kath. They cause [[WalkingDisasterArea 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, [[LoveItOrHateIt the reaction]] [[BrokenBase is always divisive]], though their fanbase cherishes them lovingly. Their influences include [[NightmareFuel murder, blank looks on girls, and knives]].

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'''Crystal Castles''' Crystal Castles is an electronica band with a sound that [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly mixes]] chiptune, electropunk, synthpop, and witch house. The band was started in the mid-2000s and began gaining traction after the online success of their song "Alice Practice" (initially made as a soundcheck/proof-of-concept).

The band
was initially composed made up of singer Alice Glass and songwriter/producer Ethan Kath. Kath before Glass announced her departure from the group on October 8th, 2014.[[note]]Alice has since fired back, making [[FlipFlopOfGod contradictory statements]] about how Ethan either stifled her input, or stating that she wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]] On April 16th, 2015, Ethan Kath released a new song under the CC name called [[http://pitchfork.com/news/59294-crystal-castles-arent-dead-return-with-frail/ "Frail"]] with vocals done by a new singer named Edith Frances.

They cause [[WalkingDisasterArea 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, [[LoveItOrHateIt the reaction]] [[BrokenBase is always divisive]], though their fanbase cherishes them lovingly. Their influences include [[NightmareFuel murder, blank looks on girls, and knives]].



They released three studio albums, all self-titled, between 2008 and 2012. They have also released nine singles: "Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs. {{Music/HEALTH}})," "Air War," "Vanished," "Courtship Dating," "Celestica," "Baptism," "Not in Love (ft. [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]])," "Wrath of God," and "Plague".

On October 8th, 2014, Alice Glass announced her departure from the group. On April 16th, 2015, Ethan Kath released a new song under the name Crystal Castles called [[http://pitchfork.com/news/59294-crystal-castles-arent-dead-return-with-frail/ "Frail"]] with vocals done by a mysterious new vocalist named "Edith". Alice has since fired back, making [[FlipFlopOfGod contradictory statements]] about how Ethan either stifled her input, or stating that she wrote all the lyrics.

In 2016, the new lineup of Ethan and new vocalist Edith Frances released ''Amnesty (I)''.

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They have released three four studio albums, all self-titled, between 2008 and 2012.albums thus far. They have also released nine singles: "Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs. {{Music/HEALTH}})," "Air War," "Vanished," "Courtship Dating," "Celestica," "Baptism," "Not in Love (ft. [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]])," "Wrath of God," and "Plague".

On October 8th, 2014, Alice Glass announced her departure from the group. On April 16th, 2015, Ethan Kath released a new song under the name Crystal Castles called [[http://pitchfork.com/news/59294-crystal-castles-arent-dead-return-with-frail/ "Frail"]] with vocals done by a mysterious new vocalist named "Edith". Alice has since fired back, making [[FlipFlopOfGod contradictory statements]] about how Ethan either stifled her input, or stating that she wrote all the lyrics.

In 2016, the new lineup of Ethan and new vocalist Edith Frances released ''Amnesty (I)''.
"Plague".



!!!Alice Glass era (2006-2014)



* ''Amnesty (I)'' (2016) (first album without Alice Glass)

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!!!Edith Frances era (2015-)
* ''Amnesty (I)'' (2016) (first album without Alice Glass)(2016)



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