11 posts categorized "crystal castles"


Crystal Castles Announce 2011 Tour Dates

There's no way I'm missing this. After catching Crystal Castles at Terminal 5 back in August, I swore I would always make every effort to hit their live performances, and now, with the announcement of a ton of tour dates in the impending year, I can start counting down the days until I'll be in fit of sweat and rage once again. 148. THAT'S how many days until they come back to NYC. Nerding the heck out!


Crystal castles


Here are the freshly released dates. After that, grab a new remix courtesy of Story Of Isaac which is all too amazing right now.




March 2    San Diego CA - House of Blues
March 3    Pomona CA - Fox Theatre
March 4    San Francisco CA - Warfield Theatre
March 6    Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
March 7    Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
March 8    Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
March 11  Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
March 12  Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
March 13  Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
March 15  Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
March 16  Washington DC - 9:30 Club
March 18  New York, NY - Terminal 5
March 19  Boston, MA - House of Blues
March 26  Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival
April 2   Toronto, ON - Sound Academy



mp3: Crystal Castles - Baptism (Story Of Isaac Remix)




Crystal Castles - Baptism (Punks Jump Up Remix)

As much as I love the original arrangement of Crystal Castles' Baptism, my feet love Punks Jump Up's remix of the cut all that much more. Without deviating too far from that choppy pre-chorus vibe, the London lads still manage to insert their signature funk and cowbell style of fixin' 'er up. 


Punks jump up


I can so picture Alice Glass doing the hustle to this, right?



Crystal Castles - Baptism (Punks Jump Up remix)




mp3: Crystal Castles - Baptism (Punks Jump Up Remix)




Recap: Lights, Sounds and Bruises with Crystal Castles at Terminal 5

Let it be known: I've never gone to a show under the premise of "oh lawdy no, I'm not taking my camera out for fear of what might happen to it...or even, me." But that all changed this past Saturday when Crystal Castles rolled through Terminal 5, on another date under the HARD NYC guise. Armed with a battalion of my closest pals, we braved the threshes of a rabid crowd and got right near stage front. Totes worth it.



Since I have no pictures, words and a few shaky, seizure-inducing videos will have to do.


Highlights of the set included Baptism (duh), Untrust Us played as the first song back in the encore, and about half of singer Alice Glass' time spent crowd-surfing and generally raging the heck out of the venue's stage. Tons of bruises subsequently sprouted up in the past two days, but frankly, the crowd, as rambunctious as it was, surprisingly held a certain camaraderie about it...even when I was desperately grasping a fellow Castle-thrashers' neck to balance myself.


Next level endorphins ran high during and after the set. One act not to miss live.





mp3: Crystal Castles - Untrust Us




Beastly Bits #83

So this wasn't as delayed as I thought it would be...


...because I just crushed a day job deadline, and the client digs. Rare when that happens. Celebrate with me and this music news, mmkay!


Listen to the new Klaxons track. About time they come back with a new one. link


Crystal Castles performed Celestica on Later with Jools Holland. link


Classixx, Holy Ghost!, Jessica 6 and PUNCHES all on one bill? Sign me up! You should get a ticket too. link


Sissy Nobby's Lay Me Down is out on iTunes now. Buy it here then head down a bit for an amazing re-work.


Want to preview Uffie's Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans? :30 sec clips up at Amazon. link


mp3: Sissy Nobby - Lay Me Down (L-Vis 1990 Remix)


Beastly Bits #80

It's like already 80 degrees here in New York City. Fitting that we're on that same level of bits today.


Equality and power in numbers. Music time...go!


Stream Midnight Juggernauts new album, The Crystal Axis, in full. link


James Murphy talks about life after LCD Soundsytem. link


Crystal Castles and The Antlers join Latitude Festival line-up. link


Gang Gang Dance are playing the Water Taxi Beach at Governor's Island. link


I've been digging on Nikki Lynette and Mickey Factz's Glory Box spin. Score it below.


mp3: Nikki Lynette (featuring Mickey Factz) - Glory Box 


Beastly Bits #77

Definition of #hatespace? Waking up to fraudulent activity and having a negative bank balance. Oh, and it's also raining.




Storms in New York City and tears in Beastonia. Deposit the below into your music accounts. And send well wishes...cause claims departments are about the worst and slowest at remedying.


Jimi Hendrix's London home is set to open as exhibition. The legendary guitarist's house can be viewed between September 15-26. link


THE SONIXX remixes Crystal Castle's Celestica. Download a short scroll down.


Andre Pipipi amps up our pals Menya, and their sexy jam, Ripe. Grab below.


Blaqstarr's Raw Version of his own jam, Oh My Darlin, is mega cool. Get it.


Ok, so who wants to come console me? Hugs accepted. Also. Money



mp3: Crystal Castles - Celestica (THE SONIXX Remix)

mp3: Menya - Ripe (Andre Pipipi Baile Funk Remix)

mp3: Blaqstarr - Oh My Darlin (Blaqstarr Raw Version)



Beastly Bits #67

No. Uh uhn. These allergies...yo, you gotta get the heck out of Beastonia like right now.


And while I attempt to banish these sinus issues, I'm attempting to give a go at a full day of posting and radness. Even though I bailed yesterday. Sorry.


Crystal Castles announce October UK tour and ticket details. link


A "last-weekend" and "look ahead" Belly of the Beast on East Village Radio. link


Madonna in and on the cover of Interview. link


The James Rutledge mix of Ellie Goulding's Guns and Horses is free below.


The Dead Weather, Hole and Primus announce summer tours. link


mp3: Ellie Goulding - Guns and Horses (James Rutledge Remix)



Rihanna vs Crystal Castles - Rude Baptism (The Hood Internet Mash)

I haven't really weighed on Crystal Castles' new album yet. After hitting a listening party a few weeks back, then grabbing the inevitably subsequent leak, it's safe to say that it's been one of the most played and replayed discs in my beastly repertoire as of late. Yep, the noisy, punk, thrashy, radtastically awesome duo are back and better than ever.



Without changing a ton since their last offering, the Ontario pair of Ethan and Alice have found little nuances to up their game. For instance: Suffocation...a bit lighter and wait, is that Ms. Glass actually singing in lullabic tones? Never fear though...the same raging and rompish beats and bangs are generously dispersed throughout the album. 


Baptism has quickly become a fan favorite, for it's heart attack-inducing synths. Buddy boy Anthony likened the chorus arrangement and rises to.........Justin Timberlake's My Love. To be honest, I hear what he's referring to, and think that the comparison is both comical yet true. (You can read more of his initial analysis here.)


Aside from JT, cool dudes The Hood Internet decided that maybe a different popstar would work better with the christening tune from CC. Grab your Rihanna-ic fix below. It's pretty damn good.


mp3: Rihanna vs Crystal Castles - Rude Baptism (The Hood Internet Mash)



Beastly Bits #60

We've hit the 6 decade mark of the bits, and we still feel like a young'n. Sure it's soooo exhausting listening to all this great new music, so we really should feel like your old granny, but hey, we power through.


Kidding. It's not tiring. I love everything about this.


Crystal Castles rush to let out new album after a leak makes the original June 8 release date all but moot. link


Bestival is back...in South America? link


Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter makes a crazy techno film score for Gaspar Noe's Enter the Void. link


Our Dutch DJ pals, Keljet, remixed a Passion Pit tune...and it's NOT Little Secrets. Grab their fix below.


Erykah Badu, B.o.B. and Janelle Monae announce an NYC date at Roseland. link


mp3: Passion Pit - Folds In Your Hands (Keljet Remix)


Beastly Bits #58

I could lay in bed all day. And or stretch my tired bones. Or maybe I'll just do neither and go lay in the park all day. Decisions, decisions...


Beasts, please...I'm kidding. Y'all know I'm hustling away to give you new tunes and ish. Actually, come to think of it, I need to do this quicker than normal. The bittiest bits...and go.


NME has news from Coachella, updates on Glasto, and more. link


Ke$ha sucked on SNL. link


DJ Doorly sent over his mix of Marina and the DIamonds' I Am Not A Robot. Download mp3 below.


Thom Yorke covered Joy Division. link


Leaks this weekend included: Crystal Castles new disc and tracks from Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and Kelis. You can find 'em if you're all sorts of sleuthy.


mp3: Marina and The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot (Doorly Remix)

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