Crystal Castles have confirmed details of their new album, with 'Crystal Castles (III)' set to be released on November 5th.
It's been an open secret for some time that Crystal Castles have been working on new material. Hell, the band have even dropped a few new tracks into their live set, adding a new vein of unpredictability to their performances. This afternoon, the band finally put fans out of their misery by outlining plans for album #3.
'Crystal Castles (III)' is set to be released on November 5th, and is the band's first record to be produced entirely by Ethan Johns. New single 'Wrath of God' is set to be aired by Zane Lowe tonight (September 26th) and will be available to stream on SoundCloud shortly afterwards.
"We wanted the new album to sound like a completely different and new experience," Ethan Kath said in an official statement, “we'd limit ourselves to one take on each song because we believe the first take is the rawest expression of an idea."
Working live to tape in the studio, Crystal Castles have seemingly jettisoned the computers which dominated their first two albums. As for the material itself, we'll let Alice Glass explain: "Oppression is a theme, in general… A lot of bad things have happened to people close to me since II and it's profoundly influenced my writing as I've realized there will never be justice for them". "I didn't think I could lose faith in humanity any more than I already had, but after witnessing some things, it feels like the world is a dystopia where victims don't get justice and corruption prevails.”
Here's a live recording of 'Wrath of God'.
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'Crystal Castles (III)' is set to be released on November 5th.