The first, released in a very limited edition quantity of 500 copies, for Record Store Day tomorrow, is ‘Doe Deer’ is chaotic Crystal Castles at their finest, with a maddeningly repetitive riff and Alice screaming like a nutter over distorted drums and synths it is the Crystal Castles we know and love turned up to 11.
The forthcoming single proper is a bit of a (pleasant) surprise though. It’s not like CC haven’t produced melodic tunes before, but ‘Celestica, is pretty slick, ElectroPop. It’s still intricate in it use of electronic sounds but, in general, it’s a really club friendly Pop track with a dreamlike quality. Proper vocals and everything!
Have a listen to this rip from Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show.
This week Crystal Castles triumphantly announced their return with a new album and two new singles.
In an awesome move the new album, as with their début, will be self titled! Which is just a stroke of genius. The first proper single released will be a track called ‘Celestica’.
Before that, however, the duo are releasing a limited edition (500 copies) 12” of ‘Doe Deer’ to celebrate Record Store Day on 17th April.
To get you warmed up for all this good stuff here’s a couple of new reMixes. Midnight Conspiracy’s take on ‘Crimewave’ is a pretty amazing slice of 8-bit flavoured SynthPop and ‘Untrust Us’ as reMixed by Alex Zelenka, which is a deep bleepy vision of the original.