BEST NEW SONGS: CRYSTAL CASTLES - CONCRETE

7/11/16
Crystal Castles - Concrete

Last we checked in on Crystal Castles, we learned about Alice Glass’ departure from the band:

Alice Glass tweet

and the kickass single she released, “Stillbirth.”

Things have changed since then. Ethan Kath has carried on under the Crystal Castles moniker, adding new lead singer Edith Frances. The duo has released a single and video for “Concrete,” and they told the Hipster Bro Gatekeepers over at Pitchfork that they’ll be touring the world this fall. As a musical number, “Concrete” is loud, chaotic, and dare I say “clubby.” It’s high-energy and frantic in the best possible way.  

The video for “Concrete” features Frances walking backwards through the audience at a crowded rave. It makes for oddly compelling viewings. They made the video themselves, so be sure to say something nice to them about it.

 

CRYSTAL CASTLES “CONCRETE”

Still no title or release date for the new Crystal Castles LP, but we’ve got the dates for that aforementioned World Tour below:

september 6—cat’s cradle—carrboro, nc
september 8—the loft, us— atlanta, ga
september 9—one eyed jacks— new orleans, la
september 10—white oak music hall downstairs—houston, tx
september 13—trees—dallas, tx
september 14—empire garage—austin, tx
september 16—the pressroom—phoenix, az
september 17—the observatory north park—san diego, ca
september 21—bill graham civic auditorium—san francisco, ca
september 22—the observatory—santa ana, ca
september 23—the fonda theatre—los angeles, ca
september 23-25—life is beautiful festival—las vegas, nv
september 27—urban lounge—salt lake city, ut
september 28—bluebird theater—denver, co
september 30—varsity theater—minneapolis, mn
october 1—metro—chicago, il
october 2—majestic theatre—detroit, mi
october 6—warsaw—brooklyn, ny
october 7—theatre of living arts—philadelphia, pa
october 8—black cat—washington d.c.
october 9—the sinclair–cambridge, ma
october 11—theatre fairmount—montreal, quebec
october 12—the hoxton—toronto, ontario
october 20—zoom—frankfurt, germany
october 22—melkweg—amsterdam, netherlands
october 24—vega—copenhagen, denmark
october 25—kulturbolaget—malmo, sweden
october 26—sentrum scene—oslo, norway
october 28—debaserstrand—stockholm, sweden
october 29—voxhall—aarhus, denmark
october 31—columbia theatre—berlin, germany
november 1—uebel & gefaehrlich—hamburg, germany
november 2—essigfabrik—cologne, germany
november 5—metropolis festival—dublin, ireland
november 26—neon lights festival—singapore
november 27—clockenflap festival—hong kong
december 2—elysse montmartre—paris, france
december 3—krakatoa—bordeaux, france
december 5—kafe antrokia—bilbao, spain
december 7—hard club—oporto, portugal
december 8—paradise garage—lisbon, portugal
december 9—teatro barcelo—madrid, spain
december 10—apolo—barcelona, spain
december 12—zona roveri—bologna, italy
december 13—fabrique—milan, italy
december 14—x-tra limmithaus—zurich, switzerland
december 15—den atelier—luxembourg

 

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