Posts Tagged ‘Alice Glass’

January 24, 2018

All Crystal Castles disappointment aside, there’s no denying that Alice Glass is still a queen as a solo artist when it comes to dark noisy electro-punk and barbed abrasive electro-pop. In fact, she tickles our ears and jars the whole of our beings with a fresh new tune and video named CEASE AND DESIST today, which she wrote herself, with additional writing and production turned in by Jupiter Keyes (formerly of HEALTH) as well as noisecore producer Dreamcrusher. Delightfully crushing indeed is this sublime sensory overload, replete with Alice’s wild and exhilarating wailing. “This song is a call to arms for all survivors,” says Glass. “But being a survivor often means feeling afraid, it means sometimes feeling worthless, like you can’t go on. We need to fight back against those who have victimized us and against the feelings that tell us to give up inside. Sometimes we think we deserve the pain others have inflicted on us. This song is what I need to tell myself to get through each day, and what I hope other survivors can remember when they feel like they can’t make it through the darkness of their own recovery. Every day is a fight.” The message is a striking one considering the current state of affairs, both for Alice Glass and her own experiences as well as every other woman finding her voice as a courageous survivor right now. CEASE AND DESIST arrives as Glass’ first new release since her debut solo EP last year. We’re hoping we get to catch her new music live soon, since it’s been a very long time since we’ve had the pleasure of taking in the gloriously savage and untamed stage presence of Alice Glass. You can purchase CEASE AND DESIST from iTunes, here.

August 22, 2017
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August 18, 2017

For die hard Crystal Castles fans like me, though we’ve come to lovingly embrace Edith’s role in the project and Alice Glass’ exit, our earliest, most cherished CC memories will always be associated with the young artist’s shrill screams and spectacular persona on stage. Today, Alice released a surprise solo EP, her very first and one that we’ve been ravenously waiting for, for a very long time. Aside from that phenomenal first single Without Love, the self titled release includes five other icy haunting, dark pulsing delights. A couple of my immediate favorites are Forgiveness, which you can stream above, and murky jarring Natural Selection, which you can find below. The full EP can be streamed on Alice Glass’ YouTube channel, here, or Spotify, here. Purchase the EP from iTunes, here.

August 11, 2017

I’m rushing out the door soon to attend Outside Lands Music Festival, and it’s going to be a tiring three days with little time to share music, if any. But there’s one item I’d really like to hash out real quick before I head out to foggy Golden Gate Park for hours upon hours of live music. I’ve already listened to this tune countless times since it dropped yesterday… Behold, Alice Glass’ new solo single, Without Love! I’m sure you all remember the edgy riveting, gothy dark artist who was once one half of Crystal Castles before that original lineup fell apart after three scintillating albums. We come to love Edith, but we’ve been missing Alice dearly, whose stage antics and eccentric charisma is seared into our hearts from our many live experiences watching her twist and writhe on stage (even when she had a broken ankle). Without Love is a glitchy haunting, sinuous winding electronic pop gem that seems to meld Crystal Castles with Purity Ring. Alice Glass will be touring with Marilyn Manson this fall. In fact, she’ll be hitting up San Francisco the same week Crystal Castles will be in town, too. Without Love arrives with a video directed by Floria Sigismondi. Grab the single from iTunes, here.

July 17, 2015
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While Crystal Castles 2.0 (or 3.0 depending if you count Ethan by himself before he found a young Alice as version 1 or beta) has released two new tunes with an enigmatic new female vocalist named Judith, ex-member Alice Glass has been relatively quiet, save for a few Instagram posts here and there. I was just telling my friends over the past weekend that I was hoping she’d release some solo material soon. Lo and behold, STILLBIRTH. STILLBIRTH, which she wrote with Jupiter Keys, is the abrasive, dark Alice we’ve all been missing. It’s an electro-punk-rock-goth number that’s also surprisingly “melodic” for the fierce artist. Reminding me of a electrifying, spine tingling blend of Death Grips and Purity Ring, the haunting song coarsely thrills and lurches. STILLBIRTH will be out digitally tomorrow (July 18th), and all money it raises will go towards helping survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and incest. You can also donate directly, here. Alice says that there’s a sister song to STILLBIRTH, a lullaby that she hopes to release soon. We’ll be waiting, Alice Glass.

OFFICIAL VID: Crystal Castles – Affection

April 30, 2013

I know I’m a whole weekend late on this, but I wasn’t going to shrug off sharing a Crystal Castles video. Oh no, not I. The video for (album) III track Affection features a lot of VHS like footage of Alice and her purple hair. Not too much happens in the video, but who doesn’t like watching Alice and Ethan be their ghostly selves? Affection is one of the softer tracks from the Canadian electronic experimental band. As I stated way back when III was first released, CC took a slightly different direction on the latest album. It’s far less grating and the lyrics (and actual SINGING) seems to have matured some. But sometimes, I do miss the CC of I and II. Either way, you can still count me in as part of the CC cult following. Now, xxzxcuzx me as I revisit some older, harsh Crystal Castles while you view Affection.

OFFICIAL VID: Crystal Castles – Affection

April 30, 2013

I know I’m a whole weekend late on this, but I wasn’t going to shrug off sharing a Crystal Castles video. Oh no, not I. The video for (album) III track Affection features a lot of VHS like footage of Alice and her purple hair. Not too much happens in the video, but who doesn’t like watching Alice and Ethan be their ghostly selves? Affection is one of the softer tracks from the Canadian electronic experimental band. As I stated way back when III was first released, CC took a slightly different direction on the latest album. It’s far less grating and the lyrics (and actual SINGING) seems to have matured some. But sometimes, I do miss the CC of I and II. Either way, you can still count me in as part of the CC cult following. Now, xxzxcuzx me as I revisit some older, harsh Crystal Castles while you view Affection.

April 23, 2013
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It’s been 3 months since I last posted anything about Crystal Castles. That’s FAR too long. I miss ‘em. So, let’s fix that. Here’s a heavy remix of III track Sad Eyes by Huoratron. It’s a grating, noisy, super dark/sinister (yes even for Crystal Castles) techno approach by the producer from Finland. And it’s a great excuse to revisit the original album edit of Sad Eyes below. Cuz like I said, it’s been way too long. Love ya, Crystal Castles!

April 23, 2013
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It’s been 3 months since I last posted anything about Crystal Castles. That’s FAR too long. I miss ‘em. So, let’s fix that. Here’s a heavy remix of III track Sad Eyes by Huoratron. It’s a grating, noisy, super dark/sinister (yes even for Crystal Castles) techno approach by the producer from Finland. And it’s a great excuse to revisit the original album edit of Sad Eyes below. Cuz like I said, it’s been way too long. Love ya, Crystal Castles!

OFFICIAL VID: Crystal Castles – Sad Eyes

January 23, 2013

Over the long weekend, cult favorite electropop act Crystal Castles dropped a new video for their track Sad Eyes, off album III. Sad Eyes is possibly the most techno flavored track off the album with its flashy beats and high bpm, yet the lyrics are rather morose with the coldness they convey. The new video features a lot of footage of Ethan and Alice, which is a nice changeup from the past few videos which were cool, dark, bizarre videos that for the most part, did not have any of the band members within. I’m still digging Alice’s violet hair.