Friday, March 21, 2008

Music: Crystal Castles debut

O Canada! In praise of thee we sing!!! If you haven't heard, Canada is the new France. (ha...that almost sounds ironic). In any case, If you haven't heard of Crystal Castles, it's probably because you were too busy listening to Justice. It's been a couple of years since they first showed up in the hipster radar courtesy of the "Everything Chic" Kitsune Label. They've since then remixed the Klaxons, Uffie and Bloc Party...In other words, la creme fraiche of la creme de la creme.

Wondering what they sound like? Well...If you enjoyed Electroclash, then this is right up your alley. Do you remember Adult.? I think it's fair to say, Crystal Castles would be their sweet 8-Bit cousin from Toronto who's into collecting Dunnys and wears hello kitty socks. Punk Rock my ass, the Crystal Castles do sweet delightful songs for the Gossip Girl Generation on E (and trust me, that's not even an insult...maybe). Expect Cute girls everywhere to be rocking some American Apparel while listening to this. And yes, also boys who like boys who like girls.

Their Debut Album is out now through Last Gang Records, who also brought us the likes of MSTRKRFT, Metric, DFA 1979 and motherfunkin' Chromeo. Not bad Canada not Bad at all.

Crystal Castles - Crime Wave (Buy Album here or here or newbury comics, just ask Marianne)
Bloc Party - Hunting for Witches (Crystal Castles Remix)