Sonar preview 4: Sega, Nintendo or Crystal Castles?


Sonar 2009 - 18.19.20 June, Barcelona

Sonar 2009 - 18.19.20 June, Barcelona

From one freak to another. Crystal Castles. I bought the untitled album in London last spring during a quick business city trip as a souvenir, AND because the sticker on the shrink wrap said it was the perfect Justice meets Klaxons in-between. Well, in my opinion, Crystal Castles = completely different. It’s original, it’s a Nintendo (or a Sega if you prefer) and they’re bonkers, loco, cuckoo, crazy that is. But good!

Dancing on the drums...

Dancing on the drums...

We saw them at Pukkelpop last year (obscure tent, no lights, a screaming Alice Glass in the dark, dancing on the drums…and then accidentally falling off the drums & stage). A spectacular dive but a disappointing sound, compared to the album, which is one of the best releases/discoveries of 2008.

At Sonar, Crystal Castles is certainly on the must-see list, Crimewave is a classic we can’t ignore. But they work on remixes too, here’s a remix they made for White Lies.

White Lies – Death (Crystal Castles remix) (mediafire)

And the White Lies video.

PS: I’d love to talk about White Lies – but that’s for another day. Check out their MySpace there’s a great Yuksek remix of Fairwell To The Fairground…that you can also hear in the DDN Mixtape (near the 25’00”).

Crystal Castles (one of the better pictures :-)

Crystal Castles (one of the better pictures :-))

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~ by Dirty Disco Ninja on June 11, 2009.

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