Crystal Castles – Frail

Crystal Castles aren't dead, apparently.

16.04.15

Crystal Castles have put a new song on Soundcloud – which is a surprise, given they've split up.

Ethan Kath and Alice Glass released three albums as Crystal Castles before Glass announced her departure from the band in October last year. Today, Kath posted a new song online – featuring "Edith" on vocals – with a statement: i wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. i think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. <3

Awfully kind, but as Pitchfork report, that's not what it originally said. Kath has since edited the statement down, but Pitchfork have quoted his original phrasing: i wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. i think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. it should be rewarding for her considering she didn’t appear on Crystal Castles’ best known songs. (she’s not on Untrust Us. “Not In Love,” “Vanished,” “Crimewave,” “Vietnam,” “Magic Spells,” “Knights,” “Air War,” “Leni,” “Lovers Who Uncover,” “Violent Youth,” “Reckless,” “Year of Silence,” “Intimate,” “1991,” “Good Time,” “Violent Dreams” etc.). people often gave her credit for my lyrics and that was fine, i didn’t care.

Interesting.

The lyrics for the song can be found on Soundcloud.