Crystal Castles have officially confirmed the release date + title of their forthcoming album. (III) will receive a global release on November 5th + 6th & is the 1st of their full-lengths to be produced entirely by Ethan Kath.
“We wanted the new album to sound like a completely different and new experience,” says Ethan Kath in an official statement. “We’d limit ourselves to one take on each song because we believe the first take is the rawest expression of an idea.”
By ditching their old synthesizers & keyboards used on I & II, Ethan enforced a “strictly no computers” rule in the studio & began recording everything directly to tape. Together the Canadian duo has conjured up a collection of songs that are as raw as they are well rounded. As (III) unfolds, each track will take you to greater heights & equal lows, as you enter the sometimes plagued, & often polarized world that is Crystal Castles.
“Oppression is a theme, in general… A lot of bad things have happened to people close to me since II and it’s profoundly influenced my writing as I’ve realized there will never be justice for them,” explains Alice “I didn’t think I could lose faith in humanity any more than I already had, but after witnessing some things, it feels like the world is a dystopia where victims don’t get justice and corruption prevails.”
The artwork for the forthcoming album is an award winning photograph taken by Samuel Aranda & features Fatima al-Qaws cradling her son Zayed who is suffering from the effects of tear gas after participating in a street demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen.
Crystal Castles will be touring N America this fall. Check out all dates here & enjoy the new + free single from (III).
Wrath Of God // download