It was announced last October that one half of Crystal Castles was leaving. Following the departure of Alice Glass, the fate of the group was left mostly in the air, although “their manager hinted that it wouldn’t be the end of the band.” I am happy to report that Crystal Castles has just released its first new project since last September.

The sound is dark and ominous. Ethan Kath earlier wrote this on the Soundcloud description but has since removed it:

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.

Vocals on “Frail” are provided by an unknown woman named Edith.


H/T Pitchfork