This Friday (19th August) sees the newly-arranged Crystal Castles releasing their ‘Amnesty (I)’ album. And the duo have just shared a new track - ‘Fleece’.
A pendulum swing between stark minimalism and jolting noise, it links up with ‘Char’ and ‘Conrete’ in being taken from the new LP, their first since new member Edith Frances joined forces with Ethan Kath.
Crystal Castles play Reading & Leeds (26th-28th August), plus a special in-store show at London’s Rough Trade East on 23rd August. More UK dates will be announced soon.
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“This is a victory for survivors of abuse and sexual misconduct,” she tweeted.
Kath, she alleges, subjected her to ” a decade of abuse, manipulation and psychological control.”
All sales from ‘Amnesty (I)’ are going to a bigger cause.
While this record is an enjoyable nod to Crystal Castles’ legacy, it could have been a bolder introduction to their new line-up.