Music News — July 16, 2016 at 00:59

LISTEN: “Char” by “Crystal Castles (+ Album Release Date)


Earlier this week, Crystal Castles announced the release of their upcoming album Amnesty I for August 19th via Last Gang Records. The duo also dropped a new single for a song off the album called “Char” [listen to it below]. Amnesty I will be the band’s 4th album and the first one with new vocalist Edith Frances, who joined in the spring of 2015 following the departure of Alice Glass in late 2014. Though this will be her first album with Crystal Castles, she has already featured on four other tracks released since 2015.

Spanning 12 tracks, Amnesty (I) explores the sonic and atmospheric range that we have learned to expect from a Crystal Castles record. From gothic electronic paeans to distorted digital raves, from cinematic synth and noise crescendos to hip hop and trap infused synth pop, it is uniformly compelling, uncompromising and anchored in feeling.

The band also announced tour dates to support their album in September. They will be hitting places all over Europe and North America. Check out the dates below!

Tour Dates

06-Sep – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

08-Sep – Atlanta, GA – The Loft, US

09-Sep – New Orleans, LA    One Eyed Jacks,

10-Sep – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Downstairs

13-Sep – Dallas, TX    – Trees

14-Sep – Austin, TX    – Empire Garage

16-Sep – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom

17-Sep – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park

21-Sep – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

22-Sep – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

23-Sep – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

23-25-Sep – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival

27-Sep – Salt Lake City, UT   – Urban Lounge

28-Sep – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

30-Sep – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater

01-Oct – Chicago, IL – Metro

02-Oct – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre

06-Oct – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

07-Oct – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

08-Oct – Washington DC – Black Cat

09-Oct – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

11-Oct – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount

12-Oct – Toronto, ON – The Hoxton

20-Oct – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom

22-Oct – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg

24-Oct – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

25-Oct – Malmo, Sweden – Kulturbolaget

26-Oct – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene

28-Oct – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaserstrand

29-Oct – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall

31-Oct – Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theatre

01-Nov – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefaehrlich

02-Nov – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik

27-Nov – Hong Kong – Clockenflap Festival

02-Dec – Paris, France – Elysee Montmartre

03-Dec – Bordeaux, France – Krakatoa

05-Dec – Bilbao, Spain – Kafe Antrokia

07-Dec – Oporto, Portugal – Hard Club

08-Dec – Lisbon, Portugal – Paradise Garage

09-Dec – Madrid, Spain – Teatro Barcelo

10-Dec – Barcelona, Spain – Apolo

12-Dec – Bologna, Italy – Zona Roveri

13-Dec – Milan, Italy – Fabrirque

14-Dec – Zurich, Switzerland – X-tra Limmithaus

15-Dec – Luxembourg, Belgium – Den Atelier

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