Crystal Castles Finally Announce Title And Release Date Of Upcoming Album


At long last, the specific release details of Crystal Castles‘ debut album have arrived. The duo’s first studio album since Edith Frances replaced Alice Glass as vocalist will be titled AMNESTY and will come out through Casablanca Records on August 19th.

In addition, Crystal Castles have revealed another song from the effort titled “Char.” The arrangement leans more heavily on nostalgic synth work than it does on Frances’ breathy vocals compared to recent songs like “Concrete,” but yields just as compelling results.

Speaking of “Concrete,” the duo released the official music video of the track in conjunction with the announcement of a world tour whose dates would pick up right where their current one leaves off. Being that they will have two UK performances left on their current tour following the release of AMNESTY, the songs will have ample time to bounce around the blogosphere before they come back to the States.

Crystal Castles have yet to release an official tracklist for AMNESTY, but you can bet that it’ll accompany another early track release from the album. Until then, you can listen to “Char” by clicking on the YouTube embed above.