Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Crystal Castles - Alice Practice

The term new rave sounds like a corruption of rave and new wave, but really all it takes from the former is flourescent clothing, neon lights and glow sticks—and from the latter, the genre fusions and the trashy, anarchic aesthetic. Crystal Castles, one of Toronto's top exports, interprets new rave as scratchy, distorted Gameboy sounds, writhing female screams and bodies dancing to a path beaten by drums. Close your eyes, experience the flashing lights and feel the urge to reach for a tablet.

SOUNDS LIKE Peaches, Digitalism, Hot Chip, The Prodigy

Crystal Castles - Alice Practice Download MP3 or Listen on MySpace

Crystal Castles performing “Alice Practice” on TV show Skins. Also on YouTube.

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Anonymous said...

I looked at the band's myspace page and there is no "flourescent clothing, neon lights and glow sticks". They look more goth, which I like. The songs are gorgeous.

Neil said...

Goth and trash fashion can certainly look similar, although I was referring more to the atmosphere of their live shows.

Their music is certainly gorgeous. It's good to find someone who perceives it that way.

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