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Crystal Castles announce new album Amnesty (I), share new single “Char” — listen

Crystal Castles fourth album -- and first without Alice Glass -- is coming in August

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    Crystal Castles have announced Amnesty (I) — their first new album of the post-Alice Glass era — set for release on August 19 via Casablanca Records.

    The revamped Crystal Castles have already shared a pair of songs from the release: “Concrete” and “Frail”. Today, they’ve unveiled another new single in the form of “Char”. The track demonstrates just how different the project is without Glass, who departed in 2014 to launch a solo career. With Edith Frances at the lead, “Char” is much lighter and less abrasive than the tunes on the outfit’s classic self-titled debut or (III). That’s not to say that it isn’t still decidedly dark and more than a wee bit spooky. However, while the Glass tunes were rare steak and eyeliner, “Char” sounds like the possible beginning of a #healthgoth future.

    Check it out up top and take a look at the artwork and tracklist for Amnesty (I) below.

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    Amnesty (I) Artwork:

     Crystal Castles announce new album Amnesty (I), share new single Char — listen

    Amnesty (I) Tracklist:
    01. Femen
    02. Fleece
    03. Char
    04. Enth
    05. Sadist
    06. Teach Her How to Hunt
    07. Chloroform
    08. Frail
    09. Concrete
    10. Ornament
    11. Kept
    12. Their Kindness Is Charade

    Ahead of Amnesty (I)’s release, the duo is scheduled to hit the road for an absolutely massive world tour. Check out the dates below.

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    Crystal Castles 2016 Tour Dates:
    07/15-16 – Vienna, AT @ Out of the Woods
    07/21 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    07/22 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
    07/23 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
    07/29-31 – Plock, PO @ Audiodriver Festival
    08/05 – Castellon, ES @ Arenal Sound Festival
    08/06 – Palermo, IT @ Ypsigrock Festival
    08/12 – Piestany, SK @ Grape Festival
    08/16 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
    08/19 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
    08/21 – Lviv, UA @ Zaxidfest
    08/26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
    08/27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
    09/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    09/06 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    09/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
    09/09 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
    09/10 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
    09/13 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
    09/14 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
    09/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
    09/17 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
    09/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    09/22 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
    09/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
    09/23-25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
    09/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    09/28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    09/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
    10/01 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    10/02 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
    10/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
    10/08 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    10/09 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
    10/11 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
    10/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
    10/20 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
    10/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
    10/24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
    10/25 – Malmo, SE @ Kulturbolaget
    10/26 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
    10/28 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaserstrand
    10/29 – Aarhus, DE @ Voxhall
    10/31 – Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theatre
    11/01 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich
    11/02 – Cologne, DE @ Essigfabrik
    11/05 – Dublin, IE @ Metropolis Festival
    11/26 – Singapore, SG @ Neon Lights Festival
    11/27 – Hong Kong, HK @ Clockenflap Festival
    12/02 – Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmartre
    12/03 – Bordeaux, FR @ Krakatoa
    12/05 – Bilbao, ES @ Kafe Antrokia
    12/07 – Oporto, PT @ Hard Club
    12/08 – Lisbon, PT @ Paradise Garage
    12/09 – Madrid, ES @ Teatro Barcelo
    12/10 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
    12/12 – Bologna, IT @ Zona Roveri
    12/13 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
    12/14 – Zurich, CH @ X-tra Limmithaus
    12/15 – Luxembourg @ Den Atelier

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