In an interview in the most recent issue of NME Magazine, Ethan Kath, producer and primary songwriter of the Canadian electronic duo Crystal Castles, has confirmed that he and his fellow Castle, vocalist Alice Glass, will begin work proper on their next LP this February, with a release expected for “sometime in the summer.” Kath says that the pair will be recording in Croatia for the next LP, calling it “a good place where we can cut off from everything.” He’s probably got a point about that.
He goes on to state that there are “elements of the second album that we’ll want to carry on” with regard to the third album’s sound, hinting that we probably shouldn’t expect too much differentiation from the natural progression that has been occuring between 2008’s Crystal Castles and 2010’s Crystal Castles (II).
The rest of the feature details Kath’s devotion to the Castles’ “bleak” sound, terming it “the only emotion we do. We don’t want to do anything else.” Kath takes exception to naysayers who claim that Crystal Castles (II) saw the band head in a “softer” direction, and assures his audience that he and Glass would “never disappoint them.”
For fans of the uber-popular electro maestros, there probably couldn’t be any better news. Of course, with the recording process not yet underway, further details regarding the album remain scarce, so this is definitely one to put on the backburner for at least a couple months. Until then, let’s ponder: is there any chance the third LP will be named anything other than Crystal Castles (III)?
For a link to the official Crystal Castles forum, where you can read the interview for yourself, click here.
Up in the top left, check out a track from Crystal Castles (II), the haunting yet danceable “Baptism.”