Posts Tagged ‘Crystal Castles’

Crystal Castles x Robert Smith : Not In Love (Video)

08:00 AM

Nic Brown of Video Marsh has presented the video for “Not In Love”, that kajal heavy über collaboration between Crystal Castles and The Cure icon Robert Smith. This feverish shiver of a song was one of the most infectious titles of the recent year and the gritty imagery of the above is able to indeed capture its melancholy at least.

Also in 2010, Video Marsh gave us the video for Caribou’s “Odessa” – another harmony of music and picture.

We recommend : HEALTH x Crystal Castles

08:02 PM

If HEALTH would a football player we would reverently attest them to have an horse’s lung (which is what we Germans do, when we describe someone’s great stamina). By now we’ve already lost the overview on the number of European tour’s this band has so far played in only a few years, but we know, that it starts today and it’ll be last of the sci-fi rowdies before they start working on their and third album.

This time their journey will take them in a long sickle’s bow from Moscow to Instanbul with stop-bys in the UK, Denmark, France and the Benelux states, in which they’ll support Crystal Castles, a well-known group, with who the band’s is pretty close-knit since a successful (remix) joint venture named “Crimewave” – as far as this Canadian social phobics have ever been close-knit with anyone. Too, there will be a few solo shows.

Alice Glass and Ethan Kath will also continue touring after HEALTH leave back to the US in November, playing f.i. four dates in Germany. Then one can once again watch this project so splendidly winding between 8-bit cacophonies and thick sound combs, screaming fits and angle harmonies. Surely with the usual, self-brought flash flurry.

HEALTH (solo) live:
06.10. 16 Tons Club, Moscow
13.10. Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
14.10. In the City Festival, Manchester
20.10. Cluny2, Newcastle
25.10. Joiners, Southampton
02.11. Musikcafeen, Aarhus
03.11. Loppen, Copenhagen
05.11. Salon, Istanbul

Crystal Castles (& HEALTH*) live:
08.10. Mandela Hall, Belfast*
09.10. The Academy, Dublin*
11.10. Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton*
15.10. Roundhouse, London*
17.10. Anson Rooms, Bristol*
18.10. O2 Academy, Liverpool*
19.10. O2 ABC, Glasgow*
21.10. Rock City, Nottingham*
22.10. Manchester Academy 2, Manchester*
23.10. Metropolitan University, Leeds*
24.10. University of East Anglia, Norwich*
26.10. Paradiso, Amsterdam*
27.10. Rockhal, Luxembourg*
29.10. Ground Zero Festival @ L’Aeronef, Lille*
30.10. La Cigale, Paris*
31.10. Le Krakatoa, Bordeaux*
02.11. Sala Heineken, Madrid
04.11. Teatro Sa Da Bandeira, Porto
06.11. Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao
07.11. Sala Apolo, Barcelona
09.11. Estragon, Bologna
11.11. 59t:1, Munich
13.11. Flex Kulturzentrum, Vienna
15.11. Lido, Berlin
18.11. Debaser Medis, Stockholm
21.11. John Dee, Sankt Hanshaugen (Norway)
23.11. Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg
24.11. Luxor, Cologne
10.12. Belle & Sebastian’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties”, Minehead

HEALTH ‘Disco2′ out in June

05:27 PM

It has been an open secret for quite a while now but today the dear City Slang confirmed that HEALTH will release the second issue of their ‘remix disco series’ with Disco2 this summer. The LP will of course feature numerous remixes of tracks from the band’s last year’s stunning Get Color album and with CFCF and Pictureplane to remixers from the first HEALTH/DISCO LP are on board again joining a list of some of the hottest rising talents across the globe including Small Black, Javelin (both Brooklyn-NYC), the fantastic and mysterious Salem, British electronic favourite Gold Panda and Tobacco (Tom Fec from Black Moth Super Rainbow) among others.

Too, HEALTH got not only together with the infamous Crystal Castles for another remix (of “Eat Flesh”) after the surprising success of the CC’s Crimewave-re-edit, but went to studio with legendary producer Alan Moulder, who produced U2’s Pop as well as albums for the likes of Jesus and the Mary Chain, Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins. The result is the new HEALTH single “USA Boys”, which will open Disco2. See the complete tracklisting, two downloads and release dates below:

HEALTH Disco2 Tracklisting:
3. IN HEAT (JAVELIN RMX)  [download]
4. DIE SLOW (TOBACCO RMX) [download]

On June 22 Lovepump United will release Disco2 in North America, followed by German release on June 25 and European-UK on July 6, both via City Slang.

Just last weekend HEALTH released their new Eric-Wareheim-directed video for “We Are Water” and the end of this week will see the band kicking of another European tour, including stop-bys in London and Berlin. See all dates here.

Melt! live-photoblog

06:03 PM

All aufgemischt! editors were at this year’s MELT! festival and had a good time. Underneath them, Christoph Paul almost hourly posted new photos from the stages at Ferropolis on this live-blog. See all of his pics here and read our summed up review of the festival plus some secret hints on the headliner of 2010 and our interview with Fever Ray.

Friday, the 17th of July – Day One

Die Converse Main Stage bei den Vorbereitungen für Cold War Kids
Preparings at Converse Main Stage for Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids gewohnt emotional engagiert
Cold War Kids get emotional like usual
Einer der vielen kreativ-gekleideten Besucher, für die wir das Melt! so lieben
One of the countless creatively dressed fans that make Melt! so loveable

Die Leute vor der Converse Main Stage und...
Crowd in front of main stage and …
... Delphic live auf ihr
… Delphic live on it
Ein Klaxon
One Klaxon
Bodi Bill: Positive Schwingungen
Bodi Bill: positive vibes
Röyksopp und ihr Bassist im Scheerenschnitt
Röyksopp and their bass player
Die Menge liebt die neue "Partyvariante" von Röyksopp
People love Röyksopp’s new “party-like” stuff and …
...und die Bagger lieben sowieso alle
… everyone loves the excavators
Crystale Castles machten ihr Blitzlichtgewitter mal wieder selbst
Crystale Castles: no additional flash lights needed

Travis Fran Healy in seinem Element
Travis’ Fran Healy in his element
gPop-Agitatorin Beth Ditto von Gossip
Gossip’s Beth Ditto leads pop to creative agitation
Rauschebart Ebbot von The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives’ Ebbot plus beard’

Saturday, the 18th of July – Day Two

Anna Ternheim: Schöne Sängerin zum schönen Konzert
Anna Ternheim: beautiful singer with a beautiful performance

Finden Sie diesen Duke Filthy genug?
Do you think this Duke is Filthy enough?
The Whitest Boy Alive dirigieren die Menge
The Whitest Boy Alive conduting the masses

Ein schaurig-schönes, intensives Erlebnis mit Geruch (leider nicht im Bild) : Fever Ray
Probably the most impressing live show on earth: Fever Ray
Phoenix : Bescheidene Franzosen
Phoenix : French definition of beeing decent
Bloc Party: Routinierter, junger Tagesheadliner
Bloc Party: young but experienced headliner
Des Elektrojüngers beste Freunde : Digitalism
Electro lover’s best friends: Digitalism

Sunday, the 19th of July – Day Three

Patrick "It's gonna be a wonderful day" Wolf

Patrick "It's gonna be a wonderful day" Wolf

melt so glasvegas
Glasvegas visibly enjoy themselves

Polarkreis 18 an einem lauen Sommerabend

Polarkreis 18 in the summertime

Geht im Nebel auf: Kasabians Sergio Pizzorno

Vanishing into the fog: Kasabian's Sergio Pizzorno

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