Crystal Castles is an experimental electronic band which formed in 2003 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and consists of producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass.

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Crystal Castles are known not only for their own efforts as a band, but also for commissioned remixes for number of groups, including Hunting For Witches by Bloc Party, and Atlantis To Interzone by friends and label mates, Klaxons.

In mid-2008, Crystal Castles were involved in two controversies related to artwork permissions and samples in their earliest unreleased songs.

Crystal Castles received great reviews and ranked #39 on NME Magazine "Top 50 Albums of the Decade".

They issued four singles: Alice Practice (1 June 2006), Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs HEALTH) (13 August 2007), Air War (17 December 2007), and Courtship Dating (31 March 2008).

They are known for their melancholic lo-fi sound and their explosive live shows.

Their debut album was included in NME's "Top 50 Albums of the Decade".

I saw them twice last year and although I wasn't blown away, it was still fun hearing all their old tracks delivered with a good amount of energy and decent vocals on par with Alice. not saying either way is right or wrong, just different.

Edith is slightly less unpredictable and isn't trying to be shocking or over the top. I remember some of Alice's performances in the past were inconsistent and sloppy. Friends - I thought this was someone practicing or doing sound check. we're hearing a lot more of edith's real voice than we ever heard from alice.

The track, "Insectica (CC vs Lo-Bat Version)", uses clips chopped out of a song by Lo-bat called "My Little Droid Needs a Hand", released under a Creative Commons license.

Another track called "Love and Caring", samples the kick and snare from Covox's "Sunday".

In late 2010, the band issued the non-album single Not in Love which featured Robert Smith of The Cure on vocals.