It’s official, Crystal Castles will follow up their excellent 2010 album with (III), due out November 5 digitally and will be made available on physical formats the next day.
Here is what the band had to say about the album:
“Oppression is a theme, in general… A lot of bad things have happened to people close to me since II and it’s profoundly influenced my writing as I’ve realized there will never be justice for them,” Alice Glass said in a statement. “I didn’t think I could lose faith in humanity any more than I already had, but after witnessing some things, it feels like the world is a dystopia where victims don’t get justice and corruption prevails. I’m one step away from being a vigilante to protect people and bring justice to the people I love. I’ve thought about it.”
“We wanted the new album to sound like a completely different and new experience,” said Ethan Kath in a statement. “Any keyboards and pedals used on I or II were traded for different keyboards and pedals so that there would be a new palette of sounds to work with. We wouldn’t allow any computers near the studio, everything had to be recorded to tape. We’d limit ourselves to one take because we believe the first take is the rawest expression of an idea.”
Watch the video for the album’s first single, “Plague” below: