Canadas computerized post-pop band Crystal Castles started as an accidentor an experiment, depending on what youd call it when a scratch sound check and a MySpace page add up to launch one of the most unexpected buzz bands of the mid-2000s. Early songs such as Alice Practice (featuring supercharged vocals from Alice Glass, then fresh from a local punk band) were built from the death rattles of 1,000 tortured Nintendo sets, and their collaboration with LA band Health on the song Crimewave became something of a surprise jumpstart for both bands. Four years later, and theyre happily kind of gigantic, scoring the Cures Robert Smith for guest spotshe fits perfectlyand colliding vintage minimal electronica with Rough Trade-style fringe-punk intensity.
Thu., March 3, 7 p.m., 2011
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