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Crystal Castles announce new album Amnesty (I), share new single “Char” — listen

on July 11, 2016, 4:56pm

 

Crystal Castles have announced Amnesty (I) — their first new album of the post-Alice Glass era — set for release on August 19 via Casablanca Records.

The revamped Crystal Castles have already shared a pair of songs from the release: “Concrete” and “Frail”. Today, they’ve unveiled another new single in the form of “Char”. The track demonstrates just how different the project is without Glass, who departed in 2014 to launch a solo career. With Edith Frances at the lead, “Char” is much lighter and less abrasive than the tunes on the outfit’s classic self-titled debut or (III). That’s not to say that it isn’t still decidedly dark and more than a wee bit spooky. However, while the Glass tunes were rare steak and eyeliner, “Char” sounds like the possible beginning of a #healthgoth future.

Check it out up top and take a look at the artwork and tracklist for Amnesty (I) below.

Amnesty (I) Artwork:

 Crystal Castles announce new album Amnesty (I), share new single Char — listen

Amnesty (I) Tracklist:
01. Femen
02. Fleece
03. Char
04. Enth
05. Sadist
06. Teach Her How to Hunt
07. Chloroform
08. Frail
09. Concrete
10. Ornament
11. Kept
12. Their Kindness Is Charade

Ahead of Amnesty (I)’s release, the duo is scheduled to hit the road for an absolutely massive world tour. Check out the dates below.

Crystal Castles 2016 Tour Dates:
07/15-16 – Vienna, AT @ Out of the Woods
07/21 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
07/22 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
07/23 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
07/29-31 – Plock, PO @ Audiodriver Festival
08/05 – Castellon, ES @ Arenal Sound Festival
08/06 – Palermo, IT @ Ypsigrock Festival
08/12 – Piestany, SK @ Grape Festival
08/16 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/19 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
08/21 – Lviv, UA @ Zaxidfest
08/26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
09/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
09/06 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
09/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
09/09 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
09/10 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
09/13 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
09/14 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
09/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
09/17 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
09/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
09/22 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
09/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
09/23-25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
09/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
09/28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
09/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
10/01 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/02 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
10/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
10/08 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/09 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
10/11 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
10/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
10/20 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
10/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
10/24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
10/25 – Malmo, SE @ Kulturbolaget
10/26 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
10/28 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaserstrand
10/29 – Aarhus, DE @ Voxhall
10/31 – Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theatre
11/01 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich
11/02 – Cologne, DE @ Essigfabrik
11/05 – Dublin, IE @ Metropolis Festival
11/26 – Singapore, SG @ Neon Lights Festival
11/27 – Hong Kong, HK @ Clockenflap Festival
12/02 – Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmartre
12/03 – Bordeaux, FR @ Krakatoa
12/05 – Bilbao, ES @ Kafe Antrokia
12/07 – Oporto, PT @ Hard Club
12/08 – Lisbon, PT @ Paradise Garage
12/09 – Madrid, ES @ Teatro Barcelo
12/10 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
12/12 – Bologna, IT @ Zona Roveri
12/13 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
12/14 – Zurich, CH @ X-tra Limmithaus
12/15 – Luxembourg @ Den Atelier

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