Neighborhood Jams: Crystal Castles

Hello, and welcome KCR readers and listeners to a new semester filled with new tunes, fresh faces, and exciting possibilities!  Every Wednesday I will be blogging about musicians, bands, and artists who are either from San Diego or will be touring to San Diego.  This is a great weekly blog to keep up-to-date with new music – this way you can share with your friends, and they will be impressed with your playlists.

This week I am featuring a duo named Crystal Castles who will be performing at The Observatory North Park this Saturday at 8:00.  Trust me, after you hear some of their singles, you won’t want to miss this show.

Crystal Castles, from Toronto, consists of Ethan Kath (songwriter/producer) and Edith Frances. Even though they have had another member in the duo, together they have produced four albums including their latest one from this past August titled, Amnesty (I).  Their sound is different from popular genres and would be described as experimental electronic.  Some of my personal favorite songs include Crimewave and Not in Love.  Their lyrics are straight from the heart and pages of their personal diaries.  I am obsessed with the lyrics especially these lines from Not in Love:

“Won’t give you my heart
No one lives there anymore
And we were lovers
Now we can’t be friends” 

 

Now rumor has it that their live shows are really more described of as a musical experience.  They are chaotic even with their mellow sounds.  If you are part of the audience, you will feel like you are rocking out on the stage with them.  They have performed all over the world including Europe, Japan, and Australia.  They have even hit the sandy stages of Coachella in California. You can check them out this weekend, and you can buy tickets here!