Crystal Castles' self-titled LP will finally be out this week, March 18th to be precise. What about this record could encourage you to actually buy it? Mainly, because it is Crystal Castles' LP, but for someone who doesn't know the Canadian duo: It's actually really good, not too much beats or breaks and Crystal Castles is probably the main follow up of some other damn good electro/dance duos such as Digitalism, The Presets(besides: waiting for Apocalypso to be released dun dun dun), SMD, etc etc. Basically it has the cool beats and keyboard sounds from Justice with the weird voices from SMD. I think, I'm gonna buy the vinyl record, even though I do not have very much money at the moment. You can preorder the album via amazon by clicking this.
That's it - oh wait: I know, this is not the official artwork, but I prefer this one.
MP3: Crystal Castles - Through The Hosiery
MP3: Crystal Castles - Black Panther
Now something even better than Crystal Castles. Yeah, what could be better than the CC debut? An awesome debut from London based Does It Offend You, Yeah? called You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into, which is indeed awesome. It has basically everything to offer: weird voices, indie voices, dance beats, rock guitars, synth keyboards, etc etc. Think Hadouken! without the hip hop vocals, instead for half of the record weird synthesized robot voices à la Boys Noize for songs like Weird Science or Doomed Now. The other half of the songs is more into the indie/britpop direction, still electro, think The Whip, The Teenagers or The Black Ghosts with songs such as Dawn Of The Dead or Being Bad Feels Pretty Good. All in all it's pretty crazy and won't get boring that fast. My favourites so far are We Are Rockstars, Doomed Now, Let's Make Out and Weird Science. The album comes out on April, 11th and you can get it on amazon.
MP3: Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Weird Science
MP3: Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Being Bad Feels Pretty Good
alrighty, that's it for today.
More to come tomorrow