Ethan Kath shares new Crystal Castles track ‘Frail,’ seems still pissed of Alice Glass’ departure

Crystal Castles - Frail

Last autumn singer Alice Glass announced her departure from noise/electronic duo CRYSTAL CASTLES, leaving her former partner Ethan Kath with an uncertain future. It was unsure whether the project would continue but now it looks like Kath isn’t done yet. He uploaded a previously unreleased song called Frail to the band’s Soundcloud account, accompanied by the following message.

i wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. i think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. it should be rewarding for her considering she didn’t appear on Crystal Castles’ best known songs. (she’s not on Untrust Us. Not In Love, Vanished, Crimewave, Vietnam, Magic Spells, Knights, Air War, Leni, Lovers Who Uncover, Violent Youth, Reckless, Year of Silence, Intimate, 1991, Good Time, Violent Dreams etc.). people often gave her credit for my lyrics and that was fine, i didn’t care.

Well, that still sound’s a bit bitter, right? No words yet if this is a brand new CRYSTAL CASTLES tune or just one from the archives. We keep you updated on more news. Stream Frail right here.

Ariel Pink shares new music video ‘Jell-o’


There’s a new music video from ARIEL PINK and it’s another unsurprisingly crazy adventure. The clip for Jell-O features PINK and his friends making jello shots. It also comes with psychedelic images from the mead industry, it seems. The song is taken off last year’s Pom Pom record. As always, feel happily invited to find your own interpretation right here.

Arms And Sleepers launch Kickstarter campaign

Arms and Sleepers

Boston-based music duo ARMS AND SLEEPERS launched a Kickstarter campaign to make their upcoming record possible. After the great Guestmix the duo did for NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION last year, and their wonderful album Swim Team we’d like to motivate you to support this great duo! Check out their campaign on

Editors report back with mysterious new song ‘No Harm’

Editors - Photo by Matt Spalding

Photo by Matt Spalding

Exciting news concerning indie rock heroes EDITORS: Apparently, a new song has arrived. It goes by the title No Harm and is part of a sampler compiled by the influential label Play It Again Sam, the label with which EDITORS also work. It’s hidden as a bonus track but it’s there and it sounds quite satisfying. If it has any worth of pointing the direction for future EDITORS-material remains to be seen. All we know for sure by now is that the guys have been working on a new album, a.o. with SLOWDIVE-singer Rachel Goswell and that the recording process is done. So should be the mixing by now. It’s not unlikely that we listen to an official new EDITORS song right here.

Future Islands announce special Record Store Day single ‘The Chase’

Photo by Stefan Kutschera

Photo by Stefan Kutschera

We recently reported about FUTURE ISLANDS‘ mysterious attendance at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios. Now, we know the reason why. The trio will release a brand new single on Record Store Day (April 18), called The Chase. The special thing about the song is that is was directly recorded onto vinyl at Studio Three at the Abbey Road Studios. It’s also the band’s first new material since last year’s Singles album. You can already check a live recording of the new FUTURE ISLANDS piece right here.

And So I Watch You From Afar share new track ‘Redesigned a Million Times’

And So I Watch You From Afar - 2015

British postrock band AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR have unleashed Redesigned A Million Times. The song marks another teaser off their forthcoming new LP Heirs. As previously reported the follow-up to 2013’s All Hail Bright Futures is set for a release on May the 4th via Sargent House. Stream the new song below.