Photo by Philip Cosores
In an interview from NME’s print edition (that apparently didn’t make it onto the website), Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath confirmed that the duo is beginning work on their third full-length album next month in Croatia, and that we can expect the record to be released “sometime this summer.” Kath will be self-producing the record again.
This is the follow-up to 2010’s (second) self-titled record, and will see “elements” from that release carried on to the new affair. As to why the pair has chosen Croatia to record, Kath answered that “it was a good place to cut off from everything.” Kath also notes that, though they have plenty of left over material from previous recording sessions, the new album will not be “recycled trash.” Nor will it be “soft.” Kath notes “every song we write feels bleak to me. I don’t get it when people think it’s beautiful. I think it [bleakness] is the only emotion we do. We don’t want to do anything else.” I’ll be damned if that isn’t one of the best music quotes I’ve seen in a while.
Check out a photo of the print article at this Crystal Castles message board and we’ll keep you posted this release, yet another album to anticipate for 2012. Let’s hope they title it this time.
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