This new version of Crystal Castles' Platinum Blonde cover has been floating around for a few days, and now the band has made the song available for free download. I didn't expect to love it so much, but this is way better than it has any right to be in 2010:
The Not In Love single will be officially released on iTunes on December 6, with "acoustic demos of 'Celestica' and 'Suffocation
Memory Tapes works his magic on this extended version of Crystal Castles' "Suffocation," transforming the original into a darker, narcotic (but still danceable) dreamscape, with tinges of the kind of faded melancholic nostalgia that Memory Tapes seems to conjure at will:
Interesting evening in Dallas last night, as VEGA was kicked off the Crystal Castles bill by CC's management for something that Alan Palomo of Vega vehemently denies. CC proceeded to cancel the sold-out show altogether at around 10 PM due to what they claim was an "ill-equipped" soundsystem (a soundsystem which has accomodated the likes of Animal Collective, Holy Fuck, Ratatat, and coun
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Reminder: Crystal Castles + VEGA are in Dallas tonight, and I've just been informed by the Granada Theater that this show is getting close to selling out, so show up early. If you need convincing either way, check out some of Pooneh Ghana's shots from the group's show last night at La Zona Rosa in Austin here...