Crystal Castles have unveiled details of their fourth studio album Amnesty (I) which will be released on August 19th. The band have also shared the new single Char, which premiered last night (July 11th) as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1.
Following visual previews of new songs Femen and Concrete, Char is the first single to be unveiled from the forthcoming album, the follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed III. Char is quintessential Crystal Castles at their best. An electronic lullaby with poignant vocals from Edith Frances.
Across its 12 tracks, Amnesty (I) explores the sonic and atmospheric range that we have learned to expect from a Crystal Castles record. From gothic electronic paeans to distorted digital raves, from cinematic synth and noise crescendos to hip hop and trap infused synth pop, it is uniformly compelling, uncompromising and anchored in feeling.
In support of the album, Crystal Castles have announced a run of European and US live dates. Tour dates can be found below.
Amnesty (I) is released on August 19th, 2016.
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