Thank you Ethan Kath, but our princess is now in another castle.
Alice Glassannounced on twitter this morning that she is leaving Crystal Castles and embarking on a solo career. It has effectively ended the decade-old Canadian electro duo’s run, though no official announcement has been made by the band’s networks or Kath, the multi-instrumentalist who started the band as a solo project in 2003, two years before Glass joined aboard.
After several 7-inch and 12-inch demos in the 2000s, Crystal Castles released three studio albums (self-titled LPs in 2008 and 2010, before iii in 2012), and teamed with the Cure’s Robert Smith on perhaps their career’s high point, the 2010 single “Not In Love.” Their last show was about a year ago in Mexico.
“I am leaving Crystal Castles,” the 26-year-old Glass wrote this morning on Twitter. “My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others. For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC. Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles.”