"Courtship Dating" was the first single on the debut album by Ontario music group Crystal Castles.The single was released on March 31, 2008 although the song had leaked in 2006.Glass announced her departure from the band in October 2014, citing personal and professional reasons.This resulted in the track "Alice Practice", which was initially shelved for six months but garnered much attention when finally posted online. Alice Glass left the group in October 2014, and Crystal Castles was said to be disbanded, though new Crystal Castles music was posted online in 2015 featuring a new vocalist.The new vocalist was confirmed as Edith Frances crystalcastles.com, My Space, Facebook, wearecrystalcastles.tumblr.com, Twitter, Sound Cloud, You Tube, songkick.com, lastgangentertainment.com, Bandcamp, instagram.com, You Tube, setlist.fm, songkick.com, Last.fm, whosampled.com, Wikipedia too cool for school, Crystal Castles look and sound amazing, propelling trance beats and electro synths over a Goth rock aesthetic that's equal parts visceral, exciting and alarming when experienced live ...
In 2010 their second album, titled (II), charted on the Billboard 200, and includes their first worldwide charting single, "Not In Love", featuring vocalist Robert Smith of The Cure.
The pair then decided to formally become a group, picking out stage names together, with the name 'Crystal Castles' pulled from a line in the cartoon She-Ra: Princess of Power: "The fate of the world is safe in Crystal Castles." Later in the year Lies Records collected most of the vinyl singles and released them on CD and 12" vinyl for the first time, along with many previously unreleased tracks and 3 songs recorded just for the collection which made their debut album.
The record included tracks like "XXZXCUZX ME", which Kath states he made 'grating' on purpose.
They released many limited vinyl singles between 20 before releasing a trilogy of critically acclaimed albums between 20.
Producer Kath and vocalist Glass first collaborated in 2006 on the track "Alice Practice", a proof-of-concept which was initially shelved for six months.