With the new Crystal Castles album only two weeks away from release (OMFG YASS!!!), the demented duo have premiered a new track from the disc online called “Affection”.
For a Crystal Castles tune, “Affection” is very urban. It’s still got the spacey vocals and dreamy, somewhat creepy electronica, but it’s layered over a hip-hop, 808 like drum beat. Replace Alice Glass with The Weeknd or Drake, and you could file this in the urban section of your local record store.
In other news, Alice tore Katy Perry a new one in the new issue of NME magazine when asked about the mainstream media’s portrayal of female artists (or something along those lines idk).
“We need an army because the mainstream hates women,” Glass says.
“I think a lot of kids are more sexualised now than they were now than they were years ago and I’m not sure it’s a coincidence,” she says. “Like fucking Katy Perry spraying people with her fucking dick, her fucking cum gun coming on fucking children. And little girls, like six-year-old girls wearing a shirt with ‘I wanna see your [pea] cock’ on it.”
She added: “Don’t prey on vulnerable people like that. Don’t encourage little girls to get dressed up, to have cupcakes on their tits to get people to lick them off ‘cos that’s what you’re insinuating.”
I love me some Katy Perry, and I even shed a tear during her 3D concert movie (which I went to alone — read about it here), but Alice just spat some truth and spilled some tea. No decaf!