Crystal Castles is a duo consisting of multi-instrumentalist Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass. Crystal Castles are known not only for their own efforts as a band, but also for commissioned remixes for number of groups, including “Hunting For Witches” by Bloc Party, and “Atlantis to Interzone” by friends and label mates, Klaxons.
Crystal Castles, named after the Crystal Castle from the She-Ra franchise, formed in December 2003 as a project started by Ethan Kath. In April 2005, Alice Glass recorded vocals for five original instrumentals by Kath. The band’s first single was recorded “accidentally”: a microphone test by Glass was released through MySpace as “Alice Practice” in September 2005. Glass was not aware that it had been used until record companies heard the song and contacted the duo to offer them record deals.