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(Starpulse)   You've never heard of this rock duo who are obviously having so much trouble selling albums that they've called out Katy Perry for "selling sex to children." If there was only something they could do to increase sales   (starpulse.com) divider line 88
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2012-10-31 01:21:02 PM
You have to sell sex?!!

I thought that sex sells!
 
2012-10-31 01:21:51 PM
My only real beef with Katy Perry is she isn't selling sex to me:
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-31 01:45:26 PM
i236.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-31 01:58:16 PM
www.untoldentertainment.com

Seriously?

Makes sense, they needed Bentley "Pedo" Bear for their little campaign
 
2012-10-31 02:00:43 PM
Crystal Castles, fwiw, are selling out all over the place and their tickets are routinely being scalped for 5-6x their face value at basically every show. I'm not really a huge fan of theirs or anything, but I don't think that is the motivation
 
2012-10-31 04:36:50 PM

SnakeLee: Crystal Castles, fwiw, are selling out all over the place and their tickets are routinely being scalped for 5-6x their face value at basically every show. I'm not really a huge fan of theirs or anything, but I don't think that is the motivation


Free advertising.

And if she wants musicians to be a better example for children, perhaps she should start by cleaning up her f**king language.
 
2012-10-31 05:07:37 PM
I'd much rather have sex with Katy Perry than either member of Crystal Castles.

Although I'd probably rather listen to Crystal Castles' music while doing it. Even though I don't consider them to be anything that special.
 
2012-10-31 05:08:24 PM
I am a fan of Crystal Castles and they are quite popular. Not Katy Perry popular, but they routinely sell out smaller to mid sized venues (1-2,000). They played on the second largest stage at Coachella a few years back.
 
2012-10-31 05:08:27 PM

SnakeLee: Crystal Castles, fwiw, are selling out all over the place and their tickets are routinely being scalped for 5-6x their face value at basically every show. I'm not really a huge fan of theirs or anything, but I don't think that is the motivation


This.

Personally, I can't stand them, but they're hardly obscure.
 
2012-10-31 05:20:15 PM
I would buy sex from Katie Perry.

I don't know who Crystal Castles are, but if they aren't selling, I guess it really doesn't matter.
 
2012-10-31 05:25:06 PM
"Hey, we're rockers, but not as big as Katy Perry. What could we do to boost our name?"

"How about doing some risque stunts? I mean, rock n'roll has always been about the risque--"

"SLUT-SHAMING, THAT'S IT!!"
 
2012-10-31 05:29:11 PM
Starpulse, I don't know you or your writers, but I do appreciate the inclusion of the Katy Perry slideshow at the end of the article to add some balance there and help me make up my mind.
 
2012-10-31 05:29:39 PM
I'm a guy who's typically into electronic bands with hot chick singers, but I recall looking these guys up and not being able to listen for very long. Hmm.
 
2012-10-31 05:33:20 PM
Pfft, I've heard of them. I have their first album.

It stinks.
 
2012-10-31 05:35:58 PM
Crystal Castles has a nickname in Dallas. Crystal Cancels. They are known here for throwing temper tantrums and being rock stars during sound checks. They cancelled a show an hour before showtime because they claimed the venue couldn't make their kick drum loud enough.
 
2012-10-31 05:38:41 PM
Have you listened to pop radio lately? It's all blowin' whistles and ushers farking people. Come along way from only shooting Elvis above the pelvis.
 
2012-10-31 05:58:54 PM
I've heard of Crystal Castles. You must just be a farking square.

And I would totally bang April Glass before Katy Perry. Goth chicks are way hot.
 
2012-10-31 06:07:19 PM
Well, to be fair, Perry *is* a talentless coont who relies on gimmicks to sell any of her "music".
 
2012-10-31 06:09:41 PM
I don't even really disagree with what she says here; I can't STAND Katy Perry and I do quite like Crystal Castles. But really... Crystal Castles may not be directly marketing Alice's semi-updated heroine chic image to kids, but their concert promoters/publicists/agents sure target that younger demographic.

Just sayin' I don't think Alice Glass (or just about anyone else, for that matter) needs to be going around criticizing singers for not being good role models. Those living in crystal castles not throwing something something...

(yuck yuck)

I don't care what anyone says, that's not their job. I don't care how many parents' groups yack on about how pop singers have "a responsibility" to set a good example because they've somehow had the mantle of role model thrust upon them whether they like it or not.

Their. Job. Is. To. Rock. Raising your kids right is YOUR job, and guess what? Some things in our society are going to make that job a bit harder than you'd prefer. That's life. Get used to it.

I may not be able to stand Katy Perry or the image she's selling, but I have no problem ignoring her, either. Well, everything but her tits...
 
2012-10-31 06:12:27 PM
If Alice Glass is calling you out on your behavior then you're seriously farking up.
 
2012-10-31 06:13:29 PM

Mystery Vortex: Well, to be fair, Perry *is* a talentless coont who relies on gimmicks to sell any of her "music".


You may be on to something ...

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-31 06:15:04 PM
Hey Crystal Castles, can I get back the 30 minutes of my time you wasted opening for Nine Inch Nails in 2008. Word was that your set was cut short and you were kicked off the stage for sucking too hard. It certainly sounded like it.
 
2012-10-31 06:15:59 PM
I think this angry teenybopper would feel better after eating a sammich.

give me doughnuts: And if she wants musicians to be a better example for children, perhaps she should start by cleaning up her f**king language.


and THIS

profanity just makes you come across as a dipshiat, especially when you're trying to take the high road.
 
2012-10-31 06:17:09 PM
The thing is, they're not wrong.
 
2012-10-31 06:17:59 PM
Heroin chic, not heroine chic. Totally different, those ;)
 
2012-10-31 06:20:23 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: The thing is, they're not wrong.


But they're ugly, so it don't matter.
 
2012-10-31 06:22:40 PM
They are right, whoever they are.
 
2012-10-31 06:27:34 PM

SnakeLee: Crystal Castles, fwiw, are selling out all over the place and their tickets are routinely being scalped for 5-6x their face value at basically every show. I'm not a really reallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreally huge fan of theirs or anything, but I don't think that is the motivation


fixed that for you

thanks for proving that shiat music for shiat people is going for top dollar.

/who?
//cares
 
2012-10-31 06:35:03 PM
here are the shirts they kept going on about.
static.musictoday.com

honestly, not as bad as I thought it would be.
 
2012-10-31 06:43:37 PM
I've never heard of them but they're right. Katy Perry is a gimmicky whore who makes 80s Madonna look like a prude.
 
2012-10-31 06:44:06 PM
Uh Yes I have heard of them and have two discs.

the first was done with a 8 bit Atari chip for most of the sounds.
 
2012-10-31 06:49:42 PM

uknowzit: Uh Yes I have heard of them and have two discs.

the first was done with a 8 bit Atari chip for most of the sounds.


Ah, so you're a hipster.
 
2012-10-31 06:56:43 PM

neilbradley: uknowzit: Uh Yes I have heard of them and have two discs.

the first was done with a 8 bit Atari chip for most of the sounds.

Ah, so you're a hipster.


Meh. They are OK.

For real 8 bit goodness check out this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-Bit_Operators:_The_Music_of_Kraftwerk
 
2012-10-31 07:05:59 PM
Totally read that as "selling sex with children." Very different level of accusation.
 
2012-10-31 07:11:57 PM
Not in Love (the version with Robert Smith) was a pretty awesome song. Way better than anything Katy Perry has ever made.

Seems pretty asinine though. She's not doing anything that a thousand performers before her haven't already done.
 
2012-10-31 07:22:32 PM

uknowzit: Uh Yes I have heard of them and have two discs.


Same here. I enjoy their sound quite a lot. My coworkers...not so much.

It's okay though. They tend to scatter when I switch over to The Knife.

/seriously odd taste in music
 
mhd
2012-10-31 07:29:35 PM
Paging Mr. Socrates...
 
2012-10-31 08:01:28 PM
Oh, I've heard of Crystal Castles. I wouldn't expect most people to like them, but then again, this is a site that waxes farking poetic about the farking fossilized remains of Rush fer chrissakes. Nothing on this earth sounds like Crystal Castles, and the fact that pretty much everyone I'm antithetically opposed to absolutely despises them gives me the warm fuzzies.

Their new album drops in twelve days. I salivate at the thought.

Best live shows out there, too. Alice Glass is farking insane. I've seen 'em four times. Most people would think it's hell. Dark, distorted, screeching, strobes. Had her spit vodka all over me once, and she's kicked me in the face. I've also managed to feel up my musical idol three times, because that crazy biatch crowd surfs and let's herself get violently molested every time, all the while hitting people and screaming shiat you can't remotely make out into the mic.

How many Katy Perry fans have had her ass in their face? Yeah, that's what I thought.
 
2012-10-31 08:07:10 PM
Keep katy perry, id rather listen to crystal castle and look at alice
 
2012-10-31 08:19:57 PM

SlagginOff: I'd much rather have sex with Katy Perry than either member of Crystal Castles.

Although I'd probably rather listen to Crystal Castles' music while doing it. Even though I don't consider them to be anything that special.


www.blogcdn.com

I disagree with part one of your assertion.

And I agree with their assertion that Katy Perry is selling sex to kids. So is Lady Gaga, so did Madonna and honestly so do most boy bands. I would never do that, but I don't think the effect is going to be the collapse of Western society.

That said, girls are getting really slutty.
sexandfessenjoon.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-31 08:21:13 PM
I like Crystal Castles and I'd rather eat glass than listen to Katy Perry.
 
2012-10-31 08:27:17 PM
What c-word only has three letters? This is killing me.
 
2012-10-31 08:27:33 PM
Crystal Castles>Katy Perry

I really want to see them this friday in chicago but I drove up 3 hours last week to see Justice and I am too old for this.
 
2012-10-31 08:54:05 PM
Tig-ol'-bitties > all.
 
2012-10-31 08:56:34 PM
/confession bear

I like Katy Perry.

//confession bear

Also, what is a crystal castle, and why is it throwing stones?
 
2012-10-31 09:00:47 PM
Crystal Castles, Spotify and me have a threesome set for tomorrow.

/Thanks, subs. Been looking for something new to check out.
 
2012-10-31 09:05:48 PM
What a remarkably new phenomenon. I'll just date myself and say I can vividly remember going to high school and having girls there dressed like Madonna. Parents wringing their hands "Oh, this is the end of society." I'm sure we can go back to flappers and I'm guessing in colonial days girls showing their ankles will be the end of us all.
 
2012-10-31 09:14:02 PM
I've seen Crystal Castles live 3 times and am going to see them again in Chicago on Friday. They are amazing, their shows are always insane rave fests and I love them. Plus I think they are totally correct here.

That's my 2 cents.
 
2012-10-31 09:19:00 PM

flyinghouse99: Crystal Castles>Katy Perry

I really want to see them this friday in chicago but I drove up 3 hours last week to see Justice and I am too old for this.


Where are you? I ducked out of driving out to see Divine Fits in Indy last weekend. Super excited to hear the new stuff live. It being on a Friday is even better.
 
2012-10-31 09:40:30 PM
Just here in Indianapolis, originally from SoCal though.
 
2012-10-31 09:44:48 PM

skepticultist: I've heard of Crystal Castles. You must just be a farking square.

And I would totally bang April Glass before Katy Perry. Goth chicks are way hot.


They are but not the one in TFA.
 
2012-10-31 10:33:40 PM
It's Jose Ramone!!
 
2012-10-31 10:40:57 PM

Riotboy: Tig-ol'-bitties > all.


Considering the talent of all involved....THIS!
 
2012-10-31 10:46:30 PM
Saw them about a week ago in L.A. They're definitely not my cup of tea, but judging from the crowd they have their fans.
 
2012-10-31 10:49:44 PM
WHAT? You mean this album cover wasn't meant to make you think of the deep, insightful lyrics and soul-moving, expertly-composed music it contains?

katy-perry.s3.amazonaws.com 

Why would ANYONE thing she's just using sex to sell albums?
 
2012-10-31 10:50:29 PM

ZeroCorpse: WHAT? You mean this album cover wasn't meant to make you think of the deep, insightful lyrics and soul-moving, expertly-composed music it contains?

[katy-perry.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x300] 

Why would ANYONE thing she's just using sex to sell albums?


THINK, even.
 
2012-10-31 10:54:23 PM

Kuroshin: uknowzit: Uh Yes I have heard of them and have two discs.

Same here. I enjoy their sound quite a lot. My coworkers...not so much.

It's okay though. They tend to scatter when I switch over to The Knife.

/seriously odd taste in music


my 16 year old thinks the knife is "scary" "Fever Ray" she's gone.
 
2012-10-31 10:58:38 PM

PhiloeBedoe: My only real beef with Katy Perry is she isn't selling sex to me:
[i1079.photobucket.com image 580x980]


Same here.
 
2012-10-31 11:05:59 PM

hamiltonjdavid: Pfft, I've heard of them. I have their first album.

It stinks.


imthatold.com
 
2012-10-31 11:09:13 PM
cdn.thegloss.com
www.eonline.com 
Teh Sexy
 
2012-10-31 11:13:21 PM
Crystal Castles are farking awesome.
 
2012-10-31 11:18:56 PM

neilbradley: uknowzit: Uh Yes I have heard of them and have two discs.

the first was done with a 8 bit Atari chip for most of the sounds.

Ah, so you're a hipster.


[quitlikingwhatihaventheardof.jpeg]
 
2012-10-31 11:26:06 PM

guy_smiley: I'm a guy who's typically into electronic bands with hot chick singers, but I recall looking these guys up and not being able to listen for very long. Hmm.


Same here. I gave them a listen when someone mentioned them to me. I could only tolerate about 3 mins of it. Tuneless crap.
 
2012-10-31 11:29:32 PM
i249.photobucket.com

Annie really farking hates Katy...
 
2012-10-31 11:29:40 PM

Aeonic_Blue: Best live shows out there, too. Alice Glass is farking insane. I've seen 'em four times. Most people would think it's hell. Dark, distorted, screeching, strobes. Had her spit vodka all over me once, and she's kicked me in the face. I've also managed to feel up my musical idol three times, because that crazy biatch crowd surfs and let's herself get violently molested every time, all the while hitting people and screaming shiat you can't remotely make out into the mic.


Well that sounds healthy.
 
2012-10-31 11:39:10 PM
I can't take a band named "Crystal Castles" seriously. What, are they going to release a split 7" EP with "Marble Madness"?

Actually, all the old Atari arcade machines sound like hipster bands:

Paperboy
Xybots
S.T.U.N. Runner
Klax
Blasteroids
Vindicators

/...Toobin?
 
2012-10-31 11:59:54 PM

poot_rootbeer



2012-10-31 11:39:10 PM

I can't take a band named "Crystal Castles" seriously. What, are they going to release a split 7" EP with "Marble Madness"?

Actually, all the old Atari arcade machines sound like hipster bands:

Paperboy
Xybots
S.T.U.N. Runner
Klax
Blasteroids
Vindicators


i think that you, sir, are onto something.

/newsletter, etc.
 
2012-11-01 12:48:35 AM
TFA:

Rockers Crystal Castles have launched a furious tirade against Katy Perry, branding the pop star "evil" and accusing her of "selling sex" to children.

The dance duo is astonished at some of Perry's risqué concert routines and tour merchandise, and has slammed her for wearing her notorious 'cream-shooting' bra.

Marching band are adamant the I Kissed a Girl hit-maker should be more responsible around her young audience and blame her for "sexualizing" youngsters.

Whamolaist Alice Glass tells NME magazine, "I think a lot of (pop stars) sell sex to children. I think a lot of kids are more sexualized now than they were years ago and I'm not sure it's a coincidence. Like f**king Katy Perry spraying people with her f**king d**k, her f**king c** gun c**ming on f**king children. And little girls, like six-year-old girls wearing a shirt with 'I wanna see your (pea) cock' on it."

Timpanist/conductor Ethan Kath says, "On the merch (merchandise) for that (Perry) song Peacock, the 'Pea' is on a different line so you don't see it. She sells it to f**king children."

Sand adds, "It's f**king evil. Don't prey on vulnerable people like that. Don't encourage little girls to get dressed up, to have cupcakes on their t**s to get people to lick them off, 'cos that's what you're insinuating."
 
2012-11-01 01:11:25 AM
It's impossible to see a live concert anywhere other than a bar, yet kids keep listening to music. It's a scandal, I says!
 
2012-11-01 01:47:23 AM

ZeroCorpse: WHAT? You mean this album cover wasn't meant to make you think of the deep, insightful lyrics and soul-moving, expertly-composed music it contains?

[katy-perry.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x300] 

Why would ANYONE thing she's just using sex to sell albums?


Who buys music based on album covers anymore? The last time I saw an album before listening to it was like 1996. Everyone buys online.
 
2012-11-01 02:11:54 AM

nocturn: What c-word only has three letters? This is killing me.


CAT! Some people really hate them.

No, actually it's cum.
 
2012-11-01 04:15:32 AM

HotWingAgenda: ZeroCorpse: WHAT? You mean this album cover wasn't meant to make you think of the deep, insightful lyrics and soul-moving, expertly-composed music it contains?

[katy-perry.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x300] 

Why would ANYONE thing she's just using sex to sell albums?

Who buys music based on album covers anymore? The last time I saw an album before listening to it was like 1996. Everyone buys online.


You using one of those fancy text-only browsers?
 
2012-11-01 05:25:39 AM

HotWingAgenda: ZeroCorpse: WHAT? You mean this album cover wasn't meant to make you think of the deep, insightful lyrics and soul-moving, expertly-composed music it contains?

[katy-perry.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x300] 

Why would ANYONE thing she's just using sex to sell albums?

Who buys music based on album covers anymore? The last time I saw an album before listening to it was like 1996. Everyone buys online.


I get artist/album art displayed with my MP3s. You should look into that. It's pretty rad.
 
2012-11-01 05:29:48 AM

Aeonic_Blue: Oh, I've heard of Crystal Castles. I wouldn't expect most people to like them, but then again, this is a site that waxes farking poetic about the farking fossilized remains of Rush fer chrissakes. Nothing on this earth sounds like Crystal Castles, and the fact that pretty much everyone I'm antithetically opposed to absolutely despises them gives me the warm fuzzies.

Their new album drops in twelve days. I salivate at the thought.

Best live shows out there, too. Alice Glass is farking insane. I've seen 'em four times. Most people would think it's hell. Dark, distorted, screeching, strobes. Had her spit vodka all over me once, and she's kicked me in the face. I've also managed to feel up my musical idol three times, because that crazy biatch crowd surfs and let's herself get violently molested every time, all the while hitting people and screaming shiat you can't remotely make out into the mic.

How many Katy Perry fans have had her ass in their face? Yeah, that's what I thought.


Was this you?
 
2012-11-01 06:33:58 AM
Katy Perry songs are acually pretty good............when Boyce Avenue does them
Link

I could leave her feeling unsatisfied and take a nap.
 
2012-11-01 07:16:18 AM
I've never heard of them but they have a pretty damn good point.

Oh and this:

Mystery Vortex: Well, to be fair, Perry *is* a talentless coont who relies on gimmicks to sell any of her "music".

 
2012-11-01 07:22:00 AM

uknowzit: Uh Yes I have heard of them and have two discs.

the first was done with a 8 bit Atari chip for most of the sounds.


So they stole Atari Teenage Riot's bit then eh?
 
2012-11-01 08:37:37 AM

Aeonic_Blue: Oh, I've heard of Crystal Castles. I wouldn't expect most people to like them, but then again, this is a site that waxes farking poetic about the farking fossilized remains of Rush fer chrissakes. Nothing on this earth sounds like Crystal Castles, and the fact that pretty much everyone I'm antithetically opposed to absolutely despises them gives me the warm fuzzies.

Their new album drops in twelve days. I salivate at the thought.

Best live shows out there, too. Alice Glass is farking insane. I've seen 'em four times. Most people would think it's hell. Dark, distorted, screeching, strobes. Had her spit vodka all over me once, and she's kicked me in the face. I've also managed to feel up my musical idol three times, because that crazy biatch crowd surfs and let's herself get violently molested every time, all the while hitting people and screaming shiat you can't remotely make out into the mic.

How many Katy Perry fans have had her ass in their face? Yeah, that's what I thought.



That...sounds...awesome.
 
2012-11-01 11:27:12 AM

MagSeven: Aeonic_Blue: Oh, I've heard of Crystal Castles. I wouldn't expect most people to like them, but then again, this is a site that waxes farking poetic about the farking fossilized remains of Rush fer chrissakes. Nothing on this earth sounds like Crystal Castles, and the fact that pretty much everyone I'm antithetically opposed to absolutely despises them gives me the warm fuzzies.

How many Katy Perry fans have had her ass in their face? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Was this you?


Welll if they play as well as they attention whore...I'll have to check them out.
 
2012-11-01 11:45:44 AM

Tat'dGreaser: uknowzit: Uh Yes I have heard of them and have two discs.

the first was done with a 8 bit Atari chip for most of the sounds.

So they stole Atari Teenage Riot's bit then eh?


"borrowed"
 
2012-11-01 12:29:34 PM

uknowzit: Kuroshin: uknowzit: Uh Yes I have heard of them and have two discs.

Same here. I enjoy their sound quite a lot. My coworkers...not so much.

It's okay though. They tend to scatter when I switch over to The Knife.

/seriously odd taste in music

my 16 year old thinks the knife is "scary" "Fever Ray" she's gone.


Lulz. The only time I ever had somebody actually tell me to 'switch the f*cking station' was when Fever Ray rolled over on Pandora. Guess it was just too much. These are guys who live for Fossil Rock and Bro Rock. I told them it was revenge for flooding the office with Limp Bizkit.
 
2012-11-01 12:43:21 PM
Singer Alice Glass tells NME magazine, "I think a lot of (pop stars) sell sex to children. I think a lot of kids are more sexualized now than they were years ago and I'm not sure it's a coincidence. Like f**king Katy Perry spraying people with her f**king d**k, her f**king c** gun c**ming on f**king children. And little girls, like six-year-old girls wearing a shirt with 'I wanna see your (pea) cock' on it."

Gee, I wonder why I'd rather have kids listen to Katy Perry than this class act...
 
2012-11-01 12:46:30 PM

Aeonic_Blue: I've also managed to feel up my musical idol three times, because that crazy biatch crowd surfs and let's herself get violently molested every time,


Wow, you sound like a total piece of work.
 
2012-11-01 01:52:05 PM
KP gots nice dirty-pillows
 
2012-11-01 03:38:33 PM
Speaking of electronic music....anyone else here going to the Starfarker show in Dallas Friday night?


fark yeah!
 
2012-11-01 04:09:02 PM
Just to further prove Subby wrong, I also can vouch for Crystal Castles putting on a good show... And I wasn't even groping Alice! Their first album is certainly not for everyone, but I love the robotic/trippy/goth techo sound that it has. Unlike any other band, that is for sure.
 
2012-11-01 04:26:30 PM
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2012-11-02 01:20:45 PM

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Ctry5tal Ca5tle5?


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