Just a scant number of days removed from The xx bringing the internet down with “Angels”, Crystal Castles decided to lay siege to Soundcloud’s bandwidth by releasing “Plague” out of the blue. Not only did they put it up for streaming on Soundcloud, they also offered it for free download! Uh, yessir.
The 8-bit sounds that I’m used to from Crystal Castles are not here; this track is dark and elegant, and the beat isn’t monstrous so much as it is demonstrative of a new progression for the group.
Download it from the Soundcloud player below.