Canada’s Crystal Castles have assigned a release date to their upcoming album. (III) will come out digitally on November 5 and physically on November 6 on Fiction/Universal Republic/Casablanca and is Crystal Castles’ first full-length to be produced entirely by their own Ethan Kath.
 
According to a press releases, Kath instituted a “strictly no computers” rule in the Warsaw and Berlin studios and recorded everything directly to tape. Buzzwords shared by the Kath and Alice Glass about the album include “oppression,” “justice,” “dystopia” and “corruption.” Should be a bleak ride. And it’s got the album art to match: The cover of (III) is an award-winning photograph taken by Samuel Aranda that features a mother cradling her son after he was hit with tear gas during a street demonstration in Yemen.
 
Stream the album track “Plague,” released earlier this summer, and check out the band’s tour dates, below.
 

 
Tour Dates For Crystal Castles:
09/27 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore Charlotte *
09/28 – Atlanta, GA – Counterpoint Music Festival *
09/29 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
09/30 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
10/02 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *
10/03 – New York, NY – Roseland *
10/06 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues *
10/07 – Montreal, PQ – Metropolis **
10/09 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre **
10/10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall **
10/11 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Art Works **
10/13 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East **
10/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/16 – Kansas City, MO – Liberty Theater **
10/17 – Denver, CO – Ogden **
10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue **
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium **
10/21 – San Diego, CA – Soma **
10/22 – San Francisco, CA – Fox Theater **
10/24 – Portland, OR – Roseland **
10/25 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo **
10/26 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore **
10/28 – Calgary, AB – Mac Ewan Hall **
10/29 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre **
10/31 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Center **
11/01 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave **
11/02 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater **
11/03 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus **
* With HEALTH
** With HEALTH and Kontravoid