Burrowing even deeper into their VHS horror-movie aesthetic, Canadian electronic provocateurs Crystal Castles have released a video for “Affection,” a surprisingly delicate and beautiful track off the group’s last LP, 2012′s III. The video consists of footage shot during the band’s recent trek through South America, but where other bands make touring seem like a non-stop party, this clip makes it feel a little more claustrophobic and paranoia-inducing. Also, there’s a creepy person with a mask dancing around at various points, which probably made things stressful—not sure why they invited the mask person on tour with them in the first place.
 
In addition to releasing unsettling videos, the group is currently on tour—possibly assembling more videos as I write this—and they’ll be playing a series of dates with synth-pop godheads Depeche Mode. Check out the video and those upcoming tour dates below.
 

 
Crystal Castles Tour Dates
04/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
04/27 – San Francisco, CA – Fox Theater
04/29 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom #
04/30 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater #
05/02 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater #
05/03 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall #
05/05 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue #
05/06 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall #
05/07 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues #
05/09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls #
05/10 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa #
05/11 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head #
05/13 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues #
05/14 – Quebec, QB – Capitole
05/23 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
06/01 – Dublin, Ireland – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
06/02 – Dublin, Ireland – Forbidden Fruit 2013
06/07 – New York, NY – Governors Ball
06/08 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
06/13 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
06/14 – Lyon, France – Transbordeur
06/26 – Pilton, Egnaldnd – Glastonbury Music Festival
06/29 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
06/30 – Moscow, Russia – Park Live Festival
07/01 – St. Petersburg, Russia – A2
07/02-05 – Arendal, Normway – Hove Festival
07/10 – Budapest, Hungary – A38
07/06 – Turku, Finland – Ruisrock Festival
07/11- Zamardi, Hungary – Balton Sound Festival
07/12 – Lisbon, Portugal – Optimus Alive! Festival
07/19 – Salacgriva, Latvia – Positvus
07/26 – Östersund, Sweden – Storsjöyran Festival
07/27 – Benidorm, Spain – Low Cost Festival
08/03-04 – Los Angeles, CA – Hard Summer Festival
08/04 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/15 – St. Polten, AT – FM4 Frequency Festival
08/15 – Kiewit, Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08/16 – St Polten, Austria – FM4 Frequency Festival
08/23 – Charleville-Mezieres, France – Cabaret Vert
08/24 – Pully, Switzerland – For Noise Festival
09/18 – Houston, TX – CWM Pavilion *
09/22 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater *
09/20 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion *
09/22 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Ampitheatre *
09/24 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl *
09/26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Ampitheatre *
09/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center *
09/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center *
10/02 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples/Honda *
10/03 – Cholula, MX – Jardin El Fresno
10/04 – Mexico City, MX – Vive Cuervo Salon
10/05 – Zapopan, MX – Teatro Estudio Cavaret
10/08 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion *
 
# = with Doldrums
* = with Depeche Mode