Alice Glass (pictured), the former frontwoman of Toronto-based synthpunk group Crystal Castles, left the band in October 2014 citing “professional and personal” reasons. Well, things just got personal.
Remaining member Ethan Kath recently uploaded a new song, Frail, to SoundCloud, and with it was a scathing comment about his former teammate.
“i wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. i think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. it should be rewarding for her considering she didn’t appear on Crystal Castles’ best known songs. (she’s not on “Untrust Us,” “Not In Love,” “Vanished,” “Crimewave,” “Vietnam,” “Magic Spells,” “Knights,” “Air War,” “Leni,” “Lovers Who Uncover,” “Violent Youth,” “Reckless,” “Year of Silence,” “Intimate,” “1991,” “Good Time,” “Violent Dreams” etc.). people often gave her credit for my lyrics and that was fine, i didn’t care.”
He has since retracted the statement, but the damage was done. Alice took to Twitter to respond, and the claws were out.
for the record, i wrote almost all of the lyrics in my former band and the vast majority of the vocal melodies— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) April 17, 2015
i was a founding member of crystal castles and shaped the sound and aesthetic from the very beginning— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) April 17, 2015
manipulative statements about my contributions to the band only reinforce the decision I made to move on to other things— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) April 17, 2015
i'm excited to share new music with you very soon!— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) April 17, 2015
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Alice is expected to drop her new solo album, which she says sounds like “a kitten eating their hoarding owners after they die,” later this year.