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Preview: Crystal Castles 

Noah Bonaparte Pais profiles the band coming to House of Blues April 19

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For those who questioned whether Crystal Castles could get any sicker — after a second dose of intravenous dance music, (II), worsened the Toronto duo's already ruinous outlook in 2010 — Alice Glass agrees with you. "I didn't think I could lose faith in humanity any more than I already had," the shrieker/songwriter said in an August 2012 press statement, two months before the release of (III). "But after witnessing some things, it feels like the world is a dystopia where victims don't get justice and corruption prevails. I'm one step away from being a vigilante to protect people and bring justice to the people I love. I've thought about it." Those "things," Glass and producer Ethan Kath have revealed in unguarded interviews, include specific crimes against loved ones as well as unaddressed injustices at large: sex trafficking, domestic abuse, child exploitation, rape — basically the worst the human race has to offer. Crystal Castles didn't need any more fuel for its fire, but (III) locks together exactly as its prequels came apart, channeling its rage away from aggravated assaults and toward strobed waves of gloaming and increased heart rates measured in triple-digit BPM. "Hide all that you could/ Done for the greater good/ It's later understood," Glass sings through a multi-tracked prism on the album comedown, "Child I Will Hurt You." True story. Doldrums opens. Tickets $31, $80 balcony seating. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

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