December 6th on iTunes, accompanying tracks from the latest single by Toronto, Ontario's Crystal Castles will be released. The A-side of the single from the duo's album "II" features the smart remake of Canadian 80s group Platinum Blonde in Crystal Castle's cover of their song "Not In Love". This song went on to become another one of this year's most talked-about remixes featuring the vocals of The Cure's Robert Smith. Smith must have thought it very clever for Canada's Crystal Castles to be covering not only a band from CC's home province of Ontario, but also a rather glam group from The Cure's own era of new wave. Both Crystal Castles and The Cure currently share a label in Polydor subsidiary Fiction records.
The White Lies return to the US this January touring in Canada and the US, for their new album "Ritual" which is set to be released everywhere on January 18, 2011, also on Fiction records. The group will play the East Coast and appear at Highline Ballroom in NYC on January 22nd, 2011. The first single for the album "Bigger Than Us" is available via download only, with the accompanying video (above) published recently online as well.