Crystal Castles are known for their chaotic live shows and their lo-fi home productions. They are known for their melancholic lo-fi sound and their explosive live shows. Initally the band was a solo project started by Ethan Kath in December In Ethan gave Alice 60 instrumental tracks and in April she recorded vocals over five instrumentals. The limited release sold out in 3 days. In 18 March they released their debut album entitled Crystal Castles. They issued four singles: Crystal Castles are known not only for their own efforts as a band, but also for commissioned remixes for number of groups, including Hunting For Witches by Bloc Party, and Atlantis To Interzone by friends and label mates, Klaxons. In mid , Crystal Castles were involved in two controversies related to artwork permissions and samples in their earliest unreleased songs.