Published Sep 23, 2010Whether they're howling over glitch beats or fleeing the cops after riotous a concert, there's no question that Crystal Castles are one of Toronto's most controversial bands. As such, the duo have been included in Eye Weekly's new ranking of "Toronto's most huggable douchebags."
The band earned a six on the paper's douchebag scale. Their offences included stealing the image of Madonna with a black eye that has become their trademark, using unlicensed samples and repeatedly causing violence during shows. Can we add those mopey heroin-chic press photos to the list?
According to the paper, "that the CCs are entirely aware of their too-cool-for-school attitude only amplifies their douchiness." Or, to put it more succinctly, "they're a pair of irritating poseurs."
On the other hand, Eye Weekly credits Crystal Castles with helping to prove that there's more to Toronto music than just Broken Social Scene. They may be douchebags, but at least they're still huggable.