Crystal Castles Recruit the Cure's Robert Smith for New Single

Crystal Castles Recruit the Cure's Robert Smith for New Single
Crystal Castles' music might meld dance pop with punk rock, but singer Alice Glass's image of jet-black mop top and crudely smeared mascara gives her a bit of a goth edge. On a purely superficial level, an upcoming single featuring a collaboration with the Cure's stringy-haired, pancake makeup enthusiast Robert Smith makes total sense. And, well, musically there might be a connection too.

A revamped version of "Not in Love," off the Toronto duo's second self-titled album, will feature a no doubt mopey vocal turn from the Cure frontman. The "Not in Love" single, which will be released by Fiction on December 6 in the UK, also finds Crystal Castles stashing their synths temporarily for acoustic renditions of "Celestica" and "Suffocation." Anyway you look at it, the mini-collection sounds like a mind-bender.

UPDATE: The "Not in Love" single is due out in Canada via Last Gang Records on December 7.