So it's all over for Crystal Castles, then:
I am leaving Crystal Castles.— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) October 8, 2014
My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others.— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) October 8, 2014
For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC.— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) October 8, 2014
Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles.— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) October 8, 2014
The band last played together on October 5th, 2013, so it's almost as if Glass has invoked some sort of 'if you're on the run for a year and a day you're a free person' clause.
It's too bad they've split; what's worse is that Crystal Castles might struggle on without Alice:
Speaking to NME the duo's manager commented: "There will be twists and turns ahead for Crystal Castles, I wouldn't bury the dead just yet!"Glass' comments don't sound like she's biddable for a return; the management's line seems to be that she's replaceable. Which probably tells you as much as you need to know about the split.