Courtship Dating

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"Courtship Dating"
Single by Crystal Castles
from the album Crystal Castles
B-side Trash Hologram
Released 31 March 2008
Format CD, 7", Digital download
Genre Electronic, electropop, bitpop, experimental
Length 3:32
Label Play It Again Sam, Last Gang Records
Writer(s) Ethan Kath, Alice Glass
Producer(s) Ethan Kath
Crystal Castles singles chronology
"Air War"
"Courtship Dating"
Music video
"Courtship Dating" on YouTube

"Courtship Dating" was the first single on the debut album by Ontario music group Crystal Castles. The single was released on 31 March 2008 although the song had leaked in 2006. According to vocalist Alice Glass, the song "is about human taxidermy, the idea of preserving the beauty of a lover the way you would an animal".[1]


"Courtship Dating" was received positively by critics, with NME describing it as "synth-pop filled up with muted screams, jerking bass and sparking circuit boards" and "the best piece of humanity-loathing cyborg pop since The Knife's Silent Shout".[2]

Track listing[edit]

7": Play It Again Sam UK[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Courtship Dating"   3:32
2. "Trash Hologram (Demo)"   2:14

7": Last Gang Canada[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Courtship Dating"   3:32
2. "Trash Hologram (Demo)"   2:14


Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
NME UK The 50 Best Tracks of the Year 2008 #44[3]
Pitchfork Media USA The 100 Best Tracks of the Year 2008 #60[4]


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