Alice Practice

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Alice Practice
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EP by Crystal Castles
Released July 9, 2006 (2006-07-09)
Genre Electropunk, experimental, chiptune
Length 9:14
Label Merok Records
Crystal Castles chronology
Alice Practice
Doe Deer
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Drowned in Sound 9/10 stars[1]

Alice Practice is the debut EP from Crystal Castles, released on Merok Records on 9 July, 2006. The release was limited to 500 copies on 7" vinyl and sold out in three days.

The title track, "Alice Practice" is a soundcheck which was secretly recorded by the sound engineer before the band launched into a five-song recording session in 2005. [2][3] Crystal Castles later performed "Alice Practice" on an episode of the British television series Skins. After being featured on the show, demand for the Alice Practice EP grew rapidly.[4] In October 2011, NME rated the song number 29 on its list of "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[5]

The track "Air War" garnered attention from prominent indie website Pitchfork Media. The track "Dolls" is exclusive to the Alice Practice EP and is not available on any other official release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Alice Practice" – 2:43
  2. "Dolls" – 1:29
  3. "Air War" – 2:44
  4. "Love and Caring" – 2:18


  1. ^ Drowned in Sound
  2. ^ Indie introduction read 2010-06-11
  3. ^ Gillen, Kieron. "Crystal Castles Interview". Plan B magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Air War"/ "Lovers Who Uncover (Little Ones Remix)" [MP3s] | Pitchfork
  5. ^ NME.COM. "150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 Years | NME.COM". NME.COM. Retrieved 2016-05-13. 

External links[edit]

Lyrics at official website.