Courtship Dating

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"Courtship Dating"
Single by Crystal Castles
from the album Crystal Castles
B-side"Trash Hologram"
ReleasedMarch 31, 2008
GenreElectropop, bitpop, experimental
LabelPlay It Again Sam, Last Gang
Songwriter(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 March 31, 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]

1."Courtship Dating"3:32
2."Trash Hologram" (demo)2:14

7": Last Gang Canada[edit]

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[3] 2008 44
Pitchfork Media USA The 100 Best Tracks of the Year[4] 2008 60


  1. ^ "Crystal Castles - 'Things get out of control'". The Independent. October 3, 2008. Archived from the original on December 10, 2008.
  2. ^ "Crystal Castles". 28 March 2008.
  3. ^ NME
  4. ^ "Pitchfork Media". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2020-04-21.