NOTE: Sleigh Bells have cancelled their support slot, but Crystal Castles will still play as planned. Refunds are being offered for disgruntled Sleigh Bells fans (do such people even exist?) until February 4
Canada's Crystal Castles have gained a surprisingly large following for their scuzzed-up, feel-bad dance music, but while the duo seem to be getting increasingly maudlin on record (witness their recently released, eponymous third album), they remain a bracingly intense live act. This Tokyo date pairs them with Sleigh Bells, an equally abrasive Brooklyn duo whose critical and commercial stock seemed to plummet alarmingly following the release of sophomore effort Reign of Terror at the start of 2012.