Crystal Castles Merce
Crystal Castles, named after the Crystal Castle from the She-Ra franchise, formed in December 2003 as a project of Ethan Kath. In April 2005, Alice Glass recorded vocals for five original instrumentals by Kath. The band's first single was recorded "accidentally": a microphone test by Glass was released into the public domain through MySpace as "Alice Practice" in September 2005. Glass was not aware that it had been used until record companies heard the song and contacted the duo to offer them record deals.