“Baptism” (Live On Kimmel) (Video)

     

    The frantic and often violent live shows of Crystal Castles may not make for an easy transition to the stifling environment of the late night TV talk show circuit, but the band made a decent fist of it on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night (Dec. 9). This version of “Baptism” from their second record finds Alice Glass jumping up on the drum kit and delving deep into her deranged little-girl-lost act, but the mix isn’t great, and the crowd is barely responsive, making it look like a frustrating affair for all involved.