Crystal Castles are a true testament to the power self distribution online has in the modern music marketplace. The band, based in Toronto, has gone from a quirky experiment to an overnight indie rock success story, earning rave reviews in the press and attention for their live shows, described by some as out of control and others as electrifying.

They began touring, and gained a reputation for having wild shows where Glass seems ready to bounce through the ceiling. The fans respond in kind, with a couple of shows drawing the attention of police. Based on footage of these shows, available on YouTube, calling their live shows riotous Golden Goose Sneakers seems to stretch the truth, but they do look like a punk band who