Word comes from a Drawer B commenter that Crystal Castles “borrowed” a lot of their sounds from the Chiptune community (Lo-bat in particular) and apparently also appropriated the image of Madonna with a black eye from an uncredited artist.
“Crystal Castles has been getting a lot press using the image of getting sounds nobody did before by using modified old console chips and is somehow stealing the whole â€˜conceptâ€™ that the chiptune community is based on, and now we discover that rather than thanking the very own ground of this, they actually ripped the guts of it.“
On a positive note, this track by Lo-bat is pretty bad ass. I can see why Crystal Castles stole it.
Lo-bat – My Little Droid Needs a Hand