CROSS RECORD – ” Cross Record “

Posted: August 20, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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“What is your wish? What do you expect?” Cross Record’s self-titled third album begins with Emily Cross’s disembodied voice intoning from an otherworldly vacuum. In the three years since her last album, Cross has divorced, quit drinking, become a death doula, started the observational podcast “What I’m Looking At,” and toured with Sub Pop’s Loma, the trio she formed with Dan Duszynski on drums and Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) on guitar /vocals. On Cross Record, she guides the listener like a sonic Virgil, delivering a textured soundscape of meditative curiosity, akin to Low’s Double Negative, Broadcast’s The Noise Made By People and Radiohead’s Kid A.

Having recorded 2016’s Wabi Sabi at home between work and sleep hours, Cross did the opposite for Cross Record, writing the album while living on a secluded part of Mexico’s coast. The collaborative atmosphere of Loma challenged Cross to experiment with her sound, detuning her voice and obstructing its clarity in specific moments. As such, Cross Record is primarily a showcase for Cross’s vocal style, as she pushes her range and engages with a multitude of approaches at every turn.

Cross Record, aka Emily Cross, releases her new single The Fly today off her self-titled album (out August 2nd) and we hope you’re as excited as we are! The Fly serves as the successor for Cross’ previous single, PSYOL My Castle. Both songs foreshadow the “voyage through the psyche” that the album is bound to take its listeners on,

With the release of The Fly comes the announcement of Cross Record’s North American Tour, as well as a series of Living Funerals that Emily will perform herself.

Cross Record, out August 2nd on Ba Da Bing! Records.

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