Toronto’s Crosss has signed with Joyful Noise Recordings and have announced that they’ll be releasing a new LP later this year.
In the meantime, Joyful Noise has reissued the band’s first two LPs – 2013’s ‘Obsidian Spectre’ and 2015’s ‘LO’ – both are available now digitally and on limited edition vinyl (pressed on clear w/ white splatter and clear w/ black splatter vinyl, limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and packaged in a gatefold jacket.)
Take a listen to the ‘LO’ track Eye Seance below via Soundcloud.
More about Crosss? Drawing from a mix of proto-metal, psychedelia, and doom, Crosss’ music straddles the heady and the heavy. Having been compared to acts as disparate as Syd Barrett and Black Sabbath, their blend of dark and sludgy psych-rock features murky, droning soundscapes, frequent rhythmic shifts, and plenty of occultism. Both LO and Obsidian Spectre also feature a similar format, showcasing 7-8 short songs on Side A and a massive, sprawling, occasionally evil instrumental piece taking up the entirety of Side B.
Crosss has toured with Built to Spill, METZ, and Viet Cong and shared stages with acts like Grimes, Fuzz, and Moon Duo, and they’ll be heading out on a US tour this spring – see below for initial dates, with more TBA.
3/25-3/26: Indianapolis, IN
3/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters
3/28: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
4/27: Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
4/20: Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
4/21: Boston, MA @ O’Briens
4/22: Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
4/23: Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
4/24: Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
4/26: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place