Thursday, October 15, 2015

Cross Record - "Steady Waves"

Photo by Madeline Harvey
Setting up camp on an 18 acre ranch in TX, Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski began working on their sophomore album as Cross Record. One of the songs that came from that time is "Steady Waves." "Steady Waves" starts off as pretty standard ethereal singer/songwriter fare, with only Cross' striking vocals and guitar. That is enough to pull you completely in, as her voice is simply captivating. Slowly an electronic hum or reverb slips in, followed by the plinking of piano keys. After about a minute, the guitar gets heavier and then fades back out, only to come roaring back with crashing drums. It's a more unified version of the loud/quiet/loud blueprint of the Pixies. 

Cross Record's second album, Wabi-Sabi, is due out January 29 on Ba Da Bing Records. You can listen to "Steady Waves" below. As always, be sure to check out the band's website, Facebook, and Twitter. You can pre-order the album here.

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