Cross Record, also known as Emily Cross, is starting off 2016 with a new album and three new singles. The latest single, ‘Basket,’ is an eerie soft-spoken song that crawls along the listener’s spine and digs its claws in.
The track is built around a series of repeated lyrics and the instrumentation is sparse. The initial vocals were intended to be a scratch track, but were so compelling, Cross built a song around them instead. This idea of finding beauty in the ephemeral and imperfect directly relates to the album’s title Wabi-Sabi. Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic which embraces those values and applies them to life and art.
Watch ‘Basket’ below. Headphone listening is recommended.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/152462382″>Cross Record – Basket</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/chickamauga”>Andrew McGlennon</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Wabi-Sabi is out now. Want more Cross Record? Check out their tour dates below. The live Cross Record band consists of Emily Cross on guitar, keyboard and vocals, accompanied by Dan Duszynski on percussion, baritone guitar, effects and vocals.
Cross Record Tour Dates:
Wed. Feb. 10 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz Berlin Club #
Thu. Feb. 11 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen #
Fri. Feb. 12 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotov #
Sat. Feb. 13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso #
Sun. Feb. 14 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique #
Tue. Feb. 16 – Lille, FR @ L’Aeronef #
Web. Feb. 17 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall #
Thu. Feb. 18 – Bristol, UK @ Fleece #
Fri. Feb. 19 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club #
Sat. Feb. 20 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut #
Sun. Feb. 21 – Newcastle, UK @ Cluny #
Wed. Feb. 24 – Manchester, UK @ Night & Day Café #
Thu. Feb. 25 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt #
Fri. Feb. 26 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemer #
Sat. Feb. 27 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F #
Sun. Feb. 28 – Fribourg, CH @ Nouveau Monde #
Fri. March 4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
Sat. March 5 – Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy #
Thu. March 10 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel #
Sat. March 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House #
# – with Shearwater
Words: K. Hules.