Crosses (†††): Stream Chino Moreno’s Trippy New Album in Full
To say that Crosses (usually typeset †††) solely belongs to Chino Moreno is, of course, a misnomer: he may be the best known member, but the band is equal parts Shaun Lopez (of highly influential / grossly under-appreciated ’90s alt-metal band Far) and producer Chuck Doom, the man behind Crosses’ trippy beats. So, to Mr. Lopez and Mr. Doom: I apologize for that misleading headline! But I’m certain it got a few extra people to pay attention to something they otherwise might’ve skipped over, so everyone wins after all.
At last, after a four-month delay, the self-titled Crosses debut full-length album (after a pair of EPs in 2011 and 2012) is finally here, and it’s available for streaming in full over at Pitchfork (never thought I’d be writing about Pitchfork and Deftones in the same article!). I jammed an advance copy of this record last week so this is actually my second listen and I already feel like I know these songs. They’re that hooky, that strong; I’m a fly and I can’t resist the pull of their glowing, radiating, trippy UV light. Really digging this.