Exclusive Download: ††† (Crosses)'s New Song 'Prurien†'

Get a track from the group's upcoming EP

January 16, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Tyler William Parker

Click to listen to ††† (Crosses)'s 'Prurien†'

In 2011, ††† (Crosses)'s EP † was named by Forbes.com as one of the year's Best Free Albums, and on January 24th, they will follow that EP up with EP ††, which the band considers to be a continuation of the musical landscape set forth in last year's release. ††† (Crosses) has also announced a series of four intimate California shows in support of their album, starting in Pomona on January 31st, and wrapping up in San Francisco on February 4th. 

Random Notes

Although EP ††'s track "Prurien†" started out as a metal song in its earliest iteration, the finished version is a gentle track with a catchy synth-beat. ††† (Crosses)'s Shaun Lopez explains that their newest song "is one of about 20 or so we've written, and the initial idea was almost metal. It ultimately morphed into something opposite of that – less aggressive, still big and resonating."

††† (Crosses)'s EP †† will be available on January 24th, and you can download "Prurien†" for free here.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »