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.
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.