Nine years removed from their last live performance, Crosses are back with a string of small shows in Los Angeles, NYC, and San Francisco, as well as a new full-length album.
Founded in 2011, Crosses is the electronic side project of Chino Moreno (Deftones lead singer) and Shaun Lopez (producer and Far guitarist).
All upcoming shows sold out literally in minutes, and the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever November 13th-15th will serve as warm-up shows for the epic Darker Waves Festival in Huntington Beach on November 18th (which will be headlined by New Order and Tears for Fears). The Los Angeles cemetery venue is a perfect match for the moody, yet aggressive, electronic rock that Crosses brings to the party.
Between Deftones and Crosses, Moreno just can’t sit still, which is an absolute gift to all of his fans. Within the past few years, the duo has sporadically released cover songs and the amazing six-song EP “Permanent Radiant” dropped in December. This side project allows Moreno to show a slightly different side to his vocals and overall energy. Moments of destructiveness are matched with subtleness, all while wrapped around hypnotic electronic harmonies produced by Lopez.
Over the last few weeks, their socials began to awaken with cryptic videos. In addition to the tour announcement, info was released on their full-length album, their first since their self-titled debut in 2014. “Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete.” will drop appropriately on Friday, October the 13th.
Moreno stated, “When we started working on ‘Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete.’, there was so much more light coming in my life, for numerous reasons. There’s a lot more optimism. Even the darker themes are more romanticized and not coming from a place of despair.”
The lead single “Invisible Hand” is an absolute banger, a contentiously addictive tune that is quintessential Crosses. With a healthy 15-song track list, hints of collaborations with guests El-P (Run The Jewels) on “Big Youth” and “Girls Float † Boys Cry” with Robert Smith (The Cure) make the two-month wait unbearable.
In the meantime, we look patiently forward to the Hollywood shows in mid-November and the Darker Waves Festival on the sand in Huntington Beach.