When we named Cross Record a Band To Watch back in November Chris noted that the duo make “creeping rock songs,” the kind that sound like background music until a cathartic change in their tone completely upends you. He compared those songs to storms — rolling in slowly before a sudden bolt of lightning shatters an otherwise tranquil landscape. The band will release their sophomore album Wabi-Sabi at the end of the month, and today they debuted its newest single via The FADER. Unlike some of the album’s earlier singles, “Basket” doesn’t wait for that first, single bolt of lightning to whip itself into a tempest. Instead, it initiates with the sound of muted screams. Listen below.
Wabi-Sabi is out 1/29 via Ba Da Bing.