Originally from Chicago, Cross Record is Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski. Released on Lay Flat as a 300 run LP in September of 2012, Be Good is now getting formal distribution via Ba Da Bing! Records.
Cross Record sees Emily Cross sing hypnotic vocals while being backed by multi-layered instrumentation and entrancing melodies. Tracks on Be Good include Cups In The Sink which is an evocative track – a yearning, heartbreakingly pained expression of what might have been.
Maybe I’m Crazy is softer showcasing a dreamier quality, think Cocteau Twins meet Beth Orton. It’s very appealing as it prettily wafts in and around your head. Skins of Fishes is more curious but still approachable. The track has a tribal quality with a chanting melody over complex layers of delicate sounds.
Cross Record are clearly as talented as they are subtle and sublimely creative. Be Good is set for release on 15 October. Just a small collector’s note: the last remaining copies of the original pressing of Be Good, a white-vinyl album with poster insert, are being sold first before they release the album in a limited CD run.
By Kate Dexter