Crosses (also stylized as †††) is the musical side project of Deftones singer Chino Moreno, Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Scott Chuck, based in Los Angeles, California, and formed in 2011.
Having recorded together previously, Deftones singer Chino Moreno began recording with childhood friend and neighbour Shaun Lopez, also of the band Far, as well as Scott Chuck. Moreno described the project as "minimal and soothing and it's sort of like the stuff I like listening to when I'm not screaming my head off." With a tentative title of Crosses as the name of the project, they began recording for over four hours a day, completing nearly 16 songs with plans to self-release a series of EPs.
Recorded at Airport Studios in Los Angeles, California, their debut EP was released for free on August 2, 2011, with a higher quality version made available for purchase on their website. Duff McKagan, of Velvet Revolver and Loaded, contributed additional bass to the song "This is a Trick" while Chris Robyn, of Far, performed live drums on the EP. Sean Adams of Drowned in Sound stated that the EP "finds the pair drifting toward Depeche Mode territory, and wandering into the blissed our summer breezes of Diamond Eyes" while the music is "both unnerving and uplifting, but's that that lithe-yet-dominant, serpent voice, which puts you beneath its sex hex, which is, as always, utterly lush and makes this debut EP the start of something special."
Crosses contributed a previously unreleased song titled "The Years" to the Batman: Arkham City – The Album, the soundtrack to the game of the same name.
Crosses played in the Lollapalooza Chile festival on March 31 - April 1, 2012. They also played in the Quilmes Rock festival on April 3, 2012.
A second EP from Crosses was released on January 24, 2012. Crosses have since been playing an international tour in places such as the Lollapalooza festival in Chile.
Crosses released a vinyl with the tracks, "Option" and "Telepathy" from their first two EPs for Record Store Day 2012. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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perfection | Reviewer: Keith brooks | 4/27/14
I'm a fan of Deftones, so I already dig Chino's haunting vocals. This album is so soothing. Like Tool, you don't simply listen to Crosses. You let it take you on a journey, and for those fleeting moments, you are where you want to be.
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