Weaving in and out of melody and discord, Cross Record’s first full-length LP Be Good leaves the listener trembling. A myriad of sounds — strings, clarinet, flute, steel drum, bells, tape distortion, and other instrumentation — support Emily Cross’ enchanting vocals, which are so captivating that the silences are like black holes. Her raw, unadorned sound, perhaps most akin to young Cat Power or Jana Hunter, is a breath of fresh air. Like her music, Cross’ lyrics are striking in their simplicity, conjuring a dark beauty that is delicately realized by a musician beyond her years. On the occasion of the launch, we will screen Cross’ music video for Cups in the Sink, with musician Emily Cross in attendance. Be Good is published by "Lay Flat":http://www.lavalette.com
The 12” LP (150 gram white vinyl) is published in an edition of 300, and is accompanied by a poster insert, with a jacket photograph by Shane Lavalette. It retails for $25 and can be found "here":catalog/31860.