††† (Crosses) have returned with PERMANENT.RADIANT, their first new EP in 10 years via Warner Records. The 6-track project also arrives with the release of a gripping new video for “Holier”, which can be seen now HERE.
The EP kicks off with “SENSATION,” an unnerving track anchored by its ethereal chorus and is followed by the previously released scorcher “Vivien.” Sonically, the group — made up of Deftones’ Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shaun Lopez — ascends to new heights with amorphous soundscapes, thrilling production and even a gorgeous feel-good groove on “Day One.” Additionally, the project arrives with limited addition colored vinyl available HERE.
In keeping with the EP’s singular visual themes, the video for “Holier” puts protagonist and actress Thais Molon in beautiful soft lighting while being baptized as well as appearing in places like an old motel room —where a performance from ††† ensues— as more cinematic imagery continues to unfold throughout.
The arrival of PERMANENT.RADIANT and its aforementioned singles represent the first original material since ††† returned with dual tracks “Initiation” and “Protection” earlier this year, setting the tone for even more new music to come. This year the group has been covered by the likes of Pitchfork, PAPER, Kerrang, FLOOD, Revolver, PASTE, heard on BBC Radio 1 and more. With PERMANENT.RADIANT, Moreno, and Lopez are back delivering a potent mix of enticing melodies, infectious beats and compelling videos as masters of their ever-evolving sound and art.