The Chino Moreno (Deftones) lead project known as ††† (CROSSES) has offered fans their first taste of new music in over six years.
The group also includes Far’s guitarist Shaun Lopez. Recently they shared with their fans their cover version of the Cause & Effect song The Beginning Of The End.
Cause & Effect is a much beloved cult electro-synthpop group formed in Sacramento in the early 1990s. Coincidentally or not, the nu metal pioneers, Deftones also began their existence in Sacramento, California.
Meanwhile, Chino Moreno shared more information about the formation of his project outside the metal giants. ††† (Crosses) played their first live show in 2012. Speaking to Rolling Stone, the singer said that the idea for ††† was to dig into the group member’s appreciation for 1980’s new wave music. This, Moreno says, is the music that he grew up loving.
Speaking about the unusual choice of name, †††, Moreno cleared up speculation that religious symbolism influenced the band’s direction. Instead, he says the aesthetic tied to religious imagery fascinates him, not to their meaning behind it necessarily.