Married musical partnerships are rarely as rewarding and interesting at Cross Record. Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski make challenging music that can intrigue the mind while enthralling the spirit. I would consider their new album Wabi-Sabi a contender to make a lot of “Best Of” lists in 2016. It feels a bit like a Radiohead work fronted by Fiona Apple-lots of smoky vocals layered over digital beats that shimmy and shake through your brain until the synapses are exploding so fast you can’t tell which way is up anymore.
They’re playing this Saturday at Schubas in Chicago with The Loom and Blind Moon. Grab tix here.