Toronto doom-pop purveyors Crosss are saluting "Dance Down," one of the quieter tracks from their recent LO LP, with a suitably subtle and eerie cut-and-paste music video. The stop-motion mini-movie is online now.
Directed by Gart Darley and Andy March, the video focuses on the strange happenings going on within a bleak, mostly monochromatic forest setting. Jet-black ravens are perched atop a labyrinth of tree branches that are, oddly enough, starting to blossom with neon flowers. Elsewhere, a dapper set of cross-legged humans witness the bizarrely low gravitational pull of a few tiny planets, while another massive orb hangs high above a castle.
The off-kilter sights are all scored by Crosss's gloom-glopped acoustic number, as you'll discover in the player down below.
In other news, Crosss have updated their tour schedule with a number of club and festival dates across Canada and the U.S. You'll find all the info down below.
06/18 Toronto, ON - NXNE @ Garrison (TER showcase)
06/19 Toronto, ON - NXNE @ Smiling Buddha (Craft Singles showcase)
06/20 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Explosion (TER showcase)
06/21 Detroit, MI - Painted Lady *
06/22 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
06/23 Minneapolis, MN - Hexagon *
06/24 Regina, SK - German Club
06/25 Calgary, AB - Tubby Dogs (Sled Island)
06/26 Calgary, AB - Bamboo (Sled Island)
06/27 Calgary, AB - the Legion (Sled Island)
06/29 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
07/01 Vancouver, BC - Red Gate
07/02 Nanaimo, BC - Crace Mountain
07/03 Victoria, BC - Upstairs (Goat Festival)
07/05 Seattle, WA - Narwhale
07/08 San Francisco, CA - Elbow Room
07/09 Los Angeles, CA - Redwood Bar
07/11 Los Angeles, CA - Permanent Records
07/13 Denver, CO - Rhino
07/14 Omaha, NE - Sweatshop
07/15 Chicago, IL - Subterranean Downstairs
07/21 Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theatre ^
07/22 Columbus, OH - The Basement ^
07/23 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place ^
07/24 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz !
07/25 Quebec City, QC - Sous Circle !
07/28 Halifax, NS - Khyber
08/02 Sackville, NB - Sappy Fest
08/15 St.John's, NFLD - Shed Island
08/22 Toronto, ON - Double Double Land $
08/23 Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien $
09/04 Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha +
09/05 Montreal, QC - Death House +
* with Needs
^ with Metz and Viet Cong
+ with Babysitter and Hag Face
$ with Ursula and The Channels
! with New Fries