Photo by Veronika Reinert
Sometimes things just fall into place. In the case of LA’s Cross Control they met for the first time in January 2019 and were in the studio making their debut ep for New Age Records by May. For Martin Alcedo (No Bragging Rights), Carlos Torres (long time touring bass player for Explosions in the Sky), Mike Avila, and Vince Averill (Capsule Records) things just clicked. Six songs of energetic hardcore that deal with life’s struggles in a fresh way. The sound is familiar but not a redo.
For fans of Slap Shot, Life’s Blood, and Gang Green. Recorded with Aaron Jamili at Wormhole studios. Its members have sewn together all their experiences from growing up in SoCal, Texas, and Detroit. Different scenes, different times, but a similar want to play fast and heavy.
The band has continued to write and began playing shows with Judge, Down to Nothing, and others around California. As 2019 ended, Cross Control Dropped their debut EP "Outrage Culture" on New Age Records.
The following two years as the lockdown did what it did. Cross Control stayed busy writing and tightened the claps on getting their debut LP together. "Try and Survive" is a further dive into their particularly unique brand of fast paced & in your face style of hardcore and will hit stores this spring.