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Fourwaycross, Noted Los Angeles Post-punk Band, Returns to the Post-Punk, Darkwave Forefront with Series of New EPs
Los Angeles, CA—In June of 2016, Fourwaycross released RUIN, the first of a suite of four 4-song EPs, and the first recordings from the ground-breaking Los Angeles post-punk outfit since the 1989 album On The Other Hand. Subsequent EPs RISK, FICTION and FACT have since been released.
The RUIN-RISK-FICTION-FACT EPs are all-new output from the band's original members Steve Gerdes (bass/synths), Courtney Davies (guitars/flute), Biff Sanders (percussion/samples) and Tom Dolan (vocals/guitar/synths) — a lineup not seen together on record since their critically acclaimed Product One (1985) and Fill The Sky (1986) LPs.
The EPs extend the signature Fourwaycross sound and deliver a crisp, electrostatic punch of post-punk songs. Pecolating synths vie with tightly woven bass, and Courtney Davies’ flute, a key element of the 80’s sound of Fourwaycross is featured prominently. Muscular grooves and jagged guitars recall earlier recordings yet sound distinctively new.
Fourwaycross was well-known in the Downtown LA industrial-art warehouse scene of the mid-80's. The band was noted for performing intense, tight sets of dark, rhythmic songs and sharing stages alongside Savage Republic, Psychic TV, Psi-Com and Sonic Youth. In the 90's, Fourwaycross alumni populated other notable LA bands including Ethyl Meatplow, Medicine and Polar Bear.
The EP suite has been mixed by Sonny DiPerri (Thirty Seconds to Mars, Animal Collective, STRFKR) and Amir Derakh (Orgy, Julien-K), and mastered by Tom Baker (David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Porno for Pyros).
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