Get ready for an adrenaline-infused dose of emo-gressive alt-rock straight from the heart of Southern California. The vivacious and undeniably talented ensemble, Crossing i’s Dotting t’s, has just unveiled their much-anticipated video for the track “Far Away“. This comes as a precursor to their debut full-length record, “I Used To Be _____“, which is set to grace our ears come October 23rd via Cleopatra Records.
A description might box them in as a blend of new grunge, punk, and even hint at their alt-rock influences, but to be true to their essence, Crossing i’s Dotting t’s has proven to be defiant when it comes to genres.
What we receive instead is raw, powerful music that pulses with genuine emotion and a touch of rebellion. As Alessandra Rincon from OnesToWatch.com puts it, they’re a band that “shrugs off genres and delivers compelling music fueled with unbridled emotion.”
Their collaboration with the esteemed Alex Estrada of Pale Moon Ranch Studio, known for his stellar work with the likes of Joyce Manor, Touche Amore, and Nails, promises an auditory experience like no other.
The album draws its spirit from deeply personal experiences, with frontman Matt Mucerino divulging that the inception of this punk-centric record was deeply influenced by the tragic passing of his cousin and best friend due to cancer at just 21 years of age. Consequently, the tracks don’t shy away from delving deep into themes like depression, anxiety, societal critiques, grappling with mortality, and the visceral feeling of being out of place.
The past year has been a rollercoaster for Crossing i’s Dotting t’s. From electrifying local shows, a memorable west coast tour, to sharing the stage with renowned bands like Guttermouth, Tigercub, and I Set My Friends On Fire, they’ve marked their territory in the music scene.