Season 2 - Ep. 18 - California Transplants Create Great Portland Punk with Old Cross

I am going to be speaking with the Portland, Oregon based punk rock band, Old Cross.

After putting out a self-titled E.P in 2018, they released an LP in 2020 called Daggers just in time for the pandemic to stop them from touring to support and build their audience. Since the lockdown eased up, the band has been able to do some touring, and even put out a rad new music video for their single “Rotting.”

We’ll be speaking to the gang from Old Cross right after this.

Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper

Old Cross Website: http://oldcrossband.com/

Old Cross Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Oldcross

Old Cross on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3hVySlymI1pfoeLRcKfiMa?si=gK33sg6wSQCDqJvc6Lm_pw&nd=1

▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

0:00 - Intro
2:26 - How did the punk band Old Cross become a band?
4:41 - Did Old Cross have doubts about creating a punk band during the dark ages of punk?
10:20 - Why does Old Cross sound so polished on their albums and in their live shows?
15:39 - What does Old Cross like and dislike about the Pacific Northwest?
21:55 - Will Old Cross be recording a new album or going on tour soon?
27:51 - How did Old Cross decide to go DIY with their own label called Zomie! Records?
30:30 - Will bassist Dylan Car of Old Cross be singing more than just backup vocals in the future?
32:23 - Does Old Cross play with GFL ever?
35:01 - What's the next step for Old Cross in order to get the band moving ahead?
38:39 - Final words and touring info from Old Cross
43:17 - Outro