Deerhunter/Atlas Sound’s Bradford Cox and Black Lips’ Cole Alexander have revived their collaborative Ghetto Cross project, which they began in January 2008 with a new track called “Still”. The band now also includes bassist Asha Lakra and drummer Frankie Broyles, formerly of Balkans.
According to Cox, “Still” “is about the relationship that develops between two young boys, one of whom is autistic and cannot talk, and the other who is an outcast and beaten by his emotionally manipulative father.”
Ghetto Cross released one track, “Dog Years”, in 2008. Alexander also appeared on the Deerhunter song “Saved by Old Times” from Microcastle. (Cole contributed the spoken bridge via iChat video, as documented by Pitchfork.tv, below). Also, Cox guest Tweets via Black Lips’ account.
According to Cox, “We recorded an album of songs around the time of Rainwater Cassette Exchange. We are revisiting them now as a fall project for fun.”
The band will make their live debut on Tuesday, August 21, with a free show at Atlanta’s Club 529. Both Cox and Alexander will also perform solo sets, as Atlas Sound and Old King Cole Younger, respectively.