Bringing flavours of Pop/Rock to Indie, Crossing Lions is an eclectic four-piece band emerging out of North Vancouver, British Columbia.
Inspired by singer-songwriters like Sufjan Stevens, Conor Oberst, and John Lennon, indie-rock bands like Death Cab For Cutie, Spoon,and Vancouver's Said the Whale, Crossing Lions’ sound fuses an acoustic intimacy with the guitar driven force of rock. Tolfo’s percussive chord progressions and infectious vocal melodies flow into Vajda’s jazz infused riffs. Higgins and Olsen provide a balanced foundation for the band’s unique sound, with a rhythmic drum pulse and instinctive bass lines.
The band members share training and experience in classical piano and jazz ensembles, which add musical depth to their compositions and a natural confidence to their performances. Crossing Lions‘ vocal hooks and harmonies, sophisticated lyrics, and creative instrumentation demonstrate their capacity as artists, and this performance styling is reflected in the diversity of their following.
Crossing Lions just finished recording with Tom Dobrzanski (Said The Whale, The Zolas, We Are The City) and will be releasing "Shake The Dust" in Summer 2011.
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