Canadian rock group, Staggered Crossing (nicknamed StagX) has officially dropped the deluxe edition of their debut self-titled album, Staggered Crossing. Out now via Warner Music Canada, the 20th-anniversary release includes “Catch a Fever,” “Crazy People,” and “Livin’ on 45,” three of the tracks found on the band’s 2017 EP Mold. Moreover, fans are treated to the newly-recorded single “Boyfriend/Girlfriend” which, while it dates back to 2007, was freshly recorded in March of 2021 at King City, ON’s Hipi Studios.
Commenting on the recording, David Marshall shares, “Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the record is also an opportunity to pay tribute to Bruce Adamson, our dear bandmate who played on the original record 20 years ago. Sadly, he passed away on December 15, 2015, way too soon. Brucie loved to bend a note, and you’ll hear a few of those on the chorus of the new single.”
Staggered Crossing was formed in 1996 by Julian Taylor, David E.G. Marshall, Dan Black and Jeremy Elliott. Darrell O’Dea and Bruce Adamson joined the fold in 1997. The group originally signed to Warner Music Canada in 1999, and shortly after, released their self-titled debut album in 2001. Their single “Further Again” was a top 10 hit on Canadian Rock Charts and was the sixth most played song on rock radio in Canada that year. Staggered Crossing has toured across Canada with the likes of Big Sugar, Blue Rodeo, Nickelback, The Guess Who, 54-40 and more.