By / News / Friday, 10 September 2021 06:14

Hailing from Detroit Michigan, Mike Cross is the original founding guitarist for American rock act SPONGE. Now, Cross is the lead vocalist and guitarist for his new band MC Roads, who recently signed to Golden Robot Records. MC Roads offers up a powerful blend of melodic, guitar-driven music and classic style songs.

Earlier this week, MC Roads released their new single ‘Stoned In Love’ and have now dropped a video for the track to celebrate the release of their EP.

No Nostalgia is officially out today on all digital platforms.

Originally recorded on, 2-inch master tape, MC Roads' debut effort No Nostalgia on Golden Robot Records is a collection of classic style songs with a modern twist.  

With colourful lyrics and intense guitar-driven arrangements, these five songs weave a story that may at times feel a bit nostalgic, but then again, not.  

For the listener, what is laid out here is the heart and soul of its author. To be continued. 

No Nostalgia Track By Track

Smile Like A Knife 

Intense musical hooks throughout this song about betrayal and greed. "Bleed the kindness and the trust of a good friend." Could this song be the ‘You're So Vain’ of rock music? 

Stoned In Love 

"She's heading down from the valley. He's on his way to Nevada." A fast-moving love story that takes a deadly wrong turn!  

My Insane Friend 

Colourful words, dark, mysterious melody and a truly unforgettable chorus describes this song about a person who sees the world from a different place.  

Call it What You Want 

Nostalgic guitars starting off this tense story with a modern twist. Who throws dirt on who in this shallow grave? "Call it what you want, but it's not love." 

Silence And Time 

A powerful guitar-driven arrangement told from a subjective view about the dark side of human nature. The hopeful chorus lyric is written like a question: "Is there mercy in the silence, grace from pain and suffering or acceptance of the dark side of our nature?"

MC Roads No Nostalgia EP Cover

Buy/Stream No Nostalgia now


MC Roads' own Mike Cross was co-writer for Sponge’s platinum-selling album Rotting Piñata, sophomore album Wax Ecstatic and third release New Pop Sunday. He helped catapult Sponge into rock star status with his catchy hooks, iconic crunchy guitar and undeniable original sound. 

The band toured extensively, headlining shows in the US and in Europe supporting “A” list artists such as Alice In Chains, KISS and Soundgarden. Mike also appeared on the late-night talk show circuit including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Conan O’Brien Show and the Jon Stewart Show.

After his departure from the band due to creative and business differences, Cross turned away from the music business to focus on his personal life. However, he continued to write, record and produce various music projects and develop his own vocal abilities.

The debut effort from MC Roads, entitled No Nostalgia, has already received rave reviews with its originality and Detroit rock grit and is slated for a worldwide release in the Spring of 2021.

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Stream: Spotify | Apple Music



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