From Deftones to †††: Check Out Chino Moreno's Latest Project

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Over the past several years, Deftones and Team Sleep’s frontman Chino Moreno has been quietly releasing music with his new project, Crosses -commonly disambiguated as †††. The sound is paradoxically dark and lightweight; Moreno’s brooding voice - naturally equipped to carry dark and pensive thoughts - gets a lift thanks to Chuck Doom’s roomy, minimalist production and Far guitarist Shaun Lopez. With the recent explosion of countless sugary synth-pop bands burned into our collective memory, ††† represents a welcomed opposite to the spectrum. The project is a demurred aside from Deftones’ heavy metal and Team Sleep’s experimental alt-rock, representing Moreno’s passion for early electronic and New Wave as purveyed by bands like Depeche Mode and New Order. After releasing EPs † and ††, Crosses will be releasing their debut album ††† tomorrow, marked by a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live (see humorous show artwork below). You can advance stream it over at Pitchfork today

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