Deftones Side Project Hits The Web:
Chino Moreno unveils new group: Palms
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno loves to stay busy. He pleased fans in 2011 by releasing his first EP with side project Crosses (also stylized as †††). After some more time in the studio, he released a second EP under the same moniker before returning his attention to the Deftones. Anticipation built as the group hadn’t released music since the Record Store Day Exclusive Covers, which contained reworkings of tracks from acts such as The Cure and Sade. On November 12, 2012 the Deftones released Koi No Yokan to critical acclaim.Yet, Chino remains as energetic and ambitious as the music he creates.
On Sunday an untitled track from new side project Palms was unveiled by Chino on Mixlr.com. The song then popped up on YouTube but was subsequently pulled by Warner Music Group. Chino’s familiar ethereal vocals soar over slow, haunting guitar riffs. The atmosphere of the song recalls the vibe of one of Chino’s main influences: The Cure. Palms also includes Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford, all former members of Los Angeles metal band Isis. Palms plan on releasing their as-yet-untitled debut in June via Isis’s former label, Ipecac.
In the meantime, Chino remains on the road touring in support of Koi No Yokan. 94.3 The Shark is proud to present The Deftones at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. Limited tickets are available via Ticketmaster or the venue box office.