Deftones singer Chino Moreno has told Rolling Stone in a new interview that the band is going to take the rest of 2014 off, explaining, “We just finished a tour, so we’re gonna take the rest of the year off. We’re gonna start writing some music early next year. I just moved to Oregon and Stephen (Carpenter, guitar) is down in L.A. and Abe (Cunningham, drums) and Frank (Delgado, keyboards) are in Sacramento, and Sergio (Vega, bass) is in Europe.”
- Moreno added that when the band does start writing again, they plan to keep the process simple. He said, “The idea is to just get together. The last couple records, we just threw ourselves into a small room and started playing. We just work organically, which I think works better than me writing a song and saying, ‘Hey, guys, learn this.'”
- The singer told us a while back that Deftones never enter the studio with a plan:
- [“We never go in with the idea that this is what kind of record we’re gonna make, this is what it’s gonna sound like. All that stuff would make it way too contrived. I always felt, and I think we always just kind of feel like we just go in and make it happen, and basically what it is is a snapshot of the time that it is we made it in.”]
- Deftones spent much of 2013 on the road behind their seventh album, Koi No Yokan, which debuted at Number 11 on the Billboard album chart in November 2012 and yielded the Top Two rock radio single “Tempest.”
- Moreno will turn his attention for a while to Crosses, his side project with Far guitarist Shaun Lopez.
- The self-titled full-length debut from Crosses arrives on Tuesday (February 11th). It includes all the songs from the band’s two previous EPS, released in 2011 and 2012, along with five new tracks.