Deftones Singer Chino Moreno’s Side Project Signs to Warner Records, Releases ‘Goodbye Horses’ Cover


Photo of Deftones' Chino Moreno performing live.

Deftones’ Chino Moreno – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

The electronic/trip-hop side band ††† (Crosses), featuring Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Far’s Shaun Lopez, will release their upcoming album on Warner Records

Deftones singer Chino Moreno and Far multi-instrumentalist Shaun Lopez have long made music together in their electronic/trip-hop side band, ††† (Crosses). Now, the guys have inked a deal with a major label, Warner Brother Records, giving a home to their upcoming full-length album.

Moreno and Lopez have been teasing fans about the upcoming music for several months. The upcoming set will mark the duo’s first bit of new music since 2020, when they released a one-off cover of Cause & Effect’s “The Beginning of the End,” marking their fist activity in six years.

Lopez took to Instagram to share the news about signing to Warner and also thanked everyone involved with the project. “Very happy to announce that @crossesmusic recently signed a worldwide deal with @warnerrecords,” he said on Instagram. “Looking forward to working with such an amazing crew.”

Lopez added, “Hi fives to the bro @chinowmoreno, we did it. Shout out to our manager @jamesthrogmorton for leading the way. Also, big thanks to @joe_pepin for always believing in me. Last but certainly not least, the dynamic duo that really run the damn show, the wives @amychance @risamoramoreno. Appreciate u.”

The band also released a new song on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)- cover of Q Lazzarus’s “Goodbye Horses.” Listen to the track via Spotify below.

Crosses debuted in 2011 as a project featuring Lopez, Moreno, and bass player Chuck Doom. Both Moreno and Doom worked together in the supergroup Team Sleep. Doom isn’t part of the the band anymore, instead focusing his time on the band Saudade.

Crosses released three EPs 2011 to 2014 via Sumerian and has yet to release a full-length album. Deftones are also inked to Warner Records, so the pairing makes sense. Deftones rereleased their latest album, “Ohms,” in 2020 and has postponed their North American tour in support of the record twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



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