Listen to Robert Smith of The Cure’s dreamy remix of Deftones’ ‘Teenager’

Deftones have shared the remix of ‘Teenager’ by The Cure‘s Robert Smith, taken from their upcoming ‘White Pony’ remix album ‘Black Stallion’. Hear it first on NME below.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their seminal third album ‘White Pony‘, the Sacremento art-metallers will be releasing a remixed version of the record entitled ‘Black Stallion‘ – featuring reimagined takes on tracks by the likes of Tourist, Squarepusher and DJ Shadow. After sharing remixes from Purity Ring and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, now the band have unveiled Smith’s atmospheric approach to ‘Teenager’. This comes after Deftones were hand-picked by Smith to perform at his curated Meltdown Festival back in 2018.

“It’s fucking amazing to hear Robert rework one of our songs and sneak his voice in there,” Deftones frontman Chino Moreno told NME. “If you’d have told me that when I was 15-years-old, I would have lost my fucking mind and not believed a word you were saying. It was a dream.”

The new release is part of a busy year for Deftones, who dropped their acclaimed ninth album ‘Ohms’ back in summer. The idea for ‘Black Stallion’ however, dates back to the year 2000 when the band approached DJ Shadow to remix the whole album before it was even recorded.“We’d talk about the record before we’d done anything and say, ‘Our new record is going to be so good that we’re going to have DJ Shadow remix it’ and we’ll call it ‘Black Stallion’,” said drummer Abe Cunningham. “I was DJing and opening for him before me and Chino cornered him at The Cattle Club [in Sacremento]. We were like, ‘We want you to remix our record!’ He looked at us like we were crazy and said, ‘Send it to me and I’ll listen’. We told him, ‘We haven’t actually written or recorded it yet…’ It was batshit crazy of us, but what’s more crazy is that now he is part of it.”

Moreno told NME that he was proud of how it turned out, decades later and with a plethora of more names involved.

“I’m kind of glad that it happened now,” Moreno told NME. “The original idea was for DJ Shadow to remix the whole record and as cool as that sounds, it’s kind of neat now that we got a whole bunch of different artists to give their interpretation of the song that they remixed. As a music fan, it’s exciting to have all of these artists together.

“When I was listening to it recently on my bike, it was just so cool to hear all of these different elements come back but with a new life brought into it by these interpretations. It’s not so we can sell a million copies or get played on the radio, it’s really for fans of the record. It’s cool.”

Deftones’ ‘Black Stallion’ hits streaming on December 11, before a CD and vinyl release which you can pre-order here. Check out the full tracklist below.

‘Feiticeira’ (Clams Casino remix)
‘Digital Bath’ (DJ Shadow remix)
‘Elite’ (Blanck Mass remix)
‘Rx Queen’ (Salva remix)
‘Street Carp’ (Phantogram remix)
‘Teenager’ (Robert Smith remix)
‘Knife Prty’ (Purity Ring remix)
‘Korea’ (Trevor Jackson remix)
‘Passenger’ (Mike Shinoda remix)
‘Change (In the House of Flies)’ (Tourist remix)
‘Pink Maggit’ (Squarepusher remix)

Deftones are set to hit the road in 2021, including an appearance at Download Festival. Moreno is also working on new material with his side-project Crosses.

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Deftones Drop Mike Shinoda’s Remix of ‘Passenger’

Deftones released “Passenger,” remixed by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, today (Nov. 13). The new track is off their upcoming remix album, Black Stallion, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of White Pony.

It’s due out on Dec. 11.

“The record’s just been mastered, and it’s fucking brilliant,” Chino Moreno told SPIN. “It could have been a little self-indulgent — it’s a record based off another record that people already like, so it would easy to fuck up. Our initial idea was to have DJ Shadow remix the whole record. He said he would love to do a song, so he did a remix of ‘Digital Bath.’ The majority of the people we reached out to came back with excitement: ‘Oh, I love this song. Can I do this song?’ The record is sequenced exactly like White Pony, so it kind of takes you on a journey in the same way but completely flipped upside-down.”

In September, the Deftones released Ohms, their first album in four years, as well as the single, “Genesis.”

They previously released Purity Ring’s remix of “Knife Prty.”

You can catch the video for the Deftones’ “Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix) tonight at 9PM PST/12:12AM EST. See the clip below.

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Deftones Guitarist Stephen Carpenter Favors Conspiracy Theories Over Science

You know that old saying about how it’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re stupid rather than opening it and proving them right? Well, perhaps Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter had never heard it before.

In an episode of the podcast Tin Foil Hat With Sam Tripoli (which features the comedian chatting with various high-profile conspiracy theorists), Carpenter seems to have pretty much confirmed his belief in every common debunked conspiracy theory across the internet, as well as a few lesser-known ones.

Without going too in-depth about his level of disdain for science and common sense (which transcribed for those looking to read several hundred words of this lunacy), the rocker managed to cover Flat Earth Theory, his anti-vax beliefs, why the current COVID pandemic isn’t actually serious, the fact that we’re all living in some version of The Matrix, why he doesn’t believe in dinosaurs or nuclear weapons (not like he doesn’t believe in using them, but he doesn’t think they exist), and a whole lot more.

We’d pick a favorite quote or excerpt or something to share, but it feels a bit like drinking out of a YouTube-based firehose at this point, so just watch the video for yourself below if you want to hear more.

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“Ohms” explained by Chino (demo recordings included)

A super-interesting podcast has just been posted by Song Exploder. A huge breakdown of “Ohms”, new albums’ track nr. 10 by Chino himself. Deftones’ frontman explains how everything was done to get the track as it is; guitars, drums, vocals and isolated audio recordings, including some guitar demos. According to Chino this song was like a closing statement with an optimistic feeling that’s why it was chose to be the closing track of “Ohms” album.

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Deftones Announce White Pony Remix Album, Share Purity Ring Remix of ‘Knife Party’

Deftones said they’d be releasing a remix album of White Pony earlier this year as part of the 20th-anniversary celebration of that album. Now, the remix collection, titled Black Stallion, is officially on its way.

The remix collection features an all-star cast, including DJ Shadow, the Cure’s Robert Smith, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, Clams Casino, Phantogram, Tourist and Purity Ring. The latter’s remix of “Knife Party” can be heard below.

In September, Deftones released Ohms, their first album since 2016 and we spoke with Chino Moreno about that and a whole lot more. When White Pony turned 20 in June, we caught up with a bunch of the band’s friends, admirers and colleagues to discuss why that album so was essential.

Black Stallion is out on Dec. 11 on Warner Records. Check out the tracklisting below.

Feiticeira (Clams Casino remix)
Digital Bath (DJ Shadow remix)
Elite (Blanck Mass remix)
Rx Queen (Salva remix)
Street Carp (Phantogram remix)
Teenager (Robert Smith remix)
Knife Party (Purity Ring remix)
Korea (Trevor Jackson remix)
Passenger (Mike Shinoda remix)
Change (In the House of Flies) (Tourist remix)
Pink Maggit (Squarepusher remix)

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Chino Moreno reveals which Deftones album will “always” be his favourite


Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has revealed which of the band’s albums will “always” be his favourite.

The band released ninth album ‘Ohms’ last month, their first since 2016’s ‘Gore’.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music about the new album and more, Moreno spoke of the band’s history, revealing that he believes his favourite Deftones album will always be their second LP, 1997’s ‘Around The Fur’.

“Honestly, I still think that record will always be my favourite record,” Moreno said. “One of the main reasons why… For one, we were pretty young. We were probably late, maybe mid-20s then, something like that. But we were on fire.”

Deftones return with ‘Ohms’. Credit: Tamar Levine

“There’s something about it that’s really, really special,” the frontman said of the album. “And then we had a lot of attention obviously, but I don’t think it affected like as far as in a negative way at least of like, ‘Oh, we need to do,’ like all of that stress of, ‘Oh, we need to make something that’s going to be up to par.’

“It was like I was looking at the record before it going, ‘Oh, we’re about to crush that. I don’t even care about that.’ I was just so excited to show people what was to come, you know? And I think we all were. It just one of those things where we definitely captured lightning in a bottle, like straight-up.”

Reviewing Deftones’ new album ‘Ohms’, NME wrote: “‘Ohms’ is a very 2020 sort of album. This isn’t a year in which beauty makes all that much sense. These songs are as ugly as the news. As disfigured as the environment. As barren as the hope felt by the majority of the world’s inhabitants.”

Speaking to NME about the new album, Moreno spoke about the band’s history and their nine records to date. “I think that every record has a special place in our past, and hopefully our future,” he said. “Even in our worst moments, we persevere in making music together as the same people we were growing up as kids. We’re just lucky that we still want to and we still can.”

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