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Label - Sargent House 
Licensing & Label Mgr: Marc Jetton

Press - Biz 3 
Publicist: Ryan Cunningham 


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Saudade is an instrumental based, genre bending music collective formed by Chuck Doom

“During a 6 month period between June 1987 and January of 1988, the three most influential people in my life, both as a musician and a human being, left this world. The music, stories, and art represent an embodiment of the lessons learned from them.”   – Chuck 

Saudade music collective contributors (alphabetical order): 

Chris Bittner
D. Randall Blythe
Yeti Bones
Mackie Jayson 
Dr. Know
Frank Maddocks 
John Medeski 
Chino Moreno
Gil Sharone 
Robert Thomas Jr. 
David Torn
Chelsea Wolfe 

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Los Angeles–based collective Saudade have been slow-trickling out a stream of music created in collaboration with an array of talented artists, starting with the gorgeous "Shadows & Light" with Chelsea Wolfe and Chino Moreno way back in March, followed by September's "Crisis." Their latest offering sees the Chuck Doom–spearheaded project join forces with genre-busting hip-hop punks Ho99o9 for the avant cacophony of "Sanctuary Dub." 

Dark and moody, but with the irresistible backbeat of a chill reggae foundation, the song sounds deeply fresh among the landslide of heavy music rearing its head in the underground. Ho99o9 are no stranger to challenging the status quo and refusing simple classifications, as they once said on Twitter, "Trap metal - Eh, not sure how I feel about that title, kinda cringy but I get it, kinda .. we gonna keep it grimey, punk, scummy, and vile," in response to a fan's categorization of their output. 

Ho99o9's Yeti Bones and theOGM commented on the single in a joint statement: "There's no boundaries in music, it comes from all angles, places and people, especially if you grew up listening to various genres along with being inspired by the greats that came before you." On "Sanctuary Dub," the duo worked alongside Dr. Know, David Torn, John Medeski, Robert Thomas Jr., Gil Sharone and, of course, Chuck Doom, a group of musicians they say they're "honored" to be featured alongside. 

The track will be featured with the aforementioned "Shadows & Light" and "Crisis" on the forthcoming Shadows & Light / Sanctuary Dub 12-inch, due out this Friday, November 6th, via Sargent House. The EP will also feature yet another track, the instrumental "MyGoalsBeyond," and the group plan to continue adding to their roster of guest stars in the lead-up to the release of a full-length work sometime in 2020.

text by Kelsey Chapstick

New Track "Sanctuary Dub" (Feat. Ho99o9) // Stereogum Review 

Saudade – “Sanctuary Dub” (Feat. Ho99o9)

Via Stereogum

Saudade, the collective led by Jaco Pastorius protege Chuck Doom featuring a vivid assortment of talents from across the genre spectrum, began consistently rolling out new music this year after releasing just one song previously, 2016’s eponymous debut track. In March they returned with “Shadows & Light” featuring Chino Moreno and Chelsea Wolfe, and in September, they announced they’d signed to Sargent House with the release of the instrumental “Crisis.” 

Today they’re back with a fourth sonic specimen called “Sanctuary Dub.” This one finds a Saudade lineup of Chuck Doom, Dr. Know, David Torn, John Medeski, Robert Thomas Jr., and Gil Sharone teaming up with the goth-punk-rap-whatever outfit Ho99o9 for something like evil mutant reggae. The latter group shared this statement: “There’s no boundaries in music, it comes from all angles, places and people, especially if you grew up listening to various genres along with being inspired by the greats that came before you. We’re honored to be featured on this tune along the presence of so many legendary and talented musicians.” 

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Saudade "Crisis" Review // Rolling Stone 

(Via Rolling Stone)

Saudade, the supergroup/collective with a revolving door of musicians (which includes bassist Chuck Doom, Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Bad Brains’ Dr. Know), unveiled a new song, “Crisis,” from their forthcoming EP Shadows & Light/Sanctuary Dub, out later this year. 

“Crisis” is a staggering instrumental that sweeps gracefully between swaths of mesmerizing synths, pummeling double kick drums and jazz-inflected noodling that lends the track a particularly spiritual edge.

Read the full review HERE

Saudade Sign To Sargent House // Stereogum 

Via Stereogum

Back in 2016, a newly formed supergroup called Saudade released their self-titled debut single. At first it widely labeled a Deftones side project due to the involvement of Chino Moreno, but when Saudade returned this year with the release of a single featuring Chelsea Wolfe called “Shadows & Light,” it became clear that the group was headed up by Chuck Doom, a longtime Moreno collaborator and a former protege of famed jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius. The rest of the core lineup includes John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood), David Torn (David Bowie, The Bad Plus, John Legend), and Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan), with the likes of Moreno, Bad Brains’ Dr. Know, Cro-Mags’ Mackie Jayson, and Weather Report’s Robert Thomas Jr. also considered part of the collective. 

Today Saudade are announcing that they’ve signed to Sargent House. They’re also releasing “Crisis,” the second single from the Shadows & Light / Sanctuary Dub 12″ following “Shadows & Light,” the aforementioned Wolfe collab. This new one is a battering three-and-a-half-minute instrumental ripper, and the musicians pulled out all the stops for it. With Torn on the omnichord and Medeski on the Hammond B3 organ, this synthesis of noise and harmony results in a track that flows from intensely orchestral to harshly chaotic in a matter of moments.


Read more and watch the music video HERE

Pre-Order "Shadows & Light" HERE

Saudade release "Shadows & Light" feat Chelsea Wolfe and Chino Moreno 



Via Revolver

Saudade is a diverse supergroup featuring Deftones singer Chino Moreno, his bandmate in side project Crosses Chuck Doom, famed keyboardist John Medeski, and Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know. Adding more creative juice to their already-stacked lineup, the collective has now collaborated on a track with goth siren and current Revolver cover star Chelsea Wolfe titled “Shadows & Light,” and the outcome is an opulent, melancholic slow burner that flexes the softer side of Wolfe and Moreno’s expansive ranges.

With the singers’ gossamer musings woven under and through the beat, the rest of the group’s talents are free to explore sides of music outside of their respective main groups. There’s still the occasional droning riff to chime in and add heft to the track, but a sparse soundscape magnifies the expert placement of keyboard plinks and fantastically intricate drumming that becomes more apparent with repeat listens.

“The song that we did was me, Chino and Chuck Doom, and it turned out really cool,” Wolfe recently told us of her collaboration with fellow Sacramento-bred artist Moreno. “It’s really different from Deftones and really different than my music. It’s something special and unique.” Stream the tune in full above — you can purchase a digital copy on iTunes.