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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 


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.