“Blvd. Nights”, the new video from TEAM SLEEP, the side project of DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, can be seen below. The track was captured last fall during the band’s live/in-studio sessions at the Applehead Recording studio in Woodstock, New York. Dubbed “Woodstock Sessions”, the performance was made available on July 10 via LP/CD and was the collective’s first official release in over 10 years!
An experimental and at times unclassifiable amalgamation of styles, TEAM SLEEP‘s loose roster includes Moreno, Chuck Doom (CROSSES), CrookOne, Rick Verret and Todd Wilkinson. New to the fold and manning the drum throne for the album is Gil Sharone (of MARILYN MANSON and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN fame).
Since their self-titled debut in 2005, the group has only sporadically reconvened for touring and demo recording. However, in October 2014, TEAM SLEEP descended on Applehead Studios to record “Woodstock Sessions Vol. 4”. The album includes powerful reworkings of the band’s classic material as well as official versions of songs heretofore only appeared in demo form.
As is the format for “Woodstock Sessions” events, a live audience attended the two-day session and watched the band compose, perform and record the album.
The “Woodstock Sessions” produce events that are a hybrid between audience-attended recording sessions and live performance. The products of these sessions are unique recordings and the ultimate fan experience. Sessions have included Rich Robinson (BLACK CROWES) and the BAD BRAINS.