Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Loads Of Deftones Goodness

The single for Deftones' "You've Seen the Butcher" is out and the best part about it, besides the great song that makes the single, is the Midnight Airport Version of the single. This version features Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno and Far guitarist Shaun Lopez providing a hauntingly beautiful, stripped down take on the track. It is the perfect compliment to an already great song. You can check out the track below and purchase it here to add to your collection or, if you have not already, use it to start your Deftones collection.

Deftones - You've Seen the Butcher (Midnight Airport Version) by shaunlopez

In other Deftones news, Moreno recently shared 13 of his favorite albums with The Quietus. Some of which include releases from Interpol, Spain, Brian Eno, Sade, Hum and Girls Against Boys (the last three artists being three that I personally love as well). As you may remember, Deftones and Far's Jonah Mataranga recorded a stellar cover of Sade's "No Ordinary Love" from her Love Deluxe album which makes that album's inclusion on his list even cooler. Check out his picks here and, by all means, if you do not own Love Deluxe or Hum's You'd Prefer An Astronaut, buy them and buy them now.


  1. Not a fan of the Midnight Airport Version myself, feels like the balls were torn off the song. But to each his own. I love that they do a lot of stuff like this with their music. Something for everyone is what makes them one of my favorite all-time bands.

  2. Fair enough. The instrumentation and heaviness of the original is awesome especially on guitar and drums. I like this because it feels closer to the band's White Pony era. As you said, they are a band with something for everyone. Why they are not bigger than what they are is puzzling.