ALBUM REVIEW: Deftones – White Pony – Black Stallion


 

Deftones had a banner year in 2020, dropping their impeccable Ohms (Reprise Records, review here) and celebrating the 20th anniversary of arguably their best album, White Pony. Unbeknownst to fans, and music journos, there is an entire secret history of White Pony the band revealed this year. For years we had been hearing that the band was interested in a remix album, either of an entire past release or perhaps a new album. It turns out, the band always intended White Pony to have a companion album or EP of remixes, called Black Stallion. Among the fanbase, this potential release lived in the lore of their minds, as much or more than the Eros sessions we may, or may not ever see the light of day (and we understand why guys). Now the band has capped off their year with the fleshed out and realized Black Stallion release (also Reprise).

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AFI Side Project Blaqk Audio Book Spring Tour Dates


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Blaqk Audio (sometimes stylized as BLAQK AUDIO) has booked a slew of spring tour dates to support their forthcoming April release of their new album Material (Blaqknoise/Kobalt). Direct support will come from Night Riots on all dates. Blaqk Audio features Davey Havok and Jade Puget from AFI.

Focusing solely on electronica and classic industrial sounds of acts such as Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Ministry, Squarepusher, Nitzer Ebb, and Front 242, Davey Havok commented on Blaqk Audio:

Blaqk Audio is pure electronica whereas AFI uses organic instruments. AFI has drums and bass and guitar and there’s none of that in Blaqk Audio.”

Being huge music fans and fundamentally driven by music in a creative sense, BA is a wonderful outlet for our long-standing love of electronic music. Were it not for BA, I’d still be writing this type of music, even if it never saw the light of day.”

Blaqk Audio tour dates, with Night Riots:

May 04: House of Blues – San Diego, CA

May 05: Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

May 06: Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

May 07: Ace of Spades- Sacramento, CA

May 10: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

May 11: Croc – Seattle, WA

May 13: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

May 14: Bluebird – Denver, CO

May 16: Turf Club – Saint Paul, MN

May 17: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

May 18: Mod Club – Toronto, ON

May 20: Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

May 21: U Street Music Hall -Washington, DC

May 22: Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

 

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