Saudade Music Collective Recruit Lamb of God's D. Randall Blythe & Lee "Scratch" Perry for New Single "Lions" (Sargent House)
Saudade is a music collective from THolyGhost consisting of Chuck Doom, Dr. Know, Mackie Jayson, John Medeski, Gil Sharone, Robert Thomas, Jr. and David Torn. Together, Saudade's players have either recorded music or spent time playing with Deftones, Team Sleep, ††† (Crosses,) Bad Brains, Cro-Mags, Marilyn Manson, Medeski, Martin & Wood, David Bowie, Weather Report, Hazen Street, Madball, Palms, The Million Dollar Bashers, and more. Chuck Doom, who, seemingly, spearheads Saudade, by most accounts, is a protégé of legendary Jazzman/bassist, Jaco Pastorius. Saudade have, thus far, collaborated with a slew of part-time members across their releases to date, including Chris Bittner, D. Randall Blythe, Yeti Bones, Frank Maddocks, theOGM, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Chelsea Wolfe. Saudade, initially, burst onto the scene in 2016 with the release of their debut self-titled single, which featured core members Chino Moreno, Chuck Doom, Dr. Know, John Medeski & Mackie Jayson, as BitTorrent-exclusive digital bundle. Saudade have since signed with Sargent House and released three digital singles throughout 2019: "Shadows & Light" with Chelsea Wolfe, "Crisis" and "Sanctuary Dub" with Hip-Hop/Hardcore Punk group, Ho99o9 (pronounced: "Horror.) Ho99o9 recently added ex-Black Flag drummer Brandon Pertzborn as their newest member.
Another new track, "MyGoalsBeyond," additionally, recently appeared on a 12-inch/digital EP for Shadows & Light / Sanctuary Dub, along with aforementioned "Crisis." Today, Saudade suddenly returned with a widely unannounced sixth digital single entitled "Lions;" this time, featuring a line-up consisting of Dr. Know, David Torn, John Medeski, Robert Thomas, Jr. Mackie Jayson & Chuck Doom, along with D. Randall Blythe & Lee "Scratch" Perry. Yes, that's "D. Randall Blythe" as in Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe filling in for Chino Moreno on "Lions" and sharing co-lead vocals with esteemed Reggae/Dub producer and Beastie Boys collaborator Lee "Scratch" Perry. Saudade have shared music videos for both "Lions" & "Sanctuary Dub," which are, essentially, eerie multi-media collages mixed with assorted behind-the-scenes/in-studio footage behind the making-of each respective track. It's currently unclear where "Lions" Feat. D. Randall Blythe & Lee "Scratch" Perry will ultimately end up... but it's currently streaming, via THolyGhost Recordings under exclusive license to Sargent House. Saudade's Shadows & Light / Sanctuary Dub 12-inch vinyl EP is now available through Sargent House, but limited to just 1,000 copies.