A couple of Sacramento legends are teaming up for a side-project of sorts. Deftones’ Chino Moreno has started a new side project he’s calling Crosses, which also features Far guitarist Shaun Lopez. Moreno’s last project away from the Deftones came by way of 2005’s self-titled Team Sleep album. Moreno told Noisecreep.com that the new material is “really minimal and soothing and it’s sort of like the stuff I like listening to when I’m not screaming my head off.” Of Lopez, Moreno said, “Shaun has been a good friend of mine since we were kids. He’s my neighbor and we’ve done stuff together before. But just recently, during these little breaks that we’ve had, we’ve been recording this real minimal project where it’s just me and him and another buddy of mine, Scott Chuck, and we’re just writing these little pieces of music, whether it starts with piano or some down tempo beats.” Crosses has 16 tracks that are near completion and though no tour or album release is set, he suggested they may release a series of EPs.