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Meet Antemasque, Mars Volta Co-Leaders’ New Band With Flea

Just last year, things were not all good between Mars Volta/At The Drive-In co-leaders Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López. Last January, the Mars Volta announced their breakup when Bixler Zavala let fly with a series of bitter, wounded tweets, angry that Rodríguez-López had gone off to tour with his new band Bosnian Rainbows: “What… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014 - 9:21 am

Deconstructing: The Rise, Demise, And Legacy Of The Mars Volta

I woke up on Thursday, January 24, to find the Mars Volta, an old friend, stone dead and on the slab. By now, anyone with sufficient curiosity has read Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s multi-tweet breakup announcement — the group’s death twitches, as it turns out. Those tweets came only months shy of the 11-year anniversary of the… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / February 7, 2013 - 1:57 pm

The Mars Volta Break Up

According to a series of increasingly bitter Tweets from co-leader Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the tangled and ambitious prog band the Mars Volta is no more. Bixler-Zavala never comes out and says it, but it sure seems like creative problems with partner Omar Rodriguez-Lopez caused the split. (He does mention Bosnian Rainbows, Rodriguez-Lopez’s new band.) And though… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2013 - 8:54 am

Anywhere – “Dead Golden West” (Stereogum Premiere)

At The Drive-In and the Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala has been plenty busy with both of his bands this year, but he’s also set to release an album with his new project Anywhere, a duo with former Triclops! member and Liquid Indian mastermind Christian Eric Beaulieu. The new project doesn’t sound anything like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2012 - 9:57 am

Stream The Mars Volta Noctourniquet

Since the Mars Volta announced that they would be putting out a record even as Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López prepped the At The Drive-In comeback, we’ve heard a couple songs from the new release called “The Malkin Jewel” and “Zed And Two Naughts.” Now, it’s out on the web. Head to Rolling Stone for… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 21, 2012 - 4:01 pm

The Mars Volta – “Noctourniquet” & “Zed And Two Naughts”

Though they’ll reunite as At The Drive-In for Coachella, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López will also revive the Mars Volta for a record out later this month. A little while ago, we heard the psych-jammy “The Malkin Jewel,” and now two more tracks have surfaced to serve as extended looks at the newest incarnation of… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 5, 2012 - 2:32 pm

The Mars Volta – “The Malkin Jewel”

Despite the fact that they’re also reuniting with their old band, At The Drive-In, for Coachella stops and a tour, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López will put out another record as Mars Volta later this spring. Today, they revealed the first single from Noctourniquet, “The Malkin Jewel,” and it’s a lurching, sloppy (in a good… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 13, 2012 - 12:42 pm

At The Drive-In Reunite

Well, we sure as hell didn’t see this coming. As Consequence Of Sound points out, the amazing livewire ’90s/early-’00s Texan post-hardcore band At The Drive-In are back together and ready to make noise again. In the wake of the badass 2000 album Relationship Of Command, the band went on indefinite hiatus, spinning off into component… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2012 - 2:27 pm

Soundgarden, The Mars Volta @ Forum, Los Angeles 7/22/11

Soundgarden stopped by the Forum in Los Angeles for an epic twenty-five song set that included a bonus of Mike McCready from Pearl Jam joining the band for “Superunknown.” The Mars Volta provided support and probably won’t ever reunite as At The Drive-In. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 25, 2011 - 12:22 pm

10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept. A decade later the album-recreation bit has become another salable gimmick for non-ATP acts trading on nostalgia to line their post-prime coffers, and even ATP has on occasion conferred the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Monolith 2009 In Photos

While we were rocking the Catskills, enjoying what Wayne Coyne said was “the greatest collection of underground music ever assembled,” dozens of other great indie bands (and a few hip-hop luminaries) put on a much larger mountain festival in Morrison, Colorado. In its third year Monolith delivered rain from the get-go, but that only served… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 15, 2009 - 5:42 pm

New El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez – “Half Kleptos” (Stereogum Premiere)

Omar Rodríguez-López has a new band. The Mars Volta songwriter/multi-instrumentalist is calling it El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodríguez-López because it rolls off the tongue but he could also call it Hella Volta. That’s because alongside Omar the psych/prog/fusion outfit features Hella’s Zach Hill and Jonathan Hischke on drums and synth bass and Mars Volta’… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 17, 2009 - 2:33 am

Zack De La Rocha Is Finally About To Release Some New Music

It’s not quite the DJ Shadow and ?uestlove collabing effort once promised, and it’s nothing to do with those shelved Trent Reznor sessions, but whatever, Zack is officially ready to return to a recorded format near you. The project’s dubbed One Day As A Lion, pulled from a tag in a 1970 photo by photographer… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 2, 2008 - 1:15 pm

Sasquatch 2008 In Photos

On first blush we all agreed Sasquatch! pulled together one of the lineups to beat of this glutted summer festival season, which is why we’re psyched that, despite not having made the trip ourselves, we were able to send photog Chona Kasinger in our stead to capture the Lips/Mouse/R.E.M. & M.I.A.-heavy lineup. Rainn Wilson wa… More »

By: stereogum / May 28, 2008 - 11:20 am

Austin City Limits 2008 Gets Foos, Fogerty

With all the new summer music events vying for your attention, we understand if you’ve got festival announcement burnout. Consider adding ACL to your wish list, though, as they’ve just announced a ton of great bands who’ll be visiting Zilker Park 9/26-9/28. Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 15, 2008 - 2:04 am