• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | The Mars Volta, Graveyard Love


Opnieuw begeleidt een kortfilm een nieuw nummer van TMV. Zwartwitbeelden schetsen het 'leven' op Puerto Rico. Youtube bevat tevens een tijdslijn met historische gebeurtenissen. De song zelf laat een ingetogen zingende Bixler-Zavala horen boven een aanstekelijke drumbeat, elektronica en subtiel verweven gitaarwerk.


“They will seek your ruin, and burn your lands, because if they can’t have you, no one can”, - Cedric Bixler-Zavala


Luister ook naar: Blacklight Shine


Lees On June 19, a mysterious cube appeared in Grand Park in Los Angeles, CA. ‘L’YTOME HODORXÍ TELESTERION’, an audio-visual art installation, was erected to tell the story of the return of The Mars Volta. Inside of the cube, visitors were taken on a full, immersive journey to outer space, and where “Blacklight Shine” was heard for the first time by the public. The experience inside of the cube was intended to provoke self-reflection, with the single guiding fans on a journey through endless galaxies and back down to earth, to oneself. Those who were unable to witness ‘L’YTOME HODORXÍ TELESTERION’ in person, can look forward to a digital experience on July 1.


Formed by guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, The Mars Volta rose from the ashes of El Paso punk- rock firebrands At The Drive-In in 2001. On a mission to “honor our roots and honor our dead”, The Mars Volta made music that fused the Latin sounds Rodríguez-López was raised on with the punk and underground noise he and Bixler-Zavala had immersed themselves in for years, and the futuristic visions they were tapping into. The albums that followed were one-of-a-kind masterpieces, their songs of breath-taking complexity also possessing powerful emotional immediacy. After the group fell silent, a legion of devotees (including Kanye West) kept up an insistent drum-beat for their return.


Now – a year after ‘La Realidad De Los Sueños’, a luxurious 18-LP box-set compiling their back catalog, sold out its 5,000 print run in under 24 hours – The Mars Volta are back.


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