Thursday, 19 January 2012
THE MARS VOLTA DETAIL NEW ALBUM...
Having just reformed At The Drive-In, their original band, after an eleven year silence, Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López have given word of a new album from their alternative outfit, The Mars Volta. 'Noctourniquet', the group's sixth studio player, apparently takes its inspiration from "1980s UK alt-rockers The Godfathers, Superman comic nemesis Solomon Grundy, and the Greek myth of Hyacinthus".
I'd explain the potential sonic and thematic connotations of each of those but... you know, Wikipedia's down as I write this. One is the adolescent lover of ancient god Apollo, one an undead arch-villain, and one a pre-Britpop band from London.
What I can offer you is a release date for the album of 26 Mar, and this full and frank tracklisting:
The Whip Hand
Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound
The Malkin Jewel
Trinkets Pale of Moon
Zed and Two Naughts