The Mars Volta Announce First Album in a Decade, Share New Song
The Mars Volta have announced their first new album in a decade. The self-titled LP is due September 16. The band are also releasing a new song called Vigil today to celebrate the news. Check it out below.
A statement that accompanies news of the album’s release says, “The new album shakes loose some of the band’s long-standing shibboleths, with only two tracks lasting longer than four minutes, and the dizzying, abrasive prog stylings of earlier albums absent.
“The Mars Volta pulses with subtle brilliance, Caribbean rhythms underpinning sophisticated, turbulent song craft. This is guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala at their most mature, most concise, most focused. Their sound and fury channelled to greatest effect.”
The most recent album by the Mars Volta, Noctourniquet, came out in 2012. The band broke up the following year. In 2021, the Mars Volta released a massive 18-LP box set titled La Realidad de los Sueños. The deluxe release included the group’s entire studio discography in addition to Landscape Tantrums (unreleased material from the De-Loused in the Comatorium sessions) and a photo book with behind-the-scenes images.
The Mars Volta tracklisting:
01 Blacklight Shine
02 Graveyard Love
03 Shore Story
04 Blank Condolences
06 Qué Dios Te Maldiga Mí Corazón
08 Flash Burns From Flashbacks
09 Palm Full of Crux
10 No Case Gain
12 Equus 3
13 Collapsible Shoulders
14 The Requisition
Next month, the Mars Volta will hit the road for a North American tour. It starts in Dallas in late September, and finds the band stopping in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, and other major cities before concluding the tour in Los Angeles in late October.
The Mars Volta tour 2022
Sep 23: Dallas The Factory, TX
Sep 25: Atlanta The Tabernacle, GA
Sep 27: Philadelphia Opera House, PA
Sep 29: New York Terminal 5, N.Y.
Oct 01: Boston MGM Music Hall, MA
Oct 03: Washington The Anthem, D.C.
Oct 05: Toronto Massey Hall, ON
Oct 06: Detroit The Royal Oak, MI
Oct 08: Chicago Aragon Ballroom, IL
Oct 11: Denver Mission Ballroom, CO
Oct 14: Seattle Moore Theatre, WA
Oct 18: San Francisco The Warfield, CA
Oct 21: Los Angeles The Palladium, CA