Zavalaz, the newest musical outlet for ex Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala, has released a short forty second snippet of a new song entitled “Blue Rose of Grand Street”. The music Zavalaz seems to be working with is very chill, a little psychedelic and reminds me of some of the rock from the 70′s. A full length from the group is scheduled to be released sometime this year. Zavalaz will also be playing in California and Nevada later this month. You can stream the song clip and view the tour dates below.
Prepare for the ultimate bummer Mars Volta fans because according to a plethora of recent tweets, it seems as if the frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala has quit The Mars Volta. In these tweets Cedric cites creative differences with Omar Rodriguez Lopez, stating that Omar’s involvement in his new group, Bosnian Rainbows, was over shadowing his involvement in The Mars Volta. According to Cedric’s words, he had tried to put a North American tour together in support of Noctourniquet but Omar was not on board with the idea. Apparently The Mars Volta is no more by what Cedric says:
The Mars Volta/At the Drive-In frontman, Cedric Bixler-Zavala is apparently working on a solo album of his own. Move over Omar! A series of special guests are set to help the Volta crooner flesh out his album according to photos the vocalist has uploaded to his Instagram account. The photo alludes that he will receive help from Gregory Rogove (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Johnny Polonski (Puscifer) and Juan Alderete (Mars Volta). Oh and Money Mark (Beastie Boys, etc) as well! Hmmm, we’ll see how this turns out. More details to come.
Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala recently put together a track by track rundown of the band’s new album, Noctourniquet. Here he explains the meanings behind each track and gives a better understanding to the album’s concept. Check it out below.
Anywhere is a fairly new project featuring Cedric Bixler-Zavala (Mars Volta), Christian Eric Beaulieu (Liquid Indian) and Mike Watt (The Stooges) whose debut self titled full length will be released on Record Store Day (April 21st) The special Record Store Day release will be limited to 500 copies on 12″ aqua colored vinyl. A CD/Digital release will be released on May 14th. Below you can stream the title track from the upcoming record. It’s a psychedelic, acoustic driven song that I am sure Mars Volta fans will drool over. I know I did. Check it out below.
Thanks to The PRP for the update.