‘Palm Full Of Crux (Acoustic)’ is the new single taken from The Mars Volta’s upcoming album ‘Que Dios Te Maldiga Mi Corazon’. Listen HERE
The song follows ‘Blank Condolences (Acoustic)’, which was released earlier this month and the announcement of the upcoming album ‘Que Dios Te Maldiga Mi Corazon’ which will be out on April 21 via Clouds Hill.
Much more than a simple “un- plugged” version of ‘The Mars Volta’, the bands self-titled seventh album focuses further on the traditional Latin influences that have always inspired Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. This is, says Rodríguez- López, The Mars Volta’s version of a “folk record”, tracing the melodies and rhythms of the parent album back to their traditional Caribbean roots and challenging listeners to hear the group in an entirely new light.
Their previous release – the critically acclaimed – ‘The Mars Volta’ was the first new music in almost a decade from the band and signified their return. Listen HERE.
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.
‘Que Dios Te Maldiga Mi Corazon’ is out April 21 via Clouds Hill Pre-order it HERE
UK Dates – June
16th – Barrowland, Glasgow
17th – O2 Apollo, Manchester
18th – Troxy, London
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