4

The Mars Volta Perform Three New Songs from New "Future Punk" Album

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

BY LAUREN WISE

After a two-year break, The Mars Volta has wrapped up their sixth studio album, the follow-up to 2009's Octahedron. Yet-to-be-titled, the album is slated for release in 2012. But don't worry, we wouldn't leave you hanging out there without a little taste.

Songs from the album recently hit You Tube, featuring the band in Europe. And apparently, singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala isn't opting for mystery, either. Well...no more than Mars Volta tunes usually do, anyway.

It looks like the El Paso-based band -- known for their 30-minute songs, organ grinds, Spanish influences, and Zeppelinesque rants -- is shying away from their standards with this. According to front-man Cedric Bixler-Zavala's YouTube channel, the upcoming album is "future punk. That's the only way to describe it."

Take a listen:


"I'm Not Running Away," formerly "Aegis"


"Trinkets Pale the Moon"


"Walk the Plank," formerly "Molochwalk"

Follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.