Do you like The Mars Volta? 

Their early work was a little too ‘punk’ for my taste, but when De-Loused in the Comatorium came out in '03, I think they really came into their own - both thematically and artistically. The whole album has a clear, progressive sound, and a new sheen of abstract lyricism that really gives the songs a big boost. They have been compared to Coheed and Cambria, but I think The Mars Volta has a far more bitter, depressing view of the world. 

In '05, The Mars Volta released this, Frances the Mute, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is 'Cassandra Gemini’, a song so long most people probably don’t even listen to it all the way through - but they should! Because it’s not just about the struggle of a man looking for his long lost mother, and the importance of blood ties, it’s also a personal statement about the band itself! 

Hey Paul!

ex-At The Drive-In, Red Hot Chilli Peppers Members Form New Band

Omar Rodríguez-López (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In) and John Frusciante (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers) have formed a new band called Kimono Kult. The band’s debut EP will be titled Hiding In The Light and will be released on March 4th via Neurotic Yell Records. Check out details for the EP and release below after the jump.

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atd-i.tumblr is nearing its fourth year anniversary and we would like to reward one lucky follower a sealed copy of Record Store’s Day Release Relationship of Command vinyl and two original Relationship of Command promo stickers. Followers just need to do two simple things:

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A random number will be drawn using an Excel Spreadsheet and the winner will be notified by Tumblr Message and e-mail. The contest will end next Sunday, June 9th. The lucky follower will have to answer back with shipping information in three days or a second drawing will occur. All domestic USA shipping will be covered, if you’re an international follower additional shipping cost will have to be negotiated.

Good luck to everyone, winner will be announced in one week! 

At the Drive-In: The Station is Non-Operational Documentary Now Showing

At the Drive-In: The Station is Non-Operational is a must see film for any ATDI fan. It’s really a collection of live performances and interviews put together for our enjoyment. I know that, personally, this band changed my life and they deserve all of the love they get…Now press play b…

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