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WATCH THE SHORT FILM HERE
The Mars Volta has released a new single and short film for “Graveyard Love” out now. The song follows the announcement of the band’s return after a decade long hiatus and the release of “Blacklight Shine”.
“They will seek your ruin, and burn your lands, because if they can’t have you, no one can,” explains Cedric Bixler-Zavala on the lyrics of the new song. “Graveyard Love”, much like “Blacklight Shine” invites the listener to hear the bigger picture. Swarming synths envelop the song like vines, diving deeper into the story The Mars Volta continues to tell.
Watch “Blacklight Shine” short film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYAR6bpf85Q
|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 “honour our roots and honour 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. |
Now – a year after ‘La Realidad De Los Sueños’, a luxurious 18-LP box-set compiling their back catalogue, sold out its 5,000 print run in under 24 hours –The Mars Volta is back.