The Mars Volta Planning New Album


    It’s been two and a half years since the Mars Volta released Octahedron, but the punk-prog outfit is gearing up for a new full-length studio release. Singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala is a prolific YouTube commenter, and revealed news of the new record by his band via the site yesterday (Jan. 8).

    “New Volta almost done,” he wrote. “Vocals done. Just trying to rebutcher it and finish guitar. In studio until this week then on to Mexico to add more quantum entanglement to it. The sonogram of the little beast is looking very good.”

    Bixler-Zavala also revealed that Low is one of his favorite David Bowie albums, and he expressed a fondness for Peter Greenaway’s A Zed and Two Noughts. Perhaps this is how all music news should be reveled in the future? Anyone still hopeful of an At the Drive-In reunion may find themselves wading through countless inane comments over the next year as they try to discover whether there’s any truth in that particular rumor. [via Gigwise] [Pic: Wiki]