After sharing a pair of comeback singles, The Mars Volta are finally ready to release their first proper album in 10 years. Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez have announced a new self-titled album, due out on September 16th via Cloud Hill. In anticipation, a new song called "Vigil" is out now.
The Mars Volta released their most recent albumNoctourniquetin 2012 before Bixler-Zavala and Rodriguez-Lopez went their separate ways. Earlier this year, the duo returned with the Caribbean-tinged "Blacklight Shine" and the plusing electronic number "Graveyard Love." Both songs will appear on The Mars Volta, a 14-track LP which will be available on CD, vinyl, and cassette. Pre-orders are available now.
On latest single "Vigil," the El Paso band once again switches up their sound, opting for short-and-sweet stylings over meandering progressive rock. "The obits wait for a perfect name," Bixler-Zavala sings in the song. Watch the music video for "Vigil" below, then scroll onward to see the artwork and tracklist for The Mars Volta.
The Mars Volta Tracklist: 01. Blacklight Shine 02. Graveyard Love 03. Shore Story 04. Blank Condolences 05. Vigil 06. Qué Dios Te Maldiga Mi Corazon 07. Cerulea 08. Flash Burns from Flashbacks 09. Palm Full of Crux 10. No Case Gain 11. Tourmaline 12. Equus 3 13. Collapsible Shoulders 14. The Requisition