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The Mars Volta Announce Octahedron

Posted by: Anton Djamoos (04/17/09)
The Mars Volta have announced their fifth studio album, Octahedron, to be released on June 23. The first single will be "Since We've Been Wrong." A full press release can be found in the replies.
    
 
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06:58 AM on 04/17/09
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THE MARS VOLTA: OCTAHEDRON
OUT JUNE 23 ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

APRIL 14, 2009 - Burbank, CA -- The Mars Volta's fifth studio album, Octahedron, will be released June 23 by Warner Bros. Records. The record will be preceded by its first single, "Since We've Been Wrong." Octahedron follows up last year's The Bedlam In Goliath, which featured "Wax Simulacra," the track that took "Best Hard Rock Performance" honors at the recent 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

Octahedron was written by The Mars Volta--Omar Rodriguez Lopez (music, arrangements, direction) and Cedric Bixler Zavala (vocals, lyrics)--and performed by The Mars Volta group: Marcel Rodriguez Lopez, Thomas Pridgen, John Frusciante, Isaiah Ikey Owens, Juan Alderete de la Pena, Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodriguez Lopez.

Hailed by The New Yorker as "perhaps the most musically adventurous act currently signed to a major label," The Mars Volta formed in 2001. The band's recorded output includes the 2003 debut full length De-Loused In The Comatorium, as well as Frances The Mute (2005), Amputechture (2006) and the previously mentioned The Bedlam In Goliath (2008).

The Mars Volta is confirmed to appear at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester TN and the second annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco. Further U.S. dates will be announced as they are confirmed.
07:02 AM on 04/17/09
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This album is going to be fucking awesome...

07:05 AM on 04/17/09
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Oh my god, a song title that doesn't have any funny words I can't pronounce. I think they're on to something.
07:06 AM on 04/17/09
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Oh my god, a song title that doesn't have any funny words I can't pronounce. I think they're on to something.
Haha, that's exactly what I thought.
07:06 AM on 04/17/09
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Wow. I can't wait. Bedlam in Goliath was an amazing album. Only wondering if a year of work is really enough. But with Omar and Cedric. Anything is possible!
07:07 AM on 04/17/09
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Can't wait for some more holyshitness from Thomas Pridgen. Can't honestly remember seeing a guy play the drums like that before.
07:21 AM on 04/17/09
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fuck I'm stoked
I loved Bedlam
07:22 AM on 04/17/09
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Can't wait for some more holyshitness from Thomas Pridgen. Can't honestly remember seeing a guy play the drums like that before.
That Letterman performance was insane.
07:23 AM on 04/17/09
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I saw that they said this album was going to be there version of an acoustic album. Should be interesting.
07:25 AM on 04/17/09
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This band can do no wrong, cannot wait.
07:30 AM on 04/17/09
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Do want
07:36 AM on 04/17/09
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bedlam in goliath was so disappointing to me. nevertheless, the mars volta is one of my favorite bands and i am excited as hell for this!
07:37 AM on 04/17/09
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Oh my god, a song title that doesn't have any funny words I can't pronounce. I think they're on to something.
hahaha its so true
07:40 AM on 04/17/09
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they are incapable of making bad tunes.

musical geniuses. STOKED
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