A few months ago, we were surprised by the announcement of Antemasque, a project that reunited the two core members of The Mars Volta – Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala – a year after they broke up. The group, which also includes former Volta drummer Dave Elitch and a few guest appearances by Flea on bass, have just released their self-titled debut LP, and you can listen to it in full below.
Described by Bixler-Zavala as “The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In had a baby, and it’s called Antemasque”, it does share a fair amount of similarities with both acts, but isn’t quite a copy of either. On a first listen, it seems that the first few tracks released online were only a taste of the band’s best material. Stream Antemasque below: