The Mars Volta have released a new video for their track ‘Flash Burns From Flashbacks,’ a further visual chapter to accompany the recently released self-titled album ‘The Mars Volta,’ the band’s seventh record and first in a decade.
‘The Mars Volta’ pulses with subtle brilliance, Caribbean rhythms underpinning sophisticated, turbulent song craft. The 14 tracks bravely challenge everything you thought you knew about The Mars Volta, delivering their most exciting, most accessible, and most sophisticated music yet. It shakes loose the band’s long-standing shibboleths – the dizzying, abrasive prog stylings of earlier albums absent.
This is guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala at their most mature, most concise, most focused. Their sound and fury channeled to the greatest effect. A shift in sound. A pop album. In talks with The New York Times and The Guardian, the band explains their “sonic experimentation.” “I wanted to do something else,” says Bixler-Zavala to the Times. “For me, the most exciting new direction is something we haven’t done: to cut things down, to do our version of pop.”