Mars Volta singer goes solo
2013-02-08 by Alex Carlson | 40 Comments

Former Mars Volta frontman and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala has revealed details about his long-in-the-works solo album.

Through Twitter, Bixler-Zavala offered some subtle hints about the upcoming LP’s sound, stating that he’s “not making a rock record.” Bixler-Zavala said to prepare for “lots of desert ballad space jams, lots of harmonies, lots of lap steel and piano,” along with “short bitter sweet love songs.”

The singer has noted additional appearances from other musicians including Axis of Justice’s Jonny Polonsky and long-time Mars Volta bassist Juan Alderete. The album will involve producer Noah Georgeson and will eventually lead to a tour, though specific dates are currently unknown.

Bixler-Zavala has been working on his solo LP since he was the singer for progressive rockers The Mars Volta, which disbanded earlier this year after guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez formed his own side project, Bosnian Rainbows.

Source: http://www.nme.com/news/the-mars-volta/68541

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tommygun
February 8th 2013

24418 Comments


sweet should be good cedric ruled on noctourniquet

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blastOFFitsPARTYtime
February 8th 2013

1477 Comments


lap steel m/

Ire
February 8th 2013

41753 Comments


might rule yea

Gwyn.
February 8th 2013

15007 Comments


nvm

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CaptWaffles
February 9th 2013

192 Comments


excited

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 9th 2013

9033 Comments


He'll always be the At the Drive-In vocalist to me

YoYoMancuso
February 9th 2013

11006 Comments


hope this is better than Butthole Rainbows

tommygun
February 9th 2013

24418 Comments


wouldn't take much

Taxt
February 9th 2013

628 Comments


Here's a little taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mkiSkC67wQ0

Really excited to hear this, it's been in the works for years.

Also, for the super Volta fans...The lyrics he sings at the very end of that clip were used in the Trinkets jams from the fall 2011 tour. So hopefully a lot of the other lyrics he was throwing in during that leg make an appearance on this album, because he was on fire that tour.

tommygun
February 9th 2013

24418 Comments


sounded cool looking forward to more desert ballad space jams

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2013

4408 Comments


"desert ballad space jams"
- that sounds promising.

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CaptainHadouken
February 9th 2013

1960 Comments


Meh, im neutral about this

paxman
February 9th 2013

4084 Comments


I thought this was already posted

DrGonzo1937
February 9th 2013

5477 Comments


Should be interesting to see him composing his own songs.

TheFifthEye
February 9th 2013

122 Comments


Noctourniquet was horrible so this isn't exciting news at all.

tommygun
February 9th 2013

24418 Comments


noct was sweet and cedric was awesome on it interested to see he goes without omar cos omar has been getting worse
and worse lately

DrGonzo1937
February 9th 2013

5477 Comments



Noctourniquet was horrible so this isn't exciting news at all.

I know it's your opinion, but you're wrong. lol

KILL
February 9th 2013

71372 Comments


nah ur gay

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DallyLama
February 9th 2013

1068 Comments


gonna suck major ass

Calc
February 9th 2013

12127 Comments


noctourniquet sucked and this prolly will too, still gonna listen though.

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VermicideReloadead
February 9th 2013

1433 Comments


Need to check his works

XingKing
February 9th 2013

10411 Comments


I really wish he would go back to singing like he did with At the Drive In. I like his style with TMV too, but I really miss that bark

Gwyn.
February 9th 2013

15007 Comments


He mostly screamed in atdi

you can only do that shit for so long

XingKing
February 9th 2013

10411 Comments


Plenty of vocalists have been doing it way longer than he has and they are going strong

Gwyn.
February 9th 2013

15007 Comments


Yeah I know but doesn't necessarily mean he can

"
Here's a little taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mkiSkC67wQ0"

I was kinda hoping to hear more of his voice... i'm not too convinced by the sound of it....
but it actually sounds pretty interesting... Very

It kinda sounds like a music box being played during a cold winter... it's very relaxing and pretty.
The sudden low key of the piano at the end was just weird and broke the mood though

if this is good then it kinda proves that omar needs cedric to be good but not vice versa, lol oh
the irony

DrGonzo1937
February 9th 2013

5477 Comments


Didn't sound too bad. For some reason I expected it to sound like that. Dunno why. haha

Calc
February 9th 2013

12127 Comments


"It Sounds Like Raindrops Falling From a Romantics Eyes "

"It kinda sounds like a music box being played during a cold winter..."

if my dad heard me say either of these things when i was a kid lol

Gwyn.
February 9th 2013

15007 Comments


what does that mean

XingKing
February 9th 2013

10411 Comments


It's kinda odd that the sound clip only features two seconds of his vocals. Anyone else think that?

StallionMang
February 9th 2013

5416 Comments


Yeah, this is gonna kick butt. Sounds like it's gonna be a psychedelic-y Latin record, and I always loved both of those aspects of TMV. Definitely picking this up.

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dcha
February 9th 2013

990 Comments


This pseudo-intellectual always bugged me. Good singer, though.

oathfbass
February 9th 2013

388 Comments


I'm pretty excited for this. I'm not digging Bosnian Rainbows.

SingForTheDead
February 9th 2013

94 Comments


Maybe Cedric and the former Three Days Grace frontman should release a duet album?

In all seriousness, though, I'm interested in this. He has talent so I hope he aims it in the right direction.

EaglesBecomeVultures
February 9th 2013

5223 Comments


wont listen

three days grace stfu

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SingForTheDead
February 9th 2013

94 Comments


I'm so proud of you for catching the sarcasm.

EaglesBecomeVultures
February 9th 2013

5223 Comments


skrillex avatar doesn't help your case

Gwyn.
February 9th 2013

15007 Comments


*Skricage

El_Goodo
February 10th 2013

1008 Comments


Jesus Christ... just die already, I'd rather hear Justin Bieber sing than this guy.


Is this your way of coming out?

Storm In A Teacup
February 10th 2013

12701 Comments


Damnit this sounds like he's going all Serj Tankian John Frusciante on us...









FUCK YEAH!!!

tragic.details
February 10th 2013

624 Comments


This actually sounds somewhat promising.



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