New The Mars Volta Song

2022-06-21 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 79 Comments
The Mars Volta have shared an 11-minute music video for their brand new song 'Blacklight Shine', being the band's first new material since 2012's Noctourniquet. You can watch it below.


Directed by Omar Rodriguez Lopez

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JohnDillinger
June 21st 2022
295 Comments


Great folklore documentary, where's the song at though?


OverSlyZed91
June 21st 2022
187 Comments


World music 101. Where is the new song?

sizeofanocean
June 21st 2022
2661 Comments


Hmmm not really feeling it. Too upbeat for me, some Yacht Rock vibes here and there

Brabiz
June 21st 2022
1756 Comments


Uh what the fuck is this?

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DungeonBoy
June 21st 2022
8976 Comments


Now I'm LOOOOOOOOOooooooosssssst

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sizeofanocean
June 21st 2022
2661 Comments


Listen to it on Spotify guys

OverSlyZed91
June 21st 2022
187 Comments


"Listen to it on Spotify guys"

Wow...only 3 minutes, but makes my ears bleed.

LightAndGlass
June 21st 2022
416 Comments


Sounds like music for a Cialis commercial with old people dancing and sitting in side by side tubs, staring at the beach.

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Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2022
17284 Comments


What year is it again


sizeofanocean
June 21st 2022
2661 Comments


Lmao RYM likes this

drasticaction74
June 21st 2022
1923 Comments


Steely Mars

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VlacDrac
June 21st 2022
1228 Comments


"some Yacht Rock vibes here and there"

KEK, I wonder if that's Californians favorite music genre.


XingKing
June 21st 2022
15668 Comments


I love these guys but this song is not the song to come back on.

Clefairy
June 21st 2022
206 Comments


damn. this is disappointing

botb
June 21st 2022
15398 Comments


This song is super on brand tbh, I’m not sure why you guys are shocked they leaned into some Latin jazz inspired shit

XingKing
June 21st 2022
15668 Comments


It’s not the Latin jazz that’s weird. It’s how boring the song is. Literally nothing happens from beginning to end. It’s the same song at 10 seconds as it is at 2:55.

Storm In A Teacup
June 21st 2022
40169 Comments


Great song, great video, I bet diva would also love this.

furpa
June 21st 2022
600 Comments


Yea I'm digging this, not understanding the hate here so much. I'm not bothered by the lack of an explosive climax or anything I'm just into the groove. Stoked the Latin vibes are back!

TenSecondsToThink
June 21st 2022
1871 Comments


good song

ChaoticVortex
June 21st 2022
1317 Comments


Yea I'm digging this, not understanding the hate here so much. I'm not bothered by the lack of an explosive climax or anything I'm just into the groove. Stoked the Latin vibes are back! (2)

Also hearing new Mars Volta makes me feel like 17 again, when I first discovered more experimental music. Glad to see these guys still around and making new stuff.


nash1311
June 21st 2022
4279 Comments


“It’s how boring the song is. Literally nothing happens from beginning to end. It’s the same song at 10 seconds as it is at 2:55.”

This. So bland

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pjquinones747
June 21st 2022
3654 Comments


As long as it is a part of an album that gives the song better context, this is passable. Cannot stand on its own as a single though lol. Pretty boring.

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SpeachImpediment
June 21st 2022
118 Comments


Not nearly as bad as most of y'all are making it sound, lol

FadedSun
June 21st 2022
3020 Comments


11 minutes...Mars Volta...yeah, no.

Josh D.
June 21st 2022
17305 Comments


The song isn't 11 minutes, the video is 11 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oybn7Sfsutc&ab_channel=TheMarsVolta-Topic

Josh D.
June 21st 2022
17305 Comments


The song isn't bad, it's just not TMVish so I think everyone is just like "hm".

Deadwing42
June 21st 2022
247 Comments


This is really good. I have no idea what all the bitching is about. Wait and see how it fits into the bigger scope of the album; I'm thinking this is another shorter, hookier track that fits in with something much more developed, but offers a good taste of the album's vibe. Think "The Widow" or "Wax Simulacra."

Josh D.
June 21st 2022
17305 Comments


Yeah, but "The Widow" goes hard regardless.

br4dl3yb34r
June 21st 2022
263 Comments


Not what I was expecting but definitely enjoy the lazy summer latin vibes more than the lazy electronic rock vibes on Nocturni-whatever

KevinKC
June 21st 2022
1050 Comments


This is such a disagreeably haughty way to present a new song.
I'm not listening to 11min of crap for a 3min Mars Volta song.
And that prententious slo-motion. euah...

LightAndGlass
June 21st 2022
416 Comments


> prententious
> The Mars Volta

Name a more iconic duo.

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2022
17538 Comments


“ This is such a disagreeably haughty way to present a new song.
I'm not listening to 11min of crap for a 3min Mars Volta song.
And that prententious slo-motion. euah...”

I thought the same, but then I realised this is TMV

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2022
17538 Comments


Cedric’s melodies are cool, but it’s very low-key for a comeback

GreyShadow
June 21st 2022
5921 Comments


yeah, it's not bad in a vacuum but this is The Mars Fucking Volta. def expected something more bombastic.

Josh D.
June 21st 2022
17305 Comments


"11min of crap for a 3min Mars Volta song"

lol what is wrong with all of you, the song is the first part of the video, the rest is not something you need to watch. The song is on its own on YouTube.

sizeofanocean
June 21st 2022
2661 Comments


> prententious
> The Mars Volta

Name a more iconic duo.[2]

I love their debut but that's a fucking fact


VlacDrac
June 21st 2022
1228 Comments


Hope it turns out to be a good album, however, given Omar's output during the previous decade, I don't expect a great return to form.

ShakeSoda
June 21st 2022
155 Comments


Love the MV but that song was very mid. Pleasant video though


Actually the bomba they were dancing to was pretty sick :o

botb
June 21st 2022
15398 Comments


I mean realistically TMV sucks at transitions most of the time so shorter song lengths might help them out hahaha

BAT
June 21st 2022
1285 Comments


eh reminds me a bit of 'Can' tbh, very jammy. one of my favorite things about mars volta baack in the day was how unexpectedly different each of the albums were when they released, annnd this is ultimately continuing that trend. also interesting to see them incorporate more worldy rhythms after focusing on latin beats for decades. i'm intrigued

sizeofanocean
June 21st 2022
2661 Comments


TMV weirdly are kinda big and yet super weird for their level of fame ar the same time. You gotta admire them for that at least

VlacDrac
June 21st 2022
1228 Comments


Damn, they just announced a new tour and of course it's gonna have Omar's Not! wife as support.

figure337
June 21st 2022
860 Comments


That was a cool track, you guys just have unrealistic expectations.

Shemson
June 21st 2022
2440 Comments


I can’t speak for the video but just listened to the song and it’s a nice chilled jam

VlacDrac
June 21st 2022
1228 Comments


I liked the video. Thought it was beautifully shot.

derkaderka
June 21st 2022
181 Comments


I definitely don't mind this, but I can see why people might be a little disappointed. Now if they release a whole album that's this subdued, then I will start to question what's going on. As it stands, I just assume this is somewhat of a filler track and I assume there will be plenty of songs more closely to what one would normally expect from TMV.

widowslaugh123
June 21st 2022
3357 Comments


Did you guys forget octahedron was a thing? That album was chill as fuck

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2022
28294 Comments


The 3 minutes of "mars volta" were alright.

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Aluktodolo
June 21st 2022
332 Comments


I think this track would have benefitted from a live sounding production. It sounds way too slick, especially when contrasted against the nice organic feel of the intro.

Deez
June 21st 2022
8918 Comments


Would have benefited from being good too

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OllieS
June 22nd 2022
2244 Comments


underwhelming

trying to figure out location of the vid -- Brazil perhaps?

VlacDrac
June 22nd 2022
1228 Comments


"trying to figure out location of the vid -- Brazil perhaps?"

Yeah right, I forgot that Brazil's official language was Spanish.

It was filmed in Puerto Rico.



deathofasalesman
June 22nd 2022
8383 Comments


the video is actually very impressive and transports me to another place effectively

don't even like tmv like that but this is an earworm for sure

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NoXoR
June 22nd 2022
40 Comments


Way too much hate here for something so groovy and pleasant. Its not topping your nostalgic memories but it isn't bad!

CugnoBrasso
June 22nd 2022
1294 Comments


It sounds like an interlude to be honest, I don't mind it.

3ddie
June 22nd 2022
115 Comments


good track, but I kinda understand the dissapointment.


people were probably expecting something with chaotic drumming, 4 different time signatures, 3 lengthy solos full of delay and chorus and Cedric doing high note stuff

Anyways, I cant wait for what they will do on this

StormChaser
June 22nd 2022
1276 Comments


super on brand for them I don't understand where the disconnect is

ShadowOfTheCitadel
June 22nd 2022
155 Comments


Song is an absolute fucking banger, fuck the hate.

taxidermist
June 22nd 2022
7258 Comments


Song is fire.

Eons
June 22nd 2022
3540 Comments


part of omar's culture so not sure how it's surprising. but like, did he write the song? like how does a person write music like this? I know that he's actually always written the music. like literally written it out on like graphs and shit.

aside from that though, the band has always been weird and did whatever they wanted to musically, so that isn't surprising either.

is this a video version of the song though? again not seeing how a person ''writes'' a song like his and releases it. it's more like you recorded other folks playing music. idk.

Eons
June 22nd 2022
3540 Comments


btw theres literally a puerto rican flag in the beginning and omar is puerto rican so.... whats the confusion with the location lol

StrizzMatik
June 22nd 2022
4078 Comments


I'm digging this for sure. It's catchy and that groove is very nice, it's got some neat stuff going on in the production too if you've got good headphones. Wonder what the lineup is now?

pjquinones747
June 22nd 2022
3654 Comments


There's a fresh lineup on their wiki page that says Eva Gardner is back on bass and some guy named Willy Quinones on the drums. Nice to see another Quinones doing big things if its true.

VlacDrac
June 22nd 2022
1228 Comments


Who is going to take over the keys, though?

VlacDrac
June 22nd 2022
1228 Comments


@Eons, only the first three minutes are the actual song, the rest of it are the percussionists and the dancers jamming.

pjquinones747
June 22nd 2022
3654 Comments


They got lil bro Marcel back on keys

VlacDrac
June 22nd 2022
1228 Comments


Nice.

Eons
June 22nd 2022
3540 Comments


Cant believe Ikey died so young, sucks. guy had unmatched energy on the keys.

Veldin
June 22nd 2022
4767 Comments


I dig it even tho it’s lowkey. Some nice earcandy throughout. Hope this is part of a new album.

zakalwe
June 22nd 2022
35974 Comments


Complete bollocks

3ddie
June 22nd 2022
115 Comments


I dont like Marcel on keys so much... its very subdued and not very remarkable

jalexander311
June 23rd 2022
60 Comments


This song makes me wanna go to Margaritaville,

MCJACKDAHL
June 23rd 2022
150 Comments


this blows lol

DaleCooper2
June 23rd 2022
54 Comments


They should have stayed disbanded if this is what they're putting out.

DaleCooper2
June 23rd 2022
54 Comments


Even Antemasque is better than this.

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
June 23rd 2022
17538 Comments


Antemasque were dogshit

Josh D.
June 26th 2022
17305 Comments


Listening to this with my good headphones setup while playing chess, liking it more.

MUNGOLOID
June 28th 2022
4538 Comments


Might be one of my favorite by them.

Josh D.
June 28th 2022
17305 Comments


I would not go that far, but



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