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#1 Dandelion

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:14 AM

Mars Volta Revel in Records, Grammy Nomination

Mars Volta guitar player and musical mastermind Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's tells Spinner that the next two Mars Volta records are already recorded and waiting for a release date -- this on the heels of a Grammy nomination for 'Wax Simulcra,' off last year's 'The Bedlam in Goliath.' Of course, the first of these won't see the light of day until at least this spring, as vocals need to be recorded and additional tweaking may be necessary. And Rodriguez-Lopez isn't giving any possible titles away.

"I gave the band a six-month break," he says. "I'm not trying to force my pace. I'll just be here doing what I'm doing, recording more albums. When the time comes, the time comes."

Right now, the time is ripe for collaboration with L.A. underground hip-hop label Stones Throw in the form of a solo album, titled 'Old Money.' Rodriguez-Lopez and label head Peanut Butter Wolf have been friends for some time, and releasing a wildly progressive rock album didn't seem like such a crazy idea, considering Stones Throw's eclectic roster.

'Old Money' deals with the entrenched political power structure of the United States, although Rodriguez-Lopez views the Obama administration as a breath of fresh air. "All [Mars Volta's] political views have always been shrouded in metaphor and veiled on our other records," he explains. "For some reason, I had the urge to do something a little more obvious."

As for that Grammy nod, Rodriguez-Lopez isn't playing it entirely cool. "I'm not gonna pretend like, 'Yeah, man, that doesn't mean s---,'" he says. "It's not validating me or putting me down. It's like if someone invites you over to their house for dinner. It's nice of them if they invite you into their home, so you accept it and go over and see whether it's awkward or not." Our advice? Bring a nice bottle of wine.

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http://www.spinner.c...mmy-nomination/

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:23 AM

Sweeeeet.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:26 AM

cool, i wish he would of mentioned something about the "TMV live in Australia" DVD.
anyone heard anything new about that..??

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:34 AM

6 monts huh? so that means... until june no mars volta? soooo, summer festivals with TMV? :laugh:
damn... no vocals recorded? now that will be a pain in the ass, I asume there will not be a new album until spring at least...

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:37 AM

So I guess I was wrong about LP6. I guess Omar is pretty damn amped and ready for the Universal contract to finish up.

Glad to hear that he's giving the band a break too. Not to say that their shows or albums have gone downhill or anything, but damn those guys must be tired from all the work they do year round.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:43 AM

posted this 5 mins ago in VC


good for the band to rest and work on their own projects.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:45 AM

Awesome. Can't wait.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:50 AM

Im so excited i shat bricks.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:54 AM

fuck yeah,its nice theyre taking a break too it should give them new energies to tour at the end of the year

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:23 AM

i like his analogy of the grammy nod. and i think the six month break has already began, no? it's been pretty quiet for some time..

and wait, aren't they done with universal already? i thought it was four records?

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:47 AM

DUDE
I DON'T WANNA WAIT TILL SPRING!!!!!!!!!!
UGH

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:51 AM

i like his analogy of the grammy nod. and i think the six month break has already began, no? it's been pretty quiet for some time..

and wait, aren't they done with universal already? i thought it was four records?


I'd agree. Although they may have been working in the studio for awhile too, so who knows.

But no, it's 5. And to all those who can't wait...just think about this. Once this next record comes out, I'm guessing we might be able to expect at least 2 a year.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:45 AM

cool, i wish he would of mentioned something about the "TMV live in Australia" DVD.
anyone heard anything new about that..??



2010 maybe

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:56 AM

2 a year would be nice.
Plus omar's got some great solo stuff
It's just, it seems to keep getting delayed

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:58 AM

Bonnaroo is in June... could it be true?

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:33 AM

Epic!

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:37 AM

the next two Mars Volta records are already recorded

vocals need to be recorded and additional tweaking may be necessary

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:52 AM

the next two Mars Volta records are already recorded

vocals need to be recorded and additional tweaking may be necessary

contrary-wut

my first reaction, too.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:54 AM

the next two Mars Volta records are already recorded

vocals need to be recorded and additional tweaking may be necessary

contrary-wut

my first reaction, too.


omar: cedric you don't get to come on my tour! stay home and write these lyrics and stop smoking weed all day!

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:52 AM

Goddamnit! I've been reading bullshit like this for about a year now. If it's finished fucking put it out. If your going to say its recorded, then make sure you don't have to wrap up some vocal tracks or some bullshit. They've been saying it's been finished for days. LIES! Volta news is so fucking dry it's insane that this board manages to function on the minimal level it does at present. Throw me a frickin' bone here man. give us a title. say something about it.

This shit is getting irritating.




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