It has been a decade since The Mars Volta released their last album Noctourniquet. Following some rumblings on social media, the band made their exciting return with new singles and tour dates. Today (Aug. 5), everything comes together for the announcement of their seventh album The Mars Volta, out Sept. 16.
The announcement arrived with the new single “Vigil.” It’s the band at some of their most accessible, swapping their chaotic, prog-rock leaning in favor of a slow, pleasant, summery sound. Much like the rest of their forthcoming album, the band chose to channel the subtle complexities of Caribbean rhythms to pair with sharp anti-colonialist criticism.
Below, listen to “Vigil” and keep scrolling for complete details of The Mars Volta. You can preorder the album ahead of its Sept. 16 release here.
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