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    The Mars Volta

    TBA (3/27/2012)

    Speculated song titles

    Aegis
    The Malking Jewel
    Molochwalk
    The Whip Hand
    Zed And Two Naughts
    In Absentia
    Trinkets Pale Of Moon
    Mountains of Avarice (or something similar)
    Noctourniquet
    Dyslexicon
    Lurking About In A Cold Sweat (this may be an older title for In Absentia, not sure)

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    It's about time.

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    Cool. Octahedron was brilliant. Here's hoping the ATDI reunion doesn't dampen TMV's future.

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    I'm sure it'll be nothing more than a tour.

    EDIT: "Lurking About In A Cold Sweat" is a song from one of Omar's solo albums. Which shouldn't be surprising, considering a lot of the songs that show up on newer Volta albums first started on Omar's solo albums (Goliath comes to mind). It's actually from the same album that the "demo" for "Goliath" came from.
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    I have my doubts about Lurking about...
    but also, now that ATDI is back alive methinks some of those ORLG songs from last year might surface as ATDI songs. I could be totally off base, but so many of those sounded more like ATDI than Volta.

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    Bump and double post for :

    Album title! Noctourniquet

    Album art is floating arouns too... but on my phone atm.

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    I'm sure any of you who are interested have already heard this clip, but here it is anyway:
    http://www.antiquiet.com/news/2012/0...le-due-feb-14/

    Obviously, it sounds a lot different from past Volta songs, but I'm really excited about it! I don't think they'll disappoint



    edit:
    ah, flaccid member... clever....

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    The Malkin Jewel!! http://www.themarsvolta.com/the-malkin-jewel/

    First half is a little bit weird, second half IS TOTALLY FUREAKING AWESOME!!

    I don't expect anything from this album. I'm just very happy something new is coming. And I'll be very please to listen to the new album.

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    Does anyone happen to have a link to the pre-order download of the new song? You'd be the coolest person if you did.

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    I couldn't get into their last album for the life of me. I'm liking what I am hearing so far from the new material so far since it is pretty different in a weird way. Nice to see the new album coming out and At the Drive In getting back together. Excited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixML View Post
    Holy browser killer, Batman!

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    It's weird.

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    well, the new song is probably the most interesting thing I've ever heard from them. I'm not a very big Mars Volta fan, and the song starts out in a way that reminds me why I don't really like them... wonky noodling guitar on top of spastic drumming... it just sounds like one of those "shreds" videos at first. Still, as it goes along it gets interesting, and the whole Beatles-esque breakdown is pretty cool.

    Either way, I'd much rather see At the Drive In stay reunited and make another album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    Either way, I'd much rather see At the Drive In stay reunited and make another album.
    This.

    The new song has grown on me a bit though. Maybe they will throw some curve balls on this one.

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    I actually really like this Malkin Jewel track. I'm authentically shocked by how good it is. And I've never been a fan.

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    totally TMV > ATDI, no question
    however it's been hard for me to really like any of their stuff post-Frances The Mute (which totally obliterated me). those guys take alot of listening for me to understand it. Frances took me like four years to understand. a year later i blew an unfortunate amount of money to get it on vinyl.

    new song isn't really doing it for me, but give me a long time.

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    Finally went to the site and listened to Malkin Jewel, and I'm liking it. I really haven't been into TMV since The Bedlam in Goliath, but the quirkiness of this song has my interest peaked for the album.

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    i bailed out after Frances too. those first two records are killer, but this band turned to shit quickly for me after that.

    on a semi-related note, i wish One Day As A Lion would tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planet of the apes View Post
    I think I'm the only Volta fan who loved the last album.
    you are not. i think it's brilliant.

    and it's been horrible, waiting for their next album so long, but fortunately the wait is almost over. w00t

    hopefully they'll go for a long tour with that, i'd love to see them live again

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    yeah, ballsy as hell. the song itself is very lyrical, and adding the intro to that... it's so uncompromising and unapologetic. just brilliant - from the very first seconds the album grabs you and pulls you into some magical place, you don't want to leave

    as for radiohead, i tend to group their albums. like: kid A/amnesiac and in rainbows/king of limbs are for me two sides of the same avenue. and i walk along the first one way more often

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    Zed and Two Naughts leaked by medium quality rip.... check it out!

    Like it more than malkin jewel for sure.

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    Drip Drip!

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    Can you shoot me a PM with a link?

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    Link I had got got... :/ sorry I'll scout for another one.

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    I have an almost 750MB version, and if you check the regular spot, you'll find it too

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    I still don't know what to think of the new album. It definitely rewrites the book on what Mars Volta is and does. It's gonna take a couple of listens to "get it." Digging it fairly well tho...

    Seems like I'm in the minority tho, many are already saying it's their best since Frances. Don't know if I'm in that camp...

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    I'm liking this album. Still really enjoying "Malkin" and "The Whip Hand" is just tremendous.

    I'm going to be hanging with a few other fans this weekend who are less "leak-savvy" than me, I can't wait to see their faces when I spring this on them.

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    I'd say it's their best album since Amputechture and I was a big fan of Bedlam. It doesn't sound like anything they've done or like anyone else, really. post-hardcore influenced progressive neo-soul ftw? The synths on this kick ass too, especially the Wendy Carlos-esque bit in the title track.

    those watery guitars on Imago, AHHH

    EDIT:
    Damn this thing is cohesive.
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    I'm really feeling the new Mars Volta album. It's up there with Deloused in the Comatorium and The Bedlam in Goliath for me. Far better than Octahedron and almost reminds me of the At the Drive In days at times.

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    Frances the Mute is probably one of the best album I've ever heard in my life. I do enjoy listening to the other Mars Volta albums. Bedlam took me years to "appreciate". Octahedron is a little bit boring, but I do love half of it.

    The new one, I'm not really into it. It definitely has less energy than what little I was expecting. I really like the single and the last song. It's not bad, just not exciting.

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