Posted in music on January 24, 2013

The Mars Volta at ACL in 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta, who have been on hiatus since the release of 2012's Noctourniquet, have officially called it quits, Prefix reports. Cedric Bixler-Zavala dropped the news via a series of tweets , including "Thank u 2 all VOLTA fans u deserved more especially after the way u rooted for us on this album. I tried my hardest to keep it going But Bosnian Rainbows was what we all got instead. I can't sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta."

Cedric has a solo release on the way, and as discussed his former partner in crime, Omar Rodriguez Lopez is working with his band, Bosnian Rainbows, who will have their debut album out this year and are going on a tour in February which hits NYC for the previously mentioned Highline Ballroom show on February 19 with Marriages. Tickets for that show are still available. Since we last spoke, the band revealed a track from their album, "Torn Maps," which you can stream below.

Cedric and Omar joined forces again last year to bring back their old band, At the Drive-In. That reunion never brought the band to NYC, but it did bring them to Austin, Coachella, Lollapalooza and other places.

In related news, At the Drive-In's other half, Sparta, have returned from their hiatus and are in the studio working on the followup to 2006's Threes.

Bosnian Rainbows song stream below...

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Bosnian Rainbows - "Torn Maps"

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Comments (30)

it's about time. i'm Getting High Injecting Snake Venom.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 9:54 AM

Great new track, sounds like something out of downtown NYC in the late 70s or early 80s

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 9:54 AM

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 9:56 AM

I wouldn't pay a cent to see this shit live.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 9:56 AM

TMV had at least 2 classic records. Respect.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 9:58 AM

overrated from day one anyway

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 10:07 AM

omar is such an ahhhtist. bleh

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 10:24 AM

They'll leave behind a legacy of really great names.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 10:27 AM

I loved this one lol
Cedric Bixler Zavala ‏@cedricbixler_
"What am I suppose to do be some progressive house wife that's cool with watching their partner go fuck other bands? We owe it 2 fans to tour"

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 11:06 AM

but, what will dudes shred to at Guitar Center now??

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 11:09 AM

wtf

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 11:36 AM

i thought they broke up a long time ago
they were good

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 11:37 AM

FUCKING PLAY NYC ATDI

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 11:40 AM

I realize that it in accord with the Bushwick (formerly Williamsburg) Protocol to hate on this band, so most of you will probably scoff while drinking your free range lattes, but their first two records were outstanding, and while their most recent efforts haven't been memorable, it's worth recognizing that a band who actually has talent and a progressive (lol) creative vision made at least a medium-sized splash in the mainstream. Hope the new band doesn't suck too much. Hope even more that the ATDI reunion continues.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 11:40 AM

About time. They should have broken up after the second album.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 11:46 AM

Pretty good, looking forward to hearing more. RIP MV.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 12:39 PM

They should have broken up before the first album

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 12:39 PM

If they didn't have that lame caterwauling vocalist and Red Hot Chilli Peppers production values, they would have made some good records.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 12:45 PM

new jersey is looking for qualified gas pump jockeys

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 1:00 PM

first two records are classics (frances the mute especially). should have broken up when jon theodore quit the band. they've never been a good band since.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 1:04 PM

STOP BEGGING FOR ATDI TO PLAY NYC NERDS. PUT THAT MONEY IN A HIGH INTEREST CD AND DO YOURSELF A FAVOR.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 1:06 PM

12:45 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 1:11 PM

what was the video where the dude had black eyes and it was creepy

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 5:49 PM

things gayer than this band:

two dicks touching
penis fencing
Prince Albert's prince albert
Richard Simmons' pet ferret
the color pink

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 8:54 PM

Great new track, sounds like something out of downtown NYC in the late 70s or early 80s

Posted by Bumba | March 18, 2013 1:29 PM

TRUST just released a new single, "Heaven," with a number of remixes from the likes of Cloudland and Sir Stephen Hips

Posted by medafile | April 14, 2013 9:42 PM

Loving their new track too.

Posted by mike | May 3, 2013 12:13 PM

should have broken up when jon theodore quit the band.

Posted by phone case accessories | May 22, 2013 10:34 PM

Always feel sad if there is a great group but decide to break up and take solo career

Posted by most expensive sports car | July 8, 2013 2:10 PM

Very great song, I love it.

Posted by Oud oil samples | July 22, 2013 12:56 PM

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