The Mars Volta released Noctourniquet in 2012, and broke up in 2013; there hasn't been new music from the band since, but that may be about to change. Producer and Cloud Hill Recordings founder and owner Johann Scheerer posted a cryptic Instagram story last week teasing dates (June 19-21) and coordinates that pointed to Los Angeles' Grand Park. The band posted it too, and fans who have gone in person have been greeted with a cube:
According to those who went inside, they heard a three-minute teaser of new music from the band. No phones were allowed in the cube, so recordings haven't surfaced, but one Redditor described it in detail:
See more pictures from outside below.
There's been no word yet on when we can expect new music from The Mars Volta to be released. Stay tuned.
The band released a massive box set featuring their entire discography and some unreleased material last year, and also shared Landscape Tantrums, "the unfinished original recordings of De-Loused In The Comatorium," digitally. Stream that below.
Order The Mars Volta's third LP, Amputechture, on blue and white vinyl in the BV store.