After a public falling out over the lack of touring behind Noctourniquet, The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala reunited earlier this year to form Antemasque. Together with Volta drummer David Elitch – and some help from Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea – they put together a self-titled debut album. The record is available for digital purchase today, and you can can stream the whole thing below.
Originally, the band only planned on releasing the Flea-featuring “4AM”, but after the largely positive response, they went ahead and prepped a full LP. “If the whole thing looked unplanned, that’s because it was,” the band said in a statement. “The anticipation of what the reaction from fans and critics would be was very real for us with every new song we put out.”
Bixler-Zavala was quoted as saying, “The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In had a baby, and it’s called Antemasque,” a pretty accurate statement that’s sure to attract fans of those bands’ past work. Take a listen for yourself by streaming Antemasque now.
02. I Got No Remorse
03. Ride Like The Devil’s Son
04. In The Lurch
05. 50,000 Kilowatts
06. Momento Mori
07. Drown All Your Witches
09. People Forget
10. Rome Armed To The Teeth
Supporting the new record, Antemasque will tour Texas, Arizona, and California this August. They’ll also appear at Japan’s Summer Sonic, because why not. See their full itinerary below.
Antemasque 2014 Tour Dates:
08/02 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
08/03 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
08/04 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
08/05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees Dallas
08/07 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
08/08 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
08/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
08/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
08/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
08/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
08/16 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic