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Another dude from The Mars Volta does stuff other than The Mars Volta

on June 04, 2009, 1:45pm

Just because The Mars Volta have a busy next couple of months, what with the release of the band’s latest LP and some supporting tour dates, does not mean that the members making up the Texas outfit does not have time for other activities. We all know about frontman Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’s recent exploits, but do you know about the latest on goings of his brother and current Volta keyboardist Marcel? Well, we’ll tell you…

Days after the Volta’s appearance at Bonnaroo later this month, Marcel will hit the road with another one of his brothers, Marfred, along with childhood friends Matthew Wilkson and Marcos Smith for a 11-date tour with the Rx Bandits and Dredg. The quartet will be performing under the name Zechs Marquise, an outfit which was first formed in 2003 and has been touring off and on since then. This particular tour will be no different, well, other than the fact that it consist of the first dates in which the band will be performing in support of its debut album.

Yes, on August 25th, Zechs Marquise will release its first ever full-length effort, a 15-track work entitled Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare. And not suprisngly, the debut will be unleashed via Rodriguez Lopez Productions, aka the record label of brother Omar. In creating Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare, the quartert stayed in house, purchasing a mixing board, microphones, and Pro Tools in order to track all of the recordings themselves.

Ah…If only I had a brother with a record label, and a copy of Pro Tools!

Check out a few sounds from Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare. All the other necessary info after that.

Check Out:
“Chase Scene”
“Sirenum Scopuli”

Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare Tracklist:
01. In Strange Love
02. MagMar
03. Mistress Abyss
04. The High Anxiety Arkestra
05. Chase Scene
06. Rotten Candy
07. Attack of the 40 ft Wave
08. Pigeon Sh*t
09. Lady Endless
10. Strapped to the Mast
11. Sirenum Scopuli
12. The Sounds of El Morro
13. Wahaka Chop
14. Black Ark Dub
15. Our Delicate Midnight Opera

Zechs Marquise 2009 Tour Dates:
07/17 – Houston, TX @ Meridian *^
07/18 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues *^
07/20 – Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone *^
07/22 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *^
07/23 – Jacksonville, FL @ Firebird *^
07/24 – St. Petersburgh, FL @ Jannus Landing *^
07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *^
07/26 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *^
07/28 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre *^
07/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts *^
07/31 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *^

* = w/ RX Bandits
^ = w/ Dredg

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