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The Mars Volta Have Released Their First New Music In A Decade

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 21 June 2022 at 15.04

'Blacklight Shine'

A whole decade on from them disappearing into a lengthy hiatus, The Mars Volta are back. 

And they are still as fascinating and fantastic as they have ever been. 

They have released a new song called 'Blacklight Shine', their first offering since 2012's 'Nocturniquet'.

It is a track that shimmers with Caribbean rhythms and infectious hooks, showcasing culture as much as chaos. Still managing to feel off-kilter and progressive in-between its dancefloor-filling beats, it is a piece of music that is as unexpected and unique as the duo themselves. 

Vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala described the song as, “a wave of rolling blackouts washing memories onto shore, a heartbeat that still remembers everything."

You can listen to it as part of a beautiful short film below:

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