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Listen: First song from theband that caused the MarsVolta split

At The Drive-In and The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has unveiled the first track from his new band Bosnian Rainbows.

‘Torn Maps’ was released earlier today and was quickly followed by a flood of tweets from former bandmate Cedric Bixler-Zavala who announced that the Mars Volta is over- primarily because Rodriguez-Lopez is too busy focusing on Bosnian Rainbows.

“Thank u 2 all VOLTA fans u deserved more especially after the way u rooted for us on this album,” Bixler-Zavala tweeted. “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.”

Unveiling his new band, Rodriguez-Lopez told _NME that he founded Bosnian Rainbows to avoid becoming stuck in one way of working. “I did eight years in At The Drive-In being in a collective, [then] 11 years in The Mars Volta of doing that,” he explained. “I found myself feeling very lonely and I felt like I abandoned my friendships, so I’ve decided to focus on this band.”

Asked if he was missing working with Bixler, Rodriguez-Lopez explained that: “It’s been very strange being without Cedric. It’s one of those bittersweet moments. It’s great for both of us because he’s making this great solo record, which is more of an acoustic thing. I’m really excited to hear another side of him and to work on music without me. He’s composing all the music, playing all the instruments, literally doing everything himself, rather than just singing over the top of my songs.”

Rodriguez-Lopez’s bandmates in Bosnian Rainbows are former Mars Volta drummer Deantoni Parks, keyboardist Nicci Kasper and singer Teri Gender-Bender, who is also a member of noise experimentalists Le Butcherettes.

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xXxMusexXx

xXxMusexXx said on the 24th Jan, 2013

wow, the title of this article is a complete falsification. terrible.

why are you villifying bosnian rainbows? you're a hack.


berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 24th Jan, 2013

wow, the title of this article is a complete falsification. terrible.

why are you villifying bosnian rainbows? you're a hack.

Lol

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 24th Jan, 2013

To be fair Bosnian Rainbows have already released an album as a group. The Octopus Kool Aid record by Omar last year was done by the BR line up with Teri doing all the vocal work on the record and writing all that side of things......so this isnt really the first song by them, just sayin'

grattan

grattan said on the 24th Jan, 2013

First song under the Bosnian Rainbows name = first Bosnian Rainbows song.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 24th Jan, 2013

This "Tom Mann" dude is a parrot.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 25th Jan, 2013

better than being a one post cunt called xxmusexx

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 25th Jan, 2013

oh xxxmusexxx i stand corrected

xXxMusexXx

xXxMusexXx said on the 25th Jan, 2013

actually they released work in a clouds hill boxset.

this band didn't cause tmv to split, it was evidentally past its used by date.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 25th Jan, 2013

actually they released work in a clouds hill boxset.

this band didn't cause tmv to split, it was evidentally past its used by date.

http://99gifs.com/-img/503b095cafa96f6c00000389.gif

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 25th Jan, 2013

wow, the title of this article is a complete falsification. terrible.

why are you villifying bosnian rainbows? you're a hack.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8un3rLEMk1qzdf0go1_500.gif

Death of Marat

Death of Marat said on the 25th Jan, 2013

I like it, a lot better than anything off last Volta album.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 26th Jan, 2013

I have a feeling this will become Triple J favourite music.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 26th Jan, 2013

That said, I still dig this a lot.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 27th Jan, 2013



OH SHIT, WELL GUESS WE CAN'T LIKE IT THEN

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 27th Jan, 2013

and if tom ballard plays it, let's all talk about how shit of a radio host he is.

lukey26

lukey26 said on the 27th Jan, 2013

Saw them last year, they are ridiculously great live.

batdan

batdan said on the 27th Jan, 2013



Why go over old ground? We all know he is shit anyway.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 28th Jan, 2013

tom ballard is a great comedian shame it's only mab and i who see that.