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Mars Volta and Flea’s new band Antemasque announce debut album

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    Over the last week, we’ve been introduced Antemasque, the new project from Mars Volta co-founders Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, along with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and drummer Dave Elitch. Already we’ve heard a trio of songs in “4AM”, “People Forget”, and “Hangin’ in the Lurch”‘. Now, the band has announced its self-titled debut LP, which will be released on July 15th.

    In addition, the band has previewed yet another new cut entitled “Drown All Your Witches”. It soundtracks a behind the scenes video of Antemasque in the studio. Watch it at Rolling Stone. Update: Also listen to it below.

    In an issued statement, Antemasque explained that originally planned to only release “4AM”, but decided to offer up more material “because of the amazing response from our fans”. They continued, “If the whole thing looked unplanned, that’s because it was. The anticipation of what the reaction from fans and critics would be was very real for us with every new song we put out.”

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    (Read: The Mars Volta’s De-Loused in the Comatorium: Down the Rat Hole 10 Years Later)

    “4AM”, “People Forget”, and “Hangin’ in the Lurch” will be available for digital purchase tomorrow via Omar Rodríguez-López’s label nadie. The first 10,000 orders will receive “Drown All Your Witches” as a free download.

    Below, revisit “4AM”:

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