At The Drive-In / Mars Volta guitarist unveils new alt-pop project Bosnian Rainbows

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez shares the first song from his first post-Mars Volta project.

After briefly reuniting with At The Drive-In last year, Rodriguez-Lopez and former ATDI frontman Cedric Bixler put The Mars Volta on hiatus. The guitarist returns as part of Bosnian Rainbows, where’s he joined by drummer Deantoni Parks, keyboardist Nicci Kasper, and singer Teri Gender-Bender (of noise experimentalists Les Butcherettes).

“I did eight years in At The Drive-In being in a collective, so after that I wanted something where I was in charge and no one asked me any questions. After 11 years then in The Mars Volta of doing that, I found myself feeling very lonely and I felt like I abandoned my friendships, so I’ve decided to focus on this band,” Rodriguez-Lopez tells NME.

Listen to ‘Torn Maps’, which appears on Bosnian Rainbow’s forthcoming debut album, due for release later this year. From this offering, it appears that Rodriguez-Lopez has traded in jagged punk and conceptual prog-rock for alt-pop in the vein of Siouxsie and the Banshees. The band’s US tour dates follow.

Feb 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Feb 16 – Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall
Feb 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Feb 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Feb 19 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Feb 20 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Feb 22 – Montréal, QC @ Cabaret du Mile-end
Feb 23 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club (Early Show)
Feb 24 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Feb 25 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Feb 26 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Feb 27 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
Feb 28 – Minneapolis, MI @ Fine Line Music Cafe



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