Image for John Frusciante & Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Form Kimono Kult

John Frusciante & Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Form Kimono Kult

Written by Greg Moskovitch on January 12, 2014

Guitar gods John Frusciante, formerly of Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, formerly of The Mars Volta, having continued their musically lucrative working relationship, forming a new band dubbed Kimono Kult, with members of Bosnian Rainbows, Swahili Blonde, and more.

The band features members from Le Butcherettes, Dante Vs. Zombies, and Raw Geronimo, with Rodriguez-Lopez handling guitar, synths, strings, Teri Gender Bender on vocals and guitar, Frusciante on axe duties, Nicole Turley on bass, backing vocals, as well as trumpets and synths, Dante White-Aliano on guitar and synths, and, Laena Geronimo on violin, bass, and trumpets.

Despite the notables in the lineup, the band insist that Kimono Kult is not an “all-star” vanity project. Frusciante and Rodriguez-Lopez previously worked together on several experimental outings, including the acclaimed 2010 studio effort, Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante.

Their debut EP, Hiding In The Light, was recorded and produced by Neurotic Yell CEO and Swahili Blonde drummer and vocalist, Nicole Turley, and is slated for release on 4th March through Neurotic Yell. It’s said to feature four tracks worth of “electro/dub/afro-beat/avant-freak/jazz.”

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

News

Behold This Glorious Video Of ‘Uptown Funk’, Performed By 280 Different Movie Characters

Since it hit number 1 in pretty much every country on earth including Australia, it’s safe to assume that a lot of people really like the song Uptown Funk (or, at least, they did before they heard it so many times that they started to imagine throwing darts at pictures of Bruno Mars and Mark .

News

Watch Kendrick Lamar & His “Big Bro” Mos Def Team Up On Stage

Super-influential rappers Kendrick Lamar and Mos Def (real name Yasiin Bey) have teamed up at Canada’s Osheaga Festival, with Bey freestyling over Lamar’s Alright.

Music Videos

Josef Salvat – ‘Open Season’

Sydney-bred, London-based singer-songwriter Josef Salvat takes the most stereotypical tropes of modern music videos and throws them on their head in his creative and clever video for latest single Open Season.

News

‘INXS The Musical’ To Open In Australia In 2017

Aussie rockers INXS are officially turning their discography and their story into INXS The Musical, which is set to open in Sydney in 2017.

Music Videos

The Wonder Years – ‘Cigarettes & Saints’

American rockers The Wonder Years have dropped Cigarettes & Saints — the latest single taken from their forthcoming album No Closer To Heaven — and have given the track the full music video treatment.

News

Slipknot Bassist Rushed To Hospital Mid-Set

Slipknot bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella has been taken to hospital after experiencing an unknown medical emergency on stage, but it hasn’t stopped the band from finishing off their set without him.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You