Video: Mars Volta Play New Songs Under Different Band Name

Written by Brayden Darke on March 31, 2011

Progressive rock band The Mars Volta have been showcasing new songs while playing under Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’s solo act Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group(?)

The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group which consists of Omar, Juan Alderete, Deantoni Parks, and Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez (all of which are members of The Mars Volta) recently appeared at SXSW with a special guest appearance on stage by none other than Cedric Bixler-Zavala the lead singer of the group. They then went on to perform a whole Mars Volta set which included 4 news songs, likely to be on their follow up album to 2009’s Octahedron.

Cedric was only supposed to appear with The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group for a few shows, but it turns out he’s been showing up every night to perform the new Mars Volta songs.

Here are a few of the songs we found on YouTube

The Whip Hands

New Jam

Jacob Jam + New Song

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