Antemasque, a group consisting of former members of The Mars Volta Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and Dave Elitch, with bass contributions from Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, have shared a new piece of of music, a post-punky bop dubbed Hangin’ in the Lurch.
The frenetic track recalls the earliest days of Rodriguez-Lopez and Bixler-Zavala’s first group, At the Drive-In — whose style was marked by garagey power chords and punk rock tempos, with an emphasis on melody and sonic grandeur — coupled with Flea’s loose, slap-heavy bass playing style.
Fans were treated to the first official taste of Antemasque earlier this week with the release of 4am. At the time, Flea was reported as being part of a “supergroup” with former Mars Volta members. His involvement became less clear after he tweeted, “Woke to find out I’m in a new supergroup… Played on some tracks a few weeks ago with my friends Omar and Cedric for love that[‘s] all.”
Listen: Antemasque – Hangin’ in the Lurch