Friday, May 22, 2009
The Mars Volta - Tremulant EP +++
I've abstained from posting any real Mars Volta-related material for the entire duration of this blogs life but the time has come. I've just been in a huge TMV mood recently, I guess. They are my favorite band of all time but they seem well known enough and for a while, I'm pretty sure that the only people really coming here were from a TMV message board, so what would be the point of posting any of it here??? Anyway, for those of you unfortunate enough to not have heard their first effort, Tremulant EP, here it is! Along with some ridiculously good B-sides and whatnot that surfaced on the unofficial "A Missing Chromosome" compilation and some demos done before their first album, Deloused in the Comatorium. This stuff is a lot rawer than the TMV you might be used to if you're just a casual fan or have heard a couple of songs. This EP is the aggressive transitional material from just after the At the Drive-In days. The "...and more" file has a bunch of random stuff like the title track of of Frances the Mute that they inconveniently had to leave off the album. There is also the spoken word track The Bible and the Brethalyzer which is just weird but I figured it would be of interest anyway. If you really love me, you'll listen to all of these and if you don't like The Mars Volta...then I don't even know what to say.
I know this is kind of a mystery meat post but bear with me.