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Two Music Videos by The Mars Volta

March 30, 2008

I’m sharing two videos by The Mars Volta. They’re often categorized as Progressive Rock, but I will admit to having a love/hate relationship with the term and the genre. So it isn’t often that I will lump a band I like into that genre, despite the fact that I do like some notable bands from the genre.

The first video posted above is The Widow from the band’s second album Frances the Mute. It’s worth posting here for it’s Jodorowski-flavored feel, and the music is first rate. Not everyone will “get” The Volta, but these guys are honestly some of the best out there making music today. It’s challenging music, and I don’t even guarantee that folks who come to like them, will do so right off the bat. But for many, the band’s music will be a revelation.

The video from Televators, off the album De-loused in the Comatorium is a fascinating watch. Definitely on the memorable, if not hypnotic side. Comatorium is the band’s first album and features appearances by The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and John Frusciante. A landmark first album.

Both of the videos struck me as not only musically interesting, but cinematically so, as well. If you like what you see here, I suggest taking a click over to The Volta’s homepage at Jaamoo.com where you can find some of their live performances.

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