OMAR RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ TO RELEASE SE DICE BISONTE, NO BUFALO
In 2007, the insanely prolific guitarist, band leader and producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (of The Mars Volta) will release a handful of solo projects. The first of these, Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo, sees the light of day on May 29 through Gold Standard Laboratories (which Lopez co-owns).
Recorded in 2005 in Amsterdam and California, Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo is a 10-track full-length album featuring performances by Volta members Bixler-Zavala, Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, Juan Alderete de la Pena, and Adrian Terrazas-Gonzales, as well as appearances by Money Mark Ramos Nishita (Beastie Boys, etc.) and John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo:
01 The Lukewarm
02 Luxury of Infancy
03 Rapid Fire Tollbooth
04 Thermometer Drinking the Bussness of Turnstiles
05 Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo
06 If Gravity Lulls, I Can Hear the World Panting
07 Please Heat This Eventually
08 Lurking About in a Cold Sweat (Held Together by Venom)
09 Boiling Death Request a Body to Rest Its Head On
10 La Tirania de la Tradicion
Download "Boiling Death Request a Body to Rest Its Head On" HERE.
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is band leader and musical composer of the writing partnership at the core of The Mars Volta. Along with vocalist/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Rodriguez-Lopez has established himself as one of the most recognizable and influential rock artists of the early twenty-first century.
The duo first gained notoriety in 2000 with their group At the Drive-In, releasing their final album, Relationship of Command (Grand Royal), to rave critical reviews, and attracting a legion of fans worldwide. On the heels of the album's success, Rodriguez-Lopez and Bixler-Zavala dissolved the group and immediately formed The Mars Volta. Since 2002, the band have released a steady barrage of challenging and evocative albums and toured the world relentlessly. Rodriguez-Lopez has simultaneously amassed a growing catalog of off-the-beaten-path releases (often with the help of Volta members and various other colleagues), written and recorded between and often during the fast-paced touring, rehearsing and recording regimen he sets for The Mars Volta. He has toured Europe under the moniker The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet, and in late 2006 issued Please Heat This Eventually, an EP with the legendary Damo Suzuki (of Can fame).