While responding to fans in some since deleted tweets, Cedric Bixler-Zavala said The Mars Volta will be reuniting. Pitchfork are also reporting that the frontman seemed to hint that him and guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López have been working on new material as well.
Bixler-Zavala said “it’s happening” after a fan tweeted: “I dream of you guys giving TMV a new chapter.” Prior to that, he also told another fan that him and Rodríguez-López have been “in the kitchen finding new ways to through [sic] curve balls.” He then added the following in another deleted tweet:
“What it’s NOT going to be is your ‘fav member lineup’ playing their ‘classic records’ in full etc. Maybe we’ll play old shit, who knows how we feel. Just remember our past campaigns never relied on playing requests or going fully backwards …it’s new shit, new people, left turns , tangent inconsistencies, mazapan dreams and churro wishes. I will say this though, when ORL played me a grip of new shit I fucking cried. Like Claire Daines in Romeo & Juliet cried. Yeah it was fucking weird. It’s in its infancy right now. No deadlines, no ball tripping, no drama, just 2 grown ass men using essential oils and bold new perfumes shooting ideas and scooting their ass across the fucking lawn trying to get rid of these worms.”
Furthermore, Pitchfork also said that Bixler-Zavala seemed to suggest that the band’s back catalog will be reissued in high quality as well.