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Cedric Bixler-Zavala on the birth of the new band he's founded with his At The Drive-In/The Mars Volta pal Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.

At the start of 2013, a public statement made online by Cedric Bixler-Zavala officially dissolved The Mars Volta, the band he’d started with former At the Drive-In bandmate Omar Rodriguez-Lopez after the collapse of that outfit.

“I can't sit here and pretend any more,” Bixler-Zavala tweeted. “A hiatus is just an insult to the fans … Omar did not want to [tour any more] … What am I suppose to do – be some progressive housewife [who is] cool with watching their partner go fuck other bands? … All I can do is move forward with my music and just be happy that Mars Volta ever happened at all.”

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