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Antemasque is an indie rock band created by former At the Drive In and the Mars Volta members vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez with the latter band's touring drummer Dave Elitch and bassist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Their sound is tight, uptempo, indie rock that moves on from both the post-hardcore of their earliest band and the prog revival of MV.
After Bixler-Zavala announced the end of MV the spring of 2013 -- hinting at a creative split -- it took less than a year for him and Rodriguez-Lopez to begin working together again at the behest of Flea. The quartet recorded a three-track EP, followed by a full-length in the bassist's studio that was released in November on the Nadie Sound label. Before the recording was released, Flea, unable to tour due to his many other commitments, was replaced by the equally gifted Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez in the bass chair. ~ Thom Jurek
- Los Angeles, CA
- Apr 2014