The extended Rodriguez-Lopez clan, (Omar the creative impetus behind At The Drive-In and The Mars Volta), have a jam band called Zechs Marquise. Though I spotlighted their Getting Paid album a few months ago, (it was released late September), Terroreyes TV recently issued a video for the title track. Never one to shun the visually interesting Terroreyes, I figured I could spread this around. The music's good, too.
All info, links and dates were provided by Us/Them Group.
Zechs Marquise premiere Terroreyes video session, announce winter tour with Thursday and headlining dates
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"Forget the Van Halens, if you want to know about a true musical dynasty, look no further than the Rodriguez-Lopez's! In between Omar, Marcel, and Marfred, these talented hermanos are changing the face of free-form jamming." -- MTV Tres
"Thrusting listeners into chase scenes through psychedelic dreamscapes is nothing new for El Paso prog rock instrumentalists Zechs Marquise. However, the major difference on Getting Paid isn't the fear of being chased, but of what's running up behind you." -- Los Angeles Times
"Zechs Marquise knows when to give into its sweaty, twisted vision-quest dalliances and when to let a groove ride." -- Alarm Press
The Mars Volta sibling band Zechs Marquise premiere a live in-studio video session for Terroreyes.tv today. The El Paso quintet performs the title track to their recently released album, Getting Paid. Watch it on Vimeo or YouTube.
Zechs Marquise return to the road in November for headlining dates leading into a run of shows supporting Thursday, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster and also of the Sargent House family, Native. Please see complete dates below.
RCRD LBL recently premiered an MP3 for album track "Mega Slap". Check out the MP3 HERE. Stream full album HERE.
Zechs Marquise, the El Paso, TX quintet are back with their sophomore album Getting Paid, bringing an intensified swagger to the band's multifaceted psych-prog haze for their most aggressive and versatile effort to date. "We liked that hip-hop attitude," explains drummer Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez of the album title. "Getting your piece, taking yours." And, Getting Paid certainly finds the band fully taking charge of their musical destiny.
In the years since their auspicious 2009 debut Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare, Zechs Marquise toured extensively throughout the U.S., proving to be a formidable live act supporting Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group and RX Bandits as well as leading their own headlining tours. Zechs Marquise have also grown considerably in other ways. Recent addition Rikardo Rodriguez-Lopez on keyboards and trumpet joins his brothers, drummer Marcel and bassist Marfred alongside guitarists Matthew Wilkson and Marcos Smith contributing to the band's expanded sound. Not only have they reached new plateaus of entrancing riffs and rhythms, but Getting Paid also integrates vocals on select songs, including guest performances by vocalist/guitarist Matthew Embree and El Paso singer Sonny Baker.
Getting Paid was released everywhere on LP/CD/Download on September 27th on Rodriguez Lopez Productions via Sargent House.
ZECHS MARQUISE LIVE:
11/15 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's - Upstairs
11/16 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf Den
11/18 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11/19 Greenville, NC @ Tipsy Teapot
11/20 Washington, DC @ DC9
11/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/22 Allston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub
11/23 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza $
11/25 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House $
11/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar $
11/27 Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater $
11/28 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop $
11/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft $
12/01 Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater $
12/02 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge $
12/03 Pontiac, MI @ iLounge (at Clutch Cargos) $
12/04 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall $
12/06 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
12/07 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
12/08 Dallas, TX @ Bryan Street Tavern
12/09 Austin, TX @ Antone's Night Club
12/10 San Antonio, TX @ Studio 13
$ with Thursday, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, and Native
Artist: Zechs Marquise
Title: Getting Paid
Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
01. Getting Paid (VIDEO - Vimeo) (VIDEO - YouTube)
02. Lock Jaw Night Vision
03. Static Lovers (MP3)
04. The Heat, The Drought, The Thirst, and The Insanity
05. Time Masters
07. Everlasting Beacon of Light (MP3)
08. Crushin' It!
09. Mega Slap (MP3)
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