PREMIERE: Zechs Marquise – Mega Slap
Zechs Marquise is the lesser known sister act to prog-rock group The Mars Volta, composed of The Mars Volta’s keyboardist/percussionist Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez (here on drums), as well as guitarist Marcos Smith, bassist Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez, keyboardist/trumpet player Rikardo Rodriguez-Lopez and guitarist Matthew Wilkson. The El Paso quartet, who released its debut Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare in 2009, craft complexly layered prog tunes, often devoid of vocals. “Mega Slap,” the final track on the group’s upcoming sophomore effort, Getting Paid, is a sprawling math-rock number that has an almost-experimental jazz sensibility. Getting Paid drops September 27 via Rodriguez Lopez Productions/Sargent House.