Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mars Volta Supergroup Launched

03/06/2014
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(Prog) Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has left former band The Mars Volta far behind him, and formed a supergroup called Kimono Kult with ex-colleague and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante.

The band also features Rodriguez-Lopez's Bosnian Rainbows bandmate Teri Gender Bender on lead vocals, plus guitarist Dante White, string playes Laena Geronimo and drummer Nicole Turley.

Gender Bender says Kimono Kult had a good reason for continuing to write lyrics in Spanish, as she'd done with Bosnian Rainbows' most recent work. She tells Rolling Stone: "There's so much left to explore. Because Spanish-speaking singers are strict with so many unspoken rules, I approached my mother language as if I were an alien from outer space. That was the mindset."

Hear their debut track Todo Menos El Dolor, taken from their four-track EP Hiding In The Light which is on sale now, here.

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