Published Jul 02, 2008For the past eight years, Zack de la Rocha has been continuously active, but has zilch to show for it. After leaving Rage Against the Machine in 2000, the electric front-man embarked on a highly anticipated solo album with the likes of DJ Shadow, Dan the Automator, ?uestlove and a whack of others only to never release a note publicly. Then he hopped into the studio with Trent Reznor and recorded an album's worth of songs with the same result. Sure, he reunited with RATM, but only on stage.
Now Zack de la Rocha finally has some new music to back up his long absence with One Day As A Lion. Also featuring drummer Jon Theodore, formerly of the Mars Volta, the duo will release their debut eponymous EP through Anti- on July 22. Here's what the band have to say for it:
"One Day As A Lion is both a warning delivered and a promise kept.
"A defiant affirmation of the possibilities that exist in the space between kick and snare. Its a sonic reflection of the visceral tension between a picturesque fabricated cultural landscape, and the brutal socioeconomic realities it attempts to mask. One Day As A Lion is a recorded interaction between Zack de la Rocha and Jon Theodore from Los Angeles, California.
"The name taken from the infamous 1970 black and white, captured by legendary Chicano photographer George Rodriguez featuring a center framed tag on a white wall in an unspecified section of Boyle Heights. It reads: Its better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb. This record is a stripped down attempt to realize this sentiment in sound.
One Day As A Lion tracklisting:
1. Wild International
2. Ocean View
3. Last Letter
4. If You Fear Dying
5. One Day As A Lion