Hear the Mars Volta's Early Version of "Inertiatic ESP"

Unfinished original recordings for 2003's 'De-Loused in the Comatorium' arrive next month

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Mar 26, 2021

Ahead of their new career-spanning vinyl box set landing next month, the Mars Volta have delivered a rarity from the set of unfinished original recordings for their 2003 debut album, De-Loused in the Comatorium.

The band's early version of "Inertiatic ESP" heard below will be included as part of Landscape Tantrums, which will arrive digitally on April 23 via Clouds Hill Recordings

Of their De-Loused rarities, Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez shared, "Some asshole bootlegged the two-track references for this session, but the actual mixes we did back then were luckily preserved and stored in my vault for the past 20 years. So it's super-exciting for my engineer Jon DeBaun and me that it's seeing a release. This was the very first thing we worked on together, and it holds a lot of great memories. And if it's this exciting for us, we imagine it's going to be exciting for the fans."

The Mars Volta's 18-LP box set, La Realidad de los Sueños, also arrives April 23 — and sold out quickly upon its announcement. The band's most recent album remains 2012's Noctourniquet.

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