The Mars Volta has committed its epic live show to disc on “Scab Dates,” due Nov. 8 via GSL/Universal. Recorded at various shows between 2003-2005, the set features only six songs over the course of its 72-minute running time. The four-part closer “Cicatriz” alone runs more than 40 minutes, half of which is taken up by its 20-minute final portion.
Samples of “Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt” and “And Ghosted Pouts” can be streamed on the band’s official Web site.
Having recently completed a run with System Of A Down, the group is gearing up for the Dec. 2-4 edition of the U.K.’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, which it will curate. Among the acts slated to perform are Antony & the Johnsons, Dungen, Diamanda Galas, the Kills, Weird War, Les Savy Fav, Blonde Redhead, Acid Mothers Temple and various members of Can.
As previously reported, Mars Volta has also signed on for the annual Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand, which kicks off Jan. 20 in Auckland.
Here is the track list for “Scab Dates”:
“Abrasions Mount the Timpani”
“Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt”
a) “Gust of Mutts”
b) “And Ghousted Pouts”
a) “Pt. I”
b) “Pt. II”
c) “Pt. III”
d) “Pt. IV”