Meet your newest rock “supergroup.”
Now-defunct prog-rockers The Mars Volta and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea surprised their respective fans on Wednesday by not only announcing the formation of a new joint collaboration entitled Antemasque but releasing the band's first track, a punk-styled ditty entitled “4AM”:
In addition to Flea – who played bass on The Mars Volta's debut album as well as trumpet on their 2005 follow-up “Frances the Mute” – Antemasque consists of Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López and drummer Dave Elitch, who toured with the group from 2009-2010.
In addition to the song, you can check out rehearsal footage for “4AM” below, in which Flea takes a moment to show off his butterfly-adorned bass designed by renowned British artist Damien Hirst.
So is this a real thing? Flea himself doesn't seem convinced, with the musician tweeting earlier today:
Woke to find out I'm in a new supergroup. Hahahaha. Played on some tracks a few weeks ago with my friends omar and Cedric for love that all
– Flea (@flea333) April 9, 2014
Well, okay then. Maybe not so much? Stay tuned here and on the band's official Facebook page for more updates.
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