Close Out Your Weekend with Bosnian RainbowsJuly 12th, 2013
The Mars Volta turned into something different than Omar Rodríguez-López (guitar and vocals) wanted, because he yearned to be involved in something more democratic, rather than being the one making all the decisions. (“It became known as my family, not my band. I had to be in control of everything.”) So when the experimental rockers went on hiatus—and then broke up—he and Deantoni Parks (drums) teamed up with Nicci Kasper (keys) and le Butcherettes singer Teri Gender Bender to form Bosnian Rainbows in 2012. Last September, they embarked on their first tour, as the Omar Rodriguez Lopez Band because, booked well in advance, it was initially supposed to be a solo tour. But things clicked on the road, and when they returned from Europe, the quartet booked studio time to record their self-titled debut album (stream it below), which MOJO, in praise, says deals in “icy, turbulent anthems informed by post-punk, Peter Gabriel’s So and early-’80s New Wave.” And now that it’s recently been released, Bosnian Rainbows (above, doing “Worthless”) have hit the road. See them on Sunday night at The Bowery Ballroom.