Scab Dates - The Mars Volta
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  1. Abrasions Mount the Timpani
  2. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt
  3. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt: Gust of Mutts
  4. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt: And Ghosted Pouts
  5. Caviglia
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  1. Abrasions Mount the Timpani
  2. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt
  3. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt: Gust of Mutts
  4. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt: And Ghosted Pouts
  5. Caviglia
  6. Concertina
  7. Haruspex
  8. Cicatriz
  9. Cicatriz, Pt. 1
  10. Cicatriz, Pt. 2
  11. Cicatriz, Pt. 3
  12. Cicatriz, Pt. 4
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Scab Dates' accompanying photography is a frenetic blur of instruments and sweaty hair. Singers stand on amplifiers, and keyboardists stare intently at the veins popping in their hands; drummers reach over snares to tweak guitar strings, and saxophones appear out of the ether. It's an accurate portrayal of the Mars Volta's collagist sound, their subtitled and bullet-pointed avant metal that increasingly seems like the soundtrack to a film only Omar Rodriguez-Lopez can see. Still, even at their most insular (some would say ...

Scab Dates 2005, Universal Distribution

UPC: 602498867884

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