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Omar Rodriguez Lopez is the lead guitarist and composer for such seminal bands as At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta. His solo music is also quite prolific, releasing a new album under his name every month since June of last year.

His latest album Zen Thrills has a neo-psychedelic-electronica style with less of an emphasis on Lopez’s punk-progressive rock tendencies.  Zen Thrills features vocals from Tery Gender Bender (singer of Le Butcherettes) on nearly every song on the album. Bender and Lopez have collaborated in several projects and both find common ground in their songwriting approaches complimenting each other’s creative outputs.

This album is typically for music fans that reject commercial radio and embrace music that is artistic and experimental. (DJ)

★★★★