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THE MARS VOLTA Examines Puerto Rico's History In New Single "Graveyard Love"

Along with another long music video.

The Mars Volta is now streaming their second comeback single "Graveyard Love" alongside a lengthy music video. Much like their first video, the footage outruns the music and is entirely in black and white. The Mars Volta vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala previously commented on the single "They will seek your ruin, and burn your lands, because if they can't have you, no one can." A further explanation of that comment is found in the video's description, which details Puerto Rico's history. It reads:

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1897 – FREE AT LAST
1898 – EIGHT DAYS OF INDEPENDENCE
1899 – HURRICANE SAN CIRIACO
1910 – U.S. BANKS FORECLOSE ON PUERTO RICAN LAND
1917 – U.S. CITIZENSHIP
1921 – MONCHO REYES, THE IDIOT GOVERNOR
1920 – 1930 – U. S. LAND GRAB
1930 – PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS
1931 – PUERTO RICAN GUINEA PIGS
1930 – 1970 – MASS STERILIZATION
1934 – LOS MACHETEROS GO ON STRIKE
1934- 24-HOUR FBI SURVEILLANCE OF ALBIZU CAMPOS
1935 – RIO PIEDRAS MASSACRE
1936 – ASSASSINATION OF POLICE CHIEF RIGGS
1937 – PONCE MASSACRE
1939 – BOMBING OF CULEBRA
1941 – OCCUPATION OF VIEQUES
1948 – LAW 53 (THE GAG LAW)
1950 – UPRISINGS THROUGHOUT PUERTO RICO
1950 – JAYUYA UPRISING
1950 – UTUADO UPRISING
1950 – ATTACK ON THE GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO
1950 – GUNFIGHT AT THE SALÓN BORICUA
1950 – ATTACK ON PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN
1954 – ATTACK ON THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1965 – PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS DIES
1971 – CULEBRA ISLAND TAKEOVER
1976 – IRS SECTION 936
1978 – CERRO MARAVILLA
1980 – 2000 – PHARMACEUTICAL BOOM
2003 – VIEQUES BOMBING STOPS
2006 – NO MORE IRS 936
2017 – HURRICANE MARIA
2022 – STILL A COLONY

For Further Understanding:
Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico by Ed Morales
War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in Americas Colony by Nelson A. Denis

The Mars Volta reunion has been nothing short of headline-worthy, especially considering it all started with a weird black box in Los Angeles that allegedly played the first single "Blacklight Shine" while people were inside.

That cube is now available here online and you can catch the band at one of their many reunion tour dates below.

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9/22 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
9/23 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
9/25 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
9/27 Philadelphia, PA – The Metropolitan Opera House
9/29 New York, NY – Terminal 5
9/30 New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/1 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
10/3 Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/5 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
10/6 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/8 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
10/11 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
10/14 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/15 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/18 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/19 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/21 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/22 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

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