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Bosnian Rainbows Go Around the World in Six Minutes With ‘Turtle Neck’ Video

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez' new bands preps debut LP for June

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // April 25, 2013

The Mars Volta is dead but Bosnian Rainbows beam on. That latest band to emerge from the beloved prog posse — featuring Omar Rodríguez-López along with Volta drummer Deantoni Parks, Les Butcherettes singer Teri Gender-Bender, and keyboardist Nicci Kasper — has a self-titled album due June 25 via Sargent House. They’ve also been putting in road work since forming in mid-2012, testing the mettle of new songs like new-wavy alt-popper “Torn Maps” or the sprawling post-hardcore piece “Turtle Neck.” That latter track has now been set to video shot while the Rainbows were in motion — a frenetic blur of travel footage that leaps across continents, finds the band sucking up the world’s wi-fi, follows them from stage to studio, and, perhaps best of all, features a brief light-saber battle in a convenience store. The song itself is basically a two-parter, with the first half colored by lush waves of guitar, piano plinks, and Gender-Bender’s mournful coo. The second part is menacing and heavy as the vocals become distorted and the visuals quicken.