Stream: The Mars Volta's Sinister New Song 'The Malkin Jewel'

Preview a cut from the prog band's new album, 'Noctourniquet'

February 13, 2012 3:15 PM ET
The Mars Volta
The Mars Volta, 'Noctourniquet'

Click to listen to The Mars Volta's 'The Malkin Jewel'

"The Malkin Jewel," the first track from the Mars Volta's sixth album, Noctourniquet, finds the art-rockers locking into a sinister, Led Zeppelin-like rhythm before veering off course into an odd passage driven by keyboard hums, feedback buzzes and a surprisingly delicate melody. Noctourniquet will hit stores on March 27th, but you can preview "The Malkin Jewel" now.

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