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For the Record

Bosnian Rainbows Review

Hello again all!

Kyle Stringer here – this time with an album review.  I recently purchased “Bosnian Rainbows” – Bosnian Rainbows from Love Garden (on vinyl of course) and I was pleasantly surprised.

For those of you who don’t know, Bosnian Rainbows is the new project of Omar Rodríguez Lopez (ex Mars Volta and At The Drive-In).  The band also features Deantoni Parks, the most recent drummer from The Mars Volta, and Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes.

I for one, was rather upset when I found out The Mars Volta were finished.  I went into denial and shut myself in a room for quite a while trying to decide if I could afford “De-Loused in the Comatorium” on vinyl.  However, I decided to give the Bosnian Rainbows singles a listen, and I was glad I did.  Although they were no Mars Volta, this band and debut album definitely hold their own.  Throughout the entire record, there are plenty of crunchy, smooth, and delayed out guitar riffs, synths, groove oriented drum beats, and sloppy but lovable vocals.  The Mars Volta definitely had more dissonances, spacy sounds, harsh effects, and higher vocals than Omar’s new band, but is easy to love if you don’t compare the two.  The album definitely has its standouts, and has a couple duds as well.

The album is free to listen to on bandcamp here.

Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments or call in during “For The Record”.


Written by Kyle Stringer. For the Record aires every Friday from 8-10pm on 90.7fm KJHK.