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OMAR RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ
SOLID STATE MERCENARIES
(out 21 April 2017 through Ipecac Recordings)

  1. Bought Some Faith
  2. Sinister Page
  3. Congenial Censor
  4. Lightning Round
  5. Killing Out The Special Tide
  6. Five Star
  7. Strangled Maybes
  8. Mommy Dearest
  9. Your Hazard Name
  10. Try On Little Man

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At The Drive-In/Mars Volta) is in the midst of releasing a series of solo albums via Ipecac Recordings. Solid State Mercenaries is the 21st album in the series.

The previously unreleased albums were recorded from 2008 to 2013, while Rodriguez-Lopez lived in Zapopan, Mexico and as well as his eventual return to El Paso. The titles have been released on a bi-weekly basis.

Not only is Solid State Mercenaries the 21st album in the series, the release marks Rodriguez-Lopez’s 46th studio album.

“The best part about having a record label is that you get to choose to work with people that you really admire,” said Ipecac co-owner Greg Werckman. “We had all admired Omar’s work from afar and then recently got to know him up close. It was so great to find out that as talented as he is, he is an even better human being and we love having him as part of the Ipecac family. But, it seems that he has blatantly taken advantage of our friendship. Sure, we were excited to release his solo catalogue… but this many titles? What have we gotten ourselves into?”

Rodriguez-Lopez adds, “It’s crucial in this day and age to be able to surround yourself with like-minded people that you can share an ethos with. I feel grateful and fortunate enough to have found this with such amazing people: Mike, Greg, Shawn, Marc and the Ipecac family. After throwing around many different project ideas, this seemed like the best place to actually begin, on what will surely be a long lasting collaboration.”

“I can’t think of a better home for these records or of another label crazy enough to put out this much material. The series also owes its blood to the hard work and talents of Jon Debaun and Chris Common, who diligently scoured through endless hard drives to find these albums and provide such stellar mixes.”

Omar Rodriquez-Lopez release schedule:
Sworn Virgins (Friday 15 July)
Corazones (Friday 29 July)
Blind Worms Pious Swine (Friday 12 August)
Arañas en La Sombra (Friday 26 August)
Umbrella Mistress (Friday 9 September)
El Bien Y Mal Nos Une (Friday 23 September)
Cell Phone Bikini (Friday 7 October)
Infinity Drips (Friday 21 October)
Weekly Mansions (Friday 4 November)
Zapopan (Friday 18 November)
Nom De Guerre Cabal (Friday 2 December)
Some Need It Lonely (Friday 16 December)
A Lovejoy (Friday 30 December)
Roman Lips (Friday 13 January)
Zen Thrills (Friday 27 January)
Chocolate Tumor Hormone Parade (Friday 10 February)
Ensayo De Un Desaparecido  (Friday 24 February)
Azul, Mis Dientes  (Friday 10 March)
Gorilla Preacher Cartel (Friday 24 March)
Killing Tingled Lifting Retreats (Friday 7 April)
Solid State Mercenaries (Friday 21 April)

 Solid State Mercenaries is out Friday 21 April 2017 through Ipecac / [PIAS]

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