When percussionist Jon Theodore left the Mars Volta after the release of Amputechture it left fans wondering what his next move would be. A long rumored project with Zach De La Rocha was rumored to be in the works and was talked about on message boards for months but when Rage started playing shows together again I for one thought the project was dead. Needless to say I was excited to see the project is not only back on but we can expect to see the fruits of these sessions on July 22nd.
According to their Myspace:
“One Day As A Lion is both a warning delivered and a promise kept.”
“A defiant affirmation of the possibilities that exist in the space between kick and snare. It’s a sonic reflection of the visceral tension between a picturesque fabricated cultural landscape, and the brutal socioeconomic realities it attempts to mask. One Day As A Lion is a recorded interaction between Zack de la Rocha and Jon Theodore from Los Angeles, California.”
“The name taken from the infamous 1970 black and white, captured by legendary Chicano photographer George Rodriguez featuring a center framed tag on a white wall in an unspecified section of Boyle Heights. It reads: ‘It’s better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb.’ This record is a stripped down attempt to realize this sentiment in sound.”
One Day as a Lion EP Tracklisting:
1. Wild International
2. Ocean View
3. Last Letter
4. If You Fear Dying
5. One Day as a Lion
A Jon Theodore Solo from back in the days for those who aren't familiar with his work.