Yes, and the band is called Anywhere. The Mars Volta’s pint-sized powerhouse of a vocalist, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, has teamed up with legendary Minutemen bassist (as well as touring bassist for Iggy Pop and The Stooges) Mike Watts, and together, along with guitarist Christian Eric Beaulieu and former Sleepy Sun singer Rachel Fannan, they recorded a 7″ called Pyramid Mirrors. There are only 500 available copies, and they’re available for pre-order here.
We can only guess at the possibilities of what these guys (and girl) sound like together, but really, is there any way this couldn’t be the ultimate, female-fronted, punk/prog/hardcore fantasy? That’s right—vocal duties go to Fannan, who, since leaving Sleepy Sun, has been working solely on solo stuff, while Bixler-Zavala, surprisingly, will be staying away from the microphone and taking on percussion instead.
There’s not even art for the album up yet, but in the meantime, you can watch these videos of Bixler-Zavala, Watts and Fannan (after the jump) and imagine how they play together. Does this mean I can make a joke about this being like punk rock fantasy football? (Confession: I don’t know how actual fantasy football works.) Derp.
[via Consequence of Sound]