last update: April
15, 2002 - first update: March 03, 2001
MAY 20, 2002 - PLEASE READ:
Since At The Drive-In have parted into 2 bands several months
ago, Sparta and The Mars Volta, this
is the last update of Rolodex Propaganda. These 2 bands are
living their own way now, Sparta have released a 4-titles
album, Austere, and The Mars Volta a 3-titles, Tremulant
and both bands plans to release a full album this summer. Sparta
is an emo band, which sounds a bit like At The Drive-In during
the In/Casino/Out - Vaya era, with Jim singing and
playing guitar, Paul playing guitar and Tony drumming. The Mars
Volta is a psyche-rock band, with Cedric singing and Omar playing
Stopping updating the site doesn't mean that I will delete
the site. I will keep it to let all At The Drive-In fans
view the stuff I've collected during the year and a half Rolodex
Propaganda have been running. If you want fresh and up-to-date news
about The Mars Volta and Sparta, here's some site
you can check out:
- the official
(an amazing french/english site about The Mars Volta with
Of Roulette Dares (The Mars Volta)
GSL site (The Mars Volta and Defacto's label)
SPARTA TOURING THROUGH EUROPE
Sparta will come in Europe for 15 dates from mid-May to early
June, all tour dates are on the official
site and in the tour dates page of
THE MARS VOLTA LIVE MP3
On the Hellpaso
website you can download an entire set of live mp3 by The
Mars Volta, they are on the MAIN page [they are no longer available,
they have been erased]
They have announced some tourdates accross the States with Thursday,
you can check all dates here, or
go directly on the official
site. They have also put a webcam in their studio, so you can
see what they are doing right now (but the frames are not refreshed
THE MARS VOLTA TOUR DATES
The Mars Volta are touring troughout Europe in March, check all
dates here, or on the GSL
The Mars Volta tour dates page.
sorry for the lack of updates these last weeks, here's the latest
THE MARS VOLTA & DE FACTO
The first The Mars Volta release, a 3-title EP, Tremulant,
will come out on GSL
on late March 2002. De Facto has already release a new LP,
Légende du Scorpion à Quatre Queue,
a few months ago (november/december 2001) on a french
Mike Miller is the new Sparta bassist. They have also a brand
new design for their
official website (it seems now that DreamWorks Records manage
the site, first site version was runned by the band), so check it
They're actually recording their
debut full length album at Armoury Studios (Vancouver), the producer
is Jerry Finn, and they'll probably release it on early summer.
Before, on March-April, a 4-5 title EP, Austere, will be
available in some stores and at Sparta shows. It will contain only
new songs (not Air, Cut Your Ribbon and The Host
that were available for download) and Mike Major produced it.
Erick has left Sparta, more infos about
this on Hell
You can download a The Mars Volta song on Yellow
* sorry for the lack of updates these last days,
i was very busy *
If you have seen Sparta on tour, you know that their
friend Gabe helped them, playing guitar and piano. Did you know
that he has his own band, Volador ? Their record is going
to be released in the next few weeks. Check out their site, voladormusic.com
to hear some mp3 samples.
SPARTA SIGNED ON DREAMWORKS
Blaze (manager) has announced on the Sparta
message board (10/24/01) that Sparta has been signed
on Dreamworks and that Sparta plans to record the album on
January (and may tour again after this) and then release it on late
spring / early summer. They are actually writing songs and re-writing
the ones they played on tour.
"Texan hardcore heroes At The
Drive-In have confirmed to TotalRock that they have split up.
Talking exclusively to us, guitarist Jim admitted that the band
had decided to make their current extended break a permanent situation.
Jim along with drummer Tony and bassist Paul are still
working together in new project Sparta. This sees Jim handling
all vocals, with Paul switching to guitar, and bass parts being
handled by old pal Erick."
This statement was taken from totalrock.com
(September 27, 2001), and if some infos are true (Jim seems to have
really said this), there's still no official statement from the
band about breaking up or not and their new
message board is still running, so they don't have totally
broke up, but chances that they will play again in a nearby future
are getting thinner and thinner. I've waited a bit to publish this
news to be sure that Jim really said this.
THE MARS VOLTA
They have recorded their new album but
it seems they are still looking for a label to release their EP
(it was planned on Grand Royal but GR is no more...). The album
is likely to sound like Vaya according to the few persons
who have heard their songs. The EP was produced by Alex Newport
(In/Casino/Out, Vaya, other album produced here),
and NO songs are available on internet (they are some songs from
Mars Volta on AudioGalaxy.com,
but they are from an italian electronic band).
You can listen to 3 Sparta demo
tracks (in mp3 format) on their official
site. Also, they are touring in USA on October, and one date
in Iceland. Click here to view all
GRAND ROYAL, RIP 1993-2001
(At The Drive-In, Beastie Boys, ...) is closed since
August 31 due to financial problems. Click here
to learn more.
The european "Defacto presents
The Mars Volta" tour have been cancelled, it seems they
have to stick around in California (thanks Genevieve).
Jim, Paul and Tony are playing in a band called Sparta.
Here's the line-up:
Jim Ward - Vocals, Guitar
Paul Hinojos - Guitar
Tony Hajjar - Drums
Erick Sanger -Bass
They've started to write some songs this month.
08/25/01: The Mars Volta
(see previous info) will play an huge amount of dates in September
(with De Facto), October and November. For more infos, see
the news/concerts page.
06/29/01: The new De Facto
(Cedric and Omar's side-project)
full-length album, Megaton Shotblast, will be released on
July 24 on GSL.
Announcing this new release in its newsletter, GSL
has also confirmed that Cedric & Omar (ATDI & De
Facto) and Ikey Owens & Jeremy Ward (De Facto) plays
with 2 other guys in a band called The Mars Volta. The
Mars Volta should play some shows in Europe in September, and
they are said to prepare an LP on GSL.
Jim, Tony & Paul may have also their own side-project band.
But this DOES NOT mean that At The Drive-In have broke up,
they've said that they wanted to take a hiatus for an indefinate
time. They could record an album in their alternative bands, and
then return playing together in ATDI. And they are still
looking to their message
board on Grand Royal, they have replied this week to a thread
about El Gran Orgo, saying that Offtime records have screwed
them up and "when you buy El Gran orgo you do not support
ATDI, you support DISHONESTY!!", so don't buy El
Gran Orgo, download it or grab it! (but support ATDI
by buying all their others albums !)
03/05/02: added 4 new pics of The
Mars Volta playing live @ House of Blues.
02/14/02: I HAVE SWAPPED ENGLISH AND FRENCH HOMEPAGES OF THE
SITE, HERE'S THE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE HOMEPAGE. IF YOU'RE USING
THE ROLODEXPROPAGANDA.COM URL, STOP USING IT, THE URL WILL BE DISMISSED
IN A FEW WEEKS, SO UPDATE
I have rotated the wallpapers,
so there's different stuff.
01/26/02: added bass tabs
01/24/02: added guitar tabs,
bass tabs coming soon.
01/20/02: the site is back with some design changes after being
down 5 days, due to huge server maintenance operations. you can
see a 460*68 banner on the top of each page, it's not to
make cash, but to support the french site that provide me this server
12/12/01: added a bunch of ATDI interviews in a single file,
get this on the interview page.
11/25/01: added a The Mars Volta wallpaper
in the multimedia page.
11/17/01: added a link to an interview
of Omar by the Hellpaso