Video: The Mars Volta’s “The Malkin Jewel” (live)

The Mars Volta: Noctourniquet (Warner Bros., 3/27/12)

At the start of spring, The Mars Volta released one of its most diverse, balanced albums to date — spiraling through progressive melodies, pop structures, and synthesized effects. Noctourniquet delivered on all fronts, and “The Malkin Jewel” was one of its standout singles.

Now guitarist/mastermind Omar Rodriguez Lopez has edited high-contrast, black-and-white concert footage of the band performing a 15-minute rendition of said track. Watch below as the group’s touring six-piece lineup — with Rodriguez Lopez, singer Cedric Bixler Zavala, bassist Juan Alderete, drummer Deantoni Parks, and keyboardists Marcel Rodriguez Lopez and Lars Stalfors — works its magic.

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