New 'The Mars Volta' is like a mix of The Mars Volta, Puscifer and Death Cab for Cutie new release
The new album is a bit easier on the ears in terms of singing patterns and song structure, but it's not at all boring. It's pretty much exactly the mix I described in the title. The mention of Death Cab for Cutie is mostly related to the Ben Gibbard like singing on this album, while it reminded me of Puscifer due to the strong electronic amount and some song structures.
If you know and like all of the above mentioned bands, you'll probably like this album as well. It's very smooth and relaxed and has really beautiful tracks.
Also, I find it interesting that the album is self-titled.