The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodríguez-López releasing 20 years of solo material as 57-LP box set

Omar Rodríguez-López (The Mars Volta, At The Drive In) will release all of his solo material from 2004 until the present in a 57-LP box set, Amor de Frances. Of the 57 albums, two are previously unreleased, and 31 are being pressed to vinyl for the first time. They’re housed in four boxes, with cover art that’s been “lovingly recreated to preserve the essence of the original releases.” Pre-orders for the limited-to-500 set begin on October 30 via Clouds Hill Music, with pre-orders for the 57 individual LPs to follow on December 1.

Omar is also the subject of a new documentary, Omar and Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird, which premieres on 10/28 at independent UK film festival Raindance. It’s largely made up of hundreds of hours of footage filmed by Omar over the last 40 years.