John Frusciante & Omar Rodriguez Lopez form new band

John Frusciante, former guitar player of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Omar Rodriguez Lopez (Mars Volta/At the Drive-In) have teamed up once again to form a new band called Kimono Kult.

Kimono Kult also consists of Le Butcherettes vocalist / guitarist Teri Gender Bender, guitarist Dante White-Aliano, bass / violin / trumpet player Laena Geronimo and multiinstrumentalist Nicole Turley, who is John Frusciante’s wife.

The band’s debut album, ‘Hiding in the Light,’ is described as “four songs of electro / dub / afro-beat / avant-freak / jazz-like conversations of instrumental ecstasy" and is to be released March 4th.