MTV Europe caught up with Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler of The Mars Volta and asked how they dealt with the high expectations after the success of their first record ‘De-Loused in the Comatorium’. “The only pressure we ever feel is the pressure that we put on each other, to make each other interested and excited. It is the pressure of our own personal relationship,” Omar responded. “Everything else is just in the background, happening like a dream around us. It is nothing of substance – whether our album is received well or not.” Cedric added, “We always had low expectations for everything. That’s the way most bands should operate. Because ambition makes some people look really ugly, the lower your expectations are, the happier you get when good things happen. Any band that exists to shoot to sell a lot of records or conquer the world are never going to do that and if they do – it’s only going to be for fifteen minutes.” Read more.