Coming from the ashes of At The Drive In in 2001, Mars Volta have established themselves as one of the most experimental, eclectic and fascinating bands of the new millennium. And in an age when baldness is the norm, hope is restored when a collective as way-out as this bunch can rub shoulders in the Billboard Top 10 with this years 'Pop Idols' and whatever else is being force-fed to the unquestioning masses. Mars Volta - The Lowdown is a two disc set featuring one CD of fascinating interviews with the group at different stages in their career and in which they set the agenda for their ideas, ruminate on their manifesto and prove themselves to be amongst the sharpest brains in show-business. The set alsofeatures the history of At The Drive In as an audio biography with band interview clips. Finished with booklets, poster, slipcase and rare photographs throughout, this set provides the full lowdown on a group who refuse to conform!