He also talked his new project and the end of The Mars Volta in January:
The reunion wasn’t really the raddest reunion we could have had. I think everyone in the band tried their best regardless of some people not looking like they wanted to be there. There’s still a lot of amends to be made and behavior to be accounted for.
I’ve been working on my own record for a while now. What started out as a solo project has sort of formed into this band. We don’t really have a name, but it essentially started off as songs that I wrote, because being in The Mars Volta wasn’t exactly the most nurturing moment to discover that I could write songs. I didn’t write music in The Mars Volta at all. No one [except for Omar Rodríguez-López] was allowed to.