The Fall on Deaf Ears

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The Fall on Deaf Ears was a musical group from El Paso, Texas, most notable for featuring Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta, who played drums, and Clint Newsom of Rhythm of Black Lines and The Hades Kick on guitar.[1] The Fall on Deaf Ears played in the post-hardcore style typical of bands such as The Nation of Ulysses and Circus Lupus. They played live shows with bands such as Propagandhi, Egon and Select Your Fighter. The act only recorded a handful of songs before bassist Laura Beard and guitarist Sarah Reiser were killed in a car wreck in 1997.[2] They were both 17 years old.

Cedric Bixler-Zavala would later write the song "Napoleon Solo" as singer/lyricist with At The Drive-in about the tragedy. In the 5 recorded tracks, samples of Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" can be heard.

Zavala moved on to At the Drive-In from The Fall on Deaf Ears and later to The Mars Volta.



  • The Fall on Deaf Ears EP
  • 1. Your Reflection - 3:38
  • 2. Screws and Bolts - 4:30
  • 3. Do You Speak Braille? - 2:25
  • 4. Calls of Defilement - 4:43
  • 5. Talking Radio Talking Star - 3:54


  1. ^ Deiterman, Corey (January 31, 2012). "Noise For The Ages: Top Post-Hardcore Guitarists Through the Years". Houston Press. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Fall on Deaf Ears: The Fall on Deaf Ears". Ink 19. August 22, 2002. Retrieved January 26, 2018.

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