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AT THE DRIVE-IN are back!!!!!

post #1 of 21
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Well my music month just got made...

 

 

 

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Texas post-hardcore rockers At the Drive-In have posted a cryptic tweet that all but announces that they will be reuniting for the first time in 11 years. "¡ ATTENTION ! To whom it may concern: AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silence THIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL," the band wrote in a tweet earlier this afternoon.
 
Members of the band have been hinting a possible reunion for a few years now. "We've been making amends with a lot of the members and having some really good talks with them," frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala told Drowned in Sound in 2009. "We just have to iron out a lot of personal things. A lot of it we've dealt with already and I've apologized for a lot of things I've said and the way it ended. We'll see what happens."
 

 

 

Pretty stoked right now I must say.

post #2 of 21

Now THAT's starting off the year right!

 

Funny, I just saw Omar Rodriguez-Lopez play with Les Butcherettes a few weeks ago. The guy looked 14.

post #3 of 21

Loved this band ever since I saw this back in 2000. Relationship of Command is still one of the greatest rock albums I've ever heard.

 

Curious timing given that there's a new Mars Volta record out in a couple of months. Hard not to suspect that this is a paycheque deal, but they split before they their audience really found them, so I'll let them off.

post #4 of 21

Kinda conflicted on this one ...

 

On one hand, I echo Paul C's comment that they did split up pretty early in their career.  If they were actually writing new material then I am completely in favor of this news.

If they are just going to play Coachella, I'm slightly less in favor. But I'm still going to try like hell  to go to the show if they come to Atlanta.

 

You know what sucks, though?  If they hadn't split so soon after Relationship, I believe they could have been the next Nirvana.  Not neccesarily the Diamond selling success of Nevermind but they could of definitely been one of the top rock bands of the last decade. And as much as I liked the first two Mars Volta albums, a non-split might have saved us from both Sparta and the recent output from MV.   

post #5 of 21

Announcement coming on the 21st.

 

http://www.atthedriveinmusic.com/

post #6 of 21

I skimmed the Comatorium forum to find some info, and one guy says this is a rebranded Antemasque LP that Cedric and Omar made with Travis Barker. No Jim Ward involvement with the record. Hmmmm.

 

Hopefully they don't try to pass off the Antemasque band as ATDI live, but I guess we'll see what happens.

post #7 of 21

That leaves a bad taste in the mouth if true.

post #8 of 21

The announcement is a world tour starting in March and new music this year.

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post #10 of 21

Well that sure looks like the real ATIDI guys, lol. Glad to be wrong on that one.

 

I'm definitely doing the Boston show.

post #11 of 21
Yeah, glad it's the real deal. Though I guess it's still possible the new material has its basis in Antemasque tracks. It'll be interesting to see if they keep that band around.
post #12 of 21

It was missing one Jim Ward, but they were on fire last night.

post #13 of 21

Glad you liked the show. How were Cedric's vocals and the fill-in 2nd guitarist? Just read it was Keeley from the 3rd Sparta album...this sure is a weirdly incestuous family of bands.

 

Jim Ward quitting gives me bad vibes, I'm still on the fence about trying to score a Boston ticket (if they havent already sold out). I tend to be nitpicky about sound quality/performance/overall band vibe feel at shows, and the train trip to Boston and back is a real hassle.

post #14 of 21

Hard for me to tell the difference live v. albums since I'd never seen ATDI live before.  New guitarist did a fine job on backing vocals.  It was loud as all hell though, so saying anything about his rhythm guitar skills would be a bridge too far.  All of the songs sounded just like they did on the albums though.  They were tight.

post #15 of 21

I'm sitting here at work listening to the new album and man it is so nice to have this band back in my life.  I never thought this day would come and it's pretty much exactly what I'd want it to be.  It's nice to hear Omar and Cedric reigned in and kicking ass again.

post #16 of 21
Broken Arrow, Holtzclaw, Ghost Tape and Hostage Stamps are my favourites so far so it only gets stronger as it goes on for me.


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Originally Posted by Steve Moonrocket View Post

... It's nice to hear Omar and Cedric reigned in and kicking ass again.

Did you hear Antemasque Steve? If Omar and Cedric reigning themselves in and kicking ass is your thing then I reckon Antemasque is probably your thing.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by Bucho View Post

Broken Arrow, Holtzclaw, Ghost Tape and Hostage Stamps are my favourites so far so it only gets stronger as it goes on for me.
Did you hear Antemasque Steve? If Omar and Cedric reigning themselves in and kicking ass is your thing then I reckon Antemasque is probably your thing.

I have not!  I'll have to check that out, thanks!

post #18 of 21

The album is decent enough, but there's really nothing special on it. It missed Jim Ward drastically.

post #19 of 21

I don't have particularly strong opinions about Jim Ward. But I tend to agree the album is okay and doesn't hurt their legacy at all, but isn't mind blowing or essential or anything.

 

If I'm being honest I've never much needed new ATDI. I was 17 when Relationship Of Command came out and I remember being shell shocked by what an assault on the senses it was (it helped that this berzerker Jool Holland performance was my first experience of them) and how it got deeper and catchier the more you listened to it. They were never going to top that record so I'm fine that they stopped and Cedric and Omar went on to plough new furrows with Mars Volta.

 

Now they're back and it's a decent post-hardcore record, but there's nothing particularly visceral or mind blowing about it. As back to basics Cedric/Omar albums go I preferred Antemasque because that was pushing a super stripped down take on their sound that felt fresher to me. I was worried that project was canned after ATDI got back in action, but supposedly they do still have a new record coming out.

post #20 of 21

I listened to Antemasque Bucho.  Way better than the new album.  Kind of feels like they just decided to cover every genre they've never tried in one project.

post #21 of 21
I still prefer Antemasque myself too but been listening to Interalus front-to-back a whole bunch lately, especially while on the road. Maybe it's a summer album and I just needed to wait for the right season to roll around to get the most out of it.
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