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Jason Tate 02/22/12 12:26 PM

No New Music From At the Drive-In
 
At the Drive-In won't be recording any new music during this reunion run. The band was extremely honest with NME, and admitted it's about nostalgia and money.

CoheedForever 02/22/12 12:28 PM

Not really a surprise.

Buscemi Knows Best 02/22/12 12:29 PM

:-(

DanTGD 02/22/12 12:30 PM

Wow, never actually seen a band flat out say "this is for money" before.

cwhit412 02/22/12 12:31 PM

:appl: for the honesty.

Jaytothesyg 02/22/12 12:32 PM

At least they were honest...That's cool. But in reality it's not cool that they're doing that

fna4 02/22/12 12:34 PM

The rational, broke, recent college grad in me understands needing money badly, yet this still is a bit bothersome.

OldSchoolReason 02/22/12 12:37 PM

1 for the money, 2 for the show.

wolves_machines 02/22/12 12:41 PM

I don't think there is any problem with this at all. They're playing their music. Their impact has only grown since they broke up and I think that at some point, money is money. They're ATDI, not a commercial band that ever catered to easy cash trends, so let them get some money for their honest music. Like he said, a reunion is awkward, and they're willing to embrace that because there is a huge demographic of (paying) people who have been waiting for it.

Mattylikesfilms 02/22/12 12:41 PM

Even though this comes as no surprise, it's still bothersome on many levels.

I am Mick 02/22/12 12:42 PM

Really wanted new music :(

Jason Tate 02/22/12 12:42 PM

Shouldn't really be bothersome ... most bands tour for the money.

heyjoshua 02/22/12 12:44 PM

Do they not realize they make more money by releasing new material.....

Matt Linden 02/22/12 12:46 PM

I don't know how you could complain about this. There are definitely going to be some stupid posts in this thread. I'm okay with this so long as I get to see them on the tour.

We don't need new music from them and no shit it's for the money somewhat. This for the fans of the music and the cash. Did you want them to do it free?

Matt Linden 02/22/12 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heyjoshua (Post 103509722)
Do they not realize they make more money by releasing new material.....


Ahhh are stuck in pre-Napster?

randys950 02/22/12 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heyjoshua (Post 103509722)
Do they not realize they make more money by releasing new material.....

You are wrong. Most of the money made by bands is from touring

Dustin Harkins 02/22/12 12:49 PM

EYYY MUST BE THE MONEYYYY

Don't care. Ever since I've tried to buy De-Loused vinyl I've known money's a big priority for Cedric and Omar. Oh well. It's win-win.

And I'm so glad there won't be any new ATDI material.

kidinthebushes 02/22/12 12:55 PM

They weren't making enough in Mars Volta?

Are they still signed to Fearless?

TenSpeed 02/22/12 12:56 PM

i really wanted a tour.

.dot 02/22/12 12:56 PM

Hopefully they enjoy touring so much with each other, they decide to write new music. Doubt it though.

kidinthebushes 02/22/12 12:56 PM

Obligatory "stupid, heartless capitatist pigs" post.

Dustin Harkins 02/22/12 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kidinthebushes (Post 103510532)
They weren't making enough in Mars Volta?

Are they still signed to Fearless?

If they're not releasing any music, I don't think it matters who ATDI is signed to.

And I'm sure The Mars Volta makes decent money, but I can imagine the money they got offered to become ATDI again greatly exceeds that.

StephenYoung 02/22/12 01:01 PM

I don't care what bands do as long as they're honest. When Kiss sells out to the definition of the word, I don't care as much as some fake band trying to pass off as "DIY Hardcore" when they're built in the studio. Props to ATDI for being honest. I don't know what they're making, but I can imagine playing 10-12 shows a year would be enough to give them a very good paycheck.

slimfenix182 02/22/12 01:01 PM

lol at people that have a problem with this. course it's about money. kudos for the honesty.

canvasofwinter 02/22/12 01:04 PM

It's ridiculous how some people get offended at the prospect of bands wanting a financial return for their time and hard work. Is there seriously anyone here who doesn't expect to be paid for doing their job?

FUCKDIRTYWIPES 02/22/12 01:07 PM

as long as I get to see them, I don't care if they're touring for the money.

seanthethief 02/22/12 01:09 PM

what a misleading article on AP's side - the quote is this:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Omar
We're not getting any younger and there's been an offer of money every year. You can't avoid that. You'd be a fool and a politician to pretend that wasn't part of it


that doesn't mean they're doing it all for the money. It is PART of the motivation. I'm sure there are other reasons they want to do this.

PerfectChaos337 02/22/12 01:09 PM

Curious as to what happened to all their Mars Volta money, unless this is just for a little extra ... pocket cash, haha.

thirtyfourdays 02/22/12 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 103509542)
Shouldn't really be bothersome ... most bands tour for the money.

Couldn't agree more. Bands tour to support themselves. Of course its about money. I don't think anyone can afford to tour for free.

Spencer Control 02/22/12 01:22 PM

That's not really surprising. Too bad, though.

thirtyfourdays 02/22/12 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PerfectChaos337 (Post 103511632)
Curious as to what happened to all their Mars Volta money, unless this is just for a little extra ... pocket cash, haha.

Bands don't make as much money as people think they do. Even bands with the success of The Mars Volta. There is a lot of overhead cost involved in touring and making records.

steve187 02/22/12 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PerfectChaos337 (Post 103511632)
Curious as to what happened to all their Mars Volta money, unless this is just for a little extra ... pocket cash, haha.


drugs.

also this isn't in the least bit surprising and i'm not bothered by it, i just can't wait to finally see them live

freddyonfire 02/22/12 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldSchoolReason (Post 103509052)
1 for the money, 2 for the show.

*slow clap*

oldwirehands 02/22/12 01:44 PM

Who the fuck charges money for t-shirts and CD's then say "it's not about the money"? You have to be really naive to think that popular musicians are only doing it for the love of music.

Calvin Lauber 02/22/12 01:45 PM

Haha yeah dont understand why anyone would be upset for that. Any full time musicians priority is money, you gotta pay the bills!

Chris Collum 02/22/12 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heyjoshua (Post 103509722)
Do they not realize they make more money by releasing new material.....

Well this is just retardedly ignorant

Chris Collum 02/22/12 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seanthethief (Post 103511622)
what a misleading article on AP's side - the quote is this:



that doesn't mean they're doing it all for the money. It is PART of the motivation. I'm sure there are other reasons they want to do this.

The post doesn't say it's just about money, it says it's about money AND nostalgia.

thesinkingship 02/22/12 01:55 PM

I think every band tours for money, lol. BUT re-uniting for money just seems....weird.

Jason Tate 02/22/12 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seanthethief (Post 103511622)
what a misleading article on AP's side - the quote is this:



that doesn't mean they're doing it all for the money. It is PART of the motivation. I'm sure there are other reasons they want to do this.

This news post doesn't say what you assert it does.

seanthethief 02/22/12 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 103515232)
This news post doesn't say what you assert it does.

I could've sworn the post said "the band admitted it's about money". I swear I did not see the nostalgia part. Either you edited it or I'm going crazy. I'm probably going crazy.

edit: if it wasn't edited I am sorry for my original post, I sound like an ass. I read it wrong, apparently.

Chris Collum 02/22/12 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thesinkingship (Post 103515082)
I think every band tours for money, lol. BUT re-uniting for money just seems....weird.

Well guess what? Most bands reunite for money.

HeavenResign 02/22/12 02:09 PM

Glad they were honest, but I don't care about seeing them play at some reunion festival. For the vast majority of the band's existence, they were playing in small dives wherever they could. Just not really a pavilion band to me.

So that being said, I was really just stoked on the potential of hearing new music. Oh well.

PetitnaindesĪles 02/22/12 02:10 PM

I really liked this quote from Omar :
Quote:

Will there be a new album? No, no, no. At The Drive-In is more of a nostalgia thing – it's songs we wrote when we were all in our 20s and we're doing a couple of shows. It's an old T-shirt that doesn't fit me any more, but when you put it on again, it feels nice. It's as simple as that.

HeavenResign 02/22/12 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mario57 (Post 103516232)
I really liked this quote from Omar :

Where was that? I can't find it in the text for the life of me.

EDIT: Oh, it's not directly linked it seems.

http://www.nme.com/news/at-the-drive-in/62197

thesinkingship 02/22/12 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris92 (Post 103515402)
Well guess what? Most bands reunite for money.

One of the reasons why I hate reunions. Another is when bands make a reunion album and it is inevitably sub-par.

incognitojones 02/22/12 02:26 PM

Of course they're doing it all for the money, why wouldn't they? Why would that make anyone want to see them less if you like them?

Sheluligans 02/22/12 02:32 PM

Not surprised, but it's a little disappointing. Then again, they said they would never reunite. There's still a little bit of hope.

Chemical Love 02/22/12 02:39 PM

I need to see them!

whiterussian 02/22/12 02:41 PM

I haven't connected yet to ATDI, but this seems very acceptable.

What are the odds that a band reunited after so long would produce material that people would deem of sufficient quality?
No way new music could please enough people to make it worthwhile.

They should worry only about bringing the energy that shows are going to require to live up to who they were.

And remember, half of ATDI is in Sparta. I'm slowly learning to love Sparta but I don't think they must have it that easy, financially speaking. I'm glad they all have something that will give them money without really compromising any of their integrity.

Chris Collum 02/22/12 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thesinkingship (Post 103517142)
One of the reasons why I hate reunions. Another is when bands make a reunion album and it is inevitably sub-par.

...We're looking at YOU, Get Up Kids. And this is coming from somebody whose favorite record of theirs is Guilt Show.