Vinyl repressings of At The Drive-In's Acrobatic Tenement and Relationship of Command will be released on March 5th and April 22nd, respectively. Relationship of Command will also be sold on limited color vinyl for Record Store Day on April 20th.
Anywhere will release their self-titled debut album on July 24th via ATP Recordings. Listen to a track and see the artwork in the replies. The group is a collaboration between Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta) and Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE).
1. Pyramid Mirrors
2. Rosa Rugosa
4. Dead Golden West
6. Shaman Mantra
7. Infrared Moses
When The Company We Keep announced details on their upcoming 7" release for the Making Moves series, there was one track that cocked many an eyebrow - a cover of At The Drive-In's "Pattern Against User." Head to the replies to hear their unique interpretation of the classic and a short interview on why they chose the cover.
One of AP.net's readers, Dustin, was also at the At The Drive In reunion show the other night. He wrote up a pretty cool blog about the experience that I've included below. Also, don't forget to check out Adam's review here.
Monday night I was able to witness At the Drive-In's first reunion show in eleven years at Red 7 in Austin, Tx. Walking back to my car, I had very mixed emotions about the performance. It was a moment where I looked back on a band that changed what I knew punk rock could be at a young age, and it made me reflect on what I know punk rock to be as a term now more than a decade later. You can read my thoughts on the night here. For all the complaints the site gets about not being "punk enough" - I hope this write-up reflects my sentiments on what you think you know and what time will show you when you get older.
Last night I was lucky enough to attend At the Drive In's first show in eleven years. You can head to the replies to see the band's set list. I have mixed emotions about the whole thing, but rest assured, the set was quite flawless. I'll have a better rundown tomorrow. For now...we toast.
In light of yesterday's news of reunions by both At the Drive In and Refused (as well as many reunions to date), I've given some thought to seeing the past moments we cherish being played out in the present. After reading this, hit the replies and let us know your favorite moment that no reunion could ever recreate. Was it in a basement? Was it with less than 50 people? Did the performance floor you, and at that moment, did you know that particular band would be something special years later?
Situated just North of the Rio Grande, dusty El Paso, Texas, seems like the kind of place likely to give rise to Western and Latin-influenced sounds, but in the early 1990's a different kind of storm was brewing. With their first live performance in October 1994, the post-hardcore juggernaut known as At the Drive-In was unleashed on the world, and on the strength of two early EPs and enthusiastic word-of-mouth, the quintet drew the attention of Flipside Records, who released their 1996 debut full-length Acrobatic Tenement, a work of volatile and shapeshifting intensity, a harbinger of things to come. They followed it up with the equally forceful In/Casino/Out in 1998 and the...
Synthesis reports that At the Drive-In's "One-Armed Scissor" has been the first track confirmed for this summer's upcoming Guitar Hero IV. Well, what do you know, they listened to me. Now we need some "Deadbolt"...
Update: That chat is now over. Thank you to Jim for spending a Tuesday evening with us. We wish him the best of luck in all his endeavors.
Here, in this thread, at approximately 7 p.m. EST, Jim Ward of Sleepercar (and Sparta and formerly At the Drive-In) will be chatting with AP.net users. Come in, say hi and chat it up about the band's new album, West Texas, which officially hits stores today.