Published May 04, 2017It's been 17 long years since At the Drive-In released a full-length of new material, but the band's in·ter a·li·a is available at long last, and you can hear the entire thing below.
Out now via Rise Records, the band's fourth LP follows 2000's Relationship of Command. Eleven tracks in length, in·ter a·li·a was produced by guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Rich Costey (Muse, Biffy Clyro, Frank Turner) and was recorded at Hollywood's Sound Factory.
"Just to have it come out and prove that we're serious about [the reunion] is really nice," Cedric Bixler-Zavala recently told Exclaim! "There's such an intense want for At the Drive-In that people get really fucking pissed when you can't come through with it. There was a lot going against us and people didn't understand that it's a rock band made up of human beings."
Bixler-Zavala also explained the departure of founding guitarist Jim Ward, who did not rejoin the group for the album. "We have a polarizing effect on people," Bixler-Zavala said of himself and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. "Love us or hate us, we do what we do because of the chemical ambiguities of our friendship create music and art. I don't know if Jim's ever had that. If you don't have it, it's kind of hard to recognize it in others."
The band were also back on the road throughout the month of March, with the trek including a stop in Toronto. You can read our review of the evening's performance here.
Take in all of in·ter a·li·a in the player below.