If you think Tool fans have been waiting a long time for the follow up to 2006’s 10,000 days, then spare a thought for fans of American Post Hardcore outfit At The Drive-in who have been waiting 17 years for the follow up to 2000’s Relationship of Command, even though they technically the band broke up for 10 years whilst they pursued other musical outfits like The Mars Volta and Sparta.
Well the wait is over with the news that At The Drive-in will be releasing a new album titled In-ter-a-li-a which is Latin for ‘among other things’, due to be released on the 5th of May.
I’ve been a big fan of this band when I first heard the single ‘One Armed Scissor’ off their Relationship of Command album, then got really pumped when it was announced they were playing at the 2001 Big Day Out. For those of you old enough to remember, this was the performance that lasted a whole 10 minutes before the band walked off stage due to people crowd surfing and crushing other punters in the process. Fast forward 11 years and I finally got to check out an entire set when the band played on a barmy Sunday afternoon at Lollapalooza in Chicago. If there was ever a band who could reproduce the sound of their album live it was these guys!
The band are already touring in preparation for the new album with a massive US tour happening at the moment and then a bunch of festival shows coming up for the European summer including Pukkelpop and Reading/Leeds Festival. Could they be on the Splendour lineup? Well there is a massive gap in their shows around the end of July so it could be a possibility!
Check out their latest track ‘Incurably Innocent’ below: