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Monday, January 9, 2012

At the Drive-In announce reunion after 11 years

Posted By on 01.09.12 at 02:53 PM

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If you have Twitter or Facebook friends who were At the Drive-In fans, I'm sure you've already heard about this many times over: the wildly popular posthardcore band officially announced a reunion today.

There's no word yet on what form the reunion will take (a festival date? a tour? a new record?), but a few websites out there seem to be talking about dates in Russia of all places. All the band has given us is a simple phrase posted on both their website and Twitter page:

¡ ATTENTION ! To whom it may concern: AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silence THIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL

Over the course of the past decade, these dudes from El Paso have gone on to a number of projects, including the Mars Volta, Sparta, Jim Ward's acoustic records, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's spaced-out film soundtracks.

Whenever I see a band getting back together after more than a decade apart, I can't help but think that this is an easy cash-in, but maybe they're doing it for love of music. Maybe.

Here's a video of the band playing on Letterman when what turned out to be their final LP, Relationship of Command, dropped in 2000. When was the last time you saw this much raw punk energy on national television?

While I definitely liked At the Drive-In when they were around, I have a much stronger appreciation for the song that gave them their name:

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