With praise still reverberating from December’s unveiling of single ‘Governed By Contagions’, El Paso, Texas post-hardcore band At The Drive In has issued another clarion call from its first album in 17 years. ‘Incurably Innocent’ is the second track to be released in advance of that record, titled in • ter a • li • a (Latin for “among other things”), now available for pre-order and confirmed for release May 5th on Rise Records. Listen to ‘Incurably Innocent’ now on the Shoot Stadium Matchday Playlist.
At The Drive In is: Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Paul Hinojos, Tony Hajjar and Keeley Davis.
Pitting spacey phaser and thrash-y riffing against a sidewinder hook and siren wail, ‘Incurably Innocent,’ described by At The Drive In vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala as “a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out.
Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Rich Costey at Hollywood’s Sound Factory, the 11-song 41-minute in • ter a • li • a picks up where 2000’s Relationship of Command left off, and rockets off into spaces as unpredictable as they are intense.
“We still get in the room and feel like it’s the first day,” admits Tony. “When we get together, there’s this uneasiness, excitement, and youthful joy… we always likened it to a gang. That’s how we lived. To this day, I still feel that us against the world mentality.”
in • ter a • li • a’s release will be immediately followed by a new series of live dates beginning in At The Drive In’s native El Paso, and including headline dates at the likes of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and many more before heading to Europe and the UK to play Reading and Leeds Festival in August.
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