Legendary El Paso hardcore/prog band At The Drive-In have moved today to confirm recent rumours of a reunion on Twitter, saying:
¡ ATTENTION !To whom it may concern:AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silenceTHIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL
— At The Drive-In (@AtTheDriveIn_) January 9, 2012
At The Drive-In rose to prominence with the release of seminal album Relationship of Command in 2000, and their announcement today recalls the lyric ‘This station is non-operational’ from that albums lead track, ‘One Armed Scissor’. After their split in 2001, band members Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez pursued their more proggy instincts in The Mars Volta, but now seem ready to pick up where they left off with their fellow At The Drive-In members.
Today’s reunion news came as something as a surprise after Cedric was busy announcing a new Mars Volta album yesterday, which seemed to douse the At The Drive-In speculation.
Are you excited about the prospect of new At The Drive-In material and gigs? Let us know what you think in the comments below.