It’s finally happened! At The Drive In have announced they will be releasing a new album this year – and we can’t wait (although of course we will have to).
With praise still reverberating from December’s unveiling of ‘Governed By Contagions’, At The Drive In has issued another clarion call from their 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 5 on Rise Records.
It’s bloody brilliant!
From the moment we hear vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s voice, we were like, “yep, this is awesome”.
Pitting spacey phaser and thrash-y riffing against a sidewinder hook and siren wail, ‘Incurably Innocent’, described by Cedric as “a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out”, reveals additional facets of the kaleidoscopic ‘in • ter a • li • a’.
Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Rich Costey at Hollywood’s Sound Factory, the 11-song ‘in • ter a • li • a’ picks up where 2000’s Relationship of Command left of… and rockets off into myriad other trajectories as unpredictable as they are intense.
‘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, Texas 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 then to the UK to play Reading and Leeds Festival in August.