11 years too long! At the Drive-In announced today that they will be reuniting! The Texan post-hardcore rockers started a Twitter account a couple months ago, but today they Tweeted the following news:
¡ ATTENTION ! To whom it may concern: AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silence THIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL
The group broke up in 2001, a year after the release of Relationship Of Command. Members went on the form The Mars Volta and Sparta.
During an interview with Drowned in Sound in June 2009, Bixler-Zavala stated that he has been in discussions with the band’s former members and suggested that they could get back together after they sort their financial business out. He added, “I wouldn’t mind it. It might happen, we just have to iron out a lot of personal things. A lot of it we’ve dealt with already and I’ve apologized for a lot of things I’ve said and the way it ended… we’ll see what happens.”
In response to Bixler-Zavala’s comments, guitarist Jim Ward quickly quashed rumors of a reunion by stating “I don’t think that I’ll be answering any questions or doing any interviews anymore, thank you very much. I haven’t got much to say about anything except with songs which I will continue to make and release.”
Well, it looks like the drama is over and At The Drive-In are back and ready to roll. Do I smell Coachella? Stay tuned with Grimy Goods, we’ll have more updates!