Redferns After a long, long wait, Texas post hardcore outfit At the Drive-In…
- Posted on Jan 9th 2012 5:30PM by Cameron Matthews
Martin Philbey, Redferns
At the Drive-In have not yet fully committed to a reunion, and many unanswered questions remain. Since their dissolution in 2001, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Jim Ward, Omar Rodríguez-López, Paul Hinojos, and Tony Hajjar have created two separate bands: Sparta and the Mars Volta. Founding member and guitarist Jim Ward has been busy lately with a series of solo acoustic EPs while still maintaining membership in Sparta with Hinojos. Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala went on to create the massively successful prog-rock outfit the Mars Volta.
With years of financial imbalances, in-fighting, beefs and barb-trading, how will the members find common ground to reunite? In 2009, singer Rodríguez-López told U.K.'s The Skinny "We were a band that went out on top, which is good, but it's just a coincidence. We were also a band that had been together for seven years, and for six of those years played to nobody and had a great time but were also on the verge of splitting up many times before that."
After almost a decade of being away from At the Drive-In, the high-pitched singer contended that any rumors of a reunion were simply projections put on by the media. "It's an old relationship. People would like to think of it as unfinished business because to them we went out when we were most popular, but that has nothing to do with the creative element. As far as the creative element went, it very much was finished business." For now, the future of At the Drive-In exists within a single tweet.
¡ 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