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At the Drive-In

After releasing several records on the Orange County punk label Fearless Records, At the Drive-In brought its theatrical blend of punk rock and social revolution to Grand Royal. You could call them El Paso, Texas'sworst-kept secret. Their raw, explosive power dominates all of their records, but it blasts still brighter in their head-turning live shows. Combining the fury of Rage Against the Machine and the dub-influencedpost-hardcore of Fugazi, At the Drive-In goes beyond any simplistic genre classifications. This is the soundtrack for a complex, thoughtful, and passionate underground revo ...read more

After releasing several records on the Orange County punk label Fearless Records, At the Drive-In brought its theatrical blend of punk rock and social revolution to Grand Royal. You could call them El Paso, Texas'sworst-kept secret. Their raw, explosive power dominates all of their records, but it blasts still brighter in their head-turning live shows. Combining the fury of Rage Against the Machine and the dub-influencedpost-hardcore of Fugazi, At the Drive-In goes beyond any simplistic genre classifications. This is the soundtrack for a complex, thoughtful, and passionate underground revolt. At the Drive-In won't just firebombyour consciousness, they'll ignite it from within, imprinting the deepest recesses of your brain with their searing guitars and relentless rhythms.

Perhaps the most captivating thing about At the Drive-In was the immense energy they put into their live shows. Wether it be guitarist Omar Rodriguez-lopez's uncanny salsa dancing around the stage or frontmanCedric Bixler-Zavala's crowd-taunting antics, the emotion At the Drive-In put into their live show was one of many things that made them stick out of the crowd.

The furious and emotional tracks "Pattern Against User" and "One Armed Scissor" offer a taste of the pure sonic power of At the Drive-In's final full-length album, Relationship of Command. The record is anarresting sonic attack, highlighted by vocalist Cedric Bixler's confrontational, rhythmic, rapid-fire delivery. The band split in 2001, shortly after the sucess of Relationship of Command. After almost 11 years, and 3 full of speculation, At the Drive-In officially announced their return in January 2012. However, Omar Rodriguez has said that there are not, at least at the moment, plans for any new material, and that the reunionsare purely out of nostalgia. « hide

Similar Bands: The Mars Volta, Triclops!, Antemasque, Sparta, Brainiac

LPs
Relationship of Command
2000

4.4
3,576 Votes
In/Casino/Out
1998

4
1,332 Votes
Acrobatic Tenement
1996

3.6
756 Votes
EPs
Vaya
1999

4
758 Votes
El Gran Orgo
1997

3.5
213 Votes
Alfaro Vive, Carajo!
1995

3.2
116 Votes
Hell Paso
1994

3.3
133 Votes
Compilations
This Station Is Non-Operational
2005

3.9
306 Votes

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