No New ATD-I LP
2012-02-22 by Deviant STAFF | 57 Comments

The station may be operational again, but for seminal post hardcore act At The Drive-In, new material isn't something they're working towards in light of their recent reunion.

While the act has been confirmed to appear at both the Benicassim and Coachella festivals, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has dispelled the rumours that the band may head into the studio at some point in the distant future.

Speaking to Kerrang!, the guitarist referred to the reunion as a "nostalgia thing" and compared it to "an old T-shirt that doesn't fit anymore".

"Will there be a new album? No, no, no. At The Drive-In is more of a nostalgia thing – it's songs we wrote when we were all in our 20s and we're doing a couple of shows. It's an old T-shirt that doesn't fit me any more, but when you put it on again, it feels nice. It's as simple as that."

Lopez has also been quoted in the past as saying: We’re not getting any younger and there’s been an offer of money every year. You’d be a fool and a politician to pretend that wasn’t part of it.”

Nothing like a little honesty.

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 22nd 2012

30316 Comments


OH WELL

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ReturnOfTheDnor
February 22nd 2012

893 Comments


RATS.

taxidermist
February 22nd 2012

7175 Comments


I'd prefer if they didn't tbh.

Ire
February 22nd 2012

41474 Comments


this is a good thing

keyboardxmosh
February 22nd 2012

1007 Comments


Weak. Still wanna see them bad.

gabethepiratesquid
February 22nd 2012

4521 Comments


Good, if they made an album now it'd be pretty bad.

Oceanus
February 22nd 2012

877 Comments


Expected.

ohfoxxxycole
February 22nd 2012

4350 Comments


says gabe

Scoot
February 22nd 2012

17493 Comments


expected [2]

Erratic
February 22nd 2012

1120 Comments


Aww

steventon
February 22nd 2012

152 Comments


sadface

poorzack
February 22nd 2012

80 Comments


TOUR MORE.

KeithStone582
February 22nd 2012

1480 Comments


figures.

wacknizzle
February 22nd 2012

11953 Comments


Pretty much expected this, i just hope i get a chance to see em before this station is non-operational again.

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InFiction
February 22nd 2012

3591 Comments


Yeah, not too shattered honestly.

Hep Kat
February 22nd 2012

14026 Comments


well then they better tour

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johnnyblaze
February 22nd 2012

2572 Comments


good.

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defjaw83
February 22nd 2012

1763 Comments


Read this earlier. I was gutted at first, but thinking about it, it's prob for the best. I hope they come to the UK though

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TooLateToGoBack
February 22nd 2012

1683 Comments


Lame.

Expected, but lame.

auberginedreams
February 22nd 2012

5981 Comments


i really don't like it when artists talk negatively about their old material. not that what he said here was that harsh, but he's said said worse things about his work with ATDI in other interviews. even if an artist feels that they've outgrown something that they put out in the past, i feel like talking about it in a negative light is disrespectful to the current fans of that older stuff. it's almost like saying that you're above your fans or something. i don't have any strong emotional attachment to this band in particular, but i just don't like the dismissive attitude towards something that means so much to so many people. hopefully i worded this in a way that makes sense.

DotEight
February 22nd 2012

5434 Comments


Probably for the best honestly.

gabethepiratesquid
February 22nd 2012

4521 Comments


^^ So you really think after they've all gotten older and grown out of their more "punky" sounds, found their own niches, and have kind of fallen off themselves in quality after about a decade, they'd have come back and made Relationship of Command 2? Really?

gabethepiratesquid
February 22nd 2012

4521 Comments


I mean I love ATDI, The Mars Volta, Sparta, Rodriguez-Lopez's solo project, etc. but c'mon.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 22nd 2012

30316 Comments


Everyone always assumes that when bands re-form a new album will be the best thing ever, until they hear it

FrankRedHot
February 22nd 2012

6448 Comments


If these guys went into the studio again, only one of them would come out alive.

ABurton
February 22nd 2012

137 Comments


We all know how a new ATDI album would go. Whatever Cedric wants, Omar will soon want, and then well end up with something ridiculous like Noctourniquet.

chesse13
February 22nd 2012

2326 Comments


i'm just curious as to what it would sound like, but honestly i saw this coming from a mile away

iFghtffyrdmns
February 22nd 2012

7047 Comments


deviant news articles. they're longer than pizza reviews.

Blackbelt54
February 22nd 2012

4266 Comments


this is sad but probably for the best

Midjicka
February 22nd 2012

204 Comments


boooooooooo.
ahh, well. perhaps this is for the best though, their never gonna top RoC.


captaincrunch11
February 22nd 2012

1195 Comments


BEWAREEEE!!!!!!!! BEEEEEWAREE!!!!!!!!!!

xfearbefore
February 22nd 2012

1201 Comments


And all of Sputnik releases a collective sigh of disappointment.

Oh well, I'll settle for seeing them live.

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Hospital
February 22nd 2012

1875 Comments


Figured this much

sniper
February 22nd 2012

18591 Comments


duh. and you have to be retarded to think that a new atd-i record would have been a good idea in the first place. no one wants to hear a band of this quality shit all over their legacy by releasing something sub-par.

ILJ
February 22nd 2012

6550 Comments


It's quite possible that they will tour for a couple years and decide "Hey, maybe we should write some new stuff to play." You never knowwww.


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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 22nd 2012

30316 Comments


deviant news articles. they're longer than pizza reviews.


Nothing like putting a bit effort into something


sniper
February 22nd 2012

18591 Comments


i promise they will not tour for more than a year, if that.

Ire
February 22nd 2012

41474 Comments


It should be pretty obvious that they wouldn't have the energy or be in the right mind state to pull
off a successful reunion album.

YetAnotherBrick
February 22nd 2012

4339 Comments


just give me a fucking tour PLEEEEAAAAASE

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FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2012

8963 Comments


I wish I got paid to wear old shirts

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YetAnotherBrick
February 22nd 2012

4339 Comments


ho ho ho

The7thVermicide
February 22nd 2012

925 Comments


That's a shame

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 22nd 2012

30316 Comments



I wish I got paid to wear old shirts


Instead you do it for free


plane
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2012

6073 Comments


I think there's real potential in an ATD-I reunion album, but oh well.

Zorak
February 23rd 2012

3188 Comments


expected [3]

at least me have new TMV to look forward to!

dragon01
February 23rd 2012

8 Comments


omar is too into himself, but if they went to do a new album, noone would be happy about it. that's why they broke up

Quen
February 23rd 2012

1633 Comments


More tour dates!

sniper
February 23rd 2012

18591 Comments


i would love a full tour though

taxidermist
February 23rd 2012

7175 Comments


That would be awesome.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2012

23667 Comments


really well-written article Deviant, nice to see that on sputnik if only every once in a while

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2012

30316 Comments


Gonna run the train on Thor's news mod campaign

ThomasTheCure
February 23rd 2012

267 Comments


not too surprised, but a little disappointed.

iamSeraph
February 23rd 2012

852 Comments


:/

guitarplaya91
February 23rd 2012

484 Comments


I feel like if they made a new album it would be more Mars Volta-ey. So yeah, i like this news.

Skimaskcheck
February 23rd 2012

2360 Comments


yeah, good news

PistolPete
February 23rd 2012

3463 Comments


Where was this announced? What site? Sad news

nvm Pitchfork lol

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2012

30316 Comments


Where was this announced? What site? Sad news


Two answers to this silly little question:

It was announced here
or
"Speaking to Kerrang!, the guitarist referred".......

Take your pick



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