At The Drive In just released “Pendulum in a Peasant Dress,” their latest single off of their new album. The album title in • ter a • li • a translates to the latin phrase “among other things,” and is their first full-length release since Relationship of Command back in 2000. The album drops May 5th on Rise Records, running at 41 minutes with a total of 11 songs.
The group has released three other singles off of the new album thus far, beginning in December: “Governed by Contagions,” “Incurably Innocent” and “Hostage Stamps.” The album was produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and the grammy award-winning Rich Costey. It was recorded at the famed Sound Factory in Hollywood, the same studio where Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have also worked (h/t NME).
The group had disbanded back in 2001 with a few reunion performances in 2012. In the interim, the ever-prolific Rodriguez-Lopez kept himself busy with numerous projects (including the Mars Volta with vocalist Cedric Bixler-Savala) as well as releasing a dizzying amount of pre-recorded solo material. One of his most notable recent pursuits has been Crystal Fairy, a supergroup consisting of Le Butcherettes singer Teri Gender Bender as well as Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover of the Melvins.
However, things seem to be in full swing for At The Drive In as they begin their world tour, which starts in their hometown of El Paso Texas and ends in Australia.
Their new material showcases the brutality and psychedelia expressed in the group’s discographic evolution. While some bands tend to slow down as they get older (such as Sonic Youth or even Slayer), At The Drive In shows no signs of losing blistering gusto or raw aggression, particularly with “Pendulum in a Peasant Dress.”
Track List For in • ter a • li • a
“No Wolf Like The Present”
“Tilting At The Univendor”
“Governed By Contagions”
“Pendulum In A Peasant Dress”
“Call Broken Arrow”