At the Drive-In performed live on the Jimmy Kimmel show last night (May 11), showcasing new material from their latest LP in • ter a • li • a.
They delivered a blistering performance of the schizophrenic track “Hostage Stamps,” before capping the night off with the abrasive, feedback-drenched cut “Call Broken Arrow.” It marks the band’s first appearance on the hit talk show.
Their latest single “Pendulum in a Peasant Dress” was dropped last week, and was surprisingly absent from their television performance. The track finds the group in typically aggressive form, standing out as one of the record’s most hard-hitting songs.
The group are currently supporting the release of their new album in • ter a • li • a, with promotional trips and a worldwide tour underway. The tour will conclude on October 2 in Brisbane, Australia’s Eaton’s Hill Hotel & Function Centre.
in • ter a • li • a marked the band’s first full-length release in over 17 years, receiving a positive reception from fans and critics alike. The album was generally deemed to be a continuation of the outfit’s trademark energetic style and spontaneous transitioning, despite founding member Jim Ward deciding not to participate in the project.
Formed in 1994, At the Drive-In found great success with their third LP Relationship of Command in 2000 – an album which is considered by many to be one of the most influential albums of the 21st century. Linchpins of the group Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López also gained a reputation in musical circles for their progressive rock band The Mars Volta, before deciding to reform their old ensemble last year.
It’s not the first release of the year for Omar Rodríguez-López, as his side-project Crystal Fairy put out their first LP in February. The supergroup also consists of Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover from the Melvins, and Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes.