Seminal El Paso, Texas post-hardcore outfit At the Drive-In has announced via Alternative Press that it is reuniting after 11 years of radio silence.
The group’s eight year existence spawned three full-length albums, as well as numerous Eps and split releases. At the Drive-In fractured after the release of its most commercially successful release, 2000’s Relationship of Command.
After the group’s dissolution, members Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez went on to form prog-rock act The Mars Volta, while Jim Ward and Tony Hajjar formed Sparta.
The band has yet to announce its plans for 2012, but surely some live dates would be welcome given the group’s history as a ferocious live act.
However, the band did start a Twitter account (AtTheDriveIn_), and in the band’s words,
THIS STATION IS…NOW…OPERATIONAL.”