With praise still reverberating from December’s unveiling of ‘Governed By Contagions’, At The Drive In has issued another clarion call from its first album in 17 years: ‘Incurably Innocent’ is the second track to be released in advance of that record, titled in • ter a • li • a, now available for pre-order and confirmed for release May 5th on Rise Records.
Pitting spacey phaser and thrash-y riffing against a sidewinder hook and siren wail, “Incurably Innocent,” described by vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala as “a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out,” reveals additional facets of the kaleidoscopic in • ter a • li • a (Latin for “among other things”). Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Rich Costey at Hollywood’s Sound Factory, the 11-song 41-minute in • ter a • li • a picks up where 2000’s Relationship of Command left off… and rockets off into myriad other trajectories as unpredictable as they are intense.
in • ter a • li • a’s release will be immediately followed by a new series of live dates beginning in At The Drive In’s native El Paso, Texas and including headline dates at the likes of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and many more before heading to Europe and then to the UK to play Reading and Leeds Festival in August.
At The Drive In is: Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Paul Hinojos, Tony Hajjar and Keeley Davis.