At The Drive-In

At The Drive-In

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Combining emotional melodies and an upbeat rhythm moving at an unpredictable rate, At the Drive-In definitely stuck out in their hometown El Paso, TX. Formed in 1993, the group debuted soon after with their first EP, Hell Paso, followed by a brief tour across the Lone Star state. At the Drive-In continued on with a second EP (¡Alfaro Vive, Carajo!) and toured mostly empty houses and clubs across the western United States. A small gig in Los Angeles - with an audience consisting of only nine people - somehow got the attention of Flipside Records, who released the band's first full-length Acrobatic Tenement in early 1997. Soon after the recording of Acrobatic Tenement their lineup secured around Cedric Bixler (vocals), Omar Rodriguez and Jim Ward (guitars), Paul Hinojos (bass) and Tony Hajjar (drums). With constant energy and a stubborn enthusiasm to continue, At the Drive-In began to develop an audience, helped out by constant touring and word-of-mouth hype. Their 1997 follow-up EP El Gran Orgo had more of a melodic bite, but their musical depth and originality still remained. In/Casino/Out followed in 1998, and 2000 saw the release of Relationship of Command. After the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2001, Bixler and Rodriguez formed the Mars Volta, while Ward, Hajjar, and Hinojos moved on to Sparta. However, on January 9, 2012, At the Drive-In announced a reunion.

Current Line-Up:-

Cedric Bixler-Zavala (1993–2001, 2012–present) Vocals
Jim Ward (1993–2001, 2012–present) Guitar
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (1996) Bass (1997–2001, 2012–present) Guitar
Paul Hinojos (1997–2001, 2012–present) Bass
Tony Hajjar (1997–2001, 2012–present) Drums

Past Members:-

Jarrett Wrenn (1993-1995) Guitar
Adam Amparan (1996) Guitar
Ben Rodriguez (1997) Guitar
Kenny Hopper (1993-1995) Bass
Bernie Rincon (1993-1994) Drums
Davy Simmons (1995) Drums
Ryan Sawyer (1996) Drums
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At The Drive-In Discography

Albums

FLIP94, flip94 At The Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement (Album) Flipside Records, Flipside Records FLIP94, flip94 US 1997 Sell This Version
F034 At The Drive-In In/Casino/Out (Album) Fearless Records F034 US 1998 Sell This Version
none At The Drive-In Relationship Of Command (Album) Grand Royal none US 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

004 At The Drive-In Hell Paso Western Breed Records 004 US 1994 Sell This Version
WSTB-006 At The Drive-In ¡Alfaro Vive, Carajo! (EP) Western Breed Records WSTB-006 US 1995 Sell This Version
OTR 062 At The Drive-In El Gran Orgo (EP) Onefoot Records, Onefoot Records OTR 062 US 1997 Sell This Version
F040-1 At.The.Drive.In* Vaya (EP) Fearless Records F040-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
no. 3, none At The Drive In* / The Aasee Lake At The Drive In* / The Aasee Lake - At The Drive In / The Aasee Lake(7") Nerd Rock Records, Ghetto Defendant (2) no. 3, none US 1999 Sell This Version
BWR 0423, BWR0223, Version 0423 At.The.Drive-In* & Sunshine (6) At.The.Drive-In* & Sunshine (6) - At.The.Drive-In & Sunshine (EP) Big Wheel Recreation BWR 0423, BWR0223, Version 0423 US 2000 Sell This Version
BH-003 At The Drive-In / Murder City Devils At The Drive-In / Murder City Devils - Rascuache / Press Gang Buddyhead, Buddyhead BH-003 US 2000 Sell This Version
GR091, none At The Drive-In One Armed Scissor (Single) Grand Royal, Restart Records GR091, none US 2000 Sell This Version
VUS 189, 7243 8 97241 7 2 At The Drive-In Rolodex Propaganda (Single) Virgin, Grand Royal VUS 189, 7243 8 97241 7 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
THK-066 At The Drive-In / Burning Airlines At The Drive-In / Burning Airlines - At The Drive-In / Burning Airlines(7", Single, Pic) Thick Records THK-066 US 2000 Sell This Version
VUS193, 7243 8 97405 7 8, 8974057 At The Drive-In Invalid Litter Dept. (Single) Virgin, Grand Royal VUS193, 7243 8 97405 7 8, 8974057 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
TRANS 161 At The Drive-In One Armed Scissor (The Field Remix) Transgressive Records TRANS 161 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

VVR1032462 At∙The∙Drive-In* This Station Is Non-Operational (Comp) Fearless Records VVR1032462 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
VVR1040892 At The Drive-In In/Casino/Out : Acrobatic Tenement(Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) V2 VVR1040892 Europe 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none At.The.Drive.In* Rascuache / Chanbara(CD, Promo) Fearless Records, Den none US 1999 Sell This Version
ATDI001CD At The Drive-In Relationship Of Command Grand Royal, Virgin ATDI001CD 2000 Sell This Version
7087-6-15771-2-9, DPRO-15771 At The Drive-In One Armed Scissor / Call Out Hook(CD, Promo) Grand Royal, Grand Royal 7087-6-15771-2-9, DPRO-15771 US 2000 Sell This Version

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somejerk

somejerk

July 7, 2003
Yay At the Drive-In!
They broke up and formed 3 other great bands:
Sparta (emocore-ish), Mars Volta(psychedelic-emocore), and Defacto(straight-up dub-reggae).
Definetly worth a check out, even though they ain't really electronic.

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