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. In 2016 Jim Ward left the band and was replaced by Sparta guitarist Keeley Davis

Current Line-Up:-

Cedric Bixler-Zavala (1993–2001, 2012–present) Vocals
Keeley Davis (2016-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
Jim Ward (1993–2001, 2012–2016) Guitar
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May 5, 2017
awesome new album!!! in-ter a-li-a rocks!!! Why did we have to wait over 14 years? ;-)


April 28, 2017
I pre-ordered the New album on vinyl. The wait is killing me.


January 25, 2017
i cannot wait for the new album!!! its going to be interesting to hear what they will deliver :) another masterpiece i imagine


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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