Afro'd mexi-'mo-core legends, to release an Anthology and re-release their back catalogue...
If you need to be told who At the Drive-In are, you probably shouldn't be allowed to read this website. But in case you didn't know they're the dudes now in Sparta and The Mars Volta, and were a seminal band of the late 90s whom we have almost solely to blame for Hundred Reasons.
Back at the start of their career, Fearless Records released some ATD-i EP's but in a move which appears to be the band giving back to those who supported them in the early days, they're now re-releasing the bands 1996 debut LP 'Acrobatic Tenement', (originally on Flipside Records) and their final record which raised the benchmark for modern rock, 'Relationship Of Command' (originally on the Beastie Boys now defunct Grand Royal in 2000).
Along with re-releasing these frankly not too hard to get hold of records (but maybe they've gone outta print now?), Fearless are also releasing an At The Drive-In Anthology, which'll include the band’s greatest hits, unreleased tracks, rare B-sides, covers, music videos and live performances.
We believe all the above will be happening in the fall, but we doubt very much that there will be a cash-in reunion tour just yet.
Mars Volta are currently working on a follow-up to 'Deloused...' and Sparta return in the not too distant future.
DiScuss: What would you put on their Greatest Hits? What's the most interesting track they could cover? Best show you ever saw them play? Over-rated? Seminal?