After breaking up in 2001, members of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]At The Drive-In[/lastfm] seem to have resolved their differences and are now back together.
Earlier today, the band posted a Tweet with a message containing some slightly-tweeked lyrics from their single “One Armed Scissor,” reading THIS STATION IS NOW OPERATIONAL.
This is great news to ATDI fans, who have long been awaiting the band to reunite. The band broke up in 2001 when front man Cedric Bixler-Zavala left and created [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Mars Volta[/lastfm] with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. The remaining members then formed the band [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sparta[/lastfm], although bassist Paul Hinojos eventually switched over to The Mars Volta in 2005.
¡ ATTENTION !
To whom it may concern:
AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silence
THIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL—
At The Drive-In (@AtTheDriveIn_) January 09, 2012
Antiquiet (@antiquiet) January 09, 2012
It has been rumored recently that the band was on better terms and that a reunion was possible. [pullquote quote="A lot of it we've dealt with already and I've apologised for a lot of things I've said and the way it ended... we'll see what happens." credit="Cedric Bixler-Zavala"]When asked about At The Drive-In in a 2009 interview with Drowned In Sound, Bixler-Zavala said, “I don’t know what to say about that really. We’ve been making amends with a lot of the members and having some really good talks with them. And we’ve been trying to get our financial business in order because a lot of people have been ripping off that band really badly… as far as the business side goes. I wouldn’t mind it. Y’know, it might happen, we just have to iron out a lot of personal things. A lot of it we’ve dealt with already and I’ve apologised for a lot of things I’ve said and the way it ended… we’ll see what happens.”
The next question to ask is when we can expect to see them perform. Thoughts?