At the Drive-In discography

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At the Drive-In discography
Studio albums4
Compilation albums1
Music videos6

The discography of At the Drive-In, an El Paso, Texas-based post-hardcore band active from 1994 to 2001, consists of four studio albums, one compilation album, five EPs, six singles, and three music videos.

At the Drive-In formed in 1994 with an initial lineup of Cedric Bixler-Zavala (lead vocals), Jim Ward (guitar and backing vocals), Jarrett Wrenn (guitar), Kenny Hopper (bass guitar), and Bernie Rincon (drums). This lineup released the band's debut EP, Hell Paso, through their own imprint Western Breed Records that November. Rincon was replaced by Davy Simmons for their second EP, 1995's ¡Alfaro Vive, Carajo! Further lineup changes saw Wrenn replaced by Adam Amparan, Hopper by Omar Rodríguez-López, and Simmons by Ryan Sawyer. The band's debut album, Acrobatic Tenement, was released in July 1996 through Flipside Records. The band's lineup fluctuated again, with Amparan's departure prompting Rodríguez-López to move to guitar while Paul Hinojos filled the bass position, and Tony Hajjar replaced Sawyer on drums. Ben Rodriguez played guitar on 1997's El Gran Orgo EP due to Ward's inability to participate, however Ward was back in place for a split single with The Aasee Lake and the band's second album, In/Casino/Out, released in August 1998 by Fearless Records. The lineup of Bixler-Zavala, Ward, Rodríguez-López, Hinojos, and Hajjar would remain intact until the band's dissolution.

1999 saw the release of the Vaya EP, which spawned the band's first music video, for the song "Metronome Arthritis". A trio of split releases followed in 2000, including an EP with Sunshine and singles with Burning Airlines and the Murder City Devils. At the Drive-In's final studio album, Relationship of Command, was released in September 2000 through Grand Royal Records. It proved to be a breakthrough, reaching #116 on the Billboard 200 and #33 on the UK Albums Chart.[1][2] All three of its singles, "One Armed Scissor", "Rolodex Propaganda", and "Invalid Litter Dept.", reached the UK Singles Chart, with "One Armed Scissor" also reaching #26 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.[2][3] In 2001 the band went on indefinite hiatus, with Bixler-Zavala and Rodríguez-López forming The Mars Volta while Ward, Hinojos, and Hajjar formed Sparta.[4] In November 2004 Fearless Records re-released all three of the band's studio albums as well as the Vaya EP, followed by the compilation album This Station Is Non-Operational in 2005 which reached #95 on the Billboard 200 and #3 amongst independently released albums.[1][5]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Billboard 200
1996 Acrobatic Tenement[8]
1998 In/Casino/Out[9]
  • Released: August 18, 1998
  • Label: Fearless
  • Format: LP, CD
2000 Relationship of Command[10]
  • Released: September 12, 2000
  • Label: Grand Royal
  • Format: LP, CD
116 1 25 33
2017 in•ter a•li•a
  • Released: May 5, 2017
  • Label: Rise
  • Format: LP, CD, digital
39 15 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
Billboard 200
2005 This Station Is Non-Operational[13] 95 3

Extended plays[edit]

Year Release details
1994 Hell Paso
  • Released: November 1994
  • Label: Western Breed
  • Format: EP
1995 ¡Alfaro Vive, Carajo![14]
  • Released: June 1995
  • Label: Western Breed
  • Format: EP
1997 El Gran Orgo[15]
  • Released: September 18, 1997
  • Label: Offtime
  • Format: EP
1999 Vaya[16]
  • Released: July 27, 1999
  • Label: Fearless
  • Format: CD
2000 Sunshine / At the Drive-In[17]
2017 Diamanté
  • Released: November 24, 2017
    January 26, 2018 (digital)
  • Label: Rise
  • Format: Vinyl


Year Single Peak chart positions Album

1996 "Initiation" Acrobatic Tenement
1998 "Alpha Centauri" In/Casino/Out
"For Now..We Toast"
"Transatlantic Foe"
1999 "Metronome Arthritis" Vaya
2000 "One Armed Scissor"[19] 26 64 Relationship of Command
"Rolodex Propaganda"[20] 54
2001 "Invalid Litter Dept."[21] 50
2016 "Governed by Contagions" in•ter a•li•a
2017 "Incurably Innocent"
"Hostage Stamps"
"Pendulum in a Peasant Dress"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
"n/a" denotes singles that are not from albums.

Compilation appearances[edit]

Year Release details Track
1998 Some Three-Word-Bands From Western Breed
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Western Breed
  • Format: CD

"Terranova Compost"

1998 The Eagle Has Landed
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Tranquility Base
  • Format: LP


Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director Album
1999 "Metronome Arthritis" Dan Tierney, At the Drive-In Vaya
2000 "One Armed Scissor"[22] At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
"Invalid Litter Dept." Tony Hajjar, Paul Hinojos
2016 "Governed by Contagions" Damon Locks, Rob Shaw in•ter a•li•a
2017 "Incurably Innocent"
"Hostage Stamps"


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  3. ^ a b "At the Drive-In Album & Song Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard charts. Archived from the original on 25 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
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  6. ^ " – Discography At the Drive-In". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
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  8. ^ Wiznitzer, Ari. "Acrobatic Tenement". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  9. ^ Butler, Blake. "In/Casino/Out". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  10. ^ Butler, Blake. "Relationship of Command". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
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  13. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "This Station Is Non-Operational". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  14. ^ St. James, Jim. "¡Alfaro Vive, Carajo!". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  15. ^ Butler, Blake. "Vaya". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  16. ^ Phares, Heather. "El Gran Orgo". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  17. ^ "At the Drive-In/Sunshine (Split Single)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  18. ^ "At the Drive-In: Charts & Awards: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  19. ^ Butler, Blake. "One Armed Scissor". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  20. ^ "Rolodex Propaganda". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  21. ^ "Invalid Litter Department". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  22. ^ "At the Drive-in - 'One Armed Scissor' music video". MTV. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-30.