In•ter a•li•a

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in•ter a•li•a
In•ter a•li•a.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
Recorded2016
StudioSound Factory, Hollywood, California
Genre
Length41:01
LabelRise
ProducerRich Costey, Omar Rodríguez-López
At the Drive-In chronology
This Station Is Non-Operational
(2005)
in•ter a•li•a
(2017)
Diamanté
(2017)
Singles from in•ter a•li•a
  1. "Governed by Contagions"
    Released: December 8, 2016
  2. "Incurably Innocent"
    Released: February 22, 2017
  3. "Hostage Stamps"
    Released: April 2, 2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubD[3]
Consequence of SoundB[4]
The Skinny2/5 stars[5]

in•ter a•li•a is the fourth and final studio album by At the Drive-In, released on May 5, 2017. It is their first studio album in 17 years since Relationship of Command, and their first release since the 2005 compilation album This Station Is Non-Operational. It is also the first studio release by the band since El Gran Orgo to not feature founding member Jim Ward, who chose not to participate in the band's second reunion; as well as the first studio album by the band to feature former Sparta guitarist Keeley Davis.

Background[edit]

in•ter a•li•a was recorded during the second half of 2016 following a proper reunion tour beginning in March of that year. Drummer Tony Hajjar said of recording the album: "It was the most fun I’ve had in years. It was so great to be around people I care for and care for me. We had some awesome, tough moments. But at the end, they were still great. When it was done we went into the studio control room, the last day of recording, we all just hugged each other. I’m so proud of my brothers, proud that we’ve done this, proud that we still get to do this at any level."[6]

Describing the record's second single, singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala stated that it is "a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out." In 2017, Bixler-Zavala alleged that the song covered Danny Masterson's rape of his wife.[7]

The album's cover artwork (including the lyric music videos for the singles "Governed by Contagions" and "Incurably Innocent"), were illustrated by Damon Locks.

On August 14, the band released a music video for "Call Broken Arrow"[8]

Release[edit]

The record was unveiled on Wednesday, February 22 following a few short clips being shared by the band's various social media pages the previous week leading up to the announcement. Pre-orders were immediately available for the digital album, CD, cassette, and three different vinyl editions of the record, two of which are exclusive to various bundles offered through the webstore.[9] The digital downloads for the album's singles were offered in wave format upon pre-ordering.

12 bundles were available offering slightly different configurations of items. The "MEGA" bundle was priced at $290 and included a 30.75" skateboard deck limited to 300 copies, as well as an exclusive Mantic Axiom Reverb guitar/bass effects pedal limited to only 150 copies. This particular bundle also included its own special "half cyan/half blue" splatter vinyl LP limited to 150 copies as well. The other versions are a picture disc vinyl limited to 537 copies among a variety of bundle selections, and the standard "half bone/half black" splatter vinyl, the latter of which is available outside of any of the bundle options as a standalone purchase.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by At the Drive-In.

No.TitleLength
1."No Wolf Like the Present"3:39
2."Continuum"4:02
3."Tilting at the Univendor"3:26
4."Governed by Contagions"3:27
5."Pendulum in a Peasant Dress"3:41
6."Incurably Innocent"3:26
7."Call Broken Arrow"4:11
8."Holtzclaw"3:49
9."Torrentially Cutshaw"3:12
10."Ghost-Tape No. 9"4:15
11."Hostage Stamps"3:53
Total length:41:01

Personnel[edit]

At the Drive-In

Technical

  • Rich Costey – production, mixing
  • Martin Cooke – engineering
  • Nicolas Fournier – engineering
  • Gentry Studer – mastering
  • Damon Locks – cover art, illustrations, art direction
  • Christopher Friedman – layout

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 15
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 64
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 63
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 132
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 30
Italian Albums (FIMI)[16] 82
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[17] 8
Scottish Albums (OCC)[18] 20
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 57
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 30
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[21] 1
US Billboard 200[22] 39
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[23] 2
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[24] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for in•ter a•li•a by At The Drive-In". Metacritic. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Yeung, Neil Z. "in•ter a•li•a – At the Drive-In : Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "The new At The Drive-In record is exactly what you don't want from a reunion". avclub.com. May 5, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Album Review: At The Drive In – in•ter a•li•a". consequenceofsound.net. April 26, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "At the Drive-In - in•ter a•li•a album review: The Skinny". theskinny.co.uk. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "At The Drive in announce first album in 17 years and share song – read exclusive interview – NME". nme.com. February 22, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  7. ^ http://www.metalsucks.net/2017/11/21/at-the-drive-in-singer-accuses-actor-danny-masterson-of-raping-his-wife/
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljt4MFfgB7c
  9. ^ "At The Drive In". merchnow.com. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  10. ^ "Australiancharts.com – At the Drive-In – in%95ter a%95li%95a". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – At the Drive-In – in%95ter a%95li%95a" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – At the Drive-In – in%95ter a%95li%95a" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – At the Drive-In – in%95ter a%95li%95a" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – At the Drive-In – in%95ter a%95li%95". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – At the Drive-In – in•ter a•li•a" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  16. ^ "Italiancharts.com – At the Drive-In – in%95ter a%95li%95a". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  17. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – At the Drive-In – in•ter a•li•a". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  20. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  21. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  22. ^ "At the Drive-In Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  23. ^ "At the Drive-In Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  24. ^ "At the Drive-In Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2017.