Vaya (EP)

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Vaya
At the Drive In - Vaya cover.jpg
EP by
ReleasedJuly 27, 1999
RecordedJune 1998 – February 1999
GenrePost-hardcore
Length23:50
LabelFearless Records
ProducerMike Major, Alex Newport, Sean Cummings
At the Drive-In chronology
In/Casino/Out
(1998)
Vaya
(1999)
Sunshine / At the Drive-In
(2000)

Vaya is the fourth EP by American post-hardcore band At the Drive-In, released in 1999.

Writing[edit]

"198d" was written about drummer Tony Hajjar's grandmother, who was buried in a mass grave in Lebanon. The title was taken from an inscription on her gravestone.[citation needed]

The sound of the album bridges the musical gap between In/Casino/Out and their following album, Relationship of Command.[citation needed]

Artwork[edit]

The EP's cover features a Conion 100CF boombox which belonged to the band, and was used as a frequent prop during Vaya period, appearing in their photoshoots, gig flyers and on stage during most of their live performances. Additionally, it would appear in the music video for "Metronome Arthritis" and was later featured on the label of their 2000 split 7" with The Murder City Devils as well as the cover of the 2005 compilation album This Station Is Non-Operational.

Release[edit]

The EP was first released in 1999 by Fearless Records. To promote it, the band toured with Rage Against the Machine and the Foo Fighters in November and December 1999.[1] It saw a limited of 500 vinyl release at 2012's Coachella Music Festival to celebrate the band's first performances together in 11 years. The 10" was then re-released as a hot-pink vinyl on June 5, 2012 with 1,500 copies in North American and 1,500 copies elsewhere. A vibrant red edition of 1,000 of the 10" was also available from Hot Topic stores.[citation needed]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
LAS MagazineFavorable [3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rascuache" – 3:21
  2. "Proxima Centauri" – 2:46
  3. "Ursa Minor" – 3:22
  4. "Heliotrope" – 3:12
  5. "Metronome Arthritis" – 4:00
  6. "300 MHz" – 3:03
  7. "198d" – 4:04

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Vinyl Albums[4] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul, Aubin (November 25, 1999). "This is Getting Weird…". Punknews.org. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  2. ^ Butler, Blake. At the Drive-In - Vaya at AllMusic
  3. ^ "LAS magazine | music, media, art, culture, life, everything. - Reviews". lostatsea.net. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Vinyl Albums : June 23, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved July 6, 2015.