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]

Release[edit]

The EP was first released in 1999 by Fearless Records. 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[1]
LAS MagazineFavorable [2]

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[3] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butler, Blake. At the Drive-In - Vaya at AllMusic
  2. ^ "LAS magazine | music, media, art, culture, life, everything. - Reviews". lostatsea.net. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Vinyl Albums : June 23, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved July 6, 2015.