With their first album in 17 years coming in a little more than a month, At The Drive In appear to be making one of the bigger comebacks in heavy music in recent memory. We’ve gotten to hear new songs “Govererned by Contagions” and “Incurably Innocent,” which found the band sounding as vibrant and vital as they did before they disbanded in 2001. While original member Jim Ward isn’t on board for in•ter a•li•a, what we’ve heard from it so far suggests that they’re doing ok without him, and the band absolutely crushed it when we saw them recently at New York’s Terminal 5. Now they’ve released a third song from the album, “Hostage Stamps.”
If the band’s music doesn’t take you back to a late ’90s/early 2000s mindset, then the video certainly will. Mostly made of stop motion animation reminiscent of Tool’s video, it’s a trippy, unsettling video with drones, a hostage lorded over by a faceless military member, and a billboard broadcasting propaganda. It’s a great video for an excellent song, and now we want to hear the rest of the album.
in•ter a•li•a will be out on May 5 on Rise Records and can be preordered here.