At The Drive-In Reflect On 20 Years Of Relationship Of Command: “You Changed My Life…”
This weekend, At The Drive-In’s incredible third album Relationship Of Command turned 20 – and the members of the El Paso post-hardcore luminaries have been reflecting on the record, despite being on hiatus since 2018.
“Lotta kind words from fans and friends about this guy turning 20 years old,” wrote frontman and co-founder Cedric Bixler-Zavala on Instagram, before he posted a long list of thank yous and “big hugs to everyone involved”.
“Your stoke was our fuel even when we didn’t see eye to eye,” he said. “If I forgot your name please forgive me. It’s only been 20 years.”
In the comments, Tony Hajjar responded to Cedric: “Happy you posted this brother. Played a song for the family yesterday for the anniversary and got a little emotional. So many ups and downs during that time, but still proud of it. Glad we got to do it again and again. Love you.”
Co-founder and guitarist Jim Ward also stated in his own post for the album, “Happy 20th old friend, you definitely changed my life and I love you very much.”
Spin it loud today (and forever), folks.
View this post on Instagram
Lotta kind words from fans and friends about this guy turning 20 years old. One of the key components was getting Damon Locks @blackmonumentensemble to do the artwork. Another key was @farrell9600 who did the layout. If you don’t know who these people are then please read up or listen to their records or view their art. Big hugs to everyone involved. Jim, Blaze, Henry, Gabe, Mitch, Paul fucking drake, remy, Danielle, niels, Groningen Holmies, dolf and betina, sperber sisters, Booby trap squad, THE FUCKING MURDER CITY DEVILS!!!!, Gersh,Silva, Welsh,Cronen, UK team. UK publicist ANTON!!!!, nasty little man, Alex Newport, German holmies who fed us and houses us, b core Spain, sunshine, Andrew Ellis, creative man in japan, the golden poodle in Hamburg, Ross, chuck, Zack, Kevin and to the fans. Fucking A thank you guys. Your stoke was our fuel even when we didn’t see eye to eye. If I forgot your name please forgive me. It’s only been 20 years.
From the Washington DIY scene of the ’80s to Sweden’s new noise to the basements of Bridgend, this is the (still ongoing) evolution of post-hardcore…
As Foo Fighters began to settle into their role as one of the world’s biggest bands, their sixth album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace propelled them to even greater heights…