Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has said that there is no chance of At The Drive-In recording a new album.
The band announced earlier this year that they had reunited and have so far confirmed that they will play festival slots at Benicassim and Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival. There had been rumours that they would be recording new material, but Rodriguez-Lopez has ruled this out completely.
The guitarist has described the reunion as a pure “nostalgia thing” and compared it to “an old T-shirt that doesn’t fit any more”.
Speaking to Kerrang!, the guitarist responded to a question about whether the band would be recording a new album by saying: “Will there be a new album? No, no, no. At The Drive-In is more of a nostalgia thing – it’s songs we wrote when we were all in our 20s and we’re doing a couple of shows.”
He continued: “It’s an old T-shirt that doesn’t fit me any more, but when you put it on again, it feels nice. It’s as simple as that.”
Rodriguez-Lopez also said he was amazed at the surprise that greeted the announcement that the band had reformed as all five members had “patched up their differences a while ago”.
He said of this: “For the rest of the world, [the reformation] seemed to be out of nowhere, but we’ve been hanging out for the past four years. We patched up our differences a while ago.”