At The Drive-In premiere new song “Governed by Contagions” — listen

Our first preview of the band's first album in 16 years

At the Drive-In have returned with a brand new song called “Governed by Contagions”. According to its YouTube description, the track is taken from a forthcoming album produced by ORL (the band’s own Omar Rodríguez-López) and Rich Costey, known for his work with Fiona Apple and Muse. The as-yet-untitled LP would mark the long, long-awaited follow-up to 2000’s Relationship of Command.

“Portrait of a family, force fed through tunnel straws, singing cannibal hymns of the bourgeoisie,” the track begins, its opening line ushered in by wiry guitars and the thrash of explosive drums. Stream it up above via its accompanying lyric video.

(Read: At The Drive-In’s Top 10 Songs)

ATDI reconvened earlier this year to much fanfare, promising plans for a reunion tour and their first new music offerings in nearly two decades. While most of their dates went smoothly, a portion of their US trek was canceled due to health concerns regarding Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s vocal cords.



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