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At the Drive-In reissues Acrobatic Tenement and Relationship of Command

on January 29, 2013, 11:10am

atdi reissues At the Drive In reissues Acrobatic Tenement and Relationship of Command

Ever break up with a significant other, but for some reason you keep hooking up with them because, let’s face it, it was really freakin’ good? That’s kinda what’s happening with Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López. Less than a week after Bixler-Zavala essentially ended The Mars Volta with a Tweeted “Dear John” letter, and Rodríguez-López lifted a middle finger with the first track from his new band, Bosnian Rainbows, the feuding figureheads’ original band, At the Drive-In, have announced a new pair of reissues.

As Pitchfork reports, ATDI’s will reissue both their debut album, 1996’s Acrobatic Tenement, and their final album, 2000’s Relationship of Command, later this year through their personal imprint, Twenty-First Chapter Records. Acrobatic Tenement is due March 5th (March 25th in the UK from Transgressive), followed by Relationship of Command on April 22nd. While digital, CD, and vinyl editions will be available for both, Relationship of Command will see a limited color vinyl release for this year’s Record Store Day on April 20th.

Guitarist Jim Ward said in a press release, “It was interesting to revisit the recordings that bookended the first chapters of our band. The earnest and pure excitement of the beginning and the level of craftsmanship we achieved by Relationship of Command leaves me nothing but proud. I am happy these records have found their way to continue to feel new as people discover music they love and embrace our work.”

Consult both albums’ tracklists and the clip for “One Armed Scissor” down yonder.

Acrobatic Tenement Tracklist:
01. StarSlight
02. Schaffino
03. Ebroglio
04. Initiation
05. Communication Drive-In
06. Skips on the Record
07. Paid Vacation Time
08. Ticklish
09. Blue Tag
10. Coating of Arms
11. Porfirio Diaz

Relationship of Command Tracklist:
01. Arcarsenal
02. Pattern Against User
03. One Armed Scissor
04. Sleepwalk Capsules
05. Invalid Litter Dept.
06. Mannequin Republic
07. Enfilade
08. Rolodex Propaganda
09. Quarantined
10. Cosmonaut
11. Non-Zero Possibility
12. Catacombs (Bonus Track)

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