At the Drive-In is an American post-hardcore band from El Paso, Texas. It was formed in 1993, separated in 2001, and reformed in January 2012. The band's name comes from Poison's Talk Dirty to Me.
Mainly influenced by bands like Fugazi and Drive Like Jehu, ATDI has composed epic, post-hardcore, even stadium-rock songs with complex metrics and enigmatic lyrics.
At the Drive-In was formed in 1993 by guitarist Jim Ward and singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala.
The first studio recording of this new band is Hell Paso (Western Breed), an EP released in November 1994. The reputation of their acting, a mix of hardcore salsa and chaotic posturing, allowed the band to survive. his beginnings.
Their first album, Acrobatic Teenement, was released in 1994, recorded with very small means. Cedric Bixler is on vocals, Omar Rodríguez on bass, Ryan Sawyer on drums, Jim Ward and Adam on guitar. After a three-month tour, a new bassist and drummer are recruited. ATDI acquires its definitive structure, Omar Rodríguez on guitar, new Paul Hinojos on bass and Tony Hajjar on drums. Then came the recording of ¡Alfaro Vive, Carajo !, the second punk-sounding EP, released in June 1995. The band made another tour, with a Ford Econoline for 42 days and 10,000 miles.