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Image for At The Drive-In Return With First New Song In 16 Years, ‘Governed By Contagions’At The Drive-In @ Splendour In The Grass 2016 / Photo: Maria Boyadgis

At The Drive-In Return With First New Song In 16 Years, ‘Governed By Contagions’

Written by Emmy Mack on December 9, 2016

Send transmission from the one-armed mother-freakin’ scissor, because At The Drive-In are back with their first new single in 16 years. That’s right, the last time these guys released a tune many of us were still kicking it with Big Ted and Humpty.

The Texan post-hardcore legends’ new track is dubbed Governed By Contagions, and it’s everything you ever hoped it would be. Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s heavy vocal theatrics and jarring in-your-face lyrics, plus the angular guitar riffs and spasmodic drums make the whole thing feel simultaneously familiar and yet awesomely fresh.

The release of the song sees the band make good on their promise to release new music after announcing their 2016 world tour, which saw them perform live for the first time since 2012 and tour Australia with Splendour In The Grass earlier this year.

Governed By Contagions marks the band’s first offering from the long-awaited follow-up to their 2000 LP, Relationship of Command.

Wrap your ears around this landmark tune via the official lyric video below, or else download it for free here.

Watch: At The Drive In – ‘Governed By Contagions’

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