Jim Ward has left At The Drive-In

It seems Jim Ward will no longer play in At The Drive-In’s upcoming shows, as this post states.

As our ship prepares for voyage, we announce that Jim Ward will not be joining us on future journeys. We wish him well and are excited to see you soon.

Posted by At The Drive In on Friday, March 18, 2016

Have they already recorded new material with Jim? Gah. This sucks.

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Let’s make some wild accusations about the new At The Drive-In teasers

So this got posted on the Fuse website.

So just like Gabbo, we know something big is coming.

Here’s Scenedeath’s thoughts:

We know they’re playing some festival in Ohio later this year. We know Antemasque isn’t amazing. We know they’ve reformed once so they can do it again.
We think in a few hours they’ll announce a new album *gasp* and a world tour. Those few seconds of music in that clip isn’t anything my finely tuned ears have heard before.

Hell, they might even be in Australia in July/August. And who knows, they may even play Splendour in the Grass. Isn’t that a crazy idea!

So far 2016 has been bad for musician’s deaths. But great for reformations. Cheers to ATD-I and cheers to Wolf Parade!

The cult of Cedric & Omar continues: Antemasque’s first Australian theatre show

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The last time I saw Cedric & Omar was at the Coachella Festival in 2012 when it was the ‘triumphant return’ of At The Drive-In. Whether it was a blatant cash-grab or to ‘rekindle old friendships’ is open to debate, but one thing is certain: the intensity of early ATD-I was sorely lacking. In the olden days they’d play a festival at 2pm and perform like it was the final thing they’d ever do. They put everything into their shows. And now here they were, playing at 8pm on the third day of arguably the best festival in the world and it seemed liked Omar couldn’t give less of a shit, standing almost in the rafters looking bored as he played while the rest of the guys plowed forth.

 

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