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WATCH: New At The Drive In
Eoin Murray , April 3rd, 2017 15:00

Post-hardcore titans share latest taste of long-awaited fourth album, watch below. Homepage photo by Júnn

At The Drive-In continue their seismic re-entry into the spotlight with the unveiling of new video 'Hostage Stamps', cut from their forthcoming album in•ter a•li•a. Watch it above.

Returning with their first new music since 2000's Relationship of Command in December of last year in the form of 'Governed by Contagions', the band have been making bold leaps back into our lives since.

Following a series of US dates including a surprise slot at SXSW, 'Hostage Stamps' is the third single to be taken from the album and is a suitably frenetic slice of cutting guitars, chaotic drums and Cedric Bixler-Zavala's vigorous vocals.

Bixler-Zavala has described the track as "like walking through the hallway in some war- torn ghetto and reading the writing on the wall... Here's the fucking head on the stake in front of our army".

Accompanying the song is a video directed by Rob Shaw and Damon Locks. Using a combination of stop-motion and digital animation, the video is a darkly shaded narrative of captivity and escape complete with robotic figures and a dystopian setting. Billboards drift in and out of shot with unsettling messages sprawled across their faces: "Birds listen to day words, while rats listen to night tremors".

in•ter a•li•a, produced by guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and Rich Costey, is set for release on 5 May via Rise Records. The band will return to the UK this August to play Reading and Leeds festivals.

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