UPDATE: Omar Rodriguez Lopez confirmed the news on his Facebook wall: "Stay tuned. Omar will be playing some @AtTheDriveIn_ shows to be announced - yes"
Well this is one way of shaking off those Monday blues. Influential late-'90s post-hardcore band AT THE DRIVE-IN just tweeted this bit of reunion news a few minutes ago:
¡ ATTENTION !To whom it may concern: AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silence THIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL— At The Drive-In (@AtTheDriveIn_) January 9, 2012
¡ ATTENTION !To whom it may concern: AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silence THIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL
And now there's a similar message on the band's homepage.
Perhaps this news comes just in time for this week's anticipated Coachella lineup announcement? Or are they gearing up for a string of SXSW shows in March not far from their El Paso, Texas hometown? Or maybe they'll just tour like a normal fucking band?!?!
Either way, let's sit back, enjoy the ride, and reflect on one of the best songs of the past 20 years...