Now I promise not to make this another one of those “man I wish Mars Volta would break-up so At the Drive-In would get back together” type of posts. I like Mars Volta, I really do. Well at least I used to a few years ago when they still put out listenable material… I’m giving you “Invalid Litter Dept.” from the incomparable 2000 album Relationship of Command because it’s always been one of my ATDI favorites since I first heard the album. It also marks the bands last effort together before all shit broke loose and most everyone went their separate ways. Enjoy it and pick up this album if you’re the last fool on the planet who doesn’t own it.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/05-invalid-litter-dept-1.mp3]
For those of you who grew up in Texas, or those of you who just like good rock music, you should know the lead singer of Sleepercar; it’s Jim Ward, formerly of At the Drive-In and Sparta. He’s been a staple in the Texas rock scene for many years, and while his new band is a little more mellow than those previous efforts, it’s still worth seeing. On top of that, you can see the countryfied post-punk of Lucero. That sounds like a great bill.
You can still buy tickets from ticketweb, and here is a Sleepercar song to boot![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/wasting_my_time.mp3]