Here we are at the end of 2016, a year fraught with national strife and general WTF-ery. What better way to soundtrack the fraying of nerves of America than the first At The Drive-In song in 16 years?
Sonically, "Governed By Contagions" picks right up where 2000's Relationship Of Command left of, with a nervous and noisy shot of heavy post-hardcore. But like At The Drive-In's most memorable songs, there's a meat hook of a shout-along. "How many bites do you think it takes to get to the cyanide tooth?" rattles Cedric Bixler-Zavala. "Brace yourself, my darling / Brace yourself, my love."
"Governed By Contagions" is available as a free download from the band's site. The YouTube description promises an as-yet-untitled album is forthcoming.