LA post-punk trio Automatic have announced their debut album ‘Signal,’ which will be out on September 27th via Stones Throw Records. They have also shared the new single Too Much Money. Listen to the single via YouTube below.
Automatic worked with producer and engineer Joo Joo Ashworth of FROTH for the album. ‘Signal’ combines together the band’s taste for dub reggae, motorik rhythms and gnarly synth work inspired by bands like NEU! and Suicide with the eerie atmosphere of films by auteurs like David Lynch and Dario Argento, to capture what it’s like to feel at an angle to the world.
Their new single Too Much Money chronicles the pitfalls of social media. The track follows on from the previous release Calling It.
‘Signal’ speaks directly to the band members’ life experiences, bound together by a sense of anxiety and alienation that is so common to life in the 21st century. Humanoid echoes Too Much Money‘s sentiment on the disappointing falsity of social media, Electrocution recounts a near-death freak accident singer Izzy experienced – alluded to on the album art – and the title track captures the feeling of being trapped in the drudgery of a mundane life “and the realization that nobody is going to rescue you from it but yourself.” As they put it: “The world is so fucked up, we don’t know how any musician could say, ‘This is all peachy.'”
1. Too Much Money
2. Calling It
3. Suicide In Texas
4. Love You Fine
11. Strange Conversations
Too Much Money arrives ahead of their month-long residency at The Echo every Monday in August, followed by a European and UK tour in October.
Upcoming tour dates
August 5th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
August 12th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
August 19th -Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
August 26th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
October 17th – Paris, France @ L’Aéronef
October 19th – Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
October 20th – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ DDW Music Festival
October 22nd – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
October 23rd – Bristol,
October 25th – Amsterdam,
October 28th – Berlin, Denmark @ Urban Spree
October 29th – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix