LA trio Automatic share Peaking Lights remix of ‘Calling It’

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Photo credit: Logan White

The new remix of Automatic’s Calling It lifted from their 2019 debut album ‘Signal,’ moves towards a moody disco through the production of Aaron Coyes from psych pop band Peaking Lights. Listen to the reworking via YouTube below.

The LA post-punk trio Automatic just wrapped a tour in Europe and are currently out on the road in the North America with the band Shopping. Peaking Lights will be releasing a new album ‘E S C A P E’ slated to be out in May 2020 via Dekmantel.

Since the release of their Stones Throw debut album ‘Signal’ in September, Automatic has soundtracked Hedi Slimane’s Paris Fashion Week show for Céline, toured the USA, and opened for legendary post-punk band Bauhaus’ reunion shows at the Hollywood Palladium. ‘Signal’ was chosen as an album of the year by Norman Records and Resident Music, who described it as “inventive, enticing and new”.

Automatic, composed of Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals), worked with producer and engineer Joo Joo Ashworth of FROTH for the album. ‘Signal‘ ties 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.

Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyes said about the remix: “We were excited to have the opportunity to do a remix for Automatic. We’ve been friends with them for a while, Izzy babysat our kids and we are great friends with Lola’s older sister Diva. They have something great going, it was super hard to pick a song so we approached Stones Throw with four songs and the idea to do a remix EP, the music is fucking rad, we couldn’t pick just one. Alas Stones Throw was like, just do ‘Calling It’. We were eased by that as it was impossible to pick one. Automatic will keep making amazing songs, and we’ll keep listening. Possibly one of the best things is when people you know shine!”

Automatic tour dates

12 March – San Diego, CA – The Loft @ UCSD*
13 March – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon*
14 March – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (Spring Thing)*
21 March – Dallas, TX – Not So Fun Wknd @ The Blue Light*
23 March – Tallahassee, FL – The Bark*
24 March – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Purgatory*
25 March – Durham, NC – The Pinhook*
26 March – Washington, DC – DC9*
27 March – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle*
28 March – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere*
29 March – Portsmouth, NH – The Press Room*
30 March – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola*
31 March – Toronto, ON – The Monarch*
2 April – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx*
3 April – Fort Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail*
4 April – Chicago, IL – Subterranean*
5 April – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*
7 April – St. Louis, MO – The Sinkhole*
8 April – Lawrence, KS – White Schoolhouse*
9 April – Denver, CO – Hi Dive*
10 April – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court*
23 May – Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling Festival Afterparty @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
5-7 June – London – Wide Awake Festival
5-7 June – Barcelona – Primavera Sound Festival
12-14 June – Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek – Best Kept Secret
12-15 Nov – Utrecht – Le Guess Who? Festival

*Tour dates with Shopping