LA trio Automatic shares a new video for a track lifted from their debut album ‘Signal’. Directed by Courtney Garvin of The Courtneys, Electrocution is an animated retelling of singer Izzy Glaudini’s near run-in with death. The video follows the trio from what seems to be a casual night in, until Glaudini goes to turn on a lamp and is electrocuted. The video is the fourth from the album, following visuals for Strange Conversations, Too Much Money and Calling It. Watch the Electrocution video clip via YouTube below.
‘Signal’ is out now on regular vinyl, limited edition bright red vinyl, CD, and on all digital platforms. The album ties together Automatic’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. Singles include Too Much Money and Calling It, an extended version of which was featured in Celine’s show during Paris Fashion Week.
Automatic is on the road for their first headlining European tour. They’ll play ten dates overseas before returning to the US to open for Bauhaus at their reunion shows at the Hollywood Palladium and play at Austin’s Levitation Festival. They will then join Black Marble on the road for a North American tour.
Upcoming tour dates
10/18 – Lille, FR @ L’Aéronef
10/19 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
10/20 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ DDW Music Festival
10/22 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
10/23 – Bristol, UK @ The Lanes
10/25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ London Calling Festival
10/27 – Hamburg, Germany @ Goldener Salon (Hafenklang)
10/28 – Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree
10/29 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
11/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium+
11/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium+
11/5 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
11/7 – Austin, TX @ Levitation*
11/8 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street OKC^
11/9 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone^
11/10 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement^
11/12 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups^
11/13 – State College, PA @ Webster’s^
11/14 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College^
11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Eisbaer Fest at The Garrison^
11/16 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz^
11/19 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom^
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts^
11/21 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery^
11/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom^
11/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat^
11/26 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
11/27 – Springfield, MO @ The Outland~
11/29 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
11/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Moonlight Lounge
12/1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Lunchbox<
+ = w/ Bauhaus
* = w/ Angel Olsen, Kikagaku Moyo, Black Marble, Holy Wave and more
^ = w/ Black Marble
~ = w/ Kudzu and Magic Johnsons
< = w/ Soft Shoulder
More about Automatic?
Like all the best bands, Automatic came together organically. Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals) met while immersed in LA’s DIY band scene, and started jamming together in 2017. Gaining notoriety for their explosive live shows, they were invited to share the stage with bands like Surfbort, Wand and Flatworms.
Lola was born into a punk household (her father is Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus) and joined her first band, art-rock outfit Blackblack, when she was just 13. Halle and Izzy met playing in local bands in Northeast LA; Izzy was a guitarist and vocalist, and Halle liked to plug her fretless bass into a guitar amp. Uninspired by the masculine energy of the local scene and rock music on the radio – “pumped out like plastic bottles into the ocean” – Izzy ditched the guitar for a synth, and in 2017 she and Halle joined forces with Lola. They named themselves Automatic after a song by the Go-Go’s – the only all-female rock band to have written and played instruments on an album to reach #1 in the US.
Izzy studied film at college and Halle used to work at cult video store Kim’s Video in NYC, and the band also counts film as an important influence on their music. In particular, David Lynch and Dario Argento’s fingerprints are all over Signal’s ambiguous lyrics and eerie atmospheres.
‘Signal’ track listing
1. Too Much Money
2. Calling It
3. Suicide In Texas
4. Love You Fine
11. Strange Conversations