Autolux : Small East Coast Tour Announced + Other Goodies

Posted on April 30, 2009 |

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Autolux, I love you but you’re bringing me down.

I first fell in love for their blend of art/shoegaze/dream/noise rock back in
2003 when I heard a demo floating around the interweb. Being a HUGE fan of
Greg Edwards’s previous band Failure, I knew this new band of his wouldn’t
disappoint and gosh darn it, I was right. They also happen to have one of
the best goddamn drummer in the business today in Carla Azar and singer
Eugene Goreshter ain’t too shabby either.

Hence my love for all things Autolux was born.

It’s been five incredibly long years since the release of their magnificent debut
“Future Perfect”.

After it dropped on the masses, critical praise ensued, which begat long years
on the road. I was lucky enough to see them live twice right here in Montreal
opening for Secret Machines and The Raveonettes and last year at South By
where I was lucky enough to attend half a dozen showcases.

Nobody does it better live. The sheer raw power of their music soundscape
will blow your mindhole.

It’s not like they’ve stopped recording new music over the years.

In 2006, they wrote an intrumental piece titled “Tears For An Inhaler” for an
exhibit called “Sonic Scenery” at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

in 2007, they recorded a song for UNKLE’s “War Stories” album titled “Persons
& Machinery”

In 2008, worked had begun on their sophomore album titled “Transit, Transit”.
Problem is, they were no longer on Epic Records’s roster so a search for a
new label began.

The single “Audience No. 2″ was released last May through their website under
the “pay as you want” model to give the band some change in their pocket.
It was re-released last November, this time with a new instrumental titled
“Fat Kid” and a Beatles cover of “Helter Skelter”.

In the last newsletter sent out back in February, it was mentioned that they
were wrapping up all business/non-business endeavors regarding their record
and other career-oriented activities” and that in a future newsletter, an
exact release date will be known to us all aswell as a revamped website is
in the works.

so it could only mean good things, right?

The pig sniffles will most probably wipe us all before they’re finally ready
to unleash this new opus onto the world at large but you never know …

Ever the optimist.

A bunch of new songs from “Transit, Transit” have found their way on recent live
show setlists and as expected, they’re pretty damn good.

They’ll be back on the road in conjunction with their appearance at The All
Tomorrow’s Parties
@ the Kutshers Country Club in Monticello, NY (Sept 12)
for a small east coast tour.

Sept. 08 - Black Cat ( Washington, DC ) * Tickets *
Sept. 09 - Johnny Brenda’s ( Philadelphia, PA) * Tickets *
Sept. 10 - Paradise ( Boston, MA ) * Tickets *
Sept. 12 - ATP New York ( Monticello, NY ) * Tickets *
Sept. 14 - Bowery Ballroom ( New York, NY ) * Tickets *
Sept. 15 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg ( Brooklyn, NY ) * Tickets *

Count me in for both NYC shows.

I do have a little treat for y’all.

Two recent live recordings found their way online.

First one courtesy of the “Recording L.A.” Blog for The Music Box @ the Fonda
show in Hollywood back in January. New songs can be heard aswell as
a cover of Velvet Underground’s “After Hours”. Pictures of that night can be
seen on

The Music Box @ Fonda - Hollywood, CA ( 01.17.2009 )

The second recording (done by a fellow name “dars”) is of the April 5th show
@ The Glass House in Pomona, California. 4 new songs were performed.

The Glass House - Pomona, CA ( 04.05.2009 )

You best believe that when the dime is dropped on that release date
they’ve promised us in the near future, you’ll be the first to know.

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