Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Introducing: Auto Body

Thursday night Emo's is hosting a new band that I am excited to see. They're an electronic duo who go by the name of Auto Body, comprised of Felix Moreno (of the Chicago-based Future Rock) on synthesizer and bass, with Austin's own Tibaut Bowman (DJ Thibault) on vocals and samplers. These guys blew the roof off of Beauty Bar in their local debut last month, as evidenced by the footage on the band's myspace page. Their live performances are nothing short of electronic sensory overload, featuring an explosive light show that is unlike anything else Austin has to offer.

Auto Body will be opening for the indescribable Gil Mantera's Party Dream on Thursday, right around the time that Friendly Fires are wrapping up their sold-out show at the Mohawk. I hear they have added even more wattage to their blazing light show, so they will be handing out a free "necessary piece of equipment" to the first ten rows at Emo's just before they go on stage. They have also added some new, unheard, tracks to their set list, including the Dan Deacon-meets-Daft Punk vibe of "Run But Don't Hide."
Auto Body sent over a 4-song package of new material to check out in advance of the show, which you can download totally free at the link.

I really think these guys are onto something, so take these tracks for a spin and be on the lookout for a physical release in the near future. Doors open at 9 PM for the show tomorrow, and the inside room at Emo's holds under 400 people, so there is a very good chance it will sell out in advance. Tickets are here, and I'll be giving away a pair via Twitter tomorrow. You can also find a bit more info on Facebook.