I had the pleasure of introducing some of you to the titillating sounds of Auto Body late last year. If this is your first time, they're a new electronic dance duo comprised of Austin's own Tibaut Bowman (DJ Thibault) and Felix Moreno of the Chicago-based Future Rock. The band played a couple of impressive shows during SXSW, one for the Hype Machine and the other at Do512's Big One.
Auto Body is now ready to unleash their debut album, Priest Party, and man is this thing hot. Armed with a war chest of synthesizers, samplers, and a bass guitar, they create a familiar indie-electro sound influenced by the likes of Daft Punk, Ghostland Observatory, and MSTRKRFT. The release party is going down tomorrow night at The Parish, and it's gonna be a good one. Check out some verbage from the press release:
"On Friday April 9th, 2010 A.D. at The Parish in Austin, Texas... There will be a MIGHTY CELEBRATION. The lights will be taken to the next level. The sound will be taken to the next level. The face-melting will be taken to the next level. Even the levels on the scale that is used to measure these things will be taken to the next level.Tickets are on sale at this link, doors are at 9:00, and it is all ages. I'll be giving away a pair of tickets tomorrow around noon on Twitter. Priest Party is streamable right now, and the same site will go live on Friday night with a downloadable version at an "In Rainbows-like name your own price" for the high quality mp3s and lossless .flac files. Physical copies of the album will be for sale at the venue for $10. Get more info at Do512 and Facebook.
The majesty of this occasion has attracted legendary Austin mash-up king Car Stereo (Wars) from his new home in the big apple. That's right, before Auto Body takes the stage to perform their biggest set ever, complete with new arrangements, a mind blowing stage design, and brand new never heard before music, Car Stereo (Wars) will throw down for an hour long set in the very city where he honed his dance floor destroying skills.
And if that wasn't enough, local turntable maestro, Prepmode, will be there with you from the very beginning remixing everything from bangin' Electro to your mom before Machine takes the stage with their signature spread of spaced out synths and samples."
Here's an exclusive MP3 from Priest Party. Headphones on, volume up.