Thursday, July 01, 2010

Autolux: Transit Transit

Autolux are officially back. The Los Angeles-based trio will release their sophomore album, Transit Transit, on August 3rd via TBD Records. The new release is their first since debuting in 2004, so it's been a long time coming for anyone who picked up Future Perfect and fell in love with their sonic, shoegaze-y sound. They have been compared to the likes of Blonde Redhead, Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine.
TBD Records:

"The hypnotic density of the vocals and organic futurism of the instrumentation (on Transit Transit) instantly rearranges any preconceptions about the ‘autolux sound’. “Supertoys” plays like the logical evolution and refinement of Future Perfect, delivering propulsive grooves and atmospheric chord changes. There is a notable sonic progression throughout Transit Transit: vintage synthesizers and manipulated ambience glue central song components together, several tracks are built around piano, all three members take turns with lead vocals, harmonies are abundant, and there is even a bit of trumpet."
An Autolux live show will rattle deep inside your ear drums, and their tour will make a stop in Austin at Emo's on September 9. If I'm remembering correctly, this will be the band's first visit to Austin since SXSW 2007. Tickets are $10 at the link.