Saturday, February 05, 2005

It's All About Autolux

Today is all about Autolux. The band's new album, Future Perfect, has been on my stereo, in my car, and on my mp3 player non-stop for the last two months. The record is nearly perfect. Since I'm not a music critic (yet), I won't be delving into detail about every little note. I will say that descriptions like a cross between Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine are quite accurate. Strangely, the album was produced by T-Bone Burnett, who is probably best known for doing the O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack.

Remember the band Failure? You should. Their third and final album, Fantastic Planet,is easily one of the Top 10 albums of the 90s. (Recently, A Perfect Circle covered Failure's "The Nurse Who Loved Me") Autolux features former Failure co-leader Greg Edwards on guitar and vocals. There are occasional similarities to Failure melodically, but not in many other ways. One of the other members, Carla Azar, was in the band Ednaswap. Don't know too much about that band, except they originally recorded the song "Torn" which was later made a hit by Natalie Imbruglia. Autolux is currently on its first national tour and will be in Omaha on February 9 at Ranch Bowl. They are opening for Secret Machines. Also on the bill is Moving Units. It would not be possible for me to be more psyched about a show. Wish it wasn't at Ranch Bowl, though. I hate that place.

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