Automatic share new single "Skyscraper" from new LP "Excess" out June 24th on Stones Throw. On tour with Tame Impala and UK-Europe this spring and summer.
Automatic, the trio of Izzy Glaudini (synths, lead vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon-Gaines (bass) – have shared a new single, “Skyscraper”, from the forthcoming album Excess.
Fresh from their shows with IDLES and Parquet Courts, Automatic will open for Tame Impala this month, before heading to Europe for a run of shows including Wide Awake (UK), Primavera Sound (Spain), and Best Kept Secret (NL).
Automatic’s second album for Stones Throw, Excess, rides the imaginary edge where the ‘70s underground met the corporate culture of the ‘80s; or, as the band puts it,
“That fleeting moment when what was once cool quickly turned and became mainstream all for the sake of consumerism.” Using this point in time as a lens through which to view the present, Automatic takes aim at corporate culture and extravagance, weaving deadpan critiques into cold wave hooks.
“Skyscraper” imagines a Patrick Bateman type — the kind of sociopath who excels in C-suites and complains about affordable housing going up in his neighborhood. Halle explains, “It’s about spending your life making money and then spending it to fill the void created by said job.”
“Kind of like going to LA to live your dreams.”
Excess is a definitive arrival moment for Automatic. Combining its urgent message with catchy pop hooks and Automatic's trademark motorik and icy atmospheres, Excess is tight and punchy: danceable music for the end of days.
TOUR DATES US (with Tame Impala) May 24 NC Wilmington Live Oak Bank Pavilion May 26 OH Columbus KEMBA Live! Festival Stage UK & EUROPE May 28 UK London Wide Awake May 29 UK Manchester YES May 30 UK Leeds Headrow House May 31 UK Brighton Green Door Store June 1 FR Lille L’Aéronef June 2 FR Paris L'international June 3 FR Angers Levitation June 4 ES Barcelona Primavera June 5 ES Barcelona Primavera June 8 IT Ravenna Beaches Brew June 9 CH Neuchatel Festineuch June 10 CH Aarau Kiff June 11 DE Mannheim Maifeld Derbi June 12 NL Hilvarenbeek Best Kept Secret June 13 NL Amsterdam Bitterzoet June 14 NL Nijmegen Merleyn June 15 DE Berlin UFO Sound Studios June 16 DE Koln Bumann & Sohn June 17 BE Charleroi Fete De La Musique June 18 NL Den Haag Grauzone US (with Osees) Sept 5 San Francisco Chapel Sept 6 San Francisco Chapel Sept 7 San Francisco Chapel Sept 9 Portland Roseland Sept 10 Seattle Neumos Sept 11 Seattle Neumos