Autolux Announce North American Tour Dates

Autolux have announced North American tour dates in support of their upcoming release Transit Transit.
The trek kicks off on August 11th in San Francisco and ends September 18th in Los Angeles. All dates
are listed below and additional information is available at their site.

Autolux (Carla Azar: vocals/drums, Greg Edwards: vocals/guitar. and Eugene Goreshter: vocals/bass) produced
Transit Transit themselves with Edwards serving as engineer. It was recorded in the band’s studio, Space 23, located near
downtown Los Angeles. The album begins with it’s title track, an utterly unique concussion of rhythm, created from a looped
sample of an old freezer slamming shut and a simple round of chords from an upright piano. The hypnotic density of the vocals
and organic futurism of the instrumentation instantly rearranges any preconceptions about the ‘autolux sound’. “Census” and
“Supertoys” play like the logical evolution and refinement of Future Perfect, delivering propulsive grooves and atmospheric
chord changes, while “Highchair” combines a simple, yet effective drum machine beat with tympani-esque tom overdubs
to create an orchestral lo-fi dance track. 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. Ultimately, Transit Transit is propelled
by its individual members’ strengths, coalescing into beautiful, complex songs. Goreshter continues to innovate his bass style,
effortlessly modernizing the instrument’s melodic role, while still providing an on-edge rawness and groove-filled momentum.
Edwards’ guitars serve to modulate the moods throughout the record, constantly evoking feelings found in the space
between emotions. And Azar’s sturdy, creative drumming (a phenomenon to behold on stage) continues on record with
plenty of hook beats – ferocious and delicate, at once.

Autolux’s sophomore album, Transit Transit, will be released today, August 3rd, 2010 –
on TBD Records (Radiohead, White Rabbits) in North America and Japan, and ATP Recordings
(Built to Spill, Spiritualized) for the rest of the world.

Tour Dates

AUG 11 – GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
AUG 13 – HAWTHORNE THEATRE – PORTLAND, OR
AUG 14 – NEUMO’S – SEATTLE, WA
AUG 18 VARSITY THEATRE – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
AUG 19 ANNEX – MADISON, WI
AUG 20 BOTTOM LOUNGE – CHICAGO, IL
AUG 21 SOUTHGATE HOUSE – NEWPORT, KY
AUG 22 MAGIC STICK / FA FEST – DETROIT
AUG 24 LEE’S PALACE – TORONTO
AUG 25 LA SALA ROSSA – MONTREAL
AUG 26 BOWERY BALLROOM – NEW YORK, NEW YORK
AUG 27 THE MIDDLE EAST – CAMBRIDGE, MA
AUG 28 MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG – BROOKLYN, NY
AUG 29 MAXWELL’S – HOBOKEN, NJ
AUG 31 JOHNNY BRENDA’S – PHILADELPHIA, PA
SEP 1 BLACK CAT – WASHINGTON, DC
SEP 3 CAT’S CRADLE – CARRBORO, NC
SEP 4 MASQUERADE – ATLANTA, GA
SEP 5 ONE EYED JACKS – NEW ORLEANS, LA
SEP 7 WHL STUDIO – HOUSTON, TX
SEP 9 EMO’S – AUSTIN, TX
SEP 10 THE LOFT – DALLAS, TX
SEP 11 THE BOTTLENECK – LAWRENCE, KS
SEP 12 THE BLUEBIRD THEATRE – DENVER, CO
SEP 13 URBAN LOUNGE – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
SEP 15 THE CLUBHOUSE – TEMPE, AZ
SEP 16 BELLY UP – SOLANA BEACH
SEP 17 GLASSHOUSE – POMONA, CA
SEP 18 EL REY THEATRE – LOS ANGELES, CA

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