We can think of at least two bands that have held the name Automatic (or perhaps The Automatic) over the past couple of decades, but this L.A. post-punk trio might well be the best. Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals) are the super-talented women involved, and the debut album, Signal, drops in September. “The album ties together their taste for dub reggae, motorik rhythms, and gnarly synth work inspired by bands like NEU! and Suicide with the eerie atmosphere of films by auteurs like David Lynch and Dario Argento,” reads their press blurb, and that about covers it. They’re playing every Monday in August, so catch at least one of them.
Automatic plays with Adult Books, Gold Cage, Body Double and DJ John Roller at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, August 19 at The Echo.