Today, LA post-punk trio Automatic shares a new video. “Too Much Money,” directed by SAMSONITE, is a lo-fi journey around Los Angeles through the eyes of a Bowie-inspired photographer. The video is the second from their upcoming album Signal following ” Calling It,” which received a limited-edition vinyl via Stones Throw Records. The 7″ pressing also features a cover of Delta 5’s “Mind Your Own Business,” which is also now available on all streaming services.
The “Too Much Money” video coincides with the announcement of their Fall North American tour in support of Black Marble. They’ll finish their month-long August residency at Los Angeles’ The Echo and a string of European and UK dates in October before kicking off the run November 7th at Austin’s Levitation Festival. Tickets are available here.
Their debut 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 for an album capturing what it’s like to feel at an angle to the world. The album will be released on regular vinyl, limited edition bright red vinyl, and CD.
Signal speaks directly to the band members’ experiences, tied together by a sense of anxiety and alienation so common to life in the 21st-century. “Humanoid” echoes “Too Much Money”s sentiment on the disappointing falsity of social media, “Electrocution” recounts a near-death freak accident singer Izzy experienced – alluded to on the album art, and the title-track captures the feeling of being trapped in the drudgery of a mundane life “and the realization that nobody is going to rescue you from it but yourself.” As they put it: “The world is so fucked up, we don’t know how any musician could say, ‘This is all peachy.'”
Watch “Too Much Money” above, see upcoming tour dates and album details below, and stay tuned for more from Automatic coming soon.
Upcoming Tour Dates
8/19 -Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
8/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
10/11 – 10/13 – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze
10/17 – Paris, France @ L’Aéronef
10/19 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
10/20 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ DDW Music Festival
10/22 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
10/23 – Bristol, UK @ The Lanes
10/25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ London Calling Festival
10/28 – Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree
10/29 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
11/7 – Austin, TX @ Levitation *
11/8 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street OKC^
11/9 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone^
11/10 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement^
11/12 – Columbus, OH @ Oberlin College^
11/13 – State College, PA @ Webster’s^
11/14 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College^
11/16 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz^
11/19 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom^
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts^
11/21 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery^
11/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom^
11/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat^
* = w/ Angel Olsen, Kikagaku Moyo, Black Marble, Holy Wave and more
^ = w/ Black Marble