Automatic Announce New Album ‘Excess’

Automatic have announced their new LP Excess on June 24, via Stones Throw. The band is comprised of Izzy Glaudi, Lola Dompé and Halle Saxon
Automatic photo by Logan White

Automatic have announced their new full-length Excess on June 24, 2022 via Stones Throw Records. Automatic is comprised of Izzy Glaudini (synths, lead vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals). The Los Angeles trio, kick off their tour on April 22, 2002 in Seattle, Wa.

Using this point in time as a lens through which to view the present moment, Excess takes aim at corporate culture and extravagance. The overarching themes of alienation and escapism emerged as Automatic put Excess together, taking writing retreats to flesh out the new songs before decamping to the studio for sprint recording sessions with producer Joo Joo Ashworth (Sasami, FROTH).

Album track “New Beginning” was inspired by the Swedish sci-fi film Aniara – Automatic reject the false hope of leaving behind a scorched planet and searching for “a better place”, at a moment when the ultra-rich are eyeing manned space travel: “In the service of desire / We will travel far away”. Imagining the “nihilism and loneliness” of attempting to escape the planet once unchecked consumerism has reached its logical outcome, the song pictures being “stranded in a space-void with no connection to Earth or humanity.” In the video directed by Ambar Navarro, a trip to space starts out fun before taking a dark turn.

Automatic
Excess
Track List
Stones Throw Records

01 – New Beginning
02 – On The Edge
03 – Skyscraper
04 – Realms
05 – Venus Hour
06 – Automaton
07 – Teen Beat
08 – NRG
09 – Lucy
10 – Turn Away

Automatic Tour Dates:

US (with Parquet Courts)

Apr 22: Seattle, WA – Showbox
Apr 23: Vancouver, BC – Imperial
Apr 25: Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Apr 27: Oakland, CA – Fox
Apr 28: Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern

US

May 14-15: Los Angeles, CA – Cruel World Festival

US (with Tame Impala)

May 24 : Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion
May 26 : Columbus, OH – 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
Jun 01: FR, Lille – L’Aéronef
Jun 02: FR, Paris – L’international
Jun 03: FR, Angers – Levitation
Jun 04: ES, Barcelona – Primavera
Jun 05: ES, Barcelona – Primavera
Jun 08: IT, Ravenna – Beaches Brew
Jun 09: CH, Neuchatel – Festineuch
Jun 10: CH, Aarau – Kiff (with Choir Boy & Soft Kill)
Jun 11: DE, Mannheim – Maifeld Derbi
Jun 12: NL, Hilvarenbeek – Best Kept Secret
Jun 13: NL, Amsterdam – Bitterzoet
Jun 14: NL, Nijmegen – Merleyn
Jun 15: DE, Berlin – UFO Sound Studios
Jun 16: DE, Koln – Bumann & Sohn
Jun 17: BE, Charlerois – Fete De La Musique
Jun 18: NL, Den Haag – Grauzone

US (with Osees)

Sep 05: San Francisco, CA – Chapel
Sep 06: San Francisco, CA – Chapel
Sep 07: San Francisco, CA- Chapel
Sep 09: Portland, OR – Roseland
Sep 10: Seattle, WA – Neumos
Sep 11: Seattle, WA – Neumos

Pre-order Excess by Automatic HERE