LA trio Automatic share Peaking Lights remix of ‘Calling It’ | Playing SXSW 2020

The new remix of Automatic’s “Calling It” from their 2019 debut album Signal, moves towards a moody disco through the production of Aaron Coyes from psych pop band Peaking Lights.

The LA post-punk trio Automatic just wrapped a tour in Europe and are currently out on the road in the US with the band Shopping, after which they’ll be heading out to Austin, Texas for SXSW 2020. Peaking Lights will be releasing a new album E S C A P E slated to be out in May 2020 on Dekmantel.

Since the release of their Stones Throw debut album Signal in September, Automatic has soundtracked Hedi Slimane’s Paris Fashion Week show for Céline, toured the USA, and opened for legendary post-punk band Bauhaus’ reunion shows at the Hollywood Palladium. Signal was chosen as an album of the year by Norman Records and Resident Music, who described it as “inventive, enticing and new”.

Automatic, composed of Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals), worked with producer and engineer Joo Joo Ashworth of FROTH for the album. Signal ties together the band’s 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, to capture what it’s like to feel at an angle to the world.

Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyes said about the remix: “We were excited to have the opportunity to do a remix for Automatic. We’ve been friends with them for a while, Izzy babysat our kids and we are great friends with Lola’s older sister Diva. They have something great going, it was super hard to pick a song so we approached Stones Throw with four songs and the idea to do a remix EP, the music is fucking rad, we couldn’t pick just one. Alas Stones Throw was like, just do ‘Calling It’. We were eased by that as it was impossible to pick one. Automatic will keep making amazing songs, and we’ll keep listening. Possibly one of the best things is when people you know shine!”

Automatic Tour Dates

5 March – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios*
6 March – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern*
7 March – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore*
9 March – Reno, NV – Holland Project*
10 March – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop*
11 March – Los Angeles, CA – 1720*
12 March – San Diego, CA – The Loft @ UCSD*
13 March – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon*
14 March – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (Spring Thing)*
16-20 March – Austin, TX – SXSW
21 March – Dallas, TX – Not So Fun Wknd @ The Blue Light*
23 March – Tallahassee, FL – The Bark*
24 March – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Purgatory*
25 March – Durham, NC – The Pinhook*
26 March – Washington, DC – DC9*
27 March – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle*
28 March – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere*
29 March – Portsmouth, NH – The Press Room*
30 March – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola*
31 March – Toronto, ON – The Monarch*
2 April – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx*
3 April – Fort Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail*
4 April – Chicago, IL – Subterranean*
5 April – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*
7 April – St. Louis, MO – The Sinkhole*
8 April – Lawrence, KS – White Schoolhouse*
9 April – Denver, CO – Hi Dive*
10 April – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court*
23 May – Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling Festival Afterparty @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
5-7 June – London – Wide Awake Festival
5-7 June – Barcelona – Primavera Sound Festival
12-14 June – Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek – Best Kept Secret
12-15 Nov – Utrecht – Le Guess Who? Festival

*Tour dates with Shopping

Praise for Automatic

“Signal is a record that would not have been out of place had it launched in a smoky 1980s CBGB club, and yet somehow manages to sound fresh and completely original today.” – Aesthetica

“The trio’s debut is an exercise in post-punk and no-wave galvanism crafted from throbbing bass, tight-zipped drumbeats, and buzzing synths.” – Pitchfork

“Signal is… an absolute monster of minimal and sinister cuts which takes parts of ESG, Suicide, Savage]s and Anika and make something that bounces out of the speakers.” – Rough Trade

“…an all-female LA trio with a fresh take on the grinding synthpunk sound of Suicide, DAF, early Cabaret Voltaire, Kleenex etc.” – MOJO

Stream/buy “Signal”:
Bandcamp | Spotify | iTunes | Apple Music

Watch videos for singles:
“Calling It” | “Too Much Money” | “Strange Conversations” | “Electrocution”

Connect with Automatic:
Bandcamp | Instagram | Facebook

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