Today sees the release of Supertoys - the first single from the highly anticipated new album from Autolux. The album is named Transit Transit and is the long-awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut Future Perfect. The limited 10” single, just 500 copies outside the USA, (1000 total worldwide), is available on white vinyl and features the brand new b-side “Curtains”, the single is also available as a digital download. The 10" includes a Download Card with both songs and also featuring extra track "Audience No.2" Click Here To Buy/Download from iTunes! (eMusic download to be available later today.)
Since they stopped touring in support of Future Perfect in 2006, Autolux has been steadily crafting the songs that make up Transit Transit, as well as continuing to play sold out shows to an ever-growing fan base and opening for a who’s who of the music world - including PJ Harvey on her first solo tour of Russia, and more recently, Thom Yorke, with his latest project, Atoms For Peace. In September 2009, Autolux went on their first headlining US tour, which included an appearance at the Flaming Lips’ curated All Tomorrow's Parties.
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. “Supertoys” plays like the logical evolution and refinement of Future Perfect, delivering propulsive grooves and atmospheric chord changes. Goreshter continues to innovate his bass style, effortlessly modernising 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. 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 will be touring across the US and Canada this fall, click here for full Tour listing. They will tour the UK and Europe in late November; dates will be announced soon.