Los Angeles Post-Punk Trio Automatic Debut Animated Video for “Automaton”

Los Angeles retrofuturist motorik pop trio Automatic (Izzy Glaudini, Lola Dompé, Halle Saxon) announce their first headlining North American tour in support of their acclaimed new album, Excess.

To mark this, they’ve shared a wonderful new video for “Automaton”, created by Yana Pan and Jenny Nirgends, using paper-cut animations to illustrate one automaton’s journey to break from the pack and create something new.

“Automaton is about having to deprogram yourself from capitalist ways of thinking, but, of course, we framed the song in our sci-fi theme – with an actual automaton as protagonist,” says the band. The track is extremely catchy – a delightful way to go down with the proverbial ship as Gen-Z takes an ailing planet for its test spin.

Watch the video for ‘Automaton” below

Automatic’s new album Excess rides the imaginary edge where the ‘70s underground met the corporate culture of the ‘80s: “…that fleeting moment when what was once cool quickly turned and became mainstream all for the sake of consumerism,” the band explains. “This becomes the starting point for an exploration into the consequences of such excess – namely, the fact that Gen Z will inherit the world at the eleventh hour. Combining its urgent message with catchy pop hooks, Excess is tight and punchy: danceable music for the end of days.”
Excess is out now via Stones Throw.
Automatic will kick off an extensive crisscrossing tour with an NYC performance at Rough Trade’s Indieplaza Festival, before heading back to Los Angeles to open for Bauhaus at The Greek Theatre. From there, they hit Desert Daze and carry on to headline Brooklyn’s Market Hotel and Chicago’s Empty Bottle, followed by Toronto, Montreal, Nashville, and the Levitation Festival in Austin.

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Tour Dates:

All Tickets are Available Wednesday, August 17 at 10 AM local. Purchase here.

  • Sept 2nd – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
  • Sept 3rd – Tucson, AZ @ HOCO Festival
  • Sept 5th – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*
  • Sept 6th – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*
  • Sept 7th – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*
  • Sept 9th – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater*
  • Sept 10th – Seattle, WA @ Neumos*
  • Sept 11th – Seattle, WA @ Neumos*
  • Sept 17th – New York, NY @ Rough Trade Indieplaza
  • Sept 23rd – Garden City, ID @ Flipside Fest
  • Sept 24th – Sacramento, CA @ Red Museum
  • Sept 29th – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre ~
  • Oct 1st – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
  • Oct 2nd – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
  • Oct 8th – Cuauhtémoc, Mexico @ Rabbit Hutch Festival
  • Oct 11th – Atlanta, GA @ 529
  • Oct 12th – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
  • Oct 13th – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
  • Oct 14th – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
  • Oct 15th – Philadelphia, PA @ The Dolphin
  • Oct 18th – Cambridge, MA @ The Lilypad
  • Oct 19th – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Foufounes
  • Oct 20th – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
  • Oct 21st – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
  • Oct 22nd – Detroit, MI @ MOCAD
  • Oct 23rd – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
  • Oct 24th – Nashville, TN @ The Blue Room at Third Man Records
  • Oct 27th – Austin, TX @ Levitation
  • Oct 28th – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
  • Oct 29th – Birmingham, AL @ Moonstone Music Festival
  • Oct 30th – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
  • Nov 11th – Seattle, WA @ Freakout Festival
  • *  w/ Osees
  • ~ w/ Bauhaus
Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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