Ahead of their looming European tour, Los Angeles post-punk trio, Automatic have debuted their video for “Strange Conversations”.
Automatic, for those uninitiated, are a DIY post-punk trio from Los Angeles featuring the talents of Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals) and Lola Dompé (drums, vocals). The band started playing live in 2017, taking their name from the track Automatic from the GoGo’s 1981 debut LP Beauty and the Beat.
The video for “Strange Conversations”—the third single from Signal—was directed by Samsonite, edited by Samsonite & Ross Harris, and stars Sarah Abney, Automatic, and friends.
The song’s languid new-wave groove sets the tone for lonely and inebriated people watching at a concert venue and bar, as the beer light guides bleary eyes from person to person, as a bootle twirls in their hand.
Automatic have just finished their month-long residency at Los Angeles’ The Echo on August 26th, and released their debut LP Signal on the
European and UK dates are scheduled for October, with a North American tour with Black Marble to follow in November.
Additionally, Automatic are set to open for Bauhaus at their first two Hollywood shows on November 3rd, and November 4th.
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- Oct 11-13 – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze
- 17 October – Paris, France @ Mains D’oeuvres
- Oct 18 Automatic. Lille L’Aéronef – free entry. Info
- Oct 19 Automatic. Groningen Vera
- Oct 20 Automatic. Eindhoven DDW Music Festival
- Oct 22 Automatic. London Shacklewell Arms
- Oct 23 Automatic. Bristol The Lanes – free entry
- Oct 25 Automatic. Amsterdam London Calling Festival
- Oct 27 Automatic. Hamburg Goldener Salon (Hafenklang)
- Oct 28 Automatic. Berlin Urban Spree. Tickets
- Oct 29 Automatic. Antwerp Trix – free entry
- 3 November – Hollywood, California with Bauhaus at The Palladium
- 4 November – Hollywood, California with Bauhaus at The Palladium
- 7 November – Austin, TX @ Levitation*
- 8 November – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street OKC^
- 9 November – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone^
- 10 November – Nashville, TN @ The Basement^
- 12 November – Columbus, OH @ Oberlin College^
- 13 November – State College, PA @ Webster’s^
- 14 November – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College^
- 16 November – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz^
- 19 November – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom^
- 20 November – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts^
- 21 November – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery^
- 22 November – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom^
- 24 November – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
^* = w/ Angel Olsen, Kikagaku Moyo, Black Marble, Holy Wave and more^ = w/ Black Marble