Jeremy Bastard (lebastard) wrote in brooklyn_bands,
Jeremy Bastard

Autodrone News - shows, releases, radio, fun! Saturday night!!!

Hi There.

*We are playing on Saturday 10/18 at Pianos!
Pianos is at 158 Ludlow Street on the corner of stanton.
we play last.
you will love it!!
more info at and for the full schedule of the bands playing this awesome show.

*Also, Clairecords is having their first official CMJ showcase in New York City and we are playing!! its on October 23rd at Lit Lounge and if you have badge you can get in for free, there are limited guestlist spots available for both shows, hit us up here if you want one, but do it sooner rather than later.

*Other than that, we made our debut appearance on XFM last week, maybe you caught it, some nice people played "Can't Keep These."

hopefully they will play it more, and they will, especially if you ask them to - you can do it here:

*Also, Strike A Match can now be pre-ordered from a variety of sources. I think that Darla might be the best deal, but you can also check out Amazon, Target, and everywhere else which would make sense.

Reserve your copy from Darla here: They are super nice people! you should totally hop on this if you want a physical copy of the CD.

We will have copies at shows, in stores, and on itunes everywhere in he world after November 11th. Look for a release show some time around there!

*Finally, the UK based Call of Wyld Blog posted an AWESOME review of Strike A Match, it is copied below.

"About eighteen months ago, I happened to be in New York and caught a very interesting band called Autodrone. At that time they had a feisty front woman and played a dark brand of pop. I have kept an eye on them ever since.

In the time that has elapsed, the band has undergone changes. Rachel Luria has gone and vocal duties have now been taken by Katherine Kennedy. The music too has changed direction – and for the better.

So I am delighted with Autodrone’s first album proper ‘ Strike A Match”. This fuzzy guitar-led rock is beautifully geared for late night /summer evening listening. Strike that; it’s damn good whenever you fancy listening to it.

After the opening title track, which sets the scene, the epic ‘Final Days’ comes crashing in. What a tune! Uplifting, noisy and yet equally tuneful. A guaranteed smash at the indie-disco of your choice.

‘100,000 Years of Revenge’ follows, a white-noise instrumental that mutates into the lengthy, strong ‘Kerosene Dreams’. Another stand out track.

‘A Rose Has No Teeth’ and ‘Through the Backwoods’ are further examples of feedback heavy, warped pop, songs that sound sweet to the ear while also making your speakers rattle.

‘Moth of July’ (yes, the insect rather than a typo) is where the band live up to their name. This is pure drone, five minutes of guitar wash and treated, muted voice. ‘Can’t Keep These’ is another dynamic song with a soaring, distorted vocal, as is ‘With Arms Raised’.

‘Of Home’ is the track that most closely resembles the work of My Bloody Valentine, if those worthies had ever managed to produce a record that did justice to their live shows.

The album ends majestically with ‘Pictures’, which is a power ballad of sorts, although it is also an epic guitar drone.

In the last year, the UK has embraced like-minded New Yorkers Asobi Seksu to its bosom. Well, if you liked them, you’ll bloody love Autodrone.

A physical release of 'Strike A Mach' will be released 11 November 2008 on Clairecords."

Stay tuned for more info - including a record release show, very soon. until when.

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