Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Automatic - "Self Titled" 7inch
With a sound that could easily conjure images of Mouthpiece or Dag Nasty, this 4 song ep is assembled perfectly with songs that top off at the 2+ minute mark as they deliver a reminder that not everything in the 90's was either chugga chugga or straight up revival/youth crew.
While "Monument" stands out as my favorite track here, third track "Not the Same" has a very strong Dag Nasty vibe, especially with the vocals and the melodic sound that sacrifices none of the speed and precision of hardcore.
This was released on Capsule Records and was later followed up with a second ep on Indecision Records (which apparently included this ep and another track. I own the vinyl, but not the CD). I get the vibe that the band always took a second seat to members other bands and unfortunately never did a ton more than the few songs out there. Either way, a damn good ep with something to appeal to everyone.
EDIT/UPDATE: Automatic has been back together and writing/practicing. Potential LP in the future. Keep up with the band here: https://www.facebook.com/automaticky
DOWNLOAD: Automatic - "Self-titled" 7inch