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HEAD AUTOMATICA share “Bear The Cross”, first new music from Daryl Palumbo-led band since 2006!

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HEAD AUTOMATICA, the ever-evolving electronic pop band, has made a grand return this fall after a 15-year hiatus with the unexpected release of their new single, “Bear The Cross.”

This moody track marks the first new music from the band in nearly two decades.

“To me, ‘Bear The Cross’ is both a logical and unexpected evolution of HEAD AUTOMATICA’s sound,” shares legendary Glassjaw frontman, Daryl Palumbo. “The sounds and ideas are very familiar but age undeniably changes your personality, creative leanings, and approach.”

“There is an urgency and boldness in what you feel empowered to produce after a certain point. ‘Bear The Cross,’ and our new material on the whole are a reflection of that while still constantly maintaining a body-moving element.”

“Bear The Cross” arrives as the band gears up for four new shows, including their first New York City performance in 14 years, and appearances at the U.K’s Slam Dunk Festival:

– May 25 Hatfield, UK – Slam Dunk Festival
– May 26 Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk Festival
– May 29 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
– May 31 Patchougue, NY – 89 North

HEAD AUTOMATICA debuted in 2004, born from the creative mind of GLASSJAW’s DARYL PALUMBO. The project allowed the punk-rooted frontman to dive into his love for new wave, garage rock, and synth-heavy electronics. Their debut album, “Decadence,” released in collaboration with producer DAN THE AUTOMATOR, made waves in 2004, followed by the power-pop driven “Popaganda” in 2006.

After their lengthy hiatus, HEAD AUTOMATICA resurfaced in the summer of 2023, announcing a U.S. tour for the fall.

The current lineup features Palumbo, Richard Flesh (bass), Craig Bonich (guitar), Chad Hasty (drums), and Eric Mitchell (electronics).

Alternative Press described the band’s music as a “shit-hot dance explosion,” Rolling Stone highlighted their “retrofunky grooves,” and SPIN praised their “bouncy, stylish, totally infectious” sound.

Karol Kamiński

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