Three years following the release of their critically acclaimed second EP “Shoebox Companion”, Chicago’s noise/math-rock trio LOWER AUTOMATION now return with their first full-length album. Self-titled this new effort will arrive July 12 via Zegema Beach Records and runs 10 tracks in length, with Lower Automation constantly pushing the envelope by offering an explosive, frenetic and inventive concoction of mathcore, noise-rock, metal and punk. Today, we’re stoked to give you their wicked new song “Combover”!
“We wanted to make the weirdest album we could.” – says the band about this new album.
“In late 2019 we started throwing ideas around and ended up with 12 or so demos. Once we were in quarantine, we would have long phone conversations where we would dismantle and reassemble the songs in different ways. This music is a big departure from our last couple EPs. We let ourselves riff a little more off the cuff. In August of 2020, we spent 5 days recording the album ourselves in a cabin in the middle of nowhere in Michigan. It was hot and claustrophobic, perfect for an album that sounds like a panic attack.”
𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑏𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑤𝑒 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑑 𝑢𝑝 𝑠𝑦𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑚𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑡𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑢𝑝 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑓𝑎𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑠, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑙𝑢𝑑𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑚 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑐 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑝𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑡, 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑜𝑓 𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑢𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑐𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑟𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑀𝑖𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑔𝑎𝑛.
“Lower Automation” sees the band fulfilling the potential hinted on their previous two releases, transitioning effortlessly from the caothic mathcore of someone like Dillinger Escape Plan to the twisted and irrevent noise-rock of The Jesus Lizard.