Chicago’s noise/math-rock trio LOWER AUTOMATION have just shared another track from their forthcoming self-titled debut full-length album. Titled “Old Sparky”, this new track is now playing at Scene Point Blank, who commented “The band features hyper math-rock shifts blended seamlessly with noise rock blasts of aggression and frustration.”
The follow-up to the band’s 2018 critically acclaimed second EP “Shoebox Companion” is set for release on July 12 via Zegema Beach Records and features 10 new tracks that show Lower Automation constantly pushing the envelope by offering an explosive, frenetic and inventive concoction of mathcore, noise-rock, metal and punk.
If you missed it, listen to the album’s leading single “Combover” at this location.
“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.”
“…a great combo of mathcore with some super cool Dillinger-esque vibe to it. At parts some of the guitars also seem to take influence from early Converge, combining some unique guitar sounds with some straight up hardcore punk, which absolutely rules.” HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY
“This Chicago trio’s music is as if At the Drive-In and Braid decided to write the soundtrack to a car chase. Every song has layers of frenetic guitars, attention-grabbing vocals and drums that hit hard and leaves little room to breathe. PUNK ROCK THEORY
“…the mutated offspring of a liaison between At The Drive In, Devo, Wire, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.” RINGMASTER