Los Angeles avant-garde/post-punk/synth punk trio Automatic have unleashed the video for their latest single “Teen Beat“.
The song is part of our current playlist and features on their sophomore album ‘Excess‘, released back in June via Stones Throw Records. Get it here.
On the song title, the band said: “The title was taken from a preset on a dinky drum machine, and the song is about the chaos of climate change descending upon Gen Z.”
Watch the Kevin Clark-directed video below.
Using this point in time as a lens through which to view the present moment, Excess takes aim at corporate culture and extravagance. The overarching themes of alienation and escapism emerged as Automatic put Excess together, taking writing retreats to flesh out the new songs before decamping to the studio for sprint recording sessions with producer Joo Joo Ashworth (Sasami, FROTH).
Automatic are: Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals)
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