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Autolux are a Los Angeles-based trio comprised of Eugene Goreshter (lead vocals, bass), Greg Edwards (guitar, vocals), and Carla Azar (drums, vocals). The trio formed in 2000 and have since recorded one promotion EP, Demonstration, and released one full-length studio album, Future Perfect, in 2004. Autolux is currently working on their second studio album.
Formation and Demonstration:
Autolux formed in 2000 in Los Angeles, California. Goreshter and Azar met while scoring Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo's play Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Azar had met Edwards when her (former) band Ednaswap toured with Edwards' (former) band Failure. In August of 2000, Autolux made their debut, playing two shows at the Silverlake Lounge. On March 1st, 2001, the band released a self-produced EP entitled Demonstration. It contained five songs recorded on an 8 track in their rehearsal space.
After impressing legendary producer T-Bone Burnett during a performance, Autolux signed to DMZ, a small label created by Burnett and the Coen Brothers.
In May of 2002, Azar fell from a stage after Autolux had opened for Elvis Costello. Her elbow was shattered, and she was told she would "probably never play drums again." However, due to an experimental surgery involving 8 titanium screws, she made a full and complete recovery.
Recording Future Perfect:
In November 2002, Autolux entered the studio to record their first full-length album, Future Perfect, and finished primary recording in January 2003. In contrast with the 8-track recording method employed during the making of Demonstration, Burnett wished to capture the band's live sound on the album. Following the initial recording, the band continued recording and overdubbing additional music at their rehearsal space/studio (Space 23) to flesh out the songs. The song "Asleep at the Trigger" was completely recorded at Space 23 from the ground up. At the beginning of 2003, the album was mixed numerous times, with Dave Sardy, former front-man of Barkmarket, creating the final mix. The album was released September 21, 2004 and was generally met with critical praise.
Touring for Future Perfect:
Autolux began promoting Future Perfect in January 2005 by touring with the The Secret Machines. Throughout the rest of 2005, Autolux continued to play and/or tour with a number of bands, including Clinic, Broadcast, The White Stripes, Shellac, and Beck.
In May 2005, the band played Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Soon after, they played All Tomorrow's Parties Music Festival in England.
Autolux was then invited by Trent Reznor to open for Nine Inch Nails on their With Teeth tour from September to October 2005. After touring with Nine Inch Nails, the band would end the year by opening for Queens of the Stone Age at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
After the dissolution of the DMZ label, which was under Sony Music, Autolux moved over to Epic Records, also under Sony.
In January of 2006, Autolux played on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
In February 2006, the band wrote a piece, "Tears for an Inhaler," for an exhibit called "Sonic Scenery" at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The exhibit also included artists such as Matmos and Nels Cline.
On April 30, 2007 UNKLE released a limited edition remix 12" called Surrender Sounds Session #3 & #4 (Autolux/Black Mountain), containing a remix of the track "Turnstile Blues" from Future Perfect.
In July 2007, the forth-coming UNKLE record War Stories will be released in Europe, Australia, Japan, and the US." In June 2006, Autolux was approached by James Lavelle of UNKLE to collaborate on his next record. The band was given an acoustic guitar track with a simple drum machine beat. From that, they wrote the song, overdubbed various other tracks and vocals in their rehearsal space, and then gave the finished song, "Persons & Machinery," back to the UNKLE camp to arrange and mix. Additionally, Goreshter played bass on a few of the other tracks on the record.
Autolux is currently working on their second full length record, which is expected to be released late summer 2007. It will be co-produced by Autolux and John Goodmanson.