Are you feeling bored and depressed by the pandemic? Do you need some synth-driven, power pop music to cheer you up and make you feel alive again? Well, look no further than Autogramm, the band that has more cities than members. That’s right, this quartet hails from Seattle, Chicago, and Vancouver, and they make music that sounds like it came straight from the 80s, but with a twist of lemon and a dash of salt. Their third album, Music That Humans Can Play, is dropping this November on Stomp Records, and it’s a masterpiece of musical craftsmanship and witty humor. The band almost broke up when they couldn’t tour or even hug each other, but they found a new lease on life when they added Lars Von Seattle, the guitar hero of The Catheters and Bread & Butter, to their lineup. Lars brought his shredding skills and his charming personality to the songs that Jiffy Marx, CC Voltage, and The Silo had been writing on their laptops, phones, and napkins. The result is a bunch of catchy and hilarious songs that will make you laugh and dance at the same time. The band draws inspiration from a variety of sources like The Fixx, David Bowie, Cheap Trick, The Boys, The Dickies, Jay Reatard, and Prince, and they mix them into a delicious cocktail that is both retro and refreshing. Music That Humans Can Play is an album that does exactly what it says on the tin: it’s music that anyone can play and enjoy, no matter where they are or what they’re going through. It’s an album that celebrates the power of music to bring people together and make them smile. So don’t miss this opportunity to get your hands on this gem of an album that will surely become your favorite in your 80s collection. You can pre-order it now on vinyl or digital formats from Stomp Records, and stay tuned for more updates from Autogramm.
If you’re looking for some catchy synth-pop tunes with a punk rock edge, look no further than AUTOGRAMM’s upcoming album, WannaBe. The Vancouver-based trio has just released the title track as a single, and it’s a blast of retro-futuristic fun that will make you wanna be their friend, lover, or bandmate.
Advance Single: WannaBe 4:04 (MAPL / No Explicit Language) September 29, 2023
RIYL: The Fixx, 20/20, Cheap Trick, The Boys, The Dickies, Jay Reatard, The Cars, The Go-Go’s, Devo