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Autolux in Transit on Friday

autolux_040.jpg In a time when there are more rock bands than ever, it's become common to see bands do whatever they can to stay in the minds of their fans. There's always a new release (even if it's a re-release) or a tour (even if it's just a long weekend) to keep people from wondering, "Did they break up?" Yet somehow a few bands skirt the issue. Autolux is one of those.

The Los Angeles trio began in 2000 after two members met while scoring a play. They quickly caught the attention of the well-traveled T-Bone Burnett, but it wasn't until 2004 that their debut Future Perfect was released. The album's experimental rock/shoegaze sound drew favorable comparisons to titans like Sonic Youth and Lush. They blew up, toured with Nine Inch Nails and the White Stripes, then retreated. A demo would pop up every now and then, but just as a tease to the frustrated fans who pined for more. And now after some heavy rumblings, they're back with another record. Transit Transit is a little more toned down than the debut, but it holds a similar sound and showcases the band's methodical technique, especially in drummer Carla Azar's time-keeping that pops at the listener. It's a good time to see Autolux because who knows what the future has in store for them now. Let's just hope it's not another six years before they return.

Autolux play Bottom Lounge on Friday. Chicago Latin indie rockers Allá open at 9PM. This Will Destroy You also play. The show's 17+ and $15. Bottom Lounge is at 1375 W. Lake.

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Our Final Transmission Days

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