As any good indie pop artist worth their weight in cryptic references, L.A.-based Autolux likes to get weird on their website.
First, the band declares that “we like to make a lot of noise” before really being presumptuous and announcing, “We are pop music.”
Is that so, Autolux? Well, I’m encouraged to cut the band a little slack since the group’s been slugging it out since 2000, opened for Elvis Costello two years later and then paid its dues by performing at Coachella in 2005 and Silver Lake’s Sunset Junction Street Fest in 2007.
Well, somebody obviously likes Autolux’s mélange of shoegaze and electronica and the trio (Carla Azar, Greg Edwards and Eugene Goreshter) will be showcasing its latest—full-length Transit Transit was just released last month—in Pomona this weekend. With layered guitars and rolling drums, the band’s moody tunes and My Bloody Valentine-infused sonic murk will make for an atypical Friday night.
And you can trust Autolux, whose website declares, “We know a lot about the future.” Now, that sounds a bit too Donnie Darko to me . . . but I’d rather catch Carla Azar’s drum kit mutations than a six-foot-tall silver rabbit. But that’s just me.
Autolux w/Gold Panda at The Glass House, 200 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us, www.myspace.com/autolux. Fri, Sept. 17. Doors open 7PM. $15. All ages.