One of Louisville’s most quintessential hardcore bands of the late 90’s was undoubtedly Automatic. We haven’t heard much from them since the early 2000’s, other than a brief resurgence in 2010. Apparently, the band will never die a complete death, as a new song called “Limits of Control” has been set loose on the internet airwaves as a free download. Automatic drummer Thommy Browne tells me that they recorded this song with Trip Barriger back in 2011 and planned to have it released on a local hardcore comp, but it never saw the light of day. I’m also told that there are tentative plans for a possible EP in the future. For the time being, enjoy this free download:
Also, Automatic has a show coming up Friday, December 20th at Mag Bar. Joining them will be Another Mistake and Aphids. Doors open at 9PM, and the show is FREE with a donation of gently used or new blankets, coats, gloves, hats, and socks to be given to Wayside Mission for distribution to homeless people in Louisville. For more information, check out the facebook event page here.