Seven-piece, Melbourne outfit Eagle and the Worm have leapt back into the game with “Automatic”; a song that, as a standalone, creates a new mountain in the landscape of Australian music. Defying genres and pushing sonic boundaries, this is a song that you listen to and find yourself pleased with the innovative efforts of these musicians.
Beginning with a break beat and strong horn melody, “Automatic” starts strong with the instruments pulling back only to further highlight a true force of this band: the gritty and unique vocal styling of Jarrad Brown. The lyrics of the song seem to flow effortlessly from Brown’s head…like an automatic train of thought. Every component of this track just fits; it’s pure genius really.
The complex bass line, the reverbed guitars and the further experimentation of these instruments through pedal effects displays that the devil is in the detail. With so many sounds and so many echoes, Eagle and the Worm successfully stomp through an experimental pathway that so many bands try to take but get it wrong.
Punching in at a healthy 2 minutes and 54 seconds, “Automatic” indicates a growth for the band and the anticipation of what we can expect Eagle and the Worm to bring to the table with their sophomore album (due for release this year).
Do yourself a favour and educate yourself with Eagle and the Worm – a true breath of fresh air to the Australian music scene.
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Upcoming album: Due for release in late 2014
Sounds like: Straight Arrows, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Mariachi El Bronx
Say What? Their song “All I Know” appeared in an episode of HBO’s Bored to Death
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