Boomkat Product Review:
Currently limbering up for the long overdue follow-up to 2004's much-loved Future Perfect, LA alt. rockers Autolux at last offer up some new material. Taken from their forthcoming Future Transit long-player, 'Supertoys' finds the band's familiar hallmarks in check, sounding like an astutely poised collision between Sonic Youth at their most pop-savvy and a cleaned up, slimmed down version of shoegaze. This trio make a big sound, and while the production is crisp with minimal fuss and adornments there's tremendous power behind the song, all culminating in big, awkwardly angled choruses fronted by drummer Carla Azar. A more than worthy B-side, 'Curtains' sounds like a great, brooding Radiohead cut, underpinned by a rhythm section exuding tightness, complexity and teeth-rattling low end.