Stream: Autolux, ‘Change My Head’


Autolux’s shape-shifting, rhythmically arresting art-rock never feels out of style — 2004’s “Future Perfect” could have come out last week, 2011’s “Transit Transit” yesterday. So it was met with some degree of giddiness — and surprise, considering Greg Edwards’ involvement in the comeback story of 2015, rejuvenated rock trio Failure — when Autolux announced via social media in March, “We are surfacing.” Was something imminent? Well, if the seven-year span between the trio’s first and second albums have taught fans anything, it’s patience. And that was rewarded last month when the trio — Edwards, Carla Azar and Eugene Goreshter — unveiled the video for “Soft Scene,” a caustic, percussive incantation that made you wonder if the three of them had been replaced by robots. Today comes the single “Change My Head,” at its essence a pop ballad. Of course, the essence of Autolux intercedes after about the 3-minute mark; the song’s head does indeed change, contorting in art-damaged distortion your earbuds will strain to contain. The song appears on the “30th Century Records Compilation, Vol. 1” (released today), which includes songs from the Arcs, Waterstrider, Big Search and more of the posse Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) has signed to his new 30th Century Records imprint. The label will release Autloux’s third album, this one produced by Jordan Asher (aka BOOTS), this spring. Word is that a tour announcement is forthcoming as well. Happy headphones, people.

||| Stream: “Change My Head”

||| Watch: The video for “Soft Scene”