Head Automatica to Release “Popaganda” on June 6th

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“Popaganda,” the follow-up to the band’s 2004 beat-laden debut “Decadence,” is big sing-along pop, with several tracks — including “Graduation Day” — that instantly recall the crisp, punchy brightness of early Elvis Costello and the Attractions records. Heavily influenced by Squeeze, Nick Lowe, and Beatles-era backbeat pop, frontman Daryl Palumbo says the band intended to make an album that reflected their favorite British Invasion songwriters, but to put a contemporary spin on it.

“I really wanted to make music you might’ve heard in the U.K. in the late-’70s to early-’80s,” he says. “‘Popaganda’ is our interpretation and homage to that great musical period.”

To capture their raw energy and unbridled melodies, Head Automatica teamed with producer Howard Benson, known for his work with My Chemical Romance and All American Rejects. “For this record, the vocals had to hit and the arrangements had to be perfect,” said Palumbo. “Howard prides himself on vocal and song arrangements, and he was able to keep us focused on creating tight and perfectly structured songs.”


Graduation Day
Laughing At You
Lying Through Your Teeth
Nowhere Fast
Shot In The Back (The Platypus)
Million Dollar Decision
She’s Not It
Egyptian Musk
Cannibal Girl
K Horse

Beating Heart Baby (Chris Lord-Alge Remix)

Head Automatica is currently on tour in the U.S. through April 26th. GO West Hollywood GO WEHO LGBT Entertainment News and Industry

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