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Automelodi, Ortrotasce, Dance Don’t Dance – Panic Underground
March 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm$15
At almost exactly 3 years to the day, Montreal’s Automelodi is returning to Panic Underground at Iron Cow. We were fortunate enough to have him dazzle us the very weekend of the pandemic shutdown, and we are beyond thrilled to have him back. St. Pete’s Ortrotasce will once again be joining him on stage for a performance that never ceases to amaze. Orlando newcomers Dance Don’t Dance, whose first performance ever wow’d us back in September, will be returning with newly written material sure to set the tone for the night!
Formed in 2006, Automelodi is a constantly evolving project based around the solo work of songwriter/producer Xavier Paradis. With a career that spans over two decades, Paradis is a well-established figure in Montreal’s dense electronic music culture, releasing over time with various projects, performance line-ups, or under different monikers such as Arnaud Lazlaud. He also collaborates with artists like Liz Wendelbo (of Xeno & Oaklander) as the duo Liz and László, as well as Latvian Producer Dmitry Distant.
Automelodi’s music embraces and re-contextualizes a spectrum of influences that include the lesser-known European synthpop and post-punk of the latter Twentieth Century, combined with literary stylizations reminiscent of Gallic songwriters such as Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Fontaine—with nearly all vocals delivered in French. Following the self-released first EP, an eponymous album was released in 2010 by the now defunct Brooklyn label Wierd Records. The second LP, “Surlendemains acides”, was released in digital format in October 2013 and then on vinyl in 2014. The third LP, “Mirages au futur verre-brisé” was released on Austin’s Holodeck Records in 2019. We are eagerly anticipating a first glimpse at new music from a yet to be announced 4th LP.