Nevado welcomes Vancouver's Autogramm to the label
We are thrilled to welcome Vancouver, Canada's Autogramm to the label, and to announce their debut album 'What R U Waiting 4?' out Sep 21, 2018 world wide.
The band is touring in select markets this summer, check out the schedule below. And in the mean time, check out the brand new video for Jessica Don't Like Rock'n'Roll here!
June 21, 2018 – Nevado Music is thrilled to announce the signing of Vancouver indie rockers, Autogramm, and the release of their debut album, What R U Waiting 4?, to be released on September 21st world wide. To celebrate, Autogramm have released the new music video for the song, “Jessica Don’t Like Rock n Roll.” CLICK HERE to watch exclusively on PunkNews.org.
“Produced and directed by Autogramm and Paul Goertzen. We mined YouTube for all our favourite videos and songs from classic power-pop and new wave of the 1980’s and then ripped them off,” said the band about the new video, which they self-directed and edited, with help from videographer Paul Goertzen and production assistance from Nathan Jones and Dynamo Arts Association.
In support of the new album, the band will be touring all around the US this year. See tour dates below. Pre-orders are available now at autogramm.band and nevadomusic.com.
The original idea that guitarist Jiffy Marx and bassist C.C.Voltage had for this project was more about starting a band that would tour to sunny destinations than starting a new wave band, but it was their mutual admiration for punk and power pop that brought the two together. Along with drummer The Silo, the three had been connected through the Vancouver music scene, sharing stages, friends and even band members in seminal bands like Jerk With a Bomb, The Spitfires, Blood Meridian, Lightning Dust, Hard Drugs, Black Halos, Black Rice and Black Mountain.
It’s no coincidence that the three Vancouver musicians chose the German word “Autogramm” as the name of their band. It began as an idea in Berlin, Germany- the city that Mayor Klaus Wowereit called “poor but sexy”- in 2014 where Voltage had been living and playing with Dysnea Boys. When Marx moved back to Vancouver from Brooklyn in 2010, he and The Silo began working on demos for a future project. When Marx and Voltage decided to start a band together some of these songs would influence the musical direction the band would take. CC had also been writing songs with another old friend - Rich Jones from Black Halos and Michael Monroe - and some of these demos also became Autogramm songs. From the drawing board to fruition, the power-pop trio was complete when C.C. moved back to Vancouver in 2017.
By this point The Silo had left Black Mountain to play in Destroyer, who's latest critically acclaimed album "Ken" he also produced. While vacationing together in Mexico, Jiffy Marx asked The Silo to play in his new band with C.C. Voltage and as they say, the rest is history. The three began rehearsing the songs as a three piece with Marx simultaneously playing the keyboard and guitar parts while everyone contributed vocals. With their first single released on Denver's Snappy Little Numbers label in early 2018, a trip to California and a west coast tour under their belts, Autogramm is well on their way to becoming one of Canada's hardest working bands. The band plans to tour America and Europe upon the album’s release.
"If you've been hankering after some old-school Tubeway Army style alt-punk, then get an ear full of this," says Dom Daley of London's Uber Rock. "It's the Cars driving Numan around, listening to some real '80s radio before checking out Duncan Reid. It's that catchy." – Uber Rock UK
Autogramm Tour Dates
June 29, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA @ Timewarp Records
June 30, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA @ Ham and Eggs
July 1, 2018 - Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
July 2, 2018 - San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club
July 3, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA @ Redwood Bar
July 6, 2018 - Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
July 7, 2018 - Vancouver, BC @ Pub 340