Originally from Indianapolis, the electro pop/rock quartet AutoVaughn
is presently based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their debut album Space
bridles introspective wandering with deep bass grooves, stellar guitar
effects, and vocal splays as their music route lanes of melodic rock
passages with electro-pop portent. Lead singer and guitarist Darren
Potuck exhibits vocal folds with a Switchfoot silkiness.
His guitar swerves rhyme with guitarist Steve Wilson's strewing
cathedral-like domes and gilded inlays over rhythmic intaglios by
bassist Drew Wilson and drummer Andy Grooms. They enthuse
a Mercy Me eloquence and an OK GO sprint. Their album
was recorded at Quad Studio in Nashville and produced by the band
The grooves of handclaps along electro-pop crystals on the number
"One More Time" illuminates the piece with an Asia-tinged
glow. Their lo-fi rhythms and melodic synth-like vibrations on "Stay
Another Night" weave introspective motions and floating curls
planked like Keane. The protracting chord structures on "Rock
Your Body" and "Hold On Tight" sandbag escapes of gorgeous
melodic alcoves. The amplified spirals on "One Man Lifeboat"
resonate with raveling wavelets and craft a milieu of melodic excitement.
The soft sills on "Comeback" have an Oasis fluidity
with strongly pronounced chamfers of bass tugs and resplendent melodic
The melodic cells on "We Escape" coast and shimmy, exciting
tempo shifts along intertwining vocal melodies and harmonizing chord
series. The melodic continuums massage and compress with clumps of
cushiony persuasion. The ascending ramps on "Everybody"
over-arch the repetitive drum rolls and create a halo effect. The
album concludes with "Hell Of A Place," a number with streaking
guitar effects, fills of bass feathering, and stapling drum strikes
that when put together are sonically voluminous. The music fossils
are attractive enfolded in a marina of consonance. AutoVaughn fuses
melodic rock slats with electro-pop intervals forming likeable songs
that are ensnaring, catchy, and persuasive similarly to the Kaiser
Chiefs and Phantom Planet.
AutoVaughn are staking out a national tour across the States. Competition
in the electro-pop/rock arena is tight but there is room at the top
for everyone and definitely room should be made for AutoVaughn.
1. One More Time
2. Stay Another Night
3. Rock Your Body
4. Hold On Tight
5. On The Radio
6. One Man Lifeboat
8. We Escape
10. Hell Of A Place
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