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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 themselves.

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 fibers.

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.

-Susan Frances

1. One More Time
2. Stay Another Night
3. Rock Your Body
4. Hold On Tight
5. On The Radio
6. One Man Lifeboat
7. Comeback
8. We Escape
9. Everybody
10. Hell Of A Place

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