credit: Katja Ruge
Formed in 2006, Automelodi is now mainly comprised of Xavier Paradis (vocals, synths), and Dillon Steele (guitar, electronics).
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 a 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.
Automelodi is currently putting the finishing touches to a third LP which is set to be released in 2018 on Austin's Holodeck Records.
[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]