It is with great pleasure that we premiere “The Automation”, the debut track from Melbourne’s Covers. The band have churned up a sound as hypnotic as it is epic, and it’s bound to sink its claws into eardrums. “The Automation” is out there, a vast soundscape full of rich sounds and instrumentation, powered by massive drums with a percussiveness that packages everything together. Threads from Arcade Fire’s “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out), The Walkmen’s “Little House of Savages” and Of Montreal’s “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” are present here.
It is hard to imagine how Covers’ “The Automation” would sound live, but it’s definitely deserving of a proper concert hall. For now, though, the track is best played through your car stereo while driving through fields at top speed. Buckle your seat belts, kids. This is one for the road.
STREAM: Covers – “The Automation” [PREMIERE]