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Our debut album "Very Soon the Light" is now partnered to help animals with PAWS (animal rescue/shelter) and our 2nd "If You're Home", is partnered to help the efforts of Light Under the Bridge (assisting homeless that cannot make it to help). You can listen to each and every song there.
(there's even a free single with a b-side you can snag)
We did it! Thanks to You!
We have raised more than enough funds in December to print and promote our 3rd album "Make Me a Tree". A story about working through the death of a loved one. Seeing and feeling them in the stories of the ones still with us. based on these motivations, the band has partnered with the Healing Center in Seattle and Grief Place in Wenatchee, to split half our profits from the album to help fund these non profit centers, do their work of helping the people in their time of need. The big kickoff is happening this June, the album release here in Seattle, as well as some other cities we hope to do this.
Now we are wrapping up recording, and planning our next tour this May along with Ethan Freckleton, on the West Coast.
Naomi and Michael met near UW in Seattle a few years back. Our first gig was serenading this guys girlfriend at 1 am. she was surprised!
Since then, we've gone on tour 3 times. There's a lot of fun cities, and crazy people to meet. Sometimes our old van had troubles, but would always arise anew. We found our drummer Dan, and toured all over the States. in early 2011 we brought on Barton Maguire, who plays lovely things like the singing saw, accordian and harmonicas.
We have 3 cds out:
"Very Soon the Light" a beautiful folky thing (2008)
"We Breathe the Same Air" 2009 there's drums and fuzzy guitar (4 songs)
"If You're Home" 2010 best vocal harmonies we've come up with yet.
We made a movie about our 2010 tour. we act pretty crazy in it. It's called Tourdeo and you can find it on YouTube.
Valentines Day 2011 we did an in-studio at KAOS radio in Olympia WA. so many hippies!
July 6th we played a rad show at Neumo's in Seattle and Showed the entire Tourdeo Movie!
Michael Trew - Vocals, guitars, keys, flute
Naomi Smith - Vocals, keyboards, glockenspiel, Melodica
Max Steiner - Lead Guitar
Chris Barrios - Vocals, Drums, guitars, glockenspiel
Johnny Unicorn - Vocals, Bass
"Make Me a Tree" 3rd full studio album (Feb 2012)
"If You're Home" 10 song CD
receiving airplay on about 25 stations in US, Canada and UK such as, KAOS radio Olympia WA. KDVS Davis, CA,
WDVR-FM 89.7-91.9, Indie 100 [KYHY], WFSS 91.9 NPR
"We Breathe the Same Air" EP/CD
"Very Soon the Light" 11 song CD
July 09/ Unicorn Music
Today Reverb Recommends Watching Autumn Electric's Light-Hearted Mockumentary
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Any band that claims Andrew Lloyd Webber as a musical influence deserves a little respect ... even i...Any band that claims Andrew Lloyd Webber as a musical influence deserves a little respect ... even if it makes no sense whatsoever. The Seattle indie-rockers may not bear any similarities to the 63-year-old British composer of Phantom of the Opera, but the quirky, hum-worthy sing-alongsters do elicit a certain coffee house vibe thats fun and trippy, like Jesus Christ Superstar on LSD. Plus, anyone who drops the $8 to see the three-piece tomorrow night at Neumos will get to see the first ever showing of their mokumentary, which was filmed on their US tour and put together by members Michael Trew and Daniel Desrosiers.
Think about it -- any band that features glockenspiels, flute and accordion is bound to be kinky when the cameras turn on.
Autumn Electric will be sharing the stage June 6 with James Apollo and Abraham, and the doors open at 8 p.m.
Tonight in Music: The Elderly, Autumn Electric, and more
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The Autumn Electric is more than a band; they’re filmmakers as well. This local folk rock trio has ...The Autumn Electric is more than a band; they’re filmmakers as well. This local folk rock trio has been making music since 2008, and last year, they decided to experiment with film making as well. The band caught most of their recent tour on video camera, and will be debuting the “mockumentary” in its entirety at their Neumos show tonight. James Apollo and Abraham open.
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"Well-crafted and truly beautiful folk/rawk. Autumn Electric takes coffee house tunes to a whole ne... "Well-crafted and truly beautiful folk/rawk. Autumn Electric takes coffee house tunes to a whole new level, sometimes otherworldly, always engaging. Singer Michael Trew has a unique, almost ethereal at times, vocal style that captures hearts and minds. Add keyboards, a glockenspiel and tasteful female backing vocals and you're in business."
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"...The band is currently touring throughout Washington and the Pacific Northwest. “Very Soon th...
"...The band is currently touring throughout Washington and the Pacific Northwest. “Very Soon the Light,” the first release from the band, arrived in 2008 and their newest release, an EP titled “We Breathe the Same Air,” is already creating a buzz in the Seattle music scene. The Autumn Electric is certainly more “reserved” than most bands that pass through the Coffeehouse, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have just as much to say. Trew isn’t afraid to sing when he wants to, but for the most part relies on a light, storytelling tone in much of their music (think Conor Oberst)..."
Playing at Trabant
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"Listening to Michael Trew's music is like having your best friend play for you in your living room,..."Listening to Michael Trew's music is like having your best friend play for you in your living room, because not only are you filled with happiness and warmth, but you are compelled to sing along everytime you see him perform-and you can. From great storytelling, to captivating folk tunes, to blues licks that transcend what a solo guy with an acoustic guitar should be capable of, Michael's music is simply a treat for the ear, and more so for the heart."
Wonka reviews Dec. 08
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"Well-crafted and beautifully sung folkie coffee house tunes at home in Seattle...". [ Ben Tanzer, W..."Well-crafted and beautifully sung folkie coffee house tunes at home in Seattle...". [ Ben Tanzer, Wonka Vision Mag. Dec 2008]
Fremont Fire Benefit
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"Autumn Electric picked up the pace, injecting an infectious, rollicking beat and energy that would ..."Autumn Electric picked up the pace, injecting an infectious, rollicking beat and energy that would fit in with any Seattle pop/indie bill."
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There is no need for euphemisms- You guys were great. ...people came from Orange County (that's far ...There is no need for euphemisms- You guys were great. ...people came from Orange County (that's far for Burbank). Hope the tour treated you well. Your stop at Burbank really made AfterHours feel like it's supposed to- a well respected, appreciated, fun, hip music venue...
-Rolando, from AfterHours (Los Angeles, CA)
Almost all original, save for a few beloved folk songs. Usual set includes ~ "In the Fields Where the Silence", "And Now for Our Feature Presentation"," Sweetest Thing", "Napoleon's Josephine", "Hippy Van", "the Farmwife", "Roses in Her Face", "The Fool's Prayer", and "Zulfiqar". Covers range from Beatles "Here Comes the Sun", "500 miles" by Peter Paul and Mary to "7 Is the Number", "Gas Station Girl", and "Snake Handlin Man" by hero Dave Carter, R.E.M.'s "Dont Go Back to RockVille", John Denver's "This Old Guitar",Simon and Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter" and "April Come She Will", and Donovan's "Only the Blues", and "Young but Growing".
There are no upcoming dates at this time.