Symphonic Progressive Rock, akin to Early Genesis, Yes and King CrimsonShare
Autumn Electric was born on Interstate 5, in the back of a now-retired Ford Econoline, dubbed "Vandalf the Grey". Fueled by Tolkien references and gas station coffee, they built a core following on the house concert and college town circuits, producing their first two albums as well as the tour-mockumentary "Tourdeo". Some may recall meeting their travelling guinea pig at show after-parties.
In 2012, their 3rd album, Make Me a Tree's title track was culled for Seattle Metro Credit Union's "HomeGrown Summer Road Trip" compilation alongside Hey Marseilles, Ravenna Woods and the Moondoggies. Two tours followed. The first, in support of Faroe Islands (EU) artist Marius Ziska's US tour, and later, The Healing Tour in 2013. Based largely around charity concerts for Healing Centers, and Hospices, the Healing Tour fit with Make Me a Tree's theme of empathy and renewal. During this time, the band spearheaded the online music charity project RobinHood in Technicolor, with a host of independent bands.
The new incarnation of the group came in 2013 with addition of Austrian guitarist Max Steiner, drummer Chris Barrios, and long-time AE collaborator and producer Johnny Unicorn on Bass. A live recording was captured from Vera Project stage at Northwest Folklife Festival of a new 21 minute, song cycle, "Orange Stars", by Seattle's Hollow Earth Radio, while a performance of "The Hermit of North Pond" was featured on KING5 News. January of 2014 came with the release of an ambitious and fresh sounding album Flowers For Ambrosia. Days after it's release, the band embarked on a 7 week tour of the US, including a stop at SXSW in Austin TX. After playing the opening spot at Seaprog 2014, Max Steiner departed for opportunities in Germany and was replaced by guitarist Dylan Welsh.
"Very Soon the Light" (2008)
"We Breathe the Same Air" 2009 (4 songs)
"If You're Home" 2010
"Make Me a Tree" 2012
"Flowers For Ambrosia" 2014
We made a movie about our 2010 tour. you can find it on YouTube.
In the fields where the silence
Written By: Michael Trew (Autumn Electric)
Snowpack on the porch
Dogs getting in from the cold
there's some pie on the stove
she jumps up for something warm
it's 6am, it's quiet
tuck me in. tuck me into you
and the time has come for leaving here
I'll kiss you softer than the snow
where the mountains settle down
where the white hills stretch out
down to the fields
where the silence marries you
you're a black and white photo in those boots
and it's coffee, and it's cream, winter comes soon here
and never leaves
"Fallen Angel" King Crimson cover from 1974's Red Album. found on Seattle Rising compilation June 2014
"Flowers For Ambrosia" 4th Studio Album (Jan 2014)
"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
Sets Ranging from 30 min to (4) 45 min sets. include songs from our original albums Flowers For Ambrosia, Make Me a Tree and If You're Home, as well as from yet to be released Star Being Earth Child.
In addition we have included the covers: Fallen Angel- King Crimson, Man Who Sold the World- David Bowie, Goodnight Moon -Shivaree, Time of the Season- The Zombies, Moondance- Van Morrison, Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs, Paradise- John Prine, I Shall Be Released- Joe Cocker, Paperback Writer- Beatles