Autumn Electric

Autumn Electric

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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Symphonic Progressive Rock, akin to Early Genesis, Yes and King Crimson

Biography

 Autumn Electric is a progressive rock band from Seattle, WA, formed by Michael Trew (Vocals/Flute/Guitar), and Naomi Smith (Keyboards/Vocals) in 2008.  After some lineup changes and three albums, they broke into the progressive rock scene with 2014's "Flowers For Ambrosia" featuring the additional lineup of Max Steiner (Lead Guitar) Chris Barrios (Drums) and Johnny Unicorn (Bass/Vocals/Saxophone).

         The 2015 follow up resulted in the album, "Star Being Earth Child".  Inspired by a trip through the petroglyphs of New Mexico on their 2014 tour, Trew, Barrios and Steiner began collaborating on new songs that would become a full, album-length rock opera.  Lovingly coined "Art Rock about Rock Art ", the album explores the mythology of Star Beings, the plight of Earth's environment, and spiritual awakening. Inspiration also led to the inclusion of Tom Paxton's "Whose Garden Was This?" a song penned for the first Earth Day in 1970.  Most of the album was recorded in Seattle, while Steiner's guitar arrangements were added remotely from his new home in Germany. 

        Autumn Electric toured the show throughout the continental US this spring, making use of specialized lights, projections and costume with the aid of Neil Willson (effects) and touring guitarist Josh Williams.  The show was filmed in Seattle on May 3rd and can be seen by searching Autumn Electric Star Being Earth Child on youtube.


2015 

        Star Being Earth Child (5th Studio Album)

        Star Being Earth Child in Concert ( Concert Film on Youtube)

        National Tour Feb-May (Including tour guitarist Josh Williams), Houston SXSW                     Overflow Fest, BeaJam Festival,    

        Amarillo SXSWhat? Fest.  

        Plastic Jet Airline (in-studio, filmed show)

        Kickstarter Campaign: funding recording, mastering, pressing, T shirts, stage show                equipment, tour press

        Featured in UK Classic Rock Magazine, Fireworks Magazine

        


2014

       Flowers For Ambrosia (4th Studio Album)

       Appearance at SeaProg Festival for headliners Miriodor (Canada), Corima 

             (Los Angeles,   CA), Mercury Tree (Portland)

       Max Steiner moves to Germany, Replaced by guitarist Dylan Welsh Aug-Nov

       Opened for Moraine (MoonJune Records) CD release show for Groundswell

       National Tour "Live Feed Tour" Feb-April including Austin TX during SXSW, Houston           Overflow Fest.  

       "Riding the Rogo" featured in 60,000 Fall Seasonal Packs of Ninkasi Beer


2013

       "Hermit of North Pond" performance featured on Seattle KING5 news

       "Orange Stars" performance captured during NW Folklife Festival Performance at                The Vera Project

        West Coast Tour "The Healing Tour"

        Dan Desrosiers replaced by Chris Barrios on Drums

        Johnny Unicorn joins as Bassist

        Max Steiner moves from Bass to Lead Guitar replacing multi-instrumentalist Barton           Macguire 


2012

        Make Me a Tree (3rd Studio Album)

        West Coast Tour "Make Me a Tour" with tour-mates Plack, Smith, and Unicorn.                 Album and tour feature Johnny Unicorn on Bass.  

        Max Steiner joins as Bassist

        Title track featured on Seattle Metro Credit Union's summer sampler featuring                   Ravenna Woods, Moondoggies and Fox and the Law

        Singer Michael Trew solo tour, opening for EU artist Marius (FI) during west coast             tour

       Visit Reverbnation for 2008-2011 Bio



Lyrics

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

Return to Detroit

Written By: Michael Trew

Skeletons of houses, skeletons of homes
all their vacant eyes won't leave me alone
Roll up the windows lock the doors
you're so paranoid I can't take anymore
Should I be afraid of the kids in the street
Should I just look down at my feet?

All the blue flowers, grow in the cracks of the rocks
All the blue flowers, grow in your heart when you talk
I'm going to keep it alive

A guy at the show said let's make something grow
there's a lot of young minds that can't be confined
by this deadwood
Reclaim the neighborhood, reclaim the ground
pumping Eden's blood back into Motown
This special garden will succeed
and they say take what you need

All the blue flowers, grow in the cracks of the rocks
All the blue flowers, grow in your heart when you talk
Andy, you keep it alive

Hey all you sad looking people, I can see it again
Reclaim, oh you've bought back your city with your pain
and today is your day

Discography

"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
12/10
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
12/09
KSUN, CA


"Very Soon the Light" 11 song CD
July 09/ Unicorn Music
KSUN, CA


Set List

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