Denver collaborative collective The Autos share their debut recording “Trespass” today on all digital outlets, following the track’s New Year’s Day premiere on Rootfire. And, what a way to start the year! 2020 has brought many challenges for all, yet hindered most were those trying to make ends meet in the art, music and film industries. The Autos — an impressive amalgamation of established, yet out-of-work reggae musicians — is more of a four-piece production team than a traditional band. Comprised of former Tatanka frontman and guitarist Ian Gastl, Project 432’s Nick Wimer, Tatanka guitar tech Pancho Tranmer and Taylor Kaufman, The Autos are what you get when recording professionals have downtime to create without rush or worry. We can’t say nothing great came out of 2020!
Synthy, bassy and rootsy, “Trespass” commands attention from the get-go in modern dub style.
Joining the boys for the single is Elliot Martin, vocalist of John Brown’s Body. With a harmonized chants, “Trespass” unfolds for listeners with layers of echo, bass and breakdowns — not unlike Tatanka’s signature sound. As for the song’s message, The Autos say it’s time to “pull the wool” off our faces and react to the egregious occurrences of recent times! If you “trespass, you lose”. Plain and simple. Speaking of loyalty, humility, humanity, greed and overall civility, The Autos express a reckoning for lines in the sand being crossed. What an ironic first message to offer to the public… considering The Autos identify as a collaborative unit formed to break the confines of conventional music boundaries.
“Trespass”, mixed by Gastl himself and mastered by Danny Kalb, is now available on all digital outlets, with percentages its sale being donated to charity. Furthermore, all 2021 releases are dedicated to the late Drew Keys, of Common Kings and Haze St. Studios, as well as Dan Sherill, a South Dakota music legend. If you like what you hear, be excited, because The Autos aren’t done yet! Newfound fans can expect “Boom Shakalak” to come out in February, a single featuring Ruff Scott of Easy Star All Stars. For more information, visit the links below.