"The Automatic tour is one of the best we’ve ever played. We’ve made a point to make our shows really special for our fans." - Adam Taylor
As Iration’s AutomaticTour is coming to an end, we were excited to chat with bass player and soundtracker Adam Taylor about music, Automatic and more! We had no idea that he liked British indie rock just as much as we did! Iration’s Automatic was released July 2nd, 2013.
Tell us a little bit about Iration’s newest album Automatic.
For us, it was a long time coming. We had a lot of material for Automatic, a variety of music on the album. It’s a bit more mature than our last LP Time Bomb. Also, I love experimenting with different sounds. It was our first time using digital drums, acoustic guitars and inviting other musicians on the tracks as well. The whole process was really cool.
Lead singer Micah mentioned in another interview that the album’s title track “Automatic” was written for the fans. Can you tell us a little more about what that means?
Micah write that song as a way to give back to the fans. When you listen to the beat especially, it’s really kind of a true Iration sound. We made a video for it too where it was all shot on GoPro at all of our shows. We were able to include our fans in the video! It was just a really cool way to give back to everyone that has supported us over the years. It’s a fun song to play with a great groove.
All members of Iration are originally from Hawaii, but the band formed in Santa Barbara. Where did you all meet?
All of us actually met in Hawaii. Some of the guys are childhood friends. We didn’t start the band until we moved to California. It was just when we all started living in Santa Barbara that we started playing music as a hobby and since then it’s graduated into what it is now.
Even though you’re familiar with Island life, but if you were stranded on a deserted island, what album would you take with you and why?
Hmm. Give me a second to think about that…
I guess I would take Catch a Fire by Bob Marley. I enjoy a lot of Bob’s albums, but that specific album has a lot of influence and history with me and making music. I never really took bass lessons and I used to play that CD on repeat and learned all the bass lines. My neighbors that lived below me used to complain that I would be playing that album non stop, but that’s basically how I taught myself to play bass. I think about being on an island and that would be a pretty cool album to have.
The fact that you’re not on a deserted island, what’s SoundTracking your life right now?
We were recently introduced to the new Arctic Monkey’s album AM. I just started listening to it, haven’t gotten all the way through and from what I’ve heard off it, it’s really really good. So I’ll be spending the next few days listening to that album. Other than that I’ve been listening to some Two Door Cinema Club, Capital Cities. I like a lot of the old reggae stuff. I’ve been digging into Gregory Isaacs and stuff like that. I was having a chat with our bus driver and asking him what he was doing after our tour and he said, “Some band named Two Door Cinema something have you heard of them?” I said, “Oh my gosh, they’re awesome!” I’ll definitely have to catch them live when they stop in LA.
Iration plays tonight at The Fillmore in San Francisco and tomorrow at The Wiltern in Los Angeles! Check out some of their lucky fans who get to catch their shows this weekend: http://bit.ly/18A2K7I
Father’s Day weekend is upon us and we want to celebrate our father figures by dedicating a song to them. These tracks either inspire us, remind us, or make us think about our father figures. Check out the SoundTracking team’s Mixtape on Rdio or Spotify!
And let’s see your special Father’s Day posts this weekend! Dedicate a song to your dad or your kids on SoundTracking with the #fathersday. We’ll be recapping the posts we see on Monday, and we just might include yours.
On the telephone with my Dad to check in and make sure he’s all right. Happy Father’s Day. #elo #fathersday #italy
This song goes out to my awesome dad. It’s a 20 minute overture and it’s sure a memorable one. Why? Because he made me listen to it in the dark when I was 13… -_- I’ve now come to appreciate it though. Love you dad!
This year I celebrate both my father and my son for #fathersday!! Very exciting.
This track reminds me of my dad whenever he is teaching me how to keep it “real” in life. Growing up, my dad would always try to blast wisdom into my ear. Hip-hop at times also reminds me of my dad because whenever I blasts hip-hop in the car; my dad would always try to act all swagged out repeating the lines incorrectly in his Chinese accent.
Growing up, the soundtrack to my childhood was defined by what my parents listened to, and this typically included music like The Beatles (big time), Leonard Cohen, and Julio Iglesias (to name a few). Happy Father’s Day!
February 14th. Valentine’s Day.
Perhaps just another day, though many either love or hate it. So either way, lovers or haters her are our favorite Valentine’s Day songs. We also have some guest soundtrackers sharing the love on our joint mixtape!
Was cleaning my room the other day and I found the set list I swiped from the Tahiti 80 show we saw at SXSW ‘11. Also appropriate for V-day, since they generally sing tunes about luv.
Happy Anti-V day! Remember to brush your teeth after eating those sweets~
Definitely an appropriate song for Valentines Day!
This has to be the sweetest love song ever! I’m such a sap sometimes when it comes to love songs. Alex Turner’s voice is just divine. PS. This photo was taken at Disneyland. So cute right?
There is nothing to more to say than this song and the memories attached to it, except, “Thank You.”
I love this song. It reminds me of very innocent love, and takes me back to high school, when love meant something very different. Happy Valentines Day!
Sharing the love, we’d like to add some editions to the SoundTracking Team Mixtape. Some soundtracker shared some of their own favorite Valentine’s Day songs!
We’ve covered some pretty awesome features of SoundTracking for Spotify and today we’ll discuss how to Like, Love and Comment in Spotify!
Listening to SoundTracking post with a catchy song and a super cool photo? You can show how great you think the post is by liking, loving and commenting while in Spotify!
While looking at a SoundTracking post you’ll notice the stars, hearts and comment bubbles at the bottom of each post.
Click on a star to like or a heart to love. Your action will turn light blue. You can also view the SoundTracking post on the soundtracking website by clicking the box and arrow image.
Comment on the post by clicking the comment bubble. A comment box will generate and you’ll be able to view other soundtrackers who have commented on the post.
You can do this on any post in any feed! Show some love on your favorite SoundTracking posts!
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