The release of Squareless by Light Silver Automatic

Squareless is available on just about all audio download and streaming services you already enjoy, including YouTube; iTunes; Apple Music; Spotify; and Amazon (just search for “Squareless by Light Silver Automatic”). You can also listen to Squareless (and other LSA albums) and check out lyrics, credits, artwork, and more at lightsilverautomatic.com. You can download the songs at CD Baby (which acts as a conduit to the larger public for independent artists such as LSA for this and our other albums). We have also attached a little medley of the songs on the album to give you sense of the record.

A synopsis of Light Silver Automatic and its releases

LIGHT SILVER AUTOMATIC is:

a warm electric blanket . . . radiant harmonies . . . music made from steel and wood . . . rock and pop smothered in caramel-like sonic goodness . . . like Pink Floyd covering The Beatles . . . lots of fun if you like to hum . . . a band born and raised in the shadows of Chicago, the ol' stomping grounds of The Smashing Pumpkins, Kanye West, and Liz Phair, among many others . . . a treat for those who enjoy Gibson and Fender electrics and Marshall half-stacks (and Tacoma acoustics, and Moogs, piano, etc.) . . . a stampede of horses circling the moon . . . like sitting on a country porch while holding a fire cracker . . . the answer to your query . . . a seeker of truth.

The evolution of Lucid

The evolution of Lucid

Lucid began as an adventure with the capo on the 6th fret. As I settled into the initial chord progression, I recorded a couple minutes of it to my phone – quietly in a small basement, with my family sleeping upstairs, and without a metronome or “click track” (more on that later). Thereafter, I acquired a Roland synthesizer (thanks to my family for all those gift cards!) and began writing a keyboard accompaniment. After recording several takes over the original guitar using a preamp and laptop, I edited those parts to create a single keyboard part. Then the song sat for a few years, as a nice audio nugget, with the hope that someday I might find or stumble upon the finish.

The recording of Squareless by Light Silver Automatic

The recording of Squareless by Light Silver Automatic

This record began as low-tech recordings from material passing through me shortly after the completion of Light Silver Automatic’s Reelsounds. In fact, some of the ideas were formed in the Reelsounds studio during the mixing of that record. With a handful of basic tracks, I called upon my brother Michael and  couple former Spread bandmates Jeremy and Rudy with the following idea: Let’s write and record an album’s worth of songs in the new Full Bright Live studio in Wheaton, Illinois, and then spend a few days recording them, hoping to capture and keep as much live content as possible, and do so within a year at most! And we pursued that concept in good faith …