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Automatic Children "Johnny"

Alt-rock quartet Automatic Children have a knack for crafting lo-fi, guitar-driven brand of pop/rock. Formed by members Adam Lippman and Crista Guiliani in 2006, the

band has built a reputation as one NYC”s bands to watch, a rep no doubt earned by churning songs like their latest “Johnny.”

A steady bass line and drums guide the track, while lean, jangly guitars provide plenty of sonic hooks. But what really leaves its mark on your mind and ear drums are Guilani”s vocals, her tough, clipped tone made all the more tense by the tender lyrics memorializing a friend. Instead of emoting, she spits the words out as if singing through clenched teeth.

Listen to “Johnny” .

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