Splicing blaxploitation funk, squiggly keyboard lines, and disco touches into Beck-style beats, Head Automatica attempts its own dance-rock union à la the Rapture or Primal Scream on its debut, Decadence. Though not quite as momentous as those acts, HA is still a notable entry into the fray, one that should translate well live. Described by Palumbo as an "electronic cock-rock band," the group will provide plenty of danceable grooves along with the synthesized wankfest.
Head Automatica plays as part of the Take Action! Tsunami Benefit tour, along with Sugarcult, the Early November, and Hawthorne Heights at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $14. All ages welcome. Call 954-727-0950.