As a visual artist and illustrator Froberg provided all of the artwork for the album. Although the artwork and cover themselves are black on white, the CD release is packaged in a translucent orange jewel case and the LP in translucent orange shrink wrap, giving the packaged album an orange color.
Touring in support of Automatic Midnight was sporadic due to logistical concerns: Reis lived in San Diego, Kourkounis in Philadelphia and Froberg in New York. When a full touring band was needed Gar Wood was called in to play the bass guitar. The band was not conceived as a permanent project, and after some touring Reis returned to working full-time with Rocket From the Crypt. However, Hot Snakes would reconvene intermittently over the next several years to record two more studio albums and tour, with Wood on board as a permanent member.