|Genres||Alternative rock, electronic|
|Instruments||Drums, vocals, keyboards|
|Labels||ATP Recordings & TBD Records|
|Associated acts||Autolux, PJ Harvey & John Parish, Vincent Gallo, Jack White,|
Carla Azar is an American musician and a member of the band Autolux. Azar is a multi-instrumentalist but is known primarily for playing drums in Autolux. She has collaborated with the artist/painter Mark Whalen, (also known as Kill Pixie) on several art exhibitions from 2009-2011, creating music for installation rooms for the artist. Azar is also known for playing with Jack White, contributing drums on Jack White's 2012 album, Blunderbuss, and his follow up album Lazaretto, as well as touring with him. Carla costars in an ensemble cast in the 2014 film, Frank. The film stars Michael Fassbender, and Domhnall Gleeson.
Carla Azar started out as a drummer for Wendy and Lisa, former members of Prince and The Revolution and worked on all of their albums. The Wendy and Lisa all-girl band consisted of Wendy and Lisa, Wendy's twin sister Susannah Melvoin (background vocals, percussion), Lisa's older sister Cole Ynda (background vocals, percussion), and Carla on drums.
The band Autolux formed in 2001 in Los Angeles, California. Azar met Eugene Goreshter while scoring Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo's play Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Azar met Greg Edwards when Azar's previous band toured with Edwards' former band Failure. In August 2000, Autolux made their debut, playing two shows at the Silverlake Lounge. On March 1, 2001, the band released a self-produced EP entitled Demonstration. It contained five songs recorded on an 8 track in their rehearsal space.
In January 2008, Azar entered the studio along with PJ Harvey, John Parish, Eric Drew Feldman and, Giovanni Ferrario to provide drums on the follow-up to Harvey and Parish's 1996 collaboration Dance Hall at Louse Point.
In 2014 Azar costars as part of an ensemble cast in the film Frank, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, starring Michael Fassbender as Frank. Carla plays Nana, the drummer in Frank's band. Carla plays drums and percussion on the soundtrack to the film.
- Come to Where I'm From by Joseph Arthur (2000)
- Curtains by John Frusciante (Record Collection) (2005)
- The True False Identity by T-Bone Burnett (DMZ) (2006)
- A Woman a Man Walked By by PJ Harvey and John Parish (2009)
- The People's Key by Bright Eyes (Saddle Creek Records) (2011)
- Tomorrow Never Knows (with Alison Mosshart) from the Sucker Punch soundtrack (2011)
- Blunderbuss by Jack White (Third Man) (2012)
- Lazaretto by Jack White (Third Man) (2014)
- Frank soundtrack (2014)
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