Carla Azar

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Carla Azar
Genres Alternative rock, electronic
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass
Labels ATP Recordings & TBD Records
Associated acts Autolux, PJ Harvey & John Parish, Vincent Gallo, Jack White, Ednaswap

Carla Azar is an American musician and member of the band Autolux.[1] Azar is a multi-instrumentalist but is known primarily for playing drums and singing with Autolux. She has collaborated with the artist/painter Mark Whalen, (also known as Kill Pixie[2]) 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.


The band Autolux formed in 2001 in Los Angeles. Azar met Eugene Goreshter while scoring Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo's play Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Azar met Greg Edwards while Edwards was playing in his previous band.[3] 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.[4]

After impressing legendary producer T-Bone Burnett during a performance, Autolux signed to DMZ, a small label created by Burnett and the Coen Brothers.[3][4]

In 2002, Azar and Josh Klinghoffer supported Vincent Gallo's as his tour band in support of his record When. Besides drums, Azar also played guitar and mellotron on the tour.[5]

Azar has also contributed drums to a number of other artists' records. Contributing to T-Bone Burnett's 2005 album The True False Identity[6] and John Frusciante's 2005 album Curtains.[7]

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.[8]

In May 2011, Carla began recording with Jack White on his first solo album, Blunderbuss. In 2012, Azar toured with Jack White's touring band, The Peacocks.[9]

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.[10] Carla also plays drums and percussion on the soundtrack to the film.



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  1. ^ Carla Azar at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-27.
  2. ^ "". 
  3. ^ a b Wiederhorn, Jon (July 27, 2005). "Trent Reznor Boosts Autolux From Clubs To Arenas". Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  4. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. Biography of Autolux at AllMusic. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  5. ^ "vincent gallo : MUSIC NEWS". Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  6. ^ "Music: T Bone Burnett's The True False Identity In Stores May 16". Rubber Magazine. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  7. ^ "John Frusciante – Curtains". Discogs. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  8. ^ Polly To Hit The Studio With John Parish
  9. ^ "Jack White Kicks Off His Solo Tour in Chattanooga Pictures – Carla Azar". Rolling Stone. 
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  11. ^ White, Jack (January 11, 2013), "Jack White Interviews Carla Azar". Tom Tom. Retrieved March 16, 2015.