|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Past members||Matthew Kelly
The Autumns were an American indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California, comprising Matthew Kelly (vocals, guitar), Frankie Koroshec (guitar), Dustin Morgan (bass) and Steve Elkins (drums).
The Angel Pool brought the band to the attention of the Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde and they decamped to London to record their second album In the Russet Gold of This Vain Hour with Raymonde at the controls.
...Russet Gold looked set to break the band to a wider audience, drawing interest from MTV and influential Los Angeles based radio station KROQ, but shortly after its release Risk collapsed and the band found themselves without a label.
This was not a situation that bothered the group much (indeed Koroshec later stated, "It was for the best. That level of attention made us uncomfortable. And it wasn't the record to blow up. We were still searching and experimenting" ). In the following years The Autumns released a four-song recording of 1950s inspired love songs on pink vinyl (Le Carillon (EP)) and the covers EP Covers and also scored the film Searching for Angela Shelton, revelling in the artistic freedom that being unsigned provided.
The band released their self-titled third album in 2004 on Pseudopod Records in America and Bella Union in the UK. The album was lauded extensively in the European press, receiving four-star reviews in The Times, MOJO, and 8/10 in NME. The band's fourth album, Fake Noise From a Box of Toys, was released by Bella Union in 2007.
Lead singer Matthew Kelly also had guest vocals and guitar for The Sound of Animals Fighting and contributed to 2006's Lover, the Lord Has Left Us... and 2008's The Ocean and The Sun. Kelly and Koroshec contributed lyrics to the first volume of the Warner Books compendium, Revolution on Canvas. Kelly and Elkins contributed short stories to Revolution on Canvas 2.
The Autumns disbanded quietly in 2008. The official website remained online until April 2013. In 2014, Matthew Kelly confirmed the end, stating they are done with that part of their lives but remain friends.
- The Angel Pool (1997)
- In the Russet Gold of This Vain Hour (2000)
- The Autumns (2004)
- Fake Noise from a Box of Toys (2007)
- Suicide at Strell Park (1997)
- Winter in a Silver Box (1998)
- Le Carillon (EP) (2001)
- Covers (2001)
- Gift (2003)
- "Boy With the Aluminum Stilts" (1999)
- "Every Sunday Sky" (2004)
- "Boys" (2007)
- Split singles
- "White Nights" (Psychic TV cover) / "Callin' Out to Jesus in the Middle of the Night" - Lift to Experience
- LA Underground on The Autumns
- Drowned in Sound on The Autumns
- Los Angeles Times interview with The Autumns
- All Music Guide, The Angel Pool
- All Music Guide, In the Russet Gold of this Vain Hour
- Evil Sponge review of In the Russet Gold of this Vain Hour
- All Music Guide, The Autumns
- Uncut review of The Autumns
- Tiny Mix Tapes review of The Autumns
- Opus review of The Autumns
- Grave Concerns review of The Autumns
- Stylus review of The Autumns
- All Music Guide, Fake Noise From a Box of Toys
- MTV, Boys video
- Amplifier review of Fake Noise From a Box of Toys
- Exclaim review of Fake Noise From a Box of Toys
- Click Music review of Fake Noise From a Box of Toys
- Subba-Cultcha review of Fake Noise From a Box of Toys
- Popmatters review of Fake Noise From a Box of Toys
- MusicOHM review of Fake Noise From a Box of Toys
- New Wave Geo review of Fake Noise From a Box of Toys
- Own This Music review of Fake Noise From a Box of Toys[permanent dead link]
- Music Stuff Etc review of Fake Noise From a Box of Toys
- Rock Louder interview with Matthew Kelly
- Buzzgrinder interview with Matthew Kelly
- Creative Underdogs interview with Matthew Kelly
- Interview with Matthew Kelly
- Campus Times interview with Matthew Kelly
- Pause and Play interview with Matthew Kelly
- Phantom Tollbooth review of Covers
- Phantom Tollbooth review of Boy with the Aluminum Stilts
- Almost Cool review of Le Carillon
- Official website
- Band page at Bella Union
- The Autumns play a live set on KXLU 88.9 fm Los Angeles' show Demolisten