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6/6/2006

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8/17/2004
 
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Glassjaw: Win Chance To Be Band's Next Ex-member
December 20, 2006
According to MTV.com, the reunited Glassjaw are offering fans a chance to become the band's next ex-member. The winner will be made an official member of the band, get kicked out, then will be listed as an ex-member on the band's web site and even receive a phone call from an actual former member of Glassjaw. More information on the contest can be found at the band's MySpace page.

Glassjaw singer Daryl Palumbo recently told MTV.com about Glassjaw's upcoming CD, "The band is totally reinvigorated . . . We've been writing, we've been rehearsing every day, and we've got some new shit together. I can't wait to get back out there, because Glassjaw's me. It's my personality. It's a huge part of me — being that angry and playing those songs and being in that mood. I need it, I need it — absolutely need it."

The frontman said Glassjaw have been writing material for many months and they've completed three tracks — "You Think You're John Fucking Lennon" (live video), "Jesus Glue" (live video) and "Natural Born Farmer" — they plan to record as soon as Head Automatica's (Palumbo's other band) forthcoming, yet-untitled EP is in the bag.

"With Glassjaw, it's been about 13 years in the making, and I think that we'll get that product out of us that we've wanted all these years," Daryl said. "For this particular band, at this particular point in our career, to get the four of us in a room — I think some beautiful shit's gonna happen. But it's going to take a little while. We still have to finish the writing and the recording, and I have lots to do with Head Automatica in the next year. It's going to be a balancing act for me, so it's going to take a minute. Both records will happen at the right pace, but I would like to have them both out next year. That would make me so fucking happy."
 
 
 
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Head Automatica: new video
September 7, 2006
Head Automatica, the band fronted by former Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo, has posted streams for their video, “Lying Through Your Teeth,” the new single from their sophomore release, Popaganda.
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Head Automatica Set Release Date For Debut Album
June 28, 2004
Head Automatica has set August 10 as the release date for their debut album Decadence through Sire/Warner. You can preview four tracks from the album here. The group, which is the new project from Glassjaw vocalist Daryl Palumbo and Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, will be on the road this summer as a part of the Curiosa Festival with The Cure, Thursday, Cursive, and more.
 
 
 
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Head Automatica Post Tracks Online For Listening
June 8, 2004
Three tracks from Head Automatica's upcoming album Decadence can be previewed online here. Head Automatica is the project of Daryl Palumbo and Larry Gorman of Glassjaw along with Dan The Automator. Decadence is set to hit stores this summer through Reprise/Warner.
 
 
 
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MEMBERS:
Daryl Palumbo(vocals)
Craig Bonich (guitar)
Brandon Arnovick (guitar)
Josh Holden (bass)
Larry Gorman (drums)
Jim Greer (keyboards)

First off: relax, it isn’t rap metal.For those of you who only know Daryl Palumbo as the angst-fueled vocalist for Strong Island hardcore stalwarts Glassjaw, we hate to tell you this, but you don’t know him at all. If you did, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that a list of his all-time favorite bands would include everyone from Squeeze to Nick Low, Dave Edmunds to Primal Scream to Elvis Costello. That said, Head Automatica, Palumbo’s long-awaited collaboration with legendary producer/ beatmaker Dan “The Automator” Nakamura (Handsome Boy Modeling School, Gorillaz) is exactly how you’d expect it to sound and nothing like you’d imagine it would—which, come to think of it, is a fitting analogy for Palumbo himself.“To make music more along the lines of what I rock in my free time is a really awesome thing,” Palumbo says about his latest project. “This feels more comfortable than anything ever, because the music was straight out of me.” Palumbo had been writing the songs on Head Automatica for years, but it wasn’t until Glassjaw finished 2002’s Vans Warped Tour (after a grueling 18-month trek behind the Grammy-nominated Worship And Tribute) that he had the opportunity to make Head Automatica a reality.Palumbo and Nakamura met through mutual friends, and Head Automatica was recorded sporadically between September and May of 2004 with assistance from Glassjaw drummer Larry Gorman. “I don’t know anybody who thinks Automator’s whack,” Palumbo says about working with the famed producer. “Having Automator be in this band with me was a dream come true—I think he’s fucking unstoppable.” But while Nakamura’s trademark big breaks and ingenious sounds are all over tracks like “Brooklyn Is Burning” and “Head Automatica Sound System,” Palumbo’s rock-based background and the album’s live instrumentation make Head Automatica anything but Handsome Boy Modeling School Pt. II.Oh, and whatever you do, don’t call it a studio side project. At their core, Head Automatica are a live band who’ve been touring non-stop alongside seemingly disparate acts like Thursday, Lost Prophets and Junior Senior in preparation for the album’s release. “We’re straight-up a family,” Palumbo says of the live incarnation of Head Automatica—Gorman (drums), Jim Greer (keyboards), Josh Holden (bass), and Craig Bonich and Brandon Arnovick (guitars)—which allows Palumbo to be the flamboyant frontman he’s always hinted at in his previous band. “People get so intimidated in front of an audience; it’s like why do you play music?” Palumbo questions aloud. “We’re an electronic cock-rock band, so you’re going to get a good show and it’s going to sound stellar.”It’s not ego, it’s confidence; and the music on Head Automatica backs up his claims—just listen for yourself. From the pure pop genius of “Beating Heart Baby,” to the opening “Yowwwww!!!” on “Dance Party Plus,” to the Gang-Of-Four-meets-EMF closer “I Shot William H. Macy,” trying to pigeonhole these 11 songs isn’t just futile—it’s pointless. With Palumbo’s self-assured voice as the unifying factor, Head Automatica seamlessly combines rock ’n’ roll’s visceral energy with slamming beats and tales of sex-fueled escapades. Oh, and don’t forget the hooks (on second thought, we dare you to try to forget them).Out of the studio and into the van indefinitely, Head Automatica will be playing selected dates on the Honda Civic tour alongside Dashboard Confessional and Thrice before hooking up with the Cure, Interpol, the Rapture and others on the Curiousa tour. In other words, plan on seeing the band live soon—and plan on bringing your dancing shoes.“I’m not spending all my time being mad and getting revenge onstage,” the 25-year-old Palumbo explains, contrasting Head Automatica with the hardcore band he’s been in for a mind-boggling 13 years. “I just want to fucking party. This band is the best pub band in the fucking world, and I’ll go toe-to-toe with any band that wants to fuck around. I’m just really lucky to have these people play with me.”