THE DELI MAGAZINE no.14, SPRING 2008
"The Best Emerging NYC Bands of 2007"
"Sometimes it's important to note that rock and roll isn't all about being super serious. In between striking an unaffected pose and frantically trying to mimic P4k's Best New Music picks, the essence of live music can get lost in the "indieness" of it all. I mean, when's the last time you heard a band compare themselves to the Monkees? Unselfconciously, Automatic Children play psych-influenced alternative rock in the style of some of the 90's best - a comparison to Brian Jonestown Massacre (without all the crazy) wouldn't be totally out of order."
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YORK RULES - REQUIRED LISTENING, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
"Automatic Children are now the first musical artists to proactively put their music in front of the yorkrules audience. Adam Lippman, the group's founding member, answered a few of my questions about him and his art."
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THE DELI ONLINE BLOG, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
"Automatic Children's music is playful and aggressive, but not cold as you might expect from a band with a name like that. Their songs are rooted in traditional songwriting, with recurring references to pop and rock'n'roll, but the sound is gritty and distorted, reminding the unpolished tunes of Jesus and Mary Chain and The Pixies (alternating male/female vocals and a cover of Gigantic also tie this quartet to the Boston legends)."
BROOKLYN ROCKS BLOG, OCTOBER 8, 2007
"The EP is a lo-fi gem - listeners will immediately pick up on the influence of The Pixies and the band is supposed to include a cover of Gigantic in their set. The last song on the disc, "Wake Up", continues the influence of the Boston-based bands and has a strong Sebadoh influence. Across this disc, the band's sound is diverse but the disc doesn't sound unfocused.
My favorite tracks on the new EP are the two rockers, "Dirty Weekend" and "Pity Party". The later track is rather interesting as the male/female vocal interplay is really similar to mid-80's X.
The new 5-song EP is entitled "It's Not Me, It's You" is available from CD Baby and directly from the band (nach!). The band's lyrical themes are interesting as well, dealing with a diverse range of subjects from hipsters ("Automatic Children") to failing relationships ("Pity Party")."