The Autos are not a band as much as they are a production environment. Led by former Tatanka lead singer/songwriter Ian Gastl. Ian is joined by Nick Wimer (Project 432, ghost.wav), Pancho Tranmer (Massif) and Taylor Kaufman (Massif). Embracing the collaboration culture of 1970’s Reggae, The Autos are constantly working with new players and artists to maintain a fresh sound.
The Autos got their name after Ian was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease and cancer. Since the diagnosis, the group has continued working through Ian’s treatments to create tracks like “Trespass,” featuring Elliot Martin of John Brown’s Body and “Boom Shakalok,” featuring Ruff Scott from Easy Star All-Stars. Now that Ian is healthy and in remission, The Autos have started backing artists at shows and festivals across the country (the most recent being the Four Corners Reggae Festival in Aztec, NM, alongside Bobby Hustle).
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OUT NOW ON EASY STAR RECORDS Royal Blu has teamed up with music production collective The Autos to release the track “Dancehall Session,” an uptempo blend of retro and modern sounds. Blu connected [...]