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The Electric Record

by Light Silver Automatic

Aptly titled, Light Silver Automatic's debut, "The Electric Record," is an explosive rock/pop gem of harmonic and radiant guitars and voices covering soundscapes from the earthbound to the celestial, all wrapped up in a warm electric blanket.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pistol
4:39 $0.99
2. The Beam Now Bends
3:46 $0.99
3. Where You Are
3:15 $0.99
4. Reflection
4:53 $0.99
5. Finis
3:23 $0.99
6. Velour Blues
5:01 $0.99
7. The Acceleration
2:12 $0.99
8. We Ain't Scared
2:11 $0.99
9. Cletus Has Risen
2:15 $0.99
10. Fire Deluxe
3:38 $0.99
11. Glass
7:20 $0.99
12. Slideshow
2:16 $0.99
13. Our Sweet Goodbye
4:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
Light Silver Automatic's "The Electric Record" is a whirlwind of electric guitar-based pop/rock. The title is further reflective of the energetic and exciting forces smashed together; although rock remains the album’s compass, you will enjoy the flashes of dance jams, blues, and psychedelic brush strokes that are sprinkled throughout the recording. These selections are often informed by some wonderful artists, which the band experienced primarily during its young adulthood (R.E.M., The Cure, Catherine Wheel, Pixies) as we hoped to combine the melodic with the powerful while keeping the record under an hour. It remains a small pleasure of ours to enjoy an album from start to finish in that amount of time. Push play and let it rip.


a warm electric blanket . . . radiant harmonies . . . music made from steel and wood . . . rock and pop smothered in caramel-like sonic goodness . . . like Pink Floyd covering The Beatles . . . lots of fun if you like to hum . . . a band born and raised in the shadows of Chicago, the ol' stomping grounds of The Smashing Pumpkins, Kanye West, and Liz Phair, among many others . . . a treat for those who enjoy Gibson and Fender electrics and Marshall half-stacks (and Tacoma acoustics, and Moogs, piano, etc.) . . . a stampede of horses circling the moon . . . like sitting on a country porch while holding a fire cracker . . . the answer to your query . . . a seeker of truth.

The Electric Record - album credits:

Mark Doherty performed vocals, guitars, and keyboards (track 7) on this record, yet it was not created or completed without the indelible contributions of many friends and musicians. The following people did the following things on the following songs, for which I thank them: Matt Engstrom (bass on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 9-13; keyboards on tracks 5-7, 11, and 12; guitar on tracks 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, and 12; additional vocals on tracks 2 and 3); Eric Lax (guitar on tracks 2, 3, and 6-8); Eric Carson (drums on tracks 2-8); Jeremy Kauffman (drums on tracks 1, 9, and 13); Shane Davies (bass on tracks 3, 6, and 8); Roger Osthoff (trumpet on tracks 2 and 13); Brian Hasenjaeger (guitar on track 10); Bryan Resendiz (drums on tracks 11 and 12); and Steve Trumpeter (Moog on track 4).

Produced, recorded, engineered, and generally assembled by Matt Engstrom and Mark Doherty at Caffeinated Recordings, Chicago, Illinois (, with many helpful thoughts from Jim Birch; Full Bright Life, Wheaton, Illinois; and Reelsounds Recording Studio, Skokie, Illinois, with wisdom and guidance from Thom “Fig” Fiegle.

Mixed by Matt Engstrom with Mark Doherty at Caffeinated Recordings, Chicago, Illinois and various other places.

Mastered by Mike Hagler at Kingsize Sound Labs, Chicago, Illinois.

Photographs by Mark Doherty. Design and layout by Mark Doherty with the friendship of Eric Lax.

Special thanks to Matt Engstrom, my musical cohort and sounding board, whose expertise and collaboration made this record possible. Additional thanks to my wonderful wife and family for their patience, understanding, and love.

Repeated exposure to this record at considerable volume is strongly recommended. Headphones need love, too.

All songs written by Mark Doherty © and (p) 2007 Mark P. Doherty. All rights reserved.



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margie and pat

Wonderful accomplishment. Favorites are #1, #5, #9, #13. So proud of nephew, Mark. Love the harmonies!

S. Moog

I’ve given The Electric Record a few spins now. Bravo. For some reason, my favorite tracks are the multiples of 3, especially Where You Are and Velour Blues. Well recorded, well written, and well performed. Nice to finally hear the mastered tracks in all their glory.

I can always tell I’ve got a good record on my hands when I can be on my third listen and feel like I know the songs well enough to at least hum along, and that’s how The Electric Record has ingratiated itself into my brain. Finally getting to hear the finished product from start to finish is great. You guys should be quite proud of your work.

E. S. Rowe

Honestly, great job on the album. I gave a good listen this morning. Nice range of tone, chops and atmosphere.
I'm still hooked on Glass, it has some great hooks.