When I first encountered Chelsea Automatic, I was somewhat put off by their attempts to frame themselves as the classic rock star archetype — "Look how hard we party!" — but once I actually saw them live, I stopped worrying about any perceived douchebaggery and began appreciating the mighty impressive pop-rock powerhouse they've become. Plus, I really enjoyed our interview last weekend, and the songs they posted from the upcoming "Before We Were Huge" EP (listenable below) rubbed me the right way, especially Phoenix-leaning numbers like "Angeline" and "Summertime".
They'll play Ravari Room, 2657 N. High St., tonight at 10, with Val Halla.
Before We Were Huge EP by chelseaautomatic