Auto Interiors

Once described as "if Spaceman 3, My Bloody Valentine and Stereolab joined forces to have Brian Wilson produce their record in 1967" by the Northeast Performer, Boston's Auto Interiors combines the garage sounds of yesteryear with a modern approach. Formed originally in 1999, the quintet featured members Eric Waxwood (vocals, guitar), Larry Mansdorf (guitar), Tom Girard (bass), Dan Dooley (organ, keyboards), and Pat O'Shea (drums), with O'Shea eventually being replaced by Dan Crow. In addition to playing out locally (and performing live on such Boston radio stations as WBCN and WMBR), Auto Interiors have made believers out of New York City rockers, playing at the 2001 CMJ Music Marathon. In October of 2001, Auto Interiors issued a debut album, No Frill Halo Flight, produced by the band itself. Crow left the group soon after No Frill came out, and Bruce Caporal stepped in as the group's drummer in 2002. The band's sophomore effort, Let's Agree to Deceive Our Best Friends, was released four years later. ~ Greg Prato