Hear GLASSJAW singer go industrial on first HEAD AUTOMATICA song in 18 years | Revolver

Hear GLASSJAW singer go industrial on first HEAD AUTOMATICA song in 18 years

Daryl Palumbo is back to "Bear the Cross"

Glassjaw celebrated their 30th anniversary last year; in 2024, vocalist Daryl Palumbo is focused on his resurrected Head Automatica project.

The group have four shows lined up for later this month, and today (May 17th), ahead of those gigs, Palumbo and Co. released their first new song since 2006 sophomore album, Popaganda. Both Head Automatica LPs are entirely different from one another, and new single "Bear the Cross" makes yet another sonic departure for the Glassjaw vocalist, diving head-first into industrial territory, topped off by that unmistakable Palumbo sneer.

"To me, 'Bear the Cross' is both a logical and unexpected evolution of Head Automatica's sound," he commented. "The sounds and ideas are very familiar but age undeniably changes your personality, creative leanings and approach. There is an urgency and boldness in what you feel empowered to produce after a certain point.

"'Bear the Cross," and our new material on the whole are a reflection of that while still constantly maintaining a body moving element."

Head Automatica's upcoming shows including two dates in the U.K. and a pair of New York performances: at Bowery Ballroom on May 29th with thoughtcrimes, and 89 North on May 31st with Family Dinner and Atomic Life.

Head Automatica 2024 tour dates:
May 25 - Hatfield, UK - Slam Dunk Festival
May 26 - Leeds. UK - Slam Dunk Festival
May 29 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 31 - Patchogue, NY - 89 North

This article was originally published on BrooklynVegan.com and has been edited by Revolver.