"Their music seems to harness just that sort of unconscious magic, a visceral and raw energy that infectiously and swiftly transfers from band to listeners…..In total, Trust Your Instincts is an absolute treasure. The Autonomics have released what I would argue is one of, if not the best, debut album I’ve had the pleasure of listening to."
“The songs run circles around the band’s previous work. Pantenburg spits fire and his guitar is a hissing ball of distorted fury, while the Leikams provide an powerful and propulsive rhythm section. Collectively, they sound like they’re channeling the wild-eyed punk swagger of the Replacements, The Strokes, Buzzcocks, White Stripes and Wolfmother. It’s that good. ”
"They’re sort of an amalgam that rocks harder than most, but in a way that’s charmingly raw and disarmingly catchy. Think Modest Mouse dancing to Kings of Leon songs on Led Zeppelin’s grave, and call it controlled chaos. The guys don’t mind; they’re trying to walk the fine line between keeping the chaos, but also improving their chops."
“Good Luck and Medicine [The Autonomic's new 5-track EP] is indicative of a band that..has created songs that are advanced in structure and lyrical content for any band of any age in this region. ….. these guys have definitely “done something”—they’ve recorded an impressive EP that, as oddly as it may seem, might be the most original local indie rock record of the past couple of years. On the record’s opener, “Beautiful Robot Daughters,” the band is in a full-on jump-kick-to-the-face indie-rock attack, but then “Goodbye Caroline” showcases a catchiness that seems to have been built into Pantenburg’s voice."”
“Portland manifest in band form. These guys assault your senses, taking you from a dancey bliss to a headbanging, body slamming frenzy. Taking indie rock, pop punk, and dance rock and tying them up into a pretty package The Autonomics create a sound that is not only catchy, but full of raw punk energy.”