Carla Azar

Carla Azar is an American drummer from Alabama and member of the band Autolux. She also plays guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and sings.

Carla Azar
Azar in October 2007
Azar in October 2007
Background information
BornApril 18, 1972
GenresAlternative rock, electronic
Labels30th Century Records
Associated actsAutolux, Jack White, PJ Harvey, Ednaswap

Azar played drums on Jack White's albums Blunderbuss, Lazaretto, and Boarding House Reach, and also played live on tour with him. From 2009–2011, she collaborated with painter Mark Whalen (also known as Kill Pixie) on art exhibitions, creating music for installation rooms. She had a role in the film Frank starring Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson.

Azar also played drums for Ednaswap for two albums and an EP. In addition, she played drums, as well as some percussion, on Come To Where I'm From (2000) by Joseph Arthur.


The band Autolux formed in 2001 in Los Angeles. She met Eugene Goreshter while writing the score for Accidental Death of an Anarchist, a play by Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo. She met Greg Edwards while he was playing in his previous band, Failure.[1] In August 2000, Autolux made their debut, playing two shows at the Silverlake Lounge. On March 1, 2001, the band released a self-produced EP entitled Demonstration. It contained five songs recorded on an 8 track in their rehearsal space.[2] After impressing record producer T Bone Burnett during a performance, Autolux signed to DMZ, a record label created by Burnett and the Coen Brothers.[1][2]

In 2002, Azar and Josh Klinghoffer supported Vincent Gallo as his tour band in support of his album When. Besides drums, she played guitar and mellotron on the tour.[3]

Azar played drums on The True False Identity (2005) by Burnett[4] and Curtains (2005) by John Frusciante.

In May 2011, she began recording with Jack White on his first solo album, Blunderbuss. In 2012, she toured with White's touring band, The Peacocks.[5]

In 2014, she co-starred as part of an ensemble cast in the film Frank, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, starring Michael Fassbender as Frank.[6]

Carla Azar was an early member of Wendy & Lisa, a band formed by former Prince & the Revolution musicians Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, and appeared on the albums Wendy & Lisa (1987), Fruit at the Bottom (1989) and Eroica (1990) as a drummer and backing singer, as well as in the live band during this period.


With AutoluxEdit

Guest appearances



  1. ^ a b Wiederhorn, Jon (July 27, 2005). "Trent Reznor Boosts Autolux From Clubs To Arenas". MTV News. Retrieved July 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Autolux". AllMusic. Retrieved July 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Vincent Gallo – Drowning in Brown News 2002 ARCHIVE". Drowning in Brown. Retrieved May 26, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Music: T Bone Burnett's The True False Identity In Stores May 16". Rubber Magazine. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved May 26, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Jack White Kicks Off His Solo Tour in Chattanooga Pictures – Carla Azar". Rolling Stone.
  6. ^ "Frank – A film by Lenny Abrahamson". Archived from the original on March 11, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  7. ^ "Autolux | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b "Carla Azar | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 21, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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