Autonomy has attracted quick attention by making delicate and subtle points with brute force. Autonomy rose through the ranks of the Twin Cities music scene and earned a place on the legendary First Avenue mainstage in record time. The band is currently playing shows throughout the upper Midwest and has become a staple of the Minneapolis original rock scene. Autonomy rode this success into the studio to record their self-titled debut album, released in 2004 on Under the Radar records. The album was painstakingly recorded over the course of 7 months at Back Alley Studios, with local engineer/producer Marko at the helm. The album showcases the band's polished songwriting and raw power with clarity and grace and offered a perspective on the music that live audiences had never before heard.