Posts Tagged ‘Awolnation’

January 20, 2018

When I think of AWOLNATION, I think bold and bombastic, pompous and vociferous, which the Los Angeles based rock band certainly presented to us in their last singles like Passion and Seven Sticks Of Dynamite. But as the quartet build towards the release of their next album Here Come The Runts on February 2nd, they surprise us with a more rustic and mellow bluesy rock number named Handyman, overflowing with sweet, road weary nostalgia. It arrives with a music video directed by Ravi Dhar and featuring film/TV/stage actor Monte Markhan alongside actress Alex Essoe. The video is a time-bending journey through the moments and memories of the characters’ lives, embracing the idea of what was and what could have been. ‘I wanted to finally tell a good ole fashion love story,’ says front man Aaron Bruno. ‘We all have the opportunity to be the handyman (or woman) of the heart.’ Fans can pre-order the album today at and receive an instant download of 4 songs from the new album, including Handyman. The single can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

November 15, 2017

AWOLNATION’s Run is a wicked tune, a bass bristling, string taut, ominous and intense alt extravaganza from the incomparable band with an unrivaled ability to bring us the imaginative and unique. As such, the remix potential seems limitless, and a handful of producers have already given their face melting takes on the song. Australian veteran What So Not partners up with fast rising New Zealand production star QUIX (who seems to be showing up a whole lot lately) to give us their dark cinematic, acerbic jarring remix of Run, rife with filthy bass and trappy jolts. It’s a spine-tingler of a battle ready, wildly ferocious edit. And it’s a free download, here.

November 10, 2017

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November 6, 2017

Well, as we hoped might happen when sick AWOLNATION single Passion showed up a few weeks prior, the Los Angeles alt rockers have shared more details regarding their third studio album! Here Comes The Runts arrives February 2nd and we’ll be able to start pre-ordering the record tomorrow! The band has also shared another new tune from the album, an acoustic styled song named Seven Sticks Of Dynamite. A bit of Lewis Del Mar and Cold War Kids seem to permeate the song, due to its gritty, bluesy, & raw simmering atmosphere. Visit AWOLNATION’s website, here, for more details about the new album. Passion and Seven Sticks Of Dynamite will be instant grats when you pre-order. Re-visit lead single Passion via its lyric video below.

October 17, 2017

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October 12, 2017

It’s a mighty fine day for an AWOLNATION fan like me (and the many AWOLNATION fans I happen to know, too). A third studio album is on its way, and the Los Angeles genre bending alt rockers have promised to announce details soon. They’ve also shared the lead single from the forthcoming project via a lyric video. Passion is raw and electric, a bold driving electro-rock and dance rock spectacular with fierce snapping, jagged buzzing frills and a whole lot of swagger. “When all else is taken away, as long as your passion remains, anything is still possible,” says singer, songwriter and producer Aaron Bruno. “‘Passion’ is about finding the balance that can lift both you and those around you to make the world a more positive place. It doesn’t matter what names or labels people throw at you.” 

More information on AWOLNATION’s third studio album and touring plans will be coming soon. In the meantime, Passion is available from iTunes, here.

September 13, 2016

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September 9, 2016

Last spring, alt dance and industrial rock quintet AWOLNATION followed up on their groundbreaking debut album Megalithic Symphony with a long awaited sophomore album named Run. The solid release is chock full of incredible tunes that push the boundaries of electronic rock. The title track off Run is a dark hypnotic thriller, a steady marching yet aggro thrusting anthem. That simmer snarling tune has been remixed by a plethora of production talent,. These edits come together to form AWOLNATION’s forthcoming Run (Remixes) EP, off which comes a magnificent edit by San Francisco’s own HIGHSOCIETY. This is a hyper fueled track whose release I’ve been eagerly awaiting ever since I heard it on Bay Area radio station Live 105′s Subsonic programming. HIGHSOCIETY’s Run is gripping intense, a turbulent inferno of breakbeat, trap, and dubstep. Forget that coffee, all you need this morning is some jarring abrasive, jolting exhilarating HIGHSOCIETY. I’ve yet to take it with me on the trails, but I have a feeling HIGHSOCIETY’s adrenaline pumping remix of AWOLNATION’s Run can keep you moving for an eternity. Look out for the Run (Remixes) EP, which will also include remixes by ROBOKID, Dan The Automator, Mike D, and Steve Aoki. 

October 24, 2015

Sometimes things don’t work out in the end. ‘Everything Is Not Alright’ by LA duo DYSPLAY explores the themes of disenchantment, complacency, and the future in their sample track from the debut album their working on. The group is made up of Devin Hoffman, formerly of AWOLNATION, and Eric Scullin. They create a dark dance pop tune with a rock & blues feel.


June 30, 2015

I just have to share the new music video for AWOLNATION’s latest single, Run. Not only is the video an artistically cool lone, but the song is dope, too. I was listening to it over the weekend when I was playing AWOLNATION’s recent album Run for my camp by the beach and musing over how great a record it is. I Am is likely one of my favorites off the album, reminding me greatly of Cold War Kids, whom I love very dearly, too. It’s also one of the more gentle ballads on the album, if AWOLNATION could ever be described as “gentle”. All in all, AWOLNATION’s unique style of electro-rock is highly addicting and exhilarating.