Thursday, March 22, 2012

Coachella Preview - AWOLNATION

I've been pleasantly surprised by two albums in the last year, and these albums hold up every time I play them. Blink 182's Neighborhoods is such a vital album with Energizer Bunny energy, and AWOLNATION's Megalithic Symphony is like a steam engine. Here we go, can't stop.

Formed and fronted by Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION is electro-rock that gets recorded as soon as it's conceived, without a lot of thought or explanation. And it feels fucking good. Their debut album was released a year ago after the first single, "Sail", opened at #30 on Billboard.

I have so many favorite tracks on this album. And I've never had the chance to enjoy them publicly. As in, shared with others simultaneously. And that's a shame, because Track 5, "Jump On My Shoulders", really calls for you to pull those earbuds out and rally those around you.

Click to play AWOLNATION - Jump On My Shoulders

But it doesn't stop there. Track 6 keeps the momentum. Figuratively, people! Figuratively!
I would not like to burn down any buildings, that's not my place. There is enough of that going on, or at least metaphorically...
Bruno tells

Click to play AWOLNATION - Burn It Down

Is it wrong to hope for rain ONLY for this band's set? Because jamming like crazy with other hippies in the mud does not sound terrible. OK, I take it back. Check out their latest video. And GET THIS ALBUM, SERIOUSLY!

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