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    AWOLNATION take the Mr. Rogers legacy to a whole new level in their new video for "Kill Your Heroes." And while frontman Aaron Bruno has the cardigan and loafer look down to a science, him and his "neighbors" might not be the kind of people parents would want their kids taking life lessons from... Read More »

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    AWOLNATION have taken a serious cue from the wonders of claymation with their new video for "Not Your Fault." Watch as clay-made versions of the band tackle creatures of myth and folklore … Read More »

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  • AWOLNATION Premieres "Kill Your Heroes" Live Video

    AWOLNATION, recorded in studio form, just sounds like an aggressive party ready to happen. That's the type of quality that makes a live performance the perfect fit for the … Read More »


"Not Your Fault"

"Kill Your Heroes" (Live)

Like Peter Finch's newsman Howard Beale in the movie Network, AWOL is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore. Broke and with his world crumbling around him, he launched a NATION.

And indeed, what can a poor boy do...except make some of his toughest, hardest, most passionate music ever, slamming it with the most up-to-date hip-hop and electronic dance beats in a genre-blending mash-up that defines AWOLNATION. It's not just music, but a crusade designed to fight all that's fake, commercialized, compromised and debased in popular culture.

"I think very much like a kid in terms of fantasy and magic," says AWOL. "I get rhythms, beats, colors and patterns from the transcendence of the ocean. I'm influenced by both its beauty and its absolute terror."

Some say AWOL is the name he'd rap under while battling his friends free-style, a reference to the way he'd slip out of parties without saying goodbye ("I never liked the pressure of explaining why I'm leaving") while Oakland Raiders fans contend that NATION comes from a devotion to the era of Bo Jackson and Howie Long. No one really knows the origin, but together they form a commitment to getting rid of life's wreckage and building a trend based on honesty, commitment and, well, aggressive passion.

"It's not a political statement," insists AWOL. "My definition is to escape a situation you can't handle. A way for all of us to get our aggression out, cry a little bit, or even laugh."

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Meet Mike Savage our tour manager. #SavageGarden #AWOL2012 http://t.co/bhDrPcnU
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AN's @iheartrhino and @bbgunmusic post show fun in Portland. Night two tonight! #awolnation http://t.co/w0pBe5uj
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Eating baby dragons, imagine that. ...or eating breakfast with @Imaginedragons in Portland. #Family #AWOL2012
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Portland!! We love you more than you know. Photo courtesy @bbgunmusic http://t.co/tDCtgAHw
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We can hear you up there Portland! Enjoy @Imaginedragons and then ready yourselves for #AWOL2012
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Everyone must download the @bearhandsband new EP...which is free btw. Amazing band. http://t.co/zD56AbkP
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We have the best bus driver ever. This was on his hotel door this morning. #AWOL2012 http://t.co/drmiMEdJ
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From our very first show in Denver. http://t.co/PGtTKPLm
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Day off yesterday with @patrick_ptp @kennycarkeet @haydencscott and @vincentcasamatta .. And @gopro #AWOL201 http://t.co/T9tuhAQS
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Comments (56)

  • Rachelallan said:
    Awesome music!! Aug 12
  • davidmaylo said:
    Fabulous May 13
  • RogerNavi said:
    Like it Mar 22
  • Lindsay yo.c: said:
    Awolnation is amazzzziiiinnnnng. Dec 18
  • Susan said:
    Kill your Heroes awesome song! May 22
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  • K. \/ said:
    love the music Mar 28
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  • Erickson said:
    your song sail gets me soo pumped! AAGHHHGGR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dec 09
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