LIVE: AWOLNATION

Electro-rockers AWOLNATION sailed into House of Blues on June 3.

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L.A.-bred electro-rock outfit AWOLNATION boomed at House of Blues on June 3.
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Even though the band's first studio album was released in 2011, its lead single still gets radio play.
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That song? "Sail," which dropped off the Billboard Hot 100 only to jump back on a year later to peak even higher -- at the No. 17 spot.
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While it took them a few years, the band released their second album in March 2015.
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"Run" has been met with mixed reviews, but critics agree that it's an album that doesn't go easy on the listener.
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Frontman Aaron Bruno has been in a number of bands before forming AWOLNATION, including Home Town Hero and Under the Influence of Giants.
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Red Bull Records approached him in 2009, offering Bruno full use of their studio. Thus, AWOLNATION was born.
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He took the moniker from his high-school nickname.
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Known for leaving parties without saying good-bye, Bruno earned the name "AWOL" (derived from the military designation of Absent Without Leave).
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The band has seen a lot of lineup changes since its inception.
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Bruno writes the majority of the music, some of which has been covered by the likes of Macy Gray or remixed by other artists.
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