Diamond-selling alternative act AWOLNATION released their highly anticipated covers and collaborations album MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME via Better Noise Music on May 6. The 11-track record is a collection of masterfully crafted and carefully curated covers with the goal to illustrate the healing power of music and to celebrate the collaborative spirit of the artistic community. Each track features at least one acclaimed musical artist with whom AWOLNATION’s founder AARON BRUNO has a personal connection including Beck, Jewel, Portugal. The Man, Taylor Hanson of Hanson, Brandon Boyd of Incubus and more.
BRUNO recently sat down with TV/radio personality and music journalist Allison Hagendorf for a series of taped conversations on how each track came together and his experience working with each of the album’s collaborators. Watch an introductory clip on how BRUNO developed the album’s concept HERE. The track-by-track series launches today, June 23, with a discussion surrounding the album’s first single, a cover of Midnight Oil’s “Beds Are Burning” featuring Tim McIlrath of Rise Against. AWOLNATION will continue to air conversations—in the order of the track listing (as seen below)—every Tuesday and Thursday via their official YouTube channel, subscribe HERE.
AWOLNATION Conversation Series: Track 1 – “Beds Are Burning ft. Tim McIlrath of Rise Against”
AWOLNATION released “Beds Are Burning (featuring Tim McIlrath of Rise Against)” on February 25 along with a CGI-animated video directed and edited by Jason Michael Hall (CG Assets). It has since received over 316k plays and 1.7 million Spotify streams. “Ever since I was much younger, I would sing along to this song,” shared BRUNO. “The singer may have the coolest dance moves in music video history. I think this song speaks for itself in terms of the message and meaning of the song. I was excited that Tim from Rise Against performed on this one in particular given the power and influence his lyrics and music have had for so many years.” Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst also commented on the track stating, “A tough new light on our old song! The whistle near the end is a deft touch…congrats AWOLNATION and Tim on doing a brilliant job!” Watch the music video for “Beds Are Burning (featuring Tim McIlrath of Rise Against)” here: https://youtu.be/gCwnoQFDCq8.
‘MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME’ Track Listing:
Beds Are Burning (featuring Tim McIlrath of Rise Against) Eye In The Sky (featuring Beck) Take A Chance on Me (featuring Jewel) Maniac (featuring Conor Mason of Nothing But Thieves) Just A Friend (featuring Hyro The Hero) Material Girl (featuring Taylor Hanson of Hanson) Wind of Change (featuring Brandon Boyd of Incubus & Portugal. The Man) Waiting Room (featuring Grouplove) Drive (On digital only) Flagpole Sitta (featuring Elohim) Alone Again (featuring Midland)
MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME is available to stream and download across all platforms and variants HERE.
AWOLNATION recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their platinum debut album MEGALITHIC SYMPHONY which boasted the chart-topping, record-breaking, diamond-certified hit “Sail” and the launch of their debut Better Noise Music release and fourth overall album ANGEL MINERS & THE LIGHTNING RIDERS in 2020. The band are currently working on a new album with original music and have announced their headlining “Falling Forward” U.S. tour with special guests Badflower and opening act The Mysterines. It kicks off in Salt Lake City, UT on October 6 and stretches across the Midwest and East Coast before wrapping back to the West Coast ending November 18 in Seattle, WA.Tickets are on sale now at https://www.awolnationmusic.com/.
AWOLNATION Upcoming Tour Dates
October 06 – Salt Lake City, Utah – The Complex
October 7 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
October 8 – Omaha, Nebraska – Barnato
October 10 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Fillmore
October 11 – Kansas City, Missouri – Uptown Theater
October 13 – Chicago, Illinois – The Riviera Theatre
October 14 – Columbus, Ohio – KEMBA Live! Indoor Pavilion
October 15 – St. Louis, Missouri – The Pageant
October 16 – Newport, Kentucky – Ovation
October 18 – Detroit, Michigan – The Fillmore Detroit
October 19 – Cleveland, Ohio – Agora
October 21 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Stage AE
October 22 – New York, New York – The Rooftop at Pier 17
October 23 – Boston, Massachusetts – House of Blues
October 25 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Fillmore
October 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland – Fillmore
October 28 – Atlanta, Georgia – Tabernacle
October 29 – Charlotte, North Carolina – The Fillmore Charlotte
October 31 – Nashville, Tennessee – Brooklyn Bowl
November 2 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Cain’s Ballroom
November 4 – Houston, Texas – Bayou Music Center
November 5 – Dallas, Texas – Southside Ballroom
November 6 – Austin, Texas – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
November 8 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Revel
November 9 – Tempe, Arizona – Marquee Theatre
November 11 – Los Angeles, California – Hollywood Palladium
November 12 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Brooklyn Bowl
November 13 – Oakland, California – Fox Theater
November 16 – Portland, Oregon – Roseland Theater
November 18 – Seattle, Washington – Moore Theater