AWOLNATION has unveiled the new music video for their latest single “Not Your Fault” exclusively on MTV. View the video online at http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/category/push. The band, chosen as this week’s MTV PUSH Artist of the Week, is coming off a breakout year in 2011 following the release of their debut album Megalithic Symphony (Red Bull Records). As part of the MTV Push Artist campaign this week, November 21–28, AWOLNATION will be promoted across MTV’s various platforms with exclusive videos, interviews, performances and clips – spotlighting them as the one artist you need to hear. Currently wrapping up their “Fall Harvest Tour” with Middle Class Rut and Twin Atlantic, the band stops in New York City at Webster Hall tonight, before heading out on a run of holiday concerts through December.
Paying homage to classic 60s clay-mation/stop-motion animation, the video for “Not Your Fault” is a fantasy tale told with the band battling the Abominable Snowman, a fire breathing creature from the black lagoon, and in true AWOLNATION form – aliens in outer space…but all with brass knuckles, nunchucks and ripped out beating hearts. “Not Your Fault” was directed by Cameron Duddy, who also helmed AWOLNATION’s “Sail” video, as well as Bruno Mars’ video for “The Lazy Song.”
AWOLNATION’s debut single “Sail” was recently certified Gold in the U.S., officially selling over 500,000 digital downloads of the smash hit song. “Sail” hit #1 in Canada and was certified platinum. The song has been Top 10 at alternative radio for six months and is this year’s second most played current song at alternative radio. The track was recently featured in promos for the current season of the FOX television drama House and CBS’ The Good Wife. “Not Your Fault” is currently climbing the alternative charts as well where it has already entered the Top 25.
In the last few months, the Los Angeles band has performed live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit, while their debut album Megalithic Symphony continues its 36-weekrun on the Billboard charts, topping the Heatseekers Albums chart for a third time recently. Megalithic Symphony, featured on iTunes as one of the “Great Albums of 2011,” is currently available at retailers everywhere and online.
Led by musical architect and vocalist Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION features David Amezcua on bass, keyboardist/guitarist Kenny Carkeet, drummer Hayden Scott and Christopher Thorn on guitar.