They just announced their spring tour, which has blondfire and Mother Mother opening. blondfire specifically catches my eye. They sound like Metric, who I’ve also taken quite a fondness for, and as they add more cities and concert dates, even as an opening band, I think they’re going to grow a lot.
AWOLNATION, which I will only stylize like that this time, is an alt rock band, whose song Sail, featured in a few popular YouTube videos, due to their signing with Red Bull Records. They also used to be known as Under the Influence of Giants before moving away from the standard record companies, citing their desire for more creative independence. They were also featured in a commercial during the opening ceremony this summer, which usually helps bands get some exposure, as we’ve seen with Passion Pit, fun., Alex Clare and just about every band to be featured in an iPod commercial. They keep coming out with new music, so make sure to follow them!