Awolnation is preparing to release the new album, ANGEL MINERS & THE LIGHTNING RIDERS, via Better Noise Music on April 24, 2020. Pre-orders begin today for the full-length, which features the fastest-growing song at Alternative Radio – “The Best” and the more recent single, “California Halo Blue,” that singer / songwriter Aaron Bruno penned about the California fires that ravaged his studio and nearly his home as well. The album features guest appearances from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Ebert’s collaboration on “Mayday!! Fiesta Fever” is out today.
“I was absolutely honored that an old friend of mine named Alex Ebert agreed to do a feature on this song. He played in a band called Ima Robot and of course Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, and now he has his own solo project he’s doing, and he’s just an incredible artist,” says Bruno. He explains of “Mayday!! Fiesta Fever” “This track is kind of an old school throwdown party song. It was influenced by a feeling I’ve always had, which is that this [music] industry isn’t, and wasn’t for me, an easy place to get into or be accepted by. It felt like in some way I had to kick down the door to get in. So the song is an anthem of sorts for those of us who have never been invited to the cool party, or the exclusive club. It has an energy and attitude that imagines the feeling of once you are able to crash inside that cool party, you just go wild and do stuff like spray paint the walls a little bit to disrupt things.”