American Werewolf Academy

American Werewolf Academy

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandRockPunk

American Werewolf Academy plays jangly, distorted rock anthems.

Biography

There are several bands to which one might compare American Werewolf Academy, such as the 70s pop-crunch of Cheap Trick or the spiraling cat-flung antics of The Replacements. Mix in the raspiness of Roky Erickson and some high kicks and you've got AWA. The short of it is the band continues to record and play their version of high energy rock with touches of pop, punk, psych with a touch of Americana. 

Aaron Thedford sings and plays guitar, Tony Harper plays drums, Jake Barnhart plays bass, and Jon Binford plays guitar/lap steel. The band is based in Dallas, TX. 



Lyrics

Goodnight My Pumpkin Pie

Written By: Aaron Thedford

Kiss the blue of the night, my love and hunker down
Eat the snow from the Christmas lights of Sleepy Town
'Cause danger is present for miles.
The giants, and mummies, and crocodiles
Goodnight my pumpkin pie

Did you see Captain Hook? He had his face in a book
He’d been shipwrecked and left in the sun.
He said, “Pan and Tinkerbell, you both just go straight to hell.
Leave me alone with my rum.”
And he thought of his life, and his 30 odd wives that he’d butchered and left in the snow

I just thought you’d like to know.

Discography

Everything is Alright So Far (2011)
Damnably Records

The Hop w/ The Kid Stays in the Picture 7" Single (2011)
Damnably Records
Recorded by Matthew Barnhart at the Echo Lab, Denton, TX on 24-track tape.

Triceratops (2008)
Basic tracks recorded on 8-track reel-to-reel in Thedford's backyard shed. Additional recording and overdubs by Matthew Barnhart at the Echo Lab, Denton, TX on 24-track tape.

Tell Them Right Now! (2006)
Recorded by Matthew Barnhart at the Echo Lab, Denton, TX on 16-track tape.

Devil, Spit It Out (2004)
Recorded by Matthew Barnhart at the Echo Lab, Denton, TX on 16-track tape.

AWA has been played on KXT, KDGE (Dallas), WFMU (New Jersey), BBC, South America, & several college radio stations across the US.

Set List

Sets can run 45 minutes to an hour or so. We don't play covers.

recent setlist~
Happy Anniversary, Your Majesty
Bearfield Fight Song
Do Whatever You Want
Kid Stays in the Picture
Beneath Your Scapula Lie Dragon Wings
Jack Wild
Good Night for Anything
Summer Ship
Robot Squaredance
Tell Them Right Now
Company of Owls
Last Prom Band
Rock Show Tonight
Wild Birds
Man With No Off Switch
The Hop
What’s Shakin’, Dr. Wizard?
My Cloven Hoof
Welcome to the Academy