Gig Seeker Pro


East Nashville, Tennessee, United States

East Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Alternative Art Rock


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



This band has no press


Still working on that hot first release.



With a signature sound of dark, lush instrumentation combined with pensive lyrics, a unique blend of art-rock has emerged. Hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee, The Auto Defiance is led by enigmatic songwriter Bradley Boyer. Joining to build this ornately complex wall of sound is a small collective of passionate musicians Johnny Bradford, James Fleege, and Victoria Torres, who share a love for playing heavy-yet-atmospheric songs. An edgy adventure from high-energy anthems to melodramatic ballads. Based in the heart of 5-points in East Nashville, the band often features ambient vintage film footage flickering behind the band live.

Creating enchanting music without boundaries, The Auto Defiance playfully blurs the lines between alternative, indie pop and post rock. Their live performance is all about telling a story, while exploring new sonic and visual film territory together. Inspired by larger than life characters such as pop artist Andy Warhol, to vocalists such as Jeff Buckley or Morrissey; Auto Defiance fully understand the power of iconography in music.

June 2009, their self-released EP "Damiana's Dream" carries you into a five song mini-melodrama. Soaked with cello, synths and a thick dose of layered guitars; each song carries you into another place and time. Their first single received a Billboard World Songwriter award. Auto Defiance chameleon-like creation of grandiose art rock music is both endearing and inspiring.

2011, kicked off with a new string of a string of new "Songs with short films", sprinkled with "uber-shorts" behind the scenes footage, releasing their new EP single "Kidding Myself" to be followed by a full length record.

Thanks for supporting all things indie.