Auto Escape

Auto Escape

BandRock

Smart, introspective rock with danceable grooves, clever hooks and honest, passionate vocals.

Biography

“Auto Escape combines great songwriting, melodies and performance in a way that is universally appealing … They are one of the best new bands around and I’m very excited about their future.”

- Chris Ryan, Music Director / DJ for KDGE 102.1 The Edge, Dallas, TX

Only a few months after forming in late-2004, Dallas quartet Auto Escape recorded their debut Hollywood EP and started performing live. They were immediately met with enthusiasm from both fans and local radio. In their first month as a performing band, Auto Escape was chosen by 102.1 The Edge (KDGE), Dallas’ biggest rock station, to headline their Local Show (airplay, on-air interview, and live performance). DJ and Music Director Chris Ryan became a strong supporter and continued to spin Auto Escape frequently. This caught the attention of producer Patrick Keel (Tripping Daisy, etc.), who invited the band to showcase at the 2005 Wildflower Festival on the main concert stage. Soon after, they were invited to perform at the 2005 North Texas New Music Festival. The ensuing buzz spread quickly. In January of 2006, Auto Escape released their eagerly awaited second EP, Turn It Off. Within a week of the release, 102.1 The Edge named Auto Escape their Hometown Heroes, featuring the new EP both online and on-air. In March, 2006, Auto Escape was nominated for the Dallas Observer Music Awards in the categories of Best New Act and Best Song. They are frequently ranked in the top 10 unsigned Texas bands on MySpace and their song “White Roses” is slated to be in an upcoming episode of the new Fox TV show Desire.

The young members of Auto Escape create dynamic, ground-breaking music that glues together the scattered fragments of modern rock. Smart, poignant lyrics, danceable grooves, and infectious melodies add up to a fresh, unique sound that is instantly engaging. Auto Escape acknowledges a wide array of influences past and present while continually pushing forward into new musical territory.

* Frequent airplay on KDGE 102.1 The Edge (Dallas’ biggest rock station) Local Show (Jan 2005-present)

* #1 rated and #1 most requested artist on Wazee.org internet radio (Dec 2005. Charts include all other significant indie/major artists)

* Chosen as KDGE 102.1 The Edge’s Hometown Heroes (featured online and on-air) (Jan 2006)

* Frequently rank in MySpace Top 10 Texas indie bands (Jan 2006-present)

* Nominated for Best New Act and Best Song in 2006 Dallas Observer Music Awards.

* “White Roses” will be featured on upcoming episode of new Fox TV show Desire (2007)

* “White Roses” featured on NY’s Breathru Radio (Jan 2007)

* RELEVANT Magazine “unsigned bands to watch in 2007” (March/April issue)

* #5 on Cashbox Magazine’s Top 10 unsigned bands (Jan 2007)

* “Falling Asleep in the Snow” featured as Song of the Month by Exodus Songwriter Consulting (Dec 2006)

* Opened for Candlebox @ Ridglea Theater, Ft. Worth, TX (Sep 2006)

* 2006 Wildflower Festival (main concert stage, with The Click Five

* 2005 Wildflower Festival (main concert stage, with Ryan Cabrera)

Discography

Hollywood EP (released January 2005)
Turn It Off EP (released January 2006)