AutoVaughn

AutoVaughn

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AutoVaughn is a rock band. Drums, bass, guitars and great songs. You know...like rock n roll is supposed to be done.

Biography

AutoVaughn: A four-piece collective from Nashville, TN that's set on making the world listen to them; a concept that's articulated to a fine point, judging by the crowd's inability to resist the temptation of moving closer to the stage. Conceding, by the final song, the audience allows the music to take them where it must. A musical dictatorship if you will...and you will. Most seem to be not only fine with the forced approach, but are thrilled after the AutoVaughn experience, whether live or recorded.
The band recently played a packed-out show for Rachael Ray's SXSW day party, after which Rachael was quoted as saying, "AutoVaughn live is one of the most kick ass jams I've ever seen! And the CD rocks, too!" AutoVaughn recently released their new EP, aptly titled *The Cycles*. The album was recorded and mixed by Brian Virtue (best known for his work with Jane's Addiction, Audioslave, and Deftones) and co-produced by AutoVaughn and Virtue. The six song EP was made available exclusively on Amazon.com and at the band's live shows for the first few weeks, at the request of Amazon MP3's Senior Business Developer, Griff Morris, who called AutoVaughn "the best band at SXSW 2008."
AutoVaughn is comprised of four young lads currently living in Nashville, but the individual members have roots planted deep in the blue-collar crossroads of Indiana and Ohio. Their backgrounds provide plenty of inspiration, as the songwriting on the new EP lashes out at the hardships of living in today's unstable world. Between a falling industry/economy, religious faction, and a world at war, one might say that AutoVaughn has a proverbial "beef" with the current world view, voiced in songs like "Our Confidence," proclaiming, "The climate's changing don't you know?!... Our confidence is almost gone!" Whether they meant to or not, they're onto something... the climate of music and the world is indeed changing, and in more ways than one. In other songs like "Missing Something" and the title track "The Cycles," these subjects are breached in shameless but tasteful pop fashion. The album concludes perfectly with the apocalyptic "Dream A Little."
Much like the character of the band, *The Cycles* EP doesn't take itself too seriously with the inclusion of tracks like "Inertia" and "Love Her to Pieces" that address the timeless battle of male vs. female. In the new EP, AutoVaughn manages to blend the post-80's tension of Nirvana with the brit-pop influence of Oasis and The Police. *The Cycles* is a six song masterpiece that will leave you eagerly awaiting the next release from AutoVaughn and searching for a copy of their last record, *Space*.
AutoVaughn’s career is constantly moving upward and boasts a list of consistently evolving success. Just within the last few years AutoVaughn success includes the following:

• PERFORMED WITH and/or SUPPORTED:
Rooney, The Ravonettes, Superdrag, The Kooks, Fiction Plane, They Might Be Giants, Paper Route, Chevelle, The Whigs, VHS or Beta, The Go! Team, Better than Ezra, Rose Hill Drive, Cage the Elephant, Monte Negro, The Features, The Pink Spiders, American Bang, Salvador Santana, Luna Halo and many more...

• FILM/TV/COMMERCIAL PLACEMENTS:
- 3 songs used in MTV's "Scarred"
- 2 songs used in CW’s “One Tree Hill”
- 1 song used in MTV's "Real World Washington DC"
- 1 song used in MTV's "Real World Denver"
-1 song used in CW's "Vampire Diaries"
- 1 song used in Lifetime's "Gay, Straight, or Taken"
- 2 songs used in ABC Family’s "Kyle XY"
- 2 songs used in Body By Milk School Lunch Program
- 2 songs featured nationally by Hotel Indigo
- 1 song featured by US Cellular (12,000 preloaded mobile phones)
- Music featured by Miller High Life on website
- Music featured by My Coke Rewards for bottle cap rewards program
• Recent press includes:
PRINT - Rolling Stone Magazine, NME, NYLON Magazine (Top 5 Bands 2008), All the Rage (Cover Story), Nashville Scene,
New York Cool, Tennessean, SPIKE Magazine, Hybrid Magazine, Cord Magazine
ONLINE – Indie 911, PopMatters, Music Spectrum, Come Pick Me Up, My Old Kentucky Blog,
The Palestra, RockNWorld, Now Public, Tour Filter, Brightcove,
Nashville Cream, Isn’t It Nice, Out the Other, Listen & Learn, & many more.
• Featured on following festivals and compilations: Summerfest, DFest, RedGorilla, Tankfarm,
Midwest Music Summit, Monolith Festival at Red Rocks, Food Lion Speed Street Fest
• Playing over 150+ shows a year, supported Rooney (2007 CD Release Tour),
The Flaming Lips, Kings of Leon, Earl Greyhound, VHS or Beta, Luna Halo, American Bang
• 38,000+ Myspace friends
• #1 Dowloaded song on Amazon.com on May 14 and 15, 2008.

Colleges Played:
Belmont University
Vanderbilt University
University of Central Oklahoma
US Air Force Academy
University of Texas
Kent State University
Indiana University
Western Kentucky University
Tulane University
and more...

Festivals Played:
SXSW
Summerfest
Forcastle
Monolith!

Discography

2006 - Album Title: Space - Radio play - "Rock Your Body", "One More Time", "Stay Another Night". Charted on CMJ's Top 200 for over 6 weeks.
2008: Album Title: The Cycles - Spent it's debut week in the top 100 at Amazon.com (second largest retailer in USA) with the title track spending 2 days as the #1 most downloaded song on Amazon.

AutoVaughn "Rise" to be released early 2010.

Set List

Typical set = 60-90 minutes. Can play up to 2 hours if needed.