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Awolnation performs on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (5-10-2012)

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Awolnation performed on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Awolnation, commonly stylized as AWOLNATION, is an American indie pop band, formed and fronted by Aaron Bruno, formerly of Under the Influence of Giants, Hometown Hero and Insurgence. The band is signed to Red Bull Records,[1] and their first EP, Back from Earth, was released on iTunes on May 18, 2010.[2] The band's first single, "Sail", peaked at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Rock Songs. [6] The song was written with a nod to the Styx song "Come Sail Away" as is evident in the video and lyrics, as Bruno talks of extraterrestrial beings coming for him. Aaron Bruno also referenced this influence in an interview with VH1 Alternative Songs chart on the chart week of February 10, 2011. The single got extra media attention when it was used under a video of the professional BASE jump, skydiver, and wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss.[7] "Sail" has been featured in the episode "Whisky Tango Foxtrot" of CBS's television show The Good Wife, commercials for the Fox television show House, Nokia's commercial for Lumia and PT's commercial for 4G LTE. It is also the background music for Under Armour's "Are You from Here" commercial, featuring Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves. "Sail" was covered by Macy Gray and is included on her album 'Covered', issued on March 26th 2012 (USA release). Another of the band's songs, "Burn It Down", is featured in the Sons of Anarchy episode "To Be, Act 1". Also one of their songs "Guilty Filthy Soul" has been featured in the episode "Break On Through" of The CW's television show The Vampire Diaries The band released their debut album Megalithic Symphony digitally on March 15, 2011, and physically on March 29, 2011 on Red Bull Records. Megalithic Symphony features a total of 15 tracks, including "Kill Your Heroes" produced by Brian West, and a bonus track that differs based on location of purchase, being either "Shoestrings", "Swinging from the Castles" or "I've Been Dreaming