AWOLNATION is an American indie rock band from Los Angeles, and is the solo project of Aaron Bruno, formerly of Under The Influence of Giants and Hometown Hero. The Sail Songfacts reports that Bruno used to leave high school without saying goodbye to his friends because it was easier, so they used to nickname him 'Awol' (absence without leave). When Bruno decided to form his own band, he decided to name it after his high school moniker. The band is signed to Red Bull Records, and their first EP, Back From Earth, was released on iTunes on May 18, 2010. They have performed with Weezer and MGMT.