Not your typical indie band. Not your typical Facebook band page. —
The melodic rock outfit Auto Defiance cut its teeth in Nashville; infiltrating the country music epicenter with a seductive mix of alternative rock, indie pop and modern rock. The five-piece band is headed by lead singer/songwriter Bradley Boyer, who after a stint jumping from high-flying aircraft, decided to morph his musical prowess into one of Nashville’s most beloved rock acts.
Auto Defiance first broke ground in summer ’08, and quickly developed a knack for passionate songwriting with big, atmospheric guitars, sweeping choruses, and evocative lyrics. The band’s influences are apparent, but not overt, with hints of The Cure and early U2.
After the band’s early single “The Ghost Inside Your House” picked up the 2009 Billboard World Songwriter Award, Auto Defiance continued its success with prestigious gigs at SXSW, the Hard Rock Café, and at a number of Nashville’s famed festivals, art galleries, and pubs.
Critics have described Auto Defiance unique sound as, “Sonic gold—a mix between tributes to the 90’s and the neo-Velvet Underground sub-culture present in today’s indie rock music” (Indaba); “Alternative music that will blow you away” (Music Xray); and a “Tight alternative band with great lyrics and a lush, ethereal rock sound” (Music City Circus).
This summer, Auto Defiance is set to release its first full-length LP. The yet-to-be-named album is comprised of ten originals, ranging from dreamy ballads to high-energy rock anthems, and a cover song that nods to its early new wave influences. After the release, the band plans to take its amicable rock across the Atlantic to audiences in Europe—never shying away from the opportunity to cross borders and explore new frontiers.
Bradley Boyer: Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar
Asheira: Vocals, Piano, Synth
Johnny Angel: Drums, Percussion
Matt Simms: Guitar
Chris Holt: Bass Guitar
Giovanni: The Record Shop, Balcony TV, James Kennedy Productions (see below)
John Constable: The Record Shop
Jeff Koval: Mix Engineer
Ian Anderson: Landmine Audio (Cleveland) Orchestral Mix Engineer, Producer
Rho Westfall: Sonic Sounds (Dallas) Engineer, Producer
Ryan Bukowski: 12/30 Music Group (Nashville) Engineer
Daniel Parente: Musical Scribe
Andy Hubright: Filmmaker, Photographer
Craig Ciali: Filmmaker, Post Production (Live show concept story film score)
James Falcon: Filmmaker, Producer
Rhonda Phipps: Filmmaker, Producer
Robert Bennett: Filmmaker, Post Production
Matt Holden: Filmmaker, Producer
Travis Holmes: Filmmaker, Post Production (live show concept story film score)
Felecia McGrath: Filmmaker, Set Design
~ THANK YOU to all who have crossed creative paths while on our unique artistic journey.
release party. High Watt, Nashville 1.10.13
The long awaited new album out Jan 15th, 2013. Thanks to all of our friends, family, and fellow musicians, songwriters, and artists who’ve played a key role in making this a truly great sound which stands on it’s own. Everyone is super thrilled, and we are very proud to share this collection of songs with [...]
NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN TOUR. Oct.4 – 7th. Four Live Shows + Photoshoot NYC (2) , Brooklyn, Philly 2001+ miles covered. (pro) Photos Courtesy John Rogers @JohnRogersNYC Thank you for supporting independent art, music, and film. See the world thru the lens of an indie band on tour & making records. @autodef on twitter [...]
The New Single “Heart Attack” out Now, Available Here. “Heart Attack” Single, Free for fans. Exclusively on BandCamp. Please drop by and say hello L u c k y L o u n g e , A u s t i n T e x a s M a y 2 [...]
Local artists and five Nashville based indie rock bands have all joined together to Rock for a Cause at Exit In. 50% of all proceeds from the door will be donated to two non-profits: Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt (100 Oaks) and Project Help (MTSU). Also, a local independent art show will [...]
The single “Kidding Myself” tells the story of a passionate whirlwind romance inspired by true events, and matters of the heart. The B side “Heart Attack” is the electro-pop remix of the song which the official version is featured on the album. A small taste of what’s to come from the full-length album. Album art courtesy [...]
Official Experimental Film / Music Release; http://www.autodefiance.com Upbeat guitar driven song which tells the tale of overwhelming triumph during a dark time in ones life. Classic Boyer music formula: machine gun rhythmic acoustic guitar with heavy fuzz and feedback guitars blending warmly over ambient orchestral moods, groovy bass lines and a drummer who just simply [...]
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