AVOID Drop Two Brand New Singles "COWABUNGA" and "Split (Kill It)"
AVOID Drop Two Brand New Singles "COWABUNGA"
"SPLIT (KILL IT)"
One of 2021's hottest break out bands, Seattle five-piece AVOID, have returned with a bang today with the release of double single "COWABUNGA" and "Split (Kill It)" (out now on Thriller Records). Both tracks can be found on streaming platforms HERE. "COWABUNGA" also comes accompanied by an official music video which can be viewed HERE or by clicking the image below.
Speaking on the new releases, hyper-charismatic frontman, Benny Scholl shares
“We’re so stoked that Cowabunga is out to the world! I remember coming up with the initial idea on an acoustic guitar, it’s amazing to see what it’s turned into”
“Split is the in-your-face ripper! We wanted to show both sides of where AVOID is going next with the singles we put out, and we feel like this really helps set the tone (along with COWABUNGA) for what you're gonna get”
"COWABUNGA" and "Split (Kill It)" were both premiered on SiriusXM yesterday, on Octane and Liquid Metal respectively. The new tracks set the tone for a new era for AVOID, spreading their brand of infectious hedonism and injecting some magic into the mundane. They follow the band's last release, 2020's 'The Burner EP' which spawned massive singles "Song About James", "HEAT" and "HostAge At A BeAch House PArty". To date, AVOID have clocked up over 15 million global streams and 500,000 YouTube views.
AVOID are currently on tour across the US with Fit For A King, Silent Planet and Hollow Front. Full dates below, tickets available HERE.
3/16 – Denver, CO at Summit Music Hall 3/18 – Minneapolis, MN at Cabooze 3/19 – Belvidere, IL at The Apollo Theatre 3/20 – Joliet, IL at The Forge 3/21 – Detroit, MI at St. Andrews Hall 3/22 – Grand Rapids, MI at Elevation 3/24 – New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre 3/25 – Reading, PA at Reverb 3/26 – Albany, NY at Empire 3/27 – Worcester, MA at The Palladium 3/29 – Asbury Park, NJ at Asbury Lanes 3/30 – Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Smalls 3/31 – Richmond, VA at Canal Club 4/1 – Greensboro, NC at The Blind Tiger 4/2 – Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade 4/3 – Tampa, FL at Orpheum 4/5 – Pensacola, FL at Vinyl Music Hall 4/6 – Houston, TX at White Oak Music Hall 4/7 – San Antonio, TX at Vibes Event Center 4/8 – Dallas, TX at South Side Music Hall
Engaging, edgy, erratic, irreverent, wild, vibrant, fun… there’s certainly no shortage of adjectives to describe AVOID and their quest to fuel that feeling of being a part of something.
Evoking a nostalgia for the kind of music that seeps into your soul, the Seattle five-piece channel the musical legacy synonymous with their hometown while blissfully genre hopping to create something entirely new. Good times with a message of inclusivity, with a drive to bring passion, innovation and provocation back to heavy music and pull in the community around it, AVOID crackle with the energy of a young act ready to take the world by storm.
While the world fell silent in 2020, the band seized the moment to make noise with the release of their attention-grabbing EP The Burner - and it got LOUD. Securing a sponsorship with NASCAR, the band had their music and band-branded vehicle in the official video game. Singer Benny Scholl went viral with his accidentally acapella rendition of the National Anthem at the NASCAR Vegas race, endearing himself to sports commentator Jim Rome who ran with coverage of the event for weeks.
New tracks “COWABUNGA” and “Split (Kill It)” are the start of something important, something defining - and AVOID are bringing everyone along for the ride. Hold on tight, it’s about to get weird.
Benny Scholl - Vocals
Nick Olson - Guitar
Chris Echols - Guitar
Luke Ryder - Bass
Paul Jaton - Drums
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