Rock n’ roll subculture is uniquely exciting in terms of the level of crowd
participation, interactivity, and accessibility present at most shows. From the early
days of the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, clear through to the Descendants and
NOFX, the most passionate of players work hard to destroy the perceived boundary
between the audiences and the band. “Hey, we’re just fans, too. You could be us.”
Assuming We Survive takes this ethos and amplifies it times infinity, barreling
headfirst into each and every aspect of their existence with collective energy and
unbridled optimism. Singer Adrian Estrella, armed with unmistakable charisma and
good-cheer, will take a literal surfboard into the crowd, riding the physical and
metaphorical wave of enthusiasm and electricity present at every single AWS show.
The band’s frontman is united in his goodwill and welcoming vibe with his musical
cohorts and fellow Inland Empire, California mainstays: guitarist Phil Adams, bassist
Joe Lawson, and drummer Kris Pasos. Assuming We Survive has generated steady
steam and garnered accolades for nearly a decade. But in recent years, AWS has
truly come into their own as their dedicated approach spreads their sound across
the globe, amassing an army of smiling supporters eager to give the band their all.
It’s a wave of momentum and positivity that’s catapulted Assuming We Survive into
the Top 50 on the New Artist charts and more importantly into the hearts and minds
of a burgeoning crew of likeminded supporters and believers, from the kids who
share their love for the band on social media to the band’s contemporaries sharing
stages with them at Vans Warped Tour, Self-Help Festival, and Monster’s Aftershock.
All Roads Lead to Home, the band’s debut full-length on Third String Records, is a
collection of inspiring jams running the gamut from pop-punk to Easycore, with
aggressive energy befitting of the more extreme sides of the underground scene and
soaring melodies with unapologetic hooks catchier than most Top 40 rock radio.
Assuming We Survive songs like the instant crowd pleaser “18 Days,” the nakedly
self-reflecting “Open Water,” the devastatingly amazing “We Are All Zombies” and
the acoustic duet “Next to Me” are a collective testament to the band’s creative
diversity, dense musical influences, and willingness to pour themselves into their
music. These songs are earnestly heartfelt. AWS is both motivated and motivating.
As part of the Supervillains Tour with Falling In Reverse, Attila, and Metro Station;
the Christmas Vacation Tour with Falling In Reverse and Atreyu; South by
Southwest; So What?! Music Fest; festival appearances with Avenged Sevenfold,
Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Good Charlotte, and Real Friends; or
headlining at Chain Reaction in Orange County, Assuming We Survive isn’t satisfied
until every person in the house is energized, happy, and empowered. AWS is all
about inclusivity, on the biggest of major festival stages or in the smallest of clubs.
Get ready to get involved, because Assuming We Survive aims to energize the whole
world, one show at a time, channeling energy back and forth with every single fan.