We’ve been in love with Brooklyn band Augustines (formerly We Are Augustines) since we first heard them in the summer of 2011, stalking them all over New York City that subsequent fall as they ran from venue to venue for CMJ. Their debut album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, was a solid rock album, start-to-finish, full of emotive story-telling through beautiful, heart-wrenching song-writing.
What’s more, their live shows are fucking spectacular. Singer, Billy McCarthy, belts out songs that tell of his past heart-ache while song-writer, multi-instrumentalist, and fellow former Pela-member, Eric Sanderson, and drummer, Rob Allen, help to pull the audience in emotionally with the music they create.
So, needless to say, we were excited to see the band play The Troubadour last week and they did not at all disappoint.
We’ll spare you the play-by-play, but we highly recommend anyone in the path of their seemingly endless tour catch them if at all possible. They’ll be winding their way across the US until the end of the March, when they’re heading overseas to play the European circuit. Full listing of tour dates and links for tickets on their site.
The new, self-titled album, like its predecessor, is stellar and filled with emotionally charged, sweeping songs that make you want to simultaneously weep and pump your fist in the air.
Listen to it below and, by all means, support this excellent band of excellent people by buying it from them.