Tuesday, April 19, 2011

We Are Augustines - Book of James

The first guest post for me is admittedly a band I knew very little about. However after a confident and passionate live showing last night at Toronto's legendary Horseshoe Tavern, I think they had made an effective impact with their short set. The NYC band felt at great ease at the venue, maybe being at the same intersection of producer Dave Newfeld's indie famous 'Stars and Suns' studio had something to do with it. This track was actually recorded about 2 hours away in Newfeld's new studio located in a church in Prince Edward County, Ontario. "Book of James" is a very personal track about singer Bill McCarthy's brother Jim, who committed suicide after a troubled life of drugs and mental illness. There is a great story on the band's website regarding the track and it's conception. Hard to say where things are headed for 'We Are Augustines', but I'm interested to find out. The debut album "Rise Ye Sunken Ships" is due out in June.

(Also check out the video for 'Chapel Song' on YouTube)

1 comment:

  1. Here is the first post from my good friend Jay Harris who is living way up there in Ontario, Canada. Jay said he would be willing to write on the blog when ever he has some spare time - so look for some more posts from him in the future.

    I will be adding a section on the 'About Me' Page for Jay to put a little snippet of himself with his contact info as well. But in the mean time look for 1 or 2 posts a week from him. Thanks for the contribution there Jay, looking forward to some more quality posts and hearing about your music expertize.

    Pretty good sounds here from We Are Augustines and definitly wasn't a band on my radar but now after being informed and taking a listen to their stuff I think it is safe to say they are a band that you want to keep an eye on.