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)