WE ARE AUGUSTINES RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM RISE YE SUNKEN SHIPS SEPTEMBER 20 IN CANADA ON OXCART RECORDS/ATLANTIC/WARNER

WE ARE AUGUSTINES RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM RISE YE SUNKEN SHIPS SEPTEMBER 20 IN CANADA ON OXCART RECORDS/ATLANTIC/WARNER

We-are-augustines-rise-ye-sunken-ships(New York, NY) – We Are Augustines are set to release their debut LP Rise Ye Sunken Ships on September 20 in Canada via Atlantic / Warner Distribution. The album landed in the Top 10 of SoundScan’s New Artists chart on the strength of its first week of digital sales.

 

We-are-austines-shot1The Brooklyn-based band was formed by ex-Pela members Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson and includes Rob Allen on drums. Much of the material on Rise Ye Sunken Ships documents the most traumatic period of lead vocalist/guitarist McCarthy’s life in which he lost both his schizophrenic mother and his brother, James, to suicide. “Headlong Into The Abyss” recounts James’ flight from the police while “Book of James,” one of several songs recorded with producer Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene), is a gripping eulogy for this once-resilient spirit who succumbed to the pressures bearing down on him from both within and without. “The Instrumental,” a transcendent, richly textured piece written by bassist/keyboardist Sanderson, closes out Rise Ye Sunken Ships on a note of hope, suggesting that struggle can ultimately point the way to peace. The album has already received praise, with Nylon magazine noting that while it is “an album rooted in tragedy, there is a certain hopefulness to it, and McCarthy sings like a man who has a lot to say and wants to be heard before it is too late.” Similarly, the band’s video for “Chapel Song” has already been added at MTV-U in Cum Laude rotation.

We Are Augustines will be heading out on tour in September to support Rise Ye Sunken Ships, stopping off in major markets including Washington DC, Boston, and Los Angeles.  The tour will be preceded by a number of Daytrotter Barnstormer shows in late August. The tour begins on September 10 in Seattle, WA, and sees the band in Toronto for a special performance on September 30.

Enjoy, the first track on the album, ‘Chapel Song’

"ONE OF ROLLING STONE MAGAZINES BANDS TO WATCH" Tour North America This September

Upcoming Tour Dates

8/26 – North Hampton, NH (Daytrotter Barnstormer 5 tour)  
8/27 – Ghent, NY  (Daytrotter Barnstormer 5 tour)  
8/28 – Charlotte, VT (Daytrotter Barnstormer 5 tour)  
8/29 – New York, NY (Daytrotter Barnstormer 5 tour)  
9/10 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
9/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
9/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
9/17 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
9/18 – Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
9/20 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
9/22 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
9/25 – Washington, DC @ Red Palace
9/27 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
9/28 – Philadelphia, MN @ Milk Boy

9/30 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar

Rise Ye Sunken Ships Tracklisting:

01. Chapel Song
02. Augustine
03. Headlong Into The Abyss
04. Book Of James
05. East Los Angeles
06. Juarez
07. Philadelphia (The City Of Brotherly Love)
08. New Drink For the Old Drunk
09. Patton State Hospital
10. Strange Days
11. Barrel Of Leaves
12. The Instrumental

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