Friday, December 6, 2013
New songs from Augustines, new album in February
First there was Pela. I liked those guys a lot, but they disbanded. Then Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson from Pela became We Are Augustines, and released a very nice album in 2011. Sometime along the path Rob Allen joined with Billy and Eric, and at some point the band became Augustines. And we care because these guys are talented and passionate. A new album is planned for 2014, and we have a few tracks as an appetizer. "Nothing to Lose But Your Head has the classic Pela/Augustines sound -- emotional, heartfelt and dramatic. "Cruel City" is more rhythm-heavy, and has a bit of a world beat feel. I think both tracks are very good and we're looking forward to the full meal.