New York City-based indie-rock trio Augustines have announced their upcoming fall North American headlining tour.
Following the release of its critically acclaimed debut album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, an LP named the 2011 iTunes Alternative Album of the Year, the members of Augustines -Billy McCarthy (lead vocals, guitar), Eric Sanderson (multi-instrumentalist, vocals) andRob Allen (drums, backing vocals) - spent several weeks in the studio of producer Peter Katis (The National, Frightened Rabbit, Jónsi) to work on their stunning follow-up effort. With its open-armed energy and elegiac grace, Augustines, released via Votiv in early 2014, marks a colossal leap forward for the band. Songs like "Now You Are Free" and the plaintive "Walkabout" are both immediate and engaging, joining joyously unrestrained arrangements with McCarthy's affective storytelling. Augustines marks a milestone on the band's amazing journey, the work of a gifted band ascending to new heights while simultaneously grappling with their place in the universe. If Rise Ye Sunken Ships provided much needed catharsis for the band, Augustines now takes this very special trio of friends to an altogether new plane, transcendent and triumphant.
Augustines will be making the following appearances throughout September and October. Tour dates below.
17 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
18 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
20 - Bend, OR - Old St. Francis School
21 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
29 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
01 - Washington DC - U Street Music Hall
03 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
06 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
07 - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola
08 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
10 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
11 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club