Brooklyn trio We Are Augustines will release their new double A-side single, 'Book of James' and 'Philadelphia (The City of Brotherly Love)', on September 3rd 2012 through Oxcart Records.
'Philadelphia''s accompanying music video is an emotive montage of both footage from their live performances and what appears to be hand-held camera footage of the friendly 5-piece hitting the road and having fun on the beach with their instruments. The track has got the raw flavour definitive American indie music with Billy McCarthy's passion-filled gravelly vocal and upbeat, anthemic guitar riffs - even the lyrics reflect timeless concepts such as the learning to accept life as it comes. 'I'm not sure what my fascination with not becoming a casualty of your surroundings is about but it's, again, a character pleading with great urgency that they can't succumb to shutting down and accepting this as a life', McCarthy said of the ingenious track.
We Are Augustines have barely had a break from touring this year what with appearances at the Leeds and Reading Festivals this summer, a sell-out tour of the UK back in May, a support tour of the US with Band of Skulls and another supporting tour alongside Counting Crows in venues holding thousands. Following that, they are soon to jet back over to the UK for an autumn tour kicking off in Bristol.
UK TOUR DATES:
SUN 30th - BRISTOL THEKLA
MON 01st - LONDON O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
WED 03rd - MANCHESTER HMV RITZ
THU 04th - LEEDS COCKPIT
FRI 05th - NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY2
SUN 07th - GLASGOW ARCHES
MON 08th - NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS
TUE 09th - BIRMINGHAM BALLROOM
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