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Augustines [VINYL]


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AUGUSTINES release their sophmore album 'AUGUSTINES' out now.

“Damn near perfect…one of the best albums of the year.” Classic Rock
“Resonates as the work of a band with the chops to translate thoughtful material into a powerful and purposeful force.” 4'K's Kerrang!

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  • Vinyl (3 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Caroline International
  • ASIN: B00GO55PBY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,871 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro (I Touch Imaginary Hands)
2. Cruel City
3. Nothing to Lose But Your Head
4. Weary Eyes
5. Don't You Look Back
6. Walkabout
7. Kid You're On Your Own
8. This Ain't Me
9. Now You Are Free
10. The Avenue
11. Highway 1 Interlude
12. Hold Onto Anything

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Feb 2014
Format: Audio CD
Augustines are one of those bands who produce honest to goodness blue collar rock of the highest order. They comprise guitarist Billy McCarthy, multi-instrumentalist Eric Sanderson and drummer Rob Allen and unsurprisingly hail from Brooklyn New York. Their music doesn't really need much analyzing. It is a big rock album full of songs that hint at artists like Springsteen and Bob Seger plus bands like the Hold Steady and Gaslight Anthem, but which is distinctive enough to stand defiantly in its own right. The songs are often meticulously constructed anthems infused with the conviction that rock music has a social and communal purpose beyond just entertainment. Thus while the album would not score highly on the scale of originality it makes up for this in terms of raw passion.

Check out the enormous chants and sheer potent force of the excellent "Cruel City" destined to storm festivals across Europe this summer. Granted "Weary Eyes" does have a Springsteenesque quality to it, but on the upside it is as good as anything on the below par "High Hopes". The albums longest track "Walkabout" is to the Augustines what "First Night" was to the Hold Steady. It is their big "hit it for six" ballad and an excellent standout track with a great vocal by McCarthy. Another song "This Ain't Me" as a slightly Pearl Jam quality to it but pays repeated listens, while to this reviewers ears the pounding rock of "Don't look Back" is the type of song that could take this band from the club to the stadium and well worth pressing the cursor on the download button.

The album has a couple of missteps not least two instrumentals comprising the very slight opener "Intro - I touch Imaginary Hands" and the more euphoric but far from essential "Highway 1 Interlude".
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Big Jim TOP 50 REVIEWER on 3 Feb 2014
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Moving away from their more Springsteenesque first album their second effort shows Augustines moving into potential stellar territory, with nods to early Killers and latter day Arcade Fire. What I like most about this record though are the songs. Sounds daft I appreciate, but there are some fine, tuneful, powerful and memorable proper songs with proper verses and choruses on here. If they get the chance and choose to appear at any festivals this year, this tracks on this album are just asking to be the singalong hits of the summer. My favourites? Cruel City and Don't You Look Back probably exemplify the album best but there isn't a duff track on here.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Hensey on 7 Feb 2014
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Seriously! Even better than their last. You might not think it on the first listen but after a few you should be hooked. So talented with such power and emotion, a truly great band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By indieisnotagenre on 19 Aug 2014
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Augustines were born upon the ashes of Brooklyn rock band Pela. After the death of vocalist Billy McCarthy’s brother, he and Eric Sanderson (bass, keyboards) founded We Are Augustines and released Rise Ye Sunken Ships in 2011. Rise dealt mostly with the loss of McCarthy’s brother and his mother’s schizophrenia which evidently made the record an autobiographical one. The New York band recently dropped the ‘We Are’ from their name and went back to being just Augustines (a name they couldn’t use before for legal reasons) and relocated to Seattle.

When their debut Rise Ye Sunken Ships came out two years ago I had just moved to a different country, started a new job and found a new love. I would listen to their album for hours on end on those long train rides home and went to several of their live shows in different countries. It was my soundtrack of 2012. Evidently, expectations for a follow-up were sky high. After hearing the record and hearing some of the new songs live, my expectations were more than met.

When I first listened to Cruel City, the first single to be released from the new record, it didn’t really stick. The world music influence put me off at first but what made me fall in love with the song after all was the bridge that is an Augustines moment par excellence as McCarthy bursts out vigorously “Hey, I miss your arms / I still reach for you in the dark / Hey, I miss your skin / I still reach for you in the dark.” Cruel City speaks of the alienation one can experience in a big city but also of capitalism and gentrification (Come on now cruel city / With money eyes).

The opening notes of their recent single Nothing To Lose But Your Head immediately reminded me of Headlong Into The Abyss, my favourite from their first record.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Graham Mumford on 19 Feb 2014
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There's little more to be said other then the heading, huge, uplifting. Damn near perfect.

You're into any of Arcade Fire, The National, Frightened Rabbit, try Augustines, you'll love it & them.
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By T4Tel on 6 July 2014
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Awesome album, even better than their first.
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By Baz Heath on 18 Jun 2014
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Full of energy, completely unique - proper grown up indie-rock music - if you want a flavour of this album listen to Nothing To Lose But Your Head. If you don't love it straight away, you will after a couple more listens.
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A brilliant album. I first heard them on Team Rock radio station and thought 'Yes, they are good'. If you like Editors, Embrace, etc. you'll like this.
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