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Billy McCarthy
Eric Sanderson
Rob Allen

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Biography

“Keep your head up, kid/I know you can swim/But you’ve got to move your legs…”

We Are Augustines was formed by ex-­?Pela members Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson, and includes Rob Allen on drums. Much of the material on the band's debut album, 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. Named “Best Alternative Album” for 2011 by iTunes U.S. and one of NPR’s “Top 5 Concept Albums of 2011," Rise Ye Sunken Ships represents the culmination of many years of personal struggle and eventual triumph in the completion of a shimmering album that had been floundering about for some time.
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We Are Augustines release iTunes Session, premiere new video

We Are Augustines iTunes Session is available now exclusively on the iTunes Store right itunes.apple.com target="_blank">HERE. The session was recorded live and features a range of content from their debut LP, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, plus a new track ("Ballad of a Patient Man") and a bonus cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love-era “Tougher Than The Rest.”

“Juarez,” the new video from the Brooklyn-based indie rock trio also premieres today as well. Raw and poetic, the clip captures a road trip across the border towns of the Southwest as an internal odyssey unfolds in the song. “Juarez” was directed by Matt Amato, who also lensed the video for “Book of James,” the lead single from the band’s acclaimed debut album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, and features audio from the brand new We Are Augustines iTunes Session. Check out the video above, or bit.ly target="_blank">HERE.

We Are Augustines will appear on “Last Call with Carson Daly” on April 26. The band, which just wrapped up its tour with Band of Skulls at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, will perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this Saturday, April 21, and at the Sasquatch Festival over Memorial Day weekend.
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We Are Augustines to perform on Letterman, February 24

On February 24th, We Are Augustines will be performing on the Late Show with David Letterman. You can catch the band on tour throughout March and April. Click here">bit.ly for tour dates. Don't forget to check out their latest video for "Chapel Song".
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We Are Augustines to perform on Letterman, February 24

Brooklyn trio We Are Augustines will be making their network television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman on Friday, February 24. The band will be performing their single "Chapel Song" off their critically acclaimed debut LP, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, which was named "Best Alternative Album" for 2011 by iTunes as well as one of NPR Music's "Top Five Concept Albums of the Year."

We Are Augustines also announced Canadian dates as support for Band of Skulls' upcoming North American tour. Click dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE for tour dates, or see below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

MARCH
13 – Austin, TX – Antone’s *
14 – Austin, TX – SXSW
15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
16 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *
17 – Dallas, TX – Grenada Theatre *
19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse *
20 – Nashville, TN – The Cannery Ballroom *
22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall *
23 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
26 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club *
27 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
28 – Providence, RI – The Met *
30 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre *
31 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre *

APRIL
02 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall *
03 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
04 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line *
06 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
07 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (Grand Room) *
09 – Seattle, WA – Neptune *
10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *
11 – Portland, OR – Dante’s *
12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *
14 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
21 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

* = supporting Band of Skulls
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Dine Alone introduces We Are Augustines

This trio has rapidly become one of Brooklyn's poster acts for their larger-than-life style of anthemic rock - and the proof is obvious: Their 2011 debut, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, was awarded "Best Alternative Album" from iTunes Rewind last year, while the band's also slotted for Coachella 2012 (among a heap of European/North American dates). Dine Alone is beyond excited to be working with these gents, so keep your eyes peeled for plenty more from We Are Augustines.

Tour dates can be found dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.
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