Baroque Rock: Augustines – “When Things Fall Apart”

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Augustines

“When Things Fall Apart”

This Is Your Life

Augustines is one of those bands that deals with the tough subjects without flinching.  When they sing, they have something to say, and they say it in the most beautiful, expressive way.  Two questions that Augustines had swirling around their minds when they set off in the deep winter of 2015 to begin writing songs for their third album. Songs birthed from William McCarthy’s travels and times spent in Thai Town, Los Angeles; Dublin, Ireland; and Devon, England, as well as Eric Sanderson’s experiences rooting down in his Brooklyn studio near the waterfront. Much of it was projection – a flashback to one of the many faces seen on the road with the band, or on one of McCarthy’s many cross-country motorcycle pilgrimages. Putting himself in the shoes of those people and writing a way out of the blues. While the road does get lonely, he saw hope there as well. Everyone weaves in and out of being an outsider in their lifetime.  With the addition of drummer Rob Allen, the rock of the band, their sound was complete. This is a great song to reflect and rock to, in its Baroque way. Here is the playlist for the new album:

01. Are We Alive?

02. When Things Fall Apart
03. The Forgotten Way
04. Running In Place (featuring Pape & Cheikh)
05. May You Keep Well (featuring Pape & Cheikh)
06. Landmine
07. Hold Me Loneliness
08. No Need To Explain
09. This Is Your Life
10. Days Roll By

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