With the critically acclaimed album ‘Anytown Graffiti’ under their belts, and a nine city sell out tour in the US with their previous outfit Pela, apparent newcomers Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson are actually no strangers to this industry. Pela shared the stage with the likes of Flaming Lips, The National and Sonic Youth before their split in 2009, but now, out of the ashes of Pela, Billy and Eric are back as We Are Augustines.
One of the most outstanding albums you will hear this year, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, produced with Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene), will have it’s long awaited release this June following a limited edition, 7” vinyl of album opener ‘Chapel Song’ in April. The mp3 is free to download from their website http://www.weareaugustines.com now and will be made into a limited edition vinyl, available through the website and on their forthcoming tours only.
UK TOUR DATES with The Boxer Rebellion
3rd March 2011 – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
4th March 2011 – Leeds Cockpit 2
5th March 2011 – Northampton Roadmender
6th March 2011 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
8th March 2011 – Bristol Fleece
9th March 2011 – Birmingham Temple @ HMV Institute
10th March 2011 – London Heaven