We Are Augustines – Rise Ye Sunken Ships

January 01, 1970

(Oxcart)

 

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Promising
Brooklyn band Pela disbanded in 2009 yet the talented musicians are returning.
Former lead guitarist Nate Martinez went on to form Thieving Irons, while
former lead singer, Billy McCarthy, and bassist, Eric Sanderson, have
resurfaced-with Rob Allen on drums-as We Are Augustines. Debut ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships is a welcomed arrival.
One of the best equations of Pela was McCarthy’s entrancing, raspy voice and
once again Pela fans can swoon to his enthralling vocals.

 

‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships is sonically similar to Pela, and also
falls into the classic, American rock genre, yet proves more muted and
introspective. And equally impressive to the contemplative scope of the lyrics
are their sources of inspiration as explained by McCarthy. The catchy single “Chapel
Song” contemplates the emotions of watching a former love marrying another. “Augustine,”
the rocky relationship between brothers; and “Patton State Hospital,” the heavy
burden of placing a loved one, formerly institutionalized, in the state
hospital of the same name.

 

A fine return
for McCarthy and Sanderson, ‘Rise Ye
Sunken Ships
will hopefully prove the catalyst of a lengthy career for the
talented trio.

 

DOWNLOAD: “Chapel Song,” “Patton State Hospital”
APRIL S. ENGRAM

 

 

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