We Are Augustines, lead Singer Billy McCarthy was recently on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered‘. The inspiring interview delves into the details of the adversity Billy faced in his formative years. From the suicide of his mentally ill mother as well as that of his troubled brother to his time in Foster Homes all leading up to the We Are Augustines‘ debut album Rise Ye Sunken Ships.
We Are Augustines released their debut album “Rise Ye Sinking Ships” on Turnout/Oxcart Records earlier this year to much critical acclaim, and have recently unveiled the video for their single “Book of James” directed by Matthew Amato of The Masses.
“Rise Ye Sinking Ships” is a beautiful album written by singer Billy McCarthy to cope with tremendous personal tragedy, a full background of which can be read here.
As Paste Magazine recently pointed out, the record “aims for redemption and triumph through nimble electric guitars, propulsive drums, and Billy McCarthy‘s brazen and distinct howl”. You can download the full album on iTunes or purchase a physical copy on Amazon.