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We Are Augustines

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  • Formed: New York, NY [Brooklyn]
  • Website: http://www.weareaugustines.com
  • Recent Activity: 02.24.17 RT @MyTicketUK: William McCarthy of @WeAreAugustines' solo show at London's @Bushhallmusic on 20th Apr is on sale now! Tickets - https://t…
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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Emotionally charged, stadium-ready indie rock outfit Augustines, later changed to We Are Augustines, was formed in 2009 by Billy McCarthy, Eric Sanderson, and Rob Allen after the dissolution of the similarly themed Pela. After Pela's breakup, McCarthy and Sanderson decided to pursue the batch of songs that were intended to appear on the ousted group’s sophomore outing, and put them toward a new project. The resulting Rise Ye Sunken Ships, which tows the line between the spirited expansiveness of early U2, the lit-heavy heartache of the Hold Steady, and the introspective alt-rock of the National, arrived on August 28, 2011. The group reverted back to their original moniker (Augustines) in 2014 for their eponymous sophomore outing.

eMusic Features


Augustines and the Burden of Being Uncool

By Ian Cohen, Contributor

"We've heard the sound of each other's urine, so I think this will lead to a good interview." I've been promised — or more likely, warned — that Billy McCarthy is a heart-on-sleeve kind of guy. The Augustines frontman wants to confirm this even before I sit down with him in a less-intimate setting to discuss the band's highly anticipated and bombastically anthemic self-titled sophomore record. Later he tells me, verbatim: "I'm a heart-on-sleeve kind of… more »


25 Bands to See at Coachella 2012

By Wondering Sound Staff, Contributor

There is every other music festival and then there is Coachella, the California-desert weekend that, in many ways, set the template for all that followed. The first U.S. festival to boast big-ticket reunions and all-over-the-map booking, Coachella continues to maintain its distinctive, idiosyncratic personality. Needless to say, navigating such a wide array of music can be tricky. We've picked 25 acts worth making time for. more »


  • 02.24.17 RT @MyTicketUK: William McCarthy of @WeAreAugustines' solo show at London's @Bushhallmusic on 20th Apr is on sale now! Tickets - https://t…
  • 02.24.17 Been taking time to reflect and retool my perspective this last week. Driving through the… https://t.co/hslZpk5Hgh
  • 02.23.17 RT @SimonIre: Delighted to have William McCarthy Of Augustines back in Ireland for his 'Music for the People Tour 2017' Tickets on sale Fri…
  • 02.23.17 RT @WorkmansDublin: MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE An Evening with William McCarthy of Augustines Saturday 29 April Tickets on sale Friday 10am https…
  • 02.23.17 RT @LoutPromotions: NEW SHOW: William McCarthy of @WeAreAugustines @TheHauntLive #Brighton! Tickets from 10am tomorrow 👉 https://t.co/WPoYh…
  • 02.22.17 RT @AltTickets: NEW/ @WeAreAugustines' @thewjmccarthy announces the 'Music For The People Tour' in April & May! O/S Fri 10am: https://t.co/…
  • 02.22.17 William McCarthy Spring Tour dates!! Tix go onsale Friday!!! Can't stop / Won't stop! 🤸🏿‍♀️🕺🏻🤸🏿‍♀️🕺🏻🤸🏿‍♀️🕺🏻🤸🏿‍♀️🕺🏻 https://t.co/gWqPFyvRGy
  • 02.22.17 RT @thewjmccarthy: Beautiful people of planet earth! Spring tour dates are below and go on sale Friday🤸🏿‍♀️. Check… https://t.co/FXGY0Hli5N
  • 02.21.17 RT @gezzball: This day last year I had the undeniable privilege to listen to @thewjmccarthy on his one man show. An amazing experience as v…
  • 02.21.17 RT @thewjmccarthy: !!!! Tour dates, Tour dates, and more tour dates dropping tmrw!! New songs, new stories let's… https://t.co/UxUrpyk47X
  • 02.19.17 RT @tinam74: Currently in vicar street dublin and reminiscing back to the wonderful gig when @WeAreAugustines played their 2nd last night..…
  • 02.19.17 RT @fnwright: @WeAreAugustines loved the podcast 💕