We Are Augustines' debut record Rise Ye Sunken Ships,
held a typhoon of emotions within its' grooves. That's what happens when reacting to the loss of both a brother and a mother to terrible circumstances. Billy McCarthy wrote passionate fits of melancholy, anger, fear, and joy not to be locked away in a personal journal but for a public airing of everything that's felt in the wake of such tragedy. Sunken Ships
was a stellar debut in every way, but, as the band, now trimmed and slimmed to the tidy new moniker Augustines, told us back in October created a problem. No matter what they did on album number two, there's no way fans would connect to the new music in the same way they did the old. So, for their follow-up, self-titled album, they just went bigger. Massive, really.