On Words and Music this month, we're dipping into the FUV Vault to revisit some of our favorite sessions. My pick this week is our session with We Are Augustines from 2011. At the time, they'd just released their debut album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships under their new name, We Are Augustines. The band had previously existed as Pela (who coincidentally played The Alternate Side's Launch Party at Mercury Lounge back in 2009)
The story of this band is an extraordinary one; filled with heartbreak & sorrow, but also joy and resilience. The conversation with band members, Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson was moving and inspiring with music to match.
We Are Augustines are currently working on the follow up to Rise Ye Sunken Ships. (We'll keep you updated on their progress)
We'll air our 2011 session with the band tonight at 9, but you can listen to it anytime here. And be sure to check out the videos of the performances too!