“Chapel Song” opens with a foot-stomping rhythm, thick guitar licks (both of which don’t let up until the song’s finale), and Billy McCarthy‘s brazen vocals pummeling right along as he recounts that desperately tragic moment of watching your loved one walk down the aisle with another man. Emotions are high on this track, but not the sappy, roll-your-eyes kind; rather, the unbridled energy that inspires decades of lovers to raise their voice and reclaim those they’ve lost. We Are Augustines are not the band to “hold their peace” – even their name is a proclamation – and by rights they shouldn’t. Their debut album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, dropped this Tuesday, a reason most would stand up and shout at the top of their lungs.
Grab the song below, and then do yourself a favor and buy tickets to see them live during the Barnstormer Tour. A recorded song holds only so much intensity, and, thankfully, “Chapel Song” only hints at what We Are Augustines brings to the stage.
For a rundown on the Daytrotter Barnstormer Tour, check out our intro post HERE.
For tickets, click on one of the links below:
- 8/26 – Runnymeade Farm Barn (North Hampton, NH)White Rabbits, Deer Tick, We Are Augustines, Guards, Doug Paisley
- 8/27 – Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)JBM, We Are Augustines, Guards, Doug Paisley, Christopher Paul Stelling, Des Ark, The Loom
- 8/28 – Old Lantern Barn (Charlotte, VT)White Rabbits, Deer Tick, We Are Augustines, Guards, Doug Paisley
- 8/29 – The Living Room (New York, NY)We Are Augustines, Princeton, Guards and Cerbral Ballzy
- 8/30 – Chaseland Barn (New Wilmington, PA)White Rabbits, Doug Paisley, Wildlife, Princeton, Hacienda, Christopher Paul Stelling
- 8/31 – Conrad Botzum Farmstead Barn (Akron, OH)White Rabbits, Doug Paisley, Wildlife, Princeton, Hacienda
- 9/1 – Lakeview Farms Barn (Dexter, MI)White Rabbits, Doug Paisley, Wildlife, Princeton, Hacienda
- 9/2 – Kalyx Center Barn (Monticello, IL)White Rabbits, Wildlife, Princeton, Hacienda and Hundred Visions
- 9/3 – Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)White Rabbits, Wildlife, Princeton, Hacienda, Madi Diaz, Keegan DeWitt, Hundred Visions, and Nona Marie & The Choir