Our latest session features Brooklyn based We Are Augustines.
Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson formerly of the critically acclaimed Pela formed the group with drummer Rob Allen. Their debut album Rise Ye Sunken Ships was released in June. The collection chronicles the emotions and challenges faced by McCarthy over a year where he lost his mother as well as his brother James. In our interview, he tells the story of how his James’ struggle with schizophrenia led him deeper into the complicated web of the criminal justice system.
McCarthy also discusses working with Emmy Award winning director Matt Mills on their video for “Chapel Song”.
The band is playing several CMJ 2011 showcases this week before heading out to the U.K. to support Glasvegas on their tour.
Also out this week is the video for the band’s next single, “Book of James” which tells the story of McCarthy’s brother.