January 13, 2012

Song of the Day: We are Augustines - Book of James (RYAN BORT, OCTOBER 25, 2010, KEXP)

McCarthy wrote "Book of James" about his brother's battles with drug addiction and subsequent suicide, and a recording caught the ear of producer Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene), who agreed to record the duo in Canada. While "Book of James" likely started out as a stark, stripped-down acoustic song, Newfeld included forceful, building percussion, some slide guitar, and communal clapping to add some inspiring instrumental gravity to go along with McCarthy's impassioned lyrics and vocals. Though it is a song that came from tragedy, "Book of James" is an uplifting tale of forgiveness and perseverance, and will serve as the capstone to Rise Ye Sunken Ships, the release of which we are all anticipating at KEXP.

To announce the new project, Eric and Billy performed a special session live on KEXP from the Cutting Room Studios last week, which you can listen to right now

BAEBLE CONCERTS: We Are Augustines at The Launch Pad at Spike Hill



Watch the full video at Baeblemusic.com
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